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The Secret Garden

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle’s house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help ...

Kirkby Fleetham Feast

kirkby Fleetham Village Green, Kirkby Fleetham

Stroll along and join us for a sociable Saturday, whether it's dropping in to our beer tent or enjoying our home made Yorkshire teas. There's plenty to occupy the whole family - ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

Rock-pooling

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

Rock-pooling Explore the fantastic world of crabs, periwinkles and dog whelks; collect, touch and examine. Wear wellies/boots.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, The CIMM, Skinningrove, TS13 4AP

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

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

Walkington House, Darlington

indoor meeting

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Walkington House, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AU

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

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

step back in time and become a knight or lady for the day by designing your own coat of arms, making a helmet or head-dress and testing your skills on the activities trail. On until Aug 7.

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

Location: Bolton Castle, Leyburn, Leyburn, DL84ET

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

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

The Forest of Possibility

The Courthouse, Thirsk

4th-29th August, Mon - Sat (10am-4.30pm) Featuring seven artists from around the globe, ‘The Forest of Possibility’ invites you to enter a world of extraordinary encounters with the forest, and the ancient trees, animals and plants that inhabit it. The forest is a place of potential, where myths and fairytales are created. Sinister or

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

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

Off with their Heads in the Courthouse

Courthouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 3rd Aug – Fri 7th Aug Family Activities 11am-3pm The Queen of Hearts takes over the Courthouse Museum for a week of mock trials based on Alice in Wonderland. Come and play the Knave of Hearts and be accused of the theft of some tarts! Crafts and stories from Alice in Wonderland. Courthouse Museum, Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS Adults

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Courthouse Museum, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

Off with their Heads in the Courthouse

Courthouse Museum, Ripon

Mon 3rd Aug – Fri 7th Aug Family Activities 11am-3pm The Queen of Hearts takes over the Courthouse Museum for a week of mock trials based on Alice in Wonderland. Come and play the Knave of Hearts and be accused of the theft of some tarts! Crafts and stories from Alice in Wonderland. Courthouse Museum, Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS Adults

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Courthouse Museum, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

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

The Art of Wishful Thinking

Town Hall Gallery, Darlington

Wouldn’t it be Great if the World Looked Like This!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Town Hall Gallery, Darlington, Darlington, DL1 1NF

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

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

Chris Cross the Magician Presents Geordie Legends: Them Off The Viz

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For the First Time in Over 20 Years* The Knob-Gag Gallaghers of Tyneside who Created the Legendary VIZ Comic, Will appear on stage together answering ALL of YOUR Questions in a Unique Q&A Show Hosted by Newcastle’s Favourite Magician – Chris Cross! This will be ”A Geordie Night OOT Not to Be Missed, Like!” Expect a Cabaret Show of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

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

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, Reeth

Crafts, Bible Stories, games, songs & quizzes each morning for children of primary school age and a family fun evening. 10am to noon daily for children of primary school age. Family fun evening on Friday, August 7, at 6pm. All activities free of charge.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The Green, Reeth, DL11 6AB

An Interview in the Afterlife

The Fleeting Arms, York

Off The Rock Productions are proud to present: AN INTERVIEW IN THE AFTERLIFE Written and Directed by Matthew Wignall Sound and Lighting Design by Dan Sparrow Stephen is dead and not the least bit happy about it. This is his story. A dark comedy about love, friendship, custard creams and suicide. Stephen Thornton is not enjoying

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

Location: The Fleeting Arms, Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

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

Grand Opera House, York

Following its sensational West End run as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, one of the best British comedies delights the nation this summer. Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan - ‘Genghis’ to his kids - is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing in 1970s Salford. Household tension reaches breaking point as

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Magna Carta Family Talks

Palace Green Library, Durham

Older children and family members will enjoy our informal talks – every Tuesday and Thursday, from 2pm-3pm, during the school holidays. This is your chance to find out more about Magna Carta and the themes explored in the exhibition. All informal talks are free to attend and there is no need to book.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

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

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

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

Activity Day - So you want to be a Dancer

The Forum, Northallerton

A day of dance, from tap to jazz, modern to ballet. This is a course for keen dancers and new starters alike. Taught by a top local dance tutor. No equipment required, just come along with what you have and enjoy a day of dance.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

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

Coldstones Quarry Geology Walk

Coldstones Quarry Offices, Greenhow Hill

Take a look at the geology of Coldstones Quarry from the inside on this fascinating guided walk. The walk will be on rough ground and it may be muddy. Walking boots and wind proof clothing are recommended. Hard hats will be provided. Meet: Coldstones Quarry Offices, Greenhow. Entrance off the B6265 at the Pateley Bridge side of Greenhow. Cost:

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Coldstones Quarry Offices, Grenhow Hill, Greenhow Hill, HG3 5JQ

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

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

Is the World Flat? Charles Taylor on the Metaphysics of Pilgrimage in the 21st Century by Michael Raubach

Oriental Museum, Durham

In Charles Taylor’s monumental 2007 work ‘A Secular Age’ he sets out to answer two questions: What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? And, why (in the West) it was virtually impossible not to believe in God in the Middle Ages, while presently many of us not only find this easy, but even culturally inescapable? Contrary

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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 - Durham

Durham Gilesgate Sports College, Durham

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

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

Location: Durham Gilesgate Sports College, Bradford Cresent, Durham, DH1 1HN

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

The Angel at Topcliffe, Topcliffe

The Angel at Topcliffe's Monthly Comedy Club The Plaza Suite 7.30

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, YO7 3RW

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

Kiplin Hall Gardens

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

The Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough

Fun and friendly indoor exercise designed specifically for new mums. Incorporating aerobics, bodytone and pilates based exercise to ease back into fitness Bring baby along too play mats provided

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: The Neptune Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS37RP

Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Ingleby Barwick

Fun and friendly indoor exercise class designed especially for new mums. Combining aerobics, body tone and pilates. Bring baby along too, playmats and babygyms provided

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Haresfield Way, Ingleby Barwick, TS17 0YL

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

Wynyard Hall walled garden opens

Wynyard Hall Hotel, Billingham

AN historic walled garden, in the grounds of a prestigious North East country house hotel, is to be opened to the public as part of a £5.3m investment. The Walled Garden, at Wynyard Hall Hotel, Tees Valley, - which was established by the Hall’s owners, the Marquises of Londonderry, in the 19th century - will open on Tuesday 4 August.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Wynyard Hall Hotel, Wynyard, Billingham, TS22 5NF

Game On 2.0

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive collection of computer games from the past 60 years. Explore the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming entertainment and technology through more than 100 playable games. Your gaming journey takes you through the decades up to contemporary favourites, including Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches. Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action! For

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

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

Joe Cornish Permanent Exhibition

The Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

A permanent exhibition of the work of world renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. Joe lives and works on the edge of the North York Moors, a setting which serves as a great inspiration to him. He has also continued to photograph extensively around the British Isles and overseas however and a selection of his images are always on display in

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Classes run by Danny Alessandro Danny is a qualified judo coach and holds a level 2 judo coaching qualification. Our classes are dynamic and high energy, with the use of funky music and games – as well as progressive techniques for teaching judo. For many, the motivation is simply fitness and fun. Our coaches are full-time professionals who

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:45

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Age UK Gentle exercise to music for over 50's For Just £2.50

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:30

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

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

TTT; 101 (Musical Theatre)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Born performer? Natural theatrical? Class clown? Triple Threat Training (TTT) 101, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, is designed to enhance and refine skills the students already have. It is advised for performers ages 8-15 years, however, 'mature' younger performers may be considered. The sessions will require students to take

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

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

CCMT; 101

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, CCMT 101 is perfect for the budding stage performer! Students will take part in a variety of fun exercises to teach them the importance of warming up, training and performing with technique; this session is advised as an introduction and developer to musical theatre performances. Our CCMT 101

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Can you find any bugs as you explore the Museum grounds? Learn about bug habitats with a wildlife expert and then make a ladybird box to take home for your garden. This event is funded by the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership. Booking required on 01833 690606. Suitable for children aged 5+, who must be accompanied by an adult for whom there

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

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

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

Quiz

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Pub Quiz Open The Box Free Buffee

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

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

Belmont Parish Hall, Durham

Relaxed, informal, weekly two hour painting sessions under the expert guidance of local Artist, Peter Hemming.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Belmont Parish Hall, Broomside Lane, Durham, DH1 2QR

Royals: then and now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by John Wonnacott and Andy Warhol. The display continues Beningbrough's celebration of 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I by

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

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

Young @ Heart Wellbeing Sessions

Unti D, Consett

We run wellbeing fitness sessions for senior citizens weekdays from 10:30am - 11:30am. Our sessions promote improved health and wellbeing, improved bone density and joint strength, muscular improvement, flexibility, Improved energy, and are a great way to meet new people and socialise.

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

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Denchi Kai - Shotokan Karate

Birtley Leisure Centre, Birtley

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

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

Location: Birtley Leisure Centre, Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2TB



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