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Ready Steady Go ! - A Night Of Classic Sixties Mod & Soul Sounds

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

3 Dj's spinning classic 60's mod Sounds Including 60's Club Soul & R'n'B from STAX. Altlantic, Mojo & Chess Records, along with 60's Brit Pop incl, The Who, The Kinks, The Small ...

Dietrich Letters - A Tribute to Marlene Dietrich

The Empire, Consett

Marlene Dietrich, the German born actress and singer, has long been an icon of all that is sultry, talented and glamorous. Her life and film appearances are legendary, from ...

Clay Journeys – Loretta Braganza

Bede's World, Jarrow

Water plays a central role in Braganza’s new work and is partly inspired the riverine and maritime cultures of Jarrow and Hull. Clay Journeys explores the interactions ...

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 ...

Adrenaline Weekend - Rally Challenge

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

This year, for our Adrenalin weekend, we’ve added a ‘rally challenge’ to the available activities on Sunday, so if you’re feeling brave enough you can enjoy this awesome adrenaline rush! Feel

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

a.n.g.e.l.o. vintage fashion

Mcarthur Glen York Designer Outlet, York

UK Vintage Fashion Festival 22 May - 7 June A.N.G.E.L.O. The vintage festival will grace York Designer Outlet following a tour of McArthurGlen’s Italian centres last summer. The exposition will

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mcarthur Glen York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, York, YO19 4TA

Brandon Cricket Club, Brandon

Cricket Club Open Day (Banks Salver Premier League Cricket - Brandon v Willington) Funfair and Fireworks

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:00-22:00

Location: Brandon Cricket Club, Brandon Lane, Brandon, DH7 8PG

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

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Langdon Beck Beer Festival

Langdon Beck Hotel, Langdon Beck

15+ Real Ales and Cider. 10th Beer Festival in one of the most beautiful and isolated parts of the county. 23rd-25th May. Open All Day. Free Entry. Food Served 12-4pm & 6-8.30pm (9pm Sat).

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Langdon Beck Hotel, Forest-in-Teesdale, Langdon Beck, DL12 0XP

Adrenaline Weekend - Bungee Challenge

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

One rope, 160 feet high, accelerating at over 9.8 metres per second… this can only mean one thing – bungee jumping is back as part of our brand new adrenaline weekend for 2015. Take The Ultimate

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:30

Location: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

Adrenaline Weekend - Bungee Challenge

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

One rope, 160 feet high, accelerating at over 9.8 metres per second… this can only mean one thing – bungee jumping is back as part of our brand new adrenaline weekend for 2015. Take The Ultimate

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:30

Location: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

Tockets Mill, Guisborough

Locally grown wheat will be milled at this, the last working watermill in Cleveland using traditional millstones. All the machinery of 1870 is still in place with an 18ft. diameter waterwheel driving it all. Plenty of models (including hand mills) for children to interact with. Samples of fresh baking will be on hand along with hints on suitable

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Tockets Mill, A174 (SKELTON RD). 1 mile east of Guisborough, Guisborough, TS146QA

ASE Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: ASE Club, 195-199 Northgate, Darlington, DL11UB

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

Constitutional Club, Billingham

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Constitutional Club, 31 Wolviston Rd, Billingham, TS232RU

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Eston Labour Club, Fabion Road, Middlesbrough, TS69RH

Fairfield Sports & SC, Stockton

live music

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

Location: Fairfield Sports & SC, 10 Elm Tree Avenue, Stockton, TS190UA

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

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

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

Navy Club, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: Navy Club, Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL57PW

British Legion Club, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: British Legion Club, MacMillan Rd, Newton Aycliffe, DL54LG

Comrades Club, Richmond in North Yorks

live music

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

Location: Comrades Club, 14 Newbiggin, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DT

Old School House Arts Centre, Leyburn

Dales and Seas, etchings, lino-cuts, collages and driftwood sculptures. Part of the Swaledale Festival

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

Location: Old School House Arts Centre, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Students from Richmond and Wensleydale Schools embarked on a Mondrian inspired project. This exhibition - part of The Swaledale Festival - showcases their work.

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

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Northern Chords Festival: 100 Faces

Sage, Gateshead

100 people from the wide and varied community of Gateshead will give the regional premiere of Ligeti’s event piece for 100 metronomes. The concert opens with one of Beethoven’s chamber music

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:00

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

Amy Harman

Sage, Gateshead

Appointed principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2011, and a member of Ensemble 360, Amy Harman presents a programme including original music written for bassoon by Boismortier, Dutilleux and

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

around Reeth Richmond etc, Richmond in North Yorks

THE two-week long Swaledale Festival is an annual celebration of music and arts, which kicks off on May 23. Venues are mostly churches, chapels, village halls and heritage sites like Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal and Gayle Mill near Hawes. All are within in the alluring landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales – Swaledale,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: around Reeth Richmond etc, Reeth, Richmond in North Yorks, DL11 6TB

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The medieval world was a smelly place so the monks used lavender bags to mask peculiar pongs! Head to Swanley Grange to make your own and banish those whiffy smells for good.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

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

coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton

Three walks finishing at Castleton

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton, Stockton, TS9 7EN

Meccano magic

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

A celebration of the traditional toy for little builders! With displays old and new, come and marvel at the magic of all things Meccano! Meccano was invented by Frank Hornby in the early 20th

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

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

Flower Power plant and gift fair

Raby Castle, Staindrop

The fair will take place in the grounds of Raby Castle and will feature many RHS and other show award winning nurseries. There'll be, on offer, a wide selection of quality plants at realistic

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Raby Castle, Park and Gardens, Staindrop, DL23AH

Hambleton Ramblers

Market Cross, Northallerton

Eight and a half miles around Nether Silton and Thimbleby. For more information visit

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Kathryn Tickell and The Side

St Andrew's Church, Grinton

Kathryn Tickell - Northumbrian pipes, fiddle; Ruth Wall - harp; Amy Thatcher - accordion, clog dancing; Louisa Tuck - cello Evocative airs, lively jigs and reels, Amy's clog dance, Kathryn’s

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

Location: St Andrew's Church, Grinton, Grinton, DL8 3SR

Patricia Hammond and her Ragtime Parlour Band

Methodist Church, Gunnerside

Patricia Hammond - vocals, percussion; Simon Marsh - clarinet, baritone saxophone and flute; Kit Massey - violin; Matt Redman - piano, guitar, banjo and harmony vocals Canadian mezzo soprano

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:00

Location: Methodist Church, Gunnerside, Gunnerside, DL11 6LE

College Playing Fields, Darlington

One to five miles around Greta Valley

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: College Playing Fields, Abbey Road, Darlington, DL38LR

Barnard Avenue, Stockton

Visit three, small urban gardens. No 10 is a mature secluded garden with several seating areas. Recently landscaped. No 22 is a quiet relaxing surburban garden divided into three areas. No 27 has a wisteria covered pergola, wild flower area and much more. Homemade tead available.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Barnard Avenue, Stockton, Stockton, TS19 7AB

Riverside Live Mod and Ska festival

Riverside Chester le Street, Chester-le-Street

Whole day of Mod and Ska music. Top bands include 'From The Jam', The Lambrettas' 'The Selecter' 'Secret

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 12:00-22:00

Location: Riverside Chester le Street, Riverside park, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QR

October Sun

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Playing acoustic arrangements of well know tunes... Elena Joy Miller Vocals - Jimi Savage Guitar / Vocals

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

Location: Vigilant Inn, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE346AE

Moon Jar Masterclass

Oriental Museum, Durham

Moon Jars have become a symbol of Korean art. The large white orbs reflect the moon in the sky and are a difficult art-form to master. This class will explain the history of the moon jars and guide

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

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

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Cleveland Ramblers

Newgate Bank, Middlesbrough

Six to eight

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Newgate Bank, Newgate Bank, Middlesbrough, TS17 0BY

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

St Mary's Magdalene, Durham

from 1890-2015, from local people in the community. A photograph will accompany each dress, showing the bride in the actual dress. Admission free, refreshments available. Also on Sunday/Monday

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

Location: St Mary's Magdalene, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QR

Darlington Ramblers

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Eight miles around Clay Bank, across Urra Moor to Chop

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Queen Elizabeth College, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AU

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Artist John Grant's current work is inspired by a lifelong fascination with Fountains Abbey. Through painting, print and drawing he explores the romantic ruin and its contained history. This exhibition is his response to the spirit of a landscape which has captivated generations of visitors.

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

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

Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Fay, a TV chat show host, is worried that her career is on the wane – and her private life isn’t up to much either. She is mortified to be re-united, on the set of This Is Your Lifwe, with old school friend Caroline Pollard, but Caroline’s bereavement gives her an idea that could rescue her ratings. The fickle nature of fame, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Pavilion Theatre, West Cliff, Whitby, YO213EN

Football Frenzy for all the Family

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join Bosley Boar for daily football themed activities throughout the school holidays, running alongside our Birth of the Blues exhibition. 12pm Penalty Shoot-out , 1pm 5-Cone Dribble Challenge, 2pm

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

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

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

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

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

Kiplin Hall Gardens

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Formal gardens, productive walled garden, woodland and lakeside walks. Open Sunday-Wednesday, 10-5pm. Admission £5.30, cons £4.30. Until October 28.

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

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

Bob Abley Gallery Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Exhibition of art work by Bowburn Art Group and local artists Gary Smith and Eric Thompson.

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

Location: Bob Abley Gallery Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor

Bowburn Art Group and well known local artists Gary Smith and Eric Thompson are sharing the exhibition spaces in Spennymoor Town Hall from 9th May to 30th May. Free Entry 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Saturday

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

Location: Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Find out about the red squirrels that live on our site. Hopefully you'll be lucky enough to see them.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fundraiser For Bereaved Families

Harrowgate Club and Institute Ltd, Darlington

Great entertainment for the bank holiday Sunday, and raising money for a good cause. 80's Trio, Manic Mondays and comedy Mike

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

Location: Harrowgate Club and Institute Ltd, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL1 3DT

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

An innovative and ambitious printmaking project involving three identical 'mirror' exhibitions, opening simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Finland and Sweden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

New and original printmaking by forty artists from four countries, including ten artists from York and North Yorkshire.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

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

Art Block, Seaham

a mix of art work in different media showcasing the range of talent from new and associate members of EDAN.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Art Block, 74 Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HQ

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music from Manic Mondays, host comedian Mick Cassidy, all in aid of Bereaved Families. Admission £7.50

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Elenbak

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Rock covers band covering a wide range of songs from the 70's onwards including Bad company, Pink Floyd, Brian Adams,Queen, Iron Maiden, Eurythmics and many

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

Guys and Dolls

Customs House, South Shields

Join the University of SUnderland students as they take you into a world of gambling, gangsters and showgirls. Come and enjoy Guys and Dolls with director Progessor Graeme Danby, choreographer Sarah

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Make Now Please

Customs House, South Shields

As part of the regional Year of Drawing, Customs House presents an exhibition of new work by Newcastle and London based artists, Alice and Joe Woodhouse. The installation of works includes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Summer Exhibition by Artwave North

The Botanic Gardens, Durham

Exhibition of Paintings and

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

Location: The Botanic Gardens, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3TN

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

13 or eight miles of Feizor, Stainforth and along the Elgar Way via Victoria

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: Nun's Close car park, Hurgil Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104UN

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

A special exhibition will take place at St Mary’s Church in Thirsk next month featuring a selection of art work produced by local students who attend art classes at Thirsk Town Hall. The Art at St Mary’s Exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 2nd – Saturday 30th May from 10am – 4pm except on Sundays when it is open 12 noon – 4pm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PR

Reivers Rock and Blues Festival

Clennell Hall, Morpeth

23 Bands over 3 days. Headliners include, Ben Poole, Mitch Laddie Band, Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown and Lyndon Anderson

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:00-23:00

Location: Clennell Hall, Alwinton, Morpeth, NE65 7BJ

Hexham Gathering

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Hundreds or performers converge on Hexham each year providing a vibrant kaleidoscope of music and spectacle throughout the town centre and across the Tyne valley.... concerts, ceilidhs, sessions,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott

ARC, Stockton

Independent arts axis Peg Powler Gallery present a brand new double exhibition of art by Teesside artists Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott, displayed on the first floor foyer. Vicky Duffy is a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

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

Prehistoric Pictures

Palace Green Library, Durham

Be inspired by our ancient ancestors and create a modern version of cave art. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum

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

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

Joe McElderry

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry returns to the PLAYHOUSE with a brand new show after his sell out performance in 2013 and the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour. The Evolution Tour

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Arthur Kitching exhibition

Walker Galleries, Harrogate

Arthur Kitching was a British painter who worked in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Essex from the thirties to the seventies. His oils and gouaches and pen-and-ink drawings document and describe the people

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Walker Galleries, 6 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate, HG1 2TF

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

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

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

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

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

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

exhibition of their recent work

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

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Harambee Pasadia Music festival

The Hub, Barnard Castle

Harambee Pasadia is a 4-day family camping extravaganza in celebration of diverse cultures, foods, music, artists, and fusions of the African diaspora. We are committed to engage festival attendees

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Hub, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD

Forty Three Houses and a Ford Escort & Casing In

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Yvette Hawkins brings together two exhibitions which address the temporal nature of a nomadic life. In Forty Three Houses and a Ford Escort, a series of folded maps portray a biographical chronology

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Clay Journeys – Loretta Braganza

Bede's World, Jarrow

Water plays a central role in Braganza’s new work and is partly inspired the riverine and maritime cultures of Jarrow and Hull. Clay Journeys explores the interactions between earth, air, fire

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Old Durham Gardens , Durham

Established more than 350 years ago, Old Durham Gardens provide a charming public space for everybody to enjoy. The gardens lie less than a mile from Durham city centre and can be reached through a number of pleasant woodland or riverside walks. The gardens will be open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, from 2:00pm till 4:00pm, for visitors and

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Old Durham Gardens , Durham, Durham, DH1 2RY

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Duke of Edinburgh's Award The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is about having a go. You take part in a variety of activities, but they are not exams and you can't fail. Taking part is a great way of making friends and experiencing exciting and challenging things and gaining a great sense of achievement. You can learn lots of new skills,

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL54HT

The Enlightened One: Printed Buddhist art

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition showcasing Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections. The spread of Buddhism across East Asia is intimately linked with the invention and development of printing.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

£3.00

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Penny Gill, Spennymoor

blues rock group

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Penny Gill, 17 Cheapside, Spennymoor, DL166QE

Georgina Starr: I, Cave

mima, Middlesbrough

I, Cave is a new solo exhibition from British artist Georgina Starr. Starr’s early works brought her to international attention in the 1990s, and since then she has developed a distinct language

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street

All day MOD and SKA Festival featuring From the Jam, The Selecter, Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, Logoz, Whodlums, Last Fakers, Style Selektors 12noon to 10.30pm

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 12:00-23:00

Location: Riverside Park, Riverside, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3SJ

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

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

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

Holiday Runabout

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Day tripping down the Yorkshire Coast by train in photographs, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance

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

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

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

Dead Simple

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following the nationwide critically acclaimed hit stage production of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage with the adaptation of his most

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Landscapes, Trains and Planes by Steven Ward Fox

Arts Centre, Washington

The north east region's rich railway heritage and preserved steam engines provide the inspiration for an exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Steven Ward Fox. Born in Durham in 1970 and a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

The Tuns, Sadberge

live music

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

Location: The Tuns, Sadberge, Sadberge, DL21RU

Feel Good Factor (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Feel Good Factor is a complimentary session available for just £2! Relax and unwind. Sigh and smile. Laugh and even cry... Feel Good Factor is there to eliminate the trials and tribulations of

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 15:30-16:15

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

Play HardER (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

'Play HardER!' is for ALL ABILITIES, for ages 16+ Do we want perfect execution? No! This sessions is for those who WORK HARD and deserve to PLAY HARD! Sweat yourself trim whilst having a whole

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

Movement Group (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Our 'Movement Group' is part of our CCMT Wellbeing sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre. It's ethos, along with our slogan 'Work Hard, Play HardER', is to promote a sense of

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An installation of light sensitive drawings by artist Sarah Casey which bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection.

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

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

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

Queen Catherine, Osmotherley

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Queen Catherine, Osmotherley, Osmotherley, DL6 3AG

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Linda Dockerty and Lisa Lamb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Seaside Snaps

Art Gallery, Scarborough

Everybody likes to beside the seaside! Come and enjoy the fabulous photography exhibition of Scarborough through the years. Remember Gala Land, the Opera House and the Outdoor Pool? From the funny

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Folklore, Legends & Myths Artisan Weekend

Bede's World, Jarrow

FOLKLORE, LEGENDS & MYTHS are back for a SECOND YEAR! Stalls Indoors & Outdoors with Live Music, Storytelling, Demonstrations, Artisan Crafts, Gifts, Art and Foods from around the world to delight

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

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

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

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

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

Whorlton near Barnard Castle, Whorlton

Choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Whorlton near Barnard Castle. Call 01642 805781 for further details. (www.middlesbroughramblers.co.uk for current programme)

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Whorlton near Barnard Castle, in village, Whorlton, DL12 8XF

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

a presentation of selected works from contemporary artists. (until May

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Art Gallery, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

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

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

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

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

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is about having a go. You take part in a variety of activities, but they are not exams and you can't fail. Taking part is a great way of making friends and experiencing exciting and challenging things and gaining a great sense of achievement. You can learn lots of new skills, improve your fitness and take part

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL54HT

Swing into Summer @ The Angel Inn, Corbridge

The Angel Inn, Corbridge

Join us for a sumptuous cabaret night in this beautiful restaurant in the heart of Corbridge, Northumberland. Call the venue on 01434 632 119 for more information or to make a reservation.

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: The Angel Inn, Main Street, Corbridge, NE45 5LA

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Special Service - Pentecost Evensong and Procession

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Pentecost calls to mind the descent of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples (Acts 2) and the beginning of their mission to take God’s word out into the world. Incense is offered, and the

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 15:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Full Steam Ahead : The Railway Art of Frank Henry Mason

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A selection of railway posters and carriage prints by one of Britain’s finest railway poster artists Frank Henry Mason. Normal entrance

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

Ashore and Afloat: The Art of Frank Henry Mason 1875 -1965

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine paintings. This

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

Location: Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

Brick Planet

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Woodhorn is about to get even more awesome! 14th February - 22nd March & 1st April - 31st May 2015 Explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at miniature wonders from around the

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

Location: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

Bingo Open The Box

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Family Fun Day Bingo Open The Box Bring The Kids Along Sunday Lunch £4.99 includes

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Aclet Pub, Brooklands, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6PW

Limited Edition Prints by Norman Wade

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual views and perspectives. In particular he spent many years creating artwork featuring Durham and other significant architectural

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Sing-a-long-a Frozen

Gala Theatre, Durham

Singalonga Productions are back to present their sing-a-long version of Disney's Frozen, with lyrics on screen to sing along with, and a live host and a magic moments fun pack for you to interact with

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:30, 15:00, 18:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

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

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chester-le-Street Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street

Riverside Live is a music festival based in the Riverside Park in Chester-Le-Street, Co. Durham Riverside Live offers a full day of music, with gates opening at 11.30am and performance throughout the day ending with a 90 minute set by Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam as part of their world 'The Public Gets What The Public Wants' Tour. Within

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:30

Location: Chester-le-Street Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3SJ

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Ken Charlton. The 50 exhibits include regional scenes from coastal locations, as well as those from across the North York moors National Park. (until June 15)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014

mima, Middlesbrough

Stephen McKenna, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998. This exhibition will be

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

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

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

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

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair Hutton le Hole

Hutton le Hole Village Hall, Hutton-le-Hole

Another great Craft & Gift Fair hosted By Dippy Designs. Good choice of stalls. Free entry. Refreshments

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Hutton le Hole Village Hall, Main Street, Hutton le Hole, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UG

Milk Snatcher, The Thatcher Drawings

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This previously un-exhibited body of work by the renowned satirical cartoonist and illustrator

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Jason Rhoades

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads will be the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles. The exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

John Dobson & John Wilson Carmichael: An Artistic Partnership

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John Dobson (1787-1865) was the North East’s most outstanding 19th century architect. Buildings he designed can be found across Newcastle and Northumbria. During the 1830s he worked closely with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Barnard Avenue Gardens, Stockton

Enjoy a visit to three, small urban gardens. No.10 is a mature secluded garden with several seating areas.Recently landscaped, it is divided into‘rooms’ and backed by mature trees.There are two small ponds, a water feature, a Judas tree which is magnificent when in flower in spring and, apart from hanging baskets, no annuals. No. 22 is a quiet

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Barnard Avenue Gardens, 10, 22 and 27 Barnard Avenue, Stockton, TS19 7AB

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

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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