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Puttin' On The Ritz

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are recreated live on stage with our award winning singers and dancers. Special guests are Pop Princess and BBC’s Strictly ...

Aladdin

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dazzling re-telling of the exotic classic tale, boldly brought to life through the entrancing magic of classical ballet. Follow the tale of the ...

The Overtones

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Vocal harmony group The Overtones – Lachie Chapman, Darren Everest, Timmy Matley, Mark Franks and Mike Crawshaw – blend classic ’50s harmonies with modern pop. Since the ...

Arcadia

Masham Gallery, Masham

22nd May - 5th July Printmakers from across the country who share a lyrical response to landscape. A real treat to have work from: Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, ...

Fight Night

Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join us to watch "Rule Britannia" Fight Night!! Screened live all throughout the club! ANTHONY JOSHUA v KEVIN JOHNSON Headliner KELL BROOK vs FRANKIE GAVIN Sports Package: *Beer *Burger *Bet (Chance to win £10 on roulette) *Boxing on Saturday May 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm (ends Sunday May 31, 2015 at 12:00 am) URLs: YouTube:

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:00-23:55

Location: Grosvenor Casino Newcastle, 100 St James Boulevard, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4BN

Fleece Inn, North Yorkshire

playing at the FLEECE INN Northalerton 9@30 start not to be missed cracking bad

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Fleece Inn, 89 high street , North Yorkshire, dl7 8pp

Agatha Crispie

Stanley Community Centre, Stanley

Shoestring Theatre Company Present - A comedy murder mystery set in the house of Agatha Crispie a yet uknown famous crime writer. Plagued by a matrioch mother in law, bumbling husband, and a spoilt brat of a daughter in law she soon unhatches a cunning plan to outwit them all. There is a body in library....or is there? will the bumbling

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Stanley Community Centre, Tyne Road, Stanley, DH9 7YE

Town Hall, Helmsley

clothing, jewellery, bric a brac etc. Admission free. Also on Sunday.

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

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

'School Days'

Customs House, South Shields

The inspiration for School Days was found in an old school, which is about to be demolished and rebuilt. The images in this gallery capture the school’s vintage beauty before it was forever changed. School Days is an exhibition of photographs by fourteen year old Lilly Thompson, curated by Lily Clifford for The Takeover, May 2015.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Colin Fry

Customs House, South Shields

Colin Fry – The 6ixth Sense Anniversary Tour Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers, Colin’s TV series “ 6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for numerous years making his public performances an International demand. This year’s tour will once again see Colin Fry bring his own unique

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

For the Festival's first event in the superb new Garden Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn, we are delighted to present the world's most famous brass band with a mouthwatering programme which includes Holst's Jupiter, Elgar's Nimrod, Respighi's March from Pines of Rome, The Volga Boatman, What a Wonderful World, Sing Sing Sing, Carnival of Venice and Be

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

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

Clarke Hall Building, Richmond School, Richmond in North Yorks

A day-long choral workshop directed by the eminent composer and former King's Singer Bob Chilcott, with pianist David Murray. A variety of music will be rehearsed, including Wide Open Spaces by the exciting young Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, and Bob's own compositions: Furusato (Japanese folk songs), Hymns from the Passion and Five Days that

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Clarke Hall Building, Richmond School, Darlington Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 7BQ

Northern Chords: Festival Finale

Sage, Gateshead

SCHUBERT Quintet and other fun surprise pieces of delight! As always the Gala Concert of Northern Chords is a programme that delights and surprised audiences! We welcome star guest cellist Thomas Carroll (one of our Artistic Director’s teachers!) and the wonderful violinist Jack Liebeck. It will be an evening to remember!

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

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

Red Lion, Chester-le-Street

vintage and collectables, clocks, china, fishing, coins, stamps, jewellery and much more. Stalls and items vary monthly

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-15:30

Location: Red Lion, Milbanke Close, Chester-le-Street, DH21JH

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

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

Location: Newhouse Club & Institute, Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

Malleable SC, Stockton

live music

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

Location: Malleable SC, Norton Road, Stockton, TS202PH

Fairfield Sports & SC, Stockton

live music

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

Location: Fairfield Sports & SC, 10 Elm Tree Avenue, Stockton, TS190UA

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

Cornmill Shopping Centre, Darlington

Darlington Rotary Club will be selling raffle tickets in the Cornmill Shopping Centre to raise money for a new, potentially lifesaving heart scanner for James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough. Raffle tickets will be going on sale on May 30 in the Cornmill Centre, with a top prize of a brand new Skoda Citigo worth £10,000, donated by Derek Slack

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Cornmill Shopping Centre, Priestgate , Darlington, DL1 1NH

P1 Powerboat Championship

South Bay, Scarborough

P1 will be making its first ever visit to Scarborough at the end of May to serve up a feast of marine motorsport with its SuperStock powerboat championship and AquaX jet ski race series in the Dale Power Solutions P1 Grand Prix of the Sea! It will be a double bill of fast, furious and free-to-watch racing, and you can enjoy the two days of

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

Location: South Bay, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Nose's point, Seaham, Hawthorn and Durham Coastal path

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Juliana has been singing for her supper since the tender age of sixteen and is still going strong at the not so tender age of... ... She has worked in countless bands over the years peddling her musical wares to both corporate and private clients. She is delighted to be performing with the Rubies. With her sassy 'tude and smokey vocals, she kicks

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

Location: Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SQ

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Covers from Status Quo, Mud, Free,Albertos Y Llost Trios Paranoias, Shockinn Blue, The Automatic, The Jam, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones, The Members, My Chemical Romance, Mud, The Beatles, The Vapors, Roxy Music, Mental As Anything, Dave Clarke Five, Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich, The Kinks, Sham 69, The Sex Pistols, The Members,

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Daphne Weerasinghe and Collin Grham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Rockcliffe Court, Hurworth

lots of stalls including bric a brac, cakes, children's games etc. Admission £1.50 includes tea and scone, children free

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Rockcliffe Court, 1 Rockcliffe Court, Hurworth, DL2 2DS

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Health Centre, Barnard Castle

Ten moderate miles around Reeth to Grinton

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Health Centre, Victoria Road, Barnard Castle, DL128HT

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Witham are delighted to welcome back Horse and Bamboo theatre company. The classic Brothers’ Grimm traditional tale re-told through puppetry, animation and live action.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:30

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

I Told You This Would Happen

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Meet The Girl: She’s wearing yesterday’s clothes and a look on her face that says you’ll be skipping dinner. She drops a pile of paper on the desk... Meet The Boy: He seems familiar, someone you’ve met before, in another story… in countless other stories. This new show takes a look behind the scenes of the boy meets girl story: less

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

a.n.g.e.l.o. vintage fashion

Mcarthur Glen York Designer Outlet, York

UK Vintage Fashion Festival 22 May - 7 June A.N.G.E.L.O. The vintage festival will grace York Designer Outlet following a tour of McArthurGlen’s Italian centres last summer. The exposition will carry a rare edit of striking designs worn by celebrity idols including, American bombshell Marilyn Monroe and the original bespoke, hand-made Hermès bag

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

Location: Mcarthur Glen York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, York, YO19 4TA

College Playing Fields, Darlington

trip to Bempton Cliffs and boat trip

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 08:00

Location: College Playing Fields, Abbey Road, Darlington, DL38LR

Plant Sale

Stockton on Tees, Stockton

A fundraiser for Uganda 15 project. Interesting & unusual annuals, perennials and shrubs. Tea/coffee cakes and scones available.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Stockton on Tees, 104 Oxbridge Avenue, Stockton, TS18 4QB

Runes Workshop

A Touch of Serenity, Guisborough

Have you always been interested in learning more about Runes, their history, origin and meanings? Would you like to discover more about the Runes with a brief introduction to Nordic mythology and the runic alphabet? Then come along to our workshop at A Touch of Serenity in Guisborough on Saturday, 30th May from 1:30pm. During the session you will

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-16:00

Location: A Touch of Serenity, 95-97 Westgate, Guisborough, TS14 6AY

Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With sixteen separate categories including a special category for Wildlife in HD Video, the Awards beautifully reveal the splendour of Britain’s wildlife. There are also

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Old School House Arts Centre, Leyburn

Dales and Seas, etchings, lino-cuts, collages and driftwood sculptures. Part of the Swaledale Festival

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Old School House Arts Centre, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Natural Magic

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Two artists, one passion. Pastel artist Sue and fibre artist Fiona are both inspired by the wonders of the natural world around us.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Students from Richmond and Wensleydale Schools embarked on a Mondrian inspired project. This exhibition - part of The Swaledale Festival - showcases their work.

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

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

around Reeth Richmond etc, Richmond in North Yorks

THE two-week long Swaledale Festival is an annual celebration of music and arts, which kicks off on May 23. Venues are mostly churches, chapels, village halls and heritage sites like Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal and Gayle Mill near Hawes. All are within in the alluring landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales – Swaledale,

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

Location: around Reeth Richmond etc, Reeth, Richmond in North Yorks, DL11 6TB

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The medieval world was a smelly place so the monks used lavender bags to mask peculiar pongs! Head to Swanley Grange to make your own and banish those whiffy smells for good.

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

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

Korean Comfort Women

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Chris Steele-Perkins wants you to look at the eyes of the ‘comfort women’ he photographed. Certainly it is difficult to ignore the gaze of those, who as children or young women, were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II. Their individual stories testify to the horror of the Japanese military’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Georgian fair

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

Here's just some of the many things on offer at the fair; ◦"Miss Rebecca's Extraordinary Educated Equines!" featuring performing miniature ponies, a highland pony and the amazing zorse! ◦Zulu, the only Zorse in Europe will be joining us! A zorse is a cross between a zebra stallion and a horse mare. ◦Listen out for the ballad seller, will

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

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

The Buck Inn, Northallerton

Five miles around Swainby to Carlton in Cleveland. Catch 9.45 bus

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: The Buck Inn, 238 High Street, Northallerton, DL78LU

Viva La Coldplay

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

A Return visit to The Forum for this great band who pay homage to British rockers Coldplay

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

BEDALE Fringe Festival

The Chantry Hall, Bedale

Live music and comedy festival in Bedale, North Yorkshire. Live music lineup: Cattle & Cane, Sam Brookes, Beth Macari, Daniel Duke, Tallulah Rendall, Samantha Durnan, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Sam Kelly. Live comedy lineup: Nathan Caton, Katie Mulgrew, Carl Hutchinson, Ray Bradshaw, Gavin Webster, Jim Smallman, Tony Jameson plus a live

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

Location: The Chantry Hall, Bedale, Bedale, DL81AH

Scottish Paintmakers

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Sat 9 May – 30 June 2015 A Show of Important Printmaking in the North of England Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk Scotland has a reputation for producing some of Britain’s finest printmakers and the Scottish Printmakers Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk will showcase work by the best of these including Dame Elizabeth Blackadder,

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

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Tumblin Dice

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

live music

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

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Crazy Carving

Oriental Museum, Durham

The Oriental Museum is full of interesting sculptures and carvings. Explore our collections and carve your own masterpiece from soap. All activities are drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) 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

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Taekwondo Demonstration and Introductory Classes

Oriental Museum, Durham

Members of the Billingham Taekwondo group will be in the museum to demonstrate the Korean martial art, Taekwondo. Taekwondo was developed in the 1940s and is characterised by high kicks to the body and head. There will be two demonstrations of this high-paced style in the museum throughout the day and two classes which are bookable on the museum

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

« View previous Buy Tickets Beyond Reasonable Doubt Presented by local amateur theatre company Harrogate Dramatic Society. Written by Jeffrey Archer. Accused of the murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalfe is locked in legal combat with his old rival in the Central Criminal Court, in a gripping courtroom scene,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition offers the chance to meet some of Gateshead’s everyday heroes and to share in their inspiring, unusual and remarkable stories. Artists Kate Fox and Tommy Anderson have been artists in residence in Gateshead over the last year, meeting residents and collecting the stories of their lives, ordinary Gateshead people who are

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

The Map that Changed the World

Yorkshire Museum, York

The map that changed the world is going on show at the Yorkshire Museum to mark 200 years since its creation. The map by William Smith, which is 1.8m by 2.6m in size, literally changed the way we thought about what was beneath our feet. The map went on to inspire scientists work out a more accurate age of the planet and underpinned many

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Plot Bunny

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

the artist's first institutional show in the UK. The Spanish born, London based artist will be creating a series of site-specific sculptures that will act as a catalyst for newly commissioned texts over the duration of the exhibition. By inviting figures from a variety of disciplines including art, architecture, theatre and TV the artist will give

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Artist John Grant's current work is inspired by a lifelong fascination with Fountains Abbey. Through painting, print and drawing he explores the romantic ruin and its contained history. This exhibition is his response to the spirit of a landscape which has captivated generations of visitors.

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

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

Albert Adams, paintings and etchings

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When Albert Adams won a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in London in the 1950s, the twenty year old student brought with him a life-time of imagery based on his experience of growing up in South Africa under apartheid. Born in Johannesburg in 1930 to an Indian father who left his Cape-coloured mother shortly after he was born, Adams

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Football Frenzy for all the Family

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join Bosley Boar for daily football themed activities throughout the school holidays, running alongside our Birth of the Blues exhibition. 12pm Penalty Shoot-out , 1pm 5-Cone Dribble Challenge, 2pm Keepy-up Challenge plus arts and crafts, new trails and quizzes. If you're interested in football make sure you check out our Birth of the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

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

Birth of the Blues

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The Birth of the Blues is a community collaboration with Durham Amateur Football Trust. It tells the story of Bishop Auckland Football Club from its inception in the 1880s, to the amateur game’s glory days in the 1950s and beyond. Visitors will be able to marvel at the FA Amateur Cup on loan from the National Football Museum in Manchester;

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

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

Kiplin Hall Gardens

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Formal gardens, productive walled garden, woodland and lakeside walks. Open Sunday-Wednesday, 10-5pm. Admission £5.30, cons £4.30. Until October 28.

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

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

Bob Abley Gallery Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Exhibition of art work by Bowburn Art Group and local artists Gary Smith and Eric Thompson.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: Bob Abley Gallery Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor

Bowburn Art Group and well known local artists Gary Smith and Eric Thompson are sharing the exhibition spaces in Spennymoor Town Hall from 9th May to 30th May. Free Entry 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Saturday

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Take a guided tour through our beautiful woodland and discover how it was shaped by eighteenth century mining. There will be uneven ground so strong footwear essential

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Killhope Lead Mining Museum , A689, Cowshill, DL131AR

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

An innovative and ambitious printmaking project involving three identical 'mirror' exhibitions, opening simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Finland and Sweden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

New and original printmaking by forty artists from four countries, including ten artists from York and North Yorkshire.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

The George Flynn Collection - exhibition of photographs from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's

Darlington Library, Centre for Local Studies, Darlington

Find out about the images that are being digitised by Darlington Library's volunteer slide project. See some of the images of Darlington and how the town has changed.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe, DL57PA

Castle Museum, York

An exhibition of contemporary textiles Inspired by the First World War is part of an ongoing project which was started in 2012 by the 1914-1918 Commemorative Quilts Group. The work represents personal and individual responses to the First World War, often inspired by family memories or objects.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Art Block, Seaham

a mix of art work in different media showcasing the range of talent from new and associate members of EDAN.

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

Location: Art Block, 74 Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HQ

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Family Textiles Workshops

The NeSt , Barnard Castle

Come along and spend some quality time with you little ones. Dyane will teach traditional and new textile over the 10 weeks.

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

Location: The NeSt , 25 Newgate Street, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NG

Living A Wildlife

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

A fascinating visual celebration of the indigenous animals of Africa is coming to the Joe Cornish Gallery courtesy of North Yorkshire photographer Chris Martin. For the past twenty years, Chris has been working in South Africa as a conservationist, game ranger, safari guide and wildlife photographer. Chris’ knowledge and understanding of

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

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Uncommon landscapes

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Over the last few years Joe has travelled widely and the landscapes on display in this new exhibition of his recent work reflect that travel. His photographic expeditions have taken him from the frozen lands of Antarctica and Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to the vast North American expanses of Utah and the Colorado Rocky

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

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

live music

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

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

Abba Reunion

The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

ABBA REUNION is the creation of the Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning ABBAMANIA musical. Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast! ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: The Phoenix Theatre, 37a Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, NE24 2DS

Make Now Please

Customs House, South Shields

As part of the regional Year of Drawing, Customs House presents an exhibition of new work by Newcastle and London based artists, Alice and Joe Woodhouse. The installation of works includes sculptural displays and layered digital prints that bring together a range of visual elements from commercial industry and home-based computer programmes and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Summer Exhibition by Artwave North

The Botanic Gardens, Durham

Exhibition of Paintings and Textiles

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

Location: The Botanic Gardens, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3TN

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

A special exhibition will take place at St Mary’s Church in Thirsk next month featuring a selection of art work produced by local students who attend art classes at Thirsk Town Hall. The Art at St Mary’s Exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 2nd – Saturday 30th May from 10am – 4pm except on Sundays when it is open 12 noon – 4pm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PR

Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott

ARC, Stockton

Independent arts axis Peg Powler Gallery present a brand new double exhibition of art by Teesside artists Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott, displayed on the first floor foyer. Vicky Duffy is a painter, ex-baker and illustrator originally from Eston. Her art features distorted portraits, collages, and the strange people that haunt her dreams.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Rapunzel

ARC, Stockton

This is a story about a girl called Rapunzel who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things that she loves. Placed high-up in a tower above the world and faced with the challenge of growing-up, she is found alone, dreaming.... The sun goes up The moon goes down The world keeps turning Round and round. The moon

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:30, 14:30

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

A young woman, last seen in the vicinity of The Georgian Theatre Royal, has dramatically disappeared. The police are holding a reconstruction of her last-known movements and, alongside members of her family, are pleading with you to help solve this intriguing mystery. However, skeletons tumbling from the family closet mean events take an

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

Come along to our fantastic falconry centre and get up close and personal with some amazing birds of prey, see Ted the Turkmenian Eagle Owl wow the crowds with her 2m wingspan, meet Podge the tiny scops owl or be amazed by our falcons as they whizz over your heads.

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

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

Dance & Movement Class

Ravensworth Primary School, Ravensworth

Dance & Movement for children each Saturday during term-time. 12.30 - 1.15pm.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:15

Location: Ravensworth Primary School, Ravensworth, Ravensworth, DL11 7ET

Victorious Vikings

Palace Green Library, Durham

Sail away this weekend with your very own mini Viking ship! 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

Dietrich Letters - A Tribute to Marlene Dietrich

The Empire, Consett

Marlene Dietrich, the German born actress and singer, has long been an icon of all that is sultry, talented and glamorous. Her life and film appearances are legendary, from ‘Falling In Love Again’, the song from The Blue Angel that shot Marlene to stardom, to ‘The Boys In the Back Room’ from Destry Rides Again and from ‘I Wish You Love’

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This British icon, who has been cosistently delivering influential albums for the last 6 decades brings to you a show that is not to be missed. The Blue Flames feature the cream of the UK’s musicians: Alec Dankworth, Alan Skidmore, Guy Barker, Anthony Kerr, Tristan Powell & James Powell. Georgie’s greatest hits include: Yeh Yeh, Get Away,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

The Cat In The Hat

Forum Theatre, Billingham

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00, 15:00

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Arthur Kitching exhibition

Walker Galleries, Harrogate

Arthur Kitching was a British painter who worked in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Essex from the thirties to the seventies. His oils and gouaches and pen-and-ink drawings document and describe the people and places around him. “Pavements were made for people, moulded by people, and seasoned by wind and weather,” he wrote. He lived in Sheffield and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Walker Galleries, 6 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate, HG1 2TF

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Game On 2.0

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive collection of computer games from the past 60 years. Explore the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming entertainment and technology through more than 100 playable games. Your gaming journey takes you through the decades up to contemporary favourites, including Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and

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

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

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches. Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action! For

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

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

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

exhibition of their recent work

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

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Ushaw Moor Catholic Club, Ushaw Moor

Kirsty Carr fantastic female vocalist. Small friendly club all welcome

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: Ushaw Moor Catholic Club, Durham Road, Ushaw Moor, DH7 7LF

Hilarity Bites presents... Nathan Caton & John Gordillo

Planet Leisure, Newton Aycliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Planet Leisure in Newton Aycliffe on May 30th 2015: Nathan Caton - As seen on Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week - “He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media” - The Guardian John Gordillo - “One of comedy's great thinkers.

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

Location: Planet Leisure, Maple Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6BF

Grand Opera House, York

In their third venture at York's Grand Opera House, UoY Opera Society is excited to bring Mozart's iconic work to the heart of this historically beautiful city. For one night only, a talented cast of young singers will take you on a journey to a fantastical dreamland of magic, mystery and utterly brilliant music in a performance which promises to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Richmond Cricket Club, Richmond in North Yorks

A fantastic Irish themed night at Richmond Cricket Club on Saturday May 30th featuring a set from the band 'Wild Murphy's' with a mini race night and raffle. All proceeds to be donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer. 7pm start. £10 per ticket per per person obtainable from Richmond Indoor Market or www.potofgoldwoolandcrafts.co.uk

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Richmond Cricket Club, Hurgill Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4AR

Derren Brown: Miracle

Empire, Sunderland

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show, Derren Brown: Miracle. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world’s most

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Joseph Pease Place, Darlington

Local Dance Schools or professionals perform in the town centre.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Joseph Pease Place, Town Centre, Darlington, DL1 5PW

Clay Journeys – Loretta Braganza

Bede's World, Jarrow

Water plays a central role in Braganza’s new work and is partly inspired the riverine and maritime cultures of Jarrow and Hull. Clay Journeys explores the interactions between earth, air, fire and water and relates to a deeply felt sense of place for Braganza whose preoccupation with water is not surprising having grown up in the great port

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

Joe Cornish Permanent Exhibition

The Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

A permanent exhibition of the work of world renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. Joe lives and works on the edge of the North York Moors, a setting which serves as a great inspiration to him. He has also continued to photograph extensively around the British Isles and overseas however and a selection of his images are always on display in

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

Location: The Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition of paintings and etchings, on loan from the Artist’s Estate, includes some of his most startling and moving images. From Saturday, May 30 (until July 10)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Mercatus - Roman Market

Segedunum Roman Fort & Baths, Wallsend

Time and Tide Events are joining Segedunum Roman Fort & Baths with Mercatus - Roman Market. Segedunum will be celebrating - Roman Empire: Power & People - Featuring over 130 pieces from the British Museum, this exhibition explores one of the most formidable empires the world has ever seen. Mercatus - Roman Fair will be on Fort site, attended

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Segedunum Roman Fort & Baths, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

The Music of Glenn Miller: The Alan Owens Big Band

The Forum, Northallerton

The Alan Owens Big Band return for their annual tribute to the music of Glenn Miller. This year’s charity concert is in aid of Heriot Hospice Homecare. Come along and enjoy your favourites, In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and many more as we raise funds for a very worthwhile charity.

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

The Enlightened One: Printed Buddhist art

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition showcasing Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections. The spread of Buddhism across East Asia is intimately linked with the invention and development of printing. Buddhism teaches that the commissioning and reproducing of sacred texts and images is a way to receive blessings and accumulate merit. As the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Charting Chipeling: 1,001 Finds – The Archaeology of the Kiplin Hall Estate

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition focuses on the1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones! The project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, who was assisted by specialists in archaeology, historic building research and laser scanning. 140 local people volunteered to help with the project, as well as

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

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

Blackwell Grange health Club, Darlington

A new and exciting fitness class held in a fun environment for all ages and fitness levels.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:15

Location: Blackwell Grange health Club, Blackwell Grange, Darlington, DL3 8QH

Holiday Runabout

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Day tripping down the Yorkshire Coast by train in photographs, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance fee.

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Dead Simple

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following the nationwide critically acclaimed hit stage production of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage with the adaptation of his most famous 2 million selling book and the first book that featured James’ now famous character of Detective Roy Grace – Dead Simple. Michael

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Landscapes, Trains and Planes by Steven Ward Fox

Arts Centre, Washington

The north east region's rich railway heritage and preserved steam engines provide the inspiration for an exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Steven Ward Fox. Born in Durham in 1970 and a member of the Guild of Railway Artists, Steven has held exhibitions in many parts of the country. Also on display will be a selection of his

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An installation of light sensitive drawings by artist Sarah Casey which bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection.

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition will explore over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Discover what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Amazing archaeological finds, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family.

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

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

Seaside Snaps

Art Gallery, Scarborough

Everybody likes to beside the seaside! Come and enjoy the fabulous photography exhibition of Scarborough through the years. Remember Gala Land, the Opera House and the Outdoor Pool? From the funny to the fantastic, our Seaside Snaps exhibition will kindle old memories and perhaps open your eyes to how Scarborough used to be!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Sarah Pickstone: The Rehearsal

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and artifice as a metaphor for painting and plays with the feminine image of ballet. Opening Times: Tues – Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 2.00pm to

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

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

Playing Trains

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the sounds they make or the new places they can take you? Maybe it's the stories trains appear in, or all the different types, shapes and colours? Or

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

a presentation of selected works from contemporary artists. (until May 31)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Art Gallery, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Arcadia

Masham Gallery, Masham

22nd May - 5th July Printmakers from across the country who share a lyrical response to landscape. A real treat to have work from: Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, Ann Burnham and Rebecca Searle.

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

Location: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, HG4 4EB

Stockton Community Wellness Project

Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Stockton

Dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities every Thursday all £2.50 pp - kids go free 12-1pm Family Dancercise 1-2pm Workout Wonders 3-4pm Fit Steps 4-5pm Commercial Dance 5-6pm Zumba 6-7pm Retro mix For more info visit www.nouveaufitness.co.uk www.arconline.co.uk

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

Location: Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Dovecott Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Open Gardens in support of St Cuthbert's Hospice

St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham

Open Gardens 2015 Summer Our Open Gardens programme sees supporters open their gardens to the public to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice. The 2014 campaign proved successful with over £1,900 being raised for St Cuthbert's Hospice. Open Your Garden in 2015 We are once again looking for people who would be willing to put on an

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Hospice, Park House Road, Durham, DH1 3QF

Pilgrimage: pathways to enlightenment

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, showcasing artefacts related to pilgrimages from the heartlands and furthest reaches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. The exhibition will be based around key pilgrimages from each religion and will focus on themes of pilgrimage travel (a key component of any

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Durham University Music Society Summer Concert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

An annual summer concert hosted by Durham University’s Music Society. After the success of last year’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ and an ‘Evening with Sir Thomas Allen’ in 2013, DUMS will again provide an excellent evening of musical entertainment. Tickets: see www.dur.ac.uk/music.society for more information

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Full Steam Ahead : The Railway Art of Frank Henry Mason

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A selection of railway posters and carriage prints by one of Britain’s finest railway poster artists Frank Henry Mason. Normal entrance fee.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

Ashore and Afloat: The Art of Frank Henry Mason 1875 -1965

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine paintings. This exhibition brings together for the first time many of his paintings and posters.

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

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

Barnard Castle Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

Stalls will include bric-a-brac, home baking, home made preserves, cards, clothing and jewellery. Refreshments including delicious home-made food will be available to eat in or to take away. Entrance is free but donations to Macmillan Cancer Care would be much appreciated. Phone 01388 718498 for further details.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: Barnard Castle Methodist Church, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PW

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk

Artisan bespoke fairs from selected crafters from around the north east

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk, YO71LL

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk

Artisan bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from sround the north east

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

Location: Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk, YO71LL

Brick Planet

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Woodhorn is about to get even more awesome! 14th February - 22nd March & 1st April - 31st May 2015 Explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at miniature wonders from around the world recreated in LEGO® bricks. Be inspired by amazing models created by LEGO brick artist Warren Elsmore and then have a go yourself in our

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

Location: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

60s 70s 80s Karaoke Disco

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Disco / Karaoke Over "5s Night

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:30-23:30

Location: Aclet Pub, brooklands, Bishop Auckland, Dl14 6pw

Limited Edition Prints by Norman Wade

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual views and perspectives. In particular he spent many years creating artwork featuring Durham and other significant architectural landmarks. Following the death of his widow, the Cathedral received Norman’s remaining artwork as a legacy gift with an instruction to use them to the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Gala Theatre, Durham

2.30pm) Three programmes of exhilarating ballet in one evening, featuring works by British greats Sir Frederick Ashton and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and an exciting new work by Alexander Whitley. Ashton's Les Rendezvous is flirtatious and lighter than air, an irresistibly charming showcase of pure dance technique with music by Daniel Auber;

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Meet the Mallorys

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the story behind the picture. (until Nov 1)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink and Make Merry! is all about these celebrations. It’s the culmination of a partnership project with Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A),

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Turf, Consett

live music

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

Location: The Turf, Consett, Consett, DH85AB

in Darlington, Darlington

The course is tailored at teenagers who are wanting to learn skills in Dressmaking and Fashion. It will help them understand the concept of dressmaking and fabrics that are used to make a garment. Please telephone 07527 980266 to enrol or if you have any queries

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

Location: in Darlington, Darlington, Darlington, DL3 7PL

Table top sale

Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

Hand-made cards, jewellery, bric-a-brac, clothing, home-made jams & chutneys, home baking, pop-up cafe with home-made food.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: Methodist Church, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, DL128PW

BAMfest 2015 (Bedale Acoustic Music Festival)

Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Bedale

The third BAMfest to be held in Bedale, North Yorkshire. Three days of music and merriment across the town. Festival market and children's activities. Sponsored by T& R Theakston. Headline acts include Blackbeard's Tea Party, Martin Stephenson & The Daintees, Henry Priestman, The Young'Uns, Flossie Malavialle. Camping available. See

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

Location: Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Aiskew, Bedale, DL8 1AW

Little Artists

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Creative drop-in class for under 10s Take part in fun and creative activities inspired by our exhibitions.

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

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

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Ken Charlton. The 50 exhibits include regional scenes from coastal locations, as well as those from across the North York moors National Park. (until June 15)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014

mima, Middlesbrough

Stephen McKenna, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998. This exhibition will be Stephen’s largest museum solo presentation in over 10 years, and will feature work from throughout his career. The underlying theme of the exhibition is

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Royals: then and now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by John Wonnacott and Andy Warhol. The display continues Beningbrough's celebration of 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Following a sold out show at the Town Hall in 2014, the incredible Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra make a very welcome return for what promises to be one of the season’s highlights. With a band that includes former Squeeze drummer (Gilson Lavis) and the magnificent voices of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall the show guarantees

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ

Milk Snatcher, The Thatcher Drawings

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This previously un-exhibited body of work by the renowned satirical cartoonist and illustrator spansa period of 22 years, - from the Iron Lady’s days as a member of the shadow cabinet through to her leader ship of the Conservative Party, her

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Jason Rhoades

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads will be the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles. The exhibition will occupy BALTIC’s two largest floors, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

John Dobson & John Wilson Carmichael: An Artistic Partnership

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John Dobson (1787-1865) was the North East’s most outstanding 19th century architect. Buildings he designed can be found across Newcastle and Northumbria. During the 1830s he worked closely with Richard Grainger on the redevelopment of Newcastle city centre. John Wilson Carmichael (1799-1868) was a talented landscape artist and the North

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with woolly flora and fauna, garden gnomes and small creatures. An exhibition guaranteed to put a smile on your face! (until Sept 5)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun sessions for all 1st lesson free

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

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

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

Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham

Welcome to PQA – Durham. PQA Durham operates on Saturday mornings from 9.45am to 1.00pm at Durham Sixth Form Centre, The Sands, Durham. The academy has excellent facilities that includes a 220 seat theatre, which is one of the largest in Country Durham. This space is fantastic for our showcase work and is used each week for teaching. The

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-13:00

Location: Durham Sixth Form Centre, Province Way, Durham, DH1 1SG



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