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Hysteria by Terry Johnson

Gala Theatre, Durham

1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation, ...

York Cycle Rally 2017

York Knavesmire, York

The York Rally is a grand weekend of grassroots cycling which has been held on York’s Knavesmire almost every year since 1945. It’s run purely for the love of cycling by an ...

Monsters, Myths & Magic - A Play in Two Days

York Theatre Royal, York

Come along to the York Theatre Royal for a fun packed and creative two day workshop. We will be working together on creating, rehearsing and performing stories of voyage and ...

Swing, Strings & Sir Tom

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join Sir Thomas Allen for an evening of jazz and big band classics. This is a one-off opportunity to see the world-famous baritone ditch his operatic persona and delve into the ...

FREE Ice Rink at Feethams

Feethams, Darlington

Join us on the podium at Feethams Darlington this half term for our FREE ICE RINK! There will be music, food sampling from the restaurants at Feethams, exclusive offers and discounts and much much more. Pop along, don your skates (free skate hire!) and head onto the rink! Skate aids will also be supplied for the kids too. Opening times are as below

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event. 12:00

Location: Feethams, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5RD

Nunthorpe Institute, Middlesbrough

An Illustrated lecture by Brian and Ann Hague describing the wildlife of East Anglia

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:30

Location: Nunthorpe Institute, The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS7 0AG

Ceddesfeld Hall, Sedgefield

"A weaver went to war in 1825" Speaker Lyn Lamport

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:15

Location: Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield, TS21 2AE

Half-term arts and crafts

Sage, Gateshead

Come and join us on the Concourse for some crafty fun this February half term to keep little fingers busy! On until Feb 26 Suitable for all ages.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Half-term fun at National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum, York

From steam rides behind Flying Scotsman to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family this February half term. Join in with Flying Scotsman model making, take a ride on the Miniature Railway and find out all about speedy locomotives in our exciting Need for Speed science show. On Feb 18-26

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Need for Speed science show

National Railway Museum, York

How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records? All this and more in our fast paced interactive family science show: Need for Speed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30, 14:15

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

Minecraft: Reconstructing the Roman fort

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend

Grab your time machine and travel back to Ancient Rome. After a mini-tour of the Fort, you will take on the role of a digital archaeologist and architect by designing and building your own version of Segedunum in Minecraft. Please note, within each workshop, participants will be working together in pairs using a PC version of Minecraft. We

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30

Location: Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

Napoleon I

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Learn about Napoleon Bonaparte in The Allure of Napoleon exhibition and create your very own bicorn hat and much more in this drop in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies. Also on Wed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30-16:00

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

Jorvik Life Trail and Meet a Viking

Yorkshire Museum, York

Follow the trail to find our seven Viking characters hidden around the museum. Look out for Erik, Thora, Snorri and more amongst our collection to uncover the Viking word and receive a prize! 50p per trail (admission applies), no need to book. See real Viking objects and hear the stories behind them from our resident ‘Viking’. Admission

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Creepy Crawlies Fused Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

20th - 24th February 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30pm email to reserve a space janet@crushedchilli.co.uk Creepy Crawlies £15 a monster, refreshments, sweets and badge 10.30 am, 12.30 and 2.30pm Please email or telephone to reserve a space Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please telephone 0191 3750644 or email Janet@crushedchilli.co.uk to

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:30-14:25

Location: Crushed Chilli Gallery, South Street, Durham, DH1 4QP

Free foodie fun for kids this half term at intu Metrocentre!

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

Fun, free cooking workshops are taking place at intu Metrocentre this half term! The shopping centre is running the daily cookery events for children during half term after asking local families how they most wanted to fill their free time. Cookery was chosen by classmates of intu Metrocentre's Heads of Fun Esther, age 10, a pupil at Lumley

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

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

Free kids' cookery workshops at intu Eldon Square this half term!

intu Eldon Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Mini Mary Berrys and pint-sized Paul Hollywoods can get their creative cooking juices flowing at free events taking place at intu Eldon Square this half term. A host of fun activities is in store for budding north east cooks - children are invited to join Professor Sproutorium and his 'cooky' assistant Doctor Brussels for foodie fun in their

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

Location: intu Eldon Square, Northumberland Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7JB

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

Tommy Bodkins:  military materials then and now

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition of work created and curated by Cleveland College of Art and Design (Hartlepool) student Rachel Fraser. The pieces in my collection are all related in some way to the museum and the army, where I’ve used jackets, weapons, badges, and the warning signs seen on the perimeter walls of the barracks themselves. Each one of these had an

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

Location: Green Howards Museum, Market Place, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Jorvik Viking Festival

All over York, York

Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage Taking place every February Half Term, the festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe,

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

Location: All over York, York, York, YO1 1NF

Beginner's Belly Dance Classes

Dianne White Academy of Dance , Shildon

Learn an exciting dance form, listen to beautiful music, and meet fun people. Join us for a little exercise and a lot of laughter! Belly dance is a great way to improve your posture, flexibility, and self confidence. Give it a try!

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00, 19:00-20:00

Location: Dianne White Academy of Dance , Cross Street, Shildon, DL4 1PF

Apples and Arsenic, half-term historic family fun

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Explore the smells and tastes of history in our fabulous family friendly activities this half term. Try your hand at baking, making concoctions, creating crafts, enjoying Punch and Judy shows, following fun trails and lots more… then take a closer look at our Victorian Workhouse and kitchen garden, one of the best preserved in England! - Bake

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

d-FORMED : A personal Journey by Kev Howard

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

d-FORMED is an auto-biographical and highly personal series of visually striking photographs, comprising challenging and beautiful images that embody disability and the surgical experience. Surgery is what many disabled people often undergo over a lifetime to be able to function. It is a physically and emotionally painful experience, being

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

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

Flying February Family Fun with Make Time

Adventure Point, Darlington

Half term fun - crafts for children to make that really fly! Ages 2 – 11 with accompanying adult. Please Book in advance - £5 per child. Monday 20th February 10.30am and Tuesday 21st February 10.30am at Adventure Point, Morton Trade Park, Darlington DL1 4PT. Please note this venue’s soft play has a separate entry fee. This event can be

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Adventure Point, Unit 1, Morton Trade Park ,, Darlington, DL1 4PT

The Sooty Show

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Izzy wizzy let's get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Monsters, Myths & Magic - A Play in Two Days

York Theatre Royal, York

Come along to the York Theatre Royal for a fun packed and creative two day workshop. We will be working together on creating, rehearsing and performing stories of voyage and adventure. Participants will learn and develop new theatre skills and make new friends. The two days will culminate in a performance for family and friends at 4pm. No previous

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

TimeCraft: Reconstructing the Roman Fort

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend

Grab your time machine and travel back to Ancient Rome. After a mini-tour of the Fort, you will take on the role of a digital archaeologist and architect by designing and building your own version of Segedunum in Minecraft. Please note, within each workshop, participants will be working together in pairs using a PC version of Minecraft. We

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30

Location: Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

Hearts and Flowers: Half Term Fun!

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Say it with flowers every day of half term. Make paper flowers, decorate a plant pot, and plant seeds in your own mini garden.

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

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

There will be two trails themed around finding your way with a map and compass - one for younger visitors and a more challenging option for older children. Eden from Stories Alive will be here on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 February for free story sessions throughout the day - not to be missed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Half Term - Washington Children’s Strike Commemorations

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

It’s the year 1917 and sadly there are hungry children around the North-East and across the country. Agricultural workers are signing up for war, there is naval warfare and a poor harvest, all of which are contributing to food shortages and high prices in Britain, leaving children hungry and dramatically losing weight. Things are about to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the closure of North Road Works after 103 years of making and repairing locomotives. The exhibition brings together those memories as well as a range of photographs of the Works.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

284 Miles to Home – A Photographic Journey by Scott Read

Arts Centre, Washington

284 Miles to Home’ is a personal journey by Scott Read as he captured his first year (2016) in his new home of County Durham after following his heart North. “With this body of work I seek to evoke the sheer essence of what makes this region such a beautiful place to live, but in a way that was very much a personal voyage of discovery for

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Historic England presents 'Out There' - a celebration of England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection of public art. 'Out There' will shed light on the sculptures and structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985, long before the iconic Angel of the North was conceived. Many of these pieces have been lost, damaged, moved

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

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

Murder, Margaret and Me

Theatre Royal, York

In the early sixties two national treasures were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But there’s an intriguing mystery behind the Miss Marple movies. They were almost never made... Agatha Christie didn’t want Margaret Rutherford to bring her most cherished creation to life. And Margaret Rutherford

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Christeen Redhead, Linda Coleby and Malcolm Short

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fab Feb Family Fun

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Various rides including Skyrider, Carousel, Eagle’s Claw, Eagle’s Creek Farm, Angry Birds (indoor and outdoor), will be open along with a variety of smaller rides for the youngsters including Ladybug, Noah’s Ark, Space Pirates and others. Riggmoor Farm will also be joining us with their animals including rabbits, lambs, calves, miniature

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

Location: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

Opening the Door: Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Durham University’s Western Art Collection contains a significant number of prints by leading artists and is one of the most important university collections of 20th and 21st century art in the UK. This exhibition explores the different printing techniques used by artists, from early methods of woodcut printing to more contemporary screen and

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

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

Paola Ciarska: I'm Finished But She Ain't

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Paola Ciarska revels, excites and rejoices in the unrestrained potential of imagination. Each miniature painting stars a solitary figure, often wielding a selfie-stick, living out a virtual fantasy from the comfort of her living room (or sometimes the kitchen bench).

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

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

Shunga: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Literally translated, shunga means ‘pictures of spring’, a traditional euphemism for sex. These erotic works became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and sought to express a varied world of contemporary sexual possibilities. They were likely enjoyed equally by men and women of all classes, depicting ordinary people with sensitivity and

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7PQ

The Stand, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

balletLORENT is a leading UK dance theatre company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. They offer children the chance to perform alongside professional dancers in national theatres. They fundraise to make this free of charge which ensures children of all backgrounds can access this experience. Please join us for a fantastic night of comedy in support

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: The Stand, 31 High Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11EW

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

So you think you know about Dinosaurs?

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Did dinosaurs eat their own families? Was every Tyrannosaur a fearsome carnivore? Why did Allosaurus headbutt its prey to death? Come and test your knowledge against Ben Garrod (the TV scientist in ‘Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur’). With the help of TV film footage and photos of his own palaeontological dinosaur digs, he will tell

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre, Middlesbrough

Are you 50+, retired or semi- retired, living in Teesside and looking for a friendly social group to make new friends? Cleveland Outlook is a mixed social group who meet most Monday evenings at the Municipal Golf Centre in Middlesbrough and participate in an interesting and varied programme of activities. New members are always welcome. For

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS57YZ

Northern Portraits by Aidan Doyle, Charlie Parker and Steve Lyon-Bowes

Arts Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Three artists have joined together to showcase their distinctive approaches to portraiture. The exhibition will include original pieces by local artists Aidan Doyle, Charlie Parker, and Steve Lyon-Bowes. Doyle and Lyon-Bowes are regular tutors for Newcastle Arts Centre and will be running a series of art courses following the exhibition opening.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SG

Return to rugby

The Northern Echo Arena , Darlington

Return to Rugby is a great way for people to come back to playing rugby or give it a try. The sessions are fun, and game orientated, and are totally designed for players who are looking to return to the game or give it a try for the first time. The sessions are run by experienced RFU coaches, who are used to working with returning players.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:30

Location: The Northern Echo Arena , Neasham Road, Darlington, DL2 1DL

Play Sessions

Willows Community Centre , Stockton-on-Tees

Groundwork North East & Cumbria are holding play sessions for children aged 5-13 every Monday. Come along and join in with fun activities, games, arts and crafts and lots more!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:30

Location: Willows Community Centre , Northport Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2hX

Ruby Wax Frazzled!: A Guide To Mindfulness

Gala Theatre, Durham

Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer, along with being the ‘it girl’ of mental health campaigning. She has a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. This event is a follow up to her sell out touring show, and best-selling book, Sane New World, which helps us understand why we

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Little Theatre, Gateshead

Two couples have been out celebrating an anniversary. Returning to the home of one of the couples, they discover it has been burgled – and apparently the culprit is still on the premises! Or is he? A comedy thriller from the pen of one of our most reliable writers.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:30

Location: Little Theatre, 1-4 Saltview Way, Gateshead, NE84JS

Gerard Hobson exhibition

Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley

Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art. His love of wildlife saw him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984 and then worked for a couple of years for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist. Following relocating up north, Gerard worked for Yorkshire Wildlife and continued to develop his work on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625DW

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

Harrogate's Fine Art Collection

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Find out about the stars of Harrogate’s Fine Art Collection with Mercer Art Gallery curator Jane Sellars. Learn how the collection has developed and see how our Friends have helped to add an exciting range of new work over the last 25 years to keep the collection growing, relevant and vibrant. £6.00 Places are limited, please book tickets in

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

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

Chuffing Contraptions

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this new Science Theatre show we explore engineering and technology from the industrial revolution to the present day. Engineers fix problems (and often find new ones). Join us as we discover some of the ingenious fixes to tricky problems by making engines and other contraptions to do the work and make things go. This show has been developed by

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

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

Is there anybody out there?

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Could there be life on other worlds in our solar system, or even beyond it? With space so vast and planets and moons so numerous how do we go about looking for life? Find out in Life’s newest planetarium show. Recommended suitable for ages 7+. From Friday, February 10 (until March 31)

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

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

Seeing the Universe in all its light – an exhibition showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This touring exhibition focuses on the world of modern astronomy through telescopes that the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Royal Astronomical Society support around the world. See scale models including the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) antenna, the

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

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

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: 10:00-18:00

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

North East LEGO® Landmarks

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Local LEGO® builder Steve Mayes has been busy building LEGO® versions of some of the North East’s favourite landmarks. See his collection at Life, including, BALTIC, Angel of the North and the International Centre for Life – a specially commissioned new model on show for the first time. Please note - LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of

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

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Louise Mackenzie is a UK based artist creating installation, sculpture, performance, sound and film works. With a focus on living material, she is interested in the relationships between medium, sound, image and text, attempting to find ways in which these can be connected to produce unexpected results. Her installation, The Stars Beneath Our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Portrack Community Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Every Monday 4-5.30pm Activities Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Messy Play, Role Play & Lots More! No need to register just come along & join in the fun!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:30

Location: Portrack Community Centre, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2HS

Little Bookworms

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing. Through fun crafts, interactive stories, messy play, singing, games and role play, toddlers and pre-school children will discover new skills and interests and have lots of fun. Includes complimentary tea, coffee, juice and biscuits at the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:30

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

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

Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday

Palace Green Library, Durham

Hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker is one of the most unusual, complex, and mysterious aspects of human experience. Typically regarded as a symptom of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is increasingly recognized as an important part of many people’s lives and experience, as well as a phenomenon that has had

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

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

 ‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

Palace Green Library, Durham

Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life. Originally shown at Woodhorn, this exhibition is influenced by the Northern Poetry Library and Palace Green Library collections. Located in Northumberland and Durham, the libraries are both important archives and

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

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

The Jarrow Crusade: Marching into History

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Marking the Jarrow Crusade’s 80th anniversary, this exhibition brings new light to a legendary event that captured the imagination of a nation. The march illustrated the plight of the people of Jarrow, whose shipyard had closed and where government, the banks and employers blocked plans for a new steelworks. As the local Member of Parliament

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA

In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

Oriental Museum, Durham

Shimla is the capital of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. The British built Shimla as their ‘little version of England’ and, by extension, of Britain itself. Today, Shimla is a hugely popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and its status as an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Flesh

Art Gallery, York

Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent flesh in their work. Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tesco Sunderland Extra, Sunderland

LingoKids Spanish 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: Tesco Sunderland Extra, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR6 0DA

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

The Allure of Napoleon

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring outstanding artworks held in the Museum’s collection, the display will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Founders’ interest in Napoleon and his times. It will also the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of The Bowes Museum in 2017.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Romanby Methodist Church Hall, Romanby

A friendly, informal playgroup for babies and toddlers and their carers, run by volunteers. There are toys, craft activites, stories and songs, and a healthy snack for the children at each session. The group runs from 1-3pm on Mondays. £2 per session, plus £1 per each additional child over the age of 6 months

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

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall, The Fairway, Romanby, DL7 8BB



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