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An Audience with Ann Widdecombe

The Princess Alexandra Auditorium , Yarm

Forthright, intrepid and engaging, Ann Widdecombe, the former Shadow Home Secretary has reinvented herself since leaving Parliament. Her inimitable performances on Strictly Come ...

Driving Miss Daisy

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Dame Siân Phillips (I, Claudius, Dune, Marlene, Cabaret) and Derek Griffiths (Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Coronation Street) star in this heart-touching ...

Martine McCutcheon Plus Support

Sage, Gateshead

Alongside new single ‘Say I’m Not Alone’, other album highlights include the rocky ‘Any Sign Of Life’, the beautiful ‘Stay With Me’ (which is a duet with ...

The Art Market

Grainger Market , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Art Market takes place in Newcastle's historic Grainger Market on the 4th Saturday of each month. The event is run Loveartnortheast, which was set up in 2014 by former ITV ...

Black and White exhibition

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

features more than 40 works by 15 local artists, all made entirely in monochrome. It includes prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and textiles and covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world to the North-East's industrial heritage.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Folk Club presents Anthony John Clarke

Copper Beech, Darlington

The Folk Club welcomes this fine singer, songwriter and raconteur. Not only has he written four of the most popular songs on the folk scene - 'The Only Life Gloria Knows', The Broken Years', 'Walking On Sunday' and the immortal 'Tuesday Night Is Always Karaoke', but he remains in essence the reason why folk clubs and festivals continue to thrive!

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

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

Bowlers needed all ages male and female

Indoor Bowls Club, Spennymoor

free taster sessions come along and give it a try, gentle exercise improves hand to eye co-ordination

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club, 53-57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LF

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

selling exhibition of watercolours and other works

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

FAME! - The Musical

Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Stanley

The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever. An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame The Musical inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame! Conceived and developed by David De Silva - now known affectionately to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA

Little 3, Thirsk

live music

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

Location: Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO71DA

Courtney Pine Presents Black Notes From The Deep Featuring Special Guest Vocalist Omar

Sage, Gateshead

Multi instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is a British born Jazz Giant. In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted the top 40 and since then he’s had numerous BBC Jazz Awards, MOBO’s, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and remained at the forefront of UK

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Civic Hall, Shildon

with Tearaways Theatre group

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Hall, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, DL41AH

Northallerton Ramblers

Grassington car park, Grassington

Ten miles around Wharfdale Villages and Limestone Moor. From Grassington to follow Dales Way north before dropping to Connistone and Kilnsey. Now on Mastiles Lane to reach Boardley to return via Threshfield and Linton. All on good paths with gentle climbs

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Grassington car park, Grassington, Grassington, BD23 5AP

Northallerton Ramblers

Car park just south of Lion Inn, Northallerton

Eight miles on the 3 R's Round Rosedale's Railways. Starting from Blakey Ridge drop down to cross River Seven then ascend to Rosedale East railway track and then continue along railway track to Rosedale West and back to start.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Car park just south of Lion Inn, on Castleton to Hutton le Hole road, Northallerton, YO18 8SA

Paul Berriff: A Life in Pictures

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

Paul is one of Britain’s most accomplished television documentary film makers. A pioneer in his field, Paul has been awarded the OBE and two BAFTAs, along with a host of other top TV awards. His latest being the GTC’s Television Cameraman’s Award for 2017 Starting his career in the early ‘60s as a 16 year old press photographer, Paul

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

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL61NA

Broadacre House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

It’s ten years since the start of the bank crisis. North East Positive Money supporters are organising a “taking stock” meeting in support of the Royal Society of Arts series of talks by influential speakers in London on the infamous 10th anniversary of the last financial crash. Entrance is free, though you’ll be asked to donate two or

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 16:30-20:30

Location: Broadacre House, Market St East, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6HQ

Quaker Meeting House, Darlington

A weekly Martial Arts class studying Iaido, the Japanese art of the sword. For more info please see our website www.budokan-dojo.co.uk

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NB

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Many of the works are inspired by maps, paths, and topography, whilst others are inspired by naturally occurring geological formations, and other works are inspired

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Alphabetti Theatre , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Award-winning comedian, Tom Taylor, sets out to tour the UK this autumn with the first and second episodes of his critically-acclaimed Charlie Montague Mysteries. These delightful one man plays are packed with nonstop laughs from start to finish and a revolving gallery of high society dames and eccentric waiters – all played by Taylor. Two

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Alphabetti Theatre , New Bridge Street West, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 8AW

House of Burlesque

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Harrogate International Festivals is tempting audiences to join one of the most exciting showgirl artists in the world, Miss Tempest Rose. The acclaimed House of Burlesque is returning to the town after a sell-out show at last year’s Spiegeltent, this time in the glittering surrounds of the Royal Hall. Innovative and bold, the Queen of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG12RD

The Bank Crisis ;10 years on

The Bank Crisis ;10 years on, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Debate covering the RSA led series of talks in London on the 10 year anniversary of the banking crisis. We are organising a local event to discuss a debate between Ed Balls, Martin Wolf from the Financial Times and the Positive Money organisation.Event is to be held on 21st Sept 2017 free tickets available here, please book before coming

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Bank Crisis ;10 years on, Market St, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6HQ

101 Years of British Art

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The art produced in Britain over the last century defies easy definition or classification. It spans the portraits of Augustus John and Clare Winsten, who embraced post-impressionism in the 1910s, the neo-romantic landscapes of John Minton and Keith Vaughan, reflecting on the aftermath of the Second World War, and the eye-catching imagery of

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

explore historic unsolved murders, accidents and robberies on the railway

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Son of a Preacher Man

Empire, Sunderland

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Badapple Theatre Company present 'Salsa Verde'

Marton cum Grafton Memorial Hall , North Yorkshire

A brand new comedy by Kate Bramley with music by Jez Lowe and design by Catherine Dawn. It's 1999 and will the controversial Millennium Bridge in the village be finished in time for the opening Salsa Fiesta? Salsa Verde is a feel good fusion of laughs, music and a bit of a dance as a comic love-triangle seems doomed to be repeated down

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

Location: Marton cum Grafton Memorial Hall , Marton cum Grafton, North Yorkshire, YO51 9QY

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

NERA exhibition, a history of buildings, present and lost, located within the Head of Steam Campus and the immediate surrounding area.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Resurgence by the Darlington Association of Photographers

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

The Darlington Association of Photographers formed after the demise of the Darlington Arts Centre in July 2012 and celebrates it's 5th anniversary with the exhibition - Resurgence.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough Road, Middlesbrough, TS66XH

The Weir

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th anniversary year. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub, to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Joséphine Bowes (1825 - 1874) was a very fashionable Parisian woman. Sadly, her wardrobe does not survive, except for two bodices and a blouse, but her dress bills and her fashion magazines remain. A selection of these will be shown with her clothes and some of her jewellery. A beautiful lilac evening bodice is to displayed for the first time with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Theatre Royal, York

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00, 19:30

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable. Rattle Snake is an epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse. From Thursday, September 21 (until September 30) Not on 24 / 25

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13DQ

Barbican, York

With their glorious new album ‘Jump On Board’ coming out April 21st on BMG, Texas announce 21 UK dates this autumn including a very special show at the Barbican.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. On Thursday, September 21

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

The White Horse Hotel, Darlington

The Tees Valley Jazzmen will bring their own brand of polished, exciting Dixieland jazz to The White Horse Hotel, Darlington

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: The White Horse Hotel, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington, DL1 3AD

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tyne Theatre Productions present: West Side Story. From Wednesday, September 20 (until September 23) Daily 7.30pm + 2.30pm Sat Matinee

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships. How can he remain connected to those who care about him? This touching performance asks, what ultimately binds us to others? What new stories can we weave that enable us to release old friends and join new ones? An uplifting

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the industry's true legends, 2017 will mark an astonishing 50 years since Gilbert O'Sullivan made his first foray into the music business with the release of his debut single 'Disappear'. It launched O'Sullivan on a career that is still thriving five decades later - seeing him dominate the charts in the seventies and continue to enjoy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

Gala Theatre, Durham

Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. With hits including Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3), and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll among many.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham

Mark Morriss made his name as the frontman of indie legends The Bluetones. Over recent times, his solo material has seen him tour up and down the country picking up countless new fans as well as continuing to please those who loved the band. Mark’s solo shows are a mix of classic Bluetones songs, selected gems from his solo catalogue and some

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

Location: The Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham, DH1 2HX

The Empire, Consett

Goodnight Mister Tom is a moving, humorous, compassionate and uplifting story that will enthrawl audiences. Beautiful music and a script full of light and shade, this is a tale of friendships made and the survival of a young bullied and abused boy during World War II. Presented by Spotlight Community Theatre Productions From Tuesday,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Hexham Old Gaol, Hexham

Hexham Old Gaol and some of its historical inmates are the inspiration behind a new film installation featuring modern-day ballads created by North East-based artist Matt Stokes in collaboration with musician Richard Dawson. Drawing from traditional border ballads, which were typically sung unaccompanied and used to tell stories, This Liberty

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hexham Old Gaol, Hallgate, Hexham, NE46 1XD

An Audience of Mediumship with Suzanne Gill

NE6 Suite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Top Psychic Medium and Paranormal Author Suzanne Gill is coming to the NE6 Suite, in Newcastle, on September 21, 2017. Watch Suzanne live as she connects with her audience receiving messages of comfort from loved ones that have passed over. Tickets available online via Suzanne’s Facebook page (suzannegillmedium)

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: NE6 Suite, 123 Scrogg Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 2PR

Winter Warmers

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This 5-week short course is suitable for those new to cookery and also those who have attended previous courses and want to improve their skills. The emphasis is on preparing and cooking tasty soups, main courses and hot puddings for the Autumn and Winter months. Seasonal fruit and vegetables will be used wherever possible. There are no entry

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

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

10@10

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The Station is 10 this year. To celebrate, we've asked Year 10 students at Richmond School to create artwork for this very special exhibition. We've also selected twelve winning images to be part of a celebratory 2018 calendar, which will be on sale right here at The Station. Please visit and support our talented young local artists. From

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Play Talk

Big Kids Little Kids , Darlington

This course is for parents and carers of young children who wish to help their child develop good language skills. There are no entry requirements for this course, only the enthusiasm to learn about and develop skills that will help your child. From September 21 (until October 12)

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: Big Kids Little Kids , 172 - 176 Northgate , Darlington, DL1 1QU

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A chance to see and buy remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists handpicked from the Royal Academy exhibition by Britain’s foremost landscape artist Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Includes works by Sir Michael Craig Martin, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Tracey Emin and Cornelia Parker. From September 9 (until October 14)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

The Phoenix Club, Newton Aycliffe

Learn to line dance with our fully qualified teacher from 8:00pm. Live music from 9:00pm.

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: The Phoenix Club, MacMillan Road, Newton Aycliffe, DL54LG

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition spanning the lifework of one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century. Paul Nash (1889 –1946) was one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century and was a key figure in British Surrealism. His art forged an important new connection between surreal and mystical ideas and the English landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition of the Laing’s watercolour collection will take you on a journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world, starting from a scene of Newcastle. (until December 17)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Copper Beech, Darlington

Live music

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

Great North Art Show 2017

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

The Great North Art Show features hundreds of artworks displayed in the splendid setting of Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. This breathtaking array of art, featuring more than 350 artworks, ranges from printmaking and illustration to painting and sculpture, and is an opportunity to view and buy works from both emerging and established

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

Live from Shakespeare's Globe : King Lear (12A)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe. King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Magic of Motown

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Another welcome return to The Forum Theatre for one of our favourite shows. Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Country Superstars

Grand Opera House, York

This truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country - Dolly Parton. Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential icons who shaped Country music

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Speed Dating in Newcastle

Bonbar, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Speed Dating in Newcastle How Speed Dating in Newcastle works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Newcastle, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating at the Speed Dating in Newcastle.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms Fenkle St, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5XU

Picasso: ceramic from Attenborough Collection

Art Gallery, York

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. His work in clay is original and exciting, taking the form of plates, tiles, jugs and jars, all featuring his vibrant decoration. Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, where there is a long tradition of painted earthenware pottery. He became interested in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

'Four Worried Men' - Live Music on the Shields Ferry

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(rock, pop, indie) A diverse range of music featuring songs from Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Beatles, Foo Fighters, U2, Take That, Stereophonics, Doobie Brothers, Deacon Blue and much more. Trip includes a 3 hour cruise with live music and hot food (either chilli or curry). Departure Ferry departs from South Shields ferry landing at

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

Location: South Shields ferry landing, Ferry Street, South Shields, NE33 1JR

An exhibition of prints by Mary Burton

Durham Cathedral, Durham

AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY MARY BURTON Mary Burton was born in 1945 in New York City. She completed a Doctor of Ministry in Chicago in 1973, was a parish minister in Congregational churches in the USA and emigrated to the UK in 1982. She took up watercolour painting in 1987 and became increasingly absorbed with the interface between creative

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Benedictine Week

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Monday 18 September - Friday 22 September Join us for our annual Benedictine Week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict, focusing on its expression at Durham Cathedral in the past and present. Accommodation is available for those who require it at St Chad's College, part of Durham

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A rare collection of some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK, including St Cuthbert's preserved wooden coffin and his exquisite gold and garnet pectoral cross. Also on display will be the ivory comb and portable altar buried alongside St Cuthbert, Anglo-Saxon vestments gifted to his Shrine, and the original Sanctuary

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Tom Houghton, host Pete Otway & support

The Pot House, Hartlepool

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pot House in Hartlepool on September 21st 2017: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Tom Houghton, host Pete Otway & support Show details: Tom Houghton - “Hilarious” - Daily Telegraph. “Comedy gold” - The Guardian Host Pete Otway - “Devastatingly funny” - Chortle This show

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

Location: The Pot House, Croft Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 0QX

Association of Animal Artists Autumn Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The Association of Animal Artists, (AAA), would like to welcome you to their autumn exhibition at the Station Gallery in Richmond. The exhibition starts on Saturday 9th September and runs until Thursday 5th October. It is open from 9am - 4-30pm daily and entry is free. Between 10am and 12pm on the 9th September, there will be an opportunity to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gilbert O'Sullivan at City Hall Newcastle

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the industry's true legends, 2017 will mark an astonishing 50 years since Gilbert O'Sullivan made his first foray into the music business with the release of his debut single 'Disappear'. It launched O'Sullivan on a career that is still thriving five decades later - seeing him dominate the charts in the seventies and continue to enjoy

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

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

Million Dollar Quartet

Theatre Royal, York

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting exhibition by members of Interface Arts set amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Digital Makings exhibition

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

Over the last year, Gateshead Council’s Libraries and Culture Team have brought you Digital Makings, a programme of participatory digital arts activities. We’ve had workshops, talks and lots of events to inspire and opportunities to learn something new. This exhibition highlights some of the artwork created during the year showcasing our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT

Castle Museum, York

A series of new displays transforms York Castle Museum’s 1960’s pub into an LGBT bar brimming with tales of love, struggle and pride in a new exhibition, York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT History. Visitors can discover the stories of York’s first ever lesbian and gay protest march, the festival that brought two thousand lesbians to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A bewitching show promising a magical experience for all ages, offering hands-on activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Flying in from somewhere out in space, a mechanical seed has landed in our exhibition gallery to fill it with a beautiful, interactive exhibition. The seed needs to learn the secrets that make our earthly gardens full of

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An exquisite and engaging trail, linked to items from the Museum collection, viewed through the eyes of contemporary artist Gavin Turk in collaboration with other renowned British artists including Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Sir Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Matt Collishaw, Adam Dant and Yinka Shonibare MBE. In an interactive experience which

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

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

The Nightmare Room

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

A wicked contemporary thriller by John Goodrum Starring Sarah Wynne Kordas and Sylvia Robson Directed by Karen Henson This deliciously dark thriller from a tale by the master of terror and mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle - with twists and turns worthy of an Agatha Christie whodunit - weaves its way through a sinister labyrinth of marital

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

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

NGCA presents the national premiere of Chad McCail's near 100-foot long drawing 'Liars of Earth'. McCail's parable has a political twist in the tale, presenting a world in which ordinary people are able to overturn the malign rule of monstrous giants. Across a vast landscape that encompasses all of the institutions that shape us, McCail explores

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Interface Arts First ClassExhibition at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting contemporary art exhibition by members of Interface Arts situated amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Tyneside Cinema's Northern Stars Documentary Academy

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Young people in the North East get the chance to take part once again in an award-winning filmmaking programme this summer as Tyneside Cinema opens applications for its fifth annual Northern Stars Documentary Academy. The Cinema is looking for enthusiastic young people aged 15-18 from across the North East to take part. The programme is

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

Location: Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

The “Only in England” exhibition contains the work of renowned photographers Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. The exhibition showcases both photographers fascination for the English: in previously unseen work of Ray-Jones and Parr’s “the Non-Conformists” collection.

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

See ten familiar South Shields landmarks, from the old to the very new, rebuilt in miniature with LEGO®. Also, see if you can spot local characters among the LEGO® Minifigures.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

Texas

Barbican, York

New Album ‘Jump On Board’ Released April 21st With their glorious new album ‘Jump On Board’ coming out April 21st on BMG, Texas announce 21 UK dates this autumn including a very special show at the Royal Albert Hall 17th September. Tickets go on sale this Friday March 24th. Written and produced by Texas stalwarts Johnny McElhone

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

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects. How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day? The key is TIME. Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

A major new partnership exhibition with the British Museum Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be brought together for the first time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Made in York

Fairfax House, York

Pioneering ideas, great inventions, ground-breaking discoveries, objects of beauty, innovation, artistry and craftsmanship and the people behind their creation…. These products of York’s age of Enlightenment are as rich as their impact is far-reaching. Made in York celebrates the wealth of this Georgian city’s inventive and enlightened

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

Introducing 'PAST AND FUTURE TOURS' at Auckland Castle! Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and an insight into how many are now being transformed as

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30

Location: No.42 , 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

The Earth's Layers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Spanning fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation much of the work in The Earth's Layers exhibition is conceptual, yet all

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

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

Under Northern Skies

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of paintings by Hazel Smith and Jill Eagle. These charming paintings of familiar vistas will be on display in the Dispensary Gallery. The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of sensitively depicted sites that will lead visitors around the Dispensary Gallery, taking them on a journey through the local countryside.

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

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

Music & Memories

Waterhouses Community Centre , Waterhouses

We are holding a regular 'Music and Memories' session at Waterhouses Community Centre on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3pm. Join us for a variety of activities such as listening to music, sing-a-longs, dancing, craft, quiz’s and trips out. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together with old friends and make new ones. Contact us to register and

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

Location: Waterhouses Community Centre , Russell Street , Waterhouses, DH7 9AR

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. In her latest adventure, Little Bear encounters a lost polar bear and using her knowledge of the stars, guides her new friend home. From Sunday, July 23 (until January 5, 2018) Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm, Sun 11.00am-6.00pm

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

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

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

Open every day between 10:00am and 4:00pm. From Saturday, March 25 (until September 24) The gardens are conveniently located within easy reach of the A1 (8 miles) on the A684, which runs through Leyburn, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Adults: £4; OAPS £3; Children 5-16: 50p Dogs welcome on leads. www.constableburton.com

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

Location: Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Constable Burton, Leyburn, DL8 5LJ

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

explores the age old phenomenon of squaddie humour. We’ll look at the different ways soldiers throughout history have tried to see the funny side – even when their situation could not have been more deadly serious. Entry to ‘Humour from Horror’ is included in your museum admission.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Green Howards Museum, Trinity Church, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Old Well Inn, Barnard Castle

Every Thursday starting at 8:30. All genres of acoustic music welcome. Special Guest nights last Thursday of the month

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

Location: Old Well Inn, The Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PH

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

This year’s exhibition traces the links, by blood or marriage, to the owners of houses with family connections to Kiplin Hall: from Ashington Hall to Alton Towers, Belton House to Blickling Hall, and Danby Wiske to Duncombe Park. Houses large and small, in Britain and abroad, feature in this delightful insight into the homes of Kiplin’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

In Spring 2017, York Art Gallery will present the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893. Featuring more than 20 paintings and watercolours, it will highlight the beautiful and classical women for which the artist is most famous and demonstrate the modernity of Moore’s approach.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Richmond in North Yorks

An energetic yoga practice to music, with relaxation too.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-20:45

Location: Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Darlington Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 5DY

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

If you are looking for things to do in Teesside and fancy yourself as a modern day Sherlock grab a group of Watsons to help you and visit our escape rooms. Test your wits and deductive skills and solve the mysteries before the 60 minute time limit runs out. For more information visit www.enigmatology.co.uk

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Enimatology escape rooms, 19 Yarm Road , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NJ

Family Ballet Classes

Pilates and Beyond, Darlington

Learn Ballet with your children/grandchildren ! Tone, sculpt and stretch whilst learning ballet. A class for you and yours to enjoy together !

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:30

Location: Pilates and Beyond, Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NN

Ballet Classes for Adults

Pilates and Beyond , Darlington

Basic /intermediate adult ballet classes in Darlington. Learn ballet. Tone, sculpt, stretch. Relax and enjoy! Thursday's 12.15-1pm Contact info@popupballet.co.uk

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:15-13:00

Location: Pilates and Beyond , Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NN

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore. Start your chocolate journey from the museum’s Period Rooms to discover how the Georgians, Victorians and the Jacobeans satisfied their sweet tooth. Then follow the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War. 96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

National Portrait Gallery Director Nicholas Cullinan has chosen a further four portraits of people who have shaped British history and culture over the centuries. Including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

The City Theatre, Durham

This play follows the course of World War Two as experienced by a working class family in Newcastle. The story explores the family's personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys, and is a rich, warm picture of home life in wartime.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The City Theatre, Fowlers Yard, Durham, DH1 3RA

KFAMoves Dance Exercise

St Thomas' Church Hall, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Come and join us, ladies! Promotes fitness, and develops coordination and good posture. We gently limber up and use the whole body gradually, stretching

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

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

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Have fun discovering Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Durham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

To celebrate 100 years since the Gallery doors opened to the public to present the Shipley’s bequest collection, and 40 years since the first items were purchased to build the now nationally important contemporary craft collection, the Shipley Art Gallery presents a new showcase exhibition. Companion Pieces brings together different parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, Hurworth

Dog training including Heelwork Sit and Down stay Recall Socialisation

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Durham KFA Moves Free Sessions

Laurel Avenue Primary School, Durham

Exercise, Movement and Dance event Drop in to join or watch any or all the sessions led by our qualified teachers between 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. sessions will include different dance styles – such as Line Dancing, working with apparatus and seated exercise. Come along, have fun, meet new people and start your New Year developing a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Laurel Avenue Primary School, Laurel Avenue, Durham, DH1 2EY

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Simple and fun dance workout, with glow-sticks and disco lights, to club anthems from the Nineties, through to today's tracks.

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

Location: Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth

A basic dog obedience training course for puppies and beginner dogs, which will include socialization with dogs/people. More advanced dogs will continue from 8pm.

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

Location: Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

live jazz music

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

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

everyone welcome, singles welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Albert Hill Club, Nestfield Street, Darlington, DL1 2LZ



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