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Hilarity Bites presents... Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 7th 2016: Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary 'There's Something About Gary'... and that something is ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Angel at Topcliffe on October 20th 2016: Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary 'There's Something About Gary'... and that something is he ...

The Catherine Tate Show - Live

Barbican, York

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Proudly Presents The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate will take 'The Catherine Tate Show - Live' across the ...

Mary Poppins

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been ...

USHAW COLLAGE, Bearpark

FLASS VALE ANNUAL CHARITY TRACTOR RUN A 25 MILE TRACTOR RUN WITH OFF ROAD ELEMENTS TO BE HELD AT USHAW COLLAGE, BEARPARK, COUNTY DURHAM. 830AM SET UP - 10AM RUN START. A HOG ROAST ON RETURN APPROX 3.30PM RAFFLE PRIZES TO BE WON THIS IS OUR 8TH ANNUAL TRACTOR RUN AND THIS YEAR WE WILL BE RAISING MONEY FOR THE MAXIO FACIAL UNIT & THE CHILDRENS

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: USHAW COLLAGE, BEARPARK, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

MASONIC HALL, Middleton-in-Teesdale

WHY NOT COME ALONG TO THE FAYRE THIS SUNDAY. AND CHECK OUT WHATS ON SALE. PLUS SAND ART WILL BE THERE

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: MASONIC HALL, HORSE MARKET, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SH

Wild Durham Art Exhibition

Cafe on The Green, Durham

Pastel paintings and prints by Shotley Bridge artist, Fiona Carvell. Growth, colour and texture inspired by the landscape of County Durham.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Cafe on The Green, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

Soul Central

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Powerful, top notch soulful vocals and saxophone tones, bluesy keys work, Funky drumming & grooving bass and guitar. So come down to experience Soul Central performing covers by Junior Walker and the all stars, Dobie Gray, Bill Withers, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Ruffin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, The Temptations, The Average White

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

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

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Big harmonies, beautiful melodic and powerful sound, covering popular songs from the last 40 years, earning plaudits as one of the most popular covers bands in the area. Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, ELO, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Carly Simon, Beautiful South, Pulp, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, ACDC.

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

Location: Trimmers Arms, Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Rivelino play all genres of sing-along music, modern to old, 1950's to 2012 covers, from Bruce Springsteen to Oasis, Elvis Costello to The Enemy with our unique style of delivery.

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

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

Grow Up Grandad

Customs House, South Shields

Poppy is eleven and has attitude. When she finds herself living with her cantankerous grandfather, a man she neither likes nor loves all hell breaks loose. Something of a hermit; a man living in the past who sees very little good in anything or anybody, her Grandad is suddenly and unexpectedly confronted by a tornado of energy who can’t sit

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Christmas Taster 2016

Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Christmas Showcase FREE Festive Food, Wine and Entertainment... Are you the decision maker or the Christmas coordinator within your workplace...? Are you looking to book a Christmas party...? ...If the answer is yes, then Grosvenor has the perfect invite for you and a guest. We have the pleasure to invite you both to our Christmas

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 17:30-21:00

Location: Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, 100 Saint James' Boulevard, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4BN

Christmas Taster

Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Christmas Showcase FREE Festive Food, Wine and Entertainment... Are you the decision maker or the Christmas coordinator within your workplace...? Are you looking to book a Christmas party...? ...If the answer is yes, then Grosvenor has the perfect invite for you and a guest. We have the pleasure to invite you both to our Christmas

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 17:30-21:00

Location: Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, 100 Saint James' Boulevard, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4BN

Hambleton Ramblers

Market Cross, Northallerton

Six and a half miles, follow Teesdale Way to Sockburn, Low and Over Dinsdale. Visit hambletonramblers.co.uk

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest named rock stars of the 21st Century! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the 'Boss' himself, Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally

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

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

After the incredible complimentary evaluations we received for the 2015 festival I knew it was going to be a tough challenge to do better this year. But I think we might have done it with an impressive, balanced, entertaining line-up. Rousing big bands: Abstract Truth Band, SJ Jazz Orchestra. Superb vocalists: Liane Carroll, Georgia Mancio,

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Classic car day

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

We are expecting a huge selection of incredible cars dating from 1920s onwards. Amongst the vehicles on display will be those made by famous manufacturers such as Austin, Daimler, Ford, Morris and Riley. This magnificent collection of cars represents some of the finest motoring history, and will be a great spectacle for enthusiasts and novices

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

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

Key Centre, Middleham

admission 50p

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Key Centre, Middleham, Middleham, DL84RA

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon

24th & 25th SEPTEMBER Save up to £108* with this voucher, which gives theme park entry on 24th or 25th September 2016 for just £12 per person to those living within the HG postcode area. Lightwater Valley is open from 10am and has over 40 rides and attractions to suit all the family from the UK’s largest Angry Birds Activity Area to

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A 'Grand Day Out' for all the family! Activities include mini train ride, face painting, Victorian themed arts and crafts, Punch and Judy, Flea Circus, magi show, balloon modelling, Victorian themed trail around the museum and a full cafe menu will also be available. For more information please call 01325 405060 or visit www.head-of-steam.co.uk

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

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

History Exhibition, Tow Law

History Exhibition, with over 3,000 photos and artefacts covering the villages of Tow Law, Stanley, Sunniside and Wolsingham. On 24th and 25th of September from 11am to 4pm each day.

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

Location: History Exhibition, st Philip and st James Church,, Tow Law, DL13 4LG

Cleveland Ramblers

Clay Bank, Middlesbrough

Six to eight miles

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Norway's Electric Eye play droned out psych-rock inspired by the blues, India and the ever more expanding universe. On the bands inspirational mix tape, you will probably find songs from the The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips and Pink Floyd in Pompeii. http://electriceye.no/

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

Location: Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Eight mile circular walk via Helwith, Washfold and return

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

11 mile circuit via Flinters Gill

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:45

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

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

Ten miles on The Dalesway 6

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: outside old Arts Centre , Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Angela Chalmers, David Chalmers, Janine Baldwin and Lindsey Tyson interpret the beauty of the landscape through their painting, photography, mixed media and textiles.

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

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

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

dance and fitness programme designed and choreographed by the professionals on Strictly Come Dancing with Mark Foster (Olympic swimmer)

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

Location: DanceCity, Temple Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14BR

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

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

Lucy Pittaway: Contemporary Pastels

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

Free Admission This September, we are pleased to welcome back Lucy Pittaway for her second exhibition at The Garden Rooms. With her warm, vibrant pastels inspired by Yorkshire, Lucy’s reputation and following continues to flourish. Earlier this year, Lucy was honoured to be named the Official Artist of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016, and she

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

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

Nature's Delights

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Nature’s Delights showcases a selection of wildlife paintings by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, who introduced a wider audience to the countryside with his illustrations for Ladybird’s popular series What to Look for in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and The Farm. Alongside Tunnicliffe’s work are paintings by Archibald Thorburn and John

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

mima, Middlesbrough

For a week in September we host a special screening programme of three works spanning six years of Mikhail Karikis’ artistic practice. Each piece explores the relationship between post-industrial European landscapes and the voices of their inhabitants. Karikis uses moving image, sound, performance and other media to explore the voice as a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Great North Snowdogs

around Sunderland, Gateshead and Tyneside, Gateshead

The 60, 1.5m high sculptures, inspired by the story The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs, will each have been individually decorated by professional artists and celebrities. And a trail map and dedicated app will lead visitors from popular tourist destinations to lesser known areas of the region, along the route covered by the Metro

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

Location: around Sunderland, Gateshead and Tyneside, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

Sacred Heart RC Church, Northallerton

conducted by Joan Foster

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: Sacred Heart RC Church, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ

3D Glitch

Arts Centre, Washington

This exhibition looks at imperfection in the digital world, in an age when photoshopped perfection is all too common. The artists have all created new works in Sunderland especially for the exhibition, working with the University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramics Department, and space/social space research group of artists. The artworks are

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Terrific Trees

Botanic Garden, Durham

Pick up an Explorer Backpack from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden. (Subject to availability)

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

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours...x - Newcastle 2016

Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Energetic, exotic, eclectic and completely unpredictable – those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in NEWCASTLE with a dazzling new production of the country’s most popular touring cabaret show - 'Forever Yours...x'. Under the unique canvas of the specially constructed Sabai Pavilion, which is heading back

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 16:30-18:00, 16:30-18:00, 18:45-20:15, 19:00-20:30, 19:00-20:30, 21:00-22:30

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

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

Views from The Aire Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Aire Valley Arts is a group of professional and semi-professional artists centred of the Aire Valley in West Yorkshire. This exhibition celebrates not only their wide range of media, techniques and approaches, but also their shared enthusiasm for life and art. Despite the title of the exhibition, the range of influences and subject matter extend

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-20:00

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

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

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A Northern Stage and Pilot Theatre co-production Adapted for the stage by Lee Mattinson from the novel by Jonathan Tulloch Directed by Katie Posner An update on the story that inspired the hit film Purely Belter. A play about love and friendship, hardship and the priceless currency of hope. It’s very funny, very sad and utterly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Stick Man

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book STICK MAN is coming to Middlesbrough Theatre! ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three...’ But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00, 15:00

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

Scotch Corner A1 Holiday Inn , Richmond in North Yorks

A quality event of up to 70 national dealers giving free valuations, buying, selling and exchanging all types of military collectables.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-14:30

Location: Scotch Corner A1 Holiday Inn , Junction A1/A66 Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 6NR, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 6NR

Wedding Fayre

The Spa Hotel, Saltburn

Come and visit our wedding team and a fantastic assortment of local exhibitors. Enter our raffle, have a glass of fizz and get your planning underway. Register for tickets at: http://bit.ly/2aMr3c9

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: The Spa Hotel, Saltburn Bank, Saltburn, TS12 1HH

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The Original Print Show is a chance to see remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists specially selected from this years Royal Academy Summer Show by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Celebrating its third year, The Original Print Show will include every genre of printmaking: from etchings, engravings, lithographs and screenprints to digital prints,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Badapple Theatre Company present 'The Last Station Keeper'

Fylingdales Village Hall , Robin Hood's Bay

The station house at Honeypot Holt is under attack and not just from the resident bees! As the summer days drone on the threat of closure creeps nearer and nearer as the new high speed rail link threatens the bumbling ways of the station master and the railway cottage that has stood at the centre of the village for as long as anyone can remember.

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

Location: Fylingdales Village Hall , Station Road , Robin Hood's Bay, YO22 4RA

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: 09:00-13:00

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

Ross Noble - BRAIN DUMP - Warm Up

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Don’t miss your chance to see Ross Noble in this intimate venue as warm up for his brand new 2016 tour. Noble is back doing what he does best; spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Now is your chance to see one of the best live comics working internationally today.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

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

Parliment Street, York

YORKshire Puddingz, Kymberley Kennedy, York renowned performer Boss Caine and the veterans of the festival the Surf Sluts who are returning yet again due to popular demand. Each year, the festival aims to raise money for a local cause and this year the festival will be once again working with York Mind. Ellen says: “We worked with York Mind last

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Parliment Street, Parliment Street, York, YO1 8SE

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

Craigie Aitchison and Anthony Frost: Screenprints

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Craigie Aitchison and Anthony Frost are united by their love of intense, pure colour. Both prolific printmakers, screenprinting suits their use of recurring motifs, which play an important role in the work of both artists. Frost’s use of bold shapes, broad strokes and quick dots reflect his love of music, while Aitchison’s sparse but considered

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

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

Great North Art Show 2016

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

The Great North Art Show features 300 artworks by 50 of the UK’s finest contemporary painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers, all displayed in the fabulous setting of Ripon Cathedral. Discover exciting new talent showcased alongside more established artists in this popular exhibition which showcases the wealth of talent in the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

Mary Poppins

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. The stage production of Mary Poppins is

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tolkien Weekend

Newcastle Castle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

After an amazingly successful Tolkien Weekend in September 2015 (including being on BBC's Songs of Praise Tolkien edition) We are back with More! Middle Earth Market with lots of fantastic foods & drink, Stalls with Handcrafted goodies for all size of pockets. Many Games and Activities. Original Art & Prints by International Artists Live

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

Location: Newcastle Castle, Castle Garth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1RQ

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

Tiny Town

Tiny Town, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tiny Town is a unique interactive role play centre for children from walking age to 7 years.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Tiny Town, 4 Frenton Close, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE5 1EH

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

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

Unitarian Church, Stockton-on-Tees

we believe everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves. the best setting for this is a community that welcomes you for who you are, complete with your beliefs, doubts and questions. equality of respect and opportunity is for everyone. Our services can feel very diverse in nature. Services quite often have space for quiet

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Unitarian Church, Wellington Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1QX

Crakehall, Crakehall

A choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Crakehall. Call 01642 764961 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Crakehall, Crakehall, Crakehall, DL8 1HP

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

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

Prehistoric Pictures

Palace Green Library, Durham

Be inspired by our ancient ancestors and create a modern version of cave art. All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Patrick Monahan & Ria Lina

One77, Hartlepool

Coming to Hilarity Bites at One77 in Hartlepool on September 25th 2016: Patrick Monahan - “Supremely engaging, adored by audiences” - The Scotsman. “There isn’t a comic quite like him, his hugs alone are worth the price of admission” - New Current Ria Lina - “Fearless, provocative and very funny” - The Scotsman. “engaging,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: One77, York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EQ

An exhibition of the artwork of Stuart Fisher

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Undercroft Restaurant: Following the success of his book of paintings Mostly Durham, award-winning artist and designer Stuart Fisher launches his fifth exhibition of watercolour paintings in Durham Cathedral. The exhibition entitled Adventures in Architecture, will include work featuring Durham City, Prague, Venice, London, Siena and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the artwork of Judy Hurst

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Galilee Chapel: Vellum, poplar board, 24ct gold leaf, 18ct gold, and exotic wood with inlays are just some of the materials used to produce the work in this exhibition by local artist Judy Hurst. The spiritual life of the North East is represented by images of wildlife intertwined with patterns, both imaginative and mathematical, reminiscent

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Inspired by Architecture - North-East Embroiderers Guild

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Guild is a national organisation divided into 11 regions. Members work in different techniques including traditional counted thread work, surface stitching, gold-work and beading, to applique patchwork and quilting, and incorporate both hand and machine embroidery. Some members of Durham Cathedral’s Broderers are also Guild members.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

Mozart & Strauss | Cleveland Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

Cleveland Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble play music by Mozart and Strauss. The ensemble is thrilled to welcome back Ian Denley to direct this concert. To book by post and collect tickets at door: send cheque payable to Cleveland Chamber Orchestra to Tim Jackson Stonethwaite House Seagrim Crescent Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4UB.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 15:00-17:00

Location: Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS183RH

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: 11:00-18:00

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

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: 12:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Sarah Millican: Outsider

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’ But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

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

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

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 and 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: 11:00-17:00

Location: Newby Hall and Gardens, Newby, Ripon, HG45AJ

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

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair Hutton le Hole

Hutton le Hole Village Hall, Hutton-le-Hole

Lovely venue for this quality craft & gift fair over two days. Huton le Hole is a picturesque village on the edge of the Moors and close to Pickering. The village hall is centrally situated. Entrance is free and refreshments are served onsite.

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

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

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

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 has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distill everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street, York, YO1 9SW

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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