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Leo Bailey-Yang, 9yr old piano prodigy, in concert

TunedIn In!, Redcar

Leo Bailey-Yang, the amazing, record-breaking Chinese born pianist appeared on ITV in Dawn French's 'Little Big Shots'. His programme includes Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Paul 'Silky' White

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Angel at Topcliffe on July 4th 2017: Paul 'Silky' White Hello. My name is Paul 'Silky' White. I've been a comedian since 1994, have performed ...

Blue Rose Code

The Witham, Barnard Castle

A stunning live performance fusing jazz and folk into a unique song-writing experience '...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' is the new album from the acclaimed Scottish ...

Auckland Castle Trail Race

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

See the beautiful grounds of Auckland Castle on this 5 mile Trail race, which includes all terrain, trail and forest. Book online at ...

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

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

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

Northallerton Ramblers

West Tanfield village hall, West Tanfield

Five mile pub walk - West Riding Wander. Cross the River Ure into the West Riding, follow the river/Ripon Rowel to Sleninford Mill and North Stainley. Hug a very old oak tree (7 foot diameter) and return using paths/minor road via five ponds wood

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: West Tanfield village hall, West Tanfield, West Tanfield, HG4 5JU

Beyond the End of the Road

Sage, Gateshead

When the city meets the countryside all is not what it seems…what’s the news beyond the end of the road? We have travelled across Northumberland, listening to local residents and collecting their stories and anecdotes to create this new site-specific musical exploring rural life. There is a strange sound coming from the soil. Incomer

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

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

Experience the Aurora

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this full-dome movie, follow photographers as they endeavour to capture the elusive northern lights – or to give them their proper name, the aurora borealis. Sit back and relax in the planetarium and experience the aurora across our domed sky, blazing with colour. Experience the Aurora will be running at Life until 29 October 2017.

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

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

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

Money Boxes

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Year 9 pupils from SFX School have been designing and making animal money cans. Every animal design is unique and full of character, and when a coin is dropped into the can a sound recording will be triggered. The Technology Department and the English Department have worked collaboratively and pupils have also produced a name tag with an individual

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

John Allcock: Landscape works

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Although John Allcock describes the greater part of his painting as 'landscape' his work occupies an unusual space within that territory. Views in the conventional sense are rare. Instead, his attention is focussed typically upon the detail of rocks or trees. Rock outcrops attract his attention frequently: but mountains only rarely. Within the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Wizard of Oz

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road in a magical journey from Kansas all the way to the Emerald City, in a dazzling and energetic performance of this beloved musical, alongside Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and rather a lot of Munchkins.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Railway Children

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. The best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a thrilling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life. When their father mysteriously

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Everything Is Possible: The York Suffragettes

York Theatre Royal, York

It is 1913. Women across the country, outraged by inequality and prejudice are beginning to rise up and demand change. In York, a revolution is about to take place as an ordinary Heworth housewife risks her life and her family to join the fight. And she's not alone. Across the city, women run safe-houses, organise meetings, smash windows and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

Darlington Library, Darlington

A small display of old photos of the villages of Heighington and Neasham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

Our Rich Heritage

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Find out about The Station's former life. Our heritage boards will be on display throughout the building so you can learn all about the impact of the railway on Richmond, and how its station has served locals and visitors alike for almost 200 years.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Midsummer

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

ARTWAVE NORTH is a collective of thirteen artists from Darlington, bringing their latest exhibition 'Midsummer' to The Station at Richmond. Their varied interests are reflected in the range of work displayed - painting and drawing, ceramics, 2D models and work in coloured ink and pencil. This group of artists has previously exhibited at The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

In 1967, the BBC took the decision to launch a brand new programme, a half hour each week on BBC 2 dedicated purely to gardening. Broadcast from a real allotment in Birmingham, the show featured tips and advice from expert gardeners and inspired the public with full colour footage of new plants and flowers. It was an instant success, Gardeners’

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Swing Dance Lessons

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Come and learn to dance Lindy hop to the sounds of the swing era. With lessons for both improvers and beginners we welcome everyone to come and give it a try.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 20:30-22:00

Location: Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37LX

Lindy Hop Dance Classes

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Bringing the joy of dancing to swing music for both beginners and improvers in Darlington

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37LX

Across the Valley exhibition

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

solo show for Louise Davies. Louise is a painter and print maker. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Print makers.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

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

Dirty Dancing

Empire, Sunderland

Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Carol Dawson, Margaret Galbrath and Greta Coats

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Wainwrights in Colour

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Join local artist Andy Beck for an evening talk about Wainwrights in Colour, his book of watercolour sketches of every illustration drawn by Alfred Wainwright in his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. With a short film with Q & A. Every single location of the illustrations has been meticulously researched so that Andy’s references are

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Based on “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins A school production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Henknowle Community Centre, Bishop Auckland

Golden Hearts is an gentle exercise class for the over 60s located at Henknowle Community Centre in Bishop Auckland. Both free standing and seated exercises. ​For more info contact Bernadette on 01388 601177

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Henknowle Community Centre, 3 Cumbria Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6TJ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes? With no diaries and just one letter written by her own fair hand we have so far had to view her via correspondence written by John and documented comments about her. This exhibition will allow for closer inspection of Joséphine through her Museum’s many objects and archives, commencing with an introduction

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Forum Theatre, Billingham

An amateur production proudly presented by Nadines Dance Company.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Lightfoot Institute, Bishop Auckland

Beginners class in moving to all types of music. For more information call Maureen 01388-603851 or email her on mhankey@talktalk.net

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: The Lightfoot Institute, Kingsway, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7JN

We Learn at Leisure and Study for Pleasure

The Witham, Barnard Castle

We Learn at Leisure and Study for Pleasure!” is an exhibition in the Dispensary Gallery that celebrates the ten year anniversary of Teesdale U3A (University of the Third Age). Taking an holistic view of learning and studying, members of Teesdale U3A enjoy an enormous array of activities from fell walking to Scrabble, astronomy to wine tasting.

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

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

Cumbrian Printmakers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Cumbrian Printmakers are a group of 30 enormously talented, professional artists who make prints using a variety of printmaking techniques, from collagraph, lino, cyanotype, screen printing and etching to printing onto textiles and into ceramics. In order to help visitors better understand the range of methods involved in the various styles of

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

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

Music & Memories

Waterhouses Community Centre , Waterhouses

We are holding a regular 'Music and Memories' session at Waterhouses Community Centre on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3pm. Join us for a variety of activities such as listening to music, sing-a-longs, dancing, craft, quiz’s and trips out. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together with old friends and make new ones. Contact us to register and

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

Location: Waterhouses Community Centre , Russell Street , Waterhouses, DH7 9AR

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

In the temporary exhibition gallery. Running from Saturday, May 13 (until July 2)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Willow Road community centre, Darlington

Class designed to tone up female problem areas.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:15-20:15

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

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

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

Linda Vine Art Exhibition

Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Allendale Town

See the latest landscape and seascape paintings by artist Linda Vine. Beautifully atmospheric often described as having a sense of warmth and tranquillity about them.

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

Location: Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Market Square, Allendale Town, NE47 9BD

Child Development Level 1

Dodmire Children's Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for parents and carers of children up to the age of around 11 years. This course may also be suitable for those parents and carers of children who are looking to gain skills and a qualification to support working towards volunteering in schools or progression to other courses. This course is accredited; this means that

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Dodmire Children's Centre, Rydal Road , Darlington, DL1 4BH

Family Safety Level 1

McNay Street Children's Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their First Aid skills and create a safe environment in their home.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: McNay Street Children's Centre, McNay Street, Darlington, DL3 6SW

Child Development Level 1

Marchbank Free School, Darlington

This course is suitable for parents and carers of children up to the age of around 11 years. This course may also be suitable for those parents and carers of children who are looking to gain skills and a qualification to support working towards volunteering in schools or progression to other courses.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Marchbank Free School, Barnes Road, Darlington, DL3 9BL

Advanced Arabic

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This course is ideal if you have completed the Intermediate French course and you are looking to extend your vocabulary. It can also be a refresher if you haven’t practised your French for a while. Preferably familiarity with French at intermediate level, but prior knowledge at beginner level along with enthusiasm is a good start.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:30

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Italian Club

The Coleridge Centre , Darlington

This club is for learners who would like to learn to communicate simply and effectively in Italian and find out more about Italian culture. There are no entry requirements for the club; you only need enthusiasm to speak Italian from the first lesson and learn in a fun, supportive and interactive environment.

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

Location: The Coleridge Centre , Coleridge Gardens, Darlington, DL15AJ

Cookery for Entertaining

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This seven week course is suitable for those new to cookery and also those who have attended previous courses and want to further improve their skills. The theme is food for entertaining your guests and / or family. It includes good ideas for dishes that not only look impressive, but also taste good too. There are no entry requirements for this

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Leyburn

Exhibition and sale of paintings by a group of local amateur artists

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

Location: The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

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

Bowling Green, Cricket Club, Middleton St. George

new members very welcome

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

Location: Bowling Green, Cricket Club, Water View, Middleton St. George, DL2 1JQ

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

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

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

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

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

Life Drawing - Beginners

Mushroom Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The course will be covering the approach to drawing rather than technique. Every artist has their own style and if left alone will usually approach drawing in the same 'safe' or default mode. This course is about shaking that up! This 'back to foundation' approach can be both liberating and insightful. Breaking free of your normal style and

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 18:30-20:30

Location: Mushroom Works, St Lawrence Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE61AR

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

Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Join Sarah & Duck on their flappy, quacky Great Big Adventure at the Majestic Theatre! The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

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

Northern Aldborough Festival: Marian Consort

The Old Hall, Harrogate

One of the most talked about young vocal ensembles of the moment makes its debut at Northern Aldborough Festival. The Marian Consort is a young, dynamic and internationally-renowned early music vocal ensemble, recognised for its freshness of approach and innovative presentation of a broad range of repertoire. The ensemble’s blend and beauty of

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: The Old Hall, North Deighton, Harrogate, LS22 4EW

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

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

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

Spanish

Middleton St George Community Centre, Middleton St. George

Learn and practise Spanish in a small and friendly group.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-20:30

Location: Middleton St George Community Centre, Water Park, Middleton St. George, DL2 1JG

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

Inquisitive Infants (0-5)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Creative sessions for 0-5 year olds. Come and explore in this creatively nurturing session, to engage children's minds, hands and imaginations. Weekly activities will help encourage and develop: • self confidence • problem solving skills • dexterity, gross and fine motor skills • social and emotional awareness Ticket includes a drink

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

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



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