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Little Mix Summer Shout Out

Durham County Cricket Club, Emrites Riverside, Chester-le-Street

The gig at Durham County Cricket Club, Emirates Riverside, promises to be their biggest outdoor gig in the North East to date. Little Mix, who scored one of last year’s ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Danny O'Brien & Jack Campbell

The Venue, Northallerton

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Venue in Northallerton on May 4th 2017: Danny O'Brien - “Danny O'Brien is a serious young talent in the making” - The Examiner. “Great ...

Gino's Italian Escape - Live

Barbican, York

Fresh from a hugely successful fourth series of Gino’s Italian Escape on ITV, Gino D’Acampo is taking his passion and flair for Italian cookery to live audiences next spring. ...

Blacksmith a Dragon Head Hook

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

Join Adrian Wood, artist Blacksmith for an introduction to blacksmithing. Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the ...

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

Introducing 'PAST AND FUTURE TOURS' at Auckland Castle! Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and an insight into how many are now being transformed as

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: No.42 , 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

Salt & cyan: photography using Victorian processes

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

This exhibition features the beautiful salt prints and Cyanotype photograms of Scarborough-based artists David and Angela Chalmers. David creates his prints using a historic formula of salt, silver and sunlight invented by the pioneers of photography in the 1830’s. It has helped him to express a pure, uncomplicated photographic statement - a

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Register House, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Salt & cyan: photography using Victorian processes

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

This exhibition features the beautiful salt prints and Cyanotype photograms of Scarborough-based artists David and Angela Chalmers. David creates his prints using a historic formula of salt, silver and sunlight invented by the pioneers of photography in the 1830’s. It has helped him to express a pure, uncomplicated photographic statement - a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL61NA

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

A selection of works by the famous 'matchstick men' artist. 2017 marks 130 years since Lowry’s birth. In the later years of his life he spent much of his time in the North East, particularly in Sunderland and South Shields. Here the sea became a prominent theme in his work. He also became increasingly interested in creating humorous images

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

British Transport Police Weekend

National Railway Museum, York

Unleash your inner detective this May bank holiday and discover why the railways make a perfect setting for a thrilling crime story. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities with the British Transport Police. See police dogs sniff out clues, take part in real scientific research and use your sleuthing skills to find out whodunnit.

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

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

Sizzling style for Spring Summer 17 - intu Metrocentre fashion shows

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

The hottest new season trends will be showcased in style at intu Metrocentre's free fashion shows this week. From Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 April models will be taking to the runway in Town Square, near House of Fraser, in an array of must-have outfits from stores across the centre including brands from House of Fraser and Tessuti as well as

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Metrocentre, intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Empire, Sunderland

A young girl looking at her tablet discovers Dance.com a web site that truly draws her into the exciting world of dance and musical theatre. This local production, presented by Kathleen Davis Stage School, is a must see for young dancers and performers wishing to be a dance professional.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Richmondshire Rugby Union Football Club, Richmond in North Yorks

Live sport

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: Richmondshire Rugby Union Football Club, Theakston Lane, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4LL

The Ship, Richmond in North Yorks

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Ship, Frenchgate, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 7AE

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

And exhibition of work by landscape and wildlife photographer Paul Fowlie. It was Paul's love of the Lake District that got him involved in photography and he spends most of his time during the winter months taking landscape shots. Ever since being a child, Paul has been passionate about wildlife, and thinks nothing of spending weeks trying to get

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Village Hall, West Tanfield

A sale of original artwork, by local artists. Refreshments available, raffle in aid of Thrombosis UK. Plenty of car parking.

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

Location: Village Hall, Tanfield Village, West Tanfield, HG4 5JU

St Mary's Church (Wath), Ripon

Nine open gardens ranging from compact cottage gardens to walled gardens, pond and stream surrounding the 16th Century Rectory. The Church itself will be open and decorated with flowers and there are also many wild spring flowers in the church yard. From 10:30am.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: St Mary's Church (Wath), Main Street , Ripon, HG4 5ET

Tadcaster Bridge , North Yorkshire

Tadcaster to Harrogate. The women's race starts at 9:00am. The men's race starts at 2:00pm. On Stage Two, men and women will face exactly the same stage which starts in Tadcaster. The action commences on the newly-reopened Tadcaster Bridge and ventures into Knaresborough where the first intermediate sprint points are up for grabs. The sole

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Tadcaster Bridge , Bridge Street, North Yorkshire, LS24 9AL

Woody's, Merry Hall, Thirsk

An evening of Northern Soul. Keep the Faith and Sarah Collins

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Woody's, Merry Hall, Merry Hall, Thirsk, YO7 2DY

Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley

Display of totemtipi event marquees and numerous craft stalls.

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

Location: Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, , Helmsley, YO62 5AH

The Forum, Northallerton

Northallerton Musical Theatre Company.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Brilliant tribute to the Canadian rocker.

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

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

Ushaw College, Durham

A century on from the Battle of the Somme, we mark the anniversary with a major new work for brass band and choir. Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, inspired by the true-life experiences of County Durham people, has written lyrics for a suite of new hymns to commemorate their sacrifice, courage and endurance. The Durham Hymns was commissioned by the

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Ushaw College, Ushaw, Durham, DH79RH

Friends Burial Ground: A Hidden Gem

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

Darlington Quakers invite you to come and discover (or re-discover!) our beautiful, historic Burial Ground. This special event will include: - A short talk by fabulous local historian Chris Lloyd - Quakers available to answer your questions - A chance to spend some time in this tranquil green space and even volunteer to help with the upkeep if

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

Location: Friends' Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

Gravity Force Sunderland, Sunderland

Gravity Force is the UK's Ultimate Trampoline Park. Whether you’re a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gravity Force Sunderland, Unit B Sunrise Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3RX

Ceilidh / Barn Dance & supper

Hunton & Arrathorne village hall, Hunton

an evening with the Apple jack Ceilidh band. Do join us whether you dance or just to listen to the great sounds of the band. tickets from Hunton village shop or Crakehall station

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: Hunton & Arrathorne village hall, Leyburn road, Hunton, DL8 1QB

Town Hall , Stokesley

Over 70 different artists are expected to show their work, which will include paintings in oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. The high quality of paintings should prove to be a big attraction during the exhibition as there is a wealth of talent in this long established society. It is expected that over 150 framed, original works of art

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

Location: Town Hall , Market Place, Stokesley, TS9 5DG

Made in India - Theatre Performance

Yarm Fellowship Hall, Yarm

A thrilling new play about birth and motherhood in a brave new world ‘A passion-filled tale with lashings of humour as well as intense feeling… a superb piece of new writing’ ★★★★ The Stage In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. It’s Londoner Eva’s last chance for motherhood. For village girl Aditi,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Yarm Fellowship Hall, West Street, Yarm, TS15 9BT

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

98 Lace is a fellowship of lace makers working across a range of textile techniques. Formed in 1998, the group aims to inspire members to produce original work, challenging traditional boundaries and demonstrating the relevance of lace today. Members are distributed throughout the UK. ‘Colour Coded’ features the work of fifteen lace makers,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mount Grace Priory, East Harsly, Northallerton, DL63JG

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

On Saturday 29th, Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May 2017 (Bank holiday).

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

Location: Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Constable Burton, Leyburn, DL8 5LJ

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

Open every day between 10:00am and 4:00pm. From Saturday, March 25 (until September 24) The gardens are conveniently located within easy reach of the A1 (8 miles) on the A684, which runs through Leyburn, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Adults: £4; OAPS £3; Children 5-16: 50p Dogs welcome on leads. www.constableburton.com

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

Location: Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Constable Burton, Leyburn, DL8 5LJ

Sage, Gateshead

We’re delighted to welcome back festival favourite, tenor Ben Johnson, for the final concert in the 9th Northern Chords Festival. Sean Shibe guitar Ben Johnson tenor Northern Chords Festival Ensemble Benjamin Baker leader Jonathan Bloxham conductor DOWLAND Songs for tenor and guitar ARNOLD Serenade for guitar and strings WALTON Pieces

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

Part of the Jazz North-East Women Make Music Series. Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones); Liam Noble (piano); Tom Rainey (drums)

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Sage, Gateshead

The Music of Queen as you’ve never heard it before! All the greatest hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now and We are the Champions, in full orchestral sound. Royal Northern Sinfonia Soloists: Julie Stark, Rachael Wooding, Jon Boydon and Oliver Tompsett Conductor: Nick Davies

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

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

Clennell Hall, Morpeth

Live music

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

Location: Clennell Hall, Northumberland National Park, Morpeth, NE65 7BG

Seaton Sluice Club, Seaton Sluice

Live music

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

Location: Seaton Sluice Club, Seaton Sluice, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4RA

Newton Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Location: Newton Park, Benton Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE7 7EB

Sand Dancer, South Shields

Live music

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

Location: Sand Dancer, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 3NG

White Swan, Morpeth

Live music

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

Location: White Swan, 18 Newgate Street , Morpeth, NE61 1BA

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Live music

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

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Rising Sun Crawcrook, Crawcrook

Live music

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

Location: Rising Sun Crawcrook, Bank Top, Crawcrook, NE40 4EE

The Sun Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Location: The Sun Inn, Front Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16 6PU

The Westoe, South Shields

Live music

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

Location: The Westoe, Horsley Hill Road , South Shields, NE33 3DY

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Live music

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

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

The Bridge Inn, Cramlington

Live music

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

Location: The Bridge Inn, Front Street , Cramlington, NE23 7QS

The Blue Bell Inn, Washington

Live music

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

Location: The Blue Bell Inn, Peareth Hall Road, Washington, NE37 1NP

CLASSIC CLAPTON at Redcar Blues Club

Redcar Blues Club, Redcar

CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Redcar Blues Club in April. The band will be performing at Redcar Blues Club, Redcar Citizens Priory Club, 104 Lord St, Redcar on Saturday 29 April. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm. Ticket price £12.50. For

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:30-23:00

Location: Redcar Blues Club, Redcar Citizens Priory Club, Redcar, TS10 3BL

O2 Academy, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

+ Raindance Maggie + Delirium + Kerse

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: O2 Academy, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SW

Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live blues/rock music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Dance City, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Enter the hypnotic world of MK ULTRA. Rosie Kay’s new work is a high energy, supercharged mash-up of thrilling dance, music and imagery. It is inspired by the bizarre realm of pop culture mind control conspiracies. A free pre-show discussion will take place 45 mins before the performance on Friday with the company, which all ticket holders are

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4BR

Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

Vocal recital in aid of Witham Piano Fund. Entrance £10. Under-18s £2. Further information 01833-630105.

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

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

Barnard Castle Ramblers

car park on the road which runs western end of Cockfield, Cockfield

Nine miles around Cockfield, west along the Gaunless, past Butterknowle, Copley and Copley Chimney. Mainly tracks and field paths

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: car park on the road which runs western end of Cockfield, Cockfield, Cockfield, DL13 5HF

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight and a half miles, start Charltons, Stanghow Moor, Boosbeck

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

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

Classic Clapton at Redcar Blues Club

Redcar Blues Club, Redcar

CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Redcar Blues Club in April. The band will be performing at Redcar Blues Club, Redcar Citizens Priory Club, 104 Lord St, Redcar on Saturday 29 April. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm. Ticket price £12.50.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:30-23:00

Location: Redcar Blues Club, Redcar Citizens Priory Club, Redcar, TS10 3BL

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope

exhibition, workshops, demonstrations, book launch, sales and more

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

Location: Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

a great night out

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS248AH

Spring toy fair

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

The spring toy fair is back at Locomotion! Our ever-popular toy fair will play host to an abundance of stalls and traders selling everything from steam trains to superheroes! Come down and see for yourself why so many people love the Locomotion toy fairs. Plus, guest locomotives will appear on our outdoor events space for the Spring

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

entrance to Botanic Garden, Durham

The Oldest Borehole in Town: Mysteries of Saltwell Gill: Two and a half miles with Alan Rose

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: entrance to Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

North-East Wildlife Photography

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

An exhibition featuring the winners and runners up from each of the six wildlife categories including wildlife portraits, wildlife in action, wildlife in the landscape, nature up close, young persons and mobile nature. For more information and how to enter this year’s competition visit www.northeastwildlifephoto.co.uk Organised by Tees Valley,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

The Purnells, a band that The Georgian Theatre has been happy to place host to over the years are hanging up their instruments. Before they go however, they bid us farewell with one final theatrics filled show. Come and show your appreciation to Teesside's loveable indie-blues rogues who have entertained and filled our hearts with joy this past

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

Location: Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181AT

Terrible Trenches

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore our new exhibition on the First World War and make your own trench art. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

Follow an intriguing trail to help the missing passenger - celebrated crime writer Mary Lavender - solve the mystery of the Dining Car murder. In a strange twist of events, Mary was due to travel on the sleeper train from Inverness to London where the murder took place, but missed her connection. Baffled by the scene, the police have asked for

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 17:00

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

Orchid Show

Raby Castle , Staindrop

The Annual Orchid Show at Raby Castle, will feature a spectacular display of beautiful Orchids including exotic hybrid species. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the experts, attend lectures and demonstrations for advice on how to make the most of their orchids. The North East of England and Darlington Orchid Societies will be in

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

Location: Raby Castle , Park and Gardens , Staindrop, DL2 3AH

Creativity photography exhibition

Q4, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Location Q4, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle, NE12 8EZ Dates 26th Apr – 30th Apr 2017 Open 10am – 3pm Daily Historically we were always trying to capture the fleeting image, one that reflected reality as we saw it. By contrast, in a world of iPhones and Instagram we now often see images that present an altered sense of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Q4, Quorum Business Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 8EZ

Cycling Icons

Chevin Cycles, Harrogate

Tour de Yorkshire celebration by Bill Oakey

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chevin Cycles, Harrogate, Harrogate, LS21 1ER

Time Trails

Westgate Fine Arts, Ripon

Tour de Yorkshire, exhibition by Bill Oakey

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Westgate Fine Arts, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 2SO

The Grand Hotel, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

Location: The Grand Hotel, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146DQ

An Evening with Hattie Briggs

Upsall Castle, Thirsk

Performance by guitarist, pianist and vocalist Radio 2 Young Folk Nominee, Hattie Briggs, accompanied by cellist Jasmine Scott Neale. Bookings essential. Fundraiser for Thirsk Community Care

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:30

Location: Upsall Castle, Upsall, Thirsk, YO7 2QJ

Salt and Cyan: Photography using Victorian processes

Joe Cornish Galleries, Richmond in North Yorks

by David and Angela Chalmers

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

explores the age old phenomenon of squaddie humour. We’ll look at the different ways soldiers throughout history have tried to see the funny side – even when their situation could not have been more deadly serious. Entry to ‘Humour from Horror’ is included in your museum admission.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kate Evans and Anna King

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kate Evans’s work uses delicate drawings and watercolour washes with large areas of negative space. This produces compositions that reflect the richness of the subject matter. Her work creates a feeling of isolation and space, which depicts the sheer wilderness of these locations. Kate works in mixed media; using a combination of watercolour and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Spiritual Journeys - An Exhibition of Original Prints by Printmaker Carol Nunan

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The wild landscapes, flowers and gardens of her adopted Northumberland inspire Carol Nunan's handmade, original prints whilst her trademark use of colour draws on her Irish roots and Zambian upbringing. Carol's exhibition reflects the broader theme of spiritul journeys and how the spirit moves each of us in the landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The work of artist Blacksmith Brian Russell

Leyburn Arts Centre, Leyburn

An exhibition of original designs,photos of completed work and a number of actual pieces of traditionally forged architectural scale work both practical and sculptural.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Leyburn Arts Centre, The old School House, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Town Hall, Darlington

by Bill Lowery

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Town Hall, Town centre, Darlington, DL1 1NF

The Centre for Lcoal Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

A display of images of people and places thought to be connected to Darlington and the North East. Come along and see if you can help us identify them!

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

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

Brian Russell, blacksmith at Little Newsham Forge

The Old School House Arts Centre, Leyburn

An exhibition to celebrate 40 years of happy forging in Teesdale. As well as quite a number of traditionally made gates,( but not necessarily traditional designs), a large number of drawings and photos of completed work will be on display. Preview on April 10, 7pm. Come along and chat to Brian about his work and enjoy free drinks and nibbles.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, Richmond Rd., Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Frog and Ferret, Spennymoor

live music

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

Location: Frog and Ferret, Coulson Street, Spennymoor, DL167RS

Ken Watts

Arts Centre, Washington

a retrospective of work by the late Jarrow painter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Patchwork, Pattern and Print

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

an exhibition of heritage quilts in collaboration with The Quilters Guild. A stunning array of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century quilts from the Guild’s historic collection will go on display next spring in The Garden Rooms. ‘Patchwork, Pattern & Print’ will explore the developments and changes in technology, construction and fashionable

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Red Lion

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

If you thought that badge-kissing mercenaries, wide-boy agents and dodgy deals were confined to the Premier League, think again. Set in the ultra-competitive twilight world of semi-professional football, The Red Lion is a powerful, funny and touching drama that reaches beyond the beautiful game, exploring contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13DQ

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

The legacy of hits such as ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Love on the Rocks’ and ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ evoke memories of a time when this legendary singer/songwriter regularly ruled the UK and US charts. In a career that started in the 1960s, Neil Diamond has sold over 100million records, making him one of the world-s best-selling artists of all

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Let it Glow

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join our science explainers as they explore the wonder of light in this new Science Theatre show, featuring sparkles, twinkles, lights and lamps.

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

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

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Chase over Atlantis

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The star of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is back in another Jules Verne – inspired voyage! While looking for his long lost grandfather, Sean (played by Josh Hutcherson), decodes a secret map that points him and a group of adventurers to the elusive “Mysterious Island”. After finding his grandfather and discovering that the island

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Lisa O'Brian, Sara Macintosh, Felicity Hackell and Richard Moses

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Charity Fund Raising at intu Metrocentre

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are now home to special four legged guests as part of a fundraising initiative for a local charity – but these pooches won’t need to be taken for walkies! The two intu shopping centres in Newcastle and Gateshead have chosen St Oswald’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Charity Fund Raising intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are now home to special four legged guests as part of a fundraising initiative for a local charity – but these pooches won’t need to be taken for walkies! The two intu shopping centres in Newcastle and Gateshead have chosen St Oswald’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Percy Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17JB

York Open Studios 2017

Various venues, including PICA Studios, York

Take a look behind the studio doors of artists, craftspeople and designers at this popular free event. Discover creative talent whilst wandering around the historic streets and leafy suburbs of York in search of artists’ studios. Plan your route with the help of the free event guide or online www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk York Open Studios takes

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Various venues, including PICA Studios, Grape Lane, York, YO1 7HU

John Bramwell (I AM KLOOT)

The Spa Hotel, Saltburn

John Bramwell is the voice of I Am Kloot. He will be performing an intimate and acoustic show live at the Spa, introducing songs from his much anticipated new album, 'Leave Alone the Empty Spaces.' Support: Dave Fidler

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

Location: The Spa Hotel, Saltburn Bank, Saltburn, TS12 1HH

Peter Quinn RWS: Here and There

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bright colour, a sense of place, and an enjoyment of paint are all hallmarks of Peter Quinn’s work. The scenes he depicts have a life, a vitality about them. They demonstrate a confident draughtsmanship and an eye for details that capture the spirit of a place so completely.

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7PQ

Terrible Trenches

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore our new exhibition on the First World War and make your own trench art. •drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm). •this activity is 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

Barbican, York

RULE THE WORLD are a fantastic tribute show to Take That. The band, Dan Maines, Matt Hall and Gabriel Keogh are highly trained professionals who have been touring Europe for over 7 years. This show is vibrant, entertaining and a must see for all fans of “Take That” and “Rule The World” who have built up their own followers! The band

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

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

The Knights of Music hosted by Phillip Schofield

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

After 17 years he's back on stage! Celebrating the best of British musical royalty, brought to you live on stage by an incredible cast of west end performers and musicians. Knights Of Music, which will be hosted exclusively by Phillip Schofield, is a celebration of the legendary Knights of the entertainment industry who have transformed

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Wath Open Gardens

Wath Open Gardens, Ripon

A collection of beautiful Spring gardens at Wath (near Ripon) are opening together on Saturday April 29th for the first time to raise money for the village’s St Mary’s Church. Nine gardens will be opening on Saturday April 29th – starting at 10.30am – and ranging from compact cottage gardens to the walled gardens, pond and stream

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

Location: Wath Open Gardens, Wath, Ripon, HG4 5EN

Offside

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017. Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalisingly close. Offside is told through lyrical

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

East Is East

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy that went on to become a BAFTA-winning film sensation. Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household. Back in George’s homeland Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage children are proving quite

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Boldon Book: A Moment in Time

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Boldon Book has been called the ‘Domesday Book of the North’. It was the first survey of settlements north of the River Tees, an area that was omitted from the Domesday study. It was created in 1183 as a survey of the Bishop of Durham’s lands in Durham and Northumberland. On display is the latest of the four surviving medieval manuscripts

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Saturday Storyclub

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Saturday Storyclub Join us at Crown Street Library every week for stories and crafts starting at 10.30am. Booking is not required however places are given on a first come, first served basis.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

This year’s exhibition traces the links, by blood or marriage, to the owners of houses with family connections to Kiplin Hall: from Ashington Hall to Alton Towers, Belton House to Blickling Hall, and Danby Wiske to Duncombe Park. Houses large and small, in Britain and abroad, feature in this delightful insight into the homes of Kiplin’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

In Spring 2017, York Art Gallery will present the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893. Featuring more than 20 paintings and watercolours, it will highlight the beautiful and classical women for which the artist is most famous and demonstrate the modernity of Moore’s approach.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

The Woman In White

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

A brilliant stage adaptation of Wilkie Collins' Victorian novel: a tale of deception and mistaken identity with an intriguing plot full of twists and turns.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

The Magic of Motown

Grand Opera House, York

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Empire, Sunderland

A young girl looking at her tablet discovers Dance.com a web site that truly draws her into the exciting world of dance and musical theatre. This local production, presented by Kathleen Davis Stage School, is a must see for young dancers and performers wishing to be a dance professional. With guest performers The Brandon Primary School Glee Club.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Motel California - a tribute to the Eagles

Masham Town Hall, Ripon

Motel California are set to perform in the peaceful, easy atmosphere of Masham Town Hall. This will be a rare North Yorkshire appearance from one of the most respected Eagles tribute bands around, and will take you on a musical journey through 40 years of memorable melodies. Motel California is a six-piece live band faithfully reproducing the

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

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

The Woman in Black

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join the 7m theatregoers worldwide who have excperience 'The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' Daily Telegraph. Continuing its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in London's West End, The Woman in Black now returns to Newcastle. Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stepehn

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), Spennymoor

bingo, raffle, friendly atmosphere. Every Saturday at 8pm

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), 53 - 57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LE

Sounds Of The Glenn Miller Era

Forum Theatre, Billingham

The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience wait for that first moment of sound. The big band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of Moonlight Serenade . . and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless. There are those who watch and listen and tap a shy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join Alan Fidler and Marie Caffrey as they tell us about their project to trace men from the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and their willing participation in WW1. The talk will include case studies of local Teesdale emigrants including men from Middleton-in-Teesdale. Booking required online or at

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:30

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

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

If you are looking for things to do in Teesside and fancy yourself as a modern day Sherlock grab a group of Watsons to help you and visit our escape rooms. Test your wits and deductive skills and solve the mysteries before the 60 minute time limit runs out. For more information visit www.enigmatology.co.uk

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Enimatology escape rooms, 19 Yarm Road , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NJ

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore. Start your chocolate journey from the museum’s Period Rooms to discover how the Georgians, Victorians and the Jacobeans satisfied their sweet tooth. Then follow the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Table-top & Craft Sale.

St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle

On the first and third Saturdays of every month from February to December. Stalls selling bric-a-brac, books, plants, jewellery, collectables, hand-mades, jams & preserves and more. Refreshments available

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: St Mary's Parish Hall, Newgate, opposite the Market Cross., Barnard Castle, DL12 8NQ

A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War. 96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

mima, Middlesbrough

The group Matterlurgy led workshops in which their members and participants collected artefacts – from stones to discarded plastic items – in South Gare, the site of the now-closed Teesside steelworks in Redcar. This exhibition features those objects, which are part of a future fossil record, and suggest a geological stratum in which nature and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Stephen Willats: Human Right

mima, Middlesbrough

Artist Stephen Willats has been a pioneer of Conceptual Art and a significant contributor to the development of computing since the early 1960s. At the heart of this practice is an examination to how individuals construct their identities and position themselves in the world. In 1997 Willats collaborated with the Middlesbrough Art Gallery on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe

mima, Middlesbrough

The Peru-born, Spain-based artist Daniela Ortiz addresses nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship. In her recent projects, she has drawn on her own experience as an immigrant to examine national and international migratory control systems. In Middlesbrough, Ortiz has led workshops with people seeking asylum,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Kellenberger-White

mima, Middlesbrough

Designers Kellenberger-White are reshaping mima’s brand across 2017. The project includes seasonal feature displays drawn from archive materials, workshops and consultation sessions, and their own production. It is an opportunity to open their work – and a design process – to an audience in experimental and responsive ways.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

National Portrait Gallery Director Nicholas Cullinan has chosen a further four portraits of people who have shaped British history and culture over the centuries. Including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Travels with a Sketchbook: an exhibition of sketchbooks and drawings by Rita Smith

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Drawing and travel are important factors of Rita Smith’s practice and over many years and miles, these hidden drawings go on public display for the first time. This exhibition at the Head of Steam is an ideal location, given the importance of the history of the railways in helping to open up the world. CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Unimagined Treasures – Curated by Mark Hearld

Art Gallery, York

The Upper North Gallery has been transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts. For the past two years, York-based artist Mark Hearld has been visiting the stores of the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum as well as York Art Gallery researching the objects and artworks

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Spring exhibition

Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Our spring season is almost upon us! Launching on Friday 3 March our Spring Exhibition showcases a range of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. This season we welcome acclaimed Glasgow School of Art graduate Steven Lindsay as our headline artist, with his new collection of original paintings.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Amazing Ancient Greeks

Palace Green Library, Durham

Take a look in our Archaeology gallery at our Ancient Greek pottery collection. Why not make our own miniature pot! All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of England's 18th Century best-known actor David Garrick (1717-1779) to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The Museum has recently acquired two outstanding paintings by Johann Zoffany representing Garrick in action, showing the famous actor, who symbolises the high success of 18th-century theatre, acting in both tragedy and

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

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

Holly Hendry: Wrot

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Holly Hendry (b. London, 1990) presents an entirely new body of work for her first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Using a variety of materials, from Jesmonite and plaster to foam, wood, steel and water-jet cut marble, she creates a geology of oozy forms peppered with comic elements, such as dog chew bones and spinning plaster teeth. She

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr. This exhibition of photographs examines the close relationship

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

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

An Evening of Cycling

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Celebrate Harrogate’s rich cycling culture past, present and future with cycling experts and enthusiasts as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town. Included in your museum admission ticket.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 17:00-20:00

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Tour de Yorkshire talks: An Evening of Cycling

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Celebrate Harrogate’s rich cycling culture past, present and future with cycling experts and enthusiasts as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town. Included in your museum admission ticket.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 17:00-20:00

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from House of Illustration gives a unique insight into the origins of some of Quentin Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic Children’s books to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Inside Stories demonstrates Blake’s use of a wide range of different techniques

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artist's Eye

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Inspired by the remarkably innovative style of Sir Anthony van Dyck's last self-portrait, acquired for the nation in 2014, this exhibition pairs the painting with stunning works by major artists of the 20th and 21st century. Like Van Dyck's self-portrait, the selected works offer the viewer direct eye-contact with a visionary artist, from David

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Have fun discovering Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Durham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Bake for Heroes 2017

Nationwide - To be arranged by members of the Public, County Durham

Get baking and raise funds for our heroes Help for Heroes (H4H) is once again asking the great British public to dust off their aprons and get baking to raise lots of dough for our wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans and their families. Every slice sold really does make a difference to help rebuild lives and it is so easy to get

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Nationwide - To be arranged by members of the Public, General public to hold the event at local convenient to them, home, school, work etc.., County Durham, DL1 1AA

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A special opportunity to spend a morning with your camera inside Durham Cathedral and capture the early morning light reflected on the Cathedral's magnificent interior. Please contact events@durhamcathedral.co.uk for more information, or to request a booking form. Tickets are £10.00 per camera which includes a cup of tea or coffee. No flash

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 05:00-07:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Saturday Art Club

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Course 1: 4 March, 11 March, 18 March, 25 March, 1 April Course 2: 29 April, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May 10.30 – 12.00 These artist-led art workshops are designed for young people aged 10 – 12, giving a chance to experiment and enjoy a range of new art skills. Each week we will tackle a different creative challenge, working with art works

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

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

Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The animal world is full of questions and bones can help us find the answers. An enormous collection of animal skeletons on show for 2017’s must-see family-friendly exhibition. From itty-bitty bats to whopping whales, bones are the hidden keys to how animals move, survive and evolve over time. Join us on an interactive journey through

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

To celebrate 100 years since the Gallery doors opened to the public to present the Shipley’s bequest collection, and 40 years since the first items were purchased to build the now nationally important contemporary craft collection, the Shipley Art Gallery presents a new showcase exhibition. Companion Pieces brings together different parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Emotive Landscapes

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Celebrated artists Dawn Brookes, Debbie Loane an Andrew Dalton present an abstract exhibition inspired by landscapes. Working across painting, printmaking and drawing, celebrated artists Dawn Brookes, Debbie Loane and Andrew Dalton come together to present a stunning exhibition of abstracted, emotive landscapes. Debbie Loane: 'I come from a

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

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Artisan bespoke craft fair with selected crafters from around the north-east.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

Brick History

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Life Science Centre will be home to a host of intricate historical models, all of which have been made from scratch using LEGO® bricks. This new exhibition will span the whole of human history – picking out the key highlights – to show how mankind has progressed over the years, from the pre-historic era to modern day. Visitors can marvel at

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Bespoke artisan craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

BEASTS!

Durham Cathedral, Durham

An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times. From illustrations of lions and dragons in medieval manuscripts, to early printed books of natural history which feature sea serpents and wyverns alongside images of the rhinoceros or giraffe, and the ‘evidence’ presented to prove the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Absolute Bowie

The Spa Theatre, Scarborough

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David Bowie There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie, Europe's Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie fans across the UK. The five piece (six with

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

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

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories. Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan. Museums often

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Fabricating Histories: An Alternative 19th Century

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The story of our 19th century inventors and pioneers is all around us, but with so many experiments, ideas and notions jostling for position, history could have lurched off on a tangent at any moment and become very different. What if Brunel had graced Sunderland with a vast suspension bridge, or Lovelace & Babbage had computerised the 1840s?

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

St George Airport Hotel, Middleton St. George

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: St George Airport Hotel, nr Teesside Airport, Middleton St. George, DL2 1RH



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