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Fronteers & Violet Deep & Jake Wright @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton

Shine Like Stars Presents: FRONTEERS Hull's newest Indie Rock outfit influenced heavily by the likes of The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Bob ...

The girl with no hands

Lawn of Hummersnott School Darlington, Darlington

Award-winning Swiss travelling theatre company Nicole & Martin will be pitching their magical white tent and telling familiar fairytales in an altogether delightful, awe-inspiring ...

Trevor Banthorpe and Ellen Heck

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Brand new vibrant urban screenprints by Trevor Banthorpe are exhibited alongside Ellen Heck’s exquisitely delicate woodcut/drypoint prints depicting Alice in Wonderland ...

The Railway Children

National Railway Museum, York

Mike Kenny's adaptation of E. Nesbit's well loved novel and Damien Cruden's direction tells a fantastic story which comes to life using a unique theatre setting that allows the ...

Making Space

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Inspired by the North Pennines

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

Exhibition of paintings by local artist Ann Whitfield

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

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

A Bear Called Paddington

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

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

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

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

Marsden Inn, South Shields

live music

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

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

The Sun, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Ballbreakers are - Jim Clare -Guitar & Vocals (Ex Venom Guitarist!)- Pete Green -Bass & Vox, Matty Wilson Drums. Classic old school in your face rock with guitar faces and guitar poses - the way it should be!

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

Location: The Sun, Front Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16 6PU

The Britz Band

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

An unmissable 5 piece live band who perform perfect versions of classic British tracks from the 1960s and 70's The Who, The Small Faces, The Turtles, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Trex, Mott The Hoople, The Kinks ,Peter Frampton ,David Bowie , 10cc, Blur Oasis Cold play The Jam Robbie Williams UB40 and many more.

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

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Influences....The Eagles, Neil Young, Steve Earle,The Outlaws, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, CSNY, The Byrds, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pure Prairie League, etc..... Alan and Billy formed big River midway through 2008. Aynsley was recruited to give the band another strong vocal and additional Harmony Lead Guitar sound. Alan used to be with

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

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

Tin Pan Alley

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Rock & Blues classics from the 70's

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

broken spoke are a 4 peice rock band covering classic songs from the 60s and 70s the band has been together since 1996 where we started off as a blues band the band members are neale anderson ,, drums alan ryder ,, bass alan armstrong ,, guitar paul shelley ,, lead vocals we are a high energy rock band giving a high quality

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

Location: Milbourne Arms, Valley Road, Whitley Bay, NE250LL

Cleveland Model Railway Club Exhibition

Redcar & Cleveland College, Redcar

Saturday 1st August and Sunday 2nd August The exhibition will be open to the public 10am till 5pm on Saturday and 10am till 4pm Sunday. There will be over 12 layouts on display along with demonstrations and trade stands. Refreshments will be available and there is ample free parking, including disabled access. Admission will cost

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

Location: Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, TS10 1EZ

Cleveland Model Railway Club Exhibition

At Redcar & Cleveland College, Redcar

Saturday 1st August and Sunday 2nd August Admission Charge. The exhibition will be open to the public 10am till 5pm on Saturday and 10am till 4pm Sunday. There will be over 12 layouts on display along with demonstrations and trade stands. Refreshments will be available and there is ample free parking, including disabled access.

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

Location: At Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, TS10 1EZ

Yorkshire Day at The Moor & Pheasant

The Moor & Pheasant, Dalton

Yorkshire Day at The Moor & Pheasant Join us on Saturday 1st August for a BBQ (2-4pm), Great Yorkshire Beer, Yorkshire Specials and even some Yorkshire Cocktails! See www.moorandpheasant.com for more information

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-23:00

Location: The Moor & Pheasant, Dalton Moor, Dalton, YO7 3JD

Big River

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Rock & Blues classics

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Greta Coats, Margaret Yole and Christeen Morgan

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Newgate Bank Top, Rievaux, Ayton and Helmsley Moor

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Yorkshire Museum, York

children can learn the skills it takes to become a true Viking, from shield making and weaving to coin striking and Viking warrior training. Learn vital crafts and skills each week from Viking and Medieval times. On until Sept 6.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Royal Northern Sinfonia Proms Classics

Sage, Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia present a classic Last Night of the Proms extravaganza to round up its 2014/15 season.

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

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

Customs House, South Shields

The Beatlemania show superbly recreates the legendary live perforamnces of The Beatles from their early 'moptop' roots, through the psychedelia of Sgt. Pepper then on to the final years of Abbey Road and Let it Be.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

Mystery Machine

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

Location: Stephs Rock Bar, Newmarket Street, Consett, DH85LQ

Enter Sandman at Castlegate Shopping Centre

Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stockton

Castlegate’s summer of seaside shenanigans begins with giant sand sculptures and crazy sand workshops this weekend. The Stockton-based shopping centre is holding a day of seaside fun as they host plenty of family fun activities on Saturday August 1st from 10am – 3pm. Visitors are in for a terrifying treat as a ton of sand is sculptured

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

Location: Castlegate Shopping Centre, High Street, Stockton, TS18 1BG

Green Room, Stockton

The month starts with a special showcase event for local music management company Mill Lane Artist Management (MLAM). MLAM was set up by Marcus Summerfield to offer artists within the Stockton-On-Tees and Teesside area an opportunity to further their career and get their music heard across the UK and the World. Performing on the night will be

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

Location: Green Room, Theatre Yard, Stockton, TS181JZ

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

an exhibition of new photographic work by local photographer Emma Amsden, whose evocative landscapes capture the extraordinary beauty and drama of the Yorkshire Dales. Award-winning photographer Emma Amsden is profoundly deaf, and her picture-taking projects in the Yorkshire Dales often emphasise the isolation she feels in “a world without

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

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

Tea dance

Seaham Hall, Seaham

Join us on the terrace for a drinks reception, followed by High Tea served in the Ballroom with dancing to live vintage themed entertainment.

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 16:00-19:00

Location: Seaham Hall, Seaham, Seaham, SR7 7AG

Zazz Theatre, Houghton-le-Spring

live music

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

Location: Zazz Theatre, Newbottle Street, Houghton-le-Spring, DH44AF

Summer Reading Challenge

Crown Street Library, Darlington

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

An mixed exhibition of Paintings, Prints and ceramics, including works by: Caroline Riley, Chris Mouncey, Richard Pottas, Miles Linley, Brian Hindmarsh, Lesley Birch, Pam Grimmond, Erin Ward and others. New to Zillah Bell: Award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner will also be exhibiting a room of news works in the upstairs galleries.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Trevor Banthorpe and Ellen Heck

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Brand new vibrant urban screenprints by Trevor Banthorpe are exhibited alongside Ellen Heck’s exquisitely delicate woodcut/drypoint prints depicting Alice in Wonderland characters and a series of women and girls dressed as Frida Kahlo. Both artists were prize winners at International Print Biennale 2014.

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

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

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Cop Cars - A historic road trip of police vehicles

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

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

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

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

Burgham International Horse Trials

Burgham International Horse Trials , Morpeth

The Burgham International Horse Trials, sponsored by Owen Pugh, gets underway on Thursday July 30 through to Sunday August 02. As many as 800 competitors, including some major international names, will be competing in showjumping, dressage and cross country events across the four days. In addition, the prestigious Dubarry Burghley Young

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Burgham International Horse Trials , Burgham Park, Morpeth, NE65 9QP

Carnival craft and collectors fair

Middleton School Field, Middleton-in-Teesdale

This years fair is bigger with more Stalls selling a great range of items. So why not come along and see what is on offer.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:30

Location: Middleton School Field, Gas Lane or Leekworth , Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0TG

Swainby Church Hall, Swainby

Demonstrations of country crafts including spinning, lace making, Yorkshire buttons, and many more, takes place in Swainby Church Hall on Saturday 1st Aug from 10.00am to 4.00pm to celebrate "Yorkshire day". Admission £3.00 to include refreshments with a Yorkshire theme.

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

Location: Swainby Church Hall, Church Lane, Swainby, DL6 3EA

Bringing The Seaside To Stockton

Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stockton

The summer holidays are set to be filled with fun at Castlegate Shopping Centre after it announced a packed programme of seaside shenanigans. The Stockton-based shopping centre is hosting a summer of free family fun featuring sand, surf and silliness every Saturday during August. From giant sand sculptures to a cowabunga surf machine and

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

Location: Castlegate Shopping Centre, High Street, Stockton, TS18 1BG

Normanby Methodist Church, Normanby

Coffee Morning Normanby Methodist Church Saturday 2st Augustr from 10am Stalls include cakes, books, raffle & more Come & chat with friends All are welcome

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: Normanby Methodist Church, Cleveland Street, Normanby, ts6 0lw

Terrific Tutankhamun

Oriental Museum, Durham

Find out about this important ancient Egyptian king and create a colourful death mask just like the real thing. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are generally suitable for children 5-11 years and are included in normal admission prices. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A Giant Imagination: Children's Illustration

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

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

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Burgham Horse Trials

Burgham, Morpeth

For the first time since 2011, showjumping will make a welcome return to Burgham with BS taking place both on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the prestigious Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Classes return to the event on the Friday July, 31. The competition will provide an early glimpse of potential ‘four star’ horses considered to be

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

Location: Burgham, Burgham, Morpeth, NE65 9QY

Sirf 2015

around Stockton, Stockton

SIRF15 has everything you would expect – four days packed with street theatre, circus, dance and music but this year it will also celebrate the imaginative and bold redevelopment of the town centre. FIRE gardens, circus troupes, live art and comedy will all be on show, in what is thought to be the region’s biggest street art festival. The

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

Location: around Stockton, Stockton, Stockton, TS18 1TW

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

 The Sequel + Jamie Farrell(acoustic) @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton

Kitchen Sink Presents: KU UNDER THE COVERS This July & August will see some of the regions top anthem bands play Saturday's legendary club night Kitchen Sink live on the big stage followed by our legendary afterparty until 3am. The Sequel A five-piece rock and indie band who are fast getting a name for themselves on the local gigging scene.

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

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Tiny Time Tales in Sally by the Sea

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Expect fun and nonsense in these interactive performances designed for youngsters, aged two to seven, and their grown-ups. Children are invited to get involved, solve puzzles, play games and sing and dance along with the colourful characters they meet each week. Poor old Sally Ragdoll. The last thing she remembers is being on holiday with her

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, YO111JW

Jeffrey Dennis: Ringbinder

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Discover climbing

Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

Join us for a short try climb on the rocks at Brimham. You will be guided and watched over by climbing instructors from Harrogate Climbing Centre. Suitable for everyone aged 8+

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

Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG34DW

The Comedy Club Harrogate

Rift & Co Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Host Comedian - Tony Simpson: 'Tony Simpson was Brilliant' – BBC Radio York. Tony is full of energy and improvisation a strong compere who can interact with any kind of audience. Finding fun, energy and positivity in life provide a platform for his comedy and loves nothing more than taking the audience by the hand and dragging them along.

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

Location: Rift & Co Harrogate, Royal Baths, North Yorkshire, HG1 2WL

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Pablo Picasso produced a substantial body of etchings, lithographs and linocuts during his long career and this exhibition of prints from the 1950s onwards is of works for sale. From Saturday, July 18 (until September 11)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Nicola Maxwell's project presents the results of a year-long photographic investigation into Backhouse's archive in Sunderland Museum's collection. It takes the form of a trail of images stationed throughout the City Library and Arts Centre, leading to a collectors' editioned book that visitors can handle themselves, as if an exhibit or precious

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

An exhibition of new work by the London based artist Mat Jenner. Responding to the NGCA's occupation of the top floor of Sunderland City Library, the artist has reimagined the gallery as a communal space that encourages visitors to lounge, socialise and spend time. Central to the exhibition is Jenner's on-going project FOAM, a peripatetic

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

A solo exhibition by Jeffrey Dennis, which will consist of a new series of paintings and sculpture housed in NGCA's reconfigured main gallery space. Aside from staging a concentrated progression of the artist's work made between 2011 and 2015, the exhibition will also attempt to reflect on Dennis' development since his initial profile in Britain

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

Live music

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

Location: Stephs Rock Bar, Newmarket Street, Consett, DH85LQ

The Railway Children

National Railway Museum, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Wild Animal Adventures 'Things to do'

Wild Animal Adventures, Stockton

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Nethergill Farm, Buckden

Yorkshire artist Rachel McNaughton, whose work is often inspired by the county’s countryside, will be teaching the techniques and skills that will enable even first-time artists to capture the Dales landscape in watercolour. The workshop takes place at Nethergill Farm, making the most of the wildlife and beautiful surroundings of

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

Location: Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw, Buckden nr Skipton,, Buckden, BD23 5JS

By The Sea

Market Square, Darlington

the market square is turning into an urban beach, with fun and games. Plus creative workshops, live entertainments, and a number of nautical themed activities. On until Aug 6

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Market Square, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

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

Matisse, Drawing with Scissors

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Art Gallery, Scarborough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

‘Bring and tell’ event and project exhibition

Broadbelt Hall, Pateley Bridge

‘Bring and tell’ if you have any stories, accounts, items or questions relating to the First World War, or simply a general interest. Refreshments available. At: Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses Cost: Free. Drop in event - booking not required.

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

Location: Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5QY

ARC Film Making

ARC,Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton

Develop and hone your filmmaking skills with this informal group led session! Explore sound production, script writing, and film lighting and by bringing bags of imagination to share your skills, learn new techniques and create films for screening. Through a combination of workshops, peer-led discussions, Q&A sessions, and practical

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:30-13:30

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

Man Land: Objects, Still & Moving Images

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Make it! A Minecraft inspired exhibition

Rheged Centre, Penrith

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

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

Location: Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

Gala Theatre, Durham

Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

And Then There Were None

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE returns to the stage to follow in the footsteps of the company’s hugely successful Witness for the Prosecution and Black Coffee. Starring BAFTA nominated stage and screen star Paul Nicholas, Colin Buchanan, from Dalziel and Pascoe, Susan

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Grand Opera House York Stage Experience presents West Side Story

Grand Opera House York, York

West Side Story, one of the all-time great American musicals... Winner of ten Academy Awards and two Tony Awards, Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story is one of the all-time great American musicals, with explosive dancing and some of the most electrifying music ever written for the stage, including Maria, Tonight and Somewhere. Shakespeare's

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:30

Location: Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street, York, YO1 9SW

Stage Experience: West Side Story

Grand Opera House, York

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. Winner of ten Academy Awards and two Tony Awards, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story is one of the all-time great American musicals, with explosive dancing and some of the most electrifying music ever written

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

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 - Jarrow

Monkton Stadium, Jarrow

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: 14:00-15:45

Location: Monkton Stadium, Dean Terrace, Jarrow, Ne32 5NJ

Hilarity Bites presents... John Hastings & Dan Nightingale

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on August 1st 2015: John Hastings - “He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him” - Broadway Baby Dan Nightingale - “Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny” - Three Weeks MC Ray Bradshaw - “Affable Glaswegian Ray Bradshaw compered and he

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

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

Grand Prix Dinner with Rob Smedley

Wynyard Hall, Wynyard

Join us for an evening of illustrious company in The Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall. Dine on a delicious 3 course dinner and bid on 'money can't buy prizes', including Formula One memorabilia, in our fundraising auction. All proceeds from this event will go to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, where they provide palliative, respite and end-of-life

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: Wynyard Hall, Wynyard Road, Wynyard, TS22 5NF

Artatomy

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Seaside Shields exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Nissan: 30 Years On

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival 2015

Gisborough Priory, Guisborough

Set in the historic grounds of Gisborough Priory this weekend extravaganza plays host to some of the finest tribute acts touring Europe - a real treat for music fans as they get to see some of the most iconic bands in popular music, past and present, performing right in front of their eyes... Oasis, Madness, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Elvis, The Bee

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00-23:00

Location: Gisborough Priory, Church Street, Guisborough, TS14 6HG

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

RADS introduce Mistresses Page and Ford - the witty, collusive and indomitable Merry Wives of Windsor. Hard-up and seeking to restore his riches, loveable rogue Sir John Falstaff attempts to seduce both of them simultaneously. But the wooed Windsor women see through his schemes, which go awry - with disastrous and hilarious consequences. The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Bandstand Gardens, Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

annual outdoor ceilidh and picnic, in aid of the Butterwick Hospice

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Bandstand Gardens, Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS183RH

Scribble like a scribe

Palace Green Library, Durham

Have a go at writing with a quill to create your own manuscript. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

The Map that Changed the World

Yorkshire Museum, York

The map that changed the world is going on show at the Yorkshire Museum to mark 200 years since its creation. The map by William Smith, which is 1.8m by 2.6m in size, literally changed the way we thought about what was beneath our feet. The map went on to inspire scientists work out a more accurate age of the planet and underpinned many

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Birth of the Blues

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The Birth of the Blues is a community collaboration with Durham Amateur Football Trust. It tells the story of Bishop Auckland Football Club from its inception in the 1880s, to the amateur game’s glory days in the 1950s and beyond. Visitors will be able to marvel at the FA Amateur Cup on loan from the National Football Museum in Manchester;

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

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

Superweeks: residential holidays for 8-16s - free travel from Newcastle!

Free travel from Newcastle to the centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Fantastic, imaginative residential holidays for 8-16s, includes free travel from 17 major towns & cities. Fun, games, laughter, secret missions, sneaking in the woods, adventures and expeditions, a day trip, games you’ve never heard of before, parties and feasts and evenings of fun, things to learn, and plenty of new friends. Superweeks are run

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Free travel from Newcastle to the centre, Newcastle Central Station, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5DL

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

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

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

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

Burnt Out by Helen Snell

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

an ambitious new exhibition of sculptural installations, lighting and two dimensional works by award winning artist, Helen Snell. Helen uses digital laser and water jet cutting techniques on a variety of materials to create her exquisitely detailed and poignant work. Where rarity, exclusivity and uniqueness in the art world are the celebrated norm,

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

Location: Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

60s 70s 80s Karaoke Disco

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Disco / Karaoke Over "5s Night

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:30-23:30

Location: Aclet Pub, brooklands, Bishop Auckland, Dl14 6pw

Meet the Mallorys

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the story behind the picture. (until Nov 1)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink and Make Merry! is all about these celebrations. It’s the culmination of a partnership project with Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A),

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

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

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

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

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with woolly flora and fauna, garden gnomes and small creatures. An exhibition guaranteed to put a smile on your face! (until Sept 5)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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



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