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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. ...

Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Join Sarah & Duck on their flappy, quacky Great Big Adventure at the Majestic Theatre! The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, ...

Et Tu, Shakespeare? - Murder Mystery Night

Durham Cathedral, Durham

‘Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death’ Richard III. Some 400 years after Shakespeare's death it seems the Great Bard may still have secrets to share. Rumours have ...

KFAMoves Dance Exercise (60+)

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed ...

Village Hall,

admission £2, refreshments provided

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Village Hall, Escomb, , DL14 7ST

John Hebborn Fine Art Spring Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

John returns to The Station for his annual show of his latest works. Dramatic oils, enigmatic watercolours and Graphite works depicting the land and seascapes of the North East and Scotland

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00-21:00

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

Made in India - Theatre Performance

Freebrough Academy, Saltburn

A thrilling new play about birth and motherhood in a brave new world ‘A passion-filled tale with lashings of humour as well as intense feeling… a superb piece of new writing’ ★★★★ The Stage In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. It’s Londoner Eva’s last chance for motherhood. For village girl Aditi,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30-20:00

Location: Freebrough Academy, Linden Road, Saltburn, TS12 2SJ

The Masham, Stockton-on-Tees

Up to six miles. Meet at The Masham, Hartburn Village at 7:00pm. Call for more details. 07743-691025.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: The Masham, Hartburn Village , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 5DR

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

The Maltings , Berwick-upon-Tweed

Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola Schubert String Quartet No.12 in C minor, D703 ‘Quartettsatz’ Kodály Serenade Interval Brahms String Quintet No.2

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: The Maltings , Eastern Lane , Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AJ

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Live music

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

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

The Station (Killingworth), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Location: The Station (Killingworth), Killingworth Drive, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 6RA

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

live music

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

Location: Cluny 2, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Brockfield Hall, York

A private tour of Brockfield Hall, including collection of 19th century Staithes Group art. £12.50 (includes tour + refreshments). Call for more details. 07570-112010.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Brockfield Hall, Warthill, York, YO19 5XJ

Ayton Court Community Centre, Redcar

meet with Chris Lloyd on the Titanic

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: Ayton Court Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar, TS104EW

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Green in centre of Reeth, Reeth

Reeth circular of six miles, walk to Harkerside and Maiden Castle returning via Grinton for afternoon tea

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Green in centre of Reeth, Reeth, Reeth, DL11 6SY

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

two day course will show you how to plan, set up a loom and create your own fabric. All equipment provided

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

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

Garden tour

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Our Head Gardener, Ann Tulloch, will be giving you a tour of the gardens that she lovingly tends to all year round. With Spring in full swing Ann will walk you around telling of her plans for the gardens and how she will go about it. The tour itself comes free with your entrance fee. Pre-booking essential as limited tickets on the day.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Crook Hall and Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH15SZ

Bondgate Methodist Church, Darlington

meet with Howard Leslie on Unusual Perennials

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:20

Location: Bondgate Methodist Church, Bondgate, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield

History of Hardwick with photo opportunities: Two miles with Richard Gater and Geoff Hill.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

Hallgarth Manor Hotel, Pittington

Seven Villages: 12 miles with Dave Drinkwater

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Hallgarth Manor Hotel, Pittington, Pittington, DH6 1AB

Healthy Eating

Mount Pleasant Children's Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their cooking skills and look at ways to improve their health. The emphasis is on healthy eating, fussy eaters and cooking on a budget. You will receive a free healthy being box if you attend the full course (products worth at least £20)

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Mount Pleasant Children's Centre, Newton Lane , Darlington, DL3 9HE

Intro to Family History using Ancestry

Crown Street Library, Darlington

This course is for anyone who would like to investigate their family history, with free access provided to the Ancestry website. There are no entry requirements for this course; you only need the enthusiasm to learn about family history records and have a go at carrying out a private investigation into your family history in a friendly and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Intro to Family History using Ancestry

Crown Street Library, Darlington

This course is for anyone who would like to investigate their family history, with free access provided to the Ancestry website. There are no entry requirements for this course; you only need the enthusiasm to learn about family history records and have a go at carrying out a private investigation into your family history in a friendly and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Advanced Arabic

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This course is ideal if you have completed the Intermediate French course and you are looking to extend your vocabulary. It can also be a refresher if you haven’t practised your French for a while. Preferably familiarity with French at intermediate level, but prior knowledge at beginner level along with enthusiasm is a good start.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

Follow an intriguing trail to help the missing passenger - celebrated crime writer Mary Lavender - solve the mystery of the Dining Car murder. In a strange twist of events, Mary was due to travel on the sleeper train from Inverness to London where the murder took place, but missed her connection. Baffled by the scene, the police have asked for

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 17:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Creativity photography exhibition

Q4, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Location Q4, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle, NE12 8EZ Dates 26th Apr – 30th Apr 2017 Open 10am – 3pm Daily Historically we were always trying to capture the fleeting image, one that reflected reality as we saw it. By contrast, in a world of iPhones and Instagram we now often see images that present an altered sense of

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

Location: Q4, Quorum Business Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 8EZ

Camera Club exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Exhibition of images created by members of this friendly local club.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

John Hebborn exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Weardale based landscape artist John Hebborn returns to The Station. John will be at The Station with his exhibition most days, so why not come along, have a chat and find out more about him. www.johnhebborn.co.uk

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Cycling Icons

Chevin Cycles, Harrogate

Tour de Yorkshire celebration by Bill Oakey

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chevin Cycles, Harrogate, Harrogate, LS21 1ER

Time Trails

Westgate Fine Arts, Ripon

Tour de Yorkshire, exhibition by Bill Oakey

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Westgate Fine Arts, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 2SO

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

Lucy Pittaway exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Lucy Pittaway is a contemporary artist of growing national and international renown. She is continually expanding her range, using soft pastel to inject a vast pallet of colour into her vibrant body of work, which currently includes the collections ‘The Houses’, ‘Dreaming of Yorkshire’, ‘Ever-changing Horizons’, ‘The Sheep’ and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Easter Eggsplorers

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

A strange new creature has been seen in the Kiplin Woods! Using our 'Eggsplorer' packs, search the woods for clues to help us track it down. Best solution wins a great, big egg and there are lots of little eggs for runners-up. On until April 26.

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

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

Kate Evans and Anna King

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kate Evans’s work uses delicate drawings and watercolour washes with large areas of negative space. This produces compositions that reflect the richness of the subject matter. Her work creates a feeling of isolation and space, which depicts the sheer wilderness of these locations. Kate works in mixed media; using a combination of watercolour and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Spiritual Journeys - An Exhibition of Original Prints by Printmaker Carol Nunan

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The wild landscapes, flowers and gardens of her adopted Northumberland inspire Carol Nunan's handmade, original prints whilst her trademark use of colour draws on her Irish roots and Zambian upbringing. Carol's exhibition reflects the broader theme of spiritul journeys and how the spirit moves each of us in the landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The work of artist Blacksmith Brian Russell

Leyburn Arts Centre, Leyburn

An exhibition of original designs,photos of completed work and a number of actual pieces of traditionally forged architectural scale work both practical and sculptural.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Leyburn Arts Centre, The old School House, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

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

Town Hall, Darlington

by Bill Lowery

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Centre for Lcoal Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

A display of images of people and places thought to be connected to Darlington and the North East. Come along and see if you can help us identify them!

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

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

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

Brian Russell, blacksmith at Little Newsham Forge

The Old School House Arts Centre, Leyburn

An exhibition to celebrate 40 years of happy forging in Teesdale. As well as quite a number of traditionally made gates,( but not necessarily traditional designs), a large number of drawings and photos of completed work will be on display. Preview on April 10, 7pm. Come along and chat to Brian about his work and enjoy free drinks and nibbles.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, Richmond Rd., Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Patchwork, Pattern and Print

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

an exhibition of heritage quilts in collaboration with The Quilters Guild. A stunning array of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century quilts from the Guild’s historic collection will go on display next spring in The Garden Rooms. ‘Patchwork, Pattern & Print’ will explore the developments and changes in technology, construction and fashionable

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Tennants, Leyburn, DL85SG

Trade

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

We’re all jigsaws, with different people holding the pieces, and if we’re lucky enough they get put together in more or less the right order. If we’re very, very lucky! Inspired by a visit to the International Slavery Museum, Trade is an unashamedly heart-on-its-sleeve piece of experimental storytelling, presenting a challenging but

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

The Red Lion

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

If you thought that badge-kissing mercenaries, wide-boy agents and dodgy deals were confined to the Premier League, think again. Set in the ultra-competitive twilight world of semi-professional football, The Red Lion is a powerful, funny and touching drama that reaches beyond the beautiful game, exploring contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Let it Glow

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join our science explainers as they explore the wonder of light in this new Science Theatre show, featuring sparkles, twinkles, lights and lamps.

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

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

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Chase over Atlantis

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The star of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is back in another Jules Verne – inspired voyage! While looking for his long lost grandfather, Sean (played by Josh Hutcherson), decodes a secret map that points him and a group of adventurers to the elusive “Mysterious Island”. After finding his grandfather and discovering that the island

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Lisa O'Brian, Sara Macintosh, Felicity Hackell and Richard Moses

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Charity Fund Raising at intu Metrocentre

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are now home to special four legged guests as part of a fundraising initiative for a local charity – but these pooches won’t need to be taken for walkies! The two intu shopping centres in Newcastle and Gateshead have chosen St Oswald’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Charity Fund Raising intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are now home to special four legged guests as part of a fundraising initiative for a local charity – but these pooches won’t need to be taken for walkies! The two intu shopping centres in Newcastle and Gateshead have chosen St Oswald’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Percy Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17JB

A Machine They're Secretly Building

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people - reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you - think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil. A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

East Is East

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy that went on to become a BAFTA-winning film sensation. Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household. Back in George’s homeland Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage children are proving quite

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Boldon Book: A Moment in Time

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Boldon Book has been called the ‘Domesday Book of the North’. It was the first survey of settlements north of the River Tees, an area that was omitted from the Domesday study. It was created in 1183 as a survey of the Bishop of Durham’s lands in Durham and Northumberland. On display is the latest of the four surviving medieval manuscripts

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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 Woman In White

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

A brilliant stage adaptation of Wilkie Collins' Victorian novel: a tale of deception and mistaken identity with an intriguing plot full of twists and turns.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Woman in Black

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join the 7m theatregoers worldwide who have excperience 'The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter' Daily Telegraph. Continuing its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in London's West End, The Woman in Black now returns to Newcastle. Susan Hill's acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stepehn

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

mima, Middlesbrough

The group Matterlurgy led workshops in which their members and participants collected artefacts – from stones to discarded plastic items – in South Gare, the site of the now-closed Teesside steelworks in Redcar. This exhibition features those objects, which are part of a future fossil record, and suggest a geological stratum in which nature and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Stephen Willats: Human Right

mima, Middlesbrough

Artist Stephen Willats has been a pioneer of Conceptual Art and a significant contributor to the development of computing since the early 1960s. At the heart of this practice is an examination to how individuals construct their identities and position themselves in the world. In 1997 Willats collaborated with the Middlesbrough Art Gallery on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe

mima, Middlesbrough

The Peru-born, Spain-based artist Daniela Ortiz addresses nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship. In her recent projects, she has drawn on her own experience as an immigrant to examine national and international migratory control systems. In Middlesbrough, Ortiz has led workshops with people seeking asylum,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Kellenberger-White

mima, Middlesbrough

Designers Kellenberger-White are reshaping mima’s brand across 2017. The project includes seasonal feature displays drawn from archive materials, workshops and consultation sessions, and their own production. It is an opportunity to open their work – and a design process – to an audience in experimental and responsive ways.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

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

Travels with a Sketchbook: an exhibition of sketchbooks and drawings by Rita Smith

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Drawing and travel are important factors of Rita Smith’s practice and over many years and miles, these hidden drawings go on public display for the first time. This exhibition at the Head of Steam is an ideal location, given the importance of the history of the railways in helping to open up the world. CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Unimagined Treasures – Curated by Mark Hearld

Art Gallery, York

The Upper North Gallery has been transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts. For the past two years, York-based artist Mark Hearld has been visiting the stores of the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum as well as York Art Gallery researching the objects and artworks

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Spring exhibition

Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Our spring season is almost upon us! Launching on Friday 3 March our Spring Exhibition showcases a range of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. This season we welcome acclaimed Glasgow School of Art graduate Steven Lindsay as our headline artist, with his new collection of original paintings.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of England's 18th Century best-known actor David Garrick (1717-1779) to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The Museum has recently acquired two outstanding paintings by Johann Zoffany representing Garrick in action, showing the famous actor, who symbolises the high success of 18th-century theatre, acting in both tragedy and

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

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

Holly Hendry: Wrot

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Holly Hendry (b. London, 1990) presents an entirely new body of work for her first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Using a variety of materials, from Jesmonite and plaster to foam, wood, steel and water-jet cut marble, she creates a geology of oozy forms peppered with comic elements, such as dog chew bones and spinning plaster teeth. She

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr. This exhibition of photographs examines the close relationship

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

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

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from House of Illustration gives a unique insight into the origins of some of Quentin Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic Children’s books to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Inside Stories demonstrates Blake’s use of a wide range of different techniques

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artist's Eye

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Inspired by the remarkably innovative style of Sir Anthony van Dyck's last self-portrait, acquired for the nation in 2014, this exhibition pairs the painting with stunning works by major artists of the 20th and 21st century. Like Van Dyck's self-portrait, the selected works offer the viewer direct eye-contact with a visionary artist, from David

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Bake for Heroes 2017

Nationwide - To be arranged by members of the Public, County Durham

Get baking and raise funds for our heroes Help for Heroes (H4H) is once again asking the great British public to dust off their aprons and get baking to raise lots of dough for our wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans and their families. Every slice sold really does make a difference to help rebuild lives and it is so easy to get

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Nationwide - To be arranged by members of the Public, General public to hold the event at local convenient to them, home, school, work etc.., County Durham, DL1 1AA

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Ana Fernandez-Guerra performs in support of the Durham Cathedral Choir Association. Accompaniment comes from Francesca Massey, Durham Cathedral sub-organist. This event will be followed by a reception in the Chapter House. Tickets £15 from dcca@durhamcathedral.co.uk or by writing to: The Secretary, The DCCA, The Cathedral Office, Durham

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The animal world is full of questions and bones can help us find the answers. An enormous collection of animal skeletons on show for 2017’s must-see family-friendly exhibition. From itty-bitty bats to whopping whales, bones are the hidden keys to how animals move, survive and evolve over time. Join us on an interactive journey through

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Dinner dances are held each month in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa, September to May from 7:30pm to 11:00pm to live music. The ticket price includes a two course meal, coffee /tea, bingo and raffle. Dancing is a mixture of ballroom, latin and sequence. Please contact Peter Boast on 01723 374860 for full details. Tickets are not available on

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Brick History

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Life Science Centre will be home to a host of intricate historical models, all of which have been made from scratch using LEGO® bricks. This new exhibition will span the whole of human history – picking out the key highlights – to show how mankind has progressed over the years, from the pre-historic era to modern day. Visitors can marvel at

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

BEASTS!

Durham Cathedral, Durham

An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times. From illustrations of lions and dragons in medieval manuscripts, to early printed books of natural history which feature sea serpents and wyverns alongside images of the rhinoceros or giraffe, and the ‘evidence’ presented to prove the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Harmby Village Hall, Harmby

Mary Randles - Albert’s Story. Mary’s research into a mystery in her family which took her to Dallowgill and Baldersdale

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Harmby Village Hall, Spennithorne Road, Harmby, DL8 5PG

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories. Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan. Museums often

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Fabricating Histories: An Alternative 19th Century

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The story of our 19th century inventors and pioneers is all around us, but with so many experiments, ideas and notions jostling for position, history could have lurched off on a tangent at any moment and become very different. What if Brunel had graced Sunderland with a vast suspension bridge, or Lovelace & Babbage had computerised the 1840s?

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Old School Room, Sunderland

LingoKids French classes for children (Reception to Year 6). Small classes with children grouped according to their age. Supportive learning environment allowing children to progress at their own pace. Fun, engaging activities (songs, poems, stories, games, crafts etc.) Promotes a love of languages from an early age. Aids development of

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00

Location: The Old School Room, 3 Sunderland Road, Sunderland, SR6 7UR

Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Skinnypigs® women’s fitness class established in 2010 has fast become the largest independent fitness provider in the North East and has drastically changed the lives of over 30,000+ women! It is the phenomenal women’s fitness toning and weight loss class that everyone is talking about! It uses a selection of fun training styles designed to

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 06:00-21:00

Location: Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Various Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesborough, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 3RU



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