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Tom Wood: New Work

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition of new work by portrait painter Tom Wood, whose subjects have included His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Yorkshire author and playwright Alan Bennett, is ...

Snowdrop Afternoon

Greatham Hall, Greatham

Follow the temporary yellow straw path through the private wood at Greatham Hall to see the glorious display of snowdrops. Learn about the 743 years of the Hospital of God at ...

Polar Explorers

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover what life is like in the coldest places on Earth in the new Polar Explorers exhibition for families with younger children. The resilient ways of life of people and ...

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Civic Theatre, Darlington

A classic. A landmark. A legend. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 26,000 performances ...

Tom Wood: New Work

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition of new work by portrait painter Tom Wood, whose subjects have included His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Yorkshire author and playwright Alan Bennett, is showing at the Mercer Gallery until 19th June. Best known for his portraits, Wood’s subject matter also includes figurative subjects, animal and nature subjects,

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

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

The Tube

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Do you remember 1980s hit show The Tube? If you do, then you'll love this exhibition. Top 1980s television show, The Tube, was filmed right here in Newcastle bringing some of the biggest names in music to the North East including Tina Turner and Sir Paul McCartney as well as launching the careers of relatively unknown acts, such as Frankie Goes to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

The Black Portraits

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition features Paul Piercy's striking portraits in black impasto oil paint. The portraits document some of the bravest human rights activists from around the world. Some of Piercy's subjects have either died or are currently imprisoned for their struggles to protect universal freedoms, some are famous Nobel Laureates, some are still

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Have fun discovering Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Newcastle? 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

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

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Starts: Grey's Monument, Grey Street , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

A display of photographs of Darlington from the 1930s to 1970s.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

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

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

A display of photographs of Darlington from the 1930s to 1970s.

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

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

Fused Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

SELF PORTRAIT SPRING TERM GLASS WORKSHOP Saturday 13th February, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th. Friday 19th. Three sessions a day 10am, 12am and 2pm Space is limited so best to book. Fused glass workshop sessions are 60 to 90 minute workshops. Age limit 3 years to 99. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops are

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Crushed Chilli Gallery, South Street, Durham, DL1 4QP

St Cuthberts Church High Etherley - Methodist Hall, Toft Hill

St Cuthberts Church High Etherley Messy Church Come and join us for fun, games, story telling and food. Children and parents welcome to enjoy the fun. At Toft Hill Methodist Hall 3.15 to 5.00pm

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:15-17:00

Location: St Cuthberts Church High Etherley - Methodist Hall, South Road , Toft Hill, DL14 0HT

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

febfest’s school exhibitions always marvel the viewer and in this centenary year of World War I, sixteen local schools from nursery to secondary and students from our local college will be displaying work that has been created collaboratively. Their work highlights their response to The Somme, a battlefield that continues to provoke images and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Journalism Taster Event

The Northern Echo Training Newsroom, Darlington

Interested in a career in multimedia journalism? Then book yourself onto our journalism taster day. You'll find out how we train our future journalists including their weekly experiences in The Northern Echo newsroom, and what an NCTJ industry accredited qualification entails. Spaces still available for Tuesday 9th of February (1pm-4pm). Please

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: The Northern Echo Training Newsroom, Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Deneside WMC, Seaham

live music

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

Location: Deneside WMC, Seaham, Seaham, SR7 8PE

Methodist Church Hall, Nunthorpe

Monthly meeting. February's speaker is Frank Hoyle, an award-winning grower, on 'Cultivating and Killing Cushions'.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Marton Moor Road, Nunthorpe, TS7 0BP

Bus station, Ripon

Seven mile circular walk from Jervaulx

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Bus station, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 1RH

Country Club, Sherburn

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Country Club, 60 Front Street, Sherburn, dH6 1HB

Snowdrops and spring flowers

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Blow the winter cobwebs away. Enjoy drifts of snowdrops and aconites naturlaised in the woodland and gardens. Return to the Tea Room for warming refreshments.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Making Sense

Customs House, South Shields

Working with individuals supported by Sight Service, Making Sense is a sensitive and personal exploration of the relationship that individuals with visual impairment and blindness have with their local environment. This installation captures an exchange of mark-making between the artist and the group. Much of Jenny Purrett’s practice is

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

This Is Me

Customs House, South Shields

This is Me is a delicate portrayal of the time Danny has spent with individuals at Sight Service, characteristically capturing their personalities and lives in South Tyneside and how visual impairment has affected them. Sight Service is the leading local provider of services and support for people who are visually impaired and live in Gateshead,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Polar Explorers

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover what life is like in the coldest places on Earth in the new Polar Explorers exhibition for families with younger children. The resilient ways of life of people and wildlife living in polar extremes will be explored in this immersive exhibition, inspiring young minds through sensory and accessible stimulation. Drawn from our natural

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

She was an archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer, mountaineer and explorer - meet the extraordinary Gertrude Bell. Discover the woman who in 1921 advised Winston Churchill on the country that became Iraq, and helped to shape the Middle East after World War I. Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was born into a wealthy family at Washington

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

Chemistry Buidling University of durham Science Site, Durham

At the time of writing, the Land of Oak & Iron project awaits news of an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and celebrate the Derwent Valley and its surrounding area, which has a fascinating industrial heritage including pioneering ironworks, steel furnaces and sword making. The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership (led by

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Chemistry Buidling University of durham Science Site, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

Sunderland Art Club

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

See a selection of paintings, drawings and water colours by this long established group of amateur artists, in the Open Space gallery on the second floor.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR11PP

Mould

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

This exhibition presents new work by the artist Erin Dickson who completed her PhD at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland in Summer 2015. Image Credit: What were the skies like when you were young, Erin Disckon, 2015. Photo by David Williams

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This is a show about death. It’s not a show about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about the actuality of dying and how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life. Learning How To Die asks what scares us about dying, and how can we use that fear to drive our living actions. Can we stop being scared of talking

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Marlene Barron, Felicity Hacket and Greta J Coates

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to present a lavish new production of a classic Miss Marple mystery. Starring Judy Cornwell as Miss Marple and Diane Fletcher as Letitia Blacklock 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at little Paddocks – at six-thirty p.m.' The residents of Chipping

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Madam Butterfly

Barbican, York

Music by Giacomo Puccini Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

From Earth to the Universe

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This stunning 30 minute planetarium show is a voyage through time and space. Take a journey through the heavens to learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope and the amazing modern technology that allows us to see even deeper into the universe. This show was produced for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Supernova

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

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

The Journey - Paintings by Chris Graham

Arts Centre, Washington

'I work in acrylic on canvas, focusing on quite abstract landscapes and landmarks of my native North East of England, producing textured, vibrant pieces. Much of my work combines elements of 'The Journey' - an ongoing, loosely connected set of paintings featuring landscapes in shades of red, or blue or green and often with recurring motives of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Martial Arts introductory lessons

Community Centre, Chester-le-Street

Kuraikan aikido dojo Is ofering two free introductory lessons in aikido a martial art that includes empty hand sword and stick arts

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

Location: Community Centre, Newcastle road, Chester-le-Street, dh33ts

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Members of the Darlington based arts and craft collective bring their work to The Station.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

BBC Lifetime Achievement Award winners Fairport Convention have been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes, but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Harlequin Women's morris

Friends' (Quaker) Meeting House, Darlington

meet every Tuesday, new members welcome

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: Friends' (Quaker) Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

Art Collection

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

features the work of two prominent North East-based artists, Malcolm Teasdale and Alistair Brookes.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1AN

The Friends' Meeting House, Great Ayton

7 week course - Tutor: Tony Powell. Yorkshire's greatness comes from its communities. From farming to fishing; from religious to mining and industrial, the social history of these communities sets the tone of the county. We will look at the birth of these communities, their hierarchies, social conditions, wealth and poverty using specific

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: The Friends' Meeting House, High Green, Great Ayton, TS96BJ

Middleham Key Centre, Middleham

Durham and St. Cuthbert, with reference to medieval manuscripts. A lecture by Sally Dormer illustrating the life of of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne using the writings of Bede, medieval manuscripts and works of ivory and gold.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

Location: Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham, dl8 4RA

Methodist CHurch Hall, Stokesley

Latin and World Music, 2 fully insured and qualified instructors ready to take you to the exercise party. It really is exercise in disguise. A great way to improve your fitness, meet new people and improve your wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:20

Location: Methodist CHurch Hall, High Street , Stokesley, TS9 5AX

Iceland - Before and After

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

This exhibition by artist David Goard is a mixture of drawing, painting and performance (film). The show reflects upon work created in response to his recent residency at Listhús, an international art centre in the north of Iceland. The residency experience prompted not only a shift of interest (towards landscape) but also a creative

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Horrible Histories

Forum Theatre, Billingham

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage. Using actors and 3D special effects, these two world premieres are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Civic Theatre, Darlington

A classic. A landmark. A legend. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 26,000 performances and now the 60th anniversary production is back by popular demand, starring Louise Jameson. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Civic Centre, Gateshead

In the Winter of 2014 a Sunderland based artist called Barrie West decided he had had enough of seeing all the sad and upsetting news items from across the World, often showing distraught parents fleeing devastating situations with their children. He decided to do something about it and from that came 'All We Are Saying', an international “shout

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence

Oriental Museum, Durham

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence aims to present the meaning of our existence in a post-internet society and the lived experience of different cultures mainly through the mediums of painting and photography while exploring the use of colour. In the words of Jean-Luc Nancy ‘We are there without leaving the threshold, on the threshold,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Youth Arts Exhibition

Arts Centre, Washington

Calling all young artists! We are looking for submissions from young people aged 11 – 20 for this year’s Youth Arts Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the new gallery space at Arts Centre Washington. The exhibition will open on 15th of January 2016 and will run through to 27th of February 2016. A special preview of the exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Stop Smoking Clinic Do you want to stop smoking? Stop smoking clinic at Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre. For more information contact us on: 01207 523624 or 0800 011 3405

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 15:30-17:30

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Classes Lead by Danny Alessandro Destination Judo is Britain’s largest children’s judo school. Our goal is to enthuse children with the sport, to help them keep fit and have fun, and ultimately to coach them to success at the highest level. To book a free introductory session call 0131 467 9054. You must call the number above before

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:30-18:15

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

Museum of Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington supports a visiting artists residency programme allowing internationally known and emerging artists access to their world class Hot Shop. One piece created during each residency is selected for inclusion in the Museum's collection. This collection is now world leading in terms of quality and representation

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

A fascinating exhibition of paintings and prints from the Museum’s own collection showing views across Sunderland dating back to the 1700s. These images are brought together with contemporary photographs illustrating changes in the landscape, buildings and way of life of the people of Sunderland.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR11PP

The Last Tango

Empire, Sunderland

The nation’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars in their ultimate farewell show. Fresh from their sell-out hit shows Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever show. Twenty years of dancing together

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

An Inspector Calls

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes the multi award-winning West End production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls. Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Quiltscapes and Quiltine by Pauline Burbidge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Quiltscapes & Quiltline features a collection of new work by this acclaimed textile artist, inspired by the beauty of the rural landscape around her home in the Scottish Borders, where she lives and works. Burbidge, who has been making quilts professionally for 40 years after studying fashion and textiles at St Martins Art College in London,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

Find out exactly what a Wellyphant is in this wonderfully colourful exhibition, perfect for families. Children's illustrator Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated at least 40 children’s books and illustrated close to 250 more for other authors, so this exhibition is bound to be packed with characters children will recognise - from the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Skating@Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink returns for 2015! Grab your skates, wrap up warm and head down to Times Square for a whirl around the ice! You could even treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate for the full festive experience! Please note: children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink. Children aged 10 - 12 must

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-20:00

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

Props North-East

Durham Cathedral, Durham

PROPS North East support families and carers of substance misuse. As part of their whole family working approach they work with young people aged 11-25 who are negatively affected by substance or alcohol misuse and look to support them through the inequalities and low self-esteem this creates. This exhibition is the culmination of a four week

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Mercy

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership are delighted to be exhibiting at Durham Cathedral again. This exhibition, inspired by the Catholic Year of Mercy, is an opportunity for students to engage with Christian values through art. Held in The Galilee Chapel

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the work of Ewan Anderson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Since his last exhibition in the Cathedral (May, 2014), Ewan’s tree drawings have been displayed in seven exhibitions. He will become artist in residence at the Nature in Art Museum and Gallery, Gloucester, in July. While there, he will draw the Kaki tree raised from a cutting from the Chinese Persimmon which survived the atomic bomb at Nagasaki.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

United Reformed Church,, Durham

The Durham Harmonics choir is probably the liveliest and most fun choir in Durham! Pop songs, Jazz standards and Musical Theatre tunes - all sung in four-part harmony! Many of the songs are taken from the 'Great American songbook' and are specially arranged for the choir by its Musical Director, Yzen Eng. Ability to read music is an advantage

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:15

Location: United Reformed Church,, Waddington Street, Durham, DH1 4BG

Curious About Harrogate?

Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two unique self guided heritage walks with optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download then explore in your own time

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00, 09:00

Location: Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two unique heritage walks. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP

Northern Soul A Photographic Journey

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

'Northern Soul - A Photographic Journey' is the latest long term project by Wigan photographer, Brian Cannon. Brian has been creating music related imagery professionally since 1988, notable past clients include Oasis and The Verve for whom he produced all record sleeves in the 1990's. He intends to document the Northern Soul scene today in a

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

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

York Minster, York

Enjoy two self guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: York Minster, Starts: Minster Yard, York, YO17HH

Crab Walk

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) is proud to announce the group show Crab Walk, curated by Ned McConnell and NGCA curator George Vasey. The exhibition travels from KARST in Plymouth, where it was presented earlier this year. While using the original show, Breakin' Up is Hard to Do, as a template, Crab Walk expands on it by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Plots and Spangles

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Guy Fawkes' story comes to life in tapestry. Includes workshops and demonstrations. Presented within Auckland Castle's beautiful State Rooms, this exhibition of lavishly embroidered priest's vestments tells the compelling and tragic tale of one woman's religious devotion in the aftermath of the Gunpowder plot. This impressive collection has been

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

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

Happy Feet - Mumble's Wild Ride

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join Mumble and his comical penguin friends in this thrilling, action-packed adventure Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen in our 4D Motion Ride. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action! For safety reasons you have to be at

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

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

Wonderful World of Wine 8-week Course in York

Hotel du Vin, York

The 8-week World of Wine Course is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine. It is structured for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it in a fun and relaxed environment. You need no previous experience – the emphasis is on learning by your own experience of tasting the different varieties of wine. It is also

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Hotel du Vin, 88 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX

Etching Demonstration – Anthony Clark

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join renowned artist Anthony Clark for an etching demonstration to complement his current exhibition, Burning Belief.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:15

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

Robert Mapplethorpe

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Forming part of the Artist Rooms project, a major national initiative led by the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the work of renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. This exhibition runs from 28th November 2015 to 16th April 2016.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Naughty Monsters in the Sky

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Do monsters scribble on the sky with crayons to make a rainbow? Do they take a bite of the moon when we're not looking? Come and see the naughty monsters in the sky and find out! This planetarium show was specially designed for ages 7 and under. Opening times are subject to seasonal change, please see life.org.uk for more details.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition

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

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-loved writer-illustrators of children’s books. Through the exhibition we will use Michael's books to ask readers to consider the consequences of conflict, the fragility of our environment and the importance of friendship, empathy and tolerance through his insightful storytelling and beautiful

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

Location: Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Eight by Ella Hickson

The People's Theatre, Heaton

Premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, these eight monologues offer a revelatory look at early 21st century Britain. Heart-strings are pulled as hope and faith are sought amidst social cynicism.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The People's Theatre, Stephenson Road, Heaton, NE6 5QF

Darlington Orchestra Rehearsal

St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Darlington

Darlington Orchestra is a community orchestra and welcomes new players of all ages. There is no audition; a playing ability of Grade IV and above is preferred. It’s not essential to have taken grades but the level and some experience of playing in an orchestra would be helpful. The orchestra rehearses during Darlington’s school term-times -

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

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



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