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Gardens open and village fete

Langton Hall, Northallerton

come and explore the wonderful gardens overlooking ancient parkland, with terraced lawns, trees, herbaceous borders and shrub borders and rose beds. Cream teas will be served ...

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 ...

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 ...

Big Red Bath

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath. It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the ...

Centre for Local Studies, Darlington Library, Darlington

Display of photographs of products, vehicles and people. Product brochures and staff magazines available to read also. Add your reminiscences to the Memories Book. 7th -31st July 2015

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

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

Temple Treasures: Art

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

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

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

Location: Rievaulx Terrace, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Paul Judson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Paul is ordained and, until he retired, was Communications Officer for the Diocese of Durham. His works are in both oil and watercolour and date from his sabbatical in 2007 which marked a turning point in his use of colour.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Forum, Northallerton

Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” is as popular with musical theatre audiences today as it was when it first took to the stage in London in 1960. Based loosely on Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist”, with both words and music written by Bart, it’s compelling storyline is an enduring mix of humour, pathos, warmth and tragedy, peopled by

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

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Theatre Society presents What I Did at School Today by John Mee. St George’s Junior and Infants School has had an inspection and the report’s not good… The scheming head is only concerned with sucking up to anyone who’ll enhance his CV, and the all- female staff are either too disgruntled, too lazy or too naïve to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Swaledale Museum, Reeth

Keith Sweetmore will give a talk on ‘Three lost properties: Gang Hall, Eskeleth Hall, and the Old Church at Arkle Town'.

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

Location: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth, DL11 6TX

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Stewart Park , Middlesbrough

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing novice, a death in the convent and some very suspicious nuns, Holmes’ newest case promises to be

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30-21:00

Location: Stewart Park , The Grove , Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR

Customs House, South Shields

Fast-moving, toe-tapping musical numbers from some of the best local talent in aid of the Rotary Club.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Concepts & Visions

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

An exhibition of paintings, prints and ceramics by members of Leeds Fine Artists. Established in 1874 Leeds Fine Artists (LFA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious regional arts organisations in Yorkshire and the North of England. Presently there are over fifty exhibiting members who work in a wide variety of mediums in two and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

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

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

public lecture on The Man behind the Chapel: Bishop John Cosin

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 18:30

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

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

Darlington Ramblers

Village Centre, Heighington

Six miles to dene Bridge, Brakkes farm Cumby Wood and return

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:40

Location: Village Centre, Heighington, Heighington, DL5 7JN

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

Silver Beginners Ukulele

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

If you have ever fancied learning Ukulele this class will teach you the basic of how to tune, hold the instrument and play simple chords. By the end of the session you will be playing whole tunes. This class is ideal for beginners. Session structure: Tune up Warm up 2 songs Technique check New song Finish Tutor Joe Johnston will

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

Location: ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Collections Project - Preview

Darlington Town Hall, Darlington

Saturday 4th July 12 – 1.30pm Darlington Town Hall Feethams DL1 5QT Artist Sara Cooper has worked with Head of Steam Railway Museum, students from Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College, and Reid Street Primary School. This exhibition of work will showcase participant’s work made during the sessions with Sara. Photographs of artists and their

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Carpe Diem, exhibition by Olwen Williams

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

The selling exhibition ‘Carpe Diem’ will incorporate two contrasting sides to her work; the first part of the show focuses on her fascination with dancers and their ability to express thoughts, words, and emotions through movement. The second part of the show focuses on the Dales landscape; having moved to Teesdale just over a year ago,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Make it! A Minecraft inspired exhibition

Rheged Centre, Penrith

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

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

Location: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

Greg is a jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and international recording artist who spends most of the year touring the globe. After studying at Berklee College of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for two years, and tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra. Pianist Paul is a familiar face to Gala audiences, who

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

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Gala Theatre, Durham

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever? Adapted from Charlotte

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

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

Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

A murder mystery to be solved and a treasure to be found in this thrilling new adaptation. Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Stewart Park, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

The Empire, Consett

Pupils from Consett Junior School present the pantomime Aladdin.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

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

Belly Dance classes in Newcastle

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Beginners belly dance classes, drop in classes, fun and great exercise. Adults only

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: DanceCity, Temple Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14BR

Durham Gilesgate Youth & Community Association, Durham

Informal meeting being held for anyone affected by dyslexia. The meeting is a drop-in from 7pm-9pm. Come and tell us your experiences of dyslexia and what you would like the support group to offer. Tea and biscuits available.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Durham Gilesgate Youth & Community Association, Bradford Crescent , Durham, DH1 1HN

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

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The exhibition provides visitors with face to face access to a wide range of leading suppliers offering market leading solutions for all manufacturing and engineering needs across all sectors. The supporting conference presents keynotes from senior manufacturing and engineering professionals at leading brands from across aerospace, automotive,

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

Location: MetroRadio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE47NA

Camel

Barbican, York

In this prevailing era of 'distinguished rock bands', CAMEL stand among the best. Classic survivors in the ultimate sense, CAMEL build upon on the overwhelming success of their recent UK and European tours with a brief return to the spotlight in July 2015. Andrew Latimer (guitar, vocals) the unwavering vanguard of the group, will be joined by

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Rufus Wainwright

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright is set to play the PLAYHOUSE on Wednesday 8th July, as part of this years Mouth of The Tyne festival. Rufus has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

The Illegal Eagles

Grand Opera House, York

Following a number of critically acclaimed UK & European Tours and headlining a number of festivals and concerts they have established themselves as not only the ultimate tribute to The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic and talented theatrical experiences in the world! Extremely tight harmonies and an acute attention to detail are now

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper Murders

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Starring Neil Roberts (Holby, Family Affairs, Coronation Street, Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210), George Telfer as Dr Watson (Emmerdale) and Samuel Clemens (RSC), the son of the author Brian Clemens as Sherlock Holmes. The grisly serial killings of prostitutes and vulnerable women in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

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

Start Fencing - Shincliffe Durham

Graham Sports Centre , Durham

Want to try a fun way to be fitter? With friends or family? Fencing is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, core-stability, speed and MENAL AGILITY, without even knowing it! We have beginner’s courses aimed at 11+ years but fencing is suitable for ages 6 and beyond! All specialist fencing equipment is included

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Graham Sports Centre , Maiden Castle, Durham, DH1 3SE

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

Access To Music Open Day

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Open Day for prospective music students, come and see our centre, chat to the tutors about courses and funding. Explore your options after GCSE's, Apply onto our courses.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

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

Darlington Comedy Festival: Jonny Awsum & Andrew Ryan

The Green Room, Darlington

Coming to Darlington Comedy Festival at the Green Room on July 8th 2015: This show will feature two preview shows: Jonny Awsum: “A truly magnificent show… if the X-Factor had a comedy entry he would be too good for it” - Three Weeks Andrew Ryan: Perfectly Inadequate - Star of BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News, Edinburgh Fest

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

Location: The Green Room, Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7AQ

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

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

William Shakespeare's Richard II

Stained Glass Centre, York

In the garden of England, King Richard is the sun. Reaping the land of its wealth, his cronies are filling their greedy fists as they pollute the soil itself. Now a reckoning is coming, a revolution that will tear down the rotten boughs of Richard's realm and let in new light... This summer, Bronzehead Theatre bring Shakespeare's play of pride

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:45

Location: Stained Glass Centre, St Martin-cum-Gregory, York, YO1 6LN

Thornton hall gardens open to the public

Thornton Hall Gardens, Darlington

Two acres of walled gardens and vegetable garden around a Grade 1 listed fifteenth century Hall. Lots of rare and unusual plants with many intimate areas with quirky and unusual benches, seats, statuary and sculptures. It is 20 years since Sue Manners took off the first piece of turf in the first walled garden. There will also be a Plant Fair held

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

Location: Thornton Hall Gardens, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL22NB

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Daphne Weerasinghe and Collin Grham

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

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

Jane Eyre

Gala Theatre, Durham

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever? Adapted from Charlotte

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

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

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

Kiplin Hall Gardens

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Formal gardens, productive walled garden, woodland and lakeside walks. Open Sunday-Wednesday, 10-5pm. Admission £5.30, cons £4.30. Until October 28.

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

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

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

Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

83rd Annual exhibition of Drawings, Paintings and original prints by a select group of Artists. Founded in 1925 the Group exhibit only once a year at Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

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

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

Successfully Developing Young Footballers Contact Details Tel: BERNI 07939045242 Suitable for ages: 5 - 16 For just £3 per session

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Tai Chi for over 50's but over 30 year old's are welcome to 12pm - 1pm Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise based on Chinese martial arts that consists of a sequence of dynamic movements that adheres to Chinese Yin Yang philosophy, and combines Qigong breathing and Chinese meditation together. Contained within its framework are wonderful

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:00

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

Master Musicians: Maki Shikimori (piano)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Mami Shikamori studied in Japan, at the Purcell school and the Royal College, London. She has performed at several world-renowned concert venues, including New York's Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, London's St. John's Smith Square, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Tokyo's Suntory Hall.

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

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

Charting Chipeling: 1,001 Finds – The Archaeology of the Kiplin Hall Estate

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition focuses on the1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones! The project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, who was assisted by specialists in archaeology, historic building research and laser scanning. 140 local people volunteered to help with the project, as well as

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

TTT; Intensive (Musical Theatre)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

TTT Intensive sessions are no walk in the park! Students will be expected to engage in complete musical theatre technique training and rehearsing; Singing, dancing and acting... Altogether... Non-stop! TTT Intensive will push students to professional limits with complex melodies and harmonies, challenging drama and heart-racing routines. Whilst

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

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

CCMT; Intensive (Musical Theatre)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

CCMT Intensive sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, are designed to train and rehearse our oldest 'young performers'. Students will partake in in-depth musical theatre technique training; more advanced warm ups, intermediate singing, acting and combination exercises, with professional level assigned performance pieces. The

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition will explore over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Discover what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Amazing archaeological finds, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family.

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

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

Quaker Meeting House, Darlington

For mums to be, parents and carers with babies or toddlers. Good pram storage Play area for Babies and Toddlers £2 entrance fee (first child) £1 per extra child (inc Drink and a Healthy Snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-11:45

Location: Quaker Meeting House, Skinnergate (behind Christian Book shop), Darlington, DL3 7NB

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

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

Health walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Take a guided walk around the heritage woodlands and riverbanks of Durham City. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral. Participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire at the start of the walk and should note that some steps and short, steep

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

Romanby Methodisy church hall, Northallerton

belly dance group, £1 per night or £15 per term

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

Location: Romanby Methodisy church hall, The Fairway, Northallerton, DL7 8BB

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

The Witham, Barnard Castle

great collectables, fashions, retro, vintage, glass, vintage toys and games, china crafts, jewellery and all sorts of super finds for all ages and tastes.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

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

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

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

Belmont Parish Church Hall, Durham

listen to mainly classical music in a relaxed and congenial group

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

Location: Belmont Parish Church Hall, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QR

Kashi Do - Shotokan Karate

The Hermitage Academy School, Chester-le-Street

Self Defence and Shotokan Karate Classes! FIRST LESSON FREE! Karate develops fitness, strength, flexibility and has many other physical benefits. It is also extremely beneficial to your mental health and well-being; practising karate has been found to reduce stress, develop confidence, improve self control and create self

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: The Hermitage Academy School, Waldridge Lane, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3AD

Coffee Morning at Greenways Court

Greenways Court, Consett

On the first Wednesday of every month Greenways Court invites friends of the home to a coffee morning with the residents. It's a great chance to have a chat with the residents and to keep updated on upcoming events at Greenways Court. So why not pop along for a coffee, a chat and some delicious biscuits and cakes! For further information

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Greenways Court, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 7EE

Jane Robson Dance and Theatre School, Consett

The focus of the club is teaching Taekwondo in a fun way in a safe environment. We don't proclaim we will make you future champions, we simply encourage you to practice Taekwondo and enjoy what you are doing and help you achieve the targets you set for yourself. It might be to aspire to achieve an Olympic medal, it could be to enjoy recreational

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:15, 19:15-20:30

Location: Jane Robson Dance and Theatre School, 26 Derwent Street, Consett, DH8 8LY

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



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