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Woodhorn Classic VW Rally

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, Ashington

A new one day Classic VW Rally at Woodhorn Museum Ashington on Saturday 3rd September organised by VW enthusiasts working with Woodhorn ...

Ultimate Bowie

Forum Theatre, Billingham

David Bowie has frequently reinvented his music and image, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators over the last five decades! His sudden death has ...

Imaginary Spaces Exhibition

The Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar

An exhibition of illustration and design by Darlington based illustrator Brian Lee. Including work from his 30 children's books, prints, packaging visuals and design work. 23 ...

Sew What! Textiles Day

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

Join us for a fun day of workshops and demonstrations celebrating the versatility and beauty of textiles. Watch the makers at work, have a go yourself and take the opportunity to ...

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Tocketts Mill, Guisborough

Demonstration of milling locally grown wheat to produce wholemeal flour. This is a full milling demonstration by which the very distinctive wholemeal Tocketts flour is produced from wheat grown in a neighbouring village using traditional millstones - a technique which produced this most basic food material for over 8 hundred years. Visitors can

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tocketts Mill, A173 Skelton Road, Guisborough, TS146QA

Waterworld Week

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

Celebrate the world of water with a week of water-themed activities at RSPB Saltholme. The ponds at Saltholme are teaming with life so why not explore all that our water world has to offer? Grab a family pond dipping kit and discover the creatures that live below the surface of the water, listen as the creatures living in the reed beds put on a

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

Location: RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough, TS21TU

Traditional Crafts Weekend

Botanic Garden, Durham

Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer will be demonstrating their skills in the garden.

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

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

Customs House, South Shields

A brand new musical by John Miles & Tom Kelly. Inspired by a True Story. Director Ray Spencer Musical Director Dave Bintley Assistant Director & Choreographer Mina Anwar 8 Ordinary Women 1 Extraordinary Story Dolly Mixtures is based on eight South Shields women who set-up the variety act, The Dolly Mixtures when one of their husbands'

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fairy festival

Golden Hill Farm, Saltburn

The campsite, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park is lining up a packed programme of activities for families during the Fairy and Lost Boy Festival, whether they’re visiting for the day or staying for all, or part of the weekend. The programme includes 20-minute workshops devoted to making potions, wands, head dresses and

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

Location: Golden Hill Farm, Saltburn, Saltburn, TS13 4TJ

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

Witton Park Village Hall, Witton Park

Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 27th August - Monday 29th August inclusive. Open 10am - 4pm. The annual exhibtion of work produced by local artists, from the class of artist Trish Hudson-Moses. A more varied exhibition this year as the artists expand their creativity. Refreshments are available, and viewing is in a pleasant and relaxing venue.

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

Location: Witton Park Village Hall, Main Street, Witton Park, DL14 0DX

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

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

for kids of all ages, including meet the reptiles, mini-beasts and other animals, bouncy castle, face painting and games, plus BBQ

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Fly away with us as we take you on a swashbuckling adventure to the magical world of Neverland with Peter Pan and the dastardly Captain Hook. Meet members of the Darling family, Hook's pirates, and Tinkerbell in the world where you never never grow old.

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

Location: Crook Hall and Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH15SZ

Scarecrow festival

Thornton le Dale, Thornton-le-Dale

The festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend around the village 'Scarecrow Trail'. There are at least 60 scarecrows on the trail, with many many more around the pond/village. Scroll down the page and you will see photograhs of the 2015 scarecrows. There is plenty of car parking space in the heart of the village, with very easy

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

Location: Thornton le Dale, Thornton le Dale, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7RR

Frosterley Village Hall, Bishop Auckland

lots of photographs of past exhibition, come and look and see who has changed in the past 40 years. There will also be tombola, raffle, food and drink

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

Location: Frosterley Village Hall, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2QW

Life on the brink: wildlife of India and Amazonia

Joe Cornish Galleries, Richmond in North Yorks

Will Nicholls and Param Sandhu were not known to each other before this collaboration, but both photographers have traveled extensively and spent considerable time photographing wildlife where habitat and resources are under threat. Param has been photographing Indian tigers for several years and now specialises in images of females and their

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Richmond in North Yorks, DL61NA

Linda Mumba Art Exhibition

Cafe on the Green, Durham

Beautiful landscapes and Seascapes by Durham based artist Linda Mumba. Originals and framed prints are available to purchase. After attending Art College in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Linda’s art career began to take shape in the studio of Hugh Mackay Carpets, where she created exclusive designs for hotels, ships, leisure facilities and private

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

Location: Cafe on the Green, Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RL

Beer, Cider & Cheese Festival

The George and Dragon, Hudswell

Following the success of the first Beer, Cider and Cheese festival held at the George and Dragon Inn, Hudswell, Richmond in 2015, Stuart the landlord and his team are holding this year’s festival on the August bank holiday and extending it to three days on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The George and Dragon is Yorkshire's first community owned pub

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-23:00

Location: The George and Dragon, Hudswell, Hudswell, DL11 6BL

Kirk Levington village hall, Stockton-on-Tees

Up to six miles. Meet at Kirk Levington village hall, 5:00pm. 01325-469476.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Kirk Levington village hall, Pump Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15 9WF

Saint Cuthberts Church Hall, Darlington

The Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society are holding there annual Bank Holiday Flower Show. As well as Chrysanthemums and Dahlias there are classes for Gladiolus, Roses, Sweet Peas, Pot Plants and Floral Arrangements, these are all open classes and entries can be made on the day. Blooms can be purchased for collection at the end.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Saint Cuthberts Church Hall, Market Place, Darlington, DL3 7JJ

Masham Town Hall, Masham

Flea Market with a great variety of stalls and delicious home-made Refreshments. Admission 50p / Children free (Raising funds for Grewelthorpe Church). Masham Town Hall, Bank Holiday Monday, August 29th, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00, 10:00-16:00

Location: Masham Town Hall, Market Place, Masham, HG44DY

Ustinov College, Durham

Henri Matisse: The Last Works 5 August - 11 September 2016 Ustinov College, Durham University This summer Ustinov College and The Global Citizenship Programme are hosting an exhibition of lithograph prints by Henri Matisse from the 1958 publication of Verve magazine. A renowned painter, in 1953 Henri Matisse (1869-1954) began working with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ustinov College, Howlands Farm, Durham, DH1 3DE

North Sea Tall Ships Reagatta

Dun Cow Stage, Blyth

The Port of Blyth in Northumberland will come alive when it hosts the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta from Friday 26 - Monday 29 August. Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular Tall Ships in the world will sail into Blyth for a fantastic four day festival. There will be lots to see and do with 1.5 miles of entertainment, food and drink and the

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-22:00

Location: Dun Cow Stage, Quayside, Blyth, NE24 3PA

The Sandpiper, Cullercoats

A chance to raise a glass of some of the region’s best craft brews at this family-friendly event. Beers will include Firebrick Trade Star, Anarchy Quiet Riot, Cullercoats Fortified Shuggy Special and Tynebank Strawberries & Cream, while ciders include Somersby Strawberry & Rhubarb and Westons Flat Tyre. From Friday, August 26 (until Monday,

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

Location: The Sandpiper, Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, NE30 3EP

Tyneside Cinema (The Gallery), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Marking the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk. The artwork takes a rare Super 8 film of two live performances by the Sex Pistols in 1976, reanimates each individual frame and then displays the image across the cinema screen. www.tynesidecinema.co.uk From August 27 (until September 7)

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

Location: Tyneside Cinema (The Gallery), Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

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

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Album Launch

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00

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

Moscow State Circus

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An awe inspiring new show From the ‘Worlds, most famous circus’.
 A place where wishes become reality. The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest & greatest production to date, based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or “the flower with seven colors,” by by Valentin Petrovich Katayev

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Town Moor, Grandstand Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE23NH

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

Moscow State Circus: 7 Zhelany

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest & greatest production to date, based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or “the flower with seven colors,” by by Valentin Petrovich Katayev where each of the petals represent a wish and is the perfect back drop for what is undoubtedly the greatest & most famous circus on

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Town Moor, Grandstand Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 3NH

Boat Curves

Customs House, South Shields

The curving line of a wooden boat is a complex combination of geometry and craft. Artist Stephen Livingstone joins up with filmmaker Cat Hardwick in a collaboration with the North East Maritime Trust for an installation of drawings, sculpture and video about the traditions of boat design and building. The Trust seeks to maintain and perpetuate this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

GeorgeFest16

Around Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks

Culloden Tower - one of Richmond’s most recognised buildings - will open for a rare public viewing as part of a summer festival celebrating the town’s rich Georgian heritage. GeorgeFest16 is being held in Richmond from 15 August to 2 September and there will be a wide selection of events and activities taking place throughout the three-week

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

Location: Around Richmond, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

plus three other artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

In Pursuit of Pleasure

Fairfax House, York

summer exhibition will look at the social scene in English towns and cities including London, delving into the tempting array of decadent activities and pleasurable pursuits catering for all tastes and predilections, sometimes challenging the notions of what ‘polite’ entertainment encompassed in the eighteenth century. In Pusuit of Pleasure

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Trench paper for Tommy

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

The ‘Trench paper for Tommy’ project will enable children and families to find out more about what soldiers read in the trenches, and how publications like the famous ‘Wipers Times’ kept them entertained during the most difficult of times. The activity is linked to our special exhibition marking the centenary of The Battle of The Somme.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Green Howards Museum, Trinity Square, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Summer Exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture of their surroundings.

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

Fresh from shows in london and new york the regions best emerging designers showcase their work throughout the summer in our stunning building. Come & see the next generation of design talent.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Community Centre, Chester-le-Street

interactive and multisensory powered by music, props, lights, bubbles, creativity and imagination. For new borns and little ones up to 3 years

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:45

Location: Community Centre, Chester-le-Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TS

Mourning Has Broken!

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

It's time to go into mourning for the holidays as we enter the last week before school starts. Find out what happened to the dead at the Workhouse compared to wealthier people. Dress up in mourning clothes, embalm in the morgue, make a clay memorial and black wax seal, find out more about funeral food. No booking is required, activities are free

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre, Middlesbrough

Are you 50+, retired or semi- retired, living in Teesside and looking for a friendly social group to make new friends? Cleveland Outlook is a mixed social group who meet most Monday evenings at the Municipal Golf Centre in Middlesbrough and participate in an interesting and varied programme of activities. New members are always welcome. For

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS5 7YZ

Silver Tai Chi Beginners

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Tai Chi is the Chinese art of systematic body movement designed to achieve physical, mental and spiritual harmony. This course will give you a step by step guide to achieving calm, fitness and balance and can also be practised for its health benefits including: Improves posture, flexibility and balance. Reduces stress and promotes mental

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30

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

Silver Tai Chi Intermediates

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Tai Chi is the Chinese art of systematic body movement designed to achieve physical, mental and spiritual harmony. This course will give you a step by step guide to achieving calm, fitness and balance along with other health benifits including: Improves posture, flexibility and balance. Reduces stress and promotes mental wellbeing. Lowers

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-14:30

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

Show Offs: an exhibition of art by AJ Garrett and Rebecca Little

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Long running Stockton based DIY arts gang Peg Powler are back with a show featuring the art of club founders AJ and Rebecca. Clown art, performing animals, and trying your best are the themes. AJ and Rebecca have been knocking around for ages, and have curated acclaimed shows in the past featuring loads of artists including Nuala C. Murphy and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Summer Holiday Animal Adventures

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

This summer there will be daily outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Set off into the woods on our extended woodland trail. Follow the footprints, taking brass rubbings along the way, to find the lost baby animals hiding in the undergrowth and complete the activity sheet. Head to the lakeside for fun on the adventure

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

a magical exhibition of fairytales and nursery rhymes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Pirate Trail

Sage, Gateshead

Ahoy there me hearties! Come aboard the good ship Sage Gateshead for a swashbuckling trail in the name of treasure and pieces of eight! Can you help Captain Sage unlock his hidden treasure?

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

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

Spot on the Wall

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Our popular open art exhibition returns for another year. Visitors will enjoy an ever-changing display of work from amateur and professional artists. The exhibition takes over every part of our gallery space, and all the work is for sale. Artists book a spot on our wall or hire a cabinet to display their work, then hold their breath and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Aysgarth village, Aysgarth

August bank holiday Monday,village fete. Lots of stalls,tombola,bouncy castle, home made cake stall,Hawes silver band,fancy dress, children's sports,coconut shy,BBQ,afternoon teas,lots of fun for every one. From 13.30

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Aysgarth village, main road, Aysgarth, DL8 3AH

Summer fun

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

There’s something for all the family to enjoy every day of the summer holidays. From brass bands to 1940s Home Guard, craft activities to Victorian lessons, we’ll have loads of activities and fun that you can join in! There’ll be a chance to try something different at the museum – get to know our animals a bit better or relax in the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

A joint exhibition of art from Bowburn Nursery and Infant School, Junior School and Bowburn Art Group can be seen in the Corridor Gallery of Bowburn Community Centre. Entry is free and the Centre is open throughout the day and early evening. New artists are always welcome to join the Art Group on a Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-19:00

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

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists / writers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sterne's request in vol VI of Tristram Shandy : 'Sit down, Sir, paint her to your own mind—as like your mistress as you can —as unlike your wife as your conscience will let you—‘tis all

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:30-16:30

Location: Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Summer Story

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

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September, Drop in for all the family Take part in a host of summer activities inspired by our brand new Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition and archive. Drop into our Studio and illustrate poignant soldiers’ letters, create a kite to spread your message of peace and get close to nature with

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

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

Daydreamer Performance

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

Daily at 11am and 2pm from Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September “The more time you take in “dream time” – living in your head where the story is – the more you utterly lose yourself in the story.” Michael Morpurgo Join the Dreamer on a journey through adventure and imagination. In a world of possibilities, you are invited

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-11:30, 14:00-14:30

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

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

Palace Arts Gallery , Redcar

After a career illustrating and designing over 30 children’s books and pop up books, as well as package designs, visuals and prints, Brian Lee has decided to exhibit a timeline of his work for the first time in two decades. The Darlington based Illustrator and Designer was raised in Redcar and has decided to return to his childhood roots to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Arts Gallery , Esplanade, , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Summer exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

by Norman Cornish, Debbie George, Brita Granström, Mick Manning, Peter Quinn and Ray Richardson Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Imaginary Spaces Exhibition

The Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar

An exhibition of illustration and design by Darlington based illustrator Brian Lee. Including work from his 30 children's books, prints, packaging visuals and design work. 23 July - 3 September 2016

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Palace Arts Gallery, 28-29 Esplanade , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

The York Theatre was a popular place of entertainment for the gentry and aristocracy, especially during the social high point of Race Week. But in 1765, manager Tate Wilkinson faced several problems that would have turned any man's hair grey overnight! Ian Small explores that traumatic week and offers an insight into the life of a provincial

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Renoir's St Tropez

Museum, South Shields

Renoir’s stunning oil painting of St Tropez will be on display this summer alongside selected highlights from the South Tyneside art collection. The magnificent painting is being lent to the museum by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council. 2016 marks 175 years since the birth of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA

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

Rocket science family fun

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Embark on an out-of-this-world adventure as the RHS' northernmost garden goes intergalactic to celebrate the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science campaign. Every day Follow our Space Mission to Mars garden trail! Find the space facts, solve puzzles and reveal the secret launch code. Visit our woodland space station, complete

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

installation by Pippa Hale

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby, YO211RE

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

Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton

Northdale Horticulture are hosting bugs and beasties themed summer holiday activities. These include crafts, mini beast safari, mini beast treasure hunt, make a bug hotel, and den building. These activities run daily from 25th July to 5th September from 10am to 4pm.

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

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

North-East Wildlife Photographer exhibition

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Over 1,500 photographs of North East wildlife were entered into this prestigious regional competition. The exhibition in the museum’s Galleria showcases some of the amazing wildlife images that were judged as winners and runners-up, plus a digital slideshow of the other contenders. Will you agree with the judges' decision? In

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

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

Metafit with Alan White

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Bodyweight High intensity interval training that's designed to suit people of all fitness levels and ages. The best way to burn calories and get the body shape you desire. Monday 6:35-7:15pm Wednesday 6:15-6:45pm Friday 6:15-7:00pm

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:35-19:15

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

To celebrate the 150th birthday of the Queen’s Hall, we will be mounting an archive exhibition that takes a look at the history of Beaumont Street from a variety of perspectives.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Boogie Bounce

Bells Fitness Shack, Richmond in North Yorks

A low impact workout, kind to your joints, suitable for all levels of fitness/ages. Don,t knock it till you have tried it. Warning you will sweat!!! FB msg Bells fitness Shack or Text:07850986769

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00, 19:30-20:30

Location: Bells Fitness Shack, Unit 6 Borough Rd Gallowfields trading Estate, Richmond in North Yorks, Dl1o 4SX

Durham Photographic Society exhibition

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Established in 1892, Durham Photographic Society is today one of the largest societies devoted to photography in the North of England. It has a diverse and dynamic membership with a wide range of photographic interests. The exhibition of more than 100 prints is the recent work of members who vary in experience from established to up and coming. The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916. Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Bell Peal

Durham Cathedral, Durham

If you are visiting the Cathedral or in Durham at the time listen to the Cathedral Guild of Bell Ringers as they ring their annual August Bank Holiday bell peal.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This new Science Theatre show, developed by the Life team, is part of The Crunch project, an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone's invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. The Crunch project is brought to you by the Wellcome Trust,

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

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

Romanby Methodist Church Hall, Romanby

A friendly, informal playgroup for babies and toddlers and their carers, run by volunteers. There are toys, craft activites, stories and songs, and a healthy snack for the children at each session. The group runs from 1-3pm on Mondays and 9.15-11.15am on Fridays. £2 per session, plus £1 per each additional child over the age of 6 months

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

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall, The Fairway, Romanby, DL7 8BB

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The coalfields of Durham have inspired a wealth of political, social, creative and artistic responses. The exceptional ‘mining art’ of County Durham reflects the pride and identity of regional artists, as well as their internal and external struggles over the past two centuries. This spotlight exhibition celebrates the industrial and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today. The samurai were the military class of Japan who developed from provincial warriors into the ruling elite. They were a powerful force in Japan for more than six centuries and so had a profound effect on military

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A British Museum Spotlight Tour: Celebrating Ganesha

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

India is a land of gods and the Hinduism that originated in India is its most prominent religion. Among the many deities worshipped by the Hindus, Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, holds pride of place in the hearts of people. The celebration of Ganesha takes place in the month of Bhadrapada (August - September) when thousands of clay

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kate Whiteford: False Perspectives

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

This summer is the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape gardener Capability Brown. To mark this key event the Mercer Art Gallery has commissioned an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Kate Whiteford OBE that looks at the way Capability Brown transformed the English landscape through the manipulation of scale and

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

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

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

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin in Teesdale

Artist led family craft sessions in which children with their parents will make crafts to take home and treasure. Sessions will include: Naturals wall art with Diane Cakebread Fairy jars with Dawn-Marie Belshaw Woolly Woodland with Anna Harding Nature print pottery with Lindsay Starborn Wire work garden ornaments with Kathryn Guy Booking

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre, Bowlees , Newbiggin in Teesdale, DL12 0XF

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 are at the heart of this newly opened costume exhibition. From May 27 (until September 4) Take a fresh look at our costume collection through the eyes of Northumbria University fashion students. 16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 from shoes and parasols to lace collars and bags will be on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Taekwondo & Martial Arts

Haughton Education Village, Darlington

Fitness, discipline, control, flexibility, concentration and self defence for all ages from 6 - 70 years old. Monday 6.30pm-8pm Tuesday 6.15-7.30pm Thursday 6.30-8pm Friday 6.15-7.30pm

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-20:00

Location: Haughton Education Village, Salters Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

Martial Arts Class

Keep Fit Darlington, Darlington

Traditional Martial Arts club, formed in 1998 in Darlington. Come along if you're interested in improving your mental and physical well being or learning self defence.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Keep Fit Darlington, Unit1-3 Faverdale Industrial Estate, , Darlington, DL3 0PX

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

Art Gallery, York

The largest touring exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years will go on show at York Art Gallery in 2016. IWM London’s Truth and Memory is a major retrospective that comprises over 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, York, York, YO30 7DR

Medieval Day

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, Walworth

Make your own coat of arms in Ozzy's Workshops Fancy Dress - Prizes for 1,2,3rd Place (prize for best parent too!) Meet the birds at 11.30am Flying displays 1.30 and 3pm Quizzes Nature Trail through the ancient woodland Come and Go all day. No Booking required

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

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection. The Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newby Hall & Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 5AJ

Ancient Lebanon

Oriental Museum, Durham

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world. Supported

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The English Rose - Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring a newly acquired portrait by Van Dyck, of Dame Olivia Porter, a beauty in the court of Charles 1, alongside famous ‘English Roses’ painted by Lely, Kneller, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, Millais and Sargent.

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

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

Ingleby Cross Village Hall, Ingleby Arncliffe

Latin and world music, a party atmosphere and 2 fully qualified and insured intructors, its like exercise in disguise. No previous experience needed. A fun and sociable way to improve your fitness, meet new people and improve your well being

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:15-19:05

Location: Ingleby Cross Village Hall, Cross Lane, Ingleby Arncliffe, DL6 3NE

Stokesley Town Hall, Stokesley

Every Monday 10.30 am til 11.30 am A low impact version of ZUMBA Fitness, with all the fantastic energy and music you would want, ideal for those easing themselves back in to exercise, or for those who want to dance themselves fit with out the twisting and jumping. Its a fantastic way to socialise, meet people, lose yourself in the music.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:30

Location: Stokesley Town Hall, High Street , Stokesley, TS9 5DG

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

Karate

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Kids and Adults Karate classes

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:45-18:45, 19:00-21:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR



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