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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 ...

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 ...

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club with Keith Stephens and friends

St Augustines Parish Centre, Darlington

Darlington’s lunchtime jazz helping just gets hotter Darlington New Orleans Jazz club is delighted to host another visit from red hot gypsy jazz king Keith Stephens and ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Steve Shanyaski & Joe Bromehead

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on August 2nd 2017: Steve Shanyaski, Joe Bromehead & host Sam Avery Show details: Steve Shanyaski - “One of ...

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Eliza and the Bear | The Sherlocks @ Stockton Stages

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton Stages presents: A Friday night of live emerging music scene music headlined by Eliza and the Bear and The Sherlocks Eliza and the Bear The band began as a hobby, a weekly meet-up of mates now in their early 20s who still loved making music, but only for fun. Which is important to know because it’s key to understanding their sound.

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

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181DB

Baybridge picnic area, Blanchland

Ten miles with Jo Davies around Baybridge-Harwood Shield

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Baybridge picnic area, west of Blanchland, Blanchland, DH8 9UB

Northern Palettes Art Exhibition

blue tree gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kites on display

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Marlon Williams

Sage, Gateshead

One of the most exciting new voices on the international Americana scene, we are thrilled to present New Zealand born Marlon Williams. His self-titled solo debut is a remarkably assured and diverse nine-track tapestry, united by one of the most versatile and evocative voices you’ll hear this or any other year.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 22:30

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

Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard plus support Ashley Campbell

Sage, Gateshead

One year on from the death of the legend that is Merle Haggard, Sage Two welcomes Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard, his sons, alongside their father’s band.

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

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

Samling Academy presents When I was One and Twenty

Community Theatre, Saltburn

Young love takes many forms. Journey through the hopeful innocence of first love to the heartbreak of unrequited love and the wisdom gained through experience in a concert featuring some of the most beautiful music ever written. Directed by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and Ian Tindale, this semi-staged performance features some of the North

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

Location: Community Theatre, Saltburn, Saltburn, TS12 1JW

Kevin and Karen Clifton

Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm

Strictly Come Dancing's professional couple, Kevin and Karen Clifton performing up close and personal. A treat of an evening - Kevin and Karen Clifton will be appearing at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, on the 21st July. Local performers will also be taking part. Not to be missed! Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Dance.

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

Location: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, Yarm, TS15 9EJ

Newcastle Pride

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

tribute to Mod Rockers The Jam

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

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

Sausage and Beer festival

Camp Hill , Bedale

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

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

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

Deer Shed Festival

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe

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

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

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

Ryedale Folk Museum, York

Bring a rug and a picnic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, York, YO626UA

Alice Grace Trio

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Friday July 21st 1pm £5 Alice Grace is a young British jazz singer who’s career began touring with established UK jazz big band The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and singing with the James Pearson Trio at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, For this gig she will be joined by James Harrison - piano and Paul Grainger - double bass

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Food for Thought

Theatre Royal, York

Step with us into the glorious world of food as we examine the influence of the fast food industry, ask how food can help or hurt our health and look at the true cost to the planet. Can our food culture and history teach us anything about the future? If food has the power to unite families, why are more of us eating alone? Indulge in the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Under Pressure

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Shires

Sage, Gateshead

The groundswell of interest in country music in the UK is now unstoppable and one of the acts to make country cooler than ever on this side of the Atlantic aren’t from Tennessee or Texas, they’re from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

Some of the region’s finest musicians get together for a free afternoon of sizzling music to kick off SummerTyne Americana Festival on the Jumpin’ Hot Stage. 12noon RHONA DALLING Young folk country songstress 1.15pm BUFFALO SKINNERS Buskers made good – soulful folk/Northern rock & roll 2.30pm PAUL HANDYSIDE TRIO Classy

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 12:00-19:00

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

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

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

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

We are Aliens

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Alien life doesn’t mean little green men or flying saucers; any living thing from a planet other than Earth would be an alien. But looking for life on other planets isn’t easy. There are planets orbiting our Sun, but also many hundreds of thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Could we ever find evidence of life on these planets? Join

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

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

Kevin and Karen Clifton

Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, Yarm

This fabulous Strictly Come Dancing professional couple will be opening The Durham Dales Festival's third year. They will perform five dances, and will be supported by local talent. It promises to be a treat of an evening. www.durhamdalesfestival.co.uk

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 07:30-10:00

Location: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, The Friarage, Yarm, TS15 9EJ

Durham Dales Festival

Various, Weardale

Fun for children and adults alike. In its third year, Strictly Come Dancing professional couple, Kevin and Karen Clifton, will be opening the Festival. Other treats include Die Fledermaus at the Bowes Museum, the magical Whispering Woods in Hamsterley Forest, and special events for children.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Various, Various, Weardale, DL12 8NP

The Art of John Hunter

Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, Leyburn

Art Exhibition featuring the aviation artwork of John Hunter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old photographs

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

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

Marton Hotel & Country Club, Middlesbrough

3 Count Wrestling proudly presents 3CW Mid-Summer Showdown. A huge British Wrestling event coming to Middlesbrough on July 21st at The Marton Hotel. It will feature some of the biggest names in British Wrestling, such as 'The Mexican Sensation' EL Ligero and Rampage who were both featured on ITV 1's World Of Sport special on New Years Eve.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Marton Hotel & Country Club, Stokesley Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DS

In Bloom

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Charlotte Powell: The Lore of Curious Things

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

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

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

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

Jesterval

Baltic Square, Gateshead

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Digital Makings exhibition

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Neil Ruddock and Kevin Keegan: Defend and Attack 2017 Charity Fundraiser

Leeds United, Yorkshire Dales

Join Neil Ruddock and Kevin Keegan and a host of Ex Leeds Utd and Premiership Players for an evening of stories and laughter covering their football careers and life after football. Sky Sports Pete Graves will host the evening with a number of very special guests appearing too. Ticket includes: - A sumptuous 3 course meal - Entry into the

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 18:30-23:30

Location: Leeds United, Elland Road, Yorkshire Dales, LS11 0ES

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

The Sherlocks, Eliza and the Bear, Scalesia, Cellar Door, Catalyse, Oddity Road

Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

Join us for a night of live music at KU Bar and The Georgian Theatre. Headlining are The Sherlocks, Eliza and the Bear along with Scalesia, Cellar Door, Catalyse, Oddity Road. 1 ticket gets you access into both venues throughout the night.

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

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

Stockton Stages

Stockton High Street , Stockton-on-Tees

Kicking off Stockton Stages on Thursday 20 July is award winning comedian Russell Kane as he presents an evening of sterling stand-up as part of his Russell Kane and Friends tour. On Friday 21 July join us for a night of live music with headliners The Sherlocks and Eliza and the Bear plus many others. Then on Saturday 22 July head down to

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

Location: Stockton High Street , Stockton High Street , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hexham Abbey Flower Festival

Hexham Abbey , Hexham

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

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

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

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Grand Opera House, York

Welcome the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, with The Spirit Band, re-create with

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Some Guys Have All the Luck _ The Rod Stewart Story

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail -

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Abba Reunion

Barbican, York

tarring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast! ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert. From Mamma Mia to Dancing Queen,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

SummerTyne Americana Festival

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

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

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

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

ABBA Reunion

Barbican, York

Following a 4 month run in London’s West End, Strand Theatre in 2001 with successful International tours selling out theatres, stadiums and concert halls, this award winning, critically acclaimed Abba Tribute performer, producer, choreographer and director together with The Reunion Group, created “The Abba Reunion Tribute Show”. The 4 real

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Historic Durham Tours,12.30 and 2.30pm

Palace Green Library, Durham

The tour will take you through the history of Durham over the last 1000 years using the beautiful buildings around Palace Green. Historic Durham tours unfold the architecture, the history and the stories of the people of Durham to introduce the history of the World Heritage Site. You will be amazed at what you learn from the enthusiastic and

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30, 14:30-15:30

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

The Institute, Thornton Steward, Thornton Steward

Wine tasting evening on Friday 21st July at 7.30pm. Light Refreshments provided.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: The Institute, Thornton Steward, Thornton Steward, Thornton Steward, Hg4 4BB

Child's Play

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

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

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

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

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kynren

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Over 100,000 visitors came to see Kynren last year. This year, the show will be even Bigger, Better and Brighter with the addition of completely new scenes, new characters, extra layers of detail, more special effects and a much larger cast. Whether you are a returning visitor or experiencing Kynren for the first time, join us on a whistle stop

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Clocks of the Vales and Dales

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

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

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

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

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Susan Aldworth: The Dark Self

St Mary's, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Affecting Moments

Shandy Hall, Coxwold

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

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

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

Festival of Illustration

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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

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

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

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Brimhams Ripon Leisure Centre, Ripon

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

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

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

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 songwriter, Blue Rose Code (Ross Wilson). Previewed to a sold out theatre at 2016’s Celtic Connections and released on 4th March, supported by a UK and European tour. Recorded

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

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

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

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join artist Linda Birch to develop a character, human or animal, which is suitable for a child’s picture book.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:30

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

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

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

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

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

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

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

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

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

4 Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland

The 4 Clocks Club is a fun social afternoon of activities, for older people. If you are looking to fill in your afternoon and would like to meet new friends then please come along and join us for tea and home made treats. A small charge of £1.50 is required to help sustain this wonderful afternoon club.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: 4 Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7ET

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

Dino Jaws

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Th Magic of Illustration

The Witham, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, The Magic of Illustration, will bring to life books, music, characters and drawings by local and nationally celebrated artists and illustrators, who through their displays will open up their sketchbooks and notepads to reveal the process behind the finished product, be that a book sleeve or an album cover. This bright and beautiful

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

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

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

A Big Burlesque Show

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Miss Tobi James Presents... A Big Burlesque Show! Opulent, lavish and just a little bit naughty! The burlesque scene is buzzing at the moment and it just so happens to be dazzling yet risque in Darlington! Join us for an evening of alternative entertainment with glamour and decadence. Our performers for the evening include: Miss Tobi James,

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

Location: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

Family Ballet Classes

Pilates and Beyond, Darlington

Learn Ballet with your children/grandchildren ! Tone, sculpt and stretch whilst learning ballet. A class for you and yours to enjoy together !

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:30

Location: Pilates and Beyond, Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NN

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sunderland Pride Centre LGBT+  Drop In and Support Group

Sunderland Pride Centre, Sunderland

Drop in and Support Group for LGBT+ community. Come along and join us for a cup of tea or coffee. Make new friends and chat in a friendly environment

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

Location: Sunderland Pride Centre, 8 Bridge House, Sunderland, SR1 1TE

The Ladykillers adapted by Graham Linehan

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An elderly widow is delighted when Professor Marcus rents her spare room to rehearse his classical quintet. Little does she know that her guests are gangsters planning a bank heist!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

KFAMoves Dance Exercise (60+)

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Come and join us, ladies! Promotes fitness, and develops coordination and good posture. We gently limber up and use the whole body gradually, stretching

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

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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



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