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The Original Print Show

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The Original Print Show is a chance to see remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists specially handpicked from this years Royal Academy Summer Show by Norman Ackroyd CBE ...

Ska TOons

St Dominic's Catholic Club, Byker

Ska Toons is a rocking collision of ska, funk and jazz, where Prince Buster meets Duke Ellington, The Skatalites meet Charles Mingus and The Ventures meet Don ...

Avenue Q

Grand Opera House, York

Following five years in the West End and sell-out runs worldwide (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness) this hugely entertaining show is hitting the road ...

Festival of Thrift

Lingfield Point, Darlington

The Festival shows you how reusing, recycling and up cycling can be fun, save you money and benefit the environment. This year’s festival features leading and emerging artists ...

Shildon Institute, Shildon

live music

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

Location: Shildon Institute, Redworth Rd, , Shildon, DL4 2JJ

Darlington Library, Darlington

Display in the Centre for Local Studies about the very popular carnival. Lots of old photographs and programmes on display. Also a small display of Stockton & Darlington Railway celebrations, for the 190th anniversary of the line.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Location: Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

Come and sing with North Yorkshire Chorus

Northallerton Methodist Church Hall (behind the church), Northallerton

One of the region's longest established choirs would love to welcome new singers for its 2015-16 concert season. Whether you're new to choral singing or you've sung before, why not come along to an open rehearsal, on Saturday 5 or 12 September, and enjoy making music in a friendly atmosphere. There's no cost and no obligation to give it a try:

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: Northallerton Methodist Church Hall (behind the church), High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8EG

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Haughton Volleyball Club celebrate their 40th anniversary with an invitation volleyball tournament including teams with past members.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-18:00

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

rock/pop

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

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

Cricket & Social Club, Middleton St. George

Live music

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

Location: Cricket & Social Club, Water View, Middleton St. George, DL2 1JQ

Big Mouth Comedy Club Middlesbrough

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

The North East's biggest comedy club returns !

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

Big Mouth Comedy Club Middlesbrough

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

The North East's biggest comedy club returns !

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Live music

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

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

Barley Mow, Birtley

Live music

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

Location: Barley Mow, Durham Road, Birtley, DH32AG

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Live Music

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Bridge Hotel , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Location: Bridge Hotel , Castle Garth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1RQ

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Live music

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

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

The Sun, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

live music

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

Location: The Sun, Front Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16 4AL

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

Live music

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

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

The Moorhouse , Seaton Burn

Live music

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

Location: The Moorhouse , Front Street, Seaton Burn, NE13 6ES

South Beach Residents Association , Blyth

Live music

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

Location: South Beach Residents Association , Blyth, Blyth, NE24 3RJ

The Queens Head, Alnwick

Live music

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

Location: The Queens Head, Market Street, Alnwick, NE66 1SS

West Auckland WMC, West Auckland

live music

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

Location: West Auckland WMC, 33 Front Street, West Auckland, DL149HW

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Exhibition of paintings, ceramics and felt work.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-20:00

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

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

ROCK GIG

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

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

Fairfield Sports & SC, Stockton-on-Tees

live music

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

Location: Fairfield Sports & SC, 10 Elm Tree Avenue, Stockton-on-Tees, TS190UA

Malleable SC, Stockton-on-Tees

live music

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

Location: Malleable SC, Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS202PH

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Eston Labour Club, Fabion Road, Middlesbrough, TS69RH

East End Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: East End Club, 6 Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14AD

Hospital Club, Bishop Auckland

Entry to Open Classes of vegetables, flowers and baked products is 50p per entry. Children's Classes - Novelty animal made from fruit and vegetables and Flower painting are free. All entries to be benched between 12.30 - 2.00pm on Saturday 5th September. Judging by Bob Latcham will take place between 2.00 - 4.00pm All produce will be

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

Location: Hospital Club, 32 A Escomb Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6TZ

Darlington Model Railway Show

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

We will be exhibiting a wide selection of layouts in several different gauges, trade stands and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

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

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

Dig for Victory

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

War is upon our 1940s farm, this event will give an amazing insight into the need to “dig for victory”. Learn all about land work on the farm during the war time, get involved with loads of activities and help us dig for victory! On until Sunday.

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

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Nine miles around Leyburn Shawl, Redmire and Wensley

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

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

South Marine Park bandstand, South Shields

live music

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: South Marine Park bandstand, South Shields, South Shields, NE332PU

College Playing Fields, Darlington

Around Hartlepool

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

catch bus The Buck Inn, Northallerton

Five miles around South Otterington and Morton-on-Swale

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 11:15

Location: catch bus The Buck Inn, 238 High Street, Northallerton, DL78LU

Wool and felt exhibition

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Watch demonstrations, pick up tips and advice, and choose from a range of wool and felt kits and materials.

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

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Wolsingham Show

Scotch Isle Park, Wolsingham

Wolsingham Show is held on the first weekend in September and is the oldest agricultural show in the country. Attractions include sulky racing, fur and feather exhibits, falconry displays, brass band, a parade of champions and many side shows. Wolsingham and Wear Valley Agricultural Society celebrates its 236th annual show this year in what

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Scotch Isle Park, Wolsingham, Wolsingham, DL13 3JG

Derek Slater

Town Hall, Spennymoor

This is Derek’s second exhibition at the Gallery and he will be continuing his themes of coal, mining and ecology. He started work at Mainforth Colliery in 1963 aged 15, later training as a fitter and working at Tursdale Engineering Works. During his time with the National Coal Board he was awarded the Sir Derek Ezra Prize for art, with his

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Dream Ticket

The Green Tree, Brompton near Northallerton

Acoustic duo playing 1960s and 70s pop music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: The Green Tree, Stokesley Road, Brompton near Northallerton, DL6 2UA

Nearly Dan in Concert: The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan

Sage, Gateshead

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and

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

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

Royal Northern Sinfoni

Cathedral, Ripon

Dvorak’s charming Serenade is a wonderful example of his early works: finespun, delicate and tender music in which the deepest human feelings are expressed. By contrast, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is bursting with exuberance and bucolic atmosphere. Icy rain, fireside warmth, a threatening storm, languor after the harvest, the hunt: all is brought

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

Location: Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG41QS

Customs House, South Shields

On the banks of the River Tyne, Bella, James and their daughter Maggie run 'The Wheatsheaf', a traditional popular drinking house where folks from near and far enjoy a pint and a sing song. You're guaranteed a warm welcome, unless you rock the boat then you'll be out on your ear. Step back to 1890 as The Customs House presents the premiere of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

St Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth

residents from the village and local communities have been invited to display their work

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

Location: St Cuthbert's Church, Old Elvet, Shadforth, DH1 3HL

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Over the last three years water-colourist John Freeman has been on a meandering journey down his beloved River Esk. To coincide with the launch of his new book, we present a selection of his varied work (including over 100 small framed pencil studies) that portrays this beaufiful river. From Thursday, August 27 (until September 22) Meet the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Saltburn Woods, Saltburn

Legendary North East band The White Negroes continue their 25th anniversary with a headline summer festival appearance. The region's greatest ever live act headline the 4 People Not Profit Festival at Saltburn Woods, on Saturday, September 5.

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

Location: Saltburn Woods, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Saltburn, TS12 1JS

The Green Room, Stockton-on-Tees

Live music

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

Location: The Green Room, Green Dragon Studios, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1JZ

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Jason Cook (MC), Nathan Caton, Phil Nichol plus middle act TBC. Big Mouth’s autumn season kicks off with the irrepressible Jason Cook hosting another sensational line up. Nathan Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the British circuit. Appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News and Mock the Week have won him armies of

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

WW1 ‘Bring and tell’ event, exhibition and living history

Bishopside & Bewerley Memorial Hall, Pateley Bridge

In partnership with the British Legion – ‘bring and tell’ if you have any stories, accounts, items or questions relating to the First World War, or simply a general interest. Refreshments available. Drop in event - booking not required

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

Location: Bishopside & Bewerley Memorial Hall, Park Road, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JS

Beginner fencing classes

Monkton Stadium, Jarrow

Beginner fencing classes for ages 11 - 111yrs. Learn the moves and tactics, as well as improve your fitness in a fun way! All equipment provided just come in comforable clothing and trainers!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:45

Location: Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow, NE32 5NJ

Part Time Course Enrolment

Darlington College, Darlington

Looking to re-train, enhance your career prospects or take up a new hobby? Why not come along and enrol for one of our part-time courses. From childcare, engineering, business, catering, beauty massage to photography.. we have something for everyone.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-13:00

Location: Darlington College, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1DR

Reassemblages

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Reassemblages, an exhibition of work by David Starley (oils), Daniel Shiel (composite photographs), Lis Holt (ceramics and ceramic jewellery) and Chris Rymer (turned wood artworks). With launch on Friday, September 4, at 6:00pm. Runs from September 5 (until September 30)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-22:00, 10:00-22:00

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

Bishop Auckland Hospital Club , Bishop Auckland

Entry to Open Classes of vegetables, flowers and baked products is 50p per entry. Children's Classes: Novelty animal made from fruit and vegetables and Flower painting are free. All entries to be benched between 12:30pm-2:00pm, on Saturday, September 5. Judging by Bob Latcham will take place between 2:00pm-4:00pm. All produce will be auctioned

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

Location: Bishop Auckland Hospital Club , 32A, Escomb Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6TZ

St Mary’s Church , Thirsk

An exhibition focusing on the wood in the church, much of which is medieval and will also feature work by the local woodcarvers, on the Thirsk Furniture Trail. The exhibition will be open daily from Saturday, August 22 (until September 5) 10am–4pm, except on Sundays when it is open 12noon–4pm. Admission to the exhibition is free but donations

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Mary’s Church , Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PR

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

The band who formed originally in 1979 in the height of mod hysteria are back on the road after a brief hiatus to promote their latest release entitled Est 1979, a four album box set covering their first three albums as well as their 2012 release, Soho Dreams. The band rose to fame in the early eighties after playing their first ever gig

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

Harrowgate Club, Darlington

Live music

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

Location: Harrowgate Club, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL1 3DT

The Netherlands National Circus

The Demesnes, Barnard Castle

The Netherlands National Circus is back with a fantastic new tour of the UK 2015. This magical Big Top production is brimming with an international cast of breath-taking artistes. Prepare to be thrilled with a sensational mix of comedy, juggling, illusion, silks, balancing acts and gravity defying flying trapeze, all performed to the accompaniment

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

Location: The Demesnes, Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PD

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This summer Historic England, formerly English Heritage, will throw open the doors of Bessie Surtees House with a brand new, free, family exhibition that puts the heritage of the North East in the spotlight. In this exhibition well-loved places across the North East are explored and rediscovered through photography. The exhibition encourages

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Bessie Surtees House, 41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 3JF

Ripon City Photographic Society Annual Photographic Exhibition

Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Ripon

The exhibition is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm with an official opening by The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of Ripon, Councillor Pauline McHardy, at 10:00am. Members’ previously un-exhibited work in print and digital format will be on view. Admission is free and open to all, although there will be opportunity to make a voluntary retiring donation

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Grove, Ripon, HG4 1LG

Songlines

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Photographic artist, Linda Lashford has used her itinerant lifestyle and her favourite poetry as the inspiration for her Songlines exhibition. Images of woodland and rivers, shorelines and abandoned buildings, transcend the literal and centre instead on abstraction and the power of imagination. The exhibition is Linda's personal response to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Register House, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Dean bank & ferryhill literary institute , Ferryhill

A Macmillan Coffee Morning in aid of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event, is being held at Dean Bank & Ferryhill Literary Institute, St Cuthberts Terrace, Ferryhill. It is on Saturday 5th September between 10am and noon with donations requested for the coffee. There will also be a raffle with 40 plus great prizes, tombola,

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Dean bank & ferryhill literary institute , St Cuthberts terrace, Ferryhill, DL178PP

Little 3 Live: Citizen Smith

Little 3, Thirsk

Music from 8:00pm in the Bar

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

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

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

A full weekend of SOUL, in Yorkshire’s best loved seaside town. Three days of Northern and Rare Soul, at this superb venue. Three rooms brimming with soul, so bring your dancing shoes. Last year, the atmosphere was magic! Full DJ Line up to follow. Weekend Tickets: £30 www.scarboroughsoul.com

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

The Best of Thoroughly Modern Musicals

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

4 June to 26 September 2015 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm Special Matinee Performance: Friday 4th September, 2pm - Special Price of £11 The best of Thoroughly Modern Musicals combines the most popular excerpts and songs from the past two years' successful productions. In response to many requests, once again our stunning

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Harry Goodwin was resident photographer on the hit BBC music show ‘Top of the Pops’ from 1964 to 1973. His images capture the charisma and style of every chart-topping rock musician of the era, both on stage and behind the scenes. It includes images of virtually every leading musician from the era including Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar with

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

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

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join Chris Bostock, the Storyteller, on the first Saturday of every month, for a journey of discovery and dreaming, with lots of participation and plenty of fun. Listen, enjoy and pass on these memorable stories. Suitable for Children aged 4-8 years and their families.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Magic - A Kind of Queen

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

MAGIC, the first and best tribute to Queen, perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while, in their latest show for 2015. In the days of pre-recorded backing tracks - Magic perform completely live! With five vocals to back up the powerful lead vocal of the dynamic Roger Brown, Magic can recreate all the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Forum Theatre, Billingham

An Amateur Production Presented By Bobby Dazzler Dance Academy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:30, 18:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Original Print Show

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The Original Print Show is a chance to see remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists specially handpicked from this years Royal Academy Summer Show by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Featuring prints by some of the most celebrated names from the art world including Barbara Rae CBE RA, Michael Craig Martin RA and Fred Cuming RA HON DLIT, The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice, Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his

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

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

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

An exhibition of the work of David Pearson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

David specialises in detailed drawings of plants and flowers, which are almost botanical in nature. The plant kingdom is one of the most beautiful aspects of creation, botanic art can open up the rare and familiar to the viewer, offering a new interpretation.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Hilarity Bites presents... Steve Harris & Penella Mellor

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on September 5th 2015: Steve Harris - “Quite simply, fantastically funny” - BBC Penella Mellor - “One of the most exciting newcomers around” - Jason Manford MC Tony Jameson - “The latest Geordie with massive potential” - Yorkshire Evening Press This show will also feature

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

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

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

Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival

Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham

SEPTEMBER 4th-6th A superb weekend of live music set in the Northumberland National Park. A fantastic opportunity to experience some of the best and most established folk, jazz and acoustic acts alongside new and emerging talent.

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham, Bellingham, NE48 2HR

Powerful Paint

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore the tiniest portraits of the Indian Mughal Emperors and create your own masterpiece. Suitable for children aged 5-11 years. Drop in between 1-3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

 Skinningrove Zig Zag Railway Exhibition

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

September - October: Skinningrove Zig Zag Railway Exhibition By Cleveland Model Railway Club An exhibition of research undertaken to design and build a model of this historic railway

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

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

The Comedy Club Harrogate

Rift & Co, Harrogate

The Comedy Club Harrogate at Rift & Co on Saturday 5th September. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV. Host Comedian - Sam Avery: City Life North West Comedian Of The Year: Runner-Up, Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year: Finalist. Sam Avery wanted to be a rock star. It nearly happened. Despite being signed up by BMG Records at the age of 17 (he

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

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

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

Trevor Banthorpe and Ellen Heck

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Cop Cars - A historic road trip of police vehicles

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

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

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

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

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Join our guide and dress up as a monk to find out what life was like for the monks of Fountains Abbey in the Middle Ages. They had to keep silent, eat one meal a day and always wear the same clothes - would you have liked to be a monk?

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

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

 Four Fighters @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Kitchen Sink Presents/ Four Fighters Four Fighters can be found playing the most prestigious venues the length and breadth of the UK. Add to that regular multiple appearances at all of the biggest tribute festivals in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and South America and you could argue that this is the world's ultimate Foo Fighters tribute

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

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181DB

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

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

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Lucet weaving

Palace Green Library, Durham

Try your hand at weaving – Anglo-Saxon style! Take away what you make and amaze your friends with your historical crafting. 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

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

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

Live Pro Wrestling

The Forum, Northallerton

NGW Wrestling returns to the Forum with a blockbuster lineup of hard hitting professional wrestling as seen on Challenge TV! The Main Event will feature the hugely anticipated bout between Undisputed NGW Champion the Control's Rampage Brown and local wrestling hero Martin Kirby. The cameras will once again be rolling so get yourself along for a

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

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

The Sound of Music

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Grow Up Grandad

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Teesside based award-winning writer Gordon Steel (Like a Virgin, Studs, Dead Fish, A Kick in the Baubles) has written a new powerful, poignant and hilarious play; Grow Up Grandad. When Poppy, a ten-year-old girl finds herself living with her cantankerous grandfather, a man she neither likes nor loves sparks fly. Something of a hermit; a man

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

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

West Tanfield Family Fun Day

Tanfield Lodge Lake, Ripon

Back for its second year by popular demand, the Tanfield Fun Day is on Saturday 5th September and offers good, old-fashioned entertainment for all the family. Held at Tanfield Lake in support of five neighbouring parishes, activities include an air rifle range, bird of prey demonstrations, climbing wall, ‘have-a-go’ clay pigeon shooting,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Tanfield Lodge Lake, West Tanfield, Ripon, HG4 5LE

Allhallowgate Methodist Church, , Ripon

Ripon City Photographic Society is holding their Annual Photography Exhibition on Saturday, 5th September 2015 at Allhallowgate Methodist Church, Victoria Grove, Ripon, HG4 1LG. The exhibition is open from 9.30am to 4pm with an official opening by The Right Worshipful, the Mayor of Ripon, Councillor Pauline McHardy at 10am. Members’ previously

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Allhallowgate Methodist Church, , Victoria Grove, Ripon, HG4 1LG

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Empire, Sunderland

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Sunderland due to overwhelming popular demand – starring West End theatre and boyband Blue's Duncan James as Tick! Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Empire, Sunderland

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Sunderland due to overwhelming popular demand – starring West End theatre and boyband Blue's Duncan James as Tick! Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting

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

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

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

Great North Art Show

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

This year’s Great North Art Show in the fabulous setting of Ripon Cathedral will feature over 300 pieces of work by some of the UK’s finest contemporary painters, printmakers and photographers. Artists include: Barbara Sykes, who was awarded the Sir Hugh Casson Prize for Best Drawing at the 2014 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Laney

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Exhibition of digital prints of locomotives by local artist Martin Thorpe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Paragon of Chivalry Collection

Durham Cathedral, Durham

a paragon of chivalry collection, recent works by Richard Lynn Studham from his collections of medieval spiritualty PART OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE MAGNA CARTA, AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

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

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

Come along to our fantastic falconry centre and get up close and personal with some amazing birds of prey, see Ted the Turkmenian Eagle Owl wow the crowds with her 2m wingspan, meet Podge the tiny scops owl or be amazed by our falcons as they whizz over your heads.

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

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

Game On 2.0

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

An original story, inspired and sound tracked by the music of My Darling Clementine. Pain, loss, violence. The lifeblood of crime fiction, but also the coal-black seam that runs through the very best country music. It is no accident that the novels of bestselling crime-writer Mark Billingham feature a lot of country music. Could dark stories

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

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

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

1915-2015 First World War Conference and Exhibition

Cornerstones Methodist Church, Chester-le-Street

Durham branch of The Western Front Association First World War Centenary Conference. Speakers: Peter Hart (Imperial War Museum) - Gallipoli 1915, Dr Matthias Strohn (Royal Military Academy Sandhurst) - Falkenhayn and German Defensive Strategy 1915, Dr Borislav Chernev (Newcastle University ) - Russia and the Eastern Front 1915, Dr Scott

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

Location: Cornerstones Methodist Church, North Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TF

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Charity Music Night feat. The Ghost Pilots

The White Swan, Gilling West

Our regular monthly charity live music event on the first Saturday of every month. For March we have THE GHOST PILOTS, a great new, up and coming band from the area, and its their first night with us. Fantastic night of music and fun, and all for charity. Everyone welcome. Free to get in.

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

Location: The White Swan, High Street, Gilling West, DL10 5JQ

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

60s 70s 80s Karaoke Disco

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Disco / Karaoke Over "5s Night

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

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

Meet the Mallorys

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Royals: then and now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

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

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

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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



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