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David Haye Vs Tony Bellew

Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Former World champions David Haye and Tony Bellew will clash in a Heavyweight blockbuster at The O2 in London on 4 March 2017.Former two-weight World champion Haye returned from a ...

Greatham Hall Snowdrop Afternoon

Greatham Hall, Greatham

The private wood at Greatham Hall will be open for people to view the impressive carpet of snowdrops. A yellow straw trail will be laid down providing a temporary though uneven ...

Million Dollar Quartet

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins ...

Police Cops

Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Hutton Rudby

The Pretend Men’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy stage show. 'Undeniably one of the best comedy shows of 2015.' ***** (The New Current) 'Unbeatable' ...

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This year is the 125th Anniversary of The Bowes Museum opening. Come and join in a variety of fun drop-in activities for all the family and help us celebrate in style! 1. Make birthday bunting 2. Design a badge 3. Learn about the history of the Museum and its founders and much more... Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal

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

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

Pilates and Beyond, Darlington

with Fiona Cunningham

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:00-20:30

Location: Pilates and Beyond, 85 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NN

The Very Lazy Ladybird

Redhall Community Centre , Darlington

Our workshops are open to all grandparents, parents, carers and their children.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Redhall Community Centre , Headingley Crescent , Darlington, DL1 2ST

The Buffs Social Club, Stockton-on-Tees

The Third Battle of Ypres Our speaker will be Professor John Derry who is making his regular and very welcome return to the branch. For many people the Third Battle of Ypres is all about its last battle - Passchendaele and the appalling casualties. Professor Derry will be giving a more balanced assessment of the battle including the British

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:45-21:30

Location: The Buffs Social Club, 60 Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2BX

FREE Ice Rink at Feethams

Feethams, Darlington

Join us on the podium at Feethams Darlington this half term for our FREE ICE RINK! There will be music, food sampling from the restaurants at Feethams, exclusive offers and discounts and much much more. Pop along, don your skates (free skate hire!) and head onto the rink! Skate aids will also be supplied for the kids too. Opening times are as below

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event. 12:00

Location: Feethams, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5RD

LeAnn Rimes plus Dan Layus

Sage, Gateshead

LeAnn Rimes is an internationally acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, won two GRAMMY® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won ‘Best New Artist’

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

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

Half-term arts and crafts

Sage, Gateshead

Come and join us on the Concourse for some crafty fun this February half term to keep little fingers busy! On until Feb 26 Suitable for all ages.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Half-term fun at National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum, York

From steam rides behind Flying Scotsman to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family this February half term. Join in with Flying Scotsman model making, take a ride on the Miniature Railway and find out all about speedy locomotives in our exciting Need for Speed science show. On Feb 18-26

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Need for Speed science show

National Railway Museum, York

How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records? All this and more in our fast paced interactive family science show: Need for Speed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30, 14:15

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

Minecraft: Reconstructing the Roman fort

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend

Grab your time machine and travel back to Ancient Rome. After a mini-tour of the Fort, you will take on the role of a digital archaeologist and architect by designing and building your own version of Segedunum in Minecraft. Please note, within each workshop, participants will be working together in pairs using a PC version of Minecraft. We

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30

Location: Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

drop-in craft session to create your own paper automation creation or craft your own keyring or steampunk wearables using cogs, metals, bolts, screws, cotton and wool. Suitable for children aged 3 and over

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

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This year is the 125th Anniversary of The Bowes Museum opening and we are gearing up to celebrate. Come and join in a variety of fun drop in activities for all the family! Includes making birthday bunting, design a badge and learn about the history of the museum

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

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

Jorvik Life Trail and Meet a Viking

Yorkshire Museum, York

Follow the trail to find our seven Viking characters hidden around the museum. Look out for Erik, Thora, Snorri and more amongst our collection to uncover the Viking word and receive a prize! 50p per trail (admission applies), no need to book. See real Viking objects and hear the stories behind them from our resident ‘Viking’. Admission

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Animals and the Railways

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Shildon

Come along to Locomotion this February half term and take part in our 'Animals and the Railways' activities. Why not buy one of our activity packs for just £1? Packs contain an animal mask to decorate, museum trail, pencil and certificate! Packs on sale daily between Tuesday February 21 and Sunday February 28. Whilst stocks last.

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

Location: Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE

Free foodie fun for kids this half term at intu Metrocentre!

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

Fun, free cooking workshops are taking place at intu Metrocentre this half term! The shopping centre is running the daily cookery events for children during half term after asking local families how they most wanted to fill their free time. Cookery was chosen by classmates of intu Metrocentre's Heads of Fun Esther, age 10, a pupil at Lumley

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

Location: intu Metrocentre, intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Free kids' cookery workshops at intu Eldon Square this half term!

intu Eldon Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Mini Mary Berrys and pint-sized Paul Hollywoods can get their creative cooking juices flowing at free events taking place at intu Eldon Square this half term. A host of fun activities is in store for budding north east cooks - children are invited to join Professor Sproutorium and his 'cooky' assistant Doctor Brussels for foodie fun in their

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

Location: intu Eldon Square, Northumberland Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7JB

Young Sinfonia Showcase

The National Centre for Early Music , York

Monteverdi Plus Following the highly successful residency with Folkestra in 2015, we are delighted to welcome the Sage Gateshead’s classical music youth orchestra, Young Sinfonia, to the stage. Encompassing some 40 outstanding string, wind, brass and percussion players aged 13 - 19 drawn from across the North of England, the orchestra is

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: The National Centre for Early Music , Walmgate, York, YO19TL

Unimagined Treasures – Curated by Mark Hearld

Art Gallery, York

The Upper North Gallery has been transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts. For the past two years, York-based artist Mark Hearld has been visiting the stores of the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum as well as York Art Gallery researching the objects and artworks

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Tommy Bodkins:  military materials then and now

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition of work created and curated by Cleveland College of Art and Design (Hartlepool) student Rachel Fraser. The pieces in my collection are all related in some way to the museum and the army, where I’ve used jackets, weapons, badges, and the warning signs seen on the perimeter walls of the barracks themselves. Each one of these had an

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

Location: Green Howards Museum, Market Place, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Jorvik Viking Festival

All over York, York

Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage Taking place every February Half Term, the festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe,

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

Location: All over York, York, York, YO1 1NF

Apples and Arsenic, half-term historic family fun

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Explore the smells and tastes of history in our fabulous family friendly activities this half term. Try your hand at baking, making concoctions, creating crafts, enjoying Punch and Judy shows, following fun trails and lots more… then take a closer look at our Victorian Workhouse and kitchen garden, one of the best preserved in England! - Bake

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

d-FORMED : A personal Journey by Kev Howard

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

d-FORMED is an auto-biographical and highly personal series of visually striking photographs, comprising challenging and beautiful images that embody disability and the surgical experience. Surgery is what many disabled people often undergo over a lifetime to be able to function. It is a physically and emotionally painful experience, being

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Holly Hendry: Wrot

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Holly Hendry (b. London, 1990) presents an entirely new body of work for her first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Using a variety of materials, from Jesmonite and plaster to foam, wood, steel and water-jet cut marble, she creates a geology of oozy forms peppered with comic elements, such as dog chew bones and spinning plaster teeth. She

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Musikality : Tap Classes

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Musikality's dance teacher trained at Rambert London and has extensive experience in both professional and teaching fields. Our tap class will build strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hip, knees and ankles. Having fun with noise is always popular with children and this class is no exception which in turn

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 16:45-19:00

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Musikality : Ballet Classes

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Musikality's dance teacher trained at Rambert London and has extensive experience in both professional and teaching fields. Why not come and try one of our Ballet classes for physical strength and agility. Younger students will also be encouraged to use their imagination and apply this and their personality to music. Having fun with noise is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:15

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Musikality : Community Choir

The Witham, Barnard Castle

A decade ago, the thought of a choir would have brought only hymns to mind, however, there has been a revolution in attitudes and this community choir will bring all ages and abilities together through music. We will also be working towards performances with a live band, something participants may not have had the opportunity to do before. To work

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Musikality : Ukulele Band

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Ukulele is a great instrument for all ages, but we're not limiting ourselves to ukulele as we would like everyone to be involved, no matter what their age. So if you can play a kazoo or tambourine we would love to hear from you, it's about having fun and making music to share. Everyone welcome. EVERY TUESDAY

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Flying February Family Fun with Make Time

Adventure Point, Darlington

Half term fun - crafts for children to make that really fly! Ages 2 – 11 with accompanying adult. Please Book in advance - £5 per child. Monday 20th February 10.30am and Tuesday 21st February 10.30am at Adventure Point, Morton Trade Park, Darlington DL1 4PT. Please note this venue’s soft play has a separate entry fee. This event can be

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Adventure Point, Unit 1, Morton Trade Park ,, Darlington, DL1 4PT

Monsters, Myths & Magic - A Play in Two Days

York Theatre Royal, York

Come along to the York Theatre Royal for a fun packed and creative two day workshop. We will be working together on creating, rehearsing and performing stories of voyage and adventure. Participants will learn and develop new theatre skills and make new friends. The two days will culminate in a performance for family and friends at 4pm. No previous

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

TimeCraft: Reconstructing the Roman Fort

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend

Grab your time machine and travel back to Ancient Rome. After a mini-tour of the Fort, you will take on the role of a digital archaeologist and architect by designing and building your own version of Segedunum in Minecraft. Please note, within each workshop, participants will be working together in pairs using a PC version of Minecraft. We

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30

Location: Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

Hearts and Flowers: Half Term Fun!

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Say it with flowers every day of half term. Make paper flowers, decorate a plant pot, and plant seeds in your own mini garden.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

There will be two trails themed around finding your way with a map and compass - one for younger visitors and a more challenging option for older children. Eden from Stories Alive will be here on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 February for free story sessions throughout the day - not to be missed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Half Term - Washington Children’s Strike Commemorations

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

It’s the year 1917 and sadly there are hungry children around the North-East and across the country. Agricultural workers are signing up for war, there is naval warfare and a poor harvest, all of which are contributing to food shortages and high prices in Britain, leaving children hungry and dramatically losing weight. Things are about to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the closure of North Road Works after 103 years of making and repairing locomotives. The exhibition brings together those memories as well as a range of photographs of the Works.

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

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

284 Miles to Home – A Photographic Journey by Scott Read

Arts Centre, Washington

284 Miles to Home’ is a personal journey by Scott Read as he captured his first year (2016) in his new home of County Durham after following his heart North. “With this body of work I seek to evoke the sheer essence of what makes this region such a beautiful place to live, but in a way that was very much a personal voyage of discovery for

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Bright Club

The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bright Club Newcastle blends comedy, music, new writing, research and performance into a smorgasbord of delights. Funny and fascinating in equal measure, Bright Club offers a night out unlike any other! Come along for a laugh filled evening featuring academic talent from Newcastle and beyond. Organised by Centre for Life in collaboration with

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:30-22:30

Location: The Stand Comedy Club, 31 High Bridge , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1EW

Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Historic England presents 'Out There' - a celebration of England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection of public art. 'Out There' will shed light on the sculptures and structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985, long before the iconic Angel of the North was conceived. Many of these pieces have been lost, damaged, moved

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

Location: Bessie Surtees House, 41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 3JF

Murder, Margaret and Me

Theatre Royal, York

In the early sixties two national treasures were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But there’s an intriguing mystery behind the Miss Marple movies. They were almost never made... Agatha Christie didn’t want Margaret Rutherford to bring her most cherished creation to life. And Margaret Rutherford

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artist's Eye

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Inspired by the remarkably innovative style of Sir Anthony van Dyck's last self-portrait, acquired for the nation in 2014, this exhibition pairs the painting with stunning works by major artists of the 20th and 21st century. Like Van Dyck's self-portrait, the selected works offer the viewer direct eye-contact with a visionary artist, from David

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Christeen Redhead, Linda Coleby and Malcolm Short

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fab Feb Family Fun

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Various rides including Skyrider, Carousel, Eagle’s Claw, Eagle’s Creek Farm, Angry Birds (indoor and outdoor), will be open along with a variety of smaller rides for the youngsters including Ladybug, Noah’s Ark, Space Pirates and others. Riggmoor Farm will also be joining us with their animals including rabbits, lambs, calves, miniature

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

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

Spanish

Middleton St George Community Centre, Middleton St. George

Learn and practise Spanish in a small and friendly group.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-20:30

Location: Middleton St George Community Centre, Water Park, Middleton St. George, DL2 1JG

Opening the Door: Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Durham University’s Western Art Collection contains a significant number of prints by leading artists and is one of the most important university collections of 20th and 21st century art in the UK. This exhibition explores the different printing techniques used by artists, from early methods of woodcut printing to more contemporary screen and

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

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Paola Ciarska: I'm Finished But She Ain't

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Paola Ciarska revels, excites and rejoices in the unrestrained potential of imagination. Each miniature painting stars a solitary figure, often wielding a selfie-stick, living out a virtual fantasy from the comfort of her living room (or sometimes the kitchen bench).

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

Location: Gallagher and Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17PQ

Shunga: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Literally translated, shunga means ‘pictures of spring’, a traditional euphemism for sex. These erotic works became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and sought to express a varied world of contemporary sexual possibilities. They were likely enjoyed equally by men and women of all classes, depicting ordinary people with sensitivity and

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7PQ

The Wedding Singer

Empire, Sunderland

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) and her best

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Have fun discovering Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Durham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba was founded in 1959 and has since become the nation's flagship contemporary dance troupe with a hybrid, hothouse style that is a pungent blend of Afro Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism and inflections from European ballet. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba have for 50 years produced dancers of the highest level

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Portraits by Aidan Doyle, Charlie Parker and Steve Lyon-Bowes

Arts Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Three artists have joined together to showcase their distinctive approaches to portraiture. The exhibition will include original pieces by local artists Aidan Doyle, Charlie Parker, and Steve Lyon-Bowes. Doyle and Lyon-Bowes are regular tutors for Newcastle Arts Centre and will be running a series of art courses following the exhibition opening.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SG

Gala Theatre, Durham

In aid of St.Cuthberts Hospice, an evening of music from the 60’s and 70’s performed by two popular North East bands, After Midnight and The Fix. From After Midnight, famed for their Classic Clapton tribute, a selection of material by The Beatles, The Eagles, Free, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton… From The Fix, the original line

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they? Set during the early noughties, good dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Little Theatre, Gateshead

Two couples have been out celebrating an anniversary. Returning to the home of one of the couples, they discover it has been burgled – and apparently the culprit is still on the premises! Or is he? A comedy thriller from the pen of one of our most reliable writers.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:30

Location: Little Theatre, 1-4 Saltview Way, Gateshead, NE84JS

Gerard Hobson exhibition

Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley

Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art. His love of wildlife saw him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984 and then worked for a couple of years for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist. Following relocating up north, Gerard worked for Yorkshire Wildlife and continued to develop his work on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625DW

Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The animal world is full of questions and bones can help us find the answers. An enormous collection of animal skeletons on show for 2017’s must-see family-friendly exhibition. From itty-bitty bats to whopping whales, bones are the hidden keys to how animals move, survive and evolve over time. Join us on an interactive journey through

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

To celebrate 100 years since the Gallery doors opened to the public to present the Shipley’s bequest collection, and 40 years since the first items were purchased to build the now nationally important contemporary craft collection, the Shipley Art Gallery presents a new showcase exhibition. Companion Pieces brings together different parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Making Friends! Half term crafts

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Drop in to the gallery and try some crafts with a friendship theme, we’ll be making friendship bracelets and paper crafts – bring a friend and work together too! Drop in activities for families, no need to book. £3 per child

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

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

Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Isabel Alexander (1910-1996), artist and illustrator, has been described by admirers as ‘the English Georgia O’Keeffe.’ This first major Yorkshire retrospective of her life's work, featuring over 50 prints, paintings and drawings, reveals the lifetime in art of an artist who is worthy of greater recognition. Alexander trained at the Slade

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

Chuffing Contraptions

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this new Science Theatre show we explore engineering and technology from the industrial revolution to the present day. Engineers fix problems (and often find new ones). Join us as we discover some of the ingenious fixes to tricky problems by making engines and other contraptions to do the work and make things go. This show has been developed by

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

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

Is there anybody out there?

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Could there be life on other worlds in our solar system, or even beyond it? With space so vast and planets and moons so numerous how do we go about looking for life? Find out in Life’s newest planetarium show. Recommended suitable for ages 7+. From Friday, February 10 (until March 31)

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

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

Seeing the Universe in all its light – an exhibition showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This touring exhibition focuses on the world of modern astronomy through telescopes that the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Royal Astronomical Society support around the world. See scale models including the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) antenna, the

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

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

Brick History

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Life Science Centre will be home to a host of intricate historical models, all of which have been made from scratch using LEGO® bricks. This new exhibition will span the whole of human history – picking out the key highlights – to show how mankind has progressed over the years, from the pre-historic era to modern day. Visitors can marvel at

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

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

North East LEGO® Landmarks

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Local LEGO® builder Steve Mayes has been busy building LEGO® versions of some of the North East’s favourite landmarks. See his collection at Life, including, BALTIC, Angel of the North and the International Centre for Life – a specially commissioned new model on show for the first time. Please note - LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of

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

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

Poetry for the Petrified

The Witham, Barnard Castle

On great occasions – weddings, funerals, commemorations – we often turn to poetry to express our emotions clearly and powerfully. But for most of us, poetry does not impact on the rest of our lives - and that is a great pity, as it has the ability to speak to us about all the big and small questions of our existence; what it really means to be

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Family Safety Level 1

Dodmire Children's Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their First Aid skills and create a safe environment in their home. Each week, we will focus on different skills. The course covers: •Recognition and first aid procedures for bleeding, choking, burns and scalds and much more •Ways to create a safe environment in the home

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Dodmire Children's Centre, Rydal Road, Darlington, DL1 4BH

BEASTS!

Durham Cathedral, Durham

An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times. From illustrations of lions and dragons in medieval manuscripts, to early printed books of natural history which feature sea serpents and wyverns alongside images of the rhinoceros or giraffe, and the ‘evidence’ presented to prove the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Half term story telling

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Come along and enjoy stories told from our beautiful storytelling chair with colouring in activities in the café.

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

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Romance and Roses

The Witham, Barnard Castle

At a time of the year when people are turning their attention to matters of the heart, Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. From a depiction of a quiet walk in the woods, a last Rolo, a

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

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Louise Mackenzie is a UK based artist creating installation, sculpture, performance, sound and film works. With a focus on living material, she is interested in the relationships between medium, sound, image and text, attempting to find ways in which these can be connected to produce unexpected results. Her installation, The Stars Beneath Our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Romance and Roses

The Witham, Barnard Castle

At a time of the year when people are turning their attention to matters of the heart, Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. From a depiction of a quiet walk in the woods, a last Rolo, a

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

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Charity Gig in Aid Of St Cuthbert’s Hospice

Gala Theatre, Durham

A Charity Gig will be held at Durham Gala Theatre in February to raise funds for one of the best-loved hospices in the Durham area – St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham. The show will feature two popular local bands –After Midnight and The Fix who will each be performing sets of 60’s and 70’s classic pop & rock hits. The gig will take place

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories. Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan. Museums often

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Town Hall, Northallerton

Dance classes for improvers Ballroom Latin American, Latest Sequnce Dances

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 20:00-21:30, 20:00-21:30

Location: Town Hall, Town Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Fabricating Histories: An Alternative 19th Century

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The story of our 19th century inventors and pioneers is all around us, but with so many experiments, ideas and notions jostling for position, history could have lurched off on a tangent at any moment and become very different. What if Brunel had graced Sunderland with a vast suspension bridge, or Lovelace & Babbage had computerised the 1840s?

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday

Palace Green Library, Durham

Hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker is one of the most unusual, complex, and mysterious aspects of human experience. Typically regarded as a symptom of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is increasingly recognized as an important part of many people’s lives and experience, as well as a phenomenon that has had

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

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

 ‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

Palace Green Library, Durham

Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life. Originally shown at Woodhorn, this exhibition is influenced by the Northern Poetry Library and Palace Green Library collections. Located in Northumberland and Durham, the libraries are both important archives and

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

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

Inquisitive Infants (0-5)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Creative sessions for 0-5 year olds. Come and explore in this creatively nurturing session, to engage children's minds, hands and imaginations. Weekly activities will help encourage and develop: • self confidence • problem solving skills • dexterity, gross and fine motor skills • social and emotional awareness Ticket includes a drink

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

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

The Jarrow Crusade: Marching into History

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Marking the Jarrow Crusade’s 80th anniversary, this exhibition brings new light to a legendary event that captured the imagination of a nation. The march illustrated the plight of the people of Jarrow, whose shipyard had closed and where government, the banks and employers blocked plans for a new steelworks. As the local Member of Parliament

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA

In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

Oriental Museum, Durham

Shimla is the capital of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. The British built Shimla as their ‘little version of England’ and, by extension, of Britain itself. Today, Shimla is a hugely popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and its status as an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Friends' Meeting House, Great Ayton

7 2-hour classes, Tutor Peter Morgan A look at the people, history and development of Teesside communities. Includes Redcar, Saltburn, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Great Ayton

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: Friends' Meeting House, High Green, Great Ayton, TS96BJ

Flesh

Art Gallery, York

Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent flesh in their work. Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Skinnypigs® women’s fitness class established in 2010 has fast become the largest independent fitness provider in the North East and has drastically changed the lives of over 30,000+ women! It is the phenomenal women’s fitness toning and weight loss class that everyone is talking about! It uses a selection of fun training styles designed to

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 06:00-21:00

Location: Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 3RU

The Allure of Napoleon

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring outstanding artworks held in the Museum’s collection, the display will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Founders’ interest in Napoleon and his times. It will also the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of The Bowes Museum in 2017.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

A Brief History of Theatre (16 session course)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

An informal introduction to the development of European theatre from its earliest origins in ancient Greece to the five key practitioners (Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Constantin Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht & Samuel Beckett) who provided the solid foundations for modern 20th and 21st century theatre. The course consists of sixteen sessions

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Sunny Afternoon

Grand Opera House, York

Sunny Afternoon, the sensational smash hit West End musical rocks York 2017. Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation. Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation and influenced generations. Feel the euphoric highs

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:10

Location: Grand Opera House, Clifford Street, York, YO19SW



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