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Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

‘Queen of the Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC) and original star of Olivier Award winning LaClique, Camille O’Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her intensely ...

The History Boys by Alan Bennett

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

A rare opportunity to see Britain's favourite play performed live in our area. The play was to have been directed by one of our best known local actors/directors, Chris Metcalfe, ...

Ragged Edge Productions present Theatre: The Chef Show by Nick Ahad, directed by Stefan Escreet

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Father and son Abdul and Kamal are having a busy night in their restaurant. As they struggle to deal with all of the customers ‘out front’ and staff in the kitchen, they also ...

Dirty Dancing

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells ...

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

An evening of brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up from the internationally acclaimed star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance', ‘John Bishop Show’, CH4’s 'O2 Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’. Don’t miss Ireland’s own "Witruvian Man" - live!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Beat the January Blues in style - win a dream holiday to Mauritius!

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

intu Metrocentre and Kuoni are offering visitors the chance to swap the January blues for sapphire skies and sparkling azure seas with a free competition to win a luxury holiday to tropical Mauritius. The lucky winner will kick start the new year in style with a fabulous seven night break for two people, including buffet breakfast and evening

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Both moving and mysterious, Samuel Beckett’s Company is the story of a voice that comes ‘to one on his back in the dark’. This voice, which can neither be verified or named, ‘tells of a past’. In a reading of the text that is at the same time immersive and exploratory, each member of the audience is invited to lie in one of the nine beds

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 17:00, 19:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Family Budgeting

The Coleridge Centre , Darlington

.This course is suitable for all parents with children of any age, who would like to explore ways to help manage the Family Budget. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of budgeting. We look at: •Different types of credit •What is APR? •Essential and non-essential items •Making money games and activities to play with our

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

Location: The Coleridge Centre , Coleridge Gardens , Darlington, DL1 5AJ

Designing a World From Light

Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

We discuss how it is possible to engineer structures where photons are made to interact strongly leading to a unique possibility of creating objects with light.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Newcastle University, Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

FOODelicious at intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

FOODelicious – A tasty week of eats, beats n'treats at intu Eldon Square Monday 16 – Sunday 22 January 2017 Tastebuds at the ready as intu Eldon Square prepares a smorgasbord of foodfest treats to banish the January blues. FOODelicious (16-22 Jan) promises gargantuan gastronomic delights, delectable dining deals as well as fun activities

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

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

Slow Moments exhibition

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

photographs and accompanying texts are themed around experiencing a slow moment in time. All 25 images were short-listed in Inntravel's 2016 Photo of the Month.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL61NA

Stacey Moore's debut solo exhibition 'Drawings from the Dales'

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Stacey is kicking of 2017 with her first solo exhibition in the stunning riverside Victorian railway building, The Station in Richmond North Yorkshire. The exhibition will run on the upstarirs platform for three weeks, where a range of Limited Edition Prints and Originals will be for sale. Stacey Moore is one of Britain’s exciting new emerging

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

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

Darlington Folk Club presents a Double Bill with Ray Thom and Willow Creek

Copper Beech, Darlington

Ray Thom has a fine voice and excelled in the recent productions of "She's Fired" with a moving rendition of The John Wrightson song, "Diary of a Northumbrian Miner". Willow Creek is an acoustic band specialising in an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country and contemporary numbers. The band members are Ian and Denise Sharp, Ray Legg, Sid Preston and

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

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

Joanne Shaw Taylor plus special guests Broken Witt Rebels

Sage, Gateshead

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base as well as having the honour of playing alongside some of her musical idols. Joanne’s

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

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

Big Girls Don't Cry - Celebrating The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Sage, Gateshead

Oh what a night awaits for all music fans…during the 60s and 70s No1 hits ‘Sherry’, ‘December 1963’ (Oh What a Night), ‘Walk Like a Man’, ‘Rag Doll’ and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Dressing Room

Customs House, South Shields

starring Canon & Ball and Stu Francis Set behind-the-scenes at a run-down theatre Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball find themselves involved in the crazy goings-on of compère Stu Francis and fellow comic Johnnie Casson. A hilarious play, written by Bobby Ball, that combines sitcom with variety and comedy. Part play, part variety show – a whole night

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Progressive Players presents: Dial M for Murder by Frederrick  Knott

Little Theatre, Gateshead

Revisiting the well-known thriller. Tiny is convinced his wife is unfaithful to him, and plots to take revenge, and rid himself of her, without incriminating himself. The gripping plot, with its twists and turns, will have you wondering whether justice, helped by a suspicious detective, can possibly prevail.

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

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

Enigmatology January Challenge

Enigmatology, Stockton-on-Tees

Don't let the winter blues get you down. Grab the family or a team of friends and head to Enigmatology in Stockton to take on the January challenge. Do you have what it takes to solve both our mysteries "The strange case of Professor Crowhagen" and "Elemental: The flames of murder" before the end of January. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Enigmatology, 19 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS183NJ

Jack and the Beanstalk

Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby

The ever popular Apollo Players return to Whitby Pavilion Theatre this January with another fun-filled family pantomime. All is not well in the village of Old Windy Bottom with the Giant taking up residency high in the clouds and casting shadows and misery upon the villagers. Step forward Jack, a bright and plucky young man who lives on the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Whitby Pavilion Complex, West Cliff, Whitby, YO213EN

Gerard Hobson exhibition

Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, Hurworth

Dog training including Heelwork Sit and Down stay Recall Socialisation

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Darlington Library, Darlington

On 30th March 1841 the first passenger train to run between Darlington and York set out from Darlington's Bank Top Station, This display, produced by the North Eastern Railway Association, tells the story of the route, the stations along the way and the major events in its history.

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

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

Durham KFA Moves Free Sessions

Laurel Avenue Primary School, Durham

Exercise, Movement and Dance event Drop in to join or watch any or all the sessions led by our qualified teachers between 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. sessions will include different dance styles – such as Line Dancing, working with apparatus and seated exercise. Come along, have fun, meet new people and start your New Year developing a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Laurel Avenue Primary School, Laurel Avenue, Durham, DH1 2EY

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Simple and fun dance workout, with glow-sticks and disco lights, to club anthems from the Nineties, through to today's tracks.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:15

Location: Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Sage, Gateshead

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base as well as having the honour of playing alongside some of her musical idols.

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

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

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Elgar Serenade for Strings Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Massenet Meditation Thaïs Rameau Three movements from ‘Suite for String Orchestra’ Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin —INTERVAL- Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto Gounod Symphony No.1

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Sage, Gateshead

Big Girls Don’t Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant – the rock’n‘roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling – show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Location: Cluny 2, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

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

Vulcan Inn, Blaydon

Live music

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

Location: Vulcan Inn, Front Street, Winlaton, , Blaydon, NE21 6AE

Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Chuffing Contraptions

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Wedding Open Evening

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Come down to Life for a free wedding open evening and see all of our wonderful wedding spaces fully dressed. Chat to our dedicated events team who will be on hand to talk through your big day, and meet our superb hand-picked suppliers who will help transform your dream wedding into a reality. Complimentary bubbly and canapés will be available

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 16:00-19:00

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

Brick History

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

North East LEGO® Landmarks

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Hilarity Bitesize feat. Patrick Monahan, and host Rob Mulholland

The Pot House , Hartlepool

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pot House in Hartlepool on January 19th 2017: Patrick Monahan - “Hilarious without being outrageous” - Three Weeks. “Supremely engaging, adored by audiences” - The Scotsman MC Rob Mulholland - “Great delivery and a confident swagger... A riot” - Lancashire Evening Telegraph. “Perfect delivery...

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

Location: The Pot House , Croft Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 0QX

Aladdin and the Pirates

Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough

In January 2017 the Knaresborough Players will be presenting their annual family pantomime. ​This year’s production is Aladdin and the Pirates, a modern take on the traditional family pantomime story. ​Set in Old Peking, the story centres around Widow Twankey and her son Aladdin who is in love with the Emperor’s daughter Princess

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

Location: Frazer Theatre, Off High Street, Knaresborough, HG50EQ

Our Stories photography exhibition

Q4, , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Dates 18th Jan – 22nd Jan 2017 Open 10am – 3pm Daily The Photographic Angle put a call out to photographers who use the camera as a tool for documenting the natural, social and political landscapes of our times. From photographs of an olive harvest in Palestine documenting a group of people at work on a land in conflict, to

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

Location: Q4, , Quorum Business Park, , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 8EZ

Samuel Beckett's Company

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A performance of Samuel Beckett’s Company invites the audience to take on the role of the central character by climbing into a bed in a darkened chapel to hear a voice narrate the text in the darkness. Produced by Marco Bernini and Mary Robson. Free tickets available from http://hearingvoicesdu.org/events-programme/. Takes place in the Chapel of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00-20:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Child Development Level 1

Borough Road Nursery School, Darlington

This course is suitable for parents and carers of children up to the age of around 11 years. This course may also be suitable for those parents and carers of children who are looking to gain skills and a qualification to support working towards volunteering in schools or progression to other courses. This course is accredited; this means that

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: Borough Road Nursery School, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

Family Budgeting

Corporation Road Community Primary School, Darlington

This course is suitable for all parents with children of any age, who would like to explore ways to help manage the Family Budget. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of budgeting. We look at: •Different types of credit •What is APR? •Essential and non-essential items •Making money games and activities to play with our

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington, DL3 6AR

Intermediate Spanish

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This course is for anyone who would like to learn to speak basic Spanish words and phrases to support their Spanish holiday or as a step towards learning a new exciting language. The course includes: •At the café / restaurant: Ordering food and drinks and understanding menus •At the local market and supermarket: shopping for food, product

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Best of British Baking

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This seven week course is suitable for those with a little baking knowledge and also those who have attended previous courses and want to further improve their skills. The emphasis is on mastering the skills of traditional British home baking. The course covers: •Scones – sweet, savoury, Welsh cakes and drop scones •Biscuits – piped,

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Karen Hughes - Paintings

Arts Centre, Washington

Karen is a self taught artist who paints emotions. She express alot of herself in her art and she has a unique style when it comes to using whatever medium she uses. The above painting is called "away with my heart Inspired by the lack of control we have over our hearts desire. its an acrylic painting on canvas

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

1920. In a Louisiana swamp, a man disturbed by recent events and too afraid to sleep begins to relive his nightmare. All around, there is a strange aurora of light. The man anxiously stares into the dark sky above and through the vapour-soaked trees the pole star, Polaris, winks hideously striving to convey some strange message of the man's

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Elkie Brooks

Grand Opera House, York

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are treat for fans old and new. Performing

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

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Crafts People of the North East

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Craftspeople of the North East is an exhibition of contemporary photography featuring portraits of eminent craftspeople from the North East of England. Craftspeople of the North East is an uplifting and optimistic exhibition to welcome in the new year. This exhibition of contemporary photography features portraits of eminent craftspeople from the

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

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

Worn in the main Gallery by Mandy Pattullo

Customs House, South Shields

Hi Vis by men at Bamburgh Clinic, a medium secure unit facility at St Nicholas Hospital working with artist Mandy Pattullo. Yvette Hawkins will also be showing two beautiful original map works curtsey of Globe Gallery, Newcastle.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

from sumptuous abstracts to moody, mysterious landscapes and still-life's of blazing colour

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Jesmond Dene House, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 2EY

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Featuring works by Margaret Yole, Collin Mackenzie and Des Scott. From Friday, November 25 (until January 27, 2017)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gallagher & Turner , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The exhibition will feature paintings, watercolours and drawings, many previously unseen, from the artist’s estate. Including grand scenes of the River Tyne, detailed studies of Newcastle’s buildings, and energetic portraits in local pubs. All works will be available for sale. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 10am – 5pm (until

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Play That Goes Wrong

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed 'a gut-busting hit' by the New York Times, this sell-out West End comedy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Escape from the mid-January gloom and join us to hear the First Cuckoo in Spring with Royal Northern Sinfonia and their superb director/violinist Kyra Humphreys. This mixed programme of English and French music opens with Elgar’s delightful early miniature the Serenade for Strings, before Delius’ joyful cuckoo calls lead us to France and the

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Fabricating Histories: An Alternative 19th Century

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

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

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

Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

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

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

Textiles: Painting with the Needle

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Textiles have always played an important role in church and domestic life and Durham Cathedral boasts some of the best examples of church needlework from the past 1,100 years. A selection of the finest textiles from the Cathedral’s collection are included in this display. Highlights include the Anglo-Saxon Dalmatic and 12th-century Peacock

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Ice Skating

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ice Skating returns to Times Square! Wrap up warm, grab your friends, and head to Newcastle’s favourite outdoor ice rink for tons of festive fun. The rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Please note - Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink. Children aged 10 - 12 must

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-20:00

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

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ – The 4-D Experience

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join your favourite characters from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in this new adventure on Life’s 4D Motion Ride. Manny, Ellie and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise the baby dinosaurs as his own. Once the eggs hatch, the adventure begins in the lost

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

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

Edge of Darkness

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Explore never before seen areas of space in this fascinating planetarium show, featuring scenes gathered from recent ground-breaking space missions. Swoop though cliffs on Comet 67P, marvel at the bright ‘lights’ on dwarf planet Ceres, and see the first-ever close ups of Pluto and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, AKA Agent Carter from the

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

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

The Swan Princess

Arts Centre, Washington

Washington Theatre group present their popular annual Pantomime.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

'A Forgotten Campaign'

Oriental Museum, Durham

11 November 2016 to 30 March 2017 From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. When the British invaded Sudan in 1898 they did not extend their conquest into Darfur. However by 1916 restless British officers and officials stationed in Sudan

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Cornish on Tyneside

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Just off Newcastle’s bustling high street is St Mary’s Place, a quiet road connecting the city’s two universities, where Norman Cornish’s work has been exhibited regularly for over 50 years. Now established in our new premises on the street, Gallagher & Turner are proud to continue this tradition with a new exhibition celebrating

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Jarrow Crusade: Marching into History

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Cinderella

Theatre Royal, York

Following an astounding panto at the Signal Box Theatre, Berwick and the gang are back where they belong: on the brand-new stage in the newly refurbished York Theatre Royal. After showing us such amazing support during our extraordinary year, join us on our next adventure as we return home in spectacular style. Even more incredible sets, stunning

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Richmond on Swale Morris Men

The Village Hall, Aldbrough St. John

We are a local Morris team who have been dancing in the Richmond and Darlington areas since the mid 1970's We are always on the look out for new recruits to swell our numbers, so if you fancy giving something different a try this winter why not consider this ancient, traditional form of exercise. No previous experience required as we are now into

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: The Village Hall, The Green, Aldbrough St. John, DL11 7ST

The Empire, Consett

The CBS Theatre Group present their annual family pantomime

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Methodist Chapel Hall, , Darlington

The new season of Darlington Video Makers Club commences on Thursday 8th September 2016 at 7.30pm with a screening of members movies, followed by a buffet supper. New and prospective members are always welcome to come along. Further information from 01325 356140

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Methodist Chapel Hall, , The Green, Haughton Le Skerne, Darlington, DL1 2DD

The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Seeking help for his broken down car, a man finds his way into a remote country house only to discover the murdered body of its owner. A classic Christie whodunit. January 17-21

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: People's Theatre, Stephenson's Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE65QF

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

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join the Museum’s Exhibitions Manager, George Harris, for an introduction to the current exhibition Mark Clarke: The Objects are Talking to Me.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:15

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

Mark Clarke – Shelf Life: The Ornaments are Talking to Me

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Belfast born artist Mark Clarke ponders the themes of life, love and loss. His poetic interpretations of the homemade shrine explore ideas about dementia, obsession, good and bad taste, collecting and fine art versus outsider art.

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

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

Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth

A basic dog obedience training course for puppies and beginner dogs, which will include socialization with dogs/people. More advanced dogs will continue from 8pm.

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

Location: Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

live jazz music

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

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

everyone welcome, singles welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Albert Hill Club, Nestfield Street, Darlington, DL1 2LZ



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