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ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Theatre meets gig. An eclectic and hilarious mix of stories told through raucous live music and verbatim theatre interwoven with scripted drama. Full of emotion, humour and ...

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, The Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Grand Opera House York, York

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and ...

Ronan Keating

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

2016 sees Ronan take to the road, touring his tenth studio album, aptly entitled Time Of My Life. Right now, Keating is all about this album… the album of his life. A ...

When We Are Married

Theatre Royal, York

Cleckleywyke, a town in the West Riding, 1908. The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community … but not for much longer. ...

Waterworld Week

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

Celebrate the world of water with a week of water-themed activities at RSPB Saltholme. The ponds at Saltholme are teaming with life so why not explore all that our water world has to offer? Grab a family pond dipping kit and discover the creatures that live below the surface of the water, listen as the creatures living in the reed beds put on a

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

Location: RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough, TS21TU

Customs House, South Shields

A brand new musical by John Miles & Tom Kelly. Inspired by a True Story. Director Ray Spencer Musical Director Dave Bintley Assistant Director & Choreographer Mina Anwar 8 Ordinary Women 1 Extraordinary Story Dolly Mixtures is based on eight South Shields women who set-up the variety act, The Dolly Mixtures when one of their husbands'

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Little Bear goes North

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. In her latest adventure, Little Bear encounters a lost polar bear and using her knowledge of the stars, guides her new friend home. Little Bear goes North will be showing at Life until 31 March 2017.

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

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

Summer 2016 Exhibitions, Displays and Activities

Richmondshire Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

A variety of new exhibitions, displays and activities here at the Museum throughout summer 2016.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Richmondshire Museum, Ryders Wynd, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4JA

Scarecrow festival

Thornton le Dale, Thornton-le-Dale

The festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend around the village 'Scarecrow Trail'. There are at least 60 scarecrows on the trail, with many many more around the pond/village. Scroll down the page and you will see photograhs of the 2015 scarecrows. There is plenty of car parking space in the heart of the village, with very easy

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

Location: Thornton le Dale, Thornton le Dale, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7RR

Life on the brink: wildlife of India and Amazonia

Joe Cornish Galleries, Richmond in North Yorks

Will Nicholls and Param Sandhu were not known to each other before this collaboration, but both photographers have traveled extensively and spent considerable time photographing wildlife where habitat and resources are under threat. Param has been photographing Indian tigers for several years and now specialises in images of females and their

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Richmond in North Yorks, DL61NA

Holy Trinity Church, Darlington

A fun event for children of primary school age around the theme of C S Lewis 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Enter the magical world of Narnia and meet the White Witch and Aslan. Explore the deeper Christian meaning of the story through drama, DVD, crafts and creative activities. Please book places. From Tuesday, August 30 (until September

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 09:30-12:00

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7BQ

Linda Mumba Art Exhibition

Cafe on the Green, Durham

Beautiful landscapes and Seascapes by Durham based artist Linda Mumba. Originals and framed prints are available to purchase. After attending Art College in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Linda’s art career began to take shape in the studio of Hugh Mackay Carpets, where she created exclusive designs for hotels, ships, leisure facilities and private

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

Location: Cafe on the Green, Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RL

Barton, Barton

Six miles. From Barton, meet at the Ford, for a walk to the South of Middleton Tyas, following Five Hills Beck for part of the way. Dogs allowed. Call for more details. 01325-382210 or 07919-394572.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:40

Location: Barton, Barton, Barton, DL10 6JA

Ustinov College, Durham

Henri Matisse: The Last Works 5 August - 11 September 2016 Ustinov College, Durham University This summer Ustinov College and The Global Citizenship Programme are hosting an exhibition of lithograph prints by Henri Matisse from the 1958 publication of Verve magazine. A renowned painter, in 1953 Henri Matisse (1869-1954) began working with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ustinov College, Howlands Farm, Durham, DH1 3DE

Various Venues in Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay

A celebrated annual programme of great films in unique settings with a strong imaginative and innovative ethos. Various venues. For more details visit www.whitleybayfilmfestival.co.uk From August 13 (until September 4)

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

Location: Various Venues in Whitley Bay, York Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AB

Tyneside Cinema (The Gallery), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Marking the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk. The artwork takes a rare Super 8 film of two live performances by the Sex Pistols in 1976, reanimates each individual frame and then displays the image across the cinema screen. www.tynesidecinema.co.uk From August 27 (until September 7)

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

Location: Tyneside Cinema (The Gallery), Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

Melton Constable, Seaton Sluice

live music

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

Location: Melton Constable, Seaton Sluice, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QL

The Station, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Location: The Station, Killingworth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 6RA

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

About Dozens of artists submitted proposals to an open call in spring 2016 to develop designs for a roaming pavilion (temporary architectural structure) inspired by the Hatton Gallery's collection. This exhibition features the work of Catrin Huber, Toby Paterson, and duo Harriet Sutcliffe & Jack Mutton. Visitors are invited to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This course would suit both someone who is relatively new to figurative painting and painters looking to expand their knowledge. During this 1 day course, you will complete at least 1 figurative painting. The workshop includes: Colour mixing Composition Figurative proportions Mark making Painting in the style of Gustav Klimt Using gold

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

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

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

Barnard Castle Parish Hall, Barnard Castle

Selling home made jams and marmalades, hand crafted cards, gifts and knitting, free range eggs. Opportunity to buy home made, traditional cakes, biscuits and savouries for every occasion or simply just for you!

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Barnard Castle Parish Hall, Newgate - by the Buttermarket, Barnard Castle, DL128NQ

Boat Curves

Customs House, South Shields

The curving line of a wooden boat is a complex combination of geometry and craft. Artist Stephen Livingstone joins up with filmmaker Cat Hardwick in a collaboration with the North East Maritime Trust for an installation of drawings, sculpture and video about the traditions of boat design and building. The Trust seeks to maintain and perpetuate this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

GeorgeFest16

Around Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks

Culloden Tower - one of Richmond’s most recognised buildings - will open for a rare public viewing as part of a summer festival celebrating the town’s rich Georgian heritage. GeorgeFest16 is being held in Richmond from 15 August to 2 September and there will be a wide selection of events and activities taking place throughout the three-week

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

Location: Around Richmond, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

plus three other artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

In Pursuit of Pleasure

Fairfax House, York

summer exhibition will look at the social scene in English towns and cities including London, delving into the tempting array of decadent activities and pleasurable pursuits catering for all tastes and predilections, sometimes challenging the notions of what ‘polite’ entertainment encompassed in the eighteenth century. In Pusuit of Pleasure

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Boogie Babies Class

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

A class for babies and parents/carers from walking age and up. Wednesdays 10am-11am or Fridays 11.30-12.30. Dancing, singing, props, imagination and more. Refreshments afterwards for adults and children

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Encore Dance Studio, 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

Trench paper for Tommy

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

The ‘Trench paper for Tommy’ project will enable children and families to find out more about what soldiers read in the trenches, and how publications like the famous ‘Wipers Times’ kept them entertained during the most difficult of times. The activity is linked to our special exhibition marking the centenary of The Battle of The Somme.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Green Howards Museum, Trinity Square, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Summer Exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture of their surroundings.

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

Fresh from shows in london and new york the regions best emerging designers showcase their work throughout the summer in our stunning building. Come & see the next generation of design talent.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Mourning Has Broken!

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

It's time to go into mourning for the holidays as we enter the last week before school starts. Find out what happened to the dead at the Workhouse compared to wealthier people. Dress up in mourning clothes, embalm in the morgue, make a clay memorial and black wax seal, find out more about funeral food. No booking is required, activities are free

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

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Silver ARC-ulele

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

If you are already a Ukulele enthusiast and are familiar with the chords, this session is for you. Learn new songs with fellow musicians, brush up on your technique with tutor Joe Johnston and have the opportunity to perform at ARC and further afield! Session structure: Tune up Warm up 2 songs Technique check New song Finish If you

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00, 14:30-15:30

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Silver Singers

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Join this informal singing group for the over 50s and improve your confidence, breathing and general health. No previous experience is necessary and you do not need to be able to read music. There is no audition – just turn up! Session Structure 10 mins - Physical & vocal warm up: exercises, games & easy rounds 20 mins - Learn a new song

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:30

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Show Offs: an exhibition of art by AJ Garrett and Rebecca Little

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Long running Stockton based DIY arts gang Peg Powler are back with a show featuring the art of club founders AJ and Rebecca. Clown art, performing animals, and trying your best are the themes. AJ and Rebecca have been knocking around for ages, and have curated acclaimed shows in the past featuring loads of artists including Nuala C. Murphy and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Summer Holiday Animal Adventures

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

This summer there will be daily outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Set off into the woods on our extended woodland trail. Follow the footprints, taking brass rubbings along the way, to find the lost baby animals hiding in the undergrowth and complete the activity sheet. Head to the lakeside for fun on the adventure

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

a magical exhibition of fairytales and nursery rhymes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Pirate Trail

Sage, Gateshead

Ahoy there me hearties! Come aboard the good ship Sage Gateshead for a swashbuckling trail in the name of treasure and pieces of eight! Can you help Captain Sage unlock his hidden treasure?

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

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

Spot on the Wall

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Our popular open art exhibition returns for another year. Visitors will enjoy an ever-changing display of work from amateur and professional artists. The exhibition takes over every part of our gallery space, and all the work is for sale. Artists book a spot on our wall or hire a cabinet to display their work, then hold their breath and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Summer fun

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

There’s something for all the family to enjoy every day of the summer holidays. From brass bands to 1940s Home Guard, craft activities to Victorian lessons, we’ll have loads of activities and fun that you can join in! There’ll be a chance to try something different at the museum – get to know our animals a bit better or relax in the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Furniture Sale

Furniture Warehouse, Northallerton

Our Furniture Warehouse is open Wednesday's, Friday's and Saturday's! We have some brilliant furniture up for sale in Northalleton; it's high quality, clean and affordable. We're on Thurston Road, Northallerton and open from 9am - 5pm! Head down this SATURDAY to pick up items for your home ranging from PAT tested electricals to side boards, to

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Furniture Warehouse, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

A joint exhibition of art from Bowburn Nursery and Infant School, Junior School and Bowburn Art Group can be seen in the Corridor Gallery of Bowburn Community Centre. Entry is free and the Centre is open throughout the day and early evening. New artists are always welcome to join the Art Group on a Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-19:00

Location: Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists / writers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sterne's request in vol VI of Tristram Shandy : 'Sit down, Sir, paint her to your own mind—as like your mistress as you can —as unlike your wife as your conscience will let you—‘tis all

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

The Phoenicians had a secret recipe for purple dye. Have a go at making your own tie dyed design. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Summer Story

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

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September, Drop in for all the family Take part in a host of summer activities inspired by our brand new Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition and archive. Drop into our Studio and illustrate poignant soldiers’ letters, create a kite to spread your message of peace and get close to nature with

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

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

Daydreamer Performance

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

Daily at 11am and 2pm from Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September “The more time you take in “dream time” – living in your head where the story is – the more you utterly lose yourself in the story.” Michael Morpurgo Join the Dreamer on a journey through adventure and imagination. In a world of possibilities, you are invited

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-11:30, 14:00-14:30

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

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

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers. Our exclusive exhibition will showcase for the first time, the notebooks and manuscripts that have become the classics we know today including War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful. With content rich in historical research, creativity and poignant prose, this

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

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

Palace Arts Gallery , Redcar

After a career illustrating and designing over 30 children’s books and pop up books, as well as package designs, visuals and prints, Brian Lee has decided to exhibit a timeline of his work for the first time in two decades. The Darlington based Illustrator and Designer was raised in Redcar and has decided to return to his childhood roots to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Arts Gallery , Esplanade, , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Summer exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

by Norman Cornish, Debbie George, Brita Granström, Mick Manning, Peter Quinn and Ray Richardson Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Imaginary Spaces Exhibition

The Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar

An exhibition of illustration and design by Darlington based illustrator Brian Lee. Including work from his 30 children's books, prints, packaging visuals and design work. 23 July - 3 September 2016

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Palace Arts Gallery, 28-29 Esplanade , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Caroline Achaintre exhibition

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Playground Project

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments, risky projects, and spectacular sculptures. Architects, urban planners, artists, parents, and children were invited to leave their comfort zone and to venture something new. A focal point for ideas about education and childhood, about urban

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Wings Trail

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Birds are thought to be the messengers of the gods. Take a look around to see how many birds and other winged creatures you can spot in this trail around the castle. Make your own winged creature craft to take home. This event will take place daily between 31 Aug and 1 Sept from 12-3pm and will include a story on Thursday 1 September. Free

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

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

Yoga

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join in our free weekly Yoga sessions with instructor Fiona Duke, on the bowling green every Wednesday from1 June until 28 September. Beginners are welcome and some mats will be provided. These are drop-in sessions. For information call 01388 743 797. -

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Rocket science family fun

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Embark on an out-of-this-world adventure as the RHS' northernmost garden goes intergalactic to celebrate the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science campaign. Every day Follow our Space Mission to Mars garden trail! Find the space facts, solve puzzles and reveal the secret launch code. Visit our woodland space station, complete

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Echoes Of Light exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

The Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers is the foremost group of glass engravers in the North of England. The aim of the exhibition is to inform, educate and make the public aware of the art of glass engraving, by exhibiting glass engraved using modern engraving techniques, in the hope that it will arouse their interest in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton

Northdale Horticulture are hosting bugs and beasties themed summer holiday activities. These include crafts, mini beast safari, mini beast treasure hunt, make a bug hotel, and den building. These activities run daily from 25th July to 5th September from 10am to 4pm.

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

Location: Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

North-East Wildlife Photographer exhibition

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Over 1,500 photographs of North East wildlife were entered into this prestigious regional competition. The exhibition in the museum’s Galleria showcases some of the amazing wildlife images that were judged as winners and runners-up, plus a digital slideshow of the other contenders. Will you agree with the judges' decision? In

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

mima, Middlesbrough

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region. Capturing the industrial character of Teesside, the exhibition shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Bodyweight High intensity interval training that's designed to suit people of all fitness levels and ages. The best way to burn calories and get the body shape you desire.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:15-18:45

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL3 8AR

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

To celebrate the 150th birthday of the Queen’s Hall, we will be mounting an archive exhibition that takes a look at the history of Beaumont Street from a variety of perspectives.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

BLOCKFIT 4 WORKOUTS 1 CLASS

Wackadayz, Brompton on Swale

Bells Fitness Shack. Every Wed at Wackadayz. Dance, Combat, Hiit, Yoga inspired moves. Suitable for all levels of fitness FB msg Bells Fitness Shack.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-08:30

Location: Wackadayz, Brompton on Swale Crossroads, Brompton on Swale, DL10 7SQ

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916. Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Organ recital with Francesca Massey, Sub-Organist, Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Francesca Massey, Sub-Organist, Durham Cathedral Programme includes music by Bach, Reger, Franck, Wagner.

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Family fun print workshop

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Education Centre: Learn how to turn images of the Cathedral and riverbanks into prints. You will create cards and wrapping paper to take home.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30, 13:00-14:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Health Walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Every Wednesday enjoy a guided walk designed for people to make their first steps in improving their health or simply maintaining healthy lifestyle. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walks start at the North Door of the Cathedral. New participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire and

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Riverford Home Farm, Northallerton

Enjoy a farm walk this summer at Riverford Home Farm, near Newby Wiske. These lovely walks give you the opportunity to understand how organic farms work and know more about the delivering process of the iconic 'veg boxes'. Participants can sample the farm's products straight from the ground and enjoy the freshness of the vegetables while taking

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:00

Location: Riverford Home Farm, Newby Hall, Ripon, Northallerton, DL7 9HB

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This new Science Theatre show, developed by the Life team, is part of The Crunch project, an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone's invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. The Crunch project is brought to you by the Wellcome Trust,

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

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

Healing Plants workshop inspired by George's Marvellous Medicine

The Witham, Barnard Castle

An outdoorsy exploration of plants. A workshop for 6+ years and their accompanying adult to learn more about remedial plants in Flatts wood. This includes a walk around the woods to identify and pick plants to help healing. Everyone then heads back to The Witham to make a poultice from the plants that have been gathered. Provided by Bruce at Wild

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

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

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The coalfields of Durham have inspired a wealth of political, social, creative and artistic responses. The exceptional ‘mining art’ of County Durham reflects the pride and identity of regional artists, as well as their internal and external struggles over the past two centuries. This spotlight exhibition celebrates the industrial and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today. The samurai were the military class of Japan who developed from provincial warriors into the ruling elite. They were a powerful force in Japan for more than six centuries and so had a profound effect on military

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A British Museum Spotlight Tour: Celebrating Ganesha

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

India is a land of gods and the Hinduism that originated in India is its most prominent religion. Among the many deities worshipped by the Hindus, Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, holds pride of place in the hearts of people. The celebration of Ganesha takes place in the month of Bhadrapada (August - September) when thousands of clay

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kate Whiteford: False Perspectives

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

This summer is the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape gardener Capability Brown. To mark this key event the Mercer Art Gallery has commissioned an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Kate Whiteford OBE that looks at the way Capability Brown transformed the English landscape through the manipulation of scale and

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

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

Occupational Therapy ‘Summer Sessions 2016'

Future Steps Consultancy, Darlington

Future Steps consultancy is offering summer sessions focusing on sensory difficulties, motor ability and behaviour, as well as a 6-week handwriting course to help children maintain or increase their handwriting ability during the long Summer Holidays.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Future Steps Consultancy, Barnes Road, Darlington, DL3 9BL

Alice in Wonderland

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A British Library exhibition with additional loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum especially for the Laing, Alice in Wonderland delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Noble Prospects: Capability Brown & the Yorkshire Landscape

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition dedicated to the Yorkshire landscapes of legendary garden designer, Capability Brown, to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. Capability Brown is the creator of some of Yorkshire’s most admired landscapes, and this unique exhibition brings together an intriguing collection of artworks, which reveal more about the designer and

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

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

Guided Tours

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join one of our guides for a tour of the museum and its treasures. These 45 minute tours highlight the key pieces in the collection as well as some hidden gems. The tours are free with normal admission.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15

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

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin in Teesdale

Today we’ll be building dens for people and homes for animals! Help us to create some habitat piles, homes for solitary bees and insect hotels and join us for some den building fun. Bring wellies and gloves.

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

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre, Bowlees , Newbiggin in Teesdale, DL12 0XF

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 are at the heart of this newly opened costume exhibition. From May 27 (until September 4) Take a fresh look at our costume collection through the eyes of Northumbria University fashion students. 16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 from shoes and parasols to lace collars and bags will be on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Organ Recital Series

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Francesca Massey (Durham Cathedral) Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) available on the door.

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

On the Surface

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

this exhibition has been created to complement Surface Deep but with a focus on two-dimensional works. Paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and embroiderers

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Martial Arts Class

Keep Fit Darlington, Darlington

Traditional Martial Arts club, formed in 1998 in Darlington. Come along if you're interested in improving your mental and physical well being or learning self defence.

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

Location: Keep Fit Darlington, Unit1-3 Faverdale Industrial Estate, , Darlington, DL3 0PX

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

Art Gallery, York

The largest touring exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years will go on show at York Art Gallery in 2016. IWM London’s Truth and Memory is a major retrospective that comprises over 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, York, York, YO30 7DR

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection. The Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newby Hall & Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 5AJ

Village Hall, Escomb

Admission £2, refreshments provided

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Village Hall, High Escomb, Escomb, DL14 7ST

Ancient Lebanon

Oriental Museum, Durham

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world. Supported

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: No set start -17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The English Rose - Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring a newly acquired portrait by Van Dyck, of Dame Olivia Porter, a beauty in the court of Charles 1, alongside famous ‘English Roses’ painted by Lely, Kneller, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, Millais and Sargent.

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

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

Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Hutton Rudby

A low impact, high intensity cardio & toning fest of rocking rhythms, all done using weighted drumsticks, known as Ripstix(tm). Pound along to the music, with Lou Wilkinson, and burn those calories while sculpting that body. Booking is essential due to equipment, and also this class is subject to change

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-19:45

Location: Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0DH

Hutton Rudby VIllage Hall, Hutton Rudby

Latin and World Music, 2 fully insured and qualified instructors ready to take you to the exercise party. It really is exercise in disguise. A great way to improve your fitness, meet new people and improve your wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-18:50

Location: Hutton Rudby VIllage Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0HP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Mandalas are elaborate repeated patterns inside a circle and are created by Hindus as a form of worship. Use this drop in workshop to learn more about Hinduism in the From Temple to Home exhibition before creating your own mandalas design. Suitable for children aged 5+, who must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

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

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

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Palace Green Library, Durham

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France. A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of

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

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



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