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Tadpoles

Arts Centre, Washington

A tadpole catching competition challenges a superhero duo to overcome rivalry and harness their strengths. Working as team, can they save the world…together? Superheroes with ...

Polar Explorers

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover what life is like in the coldest places on Earth in the new Polar Explorers exhibition for families with younger children. The resilient ways of life of people and ...

A Celebration of Graeme Miles

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Graeme Miles was a one-man folk tradition and one of the finest songwriters of his generation. Following his passing in 2013, The Unthanks, Wilsons and Young’uns committed to ...

Iceland - Before and After

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

This exhibition by artist David Goard is a mixture of drawing, painting and performance (film). The show reflects upon work created in response to his recent residency at ...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

A display of photographs of Darlington from the 1930s to 1970s.

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

Location: Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

Steel SC, Consett

live music

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

Location: Steel SC, Consett, Consett, DH8 5HE

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Eston Labour Club, Fabion Road, Middlesbrough, TS69RH

Victory Club, Horden

live music

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

Location: Victory Club, Horden, Horden, SR8 4LQ

Central Club, Peterlee

live music

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

Location: Central Club, Peterlee, Peterlee, SR8 5BA

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Cockerton Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Cockerton Club, Woodland road, Darlington, DL39AB

Comrades Club, Richmond in North Yorks

live music

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

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

Tindale Crescent WMC, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

Location: Tindale Crescent WMC, Tindale, Bishop Auckland, DL149SS

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

with South Durham Model Engineers

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Location: The Grange community centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22BN

Customs House, South Shields

From the BAFTA Winner, Golden Globe & Oscar Nominated film the Stars of The Commitments return to celebrate the 25th Anniversary! This nine-piece soul band from Dublin, including original cast members, have hit the road playing more than 1,500 shows across the world and receiving rave reviews along the way. With a two-hour sizzling soul

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

JustSO

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

JustSO are a guitar and piano duo comprising of David (Stan) Stanyer, lead guitarist from The Longsands, and young singer/songwriter Olivia Morley. They cover a range of artists from indie bands like The Stereophonics, Coldplay, Bastille, Fleetwood Mac and the Eurythmics to modern day chart acts like Clean Bandit, Avici, One Republic and Bruno

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

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

Assume Nothing

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Ska and Punk covers with a twist, members include Mel and Neil (Spitting Vicars), Alun (ex Bullet) and Steve (The Glammed)

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

feature more than 100 of the North-East's finest wedding supplieers

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR51SU

Hambleton Ramblers

Market Cross, Northallerton

Eight and a half miles around Crathorne through woods and across fields

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Cleveland Ramblers

opp The Stiddy PH, Lythe

Six to eight miles

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: opp The Stiddy PH, Lythe, Lythe, YO21 3RT

Pelaw Wood Notice Board, Durham

Work in the lovely Pelaw Wood, tidying, laying paths, trimming and tidying. Meet new people, enjoy the fresh air, and help our community to keep its open spaces tidy

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

Location: Pelaw Wood Notice Board, By St Giles Close flats, Durham, DH1 1XH

Friends of Pelaw Wood Sunday work session

Meet at Pelaw Wood Notice Board, by St Giles Close flats., Durham

Help to keep the beautiful Pelaw Wood clean, tidy and in good order. Meet new people and enjoy the Wood. Next work session is Sunday February 7th at 10.00.a.m. No experience needed. Adjourning to the Queen's Head for refreshment around noon.

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

Location: Meet at Pelaw Wood Notice Board, by St Giles Close flats., St Giles Close, off Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 1XH

Snowdrops and spring flowers

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Blow the winter cobwebs away. Enjoy drifts of snowdrops and aconites naturlaised in the woodland and gardens. Return to the Tea Room for warming refreshments.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Catholic Church, Northallerton

everyone welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 13:45

Location: Catholic Church, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PJ

Making Sense

Customs House, South Shields

Working with individuals supported by Sight Service, Making Sense is a sensitive and personal exploration of the relationship that individuals with visual impairment and blindness have with their local environment. This installation captures an exchange of mark-making between the artist and the group. Much of Jenny Purrett’s practice is

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

This Is Me

Customs House, South Shields

This is Me is a delicate portrayal of the time Danny has spent with individuals at Sight Service, characteristically capturing their personalities and lives in South Tyneside and how visual impairment has affected them. Sight Service is the leading local provider of services and support for people who are visually impaired and live in Gateshead,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Polar Explorers

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover what life is like in the coldest places on Earth in the new Polar Explorers exhibition for families with younger children. The resilient ways of life of people and wildlife living in polar extremes will be explored in this immersive exhibition, inspiring young minds through sensory and accessible stimulation. Drawn from our natural

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

She was an archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer, mountaineer and explorer - meet the extraordinary Gertrude Bell. Discover the woman who in 1921 advised Winston Churchill on the country that became Iraq, and helped to shape the Middle East after World War I. Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was born into a wealthy family at Washington

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sunderland Art Club

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

See a selection of paintings, drawings and water colours by this long established group of amateur artists, in the Open Space gallery on the second floor.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR11PP

Mould

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

This exhibition presents new work by the artist Erin Dickson who completed her PhD at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland in Summer 2015. Image Credit: What were the skies like when you were young, Erin Disckon, 2015. Photo by David Williams

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Valentine's Hearts

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Create a heart shaped trinket dish. Enjoy a creative day with someone special or make them a truly unique gift for Valentine's Day! Guided by our experienced glass makers you will create a gorgeous Valentine's Day Heart out of molten glass. Suitable for ages 16 and over. Booking essential.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Marlene Barron, Felicity Hacket and Greta J Coates

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Chatsworth Dance return with their fourth show full of spectacular numbers from films, musicals, classic ballet and modern hits. Over 300 students will take you from Busted and Beyonce to Mary Poppins and James Bond with a bit of Coppelia as well! The last shows in 2014 were near sell outs and the atmosphere created is always colourful and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG12RD

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Ten miles to shake off the February Blues with a scamper up the Gill, over the top to Surrender and return via Blades

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

From Earth to the Universe

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This stunning 30 minute planetarium show is a voyage through time and space. Take a journey through the heavens to learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope and the amazing modern technology that allows us to see even deeper into the universe. This show was produced for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Supernova

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-18:00

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

Sunday Jazz

The Forum, Northallerton

On the first Sunday of every month (except January and August) come along and enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. It's just £3 to get in and the bar is open.

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Amazing Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our Antarctic exhibition is about to close so there’s one last chance to make a model of your favourite animal. All family 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

The Forum, Northallerton

On the first Sunday of every month (except January and August) come along and enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. It's just £3 to get in and the bar is open. 11-1pm

Category: Music - Brass
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Amazing Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our Antarctic exhibition is about to close so there’s one last chance to make a model of your favourite animal. 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

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Seven and a half miles around Wolsingham to Tunstall reservoir via Waskerley Beck, returning through Fawnless. No dogs

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

The Journey - Paintings by Chris Graham

Arts Centre, Washington

'I work in acrylic on canvas, focusing on quite abstract landscapes and landmarks of my native North East of England, producing textured, vibrant pieces. Much of my work combines elements of 'The Journey' - an ongoing, loosely connected set of paintings featuring landscapes in shades of red, or blue or green and often with recurring motives of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Members of the Darlington based arts and craft collective bring their work to The Station.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

Orchestra North East present a concert with a travelling theme: London, Paris and Italy will each be visited, musically speaking, in appealing works by Elgar, Gershwin and Berlioz. Visit them all in one enjoyable afternoon, in the company of the Orchestra, soloist Garfield Jackson (viola) and conductor Timothy Henty. Passports not required!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Art Collection

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

features the work of two prominent North East-based artists, Malcolm Teasdale and Alistair Brookes.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1AN

Lyn Hagan: The Mexican Mafia and Me

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Artworks based on accounts of those closely involved with a Mexican Mafia hitman. Tony is a Mexican Mafia hit-man on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison. His letters to artist and penpal Lyn Hagan, along with those to other women, form part of this exhibition, which also features artwork based on accounts from those most closely involved in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Iceland - Before and After

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

This exhibition by artist David Goard is a mixture of drawing, painting and performance (film). The show reflects upon work created in response to his recent residency at Listhús, an international art centre in the north of Iceland. The residency experience prompted not only a shift of interest (towards landscape) but also a creative

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Music Hall Tavern

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Back by popular demand for its 3rd successful tour of the UK and Ireland, join the "girls" from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Wedding Wonder Show - The Stadium Of Ligth

The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

The Wedding Wonder Show Sunderland is the city’s largest wedding fair. The Stadium of Light plays host to our unique bridal event, a luxury venue that affords our event the space to do what we do best – put on a wondrous show for the most discerning brides-to-be.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: The Stadium Of Light, Stadium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SU

Peppa Pig's Surprise

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Darlington in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Civic Centre, Gateshead

In the Winter of 2014 a Sunderland based artist called Barrie West decided he had had enough of seeing all the sad and upsetting news items from across the World, often showing distraught parents fleeing devastating situations with their children. He decided to do something about it and from that came 'All We Are Saying', an international “shout

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH

Making Space - Pingball

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Do you remember playing pinball? Now you can make your very own ‘Pingball’ in Life’s Making Space. Use blocks, magnets, balls and other materials to make a fantastic game and challenge your friends and family. Recommended suitable for ages 5+.

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

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

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence

Oriental Museum, Durham

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence aims to present the meaning of our existence in a post-internet society and the lived experience of different cultures mainly through the mediums of painting and photography while exploring the use of colour. In the words of Jean-Luc Nancy ‘We are there without leaving the threshold, on the threshold,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Youth Arts Exhibition

Arts Centre, Washington

Calling all young artists! We are looking for submissions from young people aged 11 – 20 for this year’s Youth Arts Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the new gallery space at Arts Centre Washington. The exhibition will open on 15th of January 2016 and will run through to 27th of February 2016. A special preview of the exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Kildale, Kildale

Choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Kildale. Call 07549186494 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Kildale, Kildale, Kildale, YO21 2RH

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Classes Lead by Danny Alessandro Destination Judo is Britain’s largest children’s judo school. Our goal is to enthuse children with the sport, to help them keep fit and have fun, and ultimately to coach them to success at the highest level. To book a free introductory session call 0131 467 9054. You must call the number above before

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:30-18:15

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

Museum of Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington supports a visiting artists residency programme allowing internationally known and emerging artists access to their world class Hot Shop. One piece created during each residency is selected for inclusion in the Museum's collection. This collection is now world leading in terms of quality and representation

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

A fascinating exhibition of paintings and prints from the Museum’s own collection showing views across Sunderland dating back to the 1700s. These images are brought together with contemporary photographs illustrating changes in the landscape, buildings and way of life of the people of Sunderland.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR11PP

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

BUSKERS GIG

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00-19:00

Location: Stephs Rock Bar, Newmarket Street, Consett, DH85LQ

GalaTheatre Durham, Durham

Concert in the Gala Theatre Durham on Sunday February 7th 2016, starting at 3pm. The programme has a deliberate theme of travel and its variety should prove most entertaining. London, Paris and Italy will each be visited, musically speaking, in appealing works by Elgar, Gershwin and Berlioz. From Elgar we have the lively concert overture

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 15:00-17:00

Location: GalaTheatre Durham, Millenium Place Durham, Durham, DH1 1WA

NDA Community Talent Contest 2016

North Durham Academy, Durham

NDA Community will host its very first talent contest on 7th February 2016 within the state of the art theatre based at North Durham Academy, and we are looking for individuals and groups of all ages and talents to participate. Contest winners will receive prizes of £300 for 1st place, £150 for 2nd and £75 for 3rd, as well as a trophy for

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

Location: North Durham Academy, High Street, Durham, DH9 0DQ

Localism

mima, Middlesbrough

‘Localism’ is an ambitious project telling the story of art in Middlesbrough from its beginnings in 1829 to now. It takes a radical approach to exhibition making, inviting the public to help write the narrative with workshops that grow the show, adding to it as we go, thus creating an encyclopaedic family tree of creativity on Teesside.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Quiltscapes and Quiltine by Pauline Burbidge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Quiltscapes & Quiltline features a collection of new work by this acclaimed textile artist, inspired by the beauty of the rural landscape around her home in the Scottish Borders, where she lives and works. Burbidge, who has been making quilts professionally for 40 years after studying fashion and textiles at St Martins Art College in London,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Work of Nick Sharratt

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

Find out exactly what a Wellyphant is in this wonderfully colourful exhibition, perfect for families. Children's illustrator Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated at least 40 children’s books and illustrated close to 250 more for other authors, so this exhibition is bound to be packed with characters children will recognise - from the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Sonia Lawson: Paintings, Passions and Alarms

The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Paintings, Passions and Alarms is a major retrospective exhibition celebrating the creative work of painter Sonia Lawson RA. This ambitious show brings together paintings from the 1960’s to the present, presenting themes explored within Lawson’s work, from her early work which is bold and Expressionist in style, through to more personal themes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Skating@Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink returns for 2015! Grab your skates, wrap up warm and head down to Times Square for a whirl around the ice! You could even treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate for the full festive experience! 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: 11:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Props North-East

Durham Cathedral, Durham

PROPS North East support families and carers of substance misuse. As part of their whole family working approach they work with young people aged 11-25 who are negatively affected by substance or alcohol misuse and look to support them through the inequalities and low self-esteem this creates. This exhibition is the culmination of a four week

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Mercy

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership are delighted to be exhibiting at Durham Cathedral again. This exhibition, inspired by the Catholic Year of Mercy, is an opportunity for students to engage with Christian values through art. Held in The Galilee Chapel

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the work of Ewan Anderson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Since his last exhibition in the Cathedral (May, 2014), Ewan’s tree drawings have been displayed in seven exhibitions. He will become artist in residence at the Nature in Art Museum and Gallery, Gloucester, in July. While there, he will draw the Kaki tree raised from a cutting from the Chinese Persimmon which survived the atomic bomb at Nagasaki.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

New Light Prize Exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting shows of contemporary art in the region, the biennial open art prize - comprising a competition and accompanying exhibition - was devised and organised by the charity New Light, from which it takes its name. Its aim is to bring art alive via encouraging, celebrating and promoting the work of talented

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

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

With Scott to the Pole

Palace Green Library, Durham

Historic photographs of this ill-fated Antarctic expedition, taken by Herbert Ponting, tell an unforgettable tale both epic and human in scale. In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out for the Antarctic, a journey from which he did not return. Having reached the South Pole, he died on the return journey along with his colleagues, just

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Curious About Harrogate?

Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two unique self guided heritage walks with optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download then explore in your own time

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00, 09:00

Location: Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two unique heritage walks. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

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

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP

Northern Soul A Photographic Journey

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

'Northern Soul - A Photographic Journey' is the latest long term project by Wigan photographer, Brian Cannon. Brian has been creating music related imagery professionally since 1988, notable past clients include Oasis and The Verve for whom he produced all record sleeves in the 1990's. He intends to document the Northern Soul scene today in a

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

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

York Minster, York

Enjoy two self guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: York Minster, Starts: Minster Yard, York, YO17HH

Crab Walk

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) is proud to announce the group show Crab Walk, curated by Ned McConnell and NGCA curator George Vasey. The exhibition travels from KARST in Plymouth, where it was presented earlier this year. While using the original show, Breakin' Up is Hard to Do, as a template, Crab Walk expands on it by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Plots and Spangles

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Guy Fawkes' story comes to life in tapestry. Includes workshops and demonstrations. Presented within Auckland Castle's beautiful State Rooms, this exhibition of lavishly embroidered priest's vestments tells the compelling and tragic tale of one woman's religious devotion in the aftermath of the Gunpowder plot. This impressive collection has been

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

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

Happy Feet - Mumble's Wild Ride

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join Mumble and his comical penguin friends in this thrilling, action-packed adventure Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen in our 4D Motion Ride. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action! For safety reasons you have to be at

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Billingham Forum, Billingham

Lots of lovely handcrafted items from talented Artisans. Free admission

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

Location: Billingham Forum, The Causeway, Billingham, TS23 2LJ

Wonderful World of Wine 8-week Course in York

Hotel du Vin, York

The 8-week World of Wine Course is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine. It is structured for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it in a fun and relaxed environment. You need no previous experience – the emphasis is on learning by your own experience of tasting the different varieties of wine. It is also

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

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

Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

This winter, Palace Green Library’s exhibitions consider the Polar Regions, focusing particularly on the discovery, exploration and ongoing work taking place in Antarctica. This includes two spectacular exhibitions on loan from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), alongside displays exploring how men and

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

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

Robert Mapplethorpe

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Forming part of the Artist Rooms project, a major national initiative led by the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the work of renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. This exhibition runs from 28th November 2015 to 16th April 2016.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Naughty Monsters in the Sky

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Do monsters scribble on the sky with crayons to make a rainbow? Do they take a bite of the moon when we're not looking? Come and see the naughty monsters in the sky and find out! This planetarium show was specially designed for ages 7 and under. Opening times are subject to seasonal change, please see life.org.uk for more details.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Madame Butterfly

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents: Madame Butterfly – one of the most colourful & exotic operas Music by Giacomo Puccini Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians This

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition

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

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-loved writer-illustrators of children’s books. Through the exhibition we will use Michael's books to ask readers to consider the consequences of conflict, the fragility of our environment and the importance of friendship, empathy and tolerance through his insightful storytelling and beautiful

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

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



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