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Dead Simple

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following the nationwide critically acclaimed hit stage production of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage with the ...

Arcadia

Masham Gallery, Masham

22nd May - 5th July Printmakers from across the country who share a lyrical response to landscape. A real treat to have work from: Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, ...

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, ...

Black Grape

The Venue, Middlesbrough

The Happy Mondays fell apart in 1992, leaving most observers to assume that it was the end for Shaun Ryder, as he struggled to recover from his numerous drug addictions. No one ...

Be Quiet Shout Loud!, The Stamp & Serinette Live

Ku Bar, Stockton

Shine Like Stars - Over 11 years of Emerging Bands at Ku Present: Be Quiet. Shout Loud! If you like your bands disco punk, and you like your frontmen donning feather boa's, then Teesside six piece Be Quiet! Shout Loud! could be the band you've been looking for. “Here’s a Middlesbrough six-piece who certainly know how to rattle the

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

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS181DB

Agatha Crispie

Stanley Community Centre, Stanley

Shoestring Theatre Company Present - A comedy murder mystery set in the house of Agatha Crispie a yet uknown famous crime writer. Plagued by a matrioch mother in law, bumbling husband, and a spoilt brat of a daughter in law she soon unhatches a cunning plan to outwit them all. There is a body in library....or is there? will the bumbling

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Stanley Community Centre, Tyne Road, Stanley, DH9 7YE

'School Days'

Customs House, South Shields

The inspiration for School Days was found in an old school, which is about to be demolished and rebuilt. The images in this gallery capture the school’s vintage beauty before it was forever changed. School Days is an exhibition of photographs by fourteen year old Lilly Thompson, curated by Lily Clifford for The Takeover, May 2015.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Ultimate Bowie

Customs House, South Shields

David Bowie has frequently reinvented his music and image, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators over the last five decades! He has sold an estimated 196 million albums throughout his career, first catching the eye and ear of the public in the autumn of 1969, with his space-age mini-melodrama “Space Oddity”. After

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Customs House, South Shields

Young actors from across the North East will share the work they have developed as part of The Letter Room Residency during Takeover Week on the theme of ‘Desperate Measures’. This is a Pay What You Like performance.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Northern Chords: Schubertiade

Sage, Gateshead

In the very special evening concert acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson, who represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize, and the wonderful pianist Tom Primrose return to Northern Chords. They perform Schubert’s Schwanengesang D. 957 and other songs: Wehmut, Der Zwerg, Nacht und Träume, Nachtstück, Lied

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

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

Don McLean - The American Troubadour plus special guest Chelsey Chambers

Sage, Gateshead

America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean, most famous for his hits ‘American Pie’, ‘Vincent (Starry Starry Night)’, ‘Crying’ and ‘Castles In The Air’, returns to Sage Gateshead in 2015. Over the course of his extraordinary career, Don McLean has sold over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide. The infamous song,

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

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

The Golden Lion Inn, Sedgefield

live music

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

Location: The Golden Lion Inn, the End, Sedgefield, TS213AU

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

ASE Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: ASE Club, 195-199 Northgate, Darlington, DL11UB

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: The Grange community centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22BN

An Evening with The King’s Singers

St Andrew's Church, Grinton

David Hurley - countertenor; Timothy Wayne-Wright - countertenor; Julian Gregory - tenor; Christopher Bruerton - baritone; Christopher Gabbitas - baritone; Jonathan Howard - bass Our celebration of the human voice this year wouldn't be complete without the King's Singers, and we are honoured to welcome them back to Grinton. Their diverse

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

Location: St Andrew's Church, Grinton, Grinton, DL11 6HL

Sean Shibe - classical guitar

Holy Trinity Church, Low Row

Still in his early twenties, BBC New Generation artist Sean Shibe is touring the world as a soloist, playing concertos with top orchestras, and collecting awards and accolades wherever he goes. Today’s programme will include music by John Dowland, J.S. Bach and Antonio José. This concert has been enabled through the help of the

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:00

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Low Row, Low Row, DL11 6TR

Gala Theatre, Durham

A joyous adventure into a hidden world of gardens. Join Ellie as she tracks down the shape she saw in the moonlight and swaps her headphones for a spade. This show for under 7s is uplifting, inspiring and full of fun. With beautiful soundscape and design, this coming of age story encourages you to put on your wellies and get outside.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 12:30, 14:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

P1 Powerboat Championship

South Bay, Scarborough

P1 will be making its first ever visit to Scarborough at the end of May to serve up a feast of marine motorsport with its SuperStock powerboat championship and AquaX jet ski race series in the Dale Power Solutions P1 Grand Prix of the Sea! It will be a double bill of fast, furious and free-to-watch racing, and you can enjoy the two days of

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

Location: South Bay, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Steve is somewhat of an institution. He has recently performed as a solo act, in the Steve Daggett Trio with Michael and Rachael Bailey, as a duo with Paul Liddell, and with his full band, Silverdirt, which includes Phil Armstrong. Steve has a long resume which includes a 4 year stint with Lindisfarne.

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Daphne Weerasinghe and Collin Grham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Joyce Sargeant Room, Village Hall, Sleights

A series of classes giving an introduction to the art of Japanese-style drumming! Taiko is played as a group, is energetic and involves many different rhythms, movement and shouting, as well as making as being an opportunity to make a noise! yodaiko@live.co.uk

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

Location: Joyce Sargeant Room, Village Hall, 53 Coach Road, Sleights, YO22 5BT

I Told You This Would Happen

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Meet The Girl: She’s wearing yesterday’s clothes and a look on her face that says you’ll be skipping dinner. She drops a pile of paper on the desk... Meet The Boy: He seems familiar, someone you’ve met before, in another story… in countless other stories. This new show takes a look behind the scenes of the boy meets girl story: less

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

a.n.g.e.l.o. vintage fashion

Mcarthur Glen York Designer Outlet, York

UK Vintage Fashion Festival 22 May - 7 June A.N.G.E.L.O. The vintage festival will grace York Designer Outlet following a tour of McArthurGlen’s Italian centres last summer. The exposition will carry a rare edit of striking designs worn by celebrity idols including, American bombshell Marilyn Monroe and the original bespoke, hand-made Hermès bag

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

Location: Mcarthur Glen York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, York, YO19 4TA

Thirsk Mini-Con

Thirsk Mini-Con, Thirsk

A Mini-Con for the beautiful town of Thirsk! Thirsk Mini-Con is an evening Comic-Con style event aimed mainly at the younger geek! We have a dedicated cast of professional cosplayers to entertain and provide a unique event experience, with different characters each time keep an eye on the event page as details are released! Our special

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Thirsk Mini-Con, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Come and enjoy watching Alan Suddes from Rupert McBain Furniture carve a replica figure in front of the newly conserved altarpiece, using traditional tools.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

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

Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With sixteen separate categories including a special category for Wildlife in HD Video, the Awards beautifully reveal the splendour of Britain’s wildlife. There are also

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Sleights Village Hall, Sleights

An introduction to the art of Japanese-style Drumming. A series of classes - Friday evenings 7-8pm

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Sleights Village Hall, 53 Coach Road, Sleights, YO22 5BT

Old School House Arts Centre, Leyburn

Dales and Seas, etchings, lino-cuts, collages and driftwood sculptures. Part of the Swaledale Festival

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

Location: Old School House Arts Centre, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Students from Richmond and Wensleydale Schools embarked on a Mondrian inspired project. This exhibition - part of The Swaledale Festival - showcases their work.

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

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

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live music

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

around Reeth Richmond etc, Richmond in North Yorks

THE two-week long Swaledale Festival is an annual celebration of music and arts, which kicks off on May 23. Venues are mostly churches, chapels, village halls and heritage sites like Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal and Gayle Mill near Hawes. All are within in the alluring landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales – Swaledale,

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

Location: around Reeth Richmond etc, Reeth, Richmond in North Yorks, DL11 6TB

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The medieval world was a smelly place so the monks used lavender bags to mask peculiar pongs! Head to Swanley Grange to make your own and banish those whiffy smells for good.

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

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Georgian fair

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

Here's just some of the many things on offer at the fair; ◦"Miss Rebecca's Extraordinary Educated Equines!" featuring performing miniature ponies, a highland pony and the amazing zorse! ◦Zulu, the only Zorse in Europe will be joining us! A zorse is a cross between a zebra stallion and a horse mare. ◦Listen out for the ballad seller, will

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

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

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live music

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

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Ready Steady Go ! - A Night Of Classic Sixties Mod & Soul Sounds

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

3 Dj's spinning classic 60's mod Sounds Including 60's Club Soul & R'n'B from STAX. Altlantic, Mojo & Chess Records, along with 60's Brit Pop incl, The Who, The Kinks, The Small faces, Dusty Springfield & More.... Dj's Kev Sowerby ( Darlington ) Danny Coates ( Newcastle) Barry Forth ( York

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:55

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

Weekend Rockstars

Students Union, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

This grand finale will start with Weekend Rockstars. Performed by Hull based Middle Child Theatre, this is the story of Terry’s week from hell told through theatre, film, original songs and a live band on stage. Terry's having a bad week. He's lost his job, his girlfriend and he's just killed his dealer's cat - but he’ll still be going out

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Students Union, University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR13SD

Scottish Paintmakers

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Sat 9 May – 30 June 2015 A Show of Important Printmaking in the North of England Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk Scotland has a reputation for producing some of Britain’s finest printmakers and the Scottish Printmakers Exhibition at the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk will showcase work by the best of these including Dame Elizabeth Blackadder,

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

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Gruesome Guardian Poles

Oriental Museum, Durham

In Korea, guardian poles were traditionally placed at village edges to scare away demons. Make your own guardian poles - try to make them as frightening as you can to ward off any evil spirits. All activities are drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Post-War Politics of South Korea, a talk by Mr. Sung Ho Park

Oriental Museum, Durham

The 20th century has been a time of great change for South Korea. Colonisation, independence, the Korean War, dictatorship, rapid industrialisation and democratisation have forever shaped Korean society. This talk will give an introduction to contemporary South Korean politics through this lens of historical perspectives. Free but please book

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

« View previous Buy Tickets Beyond Reasonable Doubt Presented by local amateur theatre company Harrogate Dramatic Society. Written by Jeffrey Archer. Accused of the murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalfe is locked in legal combat with his old rival in the Central Criminal Court, in a gripping courtroom scene,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Al and Bet’s relationship is on the rocks. He has recently lost his job, she works in a shoe shop and can only dream of a better life, but things are about to change…. When Bet wins a romantic night in the city of love, Al wonders who she’ll take along! Resigned to taking her husband, before long, they are both up to their necks in

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Big Jug, Durham

live music

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

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

Born Villains

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

County Durham based Classic/Hard Rock/Alt Rock, 5-piece (3 guys + 2 girls) covers band. We are a professional covers band cranking out songs from all the biggest and best Rock bands from the last 40 something years.

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

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

Brydon Duo

Greens, Sunderland

Indie /Pop/ Rock cover songs from classic and modern artists such as The Beatles, Oasis, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Razorlite, Killers, Snow Patrol, Kings Of Leon, The Who, Coldplay and many more... Members Paul Brydon - Guitar & Lead Vocals Alistair Barnes - Piano & Backing Vocals Ian Richardson - Percussion

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

Location: Greens, 36 Low Road, Sunderland, SR13PY

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition offers the chance to meet some of Gateshead’s everyday heroes and to share in their inspiring, unusual and remarkable stories. Artists Kate Fox and Tommy Anderson have been artists in residence in Gateshead over the last year, meeting residents and collecting the stories of their lives, ordinary Gateshead people who are

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Grewelthorpe Village Hall, Grewelthorpe

folk dance club with live music and dancing

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: Grewelthorpe Village Hall, Grewelthorpe, Grewelthorpe, HG43BU

The Map that Changed the World

Yorkshire Museum, York

The map that changed the world is going on show at the Yorkshire Museum to mark 200 years since its creation. The map by William Smith, which is 1.8m by 2.6m in size, literally changed the way we thought about what was beneath our feet. The map went on to inspire scientists work out a more accurate age of the planet and underpinned many

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Plot Bunny

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

the artist's first institutional show in the UK. The Spanish born, London based artist will be creating a series of site-specific sculptures that will act as a catalyst for newly commissioned texts over the duration of the exhibition. By inviting figures from a variety of disciplines including art, architecture, theatre and TV the artist will give

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Artist John Grant's current work is inspired by a lifelong fascination with Fountains Abbey. Through painting, print and drawing he explores the romantic ruin and its contained history. This exhibition is his response to the spirit of a landscape which has captivated generations of visitors.

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

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Football Frenzy for all the Family

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join Bosley Boar for daily football themed activities throughout the school holidays, running alongside our Birth of the Blues exhibition. 12pm Penalty Shoot-out , 1pm 5-Cone Dribble Challenge, 2pm Keepy-up Challenge plus arts and crafts, new trails and quizzes. If you're interested in football make sure you check out our Birth of the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

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

Birth of the Blues

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The Birth of the Blues is a community collaboration with Durham Amateur Football Trust. It tells the story of Bishop Auckland Football Club from its inception in the 1880s, to the amateur game’s glory days in the 1950s and beyond. Visitors will be able to marvel at the FA Amateur Cup on loan from the National Football Museum in Manchester;

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

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

Kiplin Hall Gardens

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Formal gardens, productive walled garden, woodland and lakeside walks. Open Sunday-Wednesday, 10-5pm. Admission £5.30, cons £4.30. Until October 28.

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

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

Bob Abley Gallery Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Exhibition of art work by Bowburn Art Group and local artists Gary Smith and Eric Thompson.

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

Location: Bob Abley Gallery Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor

Bowburn Art Group and well known local artists Gary Smith and Eric Thompson are sharing the exhibition spaces in Spennymoor Town Hall from 9th May to 30th May. Free Entry 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Saturday

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

Location: Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

An innovative and ambitious printmaking project involving three identical 'mirror' exhibitions, opening simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Finland and Sweden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

New and original printmaking by forty artists from four countries, including ten artists from York and North Yorkshire.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

The George Flynn Collection - exhibition of photographs from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's

Darlington Library, Centre for Local Studies, Darlington

Find out about the images that are being digitised by Darlington Library's volunteer slide project. See some of the images of Darlington and how the town has changed.

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

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

Castle Museum, York

An exhibition of contemporary textiles Inspired by the First World War is part of an ongoing project which was started in 2012 by the 1914-1918 Commemorative Quilts Group. The work represents personal and individual responses to the First World War, often inspired by family memories or objects.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Art Block, Seaham

a mix of art work in different media showcasing the range of talent from new and associate members of EDAN.

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

Location: Art Block, 74 Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HQ

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Living A Wildlife

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

A fascinating visual celebration of the indigenous animals of Africa is coming to the Joe Cornish Gallery courtesy of North Yorkshire photographer Chris Martin. For the past twenty years, Chris has been working in South Africa as a conservationist, game ranger, safari guide and wildlife photographer. Chris’ knowledge and understanding of

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

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Uncommon landscapes

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Over the last few years Joe has travelled widely and the landscapes on display in this new exhibition of his recent work reflect that travel. His photographic expeditions have taken him from the frozen lands of Antarctica and Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to the vast North American expanses of Utah and the Colorado Rocky

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

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Voices of Darlington Adult Choir

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

New adult choir opening on the 8th May offering tuition in vocal technique, harmony and performance skills with performing opportunities. Great opportunity to meet new friends!

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 20:00-21:00

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

KFA Dance Moves (Mature Moves)

Dolphin Centre (Dance Studio), Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to suit women of all ages and fitness levels. Low impact exercise, dance and movement to different styles of music, which promotes fitness, and develops coordination and posture. Puts a spring in your step. Fitness,

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 14:45-15:45

Location: Dolphin Centre (Dance Studio), Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP

Make Now Please

Customs House, South Shields

As part of the regional Year of Drawing, Customs House presents an exhibition of new work by Newcastle and London based artists, Alice and Joe Woodhouse. The installation of works includes sculptural displays and layered digital prints that bring together a range of visual elements from commercial industry and home-based computer programmes and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Summer Exhibition by Artwave North

The Botanic Gardens, Durham

Exhibition of Paintings and Textiles

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

Location: The Botanic Gardens, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3TN

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

A special exhibition will take place at St Mary’s Church in Thirsk next month featuring a selection of art work produced by local students who attend art classes at Thirsk Town Hall. The Art at St Mary’s Exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 2nd – Saturday 30th May from 10am – 4pm except on Sundays when it is open 12 noon – 4pm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PR

Three Mile Inn, Gosforth

4 Piece rock covers band featuring Kate Gormley (Guitar/Lead Vocals) Lee Tuck (Bass) Richard Davies (Guitar/Backing Vocals) Kyle Martin (Drums) Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, The Doors, Seal, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Queen, Led Zeppelin

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

Location: Three Mile Inn, Great North Road, Gosforth, NE32DS

Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott

ARC, Stockton

Independent arts axis Peg Powler Gallery present a brand new double exhibition of art by Teesside artists Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott, displayed on the first floor foyer. Vicky Duffy is a painter, ex-baker and illustrator originally from Eston. Her art features distorted portraits, collages, and the strange people that haunt her dreams.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Catch 22: Allyson June Smith, Fran Garrity, Nathan Caton plus MC Ray Peacock

ARC, Stockton

ARC sets the stage in preparation for a horde of comic wits from far and wide, featuring the slick conversational talents of a crackerjack MC. With two well stocked bars within easy reach and plenty of space for a pre and post show malinger, ARC’s Catch 22 has all elements in place for the perfect comedy soiree. Could Ray Peacock be one of the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Rapunzel

ARC, Stockton

This is a story about a girl called Rapunzel who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things that she loves. Placed high-up in a tower above the world and faced with the challenge of growing-up, she is found alone, dreaming.... The sun goes up The moon goes down The world keeps turning Round and round. The moon

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:30, 14:30

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

Come along to our fantastic falconry centre and get up close and personal with some amazing birds of prey, see Ted the Turkmenian Eagle Owl wow the crowds with her 2m wingspan, meet Podge the tiny scops owl or be amazed by our falcons as they whizz over your heads.

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

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

The Cat In The Hat

Forum Theatre, Billingham

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00, 15:00

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Arthur Kitching exhibition

Walker Galleries, Harrogate

Arthur Kitching was a British painter who worked in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Essex from the thirties to the seventies. His oils and gouaches and pen-and-ink drawings document and describe the people and places around him. “Pavements were made for people, moulded by people, and seasoned by wind and weather,” he wrote. He lived in Sheffield and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Walker Galleries, 6 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate, HG1 2TF

Game On 2.0

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive collection of computer games from the past 60 years. Explore the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming entertainment and technology through more than 100 playable games. Your gaming journey takes you through the decades up to contemporary favourites, including Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and

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

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

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches. Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action! For

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

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

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

exhibition of their recent work

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

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Derren Brown: Miracle

Empire, Sunderland

The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one-man show, Derren Brown: Miracle. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure, Derren is, once again, looking forward to the challenge that comes with being acknowledged as one of the world’s most

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Clay Journeys – Loretta Braganza

Bede's World, Jarrow

Water plays a central role in Braganza’s new work and is partly inspired the riverine and maritime cultures of Jarrow and Hull. Clay Journeys explores the interactions between earth, air, fire and water and relates to a deeply felt sense of place for Braganza whose preoccupation with water is not surprising having grown up in the great port

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Joe Cornish Permanent Exhibition

The Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

A permanent exhibition of the work of world renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. Joe lives and works on the edge of the North York Moors, a setting which serves as a great inspiration to him. He has also continued to photograph extensively around the British Isles and overseas however and a selection of his images are always on display in

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

Location: The Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

90 Minutes of fun and play time plus healthy snack, for toddlers and coffee/tea for Mum, Dad, Nanna and granddad. Older children accepted during school holidays subject to space. For just £1 per Thursday session

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Age UK Gentle exercise to music for over 50's

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

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

Cirkus Specta kular

The Forum, Northallerton

Roll up! Roll up! The Cirkus awaits… Led by the mysterious Baba Kalina, Cirkus Spectakular is a colourful, topsy turvey world where the mountain is King and the forest is Queen. But for one little boy the Cirkus becomes more than just a magical show: it gives him the chance to prove himself and at last feel like he belongs. The perfect half term

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

The Enlightened One: Printed Buddhist art

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition showcasing Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections. The spread of Buddhism across East Asia is intimately linked with the invention and development of printing. Buddhism teaches that the commissioning and reproducing of sacred texts and images is a way to receive blessings and accumulate merit. As the

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Acoustic Weller

No 10 Crown Street, Darlington

Acoustic Weller is a tribute act to Paul Weller, Mark will have you singing along at the top of your voice, he really is a talented artist.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: No 10 Crown Street, 10 Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1LU

Charting Chipeling: 1,001 Finds – The Archaeology of the Kiplin Hall Estate

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition focuses on the1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones! The project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, who was assisted by specialists in archaeology, historic building research and laser scanning. 140 local people volunteered to help with the project, as well as

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

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

Holiday Runabout

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Day tripping down the Yorkshire Coast by train in photographs, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance fee.

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

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

Hedgepig Theatre presents The Maids by Jean Genet

Seven Artspace, York

Hedgepig Theatre http://www.hedgepigtheatre.co.uk The Maids by Jean Genet Directed by Andy Curry Two sisters plot the murder of their Mistress. But it has to be right. It has to be perfect. Ritual turns to compulsion. Compulsion turns to obsession. Until their world unravels around them. Hedgepig Theatre's dark, claustrophobic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Seven Artspace, 31(a) Harrogate Road, York, LS7 3PD

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Dead Simple

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following the nationwide critically acclaimed hit stage production of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage with the adaptation of his most famous 2 million selling book and the first book that featured James’ now famous character of Detective Roy Grace – Dead Simple. Michael

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Landscapes, Trains and Planes by Steven Ward Fox

Arts Centre, Washington

The north east region's rich railway heritage and preserved steam engines provide the inspiration for an exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Steven Ward Fox. Born in Durham in 1970 and a member of the Guild of Railway Artists, Steven has held exhibitions in many parts of the country. Also on display will be a selection of his

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An installation of light sensitive drawings by artist Sarah Casey which bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection.

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition will explore over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Discover what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Amazing archaeological finds, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family.

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Linda Dockerty and Lisa Lamb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Seaside Snaps

Art Gallery, Scarborough

Everybody likes to beside the seaside! Come and enjoy the fabulous photography exhibition of Scarborough through the years. Remember Gala Land, the Opera House and the Outdoor Pool? From the funny to the fantastic, our Seaside Snaps exhibition will kindle old memories and perhaps open your eyes to how Scarborough used to be!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Sarah Pickstone: The Rehearsal

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and artifice as a metaphor for painting and plays with the feminine image of ballet. Opening Times: Tues – Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 2.00pm to

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

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

St Thomas Aquinas Church , Darlington

For parents and carers with babies, toddlers and preschools children. Good pram storage Play Area for Babies, toddlers and preschool children £1.50 entrance fee (inc drink and a snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: St Thomas Aquinas Church , North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

Playing Trains

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the sounds they make or the new places they can take you? Maybe it's the stories trains appear in, or all the different types, shapes and colours? Or

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Romanby Toddler Group

Romanby Methodist Church Hall , Romanby

Romanby Toddler Group is a friendly group who cater for children from birth to joining school. The group is held at Romanby Methodist Chruch Hall on Mondays between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and also on Fridays between 9.15am and 11.15am. New members are always welcome and the first session is free! The cost is £2.00 per session and any second

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall , The Fairway , Romanby, DL7 8BQ

Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

a presentation of selected works from contemporary artists. (until May 31)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Art Gallery, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Arcadia

Masham Gallery, Masham

22nd May - 5th July Printmakers from across the country who share a lyrical response to landscape. A real treat to have work from: Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, Ann Burnham and Rebecca Searle.

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

Location: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, HG4 4EB

Stockton Community Wellness Project

Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Stockton

Dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities every Thursday all £2.50 pp - kids go free 12-1pm Family Dancercise 1-2pm Workout Wonders 3-4pm Fit Steps 4-5pm Commercial Dance 5-6pm Zumba 6-7pm Retro mix For more info visit www.nouveaufitness.co.uk www.arconline.co.uk

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

Location: Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Dovecott Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Open Gardens in support of St Cuthbert's Hospice

St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham

Open Gardens 2015 Summer Our Open Gardens programme sees supporters open their gardens to the public to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice. The 2014 campaign proved successful with over £1,900 being raised for St Cuthbert's Hospice. Open Your Garden in 2015 We are once again looking for people who would be willing to put on an

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Hospice, Park House Road, Durham, DH1 3QF

Pilgrimage: pathways to enlightenment

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, showcasing artefacts related to pilgrimages from the heartlands and furthest reaches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. The exhibition will be based around key pilgrimages from each religion and will focus on themes of pilgrimage travel (a key component of any

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Bat Walk

Hackfall Wood (meet in the car park), Grewelthorpe

Join John Drewett of North Yorkshire Bat Group and discover these wonderful night time creatures in the stunning surrounds of Hackfall. Approx 3 miles. Paths are steep in places and can be muddy/slippery. Please bring a torch. Booking essential - book online at www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk, ring 01423 712950 or email aonbevents@harrogate.gov.uk

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 20:30-22:30

Location: Hackfall Wood (meet in the car park), Between Grewelthorpe and Masham, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DE

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

See some amazing textile fans in the Museum collection before designing your own paper fan during this drop in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.

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

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

Full Steam Ahead : The Railway Art of Frank Henry Mason

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A selection of railway posters and carriage prints by one of Britain’s finest railway poster artists Frank Henry Mason. Normal entrance fee.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

Ashore and Afloat: The Art of Frank Henry Mason 1875 -1965

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine paintings. This exhibition brings together for the first time many of his paintings and posters.

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

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

Brick Planet

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Woodhorn is about to get even more awesome! 14th February - 22nd March & 1st April - 31st May 2015 Explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at miniature wonders from around the world recreated in LEGO® bricks. Be inspired by amazing models created by LEGO brick artist Warren Elsmore and then have a go yourself in our

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

Location: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

Thank Folk It's Friday

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Thank Folk It's Friday is a free programme of Folk music held in the Woodhorn Cafe on the final Friday of each month from 2pm. TFIF line up for 2015 is... 27th February- JIVA 27th March- Greenheart Junction 24th April - Jim and Marilyn Gibson 29th May- Pipers Fancy 26th June - Andrew Lobb 31st July - Valerie Fairless 28th

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

Limited Edition Prints by Norman Wade

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual views and perspectives. In particular he spent many years creating artwork featuring Durham and other significant architectural landmarks. Following the death of his widow, the Cathedral received Norman’s remaining artwork as a legacy gift with an instruction to use them to the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Gala Theatre, Durham

2.30pm) Three programmes of exhilarating ballet in one evening, featuring works by British greats Sir Frederick Ashton and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and an exciting new work by Alexander Whitley. Ashton's Les Rendezvous is flirtatious and lighter than air, an irresistibly charming showcase of pure dance technique with music by Daniel Auber;

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Meet the Mallorys

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the story behind the picture. (until Nov 1)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink and Make Merry! is all about these celebrations. It’s the culmination of a partnership project with Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A),

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Turf, Consett

live music

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

Location: The Turf, Consett, Consett, DH85AB

Ladies Bootycamp

Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, Stockton

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

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

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

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

over 50, dance yourself to good health. On some Thursdays, 7.15-9pm and some Friday's 2-3.45pm Call for specific times and more details

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

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

BAMfest 2015 (Bedale Acoustic Music Festival)

Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Bedale

The third BAMfest to be held in Bedale, North Yorkshire. Three days of music and merriment across the town. Festival market and children's activities. Sponsored by T& R Theakston. Headline acts include Blackbeard's Tea Party, Martin Stephenson & The Daintees, Henry Priestman, The Young'Uns, Flossie Malavialle. Camping available. See

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

Location: Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Aiskew, Bedale, DL8 1AW

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Ken Charlton. The 50 exhibits include regional scenes from coastal locations, as well as those from across the North York moors National Park. (until June 15)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014

mima, Middlesbrough

Stephen McKenna, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998. This exhibition will be Stephen’s largest museum solo presentation in over 10 years, and will feature work from throughout his career. The underlying theme of the exhibition is

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Royals: then and now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by John Wonnacott and Andy Warhol. The display continues Beningbrough's celebration of 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I by

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

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

Young @ Heart Wellbeing Sessions

Unti D, Consett

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

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

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

Milk Snatcher, The Thatcher Drawings

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This previously un-exhibited body of work by the renowned satirical cartoonist and illustrator spansa period of 22 years, - from the Iron Lady’s days as a member of the shadow cabinet through to her leader ship of the Conservative Party, her

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Jason Rhoades

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads will be the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles. The exhibition will occupy BALTIC’s two largest floors, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

John Dobson & John Wilson Carmichael: An Artistic Partnership

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John Dobson (1787-1865) was the North East’s most outstanding 19th century architect. Buildings he designed can be found across Newcastle and Northumbria. During the 1830s he worked closely with Richard Grainger on the redevelopment of Newcastle city centre. John Wilson Carmichael (1799-1868) was a talented landscape artist and the North

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with woolly flora and fauna, garden gnomes and small creatures. An exhibition guaranteed to put a smile on your face! (until Sept 5)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun sessions for all 1st lesson free

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 20:15-21:15

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event.

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

School Run Fitness Camp

Croft Travel, Consett

1 hour fitness session after the school run at 9:30am targeting weight loss, improved fitness, fat loss. For every session you complete we donate £1 to a school of your choice.

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

Location: Croft Travel, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 9HU



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