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Wolsingham Show

Scotch Isle Park, Wolsingham

Wolsingham Show is held on the first weekend in September and is the oldest agricultural show in the country. Attractions include sulky racing, fur and feather exhibits, ...

A Bear Called Paddington

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Grab your duffle coat and your marmalade sandwiches and discover how Michael Bond brought Paddington Bear to life. Packed with original illustrations and manuscripts from the ...

Ruts DC

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

The Ruts DC live show consists of songs representing their many phases – the more recent Rhythm Collision 2 – the critically acclaimed Animal Now and of course, classic ...

Beginner fencing classes

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Beginner fencing classes for ages 11 to 111yrs. Learn the moves and tactics, as well as improve your fitness in a fun way! All equipment provided, just bring comfortable clothing ...

Bedale Squash & Racket Ball Club, Bedale

Club Night is an ideal way to meet other players(men and ladies) and play squash & Racket Ball with people of different standards. An informal and friendly get together. Arrive and leave as it suits you. Everyone welcome. Fridays from 5.45pm until 8.45pm

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:45-20:45

Location: Bedale Squash & Racket Ball Club, Leyburn Road, , Bedale, DL8 1HA

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

rock music gig

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: Stephs Rock Bar, Newmarket Street, Consett, DH85LQ

Waters of Tyme

Tanfield Lea Community Centre, Stanley

Fool's Gold present a musical journey down the great River Tyne, using stories, visuals and great live acoustic music. Part of Stanley Town Council's Festival of Music

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tanfield Lea Community Centre, Leith Gardens, Stanley, DH9 9LZ

Customs House, South Shields

On the banks of the River Tyne, Bella, James and their daughter Maggie run 'The Wheatsheaf', a traditional popular drinking house where folks from near and far enjoy a pint and a sing song. You're guaranteed a warm welcome, unless you rock the boat then you'll be out on your ear. Step back to 1890 as The Customs House presents the premiere of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Steve Ballantyne band

Marsden Inn, South Shields

The Steve Ballantyne band is a trio like no other, blissfully executed energetic arrangements of "Classic Old Time" rock/blues/soul/metal hits from the golden age encompass an awesonely lively and powerful set. Solid 100 minutes of pure Hard-hitting delivery, the whole nine yards, blood sweat and tears. Each song tears through a Gamut of

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

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

The Kicks

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

The Kicks, a punk tribute band playing the best classic punk anthems of the late 70's: The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Ramones, The Ruts, The Buzzcocks, The Damned, Dead Kennedys, and more!

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

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

Delphians

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Paul Liddell is already somewhat a veteran of the acoustic music world, having released two solo albums and an EP, and an EP with his band ‘Delphians’. His second album ‘A Lighthouse Keeper’s Diary’ was released on his own label ‘Regulus Music’ and was distributed in stores around the UK by Universal/Absolute. Paul is an experienced

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

The Cricketers, Gateshead

live music

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

Location: The Cricketers, Bill Quay, Gateshead, NE10 0TX

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: The Grange community centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22BN

British Legion Club, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

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

Constitutional Club, Billingham

live music

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

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

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

The Smyths

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

The Smyths The brilliant Smyths return to The Forum paying homage to the legendary Smiths Always a sell out so get your tickets early ON SALE NOW!

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

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

Part Time Course Enrolment

Darlington College, Darlington

Looking to re-train, enhance your career prospects or take up a new hobby? Why not come along and enrol for one of our part-time courses. From childcare, engineering, business, catering, beauty massage to photography.. we have something for everyone.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Darlington College, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1DR

Full time course enrolment

Darlington College, Darlington

Don't miss your chance to enrol for a full time course starting this September at Darlington College. From science, hairdressing to engineering - make sure you start your career journey this week.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00, 09:30-16:00

Location: Darlington College, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1DR

Spandau Ballet at Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Iconic 80s super-group Spandau Ballet are set to sprinkle musical Gold at Newcastle Racecourse next week when they take to the stage after an evening of racing on Friday 28 August. The New Romantic favourites will be performing live on the Grandstand Lawns following a packed seven race card at the Gosforth Park venue, the North East’s premier

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 15:00-22:00

Location: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 5HP

Circus Funtasia

Circus Funtasia, Darlington

The show itself is a mixture of acrobatic, comedy and aerial feats. Professionally choreographed and with a great soundtrack Circus Funtasia will dazzle you with its performance values. The show is split into two halves with a short interval. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone at Circus Funtasia! From Wednesday, August 26

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Circus Funtasia, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL2 1DL

Bowes & Gilmonby Village Hall, Barnard Castle

Doors and bar open 7:00pm, Ukes start at 7:30pm. No admission charge, all welcome.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Bowes & Gilmonby Village Hall, Bowes, Barnard Castle, DL129HR

St Matthew's (Stalling Busk), Richmond in North Yorks

Our theme this year is the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. The festival will open with a preview and concert, on Friday, August 28, at 7:30pm, given by the Askrigg Ladies Singing for Pleasure group. The festival continues on Saturday from 10.30am-4.00pm. Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be available, also after the Lakeside Service, which will

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: St Matthew's (Stalling Busk), Stalling Busk, Richmond in North Yorks, DL8 3DH

Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

The Yards of Ale is Stockton’s first multi venue beer and music festival and will take place over the bank holiday weekend of 28th/29th of August and features some great ales, ciders and gins alongside a full programme of music including The Clashed and AC/DC tribute Black Ice. On Friday/Saturday.

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

Location: Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AT

Harrowgate Club, Darlington

Live music

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

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

Town Moor Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Netherlands National Circus is back with a fantastic new tour of the UK 2015. This magical Big Top production is brimming with an international cast of breath-taking artistes. Prepare to be thrilled with a sensational mix of comedy, juggling, illusion, silks, balancing acts and gravity defying flying trapeze, all performed to the accompaniment

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Town Moor Park, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 8QH

Waters of Tyme

Tanfield Community Centre, Stanley

Fool's Gold present 'Waters of Tyme' as part of Stanley Town Council's Festival of Music. This is a musical journey down the River Tyne, told through songs, stories and visuals, looking at the events and characters that created the songs. Singing along is definitely encouraged! Support from Chris Kelly

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tanfield Community Centre, Good Street, Stanley, DH9 8BG

Sloan's Bar, Darlington

Live music at Sloan's every Friday. Great atmosphere and drinks, including 2 for 1 cocktails daily until 10pm.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: Sloan's Bar, 22 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NG

Coffee Dances with Howard Beaumont

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Dance the morning away as The Spa’s resident organist, Howard Beaumont hosts a weekly coffee dance every Friday morning, throughout the summer. Enjoy a full programme of Ballroom, Latin, Old Time and Popular Sequence Dancing. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor or relax at your table and enjoy the music Howard is sure to provide a

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

The Best of Thoroughly Modern Musicals

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

4 June to 26 September 2015 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm Special Matinee Performance: Friday 4th September, 2pm - Special Price of £11 The best of Thoroughly Modern Musicals combines the most popular excerpts and songs from the past two years' successful productions. In response to many requests, once again our stunning

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

catch bus from The Forum, Northallerton

Five miles around Leyburn Shawl circular

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: catch bus from The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Darlington Library, Darlington

Display of old photographs in the Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

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

Location: Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

An exhibition of the work of David Pearson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

David specialises in detailed drawings of plants and flowers, which are almost botanical in nature. The plant kingdom is one of the most beautiful aspects of creation, botanic art can open up the rare and familiar to the viewer, offering a new interpretation.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

over 21 bands, 12 real ales, and three ciders on tap. All monies raised for Scarth Hall. On until Sunday

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

Location: Scarth Hall, S Green, Staindrop, DL2 3JL

Fu Fighters

Big Jug, Durham

Playing all the biggest hits from all 7 studio albums, all of the members of the Fu Fighters are massive fans of the Foo's. We know we aren't rock stars, just fans who love to play the music of the greatest ever band ! Playing anywhere that loves the Foo's, we play with a passion and a realism that has to be seen to be believed. For your bar,

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

Making Space

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Making Space is a brand new feature in the Science Centre for summer 2015! Pop upstairs and take part in a variety of making and crafting projects with a science-twist. Upcoming projects include recycled robots, custom jewellery-making, electronic origami and weaved artwork. Projects change regularly, so please see life.org.uk for the latest

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

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

Inspired by the North Pennines

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

Exhibition of paintings by local artist Ann Whitfield

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

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

Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-loved writer-illustrators of children’s books. Through the exhibition we will use Michael's books to ask readers to consider the consequences of conflict, the fragility of our environment and the importance of friendship, empathy and tolerance through his insightful storytelling and beautiful

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

Location: Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

A Bear Called Paddington

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Grab your duffle coat and your marmalade sandwiches and discover how Michael Bond brought Paddington Bear to life. Packed with original illustrations and manuscripts from the series, this exhibition explores the adventures of everyone’s favourite friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru. Free event, no booking required. Admission fee to the

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

Location: Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Funky flags

Woodlands & Riverbanks, Durham

Join us for some exciting woodland games. Make your own flag to take home using natural materials for colour.

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

Location: Woodlands & Riverbanks, Durham Cathedral, Durham, DH1 3EH

Nature Safari

Woodlands & Riverbanks, Durham

Borrow one of our explorer backpacks and embark on a nature safari in the woodlands surrounding Durham Cathedral. The backpacks are available from Information Desk at the back of the Cathedral.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:00

Location: Woodlands & Riverbanks, Durham Cathedral, Durham, DH1 3EH

Fabulous Friday

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Borrow one of our Cuthbert Explorer Backpacks and discover the life of St Cuthbert, one of the North East’s greatest saints who is buried here in the Cathedral.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Greta Coats, Margaret Yole and Christeen Morgan

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Summer Reading Challenge

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Children aged 4 – 11 years can join our Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge. Simply visit any of Darlington Libraries between the 18th July – 5th September and borrow books on three separate occasions. You will collect prizes and incentives along the way and everyone who completes the challenge will be put into our prize draw. Prizes

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

An mixed exhibition of Paintings, Prints and ceramics, including works by: Caroline Riley, Chris Mouncey, Richard Pottas, Miles Linley, Brian Hindmarsh, Lesley Birch, Pam Grimmond, Erin Ward and others. New to Zillah Bell: Award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner will also be exhibiting a room of news works in the upstairs galleries.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Trevor Banthorpe and Ellen Heck

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Brand new vibrant urban screenprints by Trevor Banthorpe are exhibited alongside Ellen Heck’s exquisitely delicate woodcut/drypoint prints depicting Alice in Wonderland characters and a series of women and girls dressed as Frida Kahlo. Both artists were prize winners at International Print Biennale 2014.

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

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

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Brian trained at Sunderland College of Art between 1958 and 1962. He has exhibited many times in the North East including at the DLI and the Biscuit Factory. His latest work is an adaptation of the notion of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse combined with an interpretation of natural phenomena such as nebulae.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Cop Cars - A historic road trip of police vehicles

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

a fascinating display of their extensive collection of model police vehicles, sure to delight both young and old. From the days when police commandeered passing cars to give chase this display is packed with variety – from 1915 Model T Fords to BMW 5 Series cars. This is also a chance to take a closer look at ‘Copperton’, a model

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Prison and Police Museum, St Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

The Forest of Possibility

The Courthouse, Thirsk

4th-29th August, Mon - Sat (10am-4.30pm) Featuring seven artists from around the globe, ‘The Forest of Possibility’ invites you to enter a world of extraordinary encounters with the forest, and the ancient trees, animals and plants that inhabit it. The forest is a place of potential, where myths and fairytales are created. Sinister or

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

Location: The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Punch & Judy at the Workhouse

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 24th Aug – Fri 28th Aug Family Activities 11am-3pm Come and watch Punch & Judy performances and then make your own puppet. Have a go at traditional games played in the past by Victorian children. The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE Adults £5, children £3.50, age 5 & under free

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Pallion Workmans club, Sunderland

Friday night is karaoke Night at the Pallion Club every Friday night 7..30 start

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Pallion Workmans club, Waverley Street, Sunderland, SR46SG

Amazing Animals

Oriental Museum, Durham

India is home to an amazing array of animals. Find out more about them and make an animal mask to wear with pride. India is home to an amazing array of animals. Find out more about them and make an animal mask to wear with pride.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A Giant Imagination: Children's Illustration

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Continuing the tradition of hosting exhibitions of illustrations for children, this summer sees giants, witches and other fairy tale creatures sitting side by side with illustrations depicting the wild and wonderful imaginations of young children. Packed with colour and creativity, this exhibition will appeal to children of all ages. James

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

The Art of Wishful Thinking

Town Hall Gallery, Darlington

Wouldn’t it be Great if the World Looked Like This!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Town Hall Gallery, Darlington, Darlington, DL1 1NF

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Individual artists combine to create a stunning show for The Station's walls. This is a unique chance to see an ever changing exhibition of work, as when a piece sells, the artist replaces it with something new. Enjoy ceramics, photographs and art in many different types of media.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Castle Museum, York

find out how rich and poor Victorians lived. Help them with their daily jobs and chores and find all the items on the shopping lists to discover what rich and poor Victorians liked to eat. Each day Dolly White the Washer Woman or Jim Snatch the Rat catcher can be found on Kirkgate, in the Castle Kitchen learn about ‘Kissing Comfits’ and BBC

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Jeffrey Dennis: Ringbinder

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Guest curated by Andrew Hunt The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is pleased to present 'Ringbinder', a solo exhibition by Jeffrey Dennis, which will consist of a new series of paintings and sculpture housed in NGCA's reconfigured main gallery space. Aside from staging a concentrated progression of the artist's work made between 2011 and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

Live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Wild Animal Adventures, Stockton-on-Tees

Each and every day during the summer months we have pig bathing, pony grooming and lamb feeding and if you are lucky you might meet a piglet. We also have our handling experience, where the little ones can hold a range of reptiles including Bearded Dragons, Blue Tongued Skinks and Gecko’s. They also have the chance to hold Small animals such as

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:30

Location: Wild Animal Adventures, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2NR

Summer Fun Fridays!

Raby Castle, Staindrop

Every Friday during the summer holidays you can try out a new skill or enjoy some family-fun entertainment as well as exploring the castle itself. 24th July: Circus Skills with Marko’s Circus Workshop 31st July: Craft Activities with NEDay Crafts 7th August: Birds of Prey from Walworth Castle Birds of Prey 14th August: Have-a-Go Archery 21st

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

Location: Raby Castle, Raby Park & Gardens, Staindrop, DL2 3AH

Dance Summer School

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

QHA will once again host the hugely successful dance summer school for ages 8-13yrs, led by choreographer, dancer and teacher, Nadia Iftkhar. On until Aug 28. Each day will involve a contemporary technique class and group work to choreograph a challenging, new piece of work to share with friends and family on the Queen’s Hall stage at 3.00pm

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

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

Catch 22: Steve Harris, Dave Williams, Roger Monkhouse plus MC Danny McLoughlin

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Huge Catch 22 favourite Danny McLoughlin joins wonderful crowd-pleasers Steve Harris and Dave Williams who share headline duties. A barnstorming force of nature, it is easy to see why the hugely warm-hearted Steve Harris is a popular support for the likes of Peter Kay, Lee Evans and Jack Dee. “He made me howl with laughter.” Billy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

The Railway Children

National Railway Museum, York

Mike Kenny's adaptation of E. Nesbit's well loved novel and Damien Cruden's direction tells a fantastic story which comes to life using a unique theatre setting that allows the audience to sit on station platforms either side of a real rail track. Featuring the steam locomotive which was in the original film of The Railway Children this

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Wild Animal Adventures 'Things to do'

Wild Animal Adventures, Stockton-on-Tees

Want to feed a Pony, meet a Snake or Tickle a Donkey? Then Wild Animal Adventures is for you. We are a local animal attraction in Stockton-On-Tees. We have all sorts of animals, such as Raccoons, Meerkats, Genets, Marmosets and much MUCH more! Each and every day during the summer months we have Pig bathing, Pony Grooming and Lamb feeding, and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Wild Animal Adventures, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2NR

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

see the theatre as if would have been in Georgian times. Hidden secrets will be revealed by guides dressed in period costume.

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

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

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

a range of events including live theatre, guided walks, history tours, exhibition, and sample some Georgian food. On until Aug 30

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

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

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

Location: Rievaulx Terrace, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Matisse, Drawing with Scissors

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Drawing with Scissors features lithographic prints of Henri Matisse’s exuberant cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, and includes many of his iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. Matisse was prevented from painting due to ill health from 1948 and although confined to a wheelchair, he continued to create highly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Art Gallery, Scarborough

A major new exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery will celebrate the 60th birthday of one of the town’s most famous institutions – the Stephen Joseph Theatre. SJT at 60 can be seen at the Gallery from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 13 September. In 1955, theatrical pioneer Stephen Joseph started the UK’s first ever theatre-in-the-round on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Man Land: Objects, Still & Moving Images

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Khosro Adibi was born in Iran but has lived in the Netherlands since 1989. He is currently the VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) Artist in Residence. He is multi-disciplinary; a visual artist who makes sitespecific environmental sculptures and temporary land art pieces, and works with video and photography. He has had recent residencies

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Make it! A Minecraft inspired exhibition

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Minecraft is the best-selling independent computer game of all time, with over 60 million copies sold worldwide. Its application in the real world is unique, with history teachers using it to recreate ancient worlds, therapists harnessing it to improve literacy and numeracy skills in autistic children, and artists recreating famous artworks to

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

Location: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

Local Yorkshire produce at the York Farmers' Market

Shambles Makret, York

If you're looking for local Yorkshire grown and made produce then the York Farmers Market is the place to head. You can find the fantastic stalls including Yorkshire food, drinks, crafts and gifts in the Shambles Market on the last Friday of every month

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

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

Brasserie, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

live jazz, three course dinner and cocktails

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

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

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

A Paragon of Chivalry Collection

Durham Cathedral, Durham

a paragon of chivalry collection, recent works by Richard Lynn Studham from his collections of medieval spiritualty PART OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE MAGNA CARTA, AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Joyce Sargeant Room, Village Hall, Sleights

A series of classes giving an introduction to the art of Japanese-style drumming! Taiko is played as a group, is energetic and involves many different rhythms, movement and shouting, as well as making as being an opportunity to make a noise! yodaiko@live.co.uk

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

Location: Joyce Sargeant Room, Village Hall, 53 Coach Road, Sleights, YO22 5BT

Make it real with a seal!

Palace Green Library, Durham

Kings did not sign documents like Magna Carta to make them official, they sealed them. Make your own clay seal to take home. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

90 Minutes of fun and play time plus healthy snack, for toddlers and coffee/tea for Mum, Dad, Nanna and granddad. Older children accepted during school holidays subject to space. For just £1 per Thursday session

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Age UK Gentle exercise to music for over 50's

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

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

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

St Thomas Aquinas Church , Darlington

For parents and carers with babies, toddlers and preschools children. Good pram storage Play Area for Babies, toddlers and preschool children £1.50 entrance fee (inc drink and a snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: St Thomas Aquinas Church , North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

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

Romanby Toddler Group

Romanby Methodist Church Hall , Romanby

Romanby Toddler Group is a friendly group who cater for children from birth to joining school. The group is held at Romanby Methodist Chruch Hall on Mondays between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and also on Fridays between 9.15am and 11.15am. New members are always welcome and the first session is free! The cost is £2.00 per session and any second

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall , The Fairway , Romanby, DL7 8BQ

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

See this stunning fashion exhibition and try a selection of crafts linked to the gallery in this fun drop in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

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

Burnt Out by Helen Snell

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

an ambitious new exhibition of sculptural installations, lighting and two dimensional works by award winning artist, Helen Snell. Helen uses digital laser and water jet cutting techniques on a variety of materials to create her exquisitely detailed and poignant work. Where rarity, exclusivity and uniqueness in the art world are the celebrated norm,

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal is the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work and life. The show will highlight the defining elements of his vision, and the significant influence it has had on fashion and the way we understand womenswear. “Fashion fades, style is eternal” Yves Saint

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

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

Thank Folk It's Friday

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Thank Folk It's Friday is a free programme of Folk music held in the Woodhorn Cafe on the final Friday of each month from 2pm. TFIF line up for 2015 is... 27th February- JIVA 27th March- Greenheart Junction 24th April - Jim and Marilyn Gibson 29th May- Pipers Fancy 26th June - Andrew Lobb 31st July - Valerie Fairless 28th

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

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

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

Ladies Bootycamp

Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

Fun Fitness sessions for ladies only, suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Monday Wednesday Friday 9:30am and 6pm call to book 07841054332 Special offers also available!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:30, 18:00-19:00

Location: Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, 21a Yarm Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, ts183dr

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

over 50, dance yourself to good health. On some Thursdays, 7.15-9pm and some Friday's 2-3.45pm Call for specific times and more details

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

Location: Friends' Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

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

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

Young @ Heart Wellbeing Sessions

Unti D, Consett

We run wellbeing fitness sessions for senior citizens weekdays from 10:30am - 11:30am. Our sessions promote improved health and wellbeing, improved bone density and joint strength, muscular improvement, flexibility, Improved energy, and are a great way to meet new people and socialise.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:30

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

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



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