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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 ...

Grow Up Grandad

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Teesside based award-winning writer Gordon Steel (Like a Virgin, Studs, Dead Fish, A Kick in the Baubles) has written a new powerful, poignant and hilarious play; Grow Up Grandad. ...

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 ...

Dig for Victory

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

War is upon our 1940s farm, this event will give an amazing insight into the need to “dig for victory”. Learn all about land work on the farm during the war time, get involved ...

Crafty Pirates

Bede's World, Jarrow

Time and Tide Events are Back for the 3rd year of Pirating. Grab our tricorners, don your big boots, grab your ruffles and petticoats and get on board! Fabulous opportunity to buckle up, get your swagger on! There will be booty to buy from all over, foods to taste. Activities to do, and little ones can even go rowing. You will have access

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

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

Rock Solid

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Rock classics

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Dakota

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Rock

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Hamsterley hoppings, Hamsterley

Sunday 30th August 2015 11am-4pm Fun for all the family Raising money for the Butterwick hospice and other local charities. Classic cars, vintage tractors, children's activities, tug of war, tea rooms and much much more.....

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Hamsterley hoppings, Hamsterley Village green, Hamsterley, Dl13 3qx

coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton-on-Tees

Three walks finishing at Chop Gate

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 1NF

Duncombe Park, Helmsley

over 40 exhibitors, admission includes entry to the house. Also on Sunday/Monday

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625EB

Pilmoor Cottages, Helperby

two acre garden around C19, informal cottage style. Miniature railway around garden. Ponds and rockery

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

Location: Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor, Helperby, YO61 2QQ

Test Pilots

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Rock covers based in the North East of England - tunes from The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Jam, ZZ Top, The Stranglers, Thin Lizzy, UFO & many more.

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

Location: Vigilant Inn, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE346AE

Knight's Tournament

Belsay Hall and Gardens, Morpeth

An action packed weekend of medieval sport will see fifteen armoured knights accompanied by their squires, go to head to head in a series of contests of skill and strength. Swords will be wielded, arrows launched and helmets battered as the noble combatants are put to the test in each nail-biting round. The climax of each day is The Grand Melee, a

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

Location: Belsay Hall and Gardens, Morpeth, Morpeth, NE20 0DX

CIU Club & Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Location: CIU Club & Institute, 85 High Northgate , Darlington, DL11UJ

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

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

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

Comrades Club, Richmond in North Yorks

live music

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

Location: Comrades Club, 14 Newbiggin, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DT

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Milling demonstration

Tocketts Mill, Guisborough

The mill, which is the last working watermill in Cleveland, was restored by students from South Park 6th Form College under the guidance of John Harrison between 1975 and the 1990s. John & I are long retired from the college but still help run the mill and have been the millers now for several years. As retired teachers we still have a great

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tocketts Mill, A173 (SKELTON RD). 1 mile east of Guisborough, Guisborough, TS14 6QA

Middleham Key Centre, Middleham

Refreshments available all day. Entry 50p.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham, DL8 4RA

Circus Funtasia

Circus Funtasia, Darlington

The show itself is a mixture of acrobatic, comedy and aerial feats. Professionally choreographed and with a great soundtrack Circus Funtasia will dazzle you with its performance values. The show is split into two halves with a short interval. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone at Circus Funtasia! From Wednesday, August 26

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Circus Funtasia, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL2 1DL

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 Function Room, Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope

An exhibition of stunning night photography from around Weardale. Chat with photographers, enjoy a sound and light show, bring a floor cushion if you really want to make yourself comfortable. Prints will be available to buy. On August 29 - 31

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

Location: The Function Room, Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Elvis: On World Tour with Tony Skingle as Elvis

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Featuring the Incredible Tony Skingle as Elvis After recent shows in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Vietnam, Scarborough's very own Elvis, Tony Skingle, returns to his home town to celebrate the life of the King. Enjoy the country's most natural Elvis impersonator ever, performing all your favourite songs, performed the way Elvis

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Spa Orchestra Evening Concerts

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Thursday 4th June-Thursday 17th September Evening Concerts: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays: 7.45pm The last remaining professional seaside orchestra, The Scarborough Spa Orchestra continue a seaside tradition that dates back to 1912. Sunday: On The Lighter Side An evening of pure relaxation. Tunes that everyone will know from

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Craft and Collector's Fayre

Masonic Hall, Middleton-in-Teesdale

A great selection of stalls. All under cover. Plus don't miss Middleton's Farmers Market.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Masonic Hall, Horse Market, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SH

Horns Garden Centre, Shotton Colliery

Featuring classic cars, bikes, stationary engines, miniature steam engines and tractors. Raising funds for St Cuthbert's Hospice, in Durham.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Horns Garden Centre, Salters Lane, Shotton Colliery, dh62px

Darlington Ramblers

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

seven easy miles, through Deepdale Woods to Lartington

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

Ten and a half miles around Boltby and Steeple Cross

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: outside old Arts Centre , Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Online Car Booty - FREE Stall Giveaway

Online, Middlesbrough

www.onlinecarbooty.com is now the UK’s biggest virtual car boot sale of its kind. We have declared Sunday 9th August as NATIONAL ONLINE CAR BOOTY DAY and to celebrate 2 years running we are giving everyone a FREE STALL We now have over 100,000 members. Sale starts every Sunday at 3pm and every Seller gets a virtual paste table to sell their goods

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: Online, Online, Middlesbrough, ts1 5hs

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

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

over 21 bands, 12 real ales, and three ciders on tap. All monies raised for Scarth Hall. On until Sunday

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

Location: Scarth Hall, S Green, Staindrop, DL2 3JL

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Rock Solid were originally formed around 2001 and rapidly gained a reputation as an excellent, live rock band on the NE pub circuit In 2005, the band really came of age when they were joined by one of the best rock vocalists in the North East 'Colin "Bon" Johnson (CJ), who's vocal talents have helped the band reach it's full musical

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

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

Inspired by the North Pennines

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

Exhibition of paintings by local artist Ann Whitfield

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

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin, Barnard Castle, DL120XF

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

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

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Nine mile stroll of Fremington Edge, Hurst, Booze and Langthwaite

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Nun's Close car park, Hurgil Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104UN

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

Scorton near Richmond, Scorton

Choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Scorton near Richmond. Call 01642 764961 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Scorton near Richmond, Scorton, Scorton, DL10 6DH

Blues in the Park

North Lodge Park, Darlington

Live Blues playing on North Lodge Park's Bandstand

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: North Lodge Park, Gladstone Street, Darlington, Darlington, DL36LN

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

 Antarctic Monkeys @ KU (Bank Holiday Shindig)

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Ku Bar Presents: New Rescheduled date 30th August ANTARCTIC MONKEYS The Official International Arctic Monkeys Tribute Band from the UK. There guys have been there from the start - from the release of the Arctic Monkeys first album, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', the phenomenon soon swept the UK. One of our favourites

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

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

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 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

The Rising + One Dust Town Dog + Kieran Johnson

Crook Football Club, Crook

Bank Holiday Rock Day

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:00-23:45

Location: Crook Football Club, Millfield Ground, Crook, DL159PW

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

see the theatre as if would have been in Georgian times. Hidden secrets will be revealed by guides dressed in period costume.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

a range of events including live theatre, guided walks, history tours, exhibition, and sample some Georgian food. On until Aug 30

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

Location: The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

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

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 Oz

Bede's World, Jarrow

Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists, are exhibiting prints created by four different artists, each themed around the indigenous Aboriginal concept of ‘Country,’ as part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme. And, alongside their work, which is on loan from the British Museum, will be art on the same theme produced by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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: 11:00-18:00

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

The Rainbow Vintage & Craft Fair & Farmers Market

Rainbow Plant Centre, Stokesley

A very lovely fair, held at the Rainbow Plant Centre. With over 30 stalls of handmade, craft, vintage, shabby chic, Furniture and hot food and produce. With a resident vintage tearoom Jenny Wren's, open 7 days a week. Serving afternoons teas homebaked cakes and scones, Now with seating inside our converted porta cabin, it looks amazing inside.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Rainbow Plant Centre, A172 Stokesley Road, Stokesley, TS7 0NX

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

Laying down the law

Palace Green Library, Durham

It’s your turn to write the rules! Design your own Magna Carta to take home. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Laying down the law

Palace Green Library, Durham

It’s your turn to write the rules! Design your own Magna Carta to take home. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Durham Flower Festival

Houghall Campus, Durham

Wander by the fantastic horticultural trade and society exhibits, enter one of the competition categories, browse the specialist plants and sundries trade stands. Visit the variety of craft and organisation stands for information on local clubs, activities and attractions Have a sit down and listen to one of the interesting demonstrations which

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Location: Houghall Campus, Houghall, Durham, DH1 3SG

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

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Create your unique sculpture with our natural materials. Tools provided.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Killhope Lead Mining Museum , A689, Cowshill, DL131AR

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

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

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

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

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

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: 11:00-17:00

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

Old Durham Gardens , Durham

Established more than 350 years ago, Old Durham Gardens provide a charming public space for everybody to enjoy. The gardens lie less than a mile from Durham city centre and can be reached through a number of pleasant woodland or riverside walks. The gardens will be open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, from 2:00pm till 4:00pm, for visitors and

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Old Durham Gardens , Durham, Durham, DH1 2RY

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Duke of Edinburgh's Award The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is about having a go. You take part in a variety of activities, but they are not exams and you can't fail. Taking part is a great way of making friends and experiencing exciting and challenging things and gaining a great sense of achievement. You can learn lots of new skills,

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

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

Feel Good Factor (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Feel Good Factor is a complimentary session available for just £2! Relax and unwind. Sigh and smile. Laugh and even cry... Feel Good Factor is there to eliminate the trials and tribulations of the working week. Join us for a quick wellbeing boosting session; with exericises and tasks ideal for all walks of life. CCMT reccomends this as a great

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 15:30-16:15

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

Play HardER (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

'Play HardER!' is for ALL ABILITIES, for ages 16+ Do we want perfect execution? No! This sessions is for those who WORK HARD and deserve to PLAY HARD! Sweat yourself trim whilst having a whole load of fun!! Play HardER plays host to a whole variety of exercises and practices, designed to make us feel great and ultimately... look great!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

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

Movement Group (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Our 'Movement Group' is part of our CCMT Wellbeing sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre. It's ethos, along with our slogan 'Work Hard, Play HardER', is to promote a sense of community and peer support. Movement Group is open to all abilities and 'movement' levels (i.e. power walking, jogging, running, etc.) and we urge you

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

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

Queen Catherine, Osmotherley

live jazz

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

Location: Queen Catherine, Osmotherley, Osmotherley, DL6 3AG

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

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

This exhibition, taking place at Durham University’s Palace Green Library – next to the Cathedral on the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of Durham City – will form a significant part of the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in the northern region. Through a loan from the Cathedral, the University will be showing

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Bingo Open The Box

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Family Fun Day Bingo Open The Box Bring The Kids Along Sunday Lunch £4.99 includes Desert

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

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

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The only surviving 1216 copy of the great charter will be on display at Durham University’s Palace Green Library in this commemorative exhibition. Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt will take an original 1216 issue of the charter, on loan from Durham Cathedral, as a

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

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

The Lambton hounds inn, Pity Me

Open Mic Night with Lenny Mustarde of Tubesnake

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: The Lambton hounds inn, Front street, Pity Me, Dh15de

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

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair Thirsk

Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk

Another great Craft & Gift Fair hosted By Dippy Designs. Good choice of stalls. Free entry. Refreshments available.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk, YO71LL

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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