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Making Space

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Making Space is a brand new feature in the Science Centre for summer 2015! Pop upstairs and take part in a variety of making and crafting projects with a science-twist. ...

The Original Print Show

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The Original Print Show is a chance to see remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists specially handpicked from this years Royal Academy Summer Show by Norman Ackroyd CBE ...

Cop Cars - A historic road trip of police vehicles

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

a fascinating display of their extensive collection of model police vehicles, sure to delight both young and old. From the days when police commandeered passing cars to give ...

Oliver Meech - When Magic and Science Collide

Village Hall, Great Broughton

After 3 years of sell-out runs on The Edinburgh Fringe, Oliver Meech will visit Great Broughton Village Hall on Saturday September 12 with a unique comedy magic show created at the ...

Gilesgate Community and Sports College, Durham

first night free, tools and wood available, everyone welcome

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Gilesgate Community and Sports College, Bradford Crescent, Durham, DH1 1HW

Gala Theatre, Durham

Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fiancée drowned two months earlier. Preparations for the tea party spark tensions and open old wounds. As lingering resentments and deep-rooted jealousies surface, an unexpectedly cheerful Colin strolls into the mayhem. First produced in

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Gala Theatre, Durham

It’s 22 November 2003 - The Rugby World Cup Final. After six weeks of grueling competition, England are battling reigning champions Australia. The two teams are inseparable after eighty minutes: the game drags deep into extra time: just two minutes are left on the clock. England rumble to within 40 yards of the posts. The ball is sent spiralling

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Customs House, South Shields

On the banks of the River Tyne, Bella, James and their daughter Maggie run 'The Wheatsheaf', a traditional popular drinking house where folks from near and far enjoy a pint and a sing song. You're guaranteed a warm welcome, unless you rock the boat then you'll be out on your ear. Step back to 1890 as The Customs House presents the premiere of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Bird Box Making

Nidderdale AONB Volunteer Base, Pateley Bridge

Make your own bird box to take home. At: AONB Volunteer Base at Bewerley Park Outdoor Centre. Drop in event - booking not required

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:30

Location: Nidderdale AONB Volunteer Base, Bewerley Park Outdoor Centre, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JB

Part Time Course Enrolment

Darlington College, Darlington

Looking to re-train, enhance your career prospects or take up a new hobby? Why not come along and enrol for one of our part-time courses. From childcare, engineering, business, catering, beauty massage to photography.. we have something for everyone.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-19:00

Location: Darlington College, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1DR

Full time course enrolment

Darlington College, Darlington

Don't miss your chance to enrol for a full time course starting this September at Darlington College. From science, hairdressing to engineering - make sure you start your career journey this week.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-19:00

Location: Darlington College, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1DR

Town Moor Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Netherlands National Circus is back with a fantastic new tour of the UK 2015. This magical Big Top production is brimming with an international cast of breath-taking artistes. Prepare to be thrilled with a sensational mix of comedy, juggling, illusion, silks, balancing acts and gravity defying flying trapeze, all performed to the accompaniment

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Town Moor Park, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 8QH

The Angel, Thirsk

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle. Doors open at 7:30pm and the comedy starts at 8:00pm.

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Angel, Long Street, Thirsk, YO7 3RW

Spa Orchestra Morning Concerts

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Sunday 8th June to Thursday 11th September Sunday to Thursday: 11am The last remaining professional seaside orchestra, The Scarborough Spa Orchestra continue a seaside tradition that dates back to 1912. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a performance by some of the most versatile musicians you are ever likely to find. Featuring

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

An exhibition of the work of David Pearson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

David specialises in detailed drawings of plants and flowers, which are almost botanical in nature. The plant kingdom is one of the most beautiful aspects of creation, botanic art can open up the rare and familiar to the viewer, offering a new interpretation.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Hilarity Bites presents... Steve Harris & Penella Mellor

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on September 5th 2015: Steve Harris - “Quite simply, fantastically funny” - BBC Penella Mellor - “One of the most exciting newcomers around” - Jason Manford MC Tony Jameson - “The latest Geordie with massive potential” - Yorkshire Evening Press This show will also feature

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

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Andy White & Barry Dodds

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Angel at Topcliffe on September 1st 2015: Andy White - “The laughs turned to applause many times for Andy” - BBC Barry Dodds - “Hugely enjoyable... a ton of great stories... one to watch” - The Guardian MC Silky - “...a very, very funny fella... just brilliant” - John Bishop This show will

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

Location: The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, YO7 3RW

Making Space

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Making Space is a brand new feature in the Science Centre for summer 2015! Pop upstairs and take part in a variety of making and crafting projects with a science-twist. Upcoming projects include recycled robots, custom jewellery-making, electronic origami and weaved artwork. Projects change regularly, so please see life.org.uk for the latest

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

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

Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-loved writer-illustrators of children’s books. Through the exhibition we will use Michael's books to ask readers to consider the consequences of conflict, the fragility of our environment and the importance of friendship, empathy and tolerance through his insightful storytelling and beautiful

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

Location: Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

A Bear Called Paddington

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Grab your duffle coat and your marmalade sandwiches and discover how Michael Bond brought Paddington Bear to life. Packed with original illustrations and manuscripts from the series, this exhibition explores the adventures of everyone’s favourite friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru. Free event, no booking required. Admission fee to the

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

Location: Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

 Skinningrove Zig Zag Railway Exhibition

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

September - October: Skinningrove Zig Zag Railway Exhibition By Cleveland Model Railway Club An exhibition of research undertaken to design and build a model of this historic railway

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, The CIMM, Skinningrove, TS13 4AP

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Greta Coats, Margaret Yole and Christeen Morgan

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Summer Reading Challenge

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Children aged 4 – 11 years can join our Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge. Simply visit any of Darlington Libraries between the 18th July – 5th September and borrow books on three separate occasions. You will collect prizes and incentives along the way and everyone who completes the challenge will be put into our prize draw. Prizes

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Brian trained at Sunderland College of Art between 1958 and 1962. He has exhibited many times in the North East including at the DLI and the Biscuit Factory. His latest work is an adaptation of the notion of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse combined with an interpretation of natural phenomena such as nebulae.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Cop Cars - A historic road trip of police vehicles

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

a fascinating display of their extensive collection of model police vehicles, sure to delight both young and old. From the days when police commandeered passing cars to give chase this display is packed with variety – from 1915 Model T Fords to BMW 5 Series cars. This is also a chance to take a closer look at ‘Copperton’, a model

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Prison and Police Museum, St Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Workhouse Work

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 31st Aug – Fri 4th Sept Family Activities 11am-3pm Workhouse children often worked on farms, find out what kind of jobs they did. With lots of fun activities, make a corn dolly, have a go at being a potter and make a clay finger pot. The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE Adults £5, children £3.50, age 5 & under free

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Workhouse Work

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 31st Aug – Fri 4th Sept Family Activities 11am-3pm Workhouse children often worked on farms, find out what kind of jobs they did. With lots of fun activities, make a corn dolly, have a go at being a potter and make a clay finger pot. The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE Adults £5, children £3.50, age 5 & under free

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

A Giant Imagination: Children's Illustration

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Continuing the tradition of hosting exhibitions of illustrations for children, this summer sees giants, witches and other fairy tale creatures sitting side by side with illustrations depicting the wild and wonderful imaginations of young children. Packed with colour and creativity, this exhibition will appeal to children of all ages. James

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

The Art of Wishful Thinking

Town Hall Gallery, Darlington

Wouldn’t it be Great if the World Looked Like This!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Town Hall Gallery, Darlington, Darlington, DL1 1NF

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Individual artists combine to create a stunning show for The Station's walls. This is a unique chance to see an ever changing exhibition of work, as when a piece sells, the artist replaces it with something new. Enjoy ceramics, photographs and art in many different types of media.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Castle Museum, York

find out how rich and poor Victorians lived. Help them with their daily jobs and chores and find all the items on the shopping lists to discover what rich and poor Victorians liked to eat. Each day Dolly White the Washer Woman or Jim Snatch the Rat catcher can be found on Kirkgate, in the Castle Kitchen learn about ‘Kissing Comfits’ and BBC

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Jeffrey Dennis: Ringbinder

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Guest curated by Andrew Hunt The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is pleased to present 'Ringbinder', a solo exhibition by Jeffrey Dennis, which will consist of a new series of paintings and sculpture housed in NGCA's reconfigured main gallery space. Aside from staging a concentrated progression of the artist's work made between 2011 and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Sound of Music

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Railway Children

National Railway Museum, York

Mike Kenny's adaptation of E. Nesbit's well loved novel and Damien Cruden's direction tells a fantastic story which comes to life using a unique theatre setting that allows the audience to sit on station platforms either side of a real rail track. Featuring the steam locomotive which was in the original film of The Railway Children this

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Wild Animal Adventures 'Things to do'

Wild Animal Adventures, Stockton-on-Tees

Want to feed a Pony, meet a Snake or Tickle a Donkey? Then Wild Animal Adventures is for you. We are a local animal attraction in Stockton-On-Tees. We have all sorts of animals, such as Raccoons, Meerkats, Genets, Marmosets and much MUCH more! Each and every day during the summer months we have Pig bathing, Pony Grooming and Lamb feeding, and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Wild Animal Adventures, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2NR

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Empire, Sunderland

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Sunderland due to overwhelming popular demand – starring West End theatre and boyband Blue's Duncan James as Tick! Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Empire, Sunderland

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Sunderland due to overwhelming popular demand – starring West End theatre and boyband Blue's Duncan James as Tick! Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Temple Treasures: Art

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

17 works by eight local artists. Some will be displayed along the woodland path, meaning that visitors can discover each one as they’re revealed as the path winds beneath the green leafy canopy. Others will be displayed on the grassy terrace, sharing the prominence with the views of the nearby Rievaulx Abbey.

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

Location: Rievaulx Terrace, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Great North Art Show

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

This year’s Great North Art Show in the fabulous setting of Ripon Cathedral will feature over 300 pieces of work by some of the UK’s finest contemporary painters, printmakers and photographers. Artists include: Barbara Sykes, who was awarded the Sir Hugh Casson Prize for Best Drawing at the 2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Laney

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Exhibition of digital prints of locomotives by local artist Martin Thorpe.

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

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

Matisse, Drawing with Scissors

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Drawing with Scissors features lithographic prints of Henri Matisse’s exuberant cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, and includes many of his iconic images such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. Matisse was prevented from painting due to ill health from 1948 and although confined to a wheelchair, he continued to create highly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Art Gallery, Scarborough

A major new exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery will celebrate the 60th birthday of one of the town’s most famous institutions – the Stephen Joseph Theatre. SJT at 60 can be seen at the Gallery from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 13 September. In 1955, theatrical pioneer Stephen Joseph started the UK’s first ever theatre-in-the-round on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Sentimental Landscapes

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

479,001,600 Journeys A private collection of rare 19th century 'Endless Landscapes' (Myriorama) is on display for the first time, alongside a newly commissioned interpretation by Guardian cartoonist Tom Gauld. Myriorama, or 'Many Thousand Views' consist of numerous cards depicting fragments or segments of landscapes that can be arranged in

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

Location: Shandy Hall Gallery, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Man Land: Objects, Still & Moving Images

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Khosro Adibi was born in Iran but has lived in the Netherlands since 1989. He is currently the VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) Artist in Residence. He is multi-disciplinary; a visual artist who makes sitespecific environmental sculptures and temporary land art pieces, and works with video and photography. He has had recent residencies

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Make it! A Minecraft inspired exhibition

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Minecraft is the best-selling independent computer game of all time, with over 60 million copies sold worldwide. Its application in the real world is unique, with history teachers using it to recreate ancient worlds, therapists harnessing it to improve literacy and numeracy skills in autistic children, and artists recreating famous artworks to

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

Location: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries

mima, Middlesbrough

Art from Elsewhere brings together works that depict different realities of profound global change. This Hayward Touring exhibition, supported by the Art Fund and curated by internationally renowned curator David Elliott, recognises the vital importance of continuing to enrich collections of contemporary art throughout the country. Art from

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Artatomy

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Artatomy is an exhibition of anatomy inspired artworks created by medical and biomedical science students. This project is hosted by Newcastle Medical School in collaboration with Dr Iain Keenan, visual artist Rachael Allen, and four medical students. Funded by Newcastle Institute of Creative Arts Practice Award 2014. Artwork pictured was created

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

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14 EP

Seaside Shields exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

THE heyday of the great British seaside holiday is being celebrated, donkey rides, sandcastle competitions and Punch and Judy shows were just some of the summertime treats enjoyed by the holidaymakers of yesteryear. Now South Shields Museum is turning back the clock to give older visitors a trip down memory lane and younger ones a glimpse of days

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Nissan: 30 Years On

Oriental Museum, Durham

The North East of England has a longstanding relationship with Japan, dating back to the export of North East technology in the late 19th century, through to the building of Japanese warships on Tyneside in 1905. In 1984, against a backdrop of the miners' strike and a Conservative government lead by Margaret Thatcher, Nissan Motors signed an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A Paragon of Chivalry Collection

Durham Cathedral, Durham

a paragon of chivalry collection, recent works by Richard Lynn Studham from his collections of medieval spiritualty PART OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE MAGNA CARTA, AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

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

The Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough

Fun and friendly indoor exercise designed specifically for new mums. Incorporating aerobics, bodytone and pilates based exercise to ease back into fitness Bring baby along too play mats provided

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: The Neptune Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS37RP

Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Ingleby Barwick

Fun and friendly indoor exercise class designed especially for new mums. Combining aerobics, body tone and pilates. Bring baby along too, playmats and babygyms provided

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Haresfield Way, Ingleby Barwick, TS17 0YL

In a Spin

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In a Spin is a brand new show in Life’s Science Theatre that explores the weird physics of things that spin! This interactive 20 minute show runs at various times throughout the day - watch out for spinning buckets and bike wheels behaving oddly... This show runs from 16 June - 20 Sept 2015. Opening times - Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: 11am

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

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

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

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

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

Classes run by Danny Alessandro Danny is a qualified judo coach and holds a level 2 judo coaching qualification. Our classes are dynamic and high energy, with the use of funky music and games – as well as progressive techniques for teaching judo. For many, the motivation is simply fitness and fun. Our coaches are full-time professionals who

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:45

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 For Just £2.50

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:30

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

Copper Beech, Darlington

1-2-3 Bloom Show An evening prior to our Early Show with advice and discussion on the staging and judging of blooms

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

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

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

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

TTT; 101 (Musical Theatre)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Born performer? Natural theatrical? Class clown? Triple Threat Training (TTT) 101, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, is designed to enhance and refine skills the students already have. It is advised for performers ages 8-15 years, however, 'mature' younger performers may be considered. The sessions will require students to take

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

CCMT; 101

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, CCMT 101 is perfect for the budding stage performer! Students will take part in a variety of fun exercises to teach them the importance of warming up, training and performing with technique; this session is advised as an introduction and developer to musical theatre performances. Our CCMT 101

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:30-19:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal is the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work and life. The show will highlight the defining elements of his vision, and the significant influence it has had on fashion and the way we understand womenswear. “Fashion fades, style is eternal” Yves Saint

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

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

Quiz

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Pub Quiz Open The Box Free Buffee

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: Aclet Pub, brooklands, Bishop Auckland, dl14 6pw

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

Belmont Parish Hall, Durham

Relaxed, informal, weekly two hour painting sessions under the expert guidance of local Artist, Peter Hemming.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Belmont Parish Hall, Broomside Lane, Durham, DH1 2QR

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

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



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