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Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Youth Orchestra

Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby

ONE of the region’s most successful youth orchestras has booked a series of Whitby dates as it prepares to embark on its own ‘Tour de Yorkshire’. Performing under the ...

Roma Antiqua

Museum of Archaeology, Durham

Learn all about the Roman Army at the Museum of Archaeology today, with Roma Antiqua. Join Roma Antiqua re-enactment group in the Museum of Archaeology who will be turning the ...

Bad Girls & Bonets - The History Wardrobe

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

A bold, brash and beautiful celebration of Jane Austen’s wicked women, and a truly revelatory look at clothes and crime in the 18th century, an era when stocking theft or ...

Hexham Abbey Roman Day

Hexham Abbey, Hexham

Part of Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition, we celebrate Flavinus, Hexham’s famous Roman Cavalryman, whose 8ft tall, 2000 year old tombstone stands proudly at the foot of the Night ...

Superheros of Nature

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

Come along dressed as your favourite superhero and receive a Superhero of Nature certificate. Join some classic superheroes at Saltholme and take part in some heroic nature activities. Make your own Nature Superhero Shield that tells the story of your adventures around Saltholme. Become a hero at Saltholme and a hero at home by taking part in

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

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

Northern Ink-An exhibition of pen and ink drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Undercroft Restaurant Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A preview event will

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Village Hall car park, Middridge

Nine miles with Ian Gray, Aycliffe Angels and Train Building

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Village Hall car park, Walkers Lane, Middridge, DL5 7JN

The North's Premier Book Sale

Pemberton Rooms, Durham

12,000 high-quality new and used books on every subject under the sun, including lots of books for children. All bargain prices and many are just 50p. Open from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July. 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and accompanied children are welcome. All proceeds to Durham Palestine Educational Trust which, in partnership with

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

Location: Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green (yards from the Cathedral), Durham, DH1 3RS

Northern Palettes Art Exhibition

blue tree gallery, York

We are thrilled to present the paintings of 3 accomplished painters Janine Baldwin PS, John Paul Cooke & Emerson Mayes with ceramic artist Meghan Downs.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: blue tree gallery, 23 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW

Kites on display

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The European Air Gallery is a unique collection of Edo Kites painted by European artists. The collection is now owned by North East Kite Fliers, a kite club based in the North East of England. The collection was a gift to the club in March 1998 from Sunderland City Council, who wanted these unique kites to stay in the North East. The European

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chuck Prophet plus Curse Of Lono

Sage, Gateshead

Former member of Green on Red, Californian singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Chuck Prophet is noted for his rhythmic yet lyrical style. Prophet has over 10 solo albums under his belt and many more with Green on Red who first played in the UK back in the mid 1980s. He describes his new disc Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins as “California

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

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

An evening with Beth Nielsen Chapman & special guest Callaghan

Sage, Gateshead

Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman has truly embraced musical diversity. She has penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Neil Diamond, Trish Yearwood, Michael McDonald, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson and many more. Smash hit This Kiss sung by Faith

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

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

Jo Harman & Lisa Mills (Double Bill)

Sage, Gateshead

A double bill of two of the finest female blues voices from both sides of the Atlantic. Jo Harman – Soul, gospel and powerful melodies. British born Harman found success with her debut album, Dirt on My Tongue. The album was supported with a touring schedule that saw her share the stage with Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Sinead O’Connor and

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Car Boot Sale

The Power House, Middleton St. George

Car Boot Sale Every Sunday

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

Location: The Power House, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Middleton St. George, DL2 1TS

Woodside House gardens open to the public

Woodside House, Bishop Auckland

Stunning 3 acre, mature, undulating garden full of interesting trees, shrubs and plants. Superbly landscaped with island beds, flowing herbaceous borders, an old walled garden, rhododendron beds, fernery, 3 ponds and vegetable garden. Delightful garden full of interesting and unusual features: much to fire the imagination. Winner of Bishop

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

Location: Woodside House, Witton Park, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0DU

Stanghow Gardens, Saltburn

These two quite different gardens sit at 700 feet above sea level on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Stanghow has won numerous RHS Gold awards for Best Small Village and was a Champion among Champions in the 2013 Britain in Bloom competition. Heatherholm has extensive topiary which adds form and structure to this ¼ acre garden. It is

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

Location: Stanghow Gardens, Stanghow Road, Saltburn, TS12 3JU

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

Ten miles around Bainbridge and Askrigg

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: outside old Arts Centre , Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Newcastle Pride

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The line up for this years Newcastle Pride is bigger and better than ever with loads of well known and up and coming acts. As well as the main stage we have all the zones open for you to visit and a Fun Fair. Acts include Kelly Llorenna, and Sam Bailey

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

Location: Town Moor, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1NF

Hambleton Ramblers

Market Cross, Northallerton

Seven and a half easy miles around Nosterfield and Thornborough Henges

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Nine miles around Blanchland, the walk heads west towards Baybridge and Newbiggin, then on towards Birkside Fell, Bulbeck Common and Slaley Forest, returning via Pennypie House.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

13 miles in Teesdale taking in High Force, Cronkley Fell and The Pennine Way

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

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

Art in the Pen

Auction Mart, Thirsk

features the best in modern, conceptual and contemporary art in friendly and innovative venues. Come and spend an enjoyable day exploring a diverse range of art and crafts for every budget. ​ Whether you are a collector or buying for the first time, Art in the Pen provides a wonderful opportunity to be the first to discover the many new

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB

Garden open for charity

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Kiplin's Gardens are open today 10.00am to 5.00pm in support of the National Gardens Scheme. 50% of the garden entry fee goes to NGS charities. Also Plant Fair, including stalls by local nurseries and the Friends of Kiplin Hall. Admission to the Gardens and Plant Fair: Adult £5.90, Conc/Student £5.00, Child £3.20, Family (2+2) £17.70

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

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

Park Fest: Artisan Art Fair

Moors National Park Centre, Danby

ParkFest kicks off with our second pop-up Artisan Art Fair in the Centre's grounds, a celebration of North Yorkshire's creative artists and makers. Held in conjunction with Scarborough Arts Forum, it's an opportunity to browse and buy inspiring pieces of original art, meet the artists and makers, and watch them demonstrate their techniques.

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

Location: Moors National Park Centre, Danby, Danby, YO625BP

North Yorks Moors Railway, North York Moors

head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway. You will be transported to Memphis with Levisham becoming Elvisham, Goathland once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame and Grosmont will be taken over by 60s transport legends with Minis and 60s cars on show. Pickering will also host a pop pirate radio show, hall of

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

Location: North Yorks Moors Railway, North Yorks, North York Moors, YO18 7AJ

Sausage and Beer festival

Camp Hill , Bedale

Real Ale, Great Sausages and Live Music - that's what this festival is all about. A mix of all of the above and much more! Relax in the sun and enjoy the company of friends and family. The original Camp Hill Sausage and Beer Festival started in 2014 and it just keeps growing, year on year! Relax into the weekend, with a fun-filled line up of

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

Location: Camp Hill , Bedale, Bedale, DL8 2LS

Deer Shed Festival

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe

Now in its 8th year Deer Shed Festival offers three days of contemporary music and art takes place at a 90 acre site at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, in North Yorkshire From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017, the first weekend of the school summer holidays. Line-up Confirmed acts include headliners Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest, and The

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

Location: Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Topcliffe, YO7 3BZ

Louisa Johnson, Jedward and 5 After Midnight

Bents Park, South Shields

live music

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

Location: Bents Park, Bent Road, South Shields, NE332PU

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

Best of all worlds organ concert

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: New Victoria Centre, nr Crook, Howden-le-Wear, DL158EZ

Market

The Power House, Middleton St. George

Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

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

Location: The Power House, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Middleton St. George, DL2 1TS

St Mary's Church, West Rainton

plus raffle, home produce stall, books and second hand goods

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, West Rainton, DH4 6ZW

Afternoon tea and sale of goods

St Mary's Church West Rainton, West Rainton

raffle, home produce stall, books and second hand goods. Afternoon tea tickets are £5, and can be booked with Annabel Burns on 0191 5844959. Further detail is on the St Mary's Church West Rainton face Book page. All visitors will be most welcome

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: St Mary's Church West Rainton, North Street, West Rainton, DH46NU

Under Pressure

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The exhibition is by A Level and GCSE Art and Photography students from Richmond School. The work is a diverse collection of printmaking, painting, textiles, mixed media and ceramics produced by students as part of their examination courses. In some cases the work is inspired by exam themes and in others responses are tailored to meet briefs set by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Cricket & SC, Darlington

NORTHERN SOUL MUSIC

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:00-20:00

Location: Cricket & SC, WATER VIEW,, Darlington, DL2 1JQ

The Art of John Hunter

Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, Leyburn

Art Exhibition featuring the aviation artwork of John Hunter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, The Old School House, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Tocketts watermill

Tockett Watermill, Guisborough

Tocketts watermill will be open each Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 4.00pm with machinery running and guides on hand. A fascinating place with the 18ft diameter waterwheel powering various machines throughout the mill via a train of large cast iron gears. Very child orientated with suitable models and active participation.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tockett Watermill, SKELTON ROAD (A173), Guisborough, TS14 6QA

In Bloom

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition bringing together the work of four artists who examine botanical subjects in their own, distinct way. Each artist goes far beyond looking at plants as a source of beauty. They continue to develop our ancient fascination with the world around us, and offer new interpretations on what we see.

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

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

Charlotte Powell: The Lore of Curious Things

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Charlotte Powell’s work focuses on objects and creatures which, although they may initially seem to be of modest importance are, to the artist, touchstones with a richness of associations, narratives and significance.

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE30 4PQ

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

For over 50 years Lego has been at the forefront of the toy industry. It appeal to as many adults as children with models. This exhibition demonstrates just a small sample of what can be built from one of the world's most popular construction toys today.

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

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

Jesterval

Baltic Square, Gateshead

J​​esterval, The North East's Premier Comedy Festival, will return in 2017 as part of Q Festival an exciting collaboration with Gateshead Council. Come join us for fun Summer days and long hot Summer nights from Friday 14th July – Sunday 6th August 2017 The stunning Spielgeltent on Baltic Square will play host to a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Digital Makings exhibition

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

Over the last year, Gateshead Council’s Libraries and Culture Team have brought you Digital Makings, a programme of participatory digital arts activities. We’ve had workshops, talks and lots of events to inspire and opportunities to learn something new. This exhibition highlights some of the artwork created during the year showcasing our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Live Skies: Asteroids

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this live planetarium show led by Life's Science Explainers, sit under the stars in our planetarium and become familiar with the constellations and planets in tonight's sky. Find out our latest science on asteroids and NASA's plans to protect Earth from dinosaur-killer impacts. There's a chance to ask questions at the end of the show.

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

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

Loftus , Loftus

A choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Loftus. Call 07549186494 for details.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Loftus , Loftus , Loftus, TS13 4RR

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

Meet the Gruffalo

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

come along and meet the Gruffalo. Plus lots of fun for all the family, including face painting, mini train ride, arts and crafts and lots more. The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day

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

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

York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT

Castle Museum, York

A series of new displays transforms York Castle Museum’s 1960’s pub into an LGBT bar brimming with tales of love, struggle and pride in a new exhibition, York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT History. Visitors can discover the stories of York’s first ever lesbian and gay protest march, the festival that brought two thousand lesbians to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Ink - An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A selling exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Bang, Crackle, Pop

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why does a whip crack? How does lightning make a noise? What makes a cannon go boom? Explore how sounds are made in this noisy Science Theatre show. Warning: this show includes noisy sounds such as loud bangs which can be heard outside the theatre.

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

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

St Peter's Chapel Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel, with anecdotes of the bishops who worshiped here and stories of the Northern Saints featured in the magnificent stained glass windows.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Auckland Castle Behind the Scenes Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Visitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors for a peek inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle in our FREE Behind the Scenes tours. The Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham is being returned to its Georgian Gothic opulence and will be otherwise closed to visitors until May 2018. The Behind

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30

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

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

NGCA presents the national premiere of Chad McCail's near 100-foot long drawing 'Liars of Earth'. McCail's parable has a political twist in the tale, presenting a world in which ordinary people are able to overturn the malign rule of monstrous giants. Across a vast landscape that encompasses all of the institutions that shape us, McCail explores

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hexham Abbey Flower Festival

Hexham Abbey , Hexham

The main feature of the long weekend involves the Hexham & District Flower Club covering the Abbey in an amazing series of displays, around 40 in total!  The displays will all be focussed on points of interest in the Abbey, including positions such as the Altar, Font, Night Stairs, Flavinus Stone, Frith Stool and many more!  Outside on the lawns

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Hexham Abbey , Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB

SummerTyne Americana Festival

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

A three day celebration of the finest American roots music with free stages, film programme, exhibition, street kitchen and more.

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 12:00-23:00

Location: Sage Gateshead, St M, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Tudhoe Victory Club, Tudhoe

Sequence and Ballroom Dancing to excellent recorded music. A full and varied programme of dances. This is a friendly dance in pleasant surroundings.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Tudhoe Victory Club, 67 York Hill Crescent, Tudhoe, DL16 6LP

Child's Play

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from the Laing collection includes paintings, drawings, craft and decorative art with the themes of circus, fairground, the seaside and countryside. The objects will form a fun backdrop for a programme of playing, dancing, making and creating events for children of all ages throughout the summer. Events include meeting with your

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

The “Only in England” exhibition contains the work of renowned photographers Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. The exhibition showcases both photographers fascination for the English: in previously unseen work of Ray-Jones and Parr’s “the Non-Conformists” collection.

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

“Robots: A collection of Robots, Cyborgs and Androids” is coming to Kirkleatham Museum. The exhibition includes 40 full sized robots, such as the Terminator, film props, costumes and collectables from films such as: Judge Dredd, Lost in Space, Robocop, iRobot, and fan favourites Star Wars and Doctor Who.

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

See ten familiar South Shields landmarks, from the old to the very new, rebuilt in miniature with LEGO®. Also, see if you can spot local characters among the LEGO® Minifigures.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sunderland International Airshow

Roker and Seaburn beach, Sunderland

It’s always a soaring success and now Sunderland International Airshow is set to impress fans again this year with another dazzling display of aerial feats. Organisers of the annual crowd-pleaser have announced its return this summer with a programme once again starring the Red Arrows. The event will be jetting back to Sunderland on July 21 for

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Roker and Seaburn beach, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 1NF

Clocks of the Vales and Dales

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

Clocks of the Vales and Dales 20th July – 16th August We are delighted to welcome a new exhibition to The Garden Rooms at Tennants this summer. Yorkshire has a long history of clock making. In the late 17th century the crafting of longcase clocks moved away from London, and a thriving industry developed in the North. By the early 18th

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 08:30-17:00

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

Darlington Comedy Festival: Edinburgh Preview All-Dayer: Work In Progress Shows

Old English Gentlemen, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 15th 2017, as part of the Darlington Comedy Festival: Edinburgh Preview All-Dayer of Work in Progress Shows: Show details: Seymour Mace – “Delightfully angry and ridiculously creative” – ★★★★ - Fest Abi Roberts – “Raucous and just incredibly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:30-20:30

Location: Old English Gentlemen, 99 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JY

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

Susan Aldworth: The Dark Self

St Mary's, York

Susan Aldworth’s new exhibition The Dark Self was inspired by her research into sleep during her three year residency at the University of York working with neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White. Aldworth has long been fascinated by the relationship of the brain to our sense of self as witnessed

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Mary's, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7DR

Affecting Moments

Shandy Hall, Coxwold

The exhibition shows some of the prints of English literature engraved in the last quarter of the eighteenth century which were singly issued rather than being in books. Most of these are in the technique of stipple, which suddenly became popular with the increased demand for decorative prints in the 1770s. With the publication of 'A Sentimental

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

Location: Shandy Hall, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Festival of Illustration

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Hartlepool will once again become the home of world-renowned illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists for a celebration of all things creative. With a comprehensive programme of events including talks, exhibitions and workshops, the festival features the works of the leading artists in the industry, including director Sir Ridley Scott,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:45-17:00

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

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition celebrates the Wedgwoodn’t Vases by the contemporary artist Michael Eden. His designs are loosely based on early Wedgwood Vases, chosen because Josiah Wedgwood was at the forefront of the first Industrial Revolution. In order to create his fashionable and desirable pottery, Wedgwood transformed both the ways that ceramics were

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects. How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day? The key is TIME. Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

Brimhams Ripon Leisure Centre, Ripon

Come and join us for 6 sessions of yoga that cater for all abilities. There will be a different teacher for each night and none of the sessions will be extremely strenuous. No pre-booking necessary. The Summer school is run on a non-profit basis and any money after expenses is donated to charity.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:45-21:15

Location: Brimhams Ripon Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, HG4 1TT

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017

Art Gallery, York

For a fifth year, the Aesthetica Art Prize presents an exhibition of innovative works from today’s leading artists both established and emerging

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

A major new partnership exhibition with the British Museum Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be brought together for the first time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Made in York

Fairfax House, York

Pioneering ideas, great inventions, ground-breaking discoveries, objects of beauty, innovation, artistry and craftsmanship and the people behind their creation…. These products of York’s age of Enlightenment are as rich as their impact is far-reaching. Made in York celebrates the wealth of this Georgian city’s inventive and enlightened

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Life Science Centre, 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. From Sunday, July 23 (until January 5, 2018) Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm, Sun 11.00am-6.00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

Palace Green Library, Durham

How big is time? And what will the future be like? The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and

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

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

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

Goldsbrough Hall garden open to the public

Goldsbrough Hall, Knaresborough

Previously opened for NGS from 1928-30 and now beautifully restored by present owners (re-opened in 2010). 12 acre garden and formal landscaped grounds in parkland setting and Grade II*, C17 house, former residence of the late HRH Princess Mary, daughter of George V and Queen Mary. Gertrude Jekyll inspired replanted 120ft double herbaceous borders

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

Location: Goldsbrough Hall, Yorkshire, Knaresborough, HG5 8NR

Dino Jaws

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Don’t miss Dino Jaws, an amazing exhibition from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads – including the terrifying T. rex! Explore the sometimes gruesome, always fascinating, subject of dinosaurs and their food; from the notorious flesh-eating habits of T. rex to the vegetarian tastes of Iguanodon. In this

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

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

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

Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Richmond in North Yorks

An energetic yoga practice to music, with relaxation too.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:30-18:45

Location: Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Darlington Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 5DY

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

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

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

Alington House, Durham

everyone welcome

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

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

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

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



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