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Bush Craft For Kids

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, Richmond in North Yorks

On August 10th The Coach House is inviting the next generation of Bear Grylls explorers to come and play in the estate’s wild woodland. The mini adventurists will learn, explore ...

Ronan Keating

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

2016 sees Ronan take to the road, touring his tenth studio album, aptly entitled Time Of My Life. Right now, Keating is all about this album… the album of his life. A ...

Basil's Restuarant

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, Darlington

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no ...

Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare's Macbeth and then turns it up 'till the knob comes off. It's all there - a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, ...

Boogie Babies Class

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

A class for babies and parents/carers from walking age and up. Wednesdays 10am-11am or Fridays 11.30-12.30. Dancing, singing, props, imagination and more. Refreshments afterwards for adults and children

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Encore Dance Studio, 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

Summer Exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture of their surroundings.

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

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

FREE dance workshop

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

Love dancing? Love texting? Love free stuff? Come to the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art July 27th at 1pm for a FREE DANCE workshop that uses the text messages from your very own phone as inspiration!

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ

Bee Busy!

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

With the summer hum of honey bees in the Workhouse Garden find out what flowers attract bees and why Workhouses often had beehives, sometimes in their roofs. Traditional activities include flower pressing, felt birds and wax candle making, as well as storytelling and a ‘hunt the honeybee trail’. Meet the beekeeper from Harrogate Beekeepers

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

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

Silver ARC-ulele

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

If you are already a Ukulele enthusiast and are familiar with the chords, this session is for you. Learn new songs with fellow musicians, brush up on your technique with tutor Joe Johnston and have the opportunity to perform at ARC and further afield! Session structure: Tune up Warm up 2 songs Technique check New song Finish If you

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00, 14:30-15:30

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Silver Singers

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Join this informal singing group for the over 50s and improve your confidence, breathing and general health. No previous experience is necessary and you do not need to be able to read music. There is no audition – just turn up! Session Structure 10 mins - Physical & vocal warm up: exercises, games & easy rounds 20 mins - Learn a new song

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:30

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

SIRF's Up: 10 Years, 4 Cameras, 1 Festival - an Exhibition by Adam Parkin

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Local photographer Adam Parkin is set to host his second solo exhibition in summer 2016. Adam graduated in 2010 from Cleveland College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Photography. Since then he has combined his creativity with his passion for the local area supporting I Love Stockton Me and many other community projects and events. Adam

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Summer Kaos

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

After an awesome five days of dance and an amazing show last summer Urban Kaos are back to do it all again! Start the holidays in style.... Meet new friends, learn routines with a signature 'Kaos' twist and perform at the end of the week on ARC's main stage. This year we're taking inspiration from music of legends! Prepare to dance your

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Summer Holiday Animal Adventures

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

This summer there will be daily outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Set off into the woods on our extended woodland trail. Follow the footprints, taking brass rubbings along the way, to find the lost baby animals hiding in the undergrowth and complete the activity sheet. Head to the lakeside for fun on the adventure

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

a magical exhibition of fairytales and nursery rhymes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Sage, Gateshead

Mozart: Duo for violin and viola in G Kodaly: Serenade for two violins and viola Mahler: Adagietto Brahms: String Quintet in G, op. 111 Ever since appearing in the film Death in Venice, Mahler’s haunting Adagietto has been instantly recognisable. Contrasted here with Mozart’s musical tribute to a friendship, and Brahms’ and

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

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

Pirate Trail

Sage, Gateshead

Ahoy there me hearties! Come aboard the good ship Sage Gateshead for a swashbuckling trail in the name of treasure and pieces of eight! Can you help Captain Sage unlock his hidden treasure?

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

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

Spot on the Wall

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Our popular open art exhibition returns for another year. Visitors will enjoy an ever-changing display of work from amateur and professional artists. The exhibition takes over every part of our gallery space, and all the work is for sale. Artists book a spot on our wall or hire a cabinet to display their work, then hold their breath and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Ramblers

Village Hall, Heighington

Six miles around Park House Lane, Hillside Farm and Houghton le Side

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:40

Location: Village Hall, Darlington Road, Heighington, DL5 6PE

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

for children aged 11-15 yrs. Work with a variety of materials and create a portfolio of paintings, illustrations and 3D artwork. On until July 29

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

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

Summer fun

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

There’s something for all the family to enjoy every day of the summer holidays. From brass bands to 1940s Home Guard, craft activities to Victorian lessons, we’ll have loads of activities and fun that you can join in! There’ll be a chance to try something different at the museum – get to know our animals a bit better or relax in the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

1916: No Turning Back

Gala Theatre, Durham

It’s 1916. Your country needs you, the army needs you… You join one of thousands of County Durham men in enlisting in the army, volunteering to fight for your country. You say goodbye to your family and get ready for war. 1916: No Turning Back is unlike anything seen before at Gala, and forms part of Durham Remembers, our programme of events

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Furniture Sale

Furniture Warehouse, Northallerton

Our Furniture Warehouse is open Wednesday's, Friday's and Saturday's! We have some brilliant furniture up for sale in Northalleton; it's high quality, clean and affordable. We're on Thurston Road, Northallerton and open from 9am - 5pm! Head down this SATURDAY to pick up items for your home ranging from PAT tested electricals to side boards, to

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Furniture Warehouse, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton

combined show and gymkhana, traditional local show, also British show jumping, live music and vintage tractors

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

Location: Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, YO7 4AL

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

A joint exhibition of art from Bowburn Nursery and Infant School, Junior School and Bowburn Art Group can be seen in the Corridor Gallery of Bowburn Community Centre. Entry is free and the Centre is open throughout the day and early evening. New artists are always welcome to join the Art Group on a Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-19:00

Location: Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT

Ludinda Ladybird Roadshow

Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough

Come along to our FREE summer wildlife family event, run by the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery. You can learn fascinating facts about ladybirds, take pat in a ladybird trail and do some fun ladybird arts and crafts! There will also be a free take home pack full of activities.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30

Location: Linthorpe Cemetery, Meet at Central Space, Middlesbrough, TS5 5AP

The Big Birdhouse Tour

intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Art and nature is coming to life this summer, as The Big Birdhouse Tour arrives at intu Eldon Square. The first national tour created exclusively by intu, will be nesting in Newcastle from Tuesday 26 July until Sunday 21 August. intu Eldon Square will be giving nature a home and exhibiting larger than life birdhouses, each individually and

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00-20:00

Location: intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Northumberland Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17JB

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists / writers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sterne's request in vol VI of Tristram Shandy : 'Sit down, Sir, paint her to your own mind—as like your mistress as you can —as unlike your wife as your conscience will let you—‘tis all

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

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

Turbanism - An exhibition by Rehmat Rayatt

Central Library, Gateshead

Every community has its own way of connecting and interacting, centred on a culturally important action. It might be the intricacies of language, food or even dance that tell people about a way of life, while for some communities messages are communicated through dress. The turban is so embedded into Rajasthani culture that it is impossible to tell

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Team Creative: Writers of the Next Generation

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

Unlock your imagination in a week-long creative writing course at the National Centre for Children’s Books. Join our Story Catchers, spend time with award-winning author Andy Seed AND current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and get access to some of the best scribbles and drafts from the Seven Stories collection. Explore different styles

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

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

Summer Story

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

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September, Drop in for all the family Take part in a host of summer activities inspired by our brand new Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition and archive. Drop into our Studio and illustrate poignant soldiers’ letters, create a kite to spread your message of peace and get close to nature with

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

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

Daydreamer Performance

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

Daily at 11am and 2pm from Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September “The more time you take in “dream time” – living in your head where the story is – the more you utterly lose yourself in the story.” Michael Morpurgo Join the Dreamer on a journey through adventure and imagination. In a world of possibilities, you are invited

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-11:30, 14:00-14:30

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

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

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers. Our exclusive exhibition will showcase for the first time, the notebooks and manuscripts that have become the classics we know today including War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful. With content rich in historical research, creativity and poignant prose, this

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

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

What Culture Pro Wrestling

o2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW) will be running two huge live dates in July, and you can be there. 27th & 28th July. Save £10 when you buy tickets to both nights. Taking place once again in Newcastle upon Tyne (O2 Academy), the stacked roster for our new shows includes: - Damien Sandow - Will Ospreay - Noam Dar - Big Damo - Rampage

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-22:30

Location: o2 Academy Newcastle, Westgate Rd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SW

Palace Arts Gallery , Redcar

After a career illustrating and designing over 30 children’s books and pop up books, as well as package designs, visuals and prints, Brian Lee has decided to exhibit a timeline of his work for the first time in two decades. The Darlington based Illustrator and Designer was raised in Redcar and has decided to return to his childhood roots to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Arts Gallery , Esplanade, , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Art Exhibition

The Cafe on the Green, Durham

An exhibition of works by artist Linda Mumba. Landscapes and Seascapes mainly feature in this exhibition, many of which are inspired by the Northumberland Coast. (until July 29)

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: The Cafe on the Green, Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RL

Motorbike Hill Climb

Sorell Sykes Farm, West Burton , West Burton

Bainbridge & District Motorclub HillClimb, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Practice from 5:00pm. Racing from 6:00pm. Great midweek event for all the family to attend. Free spectator entry. Refreshments available, DJ Wilko.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:00-22:00

Location: Sorell Sykes Farm, West Burton , Leyburn , West Burton, DL8 4UW

Summer exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

by Norman Cornish, Debbie George, Brita Granström, Mick Manning, Peter Quinn and Ray Richardson Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Imaginary Spaces Exhibition

The Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar

An exhibition of illustration and design by Darlington based illustrator Brian Lee. Including work from his 30 children's books, prints, packaging visuals and design work. 23 July - 3 September 2016

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Palace Arts Gallery, 28-29 Esplanade , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Renoir's St Tropez

Museum, South Shields

Renoir’s stunning oil painting of St Tropez will be on display this summer alongside selected highlights from the South Tyneside art collection. The magnificent painting is being lent to the museum by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council. 2016 marks 175 years since the birth of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA

Caroline Achaintre exhibition

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Playground Project

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments, risky projects, and spectacular sculptures. Architects, urban planners, artists, parents, and children were invited to leave their comfort zone and to venture something new. A focal point for ideas about education and childhood, about urban

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Harrowgate Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Harrowgate Club, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Limited access

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Susan is a landscape photographer from County Durham. Since her retirement, she has had more time to devote to photography, expanding her photographic skills and developing her own personal style. Susan’s inspiration is drawn from the colours and moods to be found around sunrise and sunset and the water patterns and abstracts formed in lakes,

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

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Register House, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Yoga

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join in our free weekly Yoga sessions with instructor Fiona Duke, on the bowling green every Wednesday from1 June until 28 September. Beginners are welcome and some mats will be provided. These are drop-in sessions. For information call 01388 743 797. -

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Rocket science family fun

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Embark on an out-of-this-world adventure as the RHS' northernmost garden goes intergalactic to celebrate the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science campaign. Every day Follow our Space Mission to Mars garden trail! Find the space facts, solve puzzles and reveal the secret launch code. Visit our woodland space station, complete

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

installation by Pippa Hale

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby, YO211RE

Ed Bangers! Edinburgh Previews with Geoff Norcott and Seymour Mace

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

On their way to storm Edinburgh, but you can see them first! We have two brand new shows per night from some of the best comics around in our gorgeous intimate studio theatre – all for just a tenner a night! So, feast your eyes on this! Geoff Norcott: Conswervative A trade unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott is

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton

Northdale Horticulture are hosting bugs and beasties themed summer holiday activities. These include crafts, mini beast safari, mini beast treasure hunt, make a bug hotel, and den building. These activities run daily from 25th July to 5th September from 10am to 4pm.

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

Location: Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

Leisure Centre, Ripon

There will be a different teacher for each night. The sessions are drop in – no booking required. Suitable for all abilities from 16 years old onwards. Cost is £6.00 per session. Ripon Summer Yoga is run on a non-profit basis and any money after expenses is donated to local charities.

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

Location: Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, HG41TT

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

potters include Jenny Morten, Alison Brayshaw, Beverley Porter and many more

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

North-East Wildlife Photographer exhibition

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Over 1,500 photographs of North East wildlife were entered into this prestigious regional competition. The exhibition in the museum’s Galleria showcases some of the amazing wildlife images that were judged as winners and runners-up, plus a digital slideshow of the other contenders. Will you agree with the judges' decision? In

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

mima, Middlesbrough

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region. Capturing the industrial character of Teesside, the exhibition shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Bodyweight High intensity interval training that's designed to suit people of all fitness levels and ages. The best way to burn calories and get the body shape you desire.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:15-18:45

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

Festival of Archaeology: Walk like an Egyptian

Oriental Museum, Durham

Join one of our museum curators and handle some real ancient Egyptian objects. A must for any budding archaeologist. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Exhibition of Miniatures by Gina Morton RMS

Greenfield School Community and Arts College, Newton Aycliffe

A rare opportunity to see a selection of 48 miniature paintings completed over the last 20 years by Darlington artist Gina Morton In the cabinets at The Greenfield Gallery, Newton Aycliffe

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-21:00

Location: Greenfield School Community and Arts College, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL57LF

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

To celebrate the 150th birthday of the Queen’s Hall, we will be mounting an archive exhibition that takes a look at the history of Beaumont Street from a variety of perspectives.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Come and take a sneak preview backstage in this brand-new comedy. Set backstage in the dressing room each act waits their turn to be called to the stage. One by one they make their performance before returning to the hub of activity in the dressing room where gossip and misunderstandings continue. Get to see what goes on both sides of the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Durham

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle during Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the middle of July to the end of August (excluding 9th & 10th) and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace. Our knowledgeable guides and volunteers will around Durham Castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden history of the

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:15-16:15

Location: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Durham

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle during Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the middle of July to the end of August and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace. Our knowledgeable guides and volunteers will around Durham Castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden history of the Castle. Experience

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:15-16:15

Location: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

Peppa Pig's Surprise

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Newcastle in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? Enjoy fun, loads of songs and of course,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sweet Dreams of Contentment

Customs House, South Shields

Sweet Dreams of contentment is a collaboration between visual artists Brian Ord, Val Close and singer-songwriter Pete Scott. Each artist has responded to the other’s work, resulting in a multi-layered, audio-visual exhibition of images depicting everyday life as well as the more faraway abstract thoughts of the creative mind. The artwork and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Another Dimension

Customs House, South Shields

Kate Black's 'digital collaged' drawings depict scenes from an invented, strange soap opera. These drawings transport the characters into uncanny and surreal worlds; they are portals into narratives that the artist likens to 'Coronation Street on acid'.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Outdoor Theatre with Common Ground Theatre - The Lumberjills

Dalby Forest, Pickering

YORK company Common Ground Theatre will present the outdoor theatre experience The Lumberjills in the Forestry Commission woods of Dalby Forest, near Thornton le Dale, this summer. Written by York playwright and actress Hannah Davies and directed by company co-director Tom Cornford, this 75-minute play takes place in a woodland glade and tells

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Dalby Forest, Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

BLOCKFIT 4 WORKOUTS 1 CLASS

Wackadayz, Brompton on Swale

Bells Fitness Shack. Every Wed at Wackadayz. Dance, Combat, Hiit, Yoga inspired moves. Suitable for all levels of fitness FB msg Bells Fitness Shack.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-08:30

Location: Wackadayz, Brompton on Swale Crossroads, Brompton on Swale, DL10 7SQ

Thread Rocks!

Crown Street Gallery, Darlington

Textile Art by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick. Stones form the bedrock of our planet, being the substance on which we all live and survive. Stones of all varieties are used by man to build houses and roads, to create dams and other huge engineering projects and to create art. For thousands of years mankind has prized the precious and unusual rocks that

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916. Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

War and Peace

Python Gallery, Royal Middlehaven House, Middlesbrough

exhibition by Cumbrian artist Kevin Weaver. There is an added dimension of his latest works that feature oil landscapes done on the reverse side of 10mm thick glass that Weaver uses as paint pallets.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:30

Location: Python Gallery, Royal Middlehaven House, Gosforth Street, Middlesbrough, TS21BB

Make and Take Brilliant Bede

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Celebrate the launch of ‘Discover Bede’, a new children’s book. Bede was a monk at the twin monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow in the eightcentury and now rests at Durham Cathedral. Discover the important role Bede played in shaping our understanding of Anglo-Saxon history and explore Bede’s life and legacy with lots of fun historic

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Health Walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Every Wednesday enjoy a guided walk designed for people to make their first steps in improving their health or simply maintaining healthy lifestyle. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walks start at the North Door of the Cathedral. New participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire and

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Riverford Home Farm, Northallerton

Enjoy a farm walk this summer at Riverford Home Farm, near Newby Wiske. These lovely walks give you the opportunity to understand how organic farms work and know more about the delivering process of the iconic 'veg boxes'. Participants can sample the farm's products straight from the ground and enjoy the freshness of the vegetables while taking

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:00

Location: Riverford Home Farm, Newby Wiske, Northallerton, DL7 9HB

Gibside, Gateshead

a unique embroidery exhibition celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gibside, nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE166BG

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This new Science Theatre show, developed by the Life team, is part of The Crunch project, an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone's invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. The Crunch project is brought to you by the Wellcome Trust,

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

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

Residential Tech Camp for Teens at Sedbergh

Sedbergh School, Sedbergh

Fire Tech Camp is one of the UK's leading providers of tech, code and making education, providing future-critical skills to young people. Children have a unique opportunity to go 'under the hood' of modern technology and create their own programs, games and custom-designed products. Using a project-based approach to learning, expert tutors are

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-17:00

Location: Sedbergh School, Station Road, Sedbergh, LA10 5HG

Foxy crafts

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Come along to felt your own Mr Fox with Kathryn Guy from the Designer Maker’s Markets.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

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

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The coalfields of Durham have inspired a wealth of political, social, creative and artistic responses. The exceptional ‘mining art’ of County Durham reflects the pride and identity of regional artists, as well as their internal and external struggles over the past two centuries. This spotlight exhibition celebrates the industrial and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today. The samurai were the military class of Japan who developed from provincial warriors into the ruling elite. They were a powerful force in Japan for more than six centuries and so had a profound effect on military

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Hilarity Bites presents... Tom Binns & Ian D. Montfort

Seen, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Seen in Darlington on July 27th 2016: This event will feature two preview shows: Tom Binns: Summertime Special 2016 With Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D Montfort - Star of the critically acclaimed BBC One TV show Hospital People is back with an updated version of his sell-out five-star one-man variety show Club Sets.

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

Location: Seen, Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL15SX

A British Museum Spotlight Tour: Celebrating Ganesha

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

India is a land of gods and the Hinduism that originated in India is its most prominent religion. Among the many deities worshipped by the Hindus, Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, holds pride of place in the hearts of people. The celebration of Ganesha takes place in the month of Bhadrapada (August - September) when thousands of clay

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Residential Tech Camp for Teens at Sedbergh

Sedbergh School, Sedbergh

Fire Tech Camp is one of the UK's leading providers of tech, code and making education, providing future-critical skills to young people. Children have a unique opportunity to go 'under the hood' of modern technology and create their own programs, games and custom-designed products. Using a project-based approach to learning, expert tutors are

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 21:30

Location: Sedbergh School, Station Road, Sedbergh, LA10 5HG

Kate Whiteford: False Perspectives

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

This summer is the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape gardener Capability Brown. To mark this key event the Mercer Art Gallery has commissioned an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Kate Whiteford OBE that looks at the way Capability Brown transformed the English landscape through the manipulation of scale and

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

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

Occupational Therapy ‘Summer Sessions 2016'

Future Steps Consultancy, Darlington

Future Steps consultancy is offering summer sessions focusing on sensory difficulties, motor ability and behaviour, as well as a 6-week handwriting course to help children maintain or increase their handwriting ability during the long Summer Holidays.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Future Steps Consultancy, Barnes Road, Darlington, DL3 9BL

Science Summer Camp

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Science Summer Camp is a five day event for 13 to 16 year olds, with the chance to do lots of exciting and cool stuff. Led by Life’s education team, participants will cover a range of fun topics, from astronomy to zoology. The sessions will make full use of Life’s resources including labs, the planetarium and Science Centre. There will also be

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

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

Alice in Wonderland

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A British Library exhibition with additional loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum especially for the Laing, Alice in Wonderland delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Rhyme Around the World – A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition

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

Rhyme Around the World is a celebration of much-loved ditties and rhymes shared across generations around the world. This exhibition is rich with sensory play and packed with beautiful artwork. It is a rare opportunity to enjoy Harold Jones’ illustrations from the classic Lavender's Blue published in 1954, and enjoy the artwork of well known,

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

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

Noble Prospects: Capability Brown & the Yorkshire Landscape

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition dedicated to the Yorkshire landscapes of legendary garden designer, Capability Brown, to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. Capability Brown is the creator of some of Yorkshire’s most admired landscapes, and this unique exhibition brings together an intriguing collection of artworks, which reveal more about the designer and

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

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

Guided Tours

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join one of our guides for a tour of the museum and its treasures. These 45 minute tours highlight the key pieces in the collection as well as some hidden gems. The tours are free with normal admission.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15

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

Bowlees Visitor Centre , Newbiggin in Teesdale

With guided bee walks at 11.15 a.m. and 2.15p.m ,a bee trail to follow through the grounds and lots of bee and flower related crafts, drop in from 11a.m – 3.30p.m and join the fun. No need to book, just turn up.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre , Bowlees, Newbiggin in Teesdale, DL12 0XF

Pacific Rim 5-D

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this new Motion Ride adventure monstrous creatures have risen from the sea, attacked cities and threatened mankind. In a unified show of force the world’s most powerful nations have joined together and built massive robot fighting machines. In a no holds barred brawl, the last standing robot fighters take on the biggest and baddest of the

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

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

Celestial Cycles

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This new planetarium show looks at how our lives are governed by cycles, day, night, seasons, and years and asks: Where do these cycles come from? The rotation of the Earth gives us our days, its orbit of the sun our year. This show looks at these interlocking cycles, what they mean to life on Earth and how everything came to be rotating in the

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

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

Edward Ardizzone: 80 Years of Little Tim

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

Using original artwork from Tim and Lucy Go to Sea, Tim and Charlotte, Tim in Danger and The Little Train, as well as draft material, single illustrations, printed books and letters, the exhibition will celebrate this iconic British illustrator while introducing his work to a new generation. Families will be transported back to the glory days

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

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

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 are at the heart of this newly opened costume exhibition. From May 27 (until September 4) Take a fresh look at our costume collection through the eyes of Northumbria University fashion students. 16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 from shoes and parasols to lace collars and bags will be on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Julie McBean, Lisa Lamb, Kathy Liddle and Felicity Hacket

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Animal Inside Out: A Body Worlds Production

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Get under nature’s skin with this unforgettable exhibition featuring real animals preserved through plastination. From goats to giraffes, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches - embark on an anatomical safari exploring more than 100 real animal specimens. Marvel at the muscles supporting the neck of the 5m tall giraffe, stand face to face

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

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

Shaping the Body: Food, Fashion and Life

Castle Museum, York

An iron corset, crotchless pantaloons from the time of Jane Austen, bum rolls and a killer dress are a few of the items that will feature in this major new exhibition which charts the way fashion, food and fitness have shaped the body over the last 400 years. “In today’s selfie generation, it is said that we have become more image conscious

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Limited Edition Prints by Norman Wade

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual artwork featuring Durham Cathedral and other significant architectural landmarks. Following the death of his widow, the Cathedral received Norman’s remaining artwork as a legacy gift. Money raised from the sale of Norman’s artwork is used to support Durham Cathedral. A selling

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Organ Recital Series

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Catherine Ennis (London) Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) available on the door.

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Organ Recital Series

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Catherine Ennis (London) Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) available on the door.

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Rachel Gretton - Little Black Book

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Specialising in kiln formed glass, Rachel Gretton’s new body of work reflects on relationships, communication and the use of language both spoken and unspoken. The act of penetrating glass forms with fragments of text is literally and metaphorically an act of vitrification, transforming the everyday speech that passes between us. Rachel has an

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

Location: Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

On the Surface

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

this exhibition has been created to complement Surface Deep but with a focus on two-dimensional works. Paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and embroiderers

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Martial Arts Class

Keep Fit Darlington, Darlington

Traditional Martial Arts club, formed in 1998 in Darlington. Come along if you're interested in improving your mental and physical well being or learning self defence.

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

Location: Keep Fit Darlington, Unit1-3 Faverdale Industrial Estate, , Darlington, DL3 0PX

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

Art Gallery, York

The largest touring exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years will go on show at York Art Gallery in 2016. IWM London’s Truth and Memory is a major retrospective that comprises over 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, York, York, YO30 7DR

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection. The Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newby Hall & Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 5AJ

Village Hall, Escomb

Admission £2, refreshments provided

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

Location: Village Hall, High Escomb, Escomb, DL14 7ST

Ancient Lebanon

Oriental Museum, Durham

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world. Supported

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The English Rose - Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring a newly acquired portrait by Van Dyck, of Dame Olivia Porter, a beauty in the court of Charles 1, alongside famous ‘English Roses’ painted by Lely, Kneller, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, Millais and Sargent.

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

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

Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Hutton Rudby

A low impact, high intensity cardio & toning fest of rocking rhythms, all done using weighted drumsticks, known as Ripstix(tm). Pound along to the music, with Lou Wilkinson, and burn those calories while sculpting that body. Booking is essential due to equipment, and also this class is subject to change

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-19:45

Location: Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0DH

Hutton Rudby VIllage Hall, Hutton Rudby

Latin and World Music, 2 fully insured and qualified instructors ready to take you to the exercise party. It really is exercise in disguise. A great way to improve your fitness, meet new people and improve your wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-18:50

Location: Hutton Rudby VIllage Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0HP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Explore the Museum and see how many clocks you can see before decorating your own working clock to take home! Suitable for children aged 5+, who must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event. This event is repeated from 1.30-3.00 each day. Booking required on 01833 690606.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

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

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Palace Green Library, Durham

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France. A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of

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

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



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