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Cinderella

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This Christmas, Theatre Royal panto audiences are invited to join the comedy trio of Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward at the most magical pantomime of them all, ...

Jack Whitehall

Empire, Sunderland

Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall is back on tour and bringing his brand new live show to theatres across the country. JACK WHITEHALL: AT LARGE is the biggest tour ...

Status Quo The Last Night of the Electrics

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In February 2016, Status Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour ...

Yorkshire Bach Choir

Sir Jack Lyons concert hall, University of York, York

An unmissable trio of festive works by two Bachs - JS and CPE - will be performed by Yorkshire Bach Choir on Saturday 11 December at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall. JS Bach’s ...

The Giving Box

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

Visitors to intu Metrocentre are encouraged to buy an extra present while doing their Christmas shopping, which they can drop off at the Giving Box or any customer service desk. intu Metrocentre is celebrating the true spirit of Christmas by teaming up with Metro Radio's Cash For Kids Mission Christmas campaign to provide gifts for

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event. No set start -21:00

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

Santa's Naughty Elf

Customs House, South Shields

Elfluent is back to being the naughtiest elf in the North Pole. Trying to get out of making any toys he finds Fairy Snowflakes spell book to cast a spell that will do all the work for him. Only he casts the wrong spell, freezing everything in the workshop! He must find the only Elf who can withstand such freezing temperatures to help get Christmas

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

California Colours - Jenny and Geoff Morten

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Jenny Morten is a British ceramicist, trained at York School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design in London. She is a Professional member of the Craft Potters Association. Her work has covered the spectrum of clay. In the 1980's as co-founder and partner in J&G Ceramic Designs, based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, she made functional

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

£47, booking essential

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:30

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

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 Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

A selling exhibition of Wensleydale artists. We are delighted to welcome back Judith Bromley, Robert Nicholls & Emma Amsden, who have previously exhibited at The Garden Rooms, and joining them will be Lynn Ward, Jo Garlick and Hannah Scully. From Saturday, December 3 (until December 18)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

York Castle Museum, York

Join us for an immersive and intimate production of Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol on the festively decorated Victorian street Kirkgate. Take a walking tour along the cobbles and travel through time with Ebenezer Scrooge on his journey of redemption and enlightenment to fine the true meaning of Christmas. Includes a glass of wine and a mince

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, , York, YO1 9RY

Market Square, Darlington

Each morning pre-school children will be encouraged to come along and learn how to make festive decorations using recycled materials, while in the afternoons, adults can find out how to make everything from fabric tree decorations and garlands to festive phone cases. On Monday to Wednesday (until December 23) The arts and crafts sessions are part

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

Location: Market Square, Market Square, Darlington, DL1 5PX

Badapple Theatre Company present 'The Elves and the Carpenter'

Stillingfleet Village Hall , York

It's toy making time in Santa's workshop but Mrs Claus is getting worried. The Elves have left the building. In fact, they haven't been seen since last Christmas when they packed their cases and headed off to their other jobs around the globe. A whirlwind journey ensues and Mrs Claus finds the most mischievous of the helpers hiding out amongst the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Stillingfleet Village Hall , York Road, York, YO19 6SJ

The Firefighters' Charity Christmas Concert

The Forum, Northallerton

Start the festive season early and come join the successful Lockwood Brass Band in performing all your favourite Christmas carols. Appealing to all ages this event is guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit as well as helping raise funds to support injured fire fighters and their families.

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

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Richie Ramone to play Think Tank, Newcastle

Think Tank?, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, is reinvigorating rock’n’roll with a punchy new album and monster headline tour across the globe. On Tuesday 6th December, Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, will be playing a rip-roaring show at Think Tank, Newcastle. Richie Ramone is famed for his time spent

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

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

Christmas party

Revolution Newcastle under Lyme, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Celebrate Christmas in style at Revolution Newcastle upon Tyne every day from 1st to 24th December. Packages include 3 course dining, a Christmas buffet and bar snacks, with prices starting from £17.95 per person.

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

Location: Revolution Newcastle under Lyme, Collingwood Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1JF

A Tribute to Ansel Adams: 100 years of photographing Yosemite

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

Photographs by Charles Cramer Joe Cornish & Dave Chalmers 2016 marks the centenary of Ansel Adam’s first ever photographic trip to Yosemite National Park in California, as a young boy with his Brownie box camera. It is fitting therefore, that our last exhibition of 2016 is a tribute to his photography and the iconic images of Yosemite.

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

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

Santa's FREE Grotto at intu Metrocentre

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

intu Metrocentre has a treat in store for all good north east girls and boys this festive season with the opening of Santa's free Grotto, in association with Playmobil, on Saturday 12 November. Situated in the lower Qube, yellow mall, underneath the giant Christmas tree, Santa's free Grotto will be offering children the chance to divulge their

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

A glamorous new exhibition at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate showcases costumes seen in screen portrayals of the writings of two great female novelists, Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë. This sumptuous exhibition features the wedding dresses worn by Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet in the 1995 film of Sense and Sensibility, and an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Town Hall, Northallerton

Dance classes for improvers Ballroom Latin American, Latest Sequnce Dances

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 20:00-21:30, 20:00-21:30

Location: Town Hall, Town Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting in York

Hotel du Vin York, York

We all enjoy a glass of fizz to celebrate birthdays, Christmas, weddings or just the fact that spring is here. Tonight we will give you the chance to taste six beautiful sparkling wines and compare them side by side. Will you be able to tell the difference? The world of sparkling wines is getting bigger all the time from fruity, fun Italian

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Hotel du Vin York, 88 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX

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

Spiegeltent

Town Centre, Darlington

an elaborately decorated wooden marquee with a domed top - which will provide the setting for a packed programme of festive events and activities. Lit by gaslight-style lanterns and dressed with mirrors and velvet, the Spiegeltent will be an opulent backdrop for everything from street food markets and shopping fairs to live music and crafts –

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

Location: Town Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

‘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

Art Exhibition: A Sense of Place

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

An exhibition of paintings and original prints in a variety of media. The works selected are concerned with atmosphere of a particular location. Some local scenes, café interiors, domestic gardens, and Lake Windermere are all represented here.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

Location: World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Owen Gate, Durham, DH1 3HB

Kunsthuis Gallery, York

Kunsthuis’ highly anticipated annual Ceramics Show welcomes a select group of ceramicists living and working both in the UK and Internationally who are pushing the boundaries of their creative practice. The exhibition celebrates our belief that ceramics can engage, inspire and invite the contemplation of the process of design. Painter Lisa House

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Kunsthuis Gallery, Mill Green Farm, York, YO61 4TT

Christmas at Beamish

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

Step back into Christmas past and join the celebrations as you explore 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, the 1900s Town and Pit Village and 1940s Farm. There will be a chance to visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto, or why not feed his gorgeous reindeer? From ice skating to traditional stalls, festive food to steam train rides, Christmas at

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

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

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

Aladdin

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

It’s Never Too Early to Book for a Magical Carpet Ride to the Far East … From the same team that brought you 2015’s smash hit, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, prepare to be taken on an enchanting journey you’ll remember forever. All our wishes have come true as we announce that Boyzone’s Shane Lynch will star as the evil Abanazar!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Santa's Little Helper

Arts Centre, Washington

Young Albert Tuttle is nearly 7 years old, far too old to believe in Santa! How does a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas fit down the chimney anyway? But Albert is in for a big surprise. For as he sleeps on Christmas Eve, a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbles down his chimney like a roly poly pudding. It’s Santa and he’s

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

Unhomely Objects

Oriental Museum, Durham

An installation within the Rutt Gallery of Korea by artist Kee Ryong Choi Korean glass artist Kee Ryong Choi has lived in the UK for ten years. His work explores the idea of what he terms ‘unhomeliness’, a sense of not belonging within either Korean or British culture. Choi’s works are set within the context of the Korean collections at

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Jack and the Beanstalk

Customs House, South Shields

The Dame and her twin sons live on a dairy farm, unfortunately she’s now down to just one cow and her ice cream business is melting away. Her sons Jack and Arbuthnot are of little help, so her only remaining asset Doddington the Cow has got to be sold. The boys set off to sell the cow, unfortunately she’s traded a handful of seemingly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Beauty and the Beast

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This year Newcastle Panto present the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast. In a small French village, the beautiful and intelligent Belle ignores her suitor, the vain and boorish Gaston, as she cares for her father, eccentric inventor Maurice. On his way to the fair, Maurice stumbles upon a foreboding castle in the woods, and is thrown

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Music may not have won the war, but it is widely thought that the British love for music helped keep spirits high during the turmoil. Told through real life letters, stories and the great music of the time, ROS will take you back to the early 1940's, finishing with a fantastic V-E Day celebration. This show features great songs such as White Cliffs

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Inquisitive Infants (0-5)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Creative sessions for 0-5 year olds. Come and explore in this creatively nurturing session, to engage children's minds, hands and imaginations. Weekly activities will help encourage and develop: • self confidence • problem solving skills • dexterity, gross and fine motor skills • social and emotional awareness Ticket includes a drink

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

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

Luna

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An enchanting theatre experience about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark for 2-4 year olds and their families. Luna is bored up in the sky with noone to play with. Although she is surrounded by stars, they never quite understand her - it's certainly lonely being the only moon. One night, as she's racing among the stars, she

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

James Henry Trotter is a very sad and lonely little boy who lives with his rotsome, horrible aunts. They make him peel the floor and polish the spuds, wash the beds and make the dishes, James isn't allowed any friends to play with or even books to read. But one day this all changes, with the help of one thousand magical long slimy crocodile

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Animal Inside Out

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Get under nature’s skin with this unforgettable exhibition featuring real animals preserved through plastination. From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches - embark on an anatomical safari exploring more than 100 real animal specimens. Marvel at the muscles supporting the neck of the 5m tall giraffe and stand face to face with an adult

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

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

Dick Whittington

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Join Dick and his magical feline friend on their enchanting adventure from the heart of Harrogate to the nation’s capital where the streets are said to be paved with gold. BUT if Dick is going to fulfil his destiny and become the Lord Mayor of London he is going to need all the help he can get from his friends and a whole host of hilarious and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Weird Nature

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The natural world is full of surprises. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. This new Science Theatre show explores some of the weird and wonderful feats that living things are capable of. Expect live science demos and plenty of fascinating facts!

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

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

Elf's Christmas Wish

Gala Theatre, Durham

Elf and Elfie are back in Durham this Christmas and getting into their usual muddle! This year they have moved to the Wrapping department and have to make sure all the presents are ready for delivery but Uh Oh!… What a catastrophe!… Something has happened to the map needed to guide the sleigh through the sky!… Elf’s Christmas Wish is

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Jack and the Beanstalk

Gala Theatre, Durham

After last year’s acclaimed and best-selling Cinderella, Neil Armstrong and Paul Hartley are back to write, direct and star in the Gala Theatre Panto once more as they bring you the heroic and hilarious tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack (Jamie Brown) has fallen in love with Princess Jilliana (Sarah Boulter), but she has been kidnapped by

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Globe Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

brand new show by Alexander Millar. Renowned for his nostalgic, humorous depictions of the flat-capped, dark-suited working man of Tyneside.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Globe Gallery, 53-57 Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14HZ

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

JMW Turner

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Be inspired by J M W Turner's moonlit watercolour painting of Shields, on the River Tyne. The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to connect with Tyneside's rich coal history and the community who worked to make it a cornerstone of the national economy by 1826. The painting is exclusively on loan to the museum from Tate Britain, London, and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Mischief Before Christmas

Theatre Royal, York

A magical, mischievous adventure for 3- to 7-year-olds and their grown-ups. Once upon a time there were two rather mischievous Christmas spirits. They would travel the land with a twinkle in their eye, looking for a place to tell their stories – the perfect place, just right for a little mischief, a sprinkling of Christmas magic and a huge

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Liza Dracup: Landmarks

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A stunning series of photographs inspired by images in the Harrogate Fine Art collection featuring well loved and familiar Yorkshire locations captured at different times of the day and night.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Buy art works from invited artists in this mini version of the popular Christmas Art Sale.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jack and the Beanstalk

Forum Theatre, Billingham

the return of Barnaby as Barni, The Harper Brothers as The Henchmen, Craig Ansell as Dame Polly Pott, Charlie Cairoli as King, Victoria Holtom as Sweet Pea - The Bean Fairy, Kurtis Stacey (Alex Moss in ITV's Emmerdale) as Fleshcreep and new to the Forum - Lola Saunders (X Factor Finalist 2014) as Jill, Danny Walters (Tiger Dyke in ITV's Benidorm)

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Sleeping Beauty

The Empire, Consett

Leah Bell in partnership with Leisureworks bring their SMASH HIT family pantomime to the Empire for the 6th year! Starring Leah Bell and full supporting cast, Sleeping Beauty promises to be bursting with magic, hilarious characters, fantastic scenery and lots of audience participation.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Cinderella

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This Christmas, Theatre Royal panto audiences are invited to join the comedy trio of Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward at the most magical pantomime of them all, Cinderella. Cinderella will be brought spectacularly to life in a sumptuous production packed with special effects, family-friendly comedy, stunning sets, outrageous costumes,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Doubled Youth

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevičius (born Utena, 1964) presents a new 3D film. 20 July 2015 traces the removal of several socialist realist sculptures from a prominent site in central Vilnius, known as the Green Bridge. The eight sculptures served as a well-known landmark since their installation in 1952 and this film examines the necessity

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Northwood Primary , Darlington

Family Learning courses, suitable for parents, grandparents and carers. Learn to create various crafts for the festive season.

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

Location: Northwood Primary , Pendleton Road South , Darlington, DL1 2HE

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

Beginners Arabic

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Adult Learning course suitable for beginners who would like to learn to speak and read basic words and phrases in Arabic.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

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

Messy Tots Art Club

The Lodge, Consett

Preschool Art sessions for 2-4 year olds. Experiment with fruit printing, mask making and puppet making! Booking essential. Please wear suitable clothes for getting messy!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:00

Location: The Lodge, Blackhill and Consett Park, Consett, DH8 5TA

My Policing Days in Thirsk - Kirkleatham Museum Talk

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Peter Howe BEM talks about his time as a police officer in Thirsk - perhaps when 'Heartbeat' met 'James Herriot'! Admission charge includes light refreshments.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham Village, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Hilarity Bites presents... Damian Clark & Dave Johns

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Angel at Topcliffe on December 6th 2016: Damian Clark - “There is barely a bad word to say about Clark: distinctive and possessing a comic talent beyond his years, both biological and mental” - Chortle Dave Johns - Star of Palme d’Or award winning film 'I, Daniel Blake’. “He shifts from the sublime,

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

Location: The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, YO73RW

Hilarity Bites presents... Dave Johns & Damian Clark

Friends of Wine, Ripon

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Friends of Wine in Ripon on December 6th 2016: Dave Johns - Star of Palme d’Or award winning film 'I, Daniel Blake’. “He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - An extremely entertaining hour” - The Guardian Damian Clark - “There is barely a bad word to say about Clark:

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

Location: Friends of Wine, Blossomgate, Ripon, HG4 2AJ

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

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

Stanley Civic Hall, Stanley

Age UK County Durham Afternoon Tea starting Tuesday 6th of September continuing on the first Tuesday of every month.

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

Location: Stanley Civic Hall, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA

Darlington Orchestra rehearsals

St Thomas Aquinas church hall, Darlington

Darlington Orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:15pm until 9:00pm (during Darlington school term-times) at St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, North Road DL1 3PU. Term starts September 6, no rehearsals on October 25, on December 20 & 27. There are no auditions although playing standard of at least Grade-IV for most instruments is required. It’s

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:00

Location: St Thomas Aquinas church hall, North Road, Darlington, DL1 3PU

Darlington Orchestra Rehearsals

St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Darlington

Darlington Orchestra performs two major concerts each year - with rehearsals onTuesday from 7:15pm until 9:00pm in Darlington (school term-times). There are no auditions although playing standard of at least Grade-IV is preferred. It’s not necessary to have taken the grades but that level and being able to read music are required. •

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:00

Location: St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Historic England presents 'Out There' - a celebration of England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection of public art. 'Out There' will shed light on the sculptures and structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985, long before the iconic Angel of the North was conceived. Many of these pieces have been lost, damaged, moved

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

Location: Bessie Surtees House, 1-44 Sandhill, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 3JF

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

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

Creative Age

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Join us for lively and supportive creative sessions, designed for people living with the early stages of dementia and their carers. Activities will be sociable and develop creativity. Every few months, we will explore a different creative activity. Over time, you will have the opportunity to try a variety of activities such as storytelling

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Peter Pan

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

We are very pleased to announce details of a fantastic Christmas show. Stockton Riverside College will be bringing their adaption of Peter Pan to the ARC. Opening on 2 December 2016 until 15 December, this is sure to be the perfect magical fairy tale for children and adults alike.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 13:30

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

A Brief History of Theatre (16 session course)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

An informal introduction to the development of European theatre from its earliest origins in ancient Greece to the five key practitioners (Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Constantin Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht & Samuel Beckett) who provided the solid foundations for modern 20th and 21st century theatre. The course consists of sixteen sessions

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Snow Dragon

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

The night of the Snow Dragon approaches! Billy has everything a young goat could need, and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon. who will bring him even more goodies… But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 13:00

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

Chester-le-Street Art Society

Chester-le-Street Community Association, Chester-le-Street

Looking for new members - experienced or beginners. Not tutored but experienced member on hand to give assistance in watercolour, acrylics, oils and pencil and charcoal drawing. Twice yearly exhibition in the local library.

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

Location: Chester-le-Street Community Association, Newcastle Road, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TS

Chester-le-Street Art Society

Chester-le-Street Community Association, Chester-le-Street

We are looking for new members of all abilities. Although there is no formal tuition, experienced members are on hand to give assistance. Watercolour, oil, acrylic,pencil and charcoal drawing and painting are all catered for. We have twice yearly exhibitions in the local library. We meet every Tuesday morning from 10-12.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Chester-le-Street Community Association, Newcastle Road, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TS

Girl's Boxercise

The Clock, Thirsk

Come and build your confidence, get some exercise and most of all have fun at Girl's Boxercise Class. It takes place in The Methodist Church on St James Green in Thirsk every Tuesday between 5:30 and 6:15pm

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:30-18:15

Location: The Clock, Church Hall, Thirsk, YO7 1AQ

Barkers cafe, Northallerton

NCT National Childbirth Trust holds coffee mornings in Northallerton, Bedale and Thirsk a great chance to meet up with other parents to share experiences and have coffee, cake and conversation

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Barkers cafe, High Street, Northallerton, dl7 8lp

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An in-focus display of outstanding artworks from The Bowes Museum’s own collection, highlighting the Founders’ interest in Napoleon and his times.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

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

On the Surface

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Kirkleatham Talks Club

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

'My Policing Days in Thirsk' - retired police officer Peter Howe describes the good and the 'interesting' - 'Heartbeat' meets 'James Herriot'! The talks club is open to all, there are no subscription or joining fees.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham Village, Redcar, TS10 5NW



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