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Gilbert O'Sullivan in Concert

Civic Theatre, Darlington

A global superstar who topped the UK and US cgarts with the likes of 'Alone Again (Naturally)' and 'Get Down', Gilbert O'Sullivan is an artist who has never rested on his laurels. ...

Hina Matsuri

Oriental Museum, Durham

See the Oriental Museum's complete set of traditional Japanese Hina Matsuri dolls, only displayed for a short time each year in the run up to Hina Matsuri - the Dolls Festival - on ...

Hilarity Bites presents... The Noise Next Door: Noise In The Hood

Seen, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Seen in Darlington on February 14th 2016: The Noise Next Door: Noise In The Hood The unstoppable comedy juggernaut that is The Noise Next Door are ...

Sunny Afternoon

Grand Opera House, York

Sunny Afternoon, the sensational smash hit West End musical rocks York 2017. Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a ...

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

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

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

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

Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library, Darlington

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

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

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

Fused Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

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

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

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

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

GREEN DAYS

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

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

Silksworth WMC, Sunderland

live music

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

Location: Silksworth WMC, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR3 2DS

WMC, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: WMC, Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5NU

WMC, Northallerton

live music

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

Location: WMC, Northallerton, Northallerton, DL6 1NH

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

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

Location: Newhouse Club & Institute, Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Tindale Crescent WMC, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

Location: Tindale Crescent WMC, Tindale, Bishop Auckland, DL149SS

Low Spennymoor and Merrington Lane WMC, Spennymoor

live music

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

Location: Low Spennymoor and Merrington Lane WMC, Spennymoor, Spennymoor, DL16 6EN

Catholic Club, Ferryhill

live music

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

Location: Catholic Club, Ferryhill, Ferryhill, DL17 8ET

Station Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Station Club, 18 East Parade, Consett, DH85RN

Close House SC, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

Location: Close House SC, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL146JX

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Darlington

live music

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

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

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

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Customs House, South Shields

I'm thinking of doing some comedy nights. Good ones. These are the three things I want from it: 1. To bring affordable comedy to South Tyneside 2. To have line ups that rival the best comedy clubs in the country 3. To make a comedy night where anything goes and the most important thing isn’t how much beer we can sell, it’s how

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Dirty Love

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Dirty Love are a female fronted totally live band with great vocals with a fantastic standard of musicianship to back it up. performing songs from the likes of Blondie to Aretha Franklin and from Bon Jovi to whitesnake we promis that 99.9% of your audience will know 100% of what we do .........Dirty Love ......go on you know you want to...

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

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

Broken Spoke

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

Covering classic songs from the 60s and 70s We are a high energy rock band giving a high quality sound and performance at every gig, our set list is a mixture of 60s and 70s classic rock featuring songs by ufo , the rolling stones, thin lizzy , jimi hendrix , tom petty , zz top , deep purple , rory gallagher , the kinks , ccr , free, bad company

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

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

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Something more than a cover band. Bringing something from the sixties to the present day, there may be something you just don't expect when you see us...

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Media Junkies

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

5 piece rock covers band. GET ADDICTED! All 5 members of the band have served their time in various groups during the years. Some singing for their supper on the solo circuit right through to those heading for the dizzy heights of stardom and the life of a rock god. If there's a venue in the North East that one of us hasn't played in, it's

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

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

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

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

Holy Rood House, Thirsk

'The Life-Giving Path: Reflections for Personal Exploration and Discovery' is Helen' s latest book. Details can be found at http://www.kevinmayhew.com/the-life-giving-path.html

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road, Thirsk, YO7 1HX

Old English Gentlemen, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Old English Gentlemen, 99 Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JY

The Buck Inn, Northallerton

Five miles around Bedale to Crakehall circular

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Snowdrops and spring flowers

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

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

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

The Frankland Arms, Thirsk

live music

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

Location: The Frankland Arms, Ingramgate, Thirsk, YO7 1DF

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

with the York Orchard Theatre Company

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO911RT

Crafternoon Tea

Romanby WI Hall, Romanby

Protect the world we love in the run up to Valentine’s Day 2016 turn it GREEN. Make, wear and share a green heart in honour of something you love in the environment. Craft Demos and workshops Find out what can go in your new household recycling box arriving this month from HDC North Yorkshire Rotters Love Food Hate Waste

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Romanby WI Hall, The Close , Romanby, DL7 8BJ

Newcastle University Herschel Building,lecture theatre 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An in-depth talk-in, hosted by Positive Money Newcastle with 3 speakers: Frank Van Lerven of Positive Money, Adrian Cruden of the Green Party, and Professor Mary Mellor, whose recently published book "Debt or Democracy" reflects our main themes + Question & Answer sessions. The main subject matter is that of reforming Banking & Monetary Systems for

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

Location: Newcastle University Herschel Building,lecture theatre 2, Kings Rd, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU

Hambleton Forum, Northallerton

Riding High is a brand new musical production, the book and lyrics are by Brian Bewsey, music by Matthew Codd with contributions from Dave Ramsden and Nick Allan. Riding High tells the story of 1970s rural life for the residents in the small market town of Riding High situated within the Central Riding of Yorkshire. Change is all around, but is

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

Location: Hambleton Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP

Making Sense

Customs House, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

This Is Me

Customs House, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Polar Explorers

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live jazz/blues music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

See Behind the Scenes at the Library

Darlington,Crown Street Library, Darlington

Tours of the library in Crown Street including some basement areas to celebrate National Libraries Day. The tours will be a mix of heritage and how the library works today. Tours at 10am and 2pm. Tours are free and will last about an hour, but as places are limited, please book in advance.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

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

TOMBOLA STALL,FACE PAINTING AND PROFESSOR NINCOMPOOP

Newton Aycliffe Town Centre, Aycliffe

The Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group is holding a stall in Newton Aycliffe Town Centre inside the Thames Centre we are raising awareness of our group as well as raising funds for the groups activities. We have Professor Nincompoop coming along 10am until 11.15 then face paring 11am until 1pm as well as z chance to win some great prizes on our

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

Location: Newton Aycliffe Town Centre, in The Thames Centre near Julie Pets , Aycliffe, DL5 4SB

BIG Little Gigs

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

BIG Little Gigs is a fun, live music experience for 0-10 years and their families. By bringing a variety of genres of bands and musicians to a family friendly environment, we hope to inspire a lifelong love of live music in children and also provide an enjoyable high quality music experience for the grown ups too. We return for our first

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:30-15:30

Location: Friends' Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

Chinese New Year Celebration

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Chinese arts and crafts, selling stalls, lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, storytelling and family trails. Lion dances take place at 11am and 1pm, starting from the Museum entrance.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sunderland Art Club

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Mould

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Valentine's Hearts

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Create a heart shaped trinket dish. Enjoy a creative day with someone special or make them a truly unique gift for Valentine's Day! Guided by our experienced glass makers you will create a gorgeous Valentine's Day Heart out of molten glass. Suitable for ages 16 and over. Booking essential.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

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

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

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

Big Girl's Blouse

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Who knew what being transgender was in the 1970s? Not Kate’s family. To be fair, crispy pancakes had only just landed in the Midlands so she had her work cut out. The path to becoming a woman doesn’t always run smooth and with a lifetime of coming out, Kate has had to use every trick — theatrical and otherwise — to get by. Big

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Marlene Barron, Felicity Hacket and Greta J Coates

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

by Sue Angus and A Walk on the Wild Side by Tendem. Discover the world of traditional rag rugging and textile art in a contemporary context

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Part of NOTHING TO SEE HERE - a trilogy of contemporary performance exploring sex, gender & identity. We'd like to invite you to An Odd Occasion. We'll have a drink and a bite and a chat. We'll dance inappropriately. We'll do a quiz and pretend to be dead feminists. We'll eat some unusually-shaped cake. Part theatre performance, part

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Described as a sweet, sexy, fairy tale that is funny, very funny! Charity Hope Valentine is a ‘lady of the evening’ who always gives her heart to the wrong man. She sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through life. Sweet Charity is a musical in every sense of the word and our heroine is irresistible.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

There’s nothing like stumbling across a group of musicians and realising you’re hearing something special. STAN produce original songs, which simultaneously tug at the heartstrings while exercising the brain. Gravelly voiced guitar driven Power Pop Rock. North East favourite and award winning comedian, Brendan Healy has a unique and personal

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Barnard Castle Ramblers

car park on the Richmond to Ravensworth Road, Richmond in North Yorks

nine leisurely miles around Richmond, including racecourse to High Coalsgarth, Sturdy Ho, Washton, Gilling Grange and Aske Hall

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: car park on the Richmond to Ravensworth Road, Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 5EX

Yorkshire Bach Choir

St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, York

Following their ‘sensational’ performance of Haydn Creation in December 2015, Yorkshire Bach Choir open 2016 with a February 6 concert where they return to the beautiful acoustics of St Michael le Belfrey in the heart of York. The magnificent sonorities and mystical fervour of the Spanish Renaissance unite in a diverse programme of psalm and

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

Location: St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, High Petergate, York, YO17EN

From Earth to the Universe

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Pen Power

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

a class for budding writers on how to write creatively

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:30

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

Teesside Unleashed

Marton Hotel and Country Club, Middlesbrough

Darth Vader and the Sith are headed to Teesside Get ready for a spectacularly fun day out you won’t want to miss, as Teesside Unleashed, the incredible film and comic convention is back by popular demand for its seventh incarnation on 6th February at Marton Hotel & Country Club, with new guests and new attractions. Fans of Star Wars will

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

Location: Marton Hotel and Country Club, Stokesley Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DS

Amazing Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our Antarctic exhibition is about to close so there’s one last chance to make a model of your favourite animal. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

SIGN OF THE TIMES

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Youth meets experience in this brilliantly witty comedy by the awardwinning author of Calendar Girls and Neville’s Island. Frank, an old-hand electrician who’s spent 25 years installing fluorescent signs, is joined by work-experience Alan on the top of an office block for his latest assignment … which doesn’t go entirely to plan!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

North Tyneside Steelband presents ‘Steelin’ the Show’

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

The North East's top performing steelband returns to the Playhouse following recent successes throughout Europe. Join them for an unmissable night which is guaranteed to have you singing along and tapping your feet.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Amazing Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our Antarctic exhibition is about to close so there’s one last chance to make a model of your favourite animal. 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

Paddy McGuinness – Daddy McGuinness – UK Tour

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the country’s best-loved and most popular comedians Paddy McGuinness has announced a brand new UK tour for 2015 & 2016. Starting in September this year, the star of ITV’s Take Me Out will return to his performing roots, with his first stand-up comedy tour since 2011. Tickets will go on-sale from Friday 30 January at 10am. After

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

City Theatre, Durham

Who is the myserious Dr. Short and why did he marry a warthog?Has he murdered his 4th wife or has she murdered him first?Has he really got 2 daughters called Sabrina.......just some of the questions facing the legendary Inspector Drake! Tickets from Durham Gala or on the door.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: City Theatre, Back silver Street, Durham, DH7 3RA

The Hetton Centre,, Houghton-le-Spring

A charity fundraiser for Grace House North East. They provide respite care for children and young people with complex disabilities, health needs and life-limiting conditions.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: The Hetton Centre,, Welfare Road, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 9NE

Felt Making Workshops

The Nest Cafe and Community Rooms, Gateshead

Come along to our fun felt making workshops and learn techniques in wet and dry felting. We'll be dry needle felting adorable 3-dimensional creatures and brooches, including making bags and scarves with wet felt during our 3 hour workshops. We will guide you through the process of using colourful, soft and unspun wool to create lovely felted works

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Location: The Nest Cafe and Community Rooms, 417/419 Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 5AN

A Performance of Pride and Prejudice

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

A performance of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice, presented in the Throne Room at Auckland Castle by The Castle Players’ Theatre Company.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

The Journey - Paintings by Chris Graham

Arts Centre, Washington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Chris & Kelly While

Arts Centre, Washington

We are really delighted to welcome mother and daughter back to the Davy Lamp.Chris is well-known for her collaboration with Julie Matthews, and Kellie for her contribution to the Albion Band. Two amazing singers!

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Kazabian @ KU

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Kitchen Sink Presents: A special tribute night to the offical tribute to The mighty Kasabian Kazabian - Kasabian Tribute are the official and number one tribute act to the mighty Kasabian. Endorsed by the real thing and touring extensively around Britain and Europe. Bearing an uncanny resemblance, they bring pounding beats and huge

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

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

Sign of the Times

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Youth meets experience in this brilliantly witty comedy by the award-winning author of Calendar Girls and Neville’s Island. Frank, an old-hand electrician who’s spent 25 years installing fluorescent signs, is joined by work-experience Alan on the top of an office block for his latest assignment … which doesn’t go entirely to plan! And

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Peter Kay's Dance For Life

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For the first time ever the award winning comedian Peter Kay will be hosting a series of ambitious fundraising 'dance-a-thon parties' with all of the profits going to Cancer Research UK. The three-hour dance-a-thons will each take place across seven Saturday nights at seven different arenas across the UK. Each of the venues will be spectacularly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: MetroRadio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE47NA

Gala Theatre, Durham

The Dance Fusion Academy host their annual dance event at Gala with a large group of dedicated dancers of all ages joining together to provide you with a fun packed night of entertainment to suit all.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Art Collection

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Woodlands Methodist Church, Harrogate

A chance to sell your unwanted goods or come & find a bargain .

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 08:00-13:00

Location: Woodlands Methodist Church, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SG

Fearby Village Hall, Fearby

Pantomime

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

Location: Fearby Village Hall, Fearby Top, Fearby, HG4 4NF

Lyn Hagan: The Mexican Mafia and Me

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Artworks based on accounts of those closely involved with a Mexican Mafia hitman. Tony is a Mexican Mafia hit-man on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison. His letters to artist and penpal Lyn Hagan, along with those to other women, form part of this exhibition, which also features artwork based on accounts from those most closely involved in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Iceland - Before and After

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Marvellous Mosaics

Oriental Museum, Durham

Be inspired by the Oriental Museum's collections and create your own mosaic with colourful glass tiles. Drop in 1-3pm. Suitable for children aged 5-11 years. Free with admission (£1.50 per adult / 75p per child or concession / under 5's free).

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Dolly Parton Story

Forum Theatre, Billingham

This show pays tribute to two of the greatest icons of popular music: Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers. The stunning vocals of Andrea Pattison are backed by an all live 4 piece band with special guest Peter White as Kenny Rogers. You can expect to hear accurate versions of Dolly and Kenny's most celebrated material, from early Country classics such as

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Peppa Pig's Surprise

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Surprise! Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in Darlington in a brand new live stage show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? Enjoy fun, games and of course, surprises in

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Civic Centre, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Making Space - Pingball

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Do you remember playing pinball? Now you can make your very own ‘Pingball’ in Life’s Making Space. Use blocks, magnets, balls and other materials to make a fantastic game and challenge your friends and family. Recommended suitable for ages 5+.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

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

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Pride and Prejudice

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The Castle Players’ 2016 winter production brings Jane Austen’s ever-popular story of grand country estates, beautiful women, and eligible young men to the stage. Vivid characters, humour and romance abound in Laurence Sach’s new adaptation. Whilst Mr Bennet seeks only a quiet life, Mrs Bennet believes that finding eligible husbands for

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Youth Arts Exhibition

Arts Centre, Washington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

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

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

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

Museum of Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Magic of the Beatles

Empire, Sunderland

Join the authoritative live concert show, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Yesterday! 1966 saw Lennon and McCartney come of age as songwriters: The Beatles’ 11th EP, Yesterday, and seventh studio album Revolver both topping the charts. The Magic of the Beatles returns us to this golden era, and more. Taking you from the Beatles’ Mop Top

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Trewly Scrumptious

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Eve Trew School of Dance and Gateshead CATS Theatre School are proud to present a showcase of musical theatre and dance, including current pupils from age 3 years up. School Principal, Miss Eve Trew, has been teaching in the Gateshead-based school for 57 years and was delighted to be awarded a MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2010

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Localism

mima, Middlesbrough

‘Localism’ is an ambitious project telling the story of art in Middlesbrough from its beginnings in 1829 to now. It takes a radical approach to exhibition making, inviting the public to help write the narrative with workshops that grow the show, adding to it as we go, thus creating an encyclopaedic family tree of creativity on Teesside.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Quiltscapes and Quiltine by Pauline Burbidge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Daliso Chaponda & Adam Rowe

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on February 6th 2016: Daliso Chaponda - “Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended” - BBC Adam Rowe - “Natural at entertaining crowds with his comic brilliance” - The Liverpool Echo MC Freddy Quinne -

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

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

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Work of Nick Sharratt

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Sonia Lawson: Paintings, Passions and Alarms

The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Paintings, Passions and Alarms is a major retrospective exhibition celebrating the creative work of painter Sonia Lawson RA. This ambitious show brings together paintings from the 1960’s to the present, presenting themes explored within Lawson’s work, from her early work which is bold and Expressionist in style, through to more personal themes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

Skating@Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

adventure through gardens, helping the Beningbrough Buddies in their quest. Solve the clues and follow the trail, exploring as you go. Also on Sunday

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

Lau

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Bell That Never Rang is the hugely anticipated new album and tour from the U.Kʼs most musically revered and celebrated folk trio Lau. Since their debut album in 2007 Lau have picked up four awards for ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their acclaimed solo

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

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

Props North-East

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Mercy

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the work of Ewan Anderson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

New Light Prize Exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting shows of contemporary art in the region, the biennial open art prize - comprising a competition and accompanying exhibition - was devised and organised by the charity New Light, from which it takes its name. Its aim is to bring art alive via encouraging, celebrating and promoting the work of talented

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

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

With Scott to the Pole

Palace Green Library, Durham

Historic photographs of this ill-fated Antarctic expedition, taken by Herbert Ponting, tell an unforgettable tale both epic and human in scale. In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out for the Antarctic, a journey from which he did not return. Having reached the South Pole, he died on the return journey along with his colleagues, just

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Curious About Harrogate?

Starts: Valley Gardens , Harrogate

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

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

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

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

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

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

Thriller Live

Grand Opera House, York

Direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Join us on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30, 19:30-22:15

Location: Grand Opera House, Clifford Street, York, YO19SW

Northern Soul A Photographic Journey

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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

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

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

York Minster, York

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Crab Walk

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Plots and Spangles

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

Happy Feet - Mumble's Wild Ride

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Wonderful World of Wine 8-week Course in York

Hotel du Vin, York

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

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

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

Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

This winter, Palace Green Library’s exhibitions consider the Polar Regions, focusing particularly on the discovery, exploration and ongoing work taking place in Antarctica. This includes two spectacular exhibitions on loan from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), alongside displays exploring how men and

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

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

Robert Mapplethorpe

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Naughty Monsters in the Sky

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition

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

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

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

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



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