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Best Ever Christmas Show and the story of Jack Frost

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bringing this brand new spectacular to life are some of the best-loved names in pre-school television including CBeebies’ Andy Day, Katy Ashworth and Cat Sandion, along with Jen ...

In a Nutshell

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The clock has stopped at a quarter to Spring. The World is frozen in Winter. Who could guess the key to the New Year lies hidden, in a Nutshell…. Little Acorn wakes up too early ...

Orpheus Project Presents: Ellery Eskelin/Chris Sharkey/Matt Bourne

The Globe, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Hailed as being at the forefront of the global creative improvised music scene for the past 30 years, New York saxophonist Ellery Eskelin is preparing to perform a number of gigs ...

Argentine tango

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Weekly Argentine tango dance practica to Golden Age music in an informal, friendly café setting. Every Thursday from 8 pm until ...

The Secret of Pattern

Customs House, South Shields

The exhibition “the secret of the pattern” is about Sacher’s exploration to try and find the secret of the pattern of why we behave or think in such a way, what we do and whether this is affected by where and when we were born and under which circumstances we grow up, using her personal story as a trigger. Sacher’s entire artistic

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Station Photography Group

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The photographers of the group have been working together for several years, and following their very successful exhibition at The Station last year have pleasure in showcasing their new images in The Station. All pictures are for sale.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Yan, Tan Tethera

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Sandra Parker was born into a farming family and raised on a small mixed farm near Harrogate, she is a self taught artist working in oil. When she first exhibited her work in the Old School House gallery in Muker in 2009 she sold most of her work in that first year and has continued to sell well since. After her success at Muker Sandra was taken

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fat Medicine 2016 Tour

Ship Inn, Marske-by-the-Sea

Celtic Rock n reel

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

Location: Ship Inn, High Street, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7LL

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

live music

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

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

live music

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

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Sam Gibson is a solo artist from Newcastle Upon Tyne UK. His song writing and unique guitar based blend of acoustic rock really stands out from the crowd. Taking inspiration from a wide rage of artists in his record collection, his style reflects his massive love for music by embracing all styles and genres. Artists covered, The Killers, David

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

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

Tudhoe Victory Club, Tudhoe

Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Social Dance at Tudhoe Victory Club, near Spennymoor. Dancing to strict tempo recorded music. Free car parking. Bar and Raffle with Raffle monies being donated to The Dogs Trust Ambulance Appeal.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Tudhoe Victory Club, 67 York Hill Crescent, Tudhoe, DL16 6LP

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

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG12RD

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Christeen Redhead, Linda Cobly, Bridget Emmerson and Margaret Wake

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Pilot a Peg Plane

Palace Green Library, Durham

Make your own Somme inspired Peg Plane to remember the Somme Exhibition. 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

Methodist Church, Saltburn

on Saturday morning coffee, 10am, light lunches, 12.15pm. Sunday service, 10.45am and Harvest songs of praise, 6pm.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Methodist Church, Milton Street, Saltburn, TS12 1DG

Dickens in Darlington exhibition

Crown Street Library, Darlington

free exhibition will include images from the Charles Dickens Museum, a reconstruction of Dicken's famous reading desk, footage from an early Dickens film as well as the display of an amazing dolls' house based on Dickens' home in Doughty Street, London, which is now the Charles Dickens Museum.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tenors Un Limited From Venice to Vegas

Customs House, South Shields

Tenors Un Limited - ‘The Rat Pack of Opera’ began performing in 2002. Using talents honed in their previous solo careers in the opera, theatre and recording worlds, they set out to bring their own unique blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements - along with original compositions - to the classical crossover genre. For more than 10

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Artwave North Autumn Exhibition

Botanic Garden, Durham

Artwork by Artwave North 30 September - 31 October

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

Antique/Vintage Fair

Town Hall, meeting room, Helmsley

Quality Antiques,& Vintage fashion. free entry.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Town Hall, meeting room, Market Place, Helmsley, YO62 5BL

Antique/Vintage Fair

Town Hall , Helmsley

Quality Antiques & Rails of Vintage fashion. free entry, Side door entrance.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Town Hall , Meeting Room, Helmsley, YO62 5BL

Labels

Liddiard Theatre, Darlington

Labels "When I was five years old, my Dad was told that our surname might be stopping him from getting a job. So we changed it. It worked." Labels is a solo show, written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava, which chronicles his upbringing in 90s rural Devon as a boy of mixed heritage. This intimate new show draws on Joe's experiences of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall High School, Darlington, DH1 5PA

Nature Reserve, Easington Colliery

free outdoor event which will include craft demonstrations and workshops, as well as the opportunity for members of the public to vote for their favourite pan haggerty recipe in the Pan Hag Championship. Pan haggerty, also known as panaculty or panack, is a traditional regional dish made with potatoes, meat and cheese. It was a favourite

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Nature Reserve, Allan Street, Easington Colliery, SR8 3QH

Russian State Opera presents: Carmen

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Russian State Opera presents: Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. Music by Georges Bizet Librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy Sung in French with English Surtitles “Russian State Opera enjoyed a well deserved standing ovation” Daily Post Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Jane and Louise Wilson – Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You

mima, Middlesbrough

This autumn we present an exhibition by British, Turner Prize-nominated artists Jane and Louise Wilson (born 1967). Known for working with film, video and photography to explore the politics, architecture and technology of conflict, the artists frequently engage in research with academics and other specialists. The exhibition includes a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

in concert with the Wurlitzer

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

Location: New Victoria Centre, nr Crook, Howden-le-Wear, DL158EZ

Breathe!

The Earthbeat Centre, Saltburn, Saltburn

A choral concert of light music in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, featuring New Day Singers, Northern Accord and Bernie Lowery, with a live auction.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: The Earthbeat Centre, Saltburn, Marske Road , Saltburn, TS12 1QA

Northdale , Northallerton

Northdale Horticulture on Yafforth Road, Northallerton are hosting their first ever Woodland Festival. The Northdale Woodfest event is to be held on Saturday October 1st from 10am-4m at the Northdale site and is free. There will be bush crafts, forest school activities, a magical story teller, a leaf disco, a den building area, a fairy house

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

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

Methodist Church, Shildon

There will be many and varied attractions including Methodism in Shildon display. The history of the Methodist Church and the life of its famous son Timothy Hackworth Durham Amateur Football Trust display, The Durham Amateur Football Trust was established to celebrate and keep alive the memories of amateur football in the Glory Days of the

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Methodist Church, Shildon, Shildon, DL4 1AH

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Popular local folk band Fourum return once more for their annual Georgian Theatre ‘extravaganza’ and, if previous years are anything to go by, another hugely entertaining musical evening is guaranteed. Fourum’s music is rooted in a repertoire of self-penned songs that capture the history, traditions and customs of Swaledale, Wensleydale and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Pajama Men

Gala Theatre, Durham

The spectacularly surreal Pajama Men have won acclaim across the globe. Peek into the labyrinthine minds of two of comedy’s greatest talents with an audacious show packed with new, dizzyingly hilarious characters. The shape-shifting double act return with a live, comic existential meltdown that takes place as two comedians attempt to stage an

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Dalby Forest, Pickering

get close to the action

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

Location: Dalby Forest, Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

St Mary's , West Rainton

refreshments, stalls, and a raffle

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

Location: St Mary's , West Rainton, West Rainton, DH6 1NF

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

KYLVER (pronounced Kil-ver) are a four piece progressive heavy rock/metal band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. Born out of a love of progressive rock as well as a desire to play something a little different from past projects. KYLVER is made up of bassist James Bowmaker, drummer Barry Mitcherson, guitarist Jonny

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

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

St Mary's Church West Rainton, West Rainton

St Mary's Church West Rainton are holding a coffee morning in the church building on Saturday October 1st: 10 am to noon. There will be refreshments, stalls, and a raffle. All visitors will be most welcome.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: St Mary's Church West Rainton, South Street, West Rainton, DH46NU

Forum Theatre, Billingham

The police, theatres and members of the public are here by warned to be vigilant and on the look out for two men dressed in black hats, black ties and sunglasses. Otherwise known as The Blues Brothers. Yes folks...They’re back and on a mission! Direct from a residency in Chicago and a national tour of the USA. Last time round they smashed

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater

Sage, Gateshead

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater are two of this generations most in-demand performers. Ange has racked up countless awards for her song writing and live performances, including a nomination at the 2015 BBC Ra­­dio 2 Folk Awards and three consecutive FATEA Magazine award wins. Ange’s last two studio albums – both featuring Lukas Drinkwater on

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

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

Greenfield Gallery, Newton Aycliffe

catch the latest Norman Cornish exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield Arts, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

Fountains by Floodlight with KVU Singers

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Saturday October 1st, 7-8pm. A musical evening which will include sacred works by Hans Leo Hassler, Lodovico Viadana and Rachmaninov and also songs by modern arrangers such as Bob Chilcott, John Rutter and Ken Johnston. KVU Singers, based at Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire, were formed in 1906 as Keighley Vocal Union. They are a mixed voice

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

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

Jabberwocky Market present The 56

Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, Darlington

At 3.40pm on May 11th, 1985, a small fire broke out in the main stand at Valley Parade football ground during the last game of the season. Within four minutes, the wooden structure was ablaze. Adapted solely from over sixty real-life testimonies, this bold and pertinent piece of documentary theatre pays homage to the supporters who lost their

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5PA

Jabberwocky Market present Labels

Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, Darlington

"When I was five years old, my Dad was told that our surname might be stopping him from getting a job. So we changed it. It worked." Labels is a solo show, written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava, which chronicles his upbringing in 90s rural Devon as a boy of mixed heritage. This intimate new show draws on Joe's experiences of heritage

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5PA

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join members of the Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers for live demonstrations of their art in the Museum’s ceramics galleries. This demo complements the current Echoes of Light exhibition.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

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

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

Where science meets art! Play with projection and transform a box. magnifying glass, mobile phone and pop-up tent into your own cinema. Become a film star with our own green screen and try camera's from history - it's perfect family fun!

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

Location: Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk, Thirsk, YO71QS

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join members of the Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers for live demonstrations of their art in the Museum’s ceramics galleries. This demo complements the current Echoes of Light exhibition.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A weekend of drawing at The Head of Steam organised in collaboratio with the North Yorkshire and South Durham Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Have fun helping to create big drawings that stretch the length of the platforms. Be inspired by the historic steam trains, travel memorabilia and the impressive architecture of the Station's interior. All

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

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

Penguin! Elephant

Arts Centre, Washington

Penguin is a little bit selfish. Penguin loves fish fingers, but never shares them. Everything is black and white and that’s just the way Penguin likes it. Until one day Elephant turns up. Elephant is big. Elephant is messy. Elephant likes lots of colour everywhere. However will Penguin cope!? With original songs, hilarious physical comedy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 14:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Fun Palace

Arts Centre, Washington

Art and science meet in a day of fun filled activities! Join us for a fun day of activities celebrating Arts and Science. Taking inspiration from our 3D Glitch exhibition there will be loads things to see and do for the whole family. Fun Palaces are about creating and making together: they are a space where arts and sciences, fun and learning

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Oriental Museum, Durham

From mobile phones to trainers, paper offerings in all shapes and sizes are burned as offerings for the dead in Vietnam. Come along and make your own weird and wonderful offerings. Advice for parents and caregivers: •This activity is drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) •This activity is included in the Museum admission price and are

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Sinatra & Friends Holographic Concert

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

The Sinatra & Friends Holographic Concert is a unique live visual and auditory spectacle performed by an incredible cast of live singers and musicians as well as Holographic presences of the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald & more… Be transported back to the 1950s to Dino’s Bar & Restaurant as the spectacular stage set

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

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

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

Normanby Methodist Church, Normanby

Coffee Morning Normanby Methodist Church Saturday 2nd October from 10am Stalls include tombola, books, & more Come & chat with friends All are welcome

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Normanby Methodist Church, Cleveland Street, Normanby, TS6 0LW

Opening the Door

Oriental Museum, Durham

Durham University is home to a significant collection of 20th century and 21st century prints featuring works by Andy Warhol, Eric Gill, Sandra Blow, Peter Blake and Barbara Hepworth. With no permanent gallery space, until now these works have largely gone unseen and unknown by the public. This exhibition presents a selection of works from the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

Saturday afternoon brass band concert.

Category: Music - Brass
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: Ushaw Durham, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

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

Harvest Coffee Morning

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, Reeth

Drop in for coffee and cakes and to see the Harvest Thanksgiving display.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The green, Reeth, DL11 6AB

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

Communtiy Centre, Chester-le-Street

beginners welcome

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

Location: Communtiy Centre, Newcastle road, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TS

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

Ey Up Stand Up

The Forum - Ancillary Room, Northallerton

Kate Fox and friends take to the stage again in a comedy evening of spoken word. Ey Up Stand Up is rapidly becoming a favourite event in the spoken word calendar and brings fantastic performers directly to your doorstep.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Forum - Ancillary Room, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Ugly Animals Roadshow

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why should the panda get all the praise? The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is dedicated to raising the profile of the world’s most aesthetically challenged endangered species. Hosted by TV presenter and science comedian Simon Watt (from Channel 4′s Inside Nature’s Giants), this family friendly performance celebrates and explores the

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: Centre for Life, 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

David Gibbon Photgraphy

The Witham, Barnard Castle

David and Louise bring images of their past year travelling around the UK, Scottish Highlands, Poland and the Boreal Forest in Finland. The couple have always had an interest in wildlife, but it wasn't until 2009 when the RSPB opened a flagship £7 million nature reserve - Saltholme on Teesside - that their interest in photography really took off.

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

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

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

An English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre co-production in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre Following its critically acclaimed sell out run at the Orange Tree Theatre, Terence Rattigan's sparkling 1936 comedy comes to the Harrogate Theatre this September. After a group of young men arrive at Monsieur Maingot's French school

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Empire, Sunderland

Bill Kenwright presents Sarah Harding and Andy Moss in a brand new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope: Ghost - The Musical. Girls Aloud singer and actress Sarah Harding will make her stage debut this autumn starring as ‘Molly’, opposite Andy Moss, best known for starring as Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, as

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Ghosts

Washington Old Hall, Washington

Company E, an international dance company based in Washington DC, will be working with Sunderland dance students to perform a dance inspired by Washington History. Booking is essential.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, NE387LE

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'

Ripley Town Hall , Ripley

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: Ripley Town Hall , Main Street, Ripley, HG3 3AX

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

Waterhouses Village Hall , Waterhouses

Waterhouses Village Hall October 1st 2017 Please to announce the happy, return of Trimdon Folk Band. Fabulous Ceilidh Band come and dance the night away. 7:00pm Price to include supper. contact 0191 373 4949 or 07849166

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

Location: Waterhouses Village Hall , Station St, Waterhouses, dh7 9as

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

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

Michael Chapman + Lee Maddison

The Peoples Bookshop, Durham

At the age of 75 Michael Chapman has found himself back in vogue - well, as 'in vogue' as a songwriter exploring progressive rock, jazz, and psychedelia can get. In recent times Michael’s 1969 debut album Rainmaker has been cited in the NME by Artic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner as his essential listen. In 2012 a tribute album: Oh Michael, Look

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: The Peoples Bookshop, Saddlers Yard, Durham, DH1 3NP

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

Try It At ARC: Wet Felting Workshop

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

In this workshop, you will be guided on a wet felting journey using vibrant works of art based on Great British nature. It will introduce the techniques behind Wet felting as you create your very own great British felt landscapes of sea and country. Wet felting is achieved by wetting layers of wood fibres in warm soapy water. The fibres are

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

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

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

Early Bird Opening

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

For visitors with an Autistic Spectrum Condition Every first Saturday of the month from 6th August 9am-10am We appreciate that queues and hustle and bustle can be overwhelming so we are opening our doors early to ease your arrival. Early Bird Opening also means you can have a quieter visit to our Café . Enjoy a hot drink or homemade snack

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting

Hotel du Vin Harrogate, Harrogate

Join us on an 'introduction to wine' day from 11.00am to 4.00pm, including Champagne and delicious 2-course lunch in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Our venue will be the stylish Hotel Du Vin on Prospect Place, overlooking The Stray, and right in the heart of the historic town centre. Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Hotel du Vin Harrogate, Prospect Place , Harrogate, HG1 1LB

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

Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch in Harrogate

Hotel du Vin Harrogate, Harrogate

Join us on an 'introduction to wine' day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including Champagne and delicious 2-course lunch in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Our venue will be the stylish Hotel Du Vin on Prospect Place, overlooking The Stray, and right in the heart of the historic town centre. Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Hotel du Vin Harrogate, Prospect Place, Harrogate, HG1 1LB

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

Call in for a cup of tea or coffee, and biscuits only 50p, cheapest in town

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Carl Hutchinson & Sean Percival

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 1st 2016: Carl Hutchinson - “Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making” - ★★★★ - Three Weeks Sean Percival - “Sean's humour is not surreal, it's not wacky, it's just bloody funny.

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

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL1 1SG

Funny Way To Be Comedy: Pete Firman: TriX

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) Pete Firman hits the road in 2016 with his astonishing new show, fresh from his 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival. Expect Pete's trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Prepare to be amazed!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

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

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

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

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

The Prodigy Tribute Band(Jilted Generation) @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Kitchen Sink Presents: A special tribute night to the The Prodigy by the Worlds only full live tribute Jilted Generation - The Prodigy Tribute Band are the World's Only full live tribute band to the Prodigy have been tearing it up around the UK and parts of Europe. Out of Space / Voodoo People / Breathe / Firestarter / Smack My Bitch Up

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

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181DB

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

The Western Front Association Durham Branch

Conerstones, Chester-le-Street

First World War Conference and Exhibition

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:45

Location: Conerstones, North Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TF

First World War Conference

Cornerstones Chester-le-Street Methodist Church, Chester-le-Street

The Western Front Association Durham Branch, 1916-2016 First World War Centenary Conference and Exhibition

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:30

Location: Cornerstones Chester-le-Street Methodist Church, North Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TF

Alington House, Durham

Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east

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

Location: Alington House, saddler street , Durham, Dl1 3et

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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