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Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Los Pacaminos originally formed in November 1992 as a way of indulging a shared passion for Tex Mex and Americana music, the band features the vocal talents of Paul Young and Drew ...

The Dressing Room a Comedy Play by Bobby Ball

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Featuring an All-Star Cast including Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Stu Francis, Johnnie Casson and Ann-Marie. A new play written by Bobby Ball with an all-star cast including Bobby ...

Rat Pack - Vegas Spectacular

The Forum, Northallerton

Purveyors of Cool Swing into town with - "The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century" Wonderful memories of classic Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis. Totally ...

Pete Firman: Trix

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) Pete Firman hits the road in 2016 with his astonishing new show, fresh from his 10th year at the ...

Waterworld Week

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

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

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

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

Community Centre, Chester-le-Street

for adults taught by a fully qualified teacher

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

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

Customs House, South Shields

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Little Bear goes North

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. In her latest adventure, Little Bear encounters a lost polar bear and using her knowledge of the stars, guides her new friend home. Little Bear goes North will be showing at Life until 31 March 2017.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

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

Summer 2016 Exhibitions, Displays and Activities

Richmondshire Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

A variety of new exhibitions, displays and activities here at the Museum throughout summer 2016.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Richmondshire Museum, Ryders Wynd, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4JA

Scarecrow festival

Thornton le Dale, Thornton-le-Dale

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

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

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

Northallerton Ramblers

park Wombwell Arms, Wass

Five mile Byland Abbey evening stroll

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: park Wombwell Arms, Wass, Wass, YO61 4BE

Willow Road community centre, Darlington

THE latest idea in making music and movement fun for children aged between six months and six years, Boogie Beat, is coming Darlington with a £2 taster session, run by Emma, at Willow Road Community Centre, on Tuesday, August 30, at 1.30pm. The music and dance classes and workshops help children to develop confidence, coordination and social

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Willow Road community centre, Willow Road, Darlington, DL36PZ

Life on the brink: wildlife of India and Amazonia

Joe Cornish Galleries, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Martial arts & self-defense free introductory classes

Chester le street comunity centre, Chester-le-Street

Kuraikan aikido dojo. 2 free introductory lessons in aikido. A martial art for self defense & fitness

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Chester le street comunity centre, Newcastle road, Chester-le-Street, dh33ts

Holy Trinity Church, Darlington

A fun event for children of primary school age around the theme of C S Lewis 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Enter the magical world of Narnia and meet the White Witch and Aslan. Explore the deeper Christian meaning of the story through drama, DVD, crafts and creative activities. Please book places. From Tuesday, August 30 (until September

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 09:30-12:00

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7BQ

Linda Mumba Art Exhibition

Cafe on the Green, Durham

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

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

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

Ustinov College, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Various Venues in Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay

A celebrated annual programme of great films in unique settings with a strong imaginative and innovative ethos. Various venues. For more details visit www.whitleybayfilmfestival.co.uk From August 13 (until September 4)

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

Location: Various Venues in Whitley Bay, York Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AB

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

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

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

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

Park Wombell Arms Wass, Wass

Byland Abbey evening stroll. Five miles, moderate. Pub supper in Wombell Arms following the walk. Meet Park Wombell Arms Wass, 5:00pm. 01609-881659.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Park Wombell Arms Wass, Wass, Wass, YO61 4BE

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

About Dozens of artists submitted proposals to an open call in spring 2016 to develop designs for a roaming pavilion (temporary architectural structure) inspired by the Hatton Gallery's collection. This exhibition features the work of Catrin Huber, Toby Paterson, and duo Harriet Sutcliffe & Jack Mutton. Visitors are invited to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Support from Winter Passing + Vicky Speedboat

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

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

Moscow State Circus

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Book Signing: Khadim Hussain & Khorum Ahmed

Thornaby Central Library, Thornaby

Khadim Hussain from his shop Sacred Alien Comix (49 Wilson Street, Middlesbrough) will be one of two who will be presenting his books on poetry, Middlesbrough Football Club and his life in England with his book "Going for a Curry?" and will doing a reading & signing at the Enterprise Arcade on Tuesday 23rd August. Along with Khadim will be a

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: Thornaby Central Library, Wrightson House, Pavilion Shopping Centre, Thornaby, TS17 9EW

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Keen readers who like to dissect works of fiction and discuss the main themes and characters with other readers. “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."Published in 1960, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ remains a literary classic and its themes of prejudice, understanding, loneliness,

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-12:30

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

Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Skinnypigs® women’s fitness class established in 2010 has fast become the largest independent fitness provider in the North East and has drastically changed the lives of over 30,000+ women! It is the phenomenal women’s fitness toning and weight loss class that everyone is talking about! It uses a selection of fun training styles designed to

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 06:00-21:00

Location: Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 3RU

Scarecrow Building Workshops

St Mary's Church Hall, Easington

Give your Scarecrow the X factor come and get some top tips at our free workshops all welcome old, young and everyone in between. All you need to bring is an outfit for your scarecrow to wear and some imagination. Come along for just one session or join us again to refresh your memory. Please book via email as places are limited. These workshops

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-12:30

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, Hall Walk, Easington, SR8 3TW

Moscow State Circus: 7 Zhelany

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Boat Curves

Customs House, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

GeorgeFest16

Around Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

plus three other artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

In Pursuit of Pleasure

Fairfax House, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Trench paper for Tommy

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Summer Exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Ceramics are known to be fragile, but can be moved if necessary with minimum risk to the object. Join curatorial intern Caroline Potts for a brief introduction to historic and modern methods of packing and moving these fragile items.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:15

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

Mourning Has Broken!

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

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

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

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Creative Age

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Zumba

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Fracture Fitness present Zumba - pretty much the most awesome workout ever. Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realising it. The class is instructed by Mattie who really pushes you, while also being brilliant fun. Zumba is a fun, fabulous and fiery fitness experience. Mattie has added his own twist to

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:30

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

Silver Ballet Pilates

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Explore a mix of basic ballet moves and pilates techniques to stretch, tone and mobilise the body. The session will help to improve balance, flexibility, posture and fluidity of movement. Developing a feeling of relaxation and grace through dance and exercise. Led by highly qualified ballet and pilates teacher Sarah Hearn who conducts classes

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

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

Silver Shapers

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

A fun and gentle exercise class focusing on safe methods to tone and stretch all muscle groups with emphasis on balance, coordination, posture, core structure and brain training. In each class participants are taught exercises and stretches for major muscle groups and exercises that help with activities of daily living. Balance training is also

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

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

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

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Summer Holiday Animal Adventures

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

a magical exhibition of fairytales and nursery rhymes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Pirate Trail

Sage, Gateshead

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

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

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

Spot on the Wall

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Summer fun

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

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

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

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

My Little Pony Themed Workshop

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

Themed Workshops for 3 - 6 years, boys and girls. Song, dance, craft and lots of imagination! Many themes over the holidays, either 10am-midday or 2-4pm. Discounts available for multiple workshops booked.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Encore Dance Studio, 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

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

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

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Steffen Peddie: 99 Problems and The Chips Still Aint One

The Keys, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Keys, in Darlington, on August 30, 2016: Steffen Peddie: 99 Problems and The Chips Still Aint One. Last year Steffen Peddie undertook his first tour, with a show that’s a step away from the normal stand-up shows. The show was entirely created from the audience’s suggestions and improvised on the night, so

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

Location: The Keys, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX

Summer Story

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

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

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

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

Daydreamer Performance

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers. Our exclusive exhibition will showcase for the first time, the notebooks and manuscripts that have become the classics we know today including War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful. With content rich in historical research, creativity and poignant prose, this

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

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

Palace Arts Gallery , Redcar

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Summer exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Imaginary Spaces Exhibition

The Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Caroline Achaintre exhibition

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Playground Project

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments, risky projects, and spectacular sculptures. Architects, urban planners, artists, parents, and children were invited to leave their comfort zone and to venture something new. A focal point for ideas about education and childhood, about urban

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Rocket science family fun

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Echoes Of Light exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

The Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers is the foremost group of glass engravers in the North of England. The aim of the exhibition is to inform, educate and make the public aware of the art of glass engraving, by exhibiting glass engraved using modern engraving techniques, in the hope that it will arouse their interest in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton

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

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

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

Kids Only Iron Valley Club, Film a Journey Through Time

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

Join us for a day of filming as we tell the tale of Skinningrove, using costumes, props and lots of imagination! Booking is advised & consent form required

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

Location: Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, TS134AP

North-East Wildlife Photographer exhibition

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

mima, Middlesbrough

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region. Capturing the industrial character of Teesside, the exhibition shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Krav Maga Self-Defence Classes

Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Durham

Krav maga is a non-competitive tactical self-defence system developed in Israel that consists of martial art techniques along with realistic fight training. Suitable for everyone and all levels of fitness.

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

Location: Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SW

Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Durham

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle during Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the middle of July to the end of August (excluding 9th & 10th) and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace. Our knowledgeable guides and volunteers will around Durham Castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden history of the

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:15-16:15

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

Boogie Bounce

Bells Fitness Shack, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

Funny Way To Be Comedy: Steve Bugeja & Hayley Ellis

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Edinburgh Shows Double Bill . A double bill featuring two of the rising stars of UK comedy both bringing their second full Edinburgh shows to Barnard Castle. Steve Bugeja, the winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Story telling with crafts

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Featuring the winning story of the Summer of Stories Writing Competition. Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl with a multitude of imaginative and magical tales in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the

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

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

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A British Museum Spotlight Tour: Celebrating Ganesha

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kate Whiteford: False Perspectives

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

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

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

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

Occupational Therapy ‘Summer Sessions 2016'

Future Steps Consultancy, Darlington

Future Steps consultancy is offering summer sessions focusing on sensory difficulties, motor ability and behaviour, as well as a 6-week handwriting course to help children maintain or increase their handwriting ability during the long Summer Holidays.

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

Location: Future Steps Consultancy, Barnes Road, Darlington, DL3 9BL

Chester-le-Street Art Society

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

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

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

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

Alice in Wonderland

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A British Library exhibition with additional loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum especially for the Laing, Alice in Wonderland delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chester-le-Street Art Society

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

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

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

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

Girl's Boxercise

The Clock, Thirsk

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

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

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

Musical Buds, Durham

early years music classes, recorder lessons and oboe lessons

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

Location: Musical Buds, St Margarets Garth, Durham, DH1 4DS

Noble Prospects: Capability Brown & the Yorkshire Landscape

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition dedicated to the Yorkshire landscapes of legendary garden designer, Capability Brown, to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. Capability Brown is the creator of some of Yorkshire’s most admired landscapes, and this unique exhibition brings together an intriguing collection of artworks, which reveal more about the designer and

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

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

Guided Tours

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join one of our guides for a tour of the museum and its treasures. These 45 minute tours highlight the key pieces in the collection as well as some hidden gems. The tours are free with normal admission.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15

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

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

On the Surface

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Martial Arts Class

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Traditional Martial Arts Class in Darlington! Come along if you're interested in health and fitness, gaining confidence or self defence. Focus on developing your mental and physical wellbeing. Suitable for all age ranges and abilities.

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

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Ancient Lebanon

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The English Rose - Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Methodist CHurch Hall, Stokesley

Latin and World Music, 2 fully insured and qualified instructors ready to take you to the exercise party. It really is exercise in disguise. A great way to improve your fitness, meet new people and improve your wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:20

Location: Methodist CHurch Hall, High Street , Stokesley, TS9 5AX

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Mandalas are elaborate repeated patterns inside a circle and are created by Hindus as a form of worship. Use this drop in workshop to learn more about Hinduism in the From Temple to Home exhibition before creating your own mandalas design. Suitable for children aged 5+, who must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

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

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

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Palace Green Library, Durham

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France. A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of

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

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



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