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Tommy Foggo - Superhero

National Centre for Early Music, York

A magical multi-media tale of a life saved by music Tommy Foggo and his Cello are a superhero duo. Follow them on their epic adventures and watch them overcome impossible odds – ...

Wild Yoga

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Howden-le-Wear

We’ve teamed up with accredited Dru Yoga Teacher,Roy Moor, to deliver weekly yoga classses at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Classes will last 1 hour 15 minutes and will run ...

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

A major new partnership exhibition with the British Museum Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be ...

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Allyson June Smith, Jack Carroll, and host Andy Fury

One77, Hartlepool

Coming to Hilarity Bites at One77 in Hartlepool on October 1st 2017: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Allyson June Smith, Jack Carroll, and host Andy Fury Show details: ...

Hunton Village Hall, Hunton

50,s / 60;s rock n roll quiz, prizes for best dressed, bar on the night

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: Hunton Village Hall, Leyburn road, Hunton, DL8 1QB

Black and White exhibition

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Streatlam Farm, Barnard Castle

23rd/ 24th September 2017 vintage weekend of vehicles and exhibits from a bygone age.Trade stalls crafts northeast strongmen,fun dog show licenced bar musical entertainment

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

Location: Streatlam Farm, Streatlam, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TZ

Bowlers needed all ages male and female

Indoor Bowls Club, Spennymoor

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

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

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

Jeff Warner plus Cath & Phil Tyler

Sage, Gateshead

Jeff grew up listening to the songs and stories of his father Frank Warner and the traditional singers his parents met during their folk song collecting trips through rural America. Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several

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

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

Suzanne Vega

Sage, Gateshead

The legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega’s 12-date UK tour later this year, celebrates the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F by performing both in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career that has seen her sell over 7 million albums worldwide.

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

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

Barnard Castle Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

All Items £1 each sale Saturday 23rd September starts 9.30 Barnard Castle Methodist Church Barnard Castle Tea/coffee & cake £1 Dogs welcome Bargains galore!

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Barnard Castle Methodist Church, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PW

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Mordon, North Farm and Howe Hill

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

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

Steampunk Spectacular

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

Take a steam train ride behind Furness Railway No. 20, browse the excellent selection of steampunk trade stands and much more at our weekend extravaganza.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

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

The Festival of Ingenuity

Market Square, Darlington

lots of family friendly fun including street entertainers, dance performances, Punch and Judy, face painting and birds of prey display. Take part in a circus skills display, craft activities, theatre workshop and so much more

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

Location: Market Square, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

selling exhibition of watercolours and other works

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival

Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon

THE destination food and fun festival for the family to discover The destination event will take festival goers and foodie fans on a gastronomic global journey of discovery, combined with a quirky and diverse mix of fun, film, current acts and bands on the main stage, as well as eclectic entertainment and general mayhem for the whole family to

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Newby Hall and Gardens, Newby, Ripon, HG45AJ

Town Hall, Northallerton

30 plus gins and over ten vodkas

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 14:00-22:30

Location: Town Hall, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Duncombe Park, Helmsley

exhibiting furniture, porcelain, jewellery, clocks, silver, glass, prints and much more

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Location: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625EB

Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough

meet with speaker Sophia Stovall on The Treasures of Durham cathedral, 10-11am. And Sylvia Fairbrass on St Helen's church, Eston, 11.30-12.30pm

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

Location: Middlesbrough College, Dook Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD

The Magical Mind of Corey Claggett

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

American schoolboy Cory Clagget has got a dilemma – his greatest passions in life are old-style movie stars and musicals, and all he wants is to perform in his school’s upcoming show. As well as his talent for the stage, there’s something else that makes CORY extra special – he has powers that allow him to control time with his mind!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

FAME! - The Musical

Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Stanley

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Stokesley Show

Showfield off A172, Stokesley

The North's largest one day agricultural show, local produce, local farmers and local agriculture all found at Stokesley Show. For full programme details visit stokesleyshow.co.uk

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

Location: Showfield off A172, Stokesley, Stokesley, TS9 5JL

Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Darlington

featuring Die Lerchen and The Richardson Singers

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 16:30

Location: Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Elm Ridge, Darlington, DL3 8QR

Sage, Gateshead

Welcoming an entire world under one roof as we prepare to travel between cuisines and cultures, sampling food and delicacies, spices and sounds. All aboard as we take flight for one weekend, with a one way ticket to experience the finest food and drink from across the region and beyond. Calling upon world favourites, home made secrets, and

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00

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

Civic Hall, Shildon

with Tearaways Theatre group

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Paul Berriff: A Life in Pictures

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

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

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

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

Charity Yoga Mala

Gateshead Stadium, Gateshead

Europe’s largest specialist yoga retailer, Yogamatters, is hosting its first charity mala event on Saturday 23rd of September at Gateshead Stadium to raise money for the Prison Phoenix Trust. Six experienced local yoga teachers will lead over 200 yoga teachers and students from across the region in 108 sun salutations, chant and meditation to

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Gateshead Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF

Tockwith village hall, Wetherby

The Tockwith Players will be showcasing a fabulous evening of entertainment including music and drama to cater for all. The setting will be intimate, relaxed, modern and informal with our compere weaving presentation, stand up and anecdotes around the performances. This annual, one-night only event is very popular and it is highly recommended to

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:30

Location: Tockwith village hall, 1 Marston Road, Wetherby, YO26 7PR

Tockwith Village Hall, Wetherby

The Tockwith Players will be showcasing a fabulous evening of entertainment including music and drama to cater for all. The setting will be intimate, relaxed, modern and informal with our compere weaving presentation, stand up and anecdotes around the performances. This annual, one-night only event is very popular and it is highly recommended to

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

Location: Tockwith Village Hall, 1 Marston Road, Wetherby, YO26 7PR

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens Club, Darlington

Live music

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

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens Club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

Alphabetti Theatre , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

101 Years of British Art

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

St. Paul's Church , Evenwood

The latest in a series of organ recitals will feature Steven Maxson of Grimsby Minster

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:30

Location: St. Paul's Church , Chapel , Evenwood, DL149SE

Playback

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Award winning local Musicians singing hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s right up to the present day. £2.50 Per Person

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:30-23:30

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

explore historic unsolved murders, accidents and robberies on the railway

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Son of a Preacher Man

Empire, Sunderland

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Resurgence by the Darlington Association of Photographers

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Festival of Thrift

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

A big FREE weekend of activities designed for all the family. Showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and creative life. Leading and emerging artists, demonstrations, stalls, talks & workshops offering thrifty advice, tips and tricks as well as innovative tasty food and drink. Admission is FREE. Parking is £5 per

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

The Weir

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Enjoy an evening of Gallic warmth and passion conjured up through the chansons of the best-loved French singer-songwriters: Jacques Brel, Moustaki, Brassens, Edith Piaf and Barbara (Monique Andrée Serf). Sung in French, interwoven with explanations and stories about the artists, these songs have all the power to transport and touch us to the core.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Aleena's Garden

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Aleena’s Garden is an interactive sensory adventure for very little children and their grown-ups. Join Aleena and her friends in her beautiful garden. Shows at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Theatre Royal, York

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

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

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

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Barbican, York

It is being described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now LA LA LAND will be brought to audiences like never before via a huge screen accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. On Saturday, September 23

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Mini Mayfair is a Monthly Classic Rock Night held at the City Hall until late. If you went to the Original Mayfair you'll love this. It is attended by like minded people, who love all the old bands of the 70’s 80’s and 90’s.

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

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

Old Cinema Launderette, Durham

With support from Julian Moreno

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

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

Gala Theatre (Studio), Durham

This event is presented as part of the Launderette Sessions – a boutique music festival created in partnership by the Gala Theatre and Old Cinema Launderette.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre (Studio), Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Gala Theatre, Durham

This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time. Complete with a brand new stage design for 2017, prepare for an electric atmosphere and plenty of dancing in the aisles.On Saturday, September 23

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

The Empire, Consett

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Hexham Old Gaol, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

10@10

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Military Musicals

Palace Green Library, Durham

Music was important to those who served with the DLI. Come along and see what you can make. All 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

Playback The Band

Harrowgate Club, Darlington

Award winning local Musicians singing hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s right up to the present day.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:30-23:00

Location: Harrowgate Club, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Summer Ball

Shotton Hall, Peterlee

Families First (North East) are inviting members of the local Hartlepool community and beyond to come together to enjoy an evening of entertainment and fundraising. The evening will include a beautifully prepared 3-course meal, with entertainment provided by the amazing Jo James Band. The aim of the ball is to help raise much needed funds for

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Shotton Hall, Old Shotton, Peterlee, SR8 2PH

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

various venues including The Georgian Theatre, Ku, The Storytellers and The Green Room, Stockton-on-Tees

Live music at various venues including The Georgian Theatre, Ku, The Storytellers and The Green Room. The Georgian Theatre Stage: The Smiths LTD The Clashed Transmission the Sound of Joy Division Ku Stage: Kazabian True Order Nearly Noel Gallagher The Storytellers Stage: The UB40 The Police Cover Up Acousitc Weller The

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

Location: various venues including The Georgian Theatre, Ku, The Storytellers and The Green Room, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181AT

Excellent X-rays

Oriental Museum, Durham

Find out about the x-rays carried out on our Ancient Egyptian mummy and make an x-ray to take away. Drop in 1:00-3:00pm, no booking required. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children aged 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Charity punk fest for Macmillan Cancer Research

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 12:00

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

Great North Art Show 2017

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Rule the World

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Rule The World are a fantastic 3-piece tribute show to Take That. The band, Dan Maines, Matt Hall and Gabriel Keogh are highly trained professionals who have been touring Europe for over 8 years as a Take That tribute band, playing to audiences of 20,000 plus! Theatres, festivals, cruise liners, stadiums, you name it, they’ve done it! One of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Stories & Sword School

Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley

The monk in residence will share stories from life at the Abbey and encourage young visitors to test their skills in Sword School. Monk's Life A tale of living at the Abbey from the perspective of the monk, including work, prayer, food, and Cistercian sign language. Lasts approximately 20 minutes. Sword School In this variation on our

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

Location: Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

'The Gaslighters' - Live Music on the Shields Ferry

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(rock, pop, soul, Irish) Performing with energy and enthusiasm, you’ll hear classics from the 60s to the present day, from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, to the Kaiser Chiefs and Scissor Sisters. And there’ll be a bit of Irish too. Trip includes a 3 hour cruise with live music and hot food. Departure Ferry departs from South

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

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

Picasso: ceramic from Attenborough Collection

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

An exhibition of prints by Mary Burton

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Association of Animal Artists Autumn Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Million Dollar Quartet

Theatre Royal, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show Newcastle upon Tyne

Royal Sation Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in large portions and very likely to interrupt the proceedings, but all should end well, as the of hotel and catering management do

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:25

Location: Royal Sation Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5DH

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

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

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

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

Cumbrian Print-makers workshop : Carborundum/Collagraph with Penny Hunt

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Using carborundum grit and collagraph techniques of scratching, scoring and cutting you will develop a printing plate. Once sealed the plate can be inked, wiped and printed numerous times and in a variety of ways. Multiple prints will then be taken using oil based inks on a printing press. Penny is a painter printmaker who also prints onto hand

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Digital Makings exhibition

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Newcastle Songwriting Competition

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

NEWCASTLE FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASED Songwriting Competition performance dates for Newcastle Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced! You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking here! Future Music have announced their performance dates for the Newcastle Songwriting Competition

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4AG

Ghost Hunt

Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join UK Ghost Nights at the Victoria Tunnel. With tales of ghostly footsteps, disembodied voices, apparitions and strange flashes of light. Just entering into the darkness will have your heart racing.... There have been ghostly sightings since the tunnels reopened. Our previous investigations have terrified some of our guests with breathing felt

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Victoria Tunnel, 55 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

St Peter's Chapel Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel, with anecdotes of the bishops who worshiped here and stories of the Northern Saints featured in the magnificent stained glass windows.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Auckland Castle Behind the Scenes Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Visitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors for a peek inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle in our FREE Behind the Scenes tours. The Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham is being returned to its Georgian Gothic opulence and will be otherwise closed to visitors until May 2018. The Behind

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30

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

The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Interface Arts First ClassExhibition at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

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

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

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

Tyneside Cinema's Northern Stars Documentary Academy

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

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

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

spennymoor indoor bowls club, Spennymoor

Friendly family atmosphere, children over 8yrs welcome accompanied by adult. fantastic sound system come along and sing us a song

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

Location: spennymoor indoor bowls club, 53/57 Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor, DL13 7LE

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Made in York

Fairfax House, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

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

Richmondshire Concerts present the New London Chamber Ensemble

Influence Church, Richmond in North Yorks

Firmly established as one of Britain's premier chamber groups, NLCE combines classic repertoire with innovative presentation. Tonight's concert includes familiar and less-familiar Mozart works in arrangements by top contemporary composers. A fine start to the 2017-18 Richmondshire Concerts Season. Details and tickets from www.rsconcerts.org.

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

Location: Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4AS

The Earth's Layers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Under Northern Skies

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

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

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

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

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Robin Ince - Pragmatic Insanity

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Robin Ince's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Art Market

Grainger Market , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Art Market takes place in Newcastle's historic Grainger Market on the 4th Saturday of each month. The event is run Loveartnortheast, which was set up in 2014 by former ITV Tyne Tees TV reporter Lesley McNish, Each month around 20 of the North East's best artists, designers and crafters pop up in the Grainger Market's Exhibition Space, beneath

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:30

Location: Grainger Market , Grainger Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5AE

Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), Spennymoor

bingo, raffle, friendly atmosphere. Every Saturday at 8pm

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), 53 - 57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LE

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The City Theatre, Durham

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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



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