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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident ...

U2 2 at The Studio Hartlepool

The Studio , Hartlepool

U2 2 are the world's longest running and premier U2 show. Formed as a look-a-like / sound-a-like band, they have toured for 23 years, spanning three continents. Known for their ...

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 ...

Art Exhibition

Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Durham

A selection of framed fine art prints and original art by Durham based artist Linda Mumba will be on display in the cafe area throughout July. ...

Gateshead Volunteer's Drop in Days

Swalwell Visitor Centre, Gateshead

Are you looking for something interesting to do with like-minded people? Do you have an interest in wildlife or being outdoors? We would like to invite you to join our Gateshead volunteer team and help us to improve our nature reservesin Gateshead. Get involved with practical site maintenance, wardening, monitoring & surveying and more! Learn

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

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre, Hexham Road, Gateshead, NE16 3BN

 All Kings and Queens + Samantha Durnan + Joe Ramsey @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton

Shine Like Stars Presents: All Kings and Queens All Kings and Queens are sister and brother duo Joseph and Gabriella Cilmi. Part Jack and Meg, part Karen and Richard, this genuine sibling twosome are creating majestic cinematic pop from a dark corner or North London. Announcing their arrival first track 'Animal'(See Below) is a

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 22:00

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS181DB

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Hemlington Social Club, Viewly Centre Road, Middlesbrough, TS89JH

Constitutional Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: Constitutional Club, 31 Wolviston Rd, Billingham, TS232RU

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

stephs rock bar , Consett

friday 3 july ruby and mystery cats £3 sat 4 july thyn lizzy free

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: stephs rock bar , newmarket street, Consett, dh8 5lq

Symposium

Major Tom's Social, Harrogate

To celebrate the closing of Tribo L'Arte exhibition at Major Tom's Social we are throwing a party on the 3rd July! With support from amazing Djs Matthew Cullen and John Paynter we will be bringing good vibes into town. To raise money for MAP (http://musicandartsproduction.org/) there will be some amazing prizes going on. You can buy your raffle

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

Location: Major Tom's Social, The Ginnel, Harrogate, HG1 2RB

Art Exhibition

Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Durham

A selection of framed fine art prints and original art by Durham based artist Linda Mumba will be on display in the cafe area throughout July.

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

Location: Durham Botanic Gardens Cafe, Hollingside Lane , Durham, DH1 3TN

Opera North: The Flying Dutchman

Sage, Gateshead

A phantom ship, a satanic curse, and a love more powerful than death itself: The Flying Dutchman is the perfect introduction to the genius of Richard Wagner. For Wagner novices, it’s an ideal place to start: it is short, has an enthralling story, and is driven by a mesmerising score. For those who have followed Opera North’s triumphant

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

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

meet Ship Inn, Saltburn

amazing anemones, crazy crabs and funny fish

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: meet Ship Inn, Saltburn, Saltburn, TS12 1HF

cat ch bus from The Buck Inn, Northallerton

five miles around Thirsk circular

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:15

Location: cat ch bus from The Buck Inn, 238 High Street, Northallerton, DL78LU

Elvet Methodist Church, Durham

an evening of well-know favourites

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

Location: Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham, DH76HH

The Royal Photographic Society - Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015

Arts Centre, Washington

The Royal Photographic Society has a rich and diverse heritage. It was founded in 1853, to promote the art and science of photography, and is still a leading voice in the world of photography today. It is an educational charity with a worldwide membership of over 11,000, and membership is open to anyone with an interest in photography. The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Animals from the Dales: Drawings by Stacey Moore

Chapel Gallery, Hawes

Emerging animal artist Stacey Moore showcases her solo 2015 exhibition in her hometown, Hawes at the Chapel Gallery. Stacey Moore Art is a small independent creative business based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, Hawes. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2014, Stacey has just released her exciting new country inspired gift

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chapel Gallery, Burtersett Road, Hawes, DL8 3NP

The Kast Off Kinks

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Not to be missed! Any Kinks fan will not be let down by this fabulous show. This is not just a tribute to the legendary band, but features three actual former members of The Kinks re-living the good times and keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name. The Kast off Kinks were formed in 1994 by the original Kinks drummer, Mick

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Silver Singers

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

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, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

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

Green Days [A Tribute To Greenday ]

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

The band play many of Green Day's greatest hits, as well as some of their lesser known songs, from 1039SOSH through to 21st Century Breakdown

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

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

Marsden Inn, South Shields

The Sugar B's are a hard drivin up tempo R 'n' B band playing material from the 50's, 60's and 70's. The Bands material includes numbers by Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Doobie Bros, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, The Doors, Dr Feelgood, Cream, The Animals, The Beatles, and even some Bob Dylan.

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

Location: Marsden Inn, Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

We Steal Flyers are an international touring acoustic duo playing 250 dates a year and based in Northumberland. No venue too big or too small. A festival band, a bar band, in house gigs, garden gigs. We Steal Flyers play everywhere. Sets of barset covers. Sets of originals. Debut album getting BBC radio support around the country helps them

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Hailing straight from the Sunset Strip in 1987, The Final Pout’Down have injected some glamour into the Newcastle rock scene. This Hair Metal tribute act will have you singing and dancing to all your favorite anthems from the 80s glam rock era. Expect to pump your fist to numbers by Motley Crue, Poison, Kiss, Twisted Sister, Faster Pussycat,

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

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Greens, Sunderland

live music

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

Location: Greens, 36 Low Road, Sunderland, SR13PY

Born Villians

Big Jug, Durham

County Durham based Classic/Hard Rock/Alt Rock, 5-piece (3 guys + 2 girls) covers band. We are a professional covers band cranking out songs from all the biggest and best Rock bands from the last 40 something years.

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

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

A 5 piece North East band playing. classic rock covers from the 70's to present.

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

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Grewelthorpe Village Hall, Grewelthorpe

new dancers welcome

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: Grewelthorpe Village Hall, Grewelthorpe, Grewelthorpe, HG43BU

Poppies in the Park

Rowntree Park, York

Sally Stone (Hippystitch) & Deborah New, with the help of the local community, have made a giant red and white yarnstormed poppy installation for Rowntree Park, York to commemorate the First World War and to hope for peace. One thousand knitted, stitched, felted & crocheted poppies make up the artwork. Why have they done this? Rowntree Park

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, York, YO23 1JQ

Recreational Ground, Pity Me

Bible answers to questions about personal peace, security, life after death etc. Event is run by a charity (Reg. No. 517006) Gospel Outreach International which presents bible truths to people of all ages.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Recreational Ground, Abbey Road, Pity Me, DH1 5DQ

Recreational Ground, Pity Me

Activities include games, magic, quizes, singing, stories from the bible. Event is run by a charity (Reg. No. 517006) Gospel Outreach International which presents bible truths to people of all ages.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:30-18:00

Location: Recreational Ground, Abbey Road, Pity Me, DH1 5DQ

Gala Theatre, Durham

Harry Clasper was a Durham miner who became the North East’s first ever sporting superstar. Written by Tyneside-based Ed Waugh (co-writer of Maggie's End, Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham) Hadaway Harry, tells the story of how Harry, his three brothers and Uncle Ned brought the coveted World

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 13:30

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

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thesps embark on a thrilling adventure to Neverland, with hilariously disastrous results. Following their smash hit success with The Play That Goes Wrong, which

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Salvaje Mexica: Humberto Valdez

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Humberto Valdez specializes in large format prints, mainly linocuts, woodcuts and etchings. His work is focused on using gestural mark making to reflect on memory, what is, and the desire for what was. His prints are a complex collage of historical references that have a constant relationship to social and political events. Humberto is the founder

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12NP

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Alan Bennett draws from his memoirs to offer a dramatized account of the genteel vagrant, Miss Shepard, who parked her van in his driveway for fifteen years. Based on a true story in Alan Bennett's life.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live blues music

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

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Visit the vibrant local Shambles Market in the heart of the historic city of York

Shambles Market, York

At the market you will find locally sourced, award-winning produce, sustainable fresh fish and uniquie Yorkshire crafts and gifts, 7 days a week 9am-5pm The market has a fantastic Food kiosk serving hot, fresh tasty food, where there is an outdoor seating area with tables, chairs and WIFI, perfect for meeting friends and family

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Shambles Market, Silver Street, York, YO1 8RY

The Old School House ( TOSH), Leyburn

The exhibition and sale of members pictures

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

Location: The Old School House ( TOSH), Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Darlington Library, Centre for Local Studies, Darlington

A display by North East Railway Association.In the past a day trip to the coast by train was a popular outing for many Darlington people. During the summer months day trippers flocked to seaside resorts such as Redcar, Saltburn, Whitby, and Scarborough. But by 1965 the coastal line to Scarborough had gone. Visitors to Darlington Library’s Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Library, Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

The Kast Off Kinks

Forum Theatre, Billingham

THE KAST OFF KINKS ARE NOT JUST A TRIBUTE BAND, BUT ORIGINAL & LONG TERM ‘KINKS’ MEMBERS GETTING BACK TOGETHER TO RE-LIVE THE GOOD TIMES! THE FOUR PIECE BAND WAS PUT TOGETHER IN 1994 BY MICK AVORY (ORIGINAL KINKS DRUMMER), APPEARING ON A REGULAR BASIS AT FAN CLUB MEETINGS AND CHARITY EVENTS. WITH THEIR INCREASING POPULARITY, THEY DECIDED TO

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

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

Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes

mima, Middlesbrough

This exhibition presents work by three Mexican artists; Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera and Pedro Reyes. Co-curated in conjunction with Kiki Mazzucchelli, this exhibition forms part of ¡VAMOS! 2015. Addressing concepts of health, wellbeing, society, communities and political landscapes, these artists are interested in social and political reform,

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

Morning Campers: The British Holiday Camp

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Nostalgic exhibition exploring the histories of the British Holiday Camps. Normal entrance fee. Please call 01325 405060 or email: headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk for further information.

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

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

In Fog and Falling Snow

National Railway Museum, York

The untold story of York's railway king - George Hudson - told by a cast of over 200. This extraordinary theatrical event will take you on a journey through the National Railway Museum after hours. Mid 1840s. York. The British nation sets a course to dominate the world, driven by the sweat of the people and the power of steam. Dragon-like, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Trinity: Passion, Visions, Hope. A lifetime of works

Major Tom's Social, Harrogate

Tribo brings his work to Harrogate 4st June – 7th July 2015 Major Tom’s Social, Harrogate, is hosting Tribo L'arte showcase of a wide range of work from Carlo Alberto Civolani an Italian visual artist living and working in Leeds. This exhibition consists of paintings, illustrations and photographs. Paintings collection called ‘Being

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Major Tom's Social, The Ginnel, Harrogate, HG1 2RB

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

Footprint Modulation

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition of art and interventions across five venues in Durham, connecting with climate change, global justice and human displacement. Organised by Metaceptive Projects, this exhibition interweaves with a major international conference on climate migration at Durham University. The Oriental Museum will host work by UK-based artists

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Climate Refugees

Art Gallery, Durham

The exhibition focuses on the growing impact that climate change will have on humans by forcing people to abandon their homes and migrate. Artworks have been carefully selected to underline the theme of climate change and migration, including a piece by renowned award-winning Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam who is exhibiting for the first

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH15TU

The Merry Wives of Windsor

South Park, Darlington

Open air theatre. Shakespeare's comedy performed in front of South Park's Bandstand.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: South Park, South Park Bandstand, Darlington, DL1 5TG

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Daphne Weerasinghe and Collin Grham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Joyce Sargeant Room, Village Hall, Sleights

A series of classes giving an introduction to the art of Japanese-style drumming! Taiko is played as a group, is energetic and involves many different rhythms, movement and shouting, as well as making as being an opportunity to make a noise! yodaiko@live.co.uk

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

Location: Joyce Sargeant Room, Village Hall, 53 Coach Road, Sleights, YO22 5BT

QEHS: Journeys

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Journeys is set to be the most ambitious exhibition of student artwork from QEHS. Set over two floors, it will bring an exciting combination of contemporary art, moving image and photography together, showcasing student creativity in 2015. Much of the work selected deals with notions of a journey using innovative interpretations of the theme. This

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Top Hat

Empire, Sunderland

Winner of three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular West End production is now touring the UK, wowing audiences and sweeping the board with 5 star reviews. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Church Square, Hartlepool

feature artists from around the world who will be selling and signing their works. There will also be an exhibition of the collected works of the featured artists at the Hartlepool Art Gallery which will be on display throughout the month. Along with the market and exhibition, there will also be a number of talks and workshops from the featured

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

Location: Church Square, Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With sixteen separate categories including a special category for Wildlife in HD Video, the Awards beautifully reveal the splendour of Britain’s wildlife. There are also

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

KGH Club, Spennymoor

Live Music from 5 piece band "CAT'S NIGHT OUT". Evening includes Pie and Peas Supper. Friday 3rd JULY 2015 from 7.30pm at KGH Club in Spennymoor. Proceeds to Alzheimer's Research UK.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00, 19:30-23:00

Location: KGH Club, Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor, DL16 7LD

The Ghost Train

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Starring Jeffrey Holland, Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sophie Powles, David Janson and Judy Buxton. Don’t miss Arnold Ridley’s classic comedy thriller about a group of travellers – including a newlywed couple, an estranged couple, a self-indulgent young dandy and an elderly spinster with a parrot – are stranded in the waiting room of an

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Korean Comfort Women

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Chris Steele-Perkins wants you to look at the eyes of the ‘comfort women’ he photographed. Certainly it is difficult to ignore the gaze of those, who as children or young women, were forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II. Their individual stories testify to the horror of the Japanese military’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition offers the chance to meet some of Gateshead’s everyday heroes and to share in their inspiring, unusual and remarkable stories. Artists Kate Fox and Tommy Anderson have been artists in residence in Gateshead over the last year, meeting residents and collecting the stories of their lives, ordinary Gateshead people who are

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

'Turner', a solo exhibition by Cornelia Baltes. The London and Berlin based artist will present a series of new paintings and site-specific murals around Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre. Taking the spectator on a journey throughout the building towards the gallery on the top floor, the exhibition extends Baltes' often witty and deceptively

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Beatriz Olabarrieta, Plot Bunny

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

the artist's first institutional show in the UK. The Spanish born, London based artist will be creating a series of site-specific sculptures that will act as a catalyst for newly commissioned texts over the duration of the exhibition. By inviting figures from a variety of disciplines including art, architecture, theatre and TV the artist will give

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Albert Adams, paintings and etchings

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When Albert Adams won a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in London in the 1950s, the twenty year old student brought with him a life-time of imagery based on his experience of growing up in South Africa under apartheid. Born in Johannesburg in 1930 to an Indian father who left his Cape-coloured mother shortly after he was born, Adams

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Castle Museum, York

An exhibition of contemporary textiles Inspired by the First World War is part of an ongoing project which was started in 2012 by the 1914-1918 Commemorative Quilts Group. The work represents personal and individual responses to the First World War, often inspired by family memories or objects.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Voices of Darlington Adult Choir

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

New adult choir opening on the 8th May offering tuition in vocal technique, harmony and performance skills with performing opportunities. Great opportunity to meet new friends!

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

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

KFA Dance Moves (Mature Moves)

Dolphin Centre (Dance Studio), Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to suit women of all ages and fitness levels. Low impact exercise, dance and movement to different styles of music, which promotes fitness, and develops coordination and posture. Puts a spring in your step. Fitness,

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

Location: Dolphin Centre (Dance Studio), Horsemarket, Darlington, DL1 5RP

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: 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

90 Minutes of fun and play time plus healthy snack, for toddlers and coffee/tea for Mum, Dad, Nanna and granddad. Older children accepted during school holidays subject to space. For just £1 per Thursday session

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

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

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

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

Sarah Pickstone: The Rehearsal

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and artifice as a metaphor for painting and plays with the feminine image of ballet. Opening Times: Tues – Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 2.00pm to

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

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

St Thomas Aquinas Church , Darlington

For parents and carers with babies, toddlers and preschools children. Good pram storage Play Area for Babies, toddlers and preschool children £1.50 entrance fee (inc drink and a snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: St Thomas Aquinas Church , North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

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

Romanby Toddler Group

Romanby Methodist Church Hall , Romanby

Romanby Toddler Group is a friendly group who cater for children from birth to joining school. The group is held at Romanby Methodist Chruch Hall on Mondays between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and also on Fridays between 9.15am and 11.15am. New members are always welcome and the first session is free! The cost is £2.00 per session and any second

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall , The Fairway , Romanby, DL7 8BQ

Arcadia

Masham Gallery, Masham

22nd May - 5th July Printmakers from across the country who share a lyrical response to landscape. A real treat to have work from: Flora McLachlan, Ian MacCulloch, Annie Soudian, Ann Burnham and Rebecca Searle.

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

Location: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, HG4 4EB

Stockton Community Wellness Project

Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Stockton

Dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities every Thursday all £2.50 pp - kids go free 12-1pm Family Dancercise 1-2pm Workout Wonders 3-4pm Fit Steps 4-5pm Commercial Dance 5-6pm Zumba 6-7pm Retro mix For more info visit www.nouveaufitness.co.uk www.arconline.co.uk

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

Location: Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Dovecott Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Open Gardens in support of St Cuthbert's Hospice

St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham

Open Gardens 2015 Summer Our Open Gardens programme sees supporters open their gardens to the public to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice. The 2014 campaign proved successful with over £1,900 being raised for St Cuthbert's Hospice. Open Your Garden in 2015 We are once again looking for people who would be willing to put on an

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Hospice, Park House Road, Durham, DH1 3QF

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

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

Ladies Bootycamp

Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, Stockton

Fun Fitness sessions for ladies only, suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Monday Wednesday Friday 9:30am and 6pm call to book 07841054332 Special offers also available!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:30, 18:00-19:00

Location: Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, 21a Yarm Lane, Stockton, ts183dr

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

over 50, dance yourself to good health. On some Thursdays, 7.15-9pm and some Friday's 2-3.45pm Call for specific times and more details

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Friends' Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

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

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

come along and listen to bands playing or get up on stage and perform. Free admission. Licenced bar and food available

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

Location: Scarth Hall, South Green, Staindrop, DL2 3LD

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

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun sessions for all 1st lesson free

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 20:15-21:15

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of clues and pictures to find, with separate hints and answers – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event.

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

School Run Fitness Camp

Croft Travel, Consett

1 hour fitness session after the school run at 9:30am targeting weight loss, improved fitness, fat loss. For every session you complete we donate £1 to a school of your choice.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:30, 09:30-10:30

Location: Croft Travel, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 9HU



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