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Playing Trains

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until ...

Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper Murders

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Starring Neil Roberts (Holby, Family Affairs, Coronation Street, Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210), George Telfer as Dr Watson (Emmerdale) and Samuel Clemens (RSC), the son of the ...

St Nicholas open day

St Nicholas, Maison Dieu, Richmond in North Yorks

The gardens belonging to St Nicholas, the oldest dwelling in, Richmond, were planted from 1905 in a series of compartments and are today being sensitively resurrected in the spirit ...

Art Exhibition

Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Durham

A selection of framed fine art prints and original art by Durham based artist Linda Mumba will be on display in the cafe area throughout July. ...

Gateshead Volunteer's Drop in Days

Swalwell Visitor Centre, Gateshead

Are you looking for something interesting to do with like-minded people? Do you have an interest in wildlife or being outdoors? We would like to invite you to join our Gateshead volunteer team and help us to improve our nature reservesin Gateshead. Get involved with practical site maintenance, wardening, monitoring & surveying and more! Learn

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre, Hexham Road, Gateshead, NE16 3BN

Ushaw Moor Catholic Club, Ushaw Moor

Suzzanne Reece - Award winning vocalist Ushaw Moor Catholic Club - small friendly club all welcome

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: Ushaw Moor Catholic Club, Durham Road, Ushaw Moor, DH7 7LF

 The Princes Of Monte Carlo + Support @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton

Kitchen Sink Presents: KU UNDER THE COVERS This July & August will see some of the regions top anthem bands play Saturday's legendary club night Kitchen Sink live on the big stage followed by our legendary afterparty until 3am. The Princes of Monte Carlo The band are a cover band for all occasions, you name the genre they'll play it - Rock,

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 22:00

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS181DB

Temple Treasures: Art

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

17 works by eight local artists. Some will be displayed along the woodland path, meaning that visitors can discover each one as they’re revealed as the path winds beneath the green leafy canopy. Others will be displayed on the grassy terrace, sharing the prominence with the views of the nearby Rievaulx Abbey.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Rievaulx Terrace, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Paul Judson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Paul is ordained and, until he retired, was Communications Officer for the Diocese of Durham. His works are in both oil and watercolour and date from his sabbatical in 2007 which marked a turning point in his use of colour.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

York Antiques and Fine art Fair

The University of York, York

York will host its first major antiques and fine art fair at The University of York with exhibitors from across the UK. Fabulous high quality exhibits, competitions demonstrations and talks on art and antiques. www.roseantiquesfairs.co.uk

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: The University of York, Exhibition hall, York, YO105DD

York Antiques and Fine art Fair

Exhibition Halll, University of York, York

York Antiques and Fine Art fair at York University. 40 of the UK's top Fine art and antiques dealers will be exhibiting their fantastic items at York University over the weekend. Competitions like spot the fake, talks and demonstrations on antiques. www.roseantiquesfairs.co.uk

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Exhibition Halll, University of York, University of York, York, YO105DD

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Newhouse Club & Institute, Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

CIU Club & Institute, Darlington

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: CIU Club & Institute, 85 High Northgate , Darlington, DL11UJ

U2  2 at The Studio Hartlepool

The Studio , Hartlepool

U2 2 are the world's longest running and premier U2 show. Formed as a look-a-like / sound-a-like band, they have toured for 23 years, spanning three continents. Known for their sounds and stage presence, U2 2 are the real-deal with past clients such as BBC1, ITV1, RTE, Air1TV, Blackberry, Pernod-Ricard, Mencap and 2012 Olympics. This will be

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: The Studio , Tower Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7HQ

Northallerton Music Centre Summer Concerts

The Forum, Northallerton

Northallerton Music Centre are extremely proud to hold their end of term summer concert for 2015 at the Forum. Come along and enjoy some of the areas most talented students performing in this fabulous concert.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00, 19:00-21:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Concepts & Visions

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

An exhibition of paintings, prints and ceramics by members of Leeds Fine Artists. Established in 1874 Leeds Fine Artists (LFA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious regional arts organisations in Yorkshire and the North of England. Presently there are over fifty exhibiting members who work in a wide variety of mediums in two and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Art Exhibition

Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Durham

A selection of framed fine art prints and original art by Durham based artist Linda Mumba will be on display in the cafe area throughout July.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Hollingside Lane , Durham, DH1 3TN

Sage, Gateshead

Tyne Theatre Youth Choir will join Felling Male Voice Choir and the renowned, mixed voices, Janacek Choir from The Czech Republic in a concert coloured with a wide repertoire of modern, classical, traditional and folk themes in support of the Children’s Heart Fund, CHUF, at the Freeman Hospital. And also showcasing two outstanding young pianists

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Sage, Gateshead

Calling all wayfarers and troubadours to Hall Two of Sage Gateshead for a fun filled concert about travel and transport, helicopters and space hoppers, genuine journeys and imagined excursions. Are we nearly there yet? is suitable for children aged 7 and under, their families and anyone who enjoys an adventure. We will need your help with

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 14:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Washington Old Hall, Washington

Free event Enjoy presentations about liberty from local schools and live music from City Swing. Meet one of Rodgers' Rangers and find out more about the backwoods skills used by the soldier who fought in the American revolutionary war.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:00

Location: Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, NE387LE

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Gwynneth's an expert when it comes to the wildflowers on our estate - and now's your chance to gather snippets of knowledge for yourself as she guides you through playful purple orchids to delicate geums and beautiful bellflowers.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Town Hall, South Shields

celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with a colourful parade through the streets of South Shields

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Town Hall, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Toy and Train Collectors Fair

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

Seek out you childhood treasures at Locomotion’s biggest toyfair, organised by North East and Die Cast Club. There will be a wide variety of displays and trade stands with collectable toys including model railways, die cast vehicles, aeroplanes and much more. Several local model clubs attend the fair displaying layouts of various gauges,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield

make your own den and camp fires as a family

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30, 13:30-15:00

Location: Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

learn the techniques of painting in acrylics. Booking essential

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin, Barnard Castle, DL120XF

Scar Top, Barnard Castle

part of the Richard III celebrations, music and re-enactments

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Scar Top, Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PR

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

fairground rides, balloon artist, football freestyler and magician, plus take a tour of the Stadium of Light

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR51SU

The Royal Photographic Society - Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015

Arts Centre, Washington

The Royal Photographic Society has a rich and diverse heritage. It was founded in 1853, to promote the art and science of photography, and is still a leading voice in the world of photography today. It is an educational charity with a worldwide membership of over 11,000, and membership is open to anyone with an interest in photography. The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Animals from the Dales: Drawings by Stacey Moore

Chapel Gallery, Hawes

Emerging animal artist Stacey Moore showcases her solo 2015 exhibition in her hometown, Hawes at the Chapel Gallery. Stacey Moore Art is a small independent creative business based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Hawes. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2014, Stacey has just released her exciting new country inspired gift

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chapel Gallery, Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL8 3NP

Great Lumley Festival

Great Lumley - Community Centre, Parish fields, Methodist Church, Great Lumley

Annual community festival of sports, leisure, entertainment & inflatables. A full programme of events over two days with an extensive marketplace of local stallholders. Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Great Lumley - Community Centre, Parish fields, Methodist Church, Front Street, Great Lumley, DH3 4JD

ARC Film Making

ARC,Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

Develop and hone your filmmaking skills with this informal group led session! Explore sound production, script writing, and film lighting and by bringing bags of imagination to share your skills, learn new techniques and create films for screening. Through a combination of workshops, peer-led discussions, Q&A sessions, and practical

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:30-13:30

Location: ARC,Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Sentimental Landscapes

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

479,001,600 Journeys A private collection of rare 19th century 'Endless Landscapes' (Myriorama) is on display for the first time, alongside a newly commissioned interpretation by Guardian cartoonist Tom Gauld. Myriorama, or 'Many Thousand Views' consist of numerous cards depicting fragments or segments of landscapes that can be arranged in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

Location: Shandy Hall Gallery, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Milbourne Arms, Valley Road, Whitley Bay, NE250LL

Gladstone

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Gladstone are a highly sought after band who bring to every engagement a fresh, vivid and dynamic performance. They offer immense musical diversity with the aim of keeping everybody entertained, selecting material from Roy Orbison to the Kaiser Chiefs. They aren’t just good to dance but they’re great to listen to with their expert musicianship

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Marsden Inn, Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Dog In A Box

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

With a well balanced, yet diverse set list from artists spanning from AC/DC, through Lady Gaga to The Zutons, Dog in a Box are quickly becoming one of the North East's must see cover bands. Conor Ciancy - Guitar Kris Green - Bass/Vocals Paul Evans - Keyboards/Vocals

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

UK Rock Legends

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

The UK Rock Legends are a 4 piece rock covers band performing the hit songs from the legendary bands and musicians that they have each worked with during their musical careers. Their show includes songs from The Animals, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Cream, Deep Purple, Free, Bad Company, Joe Cocker... and many more.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

A 5 piece North East band playing. classic rock covers from the 70's to present.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around St John's Chapel, Daddry Shield and Westgate

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Collections Project - Preview

Darlington Town Hall, Darlington

Saturday 4th July 12 – 1.30pm Darlington Town Hall Feethams DL1 5QT Artist Sara Cooper has worked with Head of Steam Railway Museum, students from Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College, and Reid Street Primary School. This exhibition of work will showcase participant’s work made during the sessions with Sara. Photographs of artists and their

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Carpe Diem, exhibition by Olwen Williams

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

The selling exhibition ‘Carpe Diem’ will incorporate two contrasting sides to her work; the first part of the show focuses on her fascination with dancers and their ability to express thoughts, words, and emotions through movement. The second part of the show focuses on the Dales landscape; having moved to Teesdale just over a year ago,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Tennants, Leyburn, DL85SG

Social Club, Lanchester

Irish vocal entertainer

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Poppies in the Park

Rowntree Park, York

Sally Stone (Hippystitch) & Deborah New, with the help of the local community, have made a giant red and white yarnstormed poppy installation for Rowntree Park, York to commemorate the First World War and to hope for peace. One thousand knitted, stitched, felted & crocheted poppies make up the artwork. Why have they done this? Rowntree Park

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York, YO23 1JQ

Summer fete

Aycliffe care home , Newton Aycliffe

Aycliffe care home are holding their annual summer fete Saturday 4th July 1.30pm-4.30pm with stalls, tombola, raffle, face painting, bouncy castle, food & drinks, dog agility & fly ball, veterans at ease stand, sponge the staff, hook the duck... & more. Free entry & ALL WELCOME!

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:30-16:30

Location: Aycliffe care home , Burnhope , Newton Aycliffe, DL55HJ

The Sun and the Stars - Micklegate Singers

Chapel of York St John University, York

The Micklegate Singers present music inspired by nature and the heavens: Gregorio Allegri, best known for his Miserere, based his five-part Mass on Luca Marenzio's cheerful madrigal 'Che fa oggi il mio sole?'. Mendelssohn and Schumann offer rich choral settings of romantic verse whilst Ešenvalds and Gjeilo are rising 21st century stars whose

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Chapel of York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 12:00

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thesps embark on a thrilling adventure to Neverland, with hilariously disastrous results. Following their smash hit success with The Play That Goes Wrong, which

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Salvaje Mexica: Humberto Valdez

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Humberto Valdez specializes in large format prints, mainly linocuts, woodcuts and etchings. His work is focused on using gestural mark making to reflect on memory, what is, and the desire for what was. His prints are a complex collage of historical references that have a constant relationship to social and political events. Humberto is the founder

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12NP

Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It

ARC, Stockton

Starlight Academy is proud to present their annual show Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It. A jam packed dance show full of entertainment for all the family, performed by pupils from the Starlight Academy aged from just two years old to adults. Lots of dance styles will be performed plus singing, acrobatics and musical theatre pieces. Come

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00, 17:30

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years. Based on a true story in Alan Bennett's life.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

Tyne Theatre & opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The evening show will start at 6.30pm and will be Arts in Harmony Presents A Night at the Movicals Local young talent taking you on a singing and dancing journey through popular movies and musicals with guest act Xfactors Geoff Mull.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Tyne Theatre & opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

NE Dance Live – From Arts in Harmony

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

NE DANCE LIVE Showcasing the talent of children from local dance schools & groups with special guests Got to Dance 2011 winners Chris & Wes.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 12:30, 12:30

Location: Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Cricket Club, Redcar

stalls include cakes, tombola, bric a brac, teddy tombola and books

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Cricket Club, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1QH

Visit the vibrant local Shambles Market in the heart of the historic city of York

Shambles Market, York

At the market you will find locally sourced, award-winning produce, sustainable fresh fish and uniquie Yorkshire crafts and gifts, 7 days a week 9am-5pm The market has a fantastic Food kiosk serving hot, fresh tasty food, where there is an outdoor seating area with tables, chairs and WIFI, perfect for meeting friends and family

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Shambles Market, Silver Street, York, YO1 8RY

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

Mighty Wuritzer with the Perlee Continental Street organ, stalls include plants, cakes, tombola, teas and tours

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:30

Location: New Victoria Centre, nr Crook, Howden-le-Wear, DL158EZ

Greenhouse Car Boot Fair

The Greenhouse, Stanley

Calling all car boot enthusiasts! Date: Saturday 4th July Time: 10am to 1.30pm Sellers need to be on site from 9:00 - 9:40am Cars: £7 Cars and Trailers: £10 Groundwork North East & Cumbria is holding their next car boot of the season at the prestigious eco venue The Greenhouse at Annfield Plain DH9 7XN on Saturday 4th July. Previous

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:00-13:00

Location: The Greenhouse, Amos Drive, Greencroft Industrial Park, Stanley, DH9 7XN

Groundwork Car Boot Fair

The Greenhouse, Stanley

Calling all car boot enthusiasts! Date: Saturday 4th July Time: 10am to 1.30pm Sellers need to be on site from 9:00 - 9:40am Cars: £7 Cars and Trailers: £10 Groundwork North East & Cumbria is holding their next car boot of the season at the prestigious eco venue The Greenhouse at Annfield Plain DH9 7XN on Saturday 4th July. Previous

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Greenhouse, Amos Drive, Greencroft Industrial Park, Stanley, DH9 7XN

Beautiful Banyan Tree

Oriental Museum, Durham

Tie a ribbon on our lovely Banyan Tree and do some fantastic tree and leaf crafts. All activities are drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Fundraiser for St Johns Hall and church funds

St. John's church , Meadowfield

craft stalls, refreshments, bouncy castle, facepainting, glitter tatoos, tombola, raffle, ice cream van. Bric a brac

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: St. John's church , John street , Meadowfield, Dh78rg

The Old School House ( TOSH), Leyburn

The exhibition and sale of members pictures

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Old School House ( TOSH), Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Darlington Library, Centre for Local Studies, Darlington

A display by North East Railway Association.In the past a day trip to the coast by train was a popular outing for many Darlington people. During the summer months day trippers flocked to seaside resorts such as Redcar, Saltburn, Whitby, and Scarborough. But by 1965 the coastal line to Scarborough had gone. Visitors to Darlington Library’s Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Library, Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

Joe Longthorne

Forum Theatre, Billingham

This talented artist began his career over three decades ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough Northern club circuit. His big break came in 1981 when he was a finalist on London Weekend Television's Search for a Star - this lead to appearances at the London Palladium with Bob Hope and The Talk of the Town.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Barbican, York

Come and experience gymnastics as you’ve never seen it before. GymFusion is the British Gymnastics Festivals Programme that allows the sport of gymnastics to dazzle, sparkle and wow an audience.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 12:00, 16:00

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Art from Oz

Bede's World, Jarrow

Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists, are exhibiting prints created by four different artists, each themed around the indigenous Aboriginal concept of ‘Country,’ as part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme. And, alongside their work, which is on loan from the British Museum, will be art on the same theme produced by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries

mima, Middlesbrough

Art from Elsewhere brings together works that depict different realities of profound global change. This Hayward Touring exhibition, supported by the Art Fund and curated by internationally renowned curator David Elliott, recognises the vital importance of continuing to enrich collections of contemporary art throughout the country. Art from

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes

mima, Middlesbrough

This exhibition presents work by three Mexican artists; Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera and Pedro Reyes. Co-curated in conjunction with Kiki Mazzucchelli, this exhibition forms part of ¡VAMOS! 2015. Addressing concepts of health, wellbeing, society, communities and political landscapes, these artists are interested in social and political reform,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Start Fencing - Jarrow

Monkton Stadium, Jarrow

Want to try a fun way to be fitter? With friends or family? Fencing is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, core-stability, speed and MENAL AGILITY, without even knowing it! We have beginner’s courses aimed at 11+ years but fencing is suitable for ages 6 and beyond! All specialist fencing equipment is included

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:45

Location: Monkton Stadium, Dean Terrace, Jarrow, Ne32 5NJ

Artatomy

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Artatomy is an exhibition of anatomy inspired artworks created by medical and biomedical science students. This project is hosted by Newcastle Medical School in collaboration with Dr Iain Keenan, visual artist Rachael Allen, and four medical students. Funded by Newcastle Institute of Creative Arts Practice Award 2014. Artwork pictured was created

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14 EP

Morning Campers: The British Holiday Camp

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Nostalgic exhibition exploring the histories of the British Holiday Camps. Normal entrance fee. Please call 01325 405060 or email: headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk for further information.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Station Road, Darlington, DL36ST

Wine Tasting Experience

Potto Village Hall, Potto

Dominique Stéphany will introduce a variety of wines from his native France for a fun evening of Wine Tasting for Enjoyment. Bar and Raffle. Contact: Phil 01642 700609 or Pam 01642 700678

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Potto Village Hall, 14 Cooper Lane, Potto, DL6 3HQ

Darlington Comedy Festival: Funz And Gamez Tooz

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Darlington Comedy Festival at The Forum on July 4th 2015: Funz And Gamez: Tooz Phil Ellis returns with a brand new hour of family fun and a new, much better girlfriend. He's joined by all the gang: Bonzo the Dog, Jim the Elf and Uncle Rick. Winning the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Panel Prize in 2014, FAGZ was the undisputed

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30-16:00

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

In Fog and Falling Snow

National Railway Museum, York

The untold story of York's railway king - George Hudson - told by a cast of over 200. This extraordinary theatrical event will take you on a journey through the National Railway Museum after hours. Mid 1840s. York. The British nation sets a course to dominate the world, driven by the sweat of the people and the power of steam. Dragon-like, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

All Saints and Salutation Church, Darlington

Popular Folk Group returning to All Saints and Salutation to entertain you

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: All Saints and Salutation Church, Ravensdale Road, Darlington, DL3 8EA

The Green, Hurworth

Join the 1st Hurworth Scouts, Cubs & Beavers for our annual Strawberry Fair on Hurworth Green. There will be lots to do for all the family: fun & games, entertainment, plants, teas and lots of Strawberry treats!

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: The Green, The Green, Hurworth, DL2 2HA

Trinity: Passion, Visions, Hope. A lifetime of works

Major Tom's Social, Harrogate

Tribo brings his work to Harrogate 4st June – 7th July 2015 Major Tom’s Social, Harrogate, is hosting Tribo L'arte showcase of a wide range of work from Carlo Alberto Civolani an Italian visual artist living and working in Leeds. This exhibition consists of paintings, illustrations and photographs. Paintings collection called ‘Being

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Major Tom's Social, The Ginnel, Harrogate, HG1 2RB

Seaside Shields exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

THE heyday of the great British seaside holiday is being celebrated, donkey rides, sandcastle competitions and Punch and Judy shows were just some of the summertime treats enjoyed by the holidaymakers of yesteryear. Now South Shields Museum is turning back the clock to give older visitors a trip down memory lane and younger ones a glimpse of days

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

Nissan: 30 Years On

Oriental Museum, Durham

The North East of England has a longstanding relationship with Japan, dating back to the export of North East technology in the late 19th century, through to the building of Japanese warships on Tyneside in 1905. In 1984, against a backdrop of the miners' strike and a Conservative government lead by Margaret Thatcher, Nissan Motors signed an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Footprint Modulation

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition of art and interventions across five venues in Durham, connecting with climate change, global justice and human displacement. Organised by Metaceptive Projects, this exhibition interweaves with a major international conference on climate migration at Durham University. The Oriental Museum will host work by UK-based artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Climate Refugees

Art Gallery, Durham

The exhibition focuses on the growing impact that climate change will have on humans by forcing people to abandon their homes and migrate. Artworks have been carefully selected to underline the theme of climate change and migration, including a piece by renowned award-winning Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam who is exhibiting for the first

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH15TU

Hilarity Bites presents... Carl Hutchinson & Kevin Precious

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on July 4th 2015: Carl Hutchinson - “Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making” - ★★★★ - Three Weeks Kevin Precious - “If he were any more laid back he'd fall over - we fell over laughing” -

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

stalls, tours, games and teas also fantastic music with The Mighty Wurlitzer and guest "PERLEE STREET ORGAN". Admission free

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:30

Location: New Victoria Centre, nr Crook, Howden-le-Wear, DL158EZ

The Merry Wives of Windsor

South Park, Darlington

Open air theatre. Shakespeare's comedy performed in front of South Park's Bandstand.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: South Park, South Park Bandstand, Darlington, DL1 5TG

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

The sounds of Muker Silver Band has been resonating in the Yorkshire Dales for well over a hundred years and even though the group now has a world-wide following - with recent tours in Holland, Luxemburg, Germany, Ireland and Wales - it remains firmly at the heart of the local community. While some members travel from Richmond and Wensleydale,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Summer Fair

Ryton Towers , Ryton

We are hosting a summer fair for all to attend. There will be plenty going on for all the family, including: Face painter, mobile softplay, bar, bouncy castle, Irish dancers, candy cart, selling stalls, beautician, cake stall, doughnuts, food and drinks

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Ryton Towers , Whitewell Lane , Ryton, NE40 3PG

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Daphne Weerasinghe and Collin Grham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Darlington Building Society, Tubwell Road, Darlington, DL1 1NF

QEHS: Journeys

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Journeys is set to be the most ambitious exhibition of student artwork from QEHS. Set over two floors, it will bring an exciting combination of contemporary art, moving image and photography together, showcasing student creativity in 2015. Much of the work selected deals with notions of a journey using innovative interpretations of the theme. This

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Top Hat

Empire, Sunderland

Winner of three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular West End production is now touring the UK, wowing audiences and sweeping the board with 5 star reviews. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Church Square, Hartlepool

feature artists from around the world who will be selling and signing their works. There will also be an exhibition of the collected works of the featured artists at the Hartlepool Art Gallery which will be on display throughout the month. Along with the market and exhibition, there will also be a number of talks and workshops from the featured

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Church Square, Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With sixteen separate categories including a special category for Wildlife in HD Video, the Awards beautifully reveal the splendour of Britain’s wildlife. There are also

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

The Ghost Train

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Starring Jeffrey Holland, Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sophie Powles, David Janson and Judy Buxton. Don’t miss Arnold Ridley’s classic comedy thriller about a group of travellers – including a newlywed couple, an estranged couple, a self-indulgent young dandy and an elderly spinster with a parrot – are stranded in the waiting room of an

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Korean Comfort Women

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Chris Steele-Perkins wants you to look at the eyes of the ‘comfort women’ he photographed. Certainly it is difficult to ignore the gaze of those, who as children or young women, were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II. Their individual stories testify to the horror of the Japanese military’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

If Music be the food of love

St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth

Opera Nova presents an evening of music inspired by the Bard -William Shakespeare. Selections from operas, musicals and songs based on the plays and sonnets of the Bard including Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights' Dream and musicals such as West Side Story, Kiss me Kate and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Truly something for

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, Durham, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

Independence Day

Palace Green Library, Durham

America based some of its constitution on Magna Carta. Come and find out more and make your own symbol of liberty. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Scarecrow Festival

around Appleton Wiske, Appleton Wiske

A village full of Scarecrows provides a family treat and with stalls, a quilt exhibition, raffle and a tombola prizes. There is something for everyone. Refreshments and homemade cakes and scones are available in the village hall. Raffle prizes include a handmade quilt. Entrance £1 per adult includes a scarecrow map; Treasure Hunt £1 per

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: around Appleton Wiske, Appleton Wiske, Appleton Wiske, DL6 1NF

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition offers the chance to meet some of Gateshead’s everyday heroes and to share in their inspiring, unusual and remarkable stories. Artists Kate Fox and Tommy Anderson have been artists in residence in Gateshead over the last year, meeting residents and collecting the stories of their lives, ordinary Gateshead people who are

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

The Map that Changed the World

Yorkshire Museum, York

The map that changed the world is going on show at the Yorkshire Museum to mark 200 years since its creation. The map by William Smith, which is 1.8m by 2.6m in size, literally changed the way we thought about what was beneath our feet. The map went on to inspire scientists work out a more accurate age of the planet and underpinned many

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

'Turner', a solo exhibition by Cornelia Baltes. The London and Berlin based artist will present a series of new paintings and site-specific murals around Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre. Taking the spectator on a journey throughout the building towards the gallery on the top floor, the exhibition extends Baltes' often witty and deceptively

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Plot Bunny

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

the artist's first institutional show in the UK. The Spanish born, London based artist will be creating a series of site-specific sculptures that will act as a catalyst for newly commissioned texts over the duration of the exhibition. By inviting figures from a variety of disciplines including art, architecture, theatre and TV the artist will give

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Albert Adams, paintings and etchings

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When Albert Adams won a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in London in the 1950s, the twenty year old student brought with him a life-time of imagery based on his experience of growing up in South Africa under apartheid. Born in Johannesburg in 1930 to an Indian father who left his Cape-coloured mother shortly after he was born, Adams

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Birth of the Blues

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The Birth of the Blues is a community collaboration with Durham Amateur Football Trust. It tells the story of Bishop Auckland Football Club from its inception in the 1880s, to the amateur game’s glory days in the 1950s and beyond. Visitors will be able to marvel at the FA Amateur Cup on loan from the National Football Museum in Manchester;

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Come and help us celebrate our brilliant new play area - although you may have already tried it out

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Killhope Lead Mining Museum , A689, Cowshill, DL131AR

Castle Museum, York

An exhibition of contemporary textiles Inspired by the First World War is part of an ongoing project which was started in 2012 by the 1914-1918 Commemorative Quilts Group. The work represents personal and individual responses to the First World War, often inspired by family memories or objects.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Family Textiles Workshops

The NeSt , Barnard Castle

Come along and spend some quality time with you little ones. Dyane will teach traditional and new textile over the 10 weeks.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

Location: The NeSt , 25 Newgate Street, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NG

In a Spin

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In a Spin is a brand new show in Life’s Science Theatre that explores the weird physics of things that spin! This interactive 20 minute show runs at various times throughout the day - watch out for spinning buckets and bike wheels behaving oddly... This show runs from 16 June - 20 Sept 2015. Opening times - Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: 11am

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

Come along to our fantastic falconry centre and get up close and personal with some amazing birds of prey, see Ted the Turkmenian Eagle Owl wow the crowds with her 2m wingspan, meet Podge the tiny scops owl or be amazed by our falcons as they whizz over your heads.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

Dance & Movement Class

Ravensworth Primary School, Ravensworth

Dance & Movement for children each Saturday during term-time. 12.30 - 1.15pm.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:15

Location: Ravensworth Primary School, Ravensworth, Ravensworth, DL11 7ET

Game On 2.0

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive collection of computer games from the past 60 years. Explore the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming entertainment and technology through more than 100 playable games. Your gaming journey takes you through the decades up to contemporary favourites, including Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches. Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action! For

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Joe Cornish Permanent Exhibition

The Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

A permanent exhibition of the work of world renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. Joe lives and works on the edge of the North York Moors, a setting which serves as a great inspiration to him. He has also continued to photograph extensively around the British Isles and overseas however and a selection of his images are always on display in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: The Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Davenport Hotel, Middleton St. George

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Davenport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton St. George, DL21AS

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition of paintings and etchings, on loan from the Artist’s Estate, includes some of his most startling and moving images. From Saturday, May 30 (until July 10)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club, Hartlepool

With climbing tower, kids rides, pony rides, craft stalls, tag rugby, Amy Richardson Dance School, Hawks Cheerleaders, plus much more.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club, West View Road, Hartlepool, TS24 0BP

Charting Chipeling: 1,001 Finds – The Archaeology of the Kiplin Hall Estate

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition focuses on the1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones! The project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, who was assisted by specialists in archaeology, historic building research and laser scanning. 140 local people volunteered to help with the project, as well as

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: Kiplin Hall, nr Scorton, Richmond in North Yorks, DL106AT

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition will explore over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Discover what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Amazing archaeological finds, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Sarah Pickstone: The Rehearsal

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and artifice as a metaphor for painting and plays with the feminine image of ballet. Opening Times: Tues – Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 2.00pm to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Newcastle Vegan Festival

The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

We're delighted to be bringing the Second Vegan Festival to be held in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4th July 2015, the festival will attract thousands of people from all across the UK! After the amazing success in summer 2014 we now announce Newcastle Vegan Festival. There is no better way to market, promote and develop your vegan business this

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5XU

Playing Trains

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the sounds they make or the new places they can take you? Maybe it's the stories trains appear in, or all the different types, shapes and colours? Or

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Arcadia

Masham Gallery, Masham

22nd May - 5th July Printmakers from across the country who share a lyrical response to landscape. A real treat to have work from: Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, Ann Burnham and Rebecca Searle.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, HG4 4EB

Stockton Community Wellness Project

Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Stockton

Dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities every Thursday all £2.50 pp - kids go free 12-1pm Family Dancercise 1-2pm Workout Wonders 3-4pm Fit Steps 4-5pm Commercial Dance 5-6pm Zumba 6-7pm Retro mix For more info visit www.nouveaufitness.co.uk www.arconline.co.uk

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Dovecott Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Charity Music Night feat. The Ghost Pilots

The White Swan, Gilling West

Our regular monthly charity live music event on the first Saturday of every month. For March we have THE GHOST PILOTS, a great new, up and coming band from the area, and its their first night with us. Fantastic night of music and fun, and all for charity. Everyone welcome. Free to get in.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The White Swan, High Street, Gilling West, DL10 5JQ

Open Gardens in support of St Cuthbert's Hospice

St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham

Open Gardens 2015 Summer Our Open Gardens programme sees supporters open their gardens to the public to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice. The 2014 campaign proved successful with over £1,900 being raised for St Cuthbert's Hospice. Open Your Garden in 2015 We are once again looking for people who would be willing to put on an

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Hospice, Park House Road, Durham, DH1 3QF

Pilgrimage: pathways to enlightenment

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, showcasing artefacts related to pilgrimages from the heartlands and furthest reaches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. The exhibition will be based around key pilgrimages from each religion and will focus on themes of pilgrimage travel (a key component of any

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

This exhibition, taking place at Durham University’s Palace Green Library – next to the Cathedral on the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of Durham City – will form a significant part of the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in the northern region. Through a loan from the Cathedral, the University will be showing

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

60s 70s 80s Karaoke Disco

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Disco / Karaoke Over "5s Night

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:30-23:30

Location: Aclet Pub, brooklands, Bishop Auckland, Dl14 6pw

Meet the Mallorys

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the story behind the picture. (until Nov 1)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink and Make Merry! is all about these celebrations. It’s the culmination of a partnership project with Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A),

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB

The Turf, Consett

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: The Turf, Consett, Consett, DH85AB

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The only surviving 1216 copy of the great charter will be on display at Durham University’s Palace Green Library in this commemorative exhibition. Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt will take an original 1216 issue of the charter, on loan from Durham Cathedral, as a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

STOCKTON CHIC VINTIQUE FAIR (July & Oct)

High Street, Stockton

45+stands with live entertainment and vintage tea room held in a purpose built heated and lit marquee in the heart of Stockton on the High Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LP 10.00am -3.30pm Gifts, vintage, collectables, fashion, glass, china, retro goodies, arts and crafts, jewellery for all tastes, edible goodies and more. FREE ADMISSION For

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: High Street, High Street, Stockton, TS18 1LP

Little Artists

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Creative drop-in class for under 10s Take part in fun and creative activities inspired by our exhibitions.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Royals: then and now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by John Wonnacott and Andy Warhol. The display continues Beningbrough's celebration of 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

Newbiggin House, Blanchland

5-acre landscaped garden at 1000 ft,started in 1996 and maturing beautifully. Enjoy old-fashioned herbaceous borders, peonies, shrubs, roses, bog and wild gardens including a wild rose walk. Magnificent collection of unusual trees and shrubs. The garden is still being developed and there are new plants and features to enjoy. Partial wheelchair

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: Newbiggin House, Blanchland, Blanchland, DH8 9UD

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with woolly flora and fauna, garden gnomes and small creatures. An exhibition guaranteed to put a smile on your face! (until Sept 5)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun sessions for all 1st lesson free

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event.

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH



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