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BIG Little Gigs Family Rave

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

We are excited to start the year with a fun family rave. Here at BIG Little Gigs, we love to introduce children to the varied,diverse world of music and we thought it was about ...

Jane Eyre

Forum Theatre, Billingham

A faithful and haunting retelling of the Charlotte Bronte classic, this musical captures the full emotional force of the iconic original novel, appealing equally to those already ...

Return to rugby

The Northern Echo Arena , Darlington

Return to Rugby is a great way for people to come back to playing rugby or give it a try. The sessions are fun, and game orientated, and are totally designed for players who are ...

Barnard Castle Farmers Market

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle Farmers’ Market is one of the North East’s most popular markets featuring a wide range of artisan food and crafts from the region. Our meat and vegetable ...

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Both moving and mysterious, Samuel Beckett’s Company is the story of a voice that comes ‘to one on his back in the dark’. This voice, which can neither be verified or named, ‘tells of a past’. In a reading of the text that is at the same time immersive and exploratory, each member of the audience is invited to lie in one of the nine beds

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 17:00, 19:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

FOODelicious at intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

FOODelicious – A tasty week of eats, beats n'treats at intu Eldon Square Monday 16 – Sunday 22 January 2017 Tastebuds at the ready as intu Eldon Square prepares a smorgasbord of foodfest treats to banish the January blues. FOODelicious (16-22 Jan) promises gargantuan gastronomic delights, delectable dining deals as well as fun activities

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: intu Eldon Square, Percy Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7JB

Slow Moments exhibition

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

photographs and accompanying texts are themed around experiencing a slow moment in time. All 25 images were short-listed in Inntravel's 2016 Photo of the Month.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Buffs Social Club, Stockton-on-Tees

'Now Is The Winter Of Our Discontent' by Sean Godfrey. Sean will be talking about the forgotten actions on the Somme Front during the Winter of 1916/1917 which resulted in the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line and their 'Scorched Earth' policy.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:45-21:30

Location: The Buffs Social Club, 60 Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2BX

Stacey Moore's debut solo exhibition 'Drawings from the Dales'

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Stacey is kicking of 2017 with her first solo exhibition in the stunning riverside Victorian railway building, The Station in Richmond North Yorkshire. The exhibition will run on the upstarirs platform for three weeks, where a range of Limited Edition Prints and Originals will be for sale. Stacey Moore is one of Britain’s exciting new emerging

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

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

Progressive Players presents: Dial M for Murder by Frederrick  Knott

Little Theatre, Gateshead

Revisiting the well-known thriller. Tiny is convinced his wife is unfaithful to him, and plots to take revenge, and rid himself of her, without incriminating himself. The gripping plot, with its twists and turns, will have you wondering whether justice, helped by a suspicious detective, can possibly prevail.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:30

Location: Little Theatre, 1-4 Saltview Way, Gateshead, NE84JS

Enigmatology January Challenge

Enigmatology, Stockton-on-Tees

Don't let the winter blues get you down. Grab the family or a team of friends and head to Enigmatology in Stockton to take on the January challenge. Do you have what it takes to solve both our mysteries "The strange case of Professor Crowhagen" and "Elemental: The flames of murder" before the end of January. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Enigmatology, 19 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS183NJ

Jack and the Beanstalk

Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby

The ever popular Apollo Players return to Whitby Pavilion Theatre this January with another fun-filled family pantomime. All is not well in the village of Old Windy Bottom with the Giant taking up residency high in the clouds and casting shadows and misery upon the villagers. Step forward Jack, a bright and plucky young man who lives on the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Whitby Pavilion Complex, West Cliff, Whitby, YO213EN

Gerard Hobson exhibition

Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley

Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art. His love of wildlife saw him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984 and then worked for a couple of years for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist. Following relocating up north, Gerard worked for Yorkshire Wildlife and continued to develop his work on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625DW

Darlington Library, Darlington

On 30th March 1841 the first passenger train to run between Darlington and York set out from Darlington's Bank Top Station, This display, produced by the North Eastern Railway Association, tells the story of the route, the stations along the way and the major events in its history.

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

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

[Please note seating for this event is unreseved seating] Joined by her cellist husband Nick Byrne and pianist Ian Buckle, Royal Northern Sinfonia’s principal flautist, Eilidh Gillespie will play Trios by Martinu and Weber as well as Villa Lobos’ Jet Whistle for flute and cello.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Old diseases require new strategies; tackling Tuberculosis. A talk led by Microbiologist, Dr Alistair Brown.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

Sage, Gateshead

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he is writing out of the

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

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

Keel Row , Seaton Delaval

Live music

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

Location: Keel Row , Seaton Delaval, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0QG

Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Isabel Alexander (1910-1996), artist and illustrator, has been described by admirers as ‘the English Georgia O’Keeffe.’ This first major Yorkshire retrospective of her life's work, featuring over 50 prints, paintings and drawings, reveals the lifetime in art of an artist who is worthy of greater recognition. Alexander trained at the Slade

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

Chuffing Contraptions

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this new Science Theatre show we explore engineering and technology from the industrial revolution to the present day. Engineers fix problems (and often find new ones). Join us as we discover some of the ingenious fixes to tricky problems by making engines and other contraptions to do the work and make things go. This show has been developed by

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

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

Brick History

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

North East LEGO® Landmarks

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Local LEGO® builder Steve Mayes has been busy building LEGO® versions of some of the North East’s favourite landmarks. See his collection at Life, including, BALTIC, Angel of the North and the International Centre for Life – a specially commissioned new model on show for the first time. Please note - LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of

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

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

Poetry for the Petrified

The Witham, Barnard Castle

On great occasions – weddings, funerals, commemorations – we often turn to poetry to express our emotions clearly and powerfully. But for most of us, poetry does not impact on the rest of our lives - and that is a great pity, as it has the ability to speak to us about all the big and small questions of our existence; what it really means to be

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

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

Samuel Beckett's Company

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A performance of Samuel Beckett’s Company invites the audience to take on the role of the central character by climbing into a bed in a darkened chapel to hear a voice narrate the text in the darkness. Produced by Marco Bernini and Mary Robson. Free tickets available from http://hearingvoicesdu.org/events-programme/. Takes place in the Chapel of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00-20:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Family Safety Level 1

Dodmire 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. Each week, we will focus on different skills. The course covers: •Recognition and first aid procedures for bleeding, choking, burns and scalds and much more •Ways to create a safe environment in the home

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

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

Healthy Eating

McNay Street Children's Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their cooking skills and look at ways to improve their health. The emphasis is on healthy eating, fussy eaters and cooking on a budget. Each week, we will focus on different skills. The course covers: •Making homemade pizzas •Making homemade soup •Costing recipes and shopping

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

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

Healthy Eating

March Bank Free School , Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their cooking skills and look at ways to improve their health. The emphasis is on healthy eating, fussy eaters and cooking on a budget. Each week, we will focus on different skills. The course covers: •Making homemade pizzas •Making homemade soup •Costing recipes and shopping

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

Location: March Bank Free School , Barnes Road , Darlington, DL3 9BL

New Year New Me

Northwood Primary School, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their confidence and look at ways to boost their self-esteem.

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

Location: Northwood Primary School, Pendleton Road South , Darlington, DL1 2HF

Intermediate Dressmaking

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This course is for anyone who has some experience of dressmaking and would like to develop their skills further. You will: •Develop the confidence and ability to choose and understand a commercial pattern •Understand fabric types and learn how to choose a fabric appropriate for your pattern •Amend the pattern to achieve an accurate fit

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 06:30-21:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Italian Club

Crown Street Library, 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.

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

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

Baking for Beginners

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This seven week course is suitable for those with those new to baking and also those who have attended previous courses and want to further improve their skills. The emphasis is on mastering the basic skills of traditional British home baking. The course covers: •Scones – sweet and savoury •Biscuits – moulded and cut-out •Swiss rolls

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

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL3 8AR

Karen Hughes - Paintings

Arts Centre, Washington

Karen is a self taught artist who paints emotions. She express alot of herself in her art and she has a unique style when it comes to using whatever medium she uses. The above painting is called "away with my heart Inspired by the lack of control we have over our hearts desire. its an acrylic painting on canvas

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Hilarity Bites presents... Patrick Monahan & Sam Gore

The Eagle Inn, Eaglescliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Eagle in Eaglescliffe on January 17th 2017: Patrick Monahan - “Hilarious without being outrageous” - Three Weeks. “Supremely engaging, adored by audiences” - The Scotsman Sam Gore - “Superbly crafted gags that showcase a vivid use of imagery and language... great wordplay, refreshing honesty and a

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

Location: The Eagle Inn, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, TS16 0NA

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Joined by her cellist husband Nick Byrne and pianist Ian Buckle, Royal Northern Sinfonia’s principal flautist, Eilidh Gillespie will play Trios by Martinu and Weber as well as Villa Lobos’ Jet Whistle for flute and cello. Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano I. Poco Allegretto II. Adagio III. Allegretto Scherzando Arvo

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

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Louise Mackenzie is a UK based artist creating installation, sculpture, performance, sound and film works. With a focus on living material, she is interested in the relationships between medium, sound, image and text, attempting to find ways in which these can be connected to produce unexpected results. Her installation, The Stars Beneath Our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Crafts People of the North East

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Craftspeople of the North East is an exhibition of contemporary photography featuring portraits of eminent craftspeople from the North East of England. Craftspeople of the North East is an uplifting and optimistic exhibition to welcome in the new year. This exhibition of contemporary photography features portraits of eminent craftspeople from the

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

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

Worn in the main Gallery by Mandy Pattullo

Customs House, South Shields

Hi Vis by men at Bamburgh Clinic, a medium secure unit facility at St Nicholas Hospital working with artist Mandy Pattullo. Yvette Hawkins will also be showing two beautiful original map works curtsey of Globe Gallery, Newcastle.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

from sumptuous abstracts to moody, mysterious landscapes and still-life's of blazing colour

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Jesmond Dene House, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 2EY

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Featuring works by Margaret Yole, Collin Mackenzie and Des Scott. From Friday, November 25 (until January 27, 2017)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gallagher & Turner , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The exhibition will feature paintings, watercolours and drawings, many previously unseen, from the artist’s estate. Including grand scenes of the River Tyne, detailed studies of Newcastle’s buildings, and energetic portraits in local pubs. All works will be available for sale. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 10am – 5pm (until

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Play That Goes Wrong

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed 'a gut-busting hit' by the New York Times, this sell-out West End comedy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Town Hall, Northallerton

Dance classes for improvers Ballroom Latin American, Latest Sequnce Dances

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 20:00-21:30, 20:00-21:30

Location: Town Hall, Town Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Fabricating Histories: An Alternative 19th Century

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

Palace Green Library, Durham

Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life. Originally shown at Woodhorn, this exhibition is influenced by the Northern Poetry Library and Palace Green Library collections. Located in Northumberland and Durham, the libraries are both important archives and

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

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

Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday

Palace Green Library, Durham

Hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker is one of the most unusual, complex, and mysterious aspects of human experience. Typically regarded as a symptom of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is increasingly recognized as an important part of many people’s lives and experience, as well as a phenomenon that has had

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

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

Textiles: Painting with the Needle

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Textiles have always played an important role in church and domestic life and Durham Cathedral boasts some of the best examples of church needlework from the past 1,100 years. A selection of the finest textiles from the Cathedral’s collection are included in this display. Highlights include the Anglo-Saxon Dalmatic and 12th-century Peacock

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Ice Skating

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ice Skating returns to Times Square! Wrap up warm, grab your friends, and head to Newcastle’s favourite outdoor ice rink for tons of festive fun. The rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Please note - Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink. Children aged 10 - 12 must

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-20:00

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

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ – The 4-D Experience

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join your favourite characters from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in this new adventure on Life’s 4D Motion Ride. Manny, Ellie and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise the baby dinosaurs as his own. Once the eggs hatch, the adventure begins in the lost

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

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

Edge of Darkness

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Explore never before seen areas of space in this fascinating planetarium show, featuring scenes gathered from recent ground-breaking space missions. Swoop though cliffs on Comet 67P, marvel at the bright ‘lights’ on dwarf planet Ceres, and see the first-ever close ups of Pluto and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, AKA Agent Carter from the

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

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

The Swan Princess

Arts Centre, Washington

Washington Theatre group present their popular annual Pantomime.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

'A Forgotten Campaign'

Oriental Museum, Durham

11 November 2016 to 30 March 2017 From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. When the British invaded Sudan in 1898 they did not extend their conquest into Darfur. However by 1916 restless British officers and officials stationed in Sudan

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Cornish on Tyneside

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Just off Newcastle’s bustling high street is St Mary’s Place, a quiet road connecting the city’s two universities, where Norman Cornish’s work has been exhibited regularly for over 50 years. Now established in our new premises on the street, Gallagher & Turner are proud to continue this tradition with a new exhibition celebrating

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Jarrow Crusade: Marching into History

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Marking the Jarrow Crusade’s 80th anniversary, this exhibition brings new light to a legendary event that captured the imagination of a nation. The march illustrated the plight of the people of Jarrow, whose shipyard had closed and where government, the banks and employers blocked plans for a new steelworks. As the local Member of Parliament

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA

Cinderella

Theatre Royal, York

Following an astounding panto at the Signal Box Theatre, Berwick and the gang are back where they belong: on the brand-new stage in the newly refurbished York Theatre Royal. After showing us such amazing support during our extraordinary year, join us on our next adventure as we return home in spectacular style. Even more incredible sets, stunning

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

The Empire, Consett

The CBS Theatre Group present their annual family pantomime

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

Oriental Museum, Durham

Shimla is the capital of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. The British built Shimla as their ‘little version of England’ and, by extension, of Britain itself. Today, Shimla is a hugely popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and its status as an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Flesh

Art Gallery, York

Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent flesh in their work. Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Seeking help for his broken down car, a man finds his way into a remote country house only to discover the murdered body of its owner. A classic Christie whodunit. January 17-21

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: People's Theatre, Stephenson's Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE65QF

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

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

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

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

A Brief History of Theatre (16 session course)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

An informal introduction to the development of European theatre from its earliest origins in ancient Greece to the five key practitioners (Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Constantin Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht & Samuel Beckett) who provided the solid foundations for modern 20th and 21st century theatre. The course consists of sixteen sessions

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

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

Chester-le-Street Art Society

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

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

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

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

Mark Clarke – Shelf Life: The Ornaments are Talking to Me

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Belfast born artist Mark Clarke ponders the themes of life, love and loss. His poetic interpretations of the homemade shrine explore ideas about dementia, obsession, good and bad taste, collecting and fine art versus outsider art.

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

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



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