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Diverting Dinosaurs

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Large or small, hairy or smooth, meat-eater or veggie – dinosaurs of all varieties capture every child’s imagination. Dress up for a day of family fun in the Hall and ...

Temple Treasures: Art

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

17 works by eight local artists. Some will be displayed along the woodland path, meaning that visitors can discover each one as they’re revealed as the path winds beneath the ...

Matisse, Drawing with Scissors

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Drawing with Scissors features lithographic prints of Henri Matisse’s exuberant cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, and includes many of his iconic images such ...

Seaside Shields exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

THE heyday of the great British seaside holiday is being celebrated, donkey rides, sandcastle competitions and Punch and Judy shows were just some of the summertime treats enjoyed ...

Yorkshire Museum, York

children can learn the skills it takes to become a true Viking, from shield making and weaving to coin striking and Viking warrior training. Learn vital crafts and skills each week from Viking and Medieval times. On until Sept 6.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

an exhibition of new photographic work by local photographer Emma Amsden, whose evocative landscapes capture the extraordinary beauty and drama of the Yorkshire Dales. Award-winning photographer Emma Amsden is profoundly deaf, and her picture-taking projects in the Yorkshire Dales often emphasise the isolation she feels in “a world without

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

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

Durham Castle, Durham

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout the tour. Explore what it was to live and work in Durham Castle in the past and find out more about some of the characters that have made Durham Castle their home over the centuries. Places are limited and need to be booked in

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:15-12:00

Location: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

Summer Reading Challenge

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Children aged 4 – 11 years can join our Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge. Simply visit any of Darlington Libraries between the 18th July – 5th September and borrow books on three separate occasions. You will collect prizes and incentives along the way and everyone who completes the challenge will be put into our prize draw. Prizes

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Trevor Banthorpe and Ellen Heck

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Brand new vibrant urban screenprints by Trevor Banthorpe are exhibited alongside Ellen Heck’s exquisitely delicate woodcut/drypoint prints depicting Alice in Wonderland characters and a series of women and girls dressed as Frida Kahlo. Both artists were prize winners at International Print Biennale 2014.

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

Location: Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12NP

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Brian trained at Sunderland College of Art between 1958 and 1962. He has exhibited many times in the North East including at the DLI and the Biscuit Factory. His latest work is an adaptation of the notion of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse combined with an interpretation of natural phenomena such as nebulae.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Cop Cars - A historic road trip of police vehicles

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

a fascinating display of their extensive collection of model police vehicles, sure to delight both young and old. From the days when police commandeered passing cars to give chase this display is packed with variety – from 1915 Model T Fords to BMW 5 Series cars. This is also a chance to take a closer look at ‘Copperton’, a model

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Prison and Police Museum, St Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Darlington Ramblers

Hutton Magna, Hutton Magna

Five miles from Hutton Magna

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:40

Location: Hutton Magna, Hutton, Hutton Magna, DL1 1NF

Swaledale Museum, Reeth

A talk by Marion Moverley on‘Travels with a Tea Cup’ - How two influential cultural movements (Methodism and Tea Drinking) came together in the Methodist Tea Festivals in the Dales. Booking advisable

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth, DL11 6TX

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 27th July – Fri 31st July Family Activities 11am-3pm We’re firing up the cooking range in the ‘Tramp Major’s’ room and baking bread and biscuits. Come along to mix up some bread dough, decorate biscuits made to a Victorian recipe, handle some Victorian cookery equipment and think about the paupers in the Workhouse kitchen. The

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

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 27th July – Fri 31st July Family Activities 11am-3pm We’re firing up the cooking range in the ‘Tramp Major’s’ room and baking bread and biscuits. Come along to mix up some bread dough, decorate biscuits made to a Victorian recipe, handle some Victorian cookery equipment and think about the paupers in the Workhouse kitchen. The

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

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

A Giant Imagination: Children's Illustration

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Continuing the tradition of hosting exhibitions of illustrations for children, this summer sees giants, witches and other fairy tale creatures sitting side by side with illustrations depicting the wild and wonderful imaginations of young children. Packed with colour and creativity, this exhibition will appeal to children of all ages. James

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

The Garrick Hotel, Stockton

live music

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

Location: The Garrick Hotel, 34 Yarm Lane, Stockton, TS181ES

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Individual artists combine to create a stunning show for The Station's walls. This is a unique chance to see an ever changing exhibition of work, as when a piece sells, the artist replaces it with something new. Enjoy ceramics, photographs and art in many different types of media.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Castle Museum, York

find out how rich and poor Victorians lived. Help them with their daily jobs and chores and find all the items on the shopping lists to discover what rich and poor Victorians liked to eat. Each day Dolly White the Washer Woman or Jim Snatch the Rat catcher can be found on Kirkgate, in the Castle Kitchen learn about ‘Kissing Comfits’ and BBC

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

York Minster, York

Kids can get crafty at York Minster this summer with arty activities inspired by northern Europe’s largest medieval gothic cathedral. From making your own Minster to decorating a precious treasure box, there’s a different craft activity each Wednesday during the summer holidays to help children get creative and discover what makes York Minster

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

Location: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Dungeons and Dragons

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

The Dragons have escaped from the Castle dungeons! Dare you enter the Castle to find all of the Dragons and save the Queen? With dragon mask and kite making activities and dragon trails.

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

Location: Bolton Castle, Leyburn, Leyburn, DL84ET

Jeffrey Dennis: Ringbinder

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Guest curated by Andrew Hunt The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is pleased to present 'Ringbinder', a solo exhibition by Jeffrey Dennis, which will consist of a new series of paintings and sculpture housed in NGCA's reconfigured main gallery space. Aside from staging a concentrated progression of the artist's work made between 2011 and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Badly Drawn Boy

Sage, Gateshead

It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It’s been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air. Since then he has released four

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

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

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

“If you go down to the woods today…” you’re sure of a big musical surprise! Bring your teddy bear, picnic blanket and musical appetite to an hour of song and play with our experienced Early Years musicians.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 13:30

Location: Old Town Hall, West Street, Gateshead, NE81HE

Fabulous food

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

We’re firing up the cooking range in the ‘Tramp Major’s’ room and baking bread and biscuits. Come along to mix up some bread dough, decorate biscuits made to a Victorian recipe, handle some Victorian cookery equipment and think about the paupers in the Workhouse kitchen. On until July 31.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Cleveland Ramblers

Kildale, Kildale

Five to seven miles around Kildale

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Kildale, Kildale, Kildale, TS17 0BY

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

A different summer themed craft every day. Cost £1.

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

Location: Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR67NH

Ayton Court Community Centre, Redcar

Association presentation, Gardens Gallopers and Steam Giants.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: Ayton Court Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar, TS104EW

Magic Mike's Summer Show

Spa Grand Hall, Scarborough

The Magic Mike Show returns to The Spa for an exciting and colourful stage show in the Ocean Room. This exciting new fun-packed magical comedy show the whole family will enjoy has a cast of many including the Hey Presto Dancers performing sensational routines; naughty Oscar up to his old tricks and cheeky Chuck who always has something to say.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Spa Grand Hall, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Cummins 50 years in Darlington

Centre for Local Studies, Darlington Library, Darlington

Display of photographs of products, vehicles and people. Product brochures and staff magazines available to read also. Add your reminiscences to the Memories Book. 7th -31st July 2015

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

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

Wild Animal Adventures 'Things to do'

Wild Animal Adventures, Stockton

Want to feed a Pony, meet a Snake or Tickle a Donkey? Then Wild Animal Adventures is for you. We are a local animal attraction in Stockton-On-Tees. We have all sorts of animals, such as Raccoons, Meerkats, Genets, Marmosets and much MUCH more! Each and every day during the summer months we have Pig bathing, Pony Grooming and Lamb feeding, and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Wild Animal Adventures, Portrack Lane, Stockton, TS18 2NR

Funny Way To Be Comedy - Chris Ramsey, All Growed Up - Work In Progress

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet from September! Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back at Funny Way To Be Comedy trying out material for his brand new show. Join

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

By The Sea

Market Square, Darlington

the market square is turning into an urban beach, with fun and games. Plus creative workshops, live entertainments, and a number of nautical themed activities. On until Aug 6

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Market Square, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Leisure Centre, Ripon

six varied yoga sessions. None of the sessions will be extreme and are therefore suitable for most abilities over 16 years of age. No pre-booking is required. Cost £6.00 per session.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:45-21:15

Location: Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, HG41TT

Temple Treasures: Art

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

17 works by eight local artists. Some will be displayed along the woodland path, meaning that visitors can discover each one as they’re revealed as the path winds beneath the green leafy canopy. Others will be displayed on the grassy terrace, sharing the prominence with the views of the nearby Rievaulx Abbey.

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

Location: Rievaulx Terrace, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Paul Judson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Paul is ordained and, until he retired, was Communications Officer for the Diocese of Durham. His works are in both oil and watercolour and date from his sabbatical in 2007 which marked a turning point in his use of colour.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Art Exhibition

Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Durham

A selection of framed fine art prints and original art by Durham based artist Linda Mumba will be on display in the cafe area throughout July.

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

Location: Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Hollingside Lane , Durham, DH1 3TN

Matisse, Drawing with Scissors

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Drawing with Scissors features lithographic prints of Henri Matisse’s exuberant cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, and includes many of his iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. Matisse was prevented from painting due to ill health from 1948 and although confined to a wheelchair, he continued to create highly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Art Gallery, Scarborough

A major new exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery will celebrate the 60th birthday of one of the town’s most famous institutions – the Stephen Joseph Theatre. SJT at 60 can be seen at the Gallery from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 13 September. In 1955, theatrical pioneer Stephen Joseph started the UK’s first ever theatre-in-the-round on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Royal Photographic Society - Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015

Arts Centre, Washington

The Royal Photographic Society has a rich and diverse heritage. It was founded in 1853, to promote the art and science of photography, and is still a leading voice in the world of photography today. It is an educational charity with a worldwide membership of over 11,000, and membership is open to anyone with an interest in photography. The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Animals from the Dales: Drawings by Stacey Moore

Chapel Gallery, Hawes

Emerging animal artist Stacey Moore showcases her solo 2015 exhibition in her hometown, Hawes at the Chapel Gallery. Stacey Moore Art is a small independent creative business based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Hawes. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2014, Stacey has just released her exciting new country inspired gift

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chapel Gallery, Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL8 3NP

Silver Singers

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

Join this informal singing group for the over 50s and improve your confidence, breathing and general health. No previous experience is necessary and you do not need to be able to read music. There is no audition – just turn up! Session Structure 10 mins - Physical & vocal warm up: exercises, games & easy rounds 20 mins - Learn a new song

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:30

Location: ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Sentimental Landscapes

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

479,001,600 Journeys A private collection of rare 19th century 'Endless Landscapes' (Myriorama) is on display for the first time, alongside a newly commissioned interpretation by Guardian cartoonist Tom Gauld. Myriorama, or 'Many Thousand Views' consist of numerous cards depicting fragments or segments of landscapes that can be arranged in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

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

Silver Beginners Ukulele

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

If you have ever fancied learning Ukulele this class will teach you the basic of how to tune, hold the instrument and play simple chords. By the end of the session you will be playing whole tunes. This class is ideal for beginners. Session structure: Tune up Warm up 2 songs Technique check New song Finish Tutor Joe Johnston will

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Collections Project - Preview

Darlington Town Hall, Darlington

Saturday 4th July 12 – 1.30pm Darlington Town Hall Feethams DL1 5QT Artist Sara Cooper has worked with Head of Steam Railway Museum, students from Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College, and Reid Street Primary School. This exhibition of work will showcase participant’s work made during the sessions with Sara. Photographs of artists and their

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Farm walks at Riverford

Home Farm, , Northallerton

Fancy a summertime evening stroll? Award-winning veg box producer Riverford is welcoming visitors to join it on a series of monthly walks at Home Farm in North Yorkshire, starting Wednesday 24 June. Visitors can look forward to a guided tour through fields teeming with welcomed wildlife friends, such as bees and butterflies. You’ll be invited

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:30

Location: Home Farm, , Newby Wiske, Northallerton, DL7 9HB

Man Land: Objects, Still & Moving Images

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Khosro Adibi was born in Iran but has lived in the Netherlands since 1989. He is currently the VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) Artist in Residence. He is multi-disciplinary; a visual artist who makes sitespecific environmental sculptures and temporary land art pieces, and works with video and photography. He has had recent residencies

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Make it! A Minecraft inspired exhibition

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Minecraft is the best-selling independent computer game of all time, with over 60 million copies sold worldwide. Its application in the real world is unique, with history teachers using it to recreate ancient worlds, therapists harnessing it to improve literacy and numeracy skills in autistic children, and artists recreating famous artworks to

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

Location: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

Gala Theatre, Durham

Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

And Then There Were None

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE returns to the stage to follow in the footsteps of the company’s hugely successful Witness for the Prosecution and Black Coffee. Starring BAFTA nominated stage and screen star Paul Nicholas, Colin Buchanan, from Dalziel and Pascoe, Susan

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Basil Brush Show

The Empire, Consett

Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate. Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment and The Basil Brush Show on BBC TV was seen by

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Visit the vibrant local Shambles Market in the heart of the historic city of York

Shambles Market, York

At the market you will find locally sourced, award-winning produce, sustainable fresh fish and uniquie Yorkshire crafts and gifts, 7 days a week 9am-5pm The market has a fantastic Food kiosk serving hot, fresh tasty food, where there is an outdoor seating area with tables, chairs and WIFI, perfect for meeting friends and family

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Shambles Market, Silver Street, York, YO1 8RY

Belly Dance classes in Newcastle

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Beginners belly dance classes, drop in classes, fun and great exercise. Adults only

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

Location: DanceCity, Temple Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14BR

Origami Madness

Oriental Museum, Durham

Have a go at the art of Japanese paper folding. Can you master the famous origami crane? 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 accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Art from Oz

Bede's World, Jarrow

Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists, are exhibiting prints created by four different artists, each themed around the indigenous Aboriginal concept of ‘Country,’ as part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme. And, alongside their work, which is on loan from the British Museum, will be art on the same theme produced by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Cat in the Hat

Civic Theatre, Darlington

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: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries

mima, Middlesbrough

Art from Elsewhere brings together works that depict different realities of profound global change. This Hayward Touring exhibition, supported by the Art Fund and curated by internationally renowned curator David Elliott, recognises the vital importance of continuing to enrich collections of contemporary art throughout the country. Art from

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes

mima, Middlesbrough

This exhibition presents work by three Mexican artists; Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera and Pedro Reyes. Co-curated in conjunction with Kiki Mazzucchelli, this exhibition forms part of ¡VAMOS! 2015. Addressing concepts of health, wellbeing, society, communities and political landscapes, these artists are interested in social and political reform,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Artatomy

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Artatomy is an exhibition of anatomy inspired artworks created by medical and biomedical science students. This project is hosted by Newcastle Medical School in collaboration with Dr Iain Keenan, visual artist Rachael Allen, and four medical students. Funded by Newcastle Institute of Creative Arts Practice Award 2014. Artwork pictured was created

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

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14 EP

Darlington Comedy Festival: Angela Barnes & Abi Roberts

The Red Lion, Darlington

Coming to Darlington Comedy Festival at the Red Lion on July 29th 2015: This show will feature two preview shows: Angela Barnes: Come As You Are - Star of Channel 4's Stand Up for the Week, BBC Two's Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4's News Quiz - “A gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic'” - The Guardian Abi

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

Location: The Red Lion, Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NG

Seaside Shields exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

THE heyday of the great British seaside holiday is being celebrated, donkey rides, sandcastle competitions and Punch and Judy shows were just some of the summertime treats enjoyed by the holidaymakers of yesteryear. Now South Shields Museum is turning back the clock to give older visitors a trip down memory lane and younger ones a glimpse of days

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

Nissan: 30 Years On

Oriental Museum, Durham

The North East of England has a longstanding relationship with Japan, dating back to the export of North East technology in the late 19th century, through to the building of Japanese warships on Tyneside in 1905. In 1984, against a backdrop of the miners' strike and a Conservative government lead by Margaret Thatcher, Nissan Motors signed an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Daphne Weerasinghe and Collin Grham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Badge of honour?

Palace Green Library, Durham

People have always used badges to show who they support. Come along and design your own. 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 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

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

Superweeks: residential holidays for 8-16s - free travel from Newcastle!

Free travel from Newcastle to the centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Fantastic, imaginative residential holidays for 8-16s, includes free travel from 17 major towns & cities. Fun, games, laughter, secret missions, sneaking in the woods, adventures and expeditions, a day trip, games you’ve never heard of before, parties and feasts and evenings of fun, things to learn, and plenty of new friends. Superweeks are run

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Free travel from Newcastle to the centre, Newcastle Central Station, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5DL

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

In a Spin

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In a Spin is a brand new show in Life’s Science Theatre that explores the weird physics of things that spin! This interactive 20 minute show runs at various times throughout the day - watch out for spinning buckets and bike wheels behaving oddly... This show runs from 16 June - 20 Sept 2015. Opening times - Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: 11am

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

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

Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

83rd Annual exhibition of Drawings, Paintings and original prints by a select group of Artists. Founded in 1925 the Group exhibit only once a year at Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Successfully Developing Young Footballers Contact Details Tel: BERNI 07939045242 Suitable for ages: 5 - 16 For just £3 per session

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Tai Chi for over 50's but over 30 year old's are welcome to 12pm - 1pm Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise based on Chinese martial arts that consists of a sequence of dynamic movements that adheres to Chinese Yin Yang philosophy, and combines Qigong breathing and Chinese meditation together. Contained within its framework are wonderful

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:00

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

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

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

TTT; Intensive (Musical Theatre)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

TTT Intensive sessions are no walk in the park! Students will be expected to engage in complete musical theatre technique training and rehearsing; Singing, dancing and acting... Altogether... Non-stop! TTT Intensive will push students to professional limits with complex melodies and harmonies, challenging drama and heart-racing routines. Whilst

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

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

CCMT; Intensive (Musical Theatre)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

CCMT Intensive sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, are designed to train and rehearse our oldest 'young performers'. Students will partake in in-depth musical theatre technique training; more advanced warm ups, intermediate singing, acting and combination exercises, with professional level assigned performance pieces. The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 17:30-19:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

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

Quaker Meeting House, Darlington

For mums to be, parents and carers with babies or toddlers. Good pram storage Play area for Babies and Toddlers £2 entrance fee (first child) £1 per extra child (inc Drink and a Healthy Snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-11:45

Location: Quaker Meeting House, Skinnergate (behind Christian Book shop), Darlington, DL3 7NB

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

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

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

This exhibition, taking place at Durham University’s Palace Green Library – next to the Cathedral on the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of Durham City – will form a significant part of the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in the northern region. Through a loan from the Cathedral, the University will be showing

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Health walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Take a guided walk around the heritage woodlands and riverbanks of Durham City. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral. Participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire at the start of the walk and should note that some steps and short, steep

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum displays objects from around the world. Explore the collection before trying creative craft activities linked to different countries including Italy, Holland and Greece during this drop in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

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

Burnt Out by Helen Snell

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

an ambitious new exhibition of sculptural installations, lighting and two dimensional works by award winning artist, Helen Snell. Helen uses digital laser and water jet cutting techniques on a variety of materials to create her exquisitely detailed and poignant work. Where rarity, exclusivity and uniqueness in the art world are the celebrated norm,

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal is the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work and life. The show will highlight the defining elements of his vision, and the significant influence it has had on fashion and the way we understand womenswear. “Fashion fades, style is eternal” Yves Saint

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

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

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

Ladies Bootycamp

Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, Stockton

Fun Fitness sessions for ladies only, suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Monday Wednesday Friday 9:30am and 6pm call to book 07841054332 Special offers also available!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:30, 18:00-19:00

Location: Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, 21a Yarm Lane, Stockton, ts183dr

Romanby Methodisy church hall, Northallerton

belly dance group, £1 per night or £15 per term

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Romanby Methodisy church hall, The Fairway, Northallerton, DL7 8BB

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The only surviving 1216 copy of the great charter will be on display at Durham University’s Palace Green Library in this commemorative exhibition. Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt will take an original 1216 issue of the charter, on loan from Durham Cathedral, as a

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

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

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap!

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Alan Carr brings his brand new show to Boro! No stranger to yap, Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand-up show Yap, Yap, Yap! The BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand-up roots with his hilarious take on life. “A comedian who owns

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

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

Young @ Heart Wellbeing Sessions

Unti D, Consett

We run wellbeing fitness sessions for senior citizens weekdays from 10:30am - 11:30am. Our sessions promote improved health and wellbeing, improved bone density and joint strength, muscular improvement, flexibility, Improved energy, and are a great way to meet new people and socialise.

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

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

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

Belmont Parish Church Hall, Durham

listen to mainly classical music in a relaxed and congenial group

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Belmont Parish Church Hall, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QR

Kashi Do - Shotokan Karate

The Hermitage Academy School, Chester-le-Street

Self Defence and Shotokan Karate Classes! FIRST LESSON FREE! Karate develops fitness, strength, flexibility and has many other physical benefits. It is also extremely beneficial to your mental health and well-being; practising karate has been found to reduce stress, develop confidence, improve self control and create self

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

Location: The Hermitage Academy School, Waldridge Lane, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3AD



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