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Dressed Like Wolves, Hold Music

The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe

Is there a more enigmatic figure on the North-Eastern music scene than Rick Dobbing? The fragile vocals, the half-glimpsed photos, the obscurist album titles (new album In The End ...

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 ...

Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

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

Craft Saturdays: Beginner's Guide to lino-cut printing

The Sanctuary, Darlington

This is an enjoyable away-day for anyone interested in discovering a new craft. This one is all about learning to make a print block by cutting into lino and then using it to ...

Customs House, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

ARC, Stockton

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Hannah Thomas is a British artist, born in Italy and educated in London. The focus of this exhibition is a range of Hannah's portraits of people she has met on her travels in the Middle East and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Holiday Inn Newcastle - Gosforth Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Come and be inspired view the hotel facilities, which will be set for a wedding reception. There will be a variety of exhibitors available, fashion show and live entertainment. Url: Facebook:

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Holiday Inn Newcastle - Gosforth Park, Great North Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13 6BP

Brandon and Meadowfield Royal British Legion Club, Meadowfield

We will be commemorating John Jeans from Brandon who died at Gallipoli on the 2 June 1915 with poems, songs and playing the last post.

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

Location: Brandon and Meadowfield Royal British Legion Club, Back John Street North, Meadowfield, DH7 8RT

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

Masonic Hall, Middleton-in-Teesdale

This is the first of this years Fairs. And with a lot of new Stalls, including Weardale Cheese, Hotch Potch, Fresh Scented. Hand-Knitted items,Clocks, Hand Crafted Items, and so so much more. And goodies for all ages

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:30

Location: Masonic Hall, Horse Market, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SH

Langton Farm, Northallerton

Spring opening to see the 8,000 white Narcissus, (white daffodils), planted in circles. spring blossom and bulbs bring much colour.Trying to send you some

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 12:00-18:00

Location: Langton Farm, Great Langton, Northallerton, DL70TA

Sage, Gateshead

English singer-songwriter Graham Parker is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the Great British band Graham Parker & the Rumour. Parker’s energetic performances – along with the wittily

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

Hear the year’s Hall of Fame chart toppers fresh from Classic FM’s 2015 countdown, as voted for by listeners. Likely contenders for the top spot are Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2.

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

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

Northern Echo Arena, Darlington

lots of rides for all ages. On until Sunday

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-21:00

Location: Northern Echo Arena, Mowden Park Rugby, Darlington, DL1 1SS

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

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

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

Comrades Club, Richmond in North Yorks

live music

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

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

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

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

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

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

A dynamic four piece band revisitting classic songs from the 70's onwards, including Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Anastacia, Toto.

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

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

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene, they power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style. Primarily, they are influenced by 1940’s

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

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

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

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

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

Chop Gate Village hall, Middlesbrough

Six to eight

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Chop Gate Village hall, Chop Gate, Middlesbrough, TS17 0BY

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

All adventurers head this way...It's your chance to explore like never before! Learn how to use a GPS unit and travel through time on a digital treasure hunt to seek out secret stashes hidden all over the estate. We'll provide the equipment, so all you need to bring is a keen eye for spotting the clues.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00

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

Langtom Farm, Northallerton

formal and informal gravel areas, nuttery and more. Admission £4, children free

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Langtom Farm, Great Langton, Northallerton, DL7 0TA

North Yorks Moors Railway, Pickering

steam engines running include Esk Valley running to Battersby, demonstration goods trains, a model railway exhibition, and the ‘Last Train to York’ photographic exhibition. Also on

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

Location: North Yorks Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Station, Richmond in North Yorks

A photographic exhibition by Rod Bennington at Richmond Station. This exhibition is the result of a year-long project and gives a detailed and intimate portrait of this outstanding arboretum,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-21:00

Location: Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4LD

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches. Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your

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

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

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! It’s a two day family friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden

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

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Margaret’s personal interpretation, and frank observations of the North East,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

exhibition of their recent work

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

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

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

11.5 miles, train from Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale, walk back Wild Boar

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

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

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

11 mile circuit of Mossdale and Cotterdale, with an eight mile

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton

two walks finishing at Allenheads

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

For full programme details visit www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk

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

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Moors National Park Centre, Danby

collection of paintings and sculptures by four artists. (until May 4)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Moors National Park Centre, Danby, Danby, YO625BP

Bede's World, Jarrow

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Spotted Dog, Darlington

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: The Spotted Dog, The Green, Darlington, DL2 2LJ

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

This spring, Nunnington Hall will be hosting an exhibition of works by Ryedale School’s GCSE Art Students. The exhibition will feature stunning pieces of work produced by students from the North Yorkshire school as part of their GCSE coursework and examinations for 2015. From Saturday, March 28 (until May 10)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Old Durham Gardens , Durham

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

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Allendale Town

Linda creates impressionistic style paintings mainly in acrylics. Continuously inspired by the surrounding scenery and coastline, particularly of Northumberland, she senses something greater at work.

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

Location: Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Allendale, Allendale Town, NE47 9BD

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

An exhibition of work by Jason Friend. Jason will be at the gallery on the afternoon of Saturday, April 4. He will answer questions and talk with visitors about his remarkable project travelling the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Whitby Abbey, Whitby

from the cast that brought you the Dracula performances, discover the myths and legends of Whitby Abbey. Prepare yourself for stories serpents and St Hilda. Also on

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Whitby Abbey, Whitby, Whitby, YO22 4JT

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition focuses on the1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones! The project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, who was

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

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

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Arts Centre, Washington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Arts Centre, Washington

80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year. Times are hard because the country is in the process of recovering from recession and austerity measures have taken their toll. At

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

brings together images of Gateshead's parks, gardens and recreation spaces from the past century

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Gateshead, NE82AU

The Tuns, Sadberge

live music

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

Location: The Tuns, Sadberge, Sadberge, DL21RU

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

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

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

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

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

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

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

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

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

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

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

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

Queen Catherine, Osmotherley

live jazz

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Linda Dockerty and Lisa Lamb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Art Gallery, Scarborough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Market Cross, Northallerton

Nine miles around Danby and Castleton. More information visit

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and

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

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

Seen, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Seen in Darlington on April 26th 2015: Foil, Arms & Hog: Best Of Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato. You racist. Foil Arms and Hog are

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

Location: Seen, Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5SX

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

For the first time, Harlow Carr hosts an exhibition focusing solely on glass and ceramics. This exhibition will showcase a wide range of beautiful and interesting glass and ceramic products in various

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

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

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Seven miles, walk through Bellburn Wood, see the spring

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Influential artist Louise Bourgeois is perhaps most famous for her sculptures of spiders, including monumental pieces such as her remarkable bronze Maman, which was conceived for the opening of Tate

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Peter Lanyon was born in 1918 the son of Cornish parents. He was passionate about his native landscape and considered himself a true landscape painter in the English, rather than the 'St Ives’

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Palace Green Library, Durham

Get inspired by our exhibition and create a crazy portrait of some of our best known authors. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are

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

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

Barbican, York

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary is back with his new stand up show.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition will showcase the results of the year long programme of arts activities that have been made as part of the Creative Makings project in libraries in 2014 - 15. Creative Makings has embraced hands on making, recycling, reinventing, mending and thrift activities. Kate Eccles has been at Birtley Library leading textile workshops to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

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

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

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

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Starring RUSTIE LEE as Fairy News Reporter The Ice dancing phenomenon hits Teesside. The Russian Ice Stars are set to give a dazzling performance of Snow White on Ice here at The Forum Theatre.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Adriano's, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Back by popular demand! Enjoy authentic Sardinian food, then sit back and be entertained by your favourite, big-voiced crooner. ALWAYS a fun night. Tickets are £35 each, including a delicious

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

Location: Adriano's, High Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 1HB

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A dramatic procession exploring the mystery of the Resurrection through movement, symbol, word and music. Afterwards the congregation is invited for light refreshments.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 15:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

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

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

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

Sleights, Sleights

Choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Sleights. Call 01642 274494 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Sleights, Sleights, Sleights, YO22 5HD

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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

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

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

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

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

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

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

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A journey through prints and drawings in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection. The work on show is striking in its diversity, including a large scale expressionist colour print by John Hoyland, ink

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

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

Community Centre, Bowburn

come and see the meccano exhibition

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:30

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

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

These shows are regarded by many as two of the most prestigious independent gardening events, one held in spring and one in autumn. The events are staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground and they

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

Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Aiskew Watermill, Bedale

A special concert featuring one of Scotland's top singer songwriters. Fresh from performing in the Transatlantic Session, award-winning Ewan is performing in an intimate venue in Bedale, North

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:00-18:00

Location: Aiskew Watermill, Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Bedale, DL8 1AW

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition offers a snapshot of three stages of Victor Pasmore's career between 1940 and 1965, when his work evolved from two-dimensional figurative paintings to three-dimensional reliefs.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Peter Yates was best known as an architect, a founder partner of the North East architectural firm, Ryder and Yates. The firm’s architectural creations are now recognised as amongst the most

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John & Karen Topping use archive photography to recreate the trade stands designed by Ryder & Yates in the 1950s as digital 3D models. These models emphasise the modernist yet playful aesthetic of the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Our plus-sized heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance show. Overnight she is transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent vanquish the programme’s reigning princess, banish the TV station's racial views and find true love without messing up her hair-do? With

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Venues include Bootham School Arts Centre, York

York Open Studios provides the perfect combination of discovering creative talent and enjoying the experience of wandering around the mediaeval streets of York in search of artists’ studios.

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

Location: Venues include Bootham School Arts Centre, Bootham School, York, YO30 7BU

Palace Green Library, Durham

For millennia, people watching plays, listening to songs and poetry, and reading books have understood that an author was responsible for the words they are experiencing. Thinking about the author has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Palace Green Library, Durham

The exhibition mixes historic and contemporary objects from Vietnam with contemporary works by British artist Anthony Key to explore national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

In collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art we present an off-site exhibition at the Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland. The exhibition extends the thematic concerns of the

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

Location: Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR13SD

National Railway Museum, York

Churchill's funeral on 30 January 1965 was a historic event. While it was a significant state occasion, it was also an opportunity for ordinary people to pay their own personal respects. The funeral

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun

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

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series

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

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



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