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Treasure Island

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Ahoy there landlubbers! Don't ye be missin' this tale of treasure and treachery on the high seas. Join Jim Hawkins as he spins his yarn of plotting pirates and potty parrots. ...

Teddy Bears Picnic

Stanhope Station, Stanhope

Come to our Teddy Bears Picnic at Stanhope Station. Board the train at Wolsingham Train Station and travel up to Stanhope. Tickets are £10 per child age 5 onwards. This includes ...

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 ...

Diverting Dinosaurs

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Large or small, hairy or smooth, meat-eater or veggie – dinosaurs of all varieties capture every child’s imagination. Dress up for a day of family fun in the Hall and ...

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

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Classic Blues and RnB from this Wearside band

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

Location: Vigilant Inn, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE346AE

Marsden Inn, South Shields

The Gaslighters are a Tyneside based wedding and function band playing a range of rock, pop, soul, with a hint of Irish. We can be booked for weddings, corporate events, parties and restaurants in and around the North East of England and further afield. The Gaslighters were born around 1998 out of a Friday night buskers session in The Gas Light

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:00

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

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Freddie Purvis covering songs by Journey, Toto, Foriegner, Kansas, Whitesnake, Styx, Jefferson Airplane, Deep Purple, Boston, Thunder etc.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

Marsden Inn, South Shields

The Gaslighters are a Tyneside based wedding and function band playing a range of rock, pop, soul, with a hint of Irish. We can be booked for weddings, corporate events, parties and restaurants in and around the North East of England and further afield. The Gaslighters were born around 1998 out of a Friday night buskers session in The Gas Light

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:00

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

Cobweb Orchestra - Underground

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

Sunday 2 August Cobweb Orchestra - Underground A unique orchestral performance exploring the underground heritage of the Northern Counties with music by composers from the region and a new piece written specially for the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum by Michael Betteridge. Conductor Andy Jackson Lighting by Steve Messam Admission by

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 12:30-17:00

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

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

Freddie Purvis

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Rock & Blues classics

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

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

The Penny Gill, Spennymoor

Two Original Metal Bands from North East England

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

Location: The Penny Gill, 17 Cheapside , Spennymoor, DL16 6QE

College Playing Fields, Darlington

one mile around Saltburn, marine day

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 08:15

Location: College Playing Fields, Abbey Road, Darlington, DL38LR

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A unique evening of glorious music in this costumed production, with chamber orchestra. The beautiful music of Mozart's opera belies the cynical plot - sometimes comical, sometimes tugging at the heartstrings. Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/everyonestheatrecompany

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Open Gardens National Garden Scheme, York

Three contrasting gardens will be open to the public on Sunday 2 August from midday to 5.00pm. The admission charge of £5 includes all three gardens. Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult. Sorry we cannot allow dogs in the gardens. Plants will be on sale in Butts Close (YO41 1PD) Teas available at Daneswell House Main Street (YO41

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Open Gardens National Garden Scheme, Butts Close, York, YO41 1PD

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

Castle, Helmsley

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Join family and friends for what promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer as you

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Castle, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625AB

Darlington Ramblers

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

coach trip to Elterwater, Lake District

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Eight miles of the Ripon Rowel by Eavestone Lake and Lumley Moor reservoir

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Nun's Close car park, Hurgil Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104UN

Glebe Road Allotments Open Day, Darlington

an open day at the allotments on Sunday 2nd August 10am - 2pm various stalls including refreshments.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Glebe Road Allotments Open Day, Glebe Road, Darlington, DL1 3DY

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

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

Blues in the Park

North Lodge Park, Darlington

Blues played Live on the Bandstand in North Lodge Park.

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: North Lodge Park, Gladstone Street, Darlington, Darlington, DL36LN

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

Food Festival

Milton Street, Saltburn

It’s all part of a busy day that includes a street market featuring around seventy of the best independent food producers from the North East and North Yorkshire, a kitchen academy for children, live music, world street food, live cookery demonstrations, outdoor dining & picnic areas and bags more besides. Special guests including TV chef

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

Location: Milton Street, Saltburn, Saltburn, TS12 1HQ

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

It’s the first Sunday of the month, so it must be The Comedy Store. Gala’s regular meeting place for hilarious, comical and sometimes downright eccentric comedians. Each month our friends at The Comedy Store create a line-up of the very best performers on the circuit especially for the audiences of Durham. Rib-tickling guaranteed. So if you

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

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

Music on Westpark Hill

Westpark Hill, Darlington

with live music from The Jar family, Monster Ceilidh Band, The Equalisers and many more. Plus family entertainment including face painting, arts and crafts, balloon modelling and much more. Admission free

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:30-20:30

Location: Westpark Hill, Darlington, Darlington, DL2 2GG

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

Children's theatre on the lawn

Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley

Come and take part in an interactive performance of well-loved children's stories, or just sit and relax on the Terrace while you watch!

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

Location: Rievaulx Terrace, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Cleveland Ramblers

Danby Station, Danby

Six to eight miles around Danby Station

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Danby Station, Danby, Danby, TS17 0BY

Tree Fu Tom

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join CBeebies star, Tree Fu Tom, as he takes to the stage in his first nationwide ‘live’ tour stopping off at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Sunday 2nd August 2015. Follow Tom, Twigs, Ariela and friends on an action packed adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis! After finding a dusty old map, Tom decides to follow where it

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00

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

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

Inala

Empire, Sunderland

Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out run at the Edinburgh International Festival, four time Grammy® Award-winning South African choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo join multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin in this unique artistic collaboration. Featuring world class current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

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

Pinchinthorpe, Guisborough

Choice of 2 circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Pinchinthorpe. Call 01642 763058 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Pinchinthorpe, Visitor centre car park, Guisborough, TS14 8HG

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

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

Art from Oz

Bede's World, Jarrow

Australia’s leading Aboriginal artists, are exhibiting prints created by four different artists, each themed around the indigenous Aboriginal concept of ‘Country,’ as part of the Treasures of South Tyneside 2015 programme. And, alongside their work, which is on loan from the British Museum, will be art on the same theme produced by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries

mima, Middlesbrough

Art from Elsewhere brings together works that depict different realities of profound global change. This Hayward Touring exhibition, supported by the Art Fund and curated by internationally renowned curator David Elliott, recognises the vital importance of continuing to enrich collections of contemporary art throughout the country. Art from

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Pia Camil, Pablo Helguera, Pedro Reyes

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Artatomy

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-18:00

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

Darlington Comedy Festival: Avalon All-Dayer: Volume Two

Avalon, Darlington

Coming to Darlington Comedy Festival at Avalon on August 2nd 2015: This show will feature a day full of preview shows: 1pm - Ray Bradshaw: I Dare Ray To... - “Has a clear comedy gift” - Edinburgh Evening News 2:15pm - Scott Bennett: About A Roy (Stories About Me Dad) - “Observational comedy with everyman appeal” - Chortle

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 12:30-19:00

Location: Avalon, Blackwellgate, Darlington, DL1 5HL

Darlington Comedy Festival: James Acaster & Matt Forde

Seen, Darlington

Coming to Darlington Comedy Festival at Seen & Inside Out on August 2nd 2015: This show will feature two preview shows: James Acaster: Represent - As seen on 'Nevermind the Buzzcocks', 'Mock the Week', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and 'Russell Howard's Good News' - Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2014, 2013 & 2012 - “One of

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

Location: Seen, Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL1 5SX

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

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

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Create your own unique sculpture from the natural materials and tools provided

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Killhope Lead Mining Museum , A689, Cowshill, DL131AR

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: 11:00-17:00

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

West Park, Darlington

Live bands, family entertainment and food stalls organised by the forum

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:00-20:00

Location: West Park, Faverdale, Darlington, DL3 0UX

Old Durham Gardens , Durham

Established more than 350 years ago, Old Durham Gardens provide a charming public space for everybody to enjoy. The gardens lie less than a mile from Durham city centre and can be reached through a number of pleasant woodland or riverside walks. The gardens will be open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, from 2:00pm till 4:00pm, for visitors and

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Old Durham Gardens , Durham, Durham, DH1 2RY

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Duke of Edinburgh's Award The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is about having a go. You take part in a variety of activities, but they are not exams and you can't fail. Taking part is a great way of making friends and experiencing exciting and challenging things and gaining a great sense of achievement. You can learn lots of new skills,

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Feel Good Factor (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Feel Good Factor is a complimentary session available for just £2! Relax and unwind. Sigh and smile. Laugh and even cry... Feel Good Factor is there to eliminate the trials and tribulations of the working week. Join us for a quick wellbeing boosting session; with exericises and tasks ideal for all walks of life. CCMT reccomends this as a great

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 15:30-16:15

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

Play HardER (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

'Play HardER!' is for ALL ABILITIES, for ages 16+ Do we want perfect execution? No! This sessions is for those who WORK HARD and deserve to PLAY HARD! Sweat yourself trim whilst having a whole load of fun!! Play HardER plays host to a whole variety of exercises and practices, designed to make us feel great and ultimately... look great!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

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

Movement Group (Wellbeing)

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Our 'Movement Group' is part of our CCMT Wellbeing sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre. It's ethos, along with our slogan 'Work Hard, Play HardER', is to promote a sense of community and peer support. Movement Group is open to all abilities and 'movement' levels (i.e. power walking, jogging, running, etc.) and we urge you

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

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

Queen Catherine, Osmotherley

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Queen Catherine, Osmotherley, Osmotherley, DL6 3AG

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

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

Bingo Open The Box

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Family Fun Day Bingo Open The Box Bring The Kids Along Sunday Lunch £4.99 includes Desert

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

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

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

Stockley Grove, Brancepeth

A stunning 1/2 -acre garden with inspirational planting to provide year round colour and interest. Landscaped with hidden grassy paths with many unusual trees, shrubs and plants including wildlife pond, rockery area and water features. Home-made teas. Plant sales. 5m W of Durham City. Situated on the A690 between Durham & Crook. From Durham

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Stockley Grove, Stockley Grove, Brancepeth, DH7 8DU

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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