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Ruth's Arty Experience

Romanby WI Hall, Northallerton

Toddler and preschoolers experimental art workshops where children's creativity can run ...

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian ...

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Los Pacaminos originally formed in November 1992 as a way of indulging a shared passion for Tex Mex and Americana music, the band features the vocal talents of Paul Young and Drew ...

Zombie Survival run for your life - Yorkshire

Ripley Castle, Harrogate

The superb concept of the Zombie Survival - run for your life, adds excitement, fun and realism to what is probably the UK's best Zombie themed run. 5km of adrenaline filled ...

 A Midsummer Night's Dream - Storyticklers event for children

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Delivered with props, songs and interactive storytelling the children use play and imagination to explore the story and its characters, bringing to life this exciting adventure. Who says Shakespeare is for grown ups? Recommended for children aged 2-4 years. £2.50 per child on booking (Accompanying under 1s go free) Visit the library or call

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

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

 A Midsummer Night's Dream - Storyticklers event for children

Cockerton Library, Darlington

Delivered with props, songs and interactive storytelling the children use play and imagination to explore the story and its characters, bringing to life this exciting adventure. Who says Shakespeare is for grown ups? Recommended for children aged 2-4 years. £2.50 per child on booking (Accompanying under 1s go free) Visit the library or call

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30-14:30

Location: Cockerton Library, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 9AA

intu Metrocentre student night - exclusive shopping event

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

North east students are being invited to celebrate the start of the academic year at intu Metrocentre. intu Metrocentre's student night on 28 September will give student shoppers the chance to take advantage of exclusive discounts and deals with over 75 offers from the shopping centre’s top retailers and restaurants such as River Island and

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 15:00-21:00

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

A Taste of Art Workshops

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

28th September: Crochet Poppy (£10) 5th October: DIY Flower Lights (£18) 12th October: Ceramic Candle Holder (£15) 19th October: Tshirt Yarn Crochet (£10) 2nd November: Drypoint & Mono Printing (£10) 9th November: Embroidery Basics (£13) 16th November: 3 Piece Cushion (£10) 23rd November: Silk Screen Printing (£10) 30th November:

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

Location: Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk, Thirsk, YO71QS

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Working Mens Club, Spennymoor

SIMPLE & FUN DANCE WORKOUT WITH GLOW STICKS & DISCO LIGHTS TO CLUB ANTHEMS FROM 90’S TO TODAY’S HITS!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-19:45

Location: Spennymoor Working Mens Club, King Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6QG

Castleton Village Hall, Castleton

Ey up, we are thrilled that Adam Collier, infamous speaker of Yorkshire Dialect, is coming to Castleton to entertain us with his wit and wisdom! Come along for a fabulous evening, which is bound to get your sides splitting.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Castleton Village Hall, High Street, Castleton, YO21 2EW

Murder Mystery Night at The Grainary - Halloween special

The Grainary, Scarborough

The first ever Murder Mystery night on the farm will have a distinct Halloween theme to it. Make sure you don't lose your head!!! Tickets are priced at only £25 per person That includes: * Food prepared by Head Chef Dan Hargreaves * Entertainment by the fabulous Limelight company We can also provide transport, this is an additional cost,

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:20

Location: The Grainary, KEASBECK HILL FARM, Scarborough, YO13 0DT

Wild Durham Art Exhibition

Cafe on The Green, Durham

Pastel paintings and prints by Shotley Bridge artist, Fiona Carvell. Growth, colour and texture inspired by the landscape of County Durham.

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

Location: Cafe on The Green, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

Eldon Arms , Ferryhill

meet with speaker Robin Mackay, who will be relating the story of carpet manufacturing in Durham

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Eldon Arms , Eldon Terrace, Ferryhill, DL17 0AW

Customs House, South Shields

A look at what it means to grow older in today's society. Asking what can your body do now that it won't be able to do in 50 years time and questioning and celebrating the way we share stories of our loved ones. It's about the things you never said, it's about the questions you always wanted to ask and it's the photograph you carry round in your

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

sle Of Woman are three strong and individual women, who use stunning rich beautiful harmonies to sing about bare bones reality. Think Joan Rivers meets the Andrews Sisters or Fascinating Aida with a hint of 40s close harmony. Ever imagined starting from scratch and owning your own beautiful isle where you make the rules? Isle Of Woman is

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

This is a musical comedy about best friends who quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. A play about the lengths people go to realise dreams, punctuated with a fantastic sound track and infectious injections of Bollywood dance moves.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia to Sonnets

Sage, Gateshead

From psychedelia to sonnets – a life in words and music – the remarkable journey of Ashley Hutchings “the single most important figure in English folk rock” Bob Dylan. Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band (in all its many

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

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

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

Nature's Delights

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Nature’s Delights showcases a selection of wildlife paintings by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, who introduced a wider audience to the countryside with his illustrations for Ladybird’s popular series What to Look for in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and The Farm. Alongside Tunnicliffe’s work are paintings by Archibald Thorburn and John

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

mima, Middlesbrough

For a week in September we host a special screening programme of three works spanning six years of Mikhail Karikis’ artistic practice. Each piece explores the relationship between post-industrial European landscapes and the voices of their inhabitants. Karikis uses moving image, sound, performance and other media to explore the voice as a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old postcards (front and back) from Darlington Library's Local Studies Collection

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

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

Great North Snowdogs

around Sunderland, Gateshead and Tyneside, Gateshead

The 60, 1.5m high sculptures, inspired by the story The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs, will each have been individually decorated by professional artists and celebrities. And a trail map and dedicated app will lead visitors from popular tourist destinations to lesser known areas of the region, along the route covered by the Metro

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: around Sunderland, Gateshead and Tyneside, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

Harmby village hall, Harmby

An Upper Dales Family History Group meeting - non-members are very welcome. Dawn is the curator of Kiplin Hall, a mansion house between Richmond and Northallerton. She will be looking at the role the house has played in times of conflict from the 17th to the 20th century.

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

Location: Harmby village hall, Spennithorne Road, Harmby, DL8 5PG

3D Glitch

Arts Centre, Washington

This exhibition looks at imperfection in the digital world, in an age when photoshopped perfection is all too common. The artists have all created new works in Sunderland especially for the exhibition, working with the University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramics Department, and space/social space research group of artists. The artworks are

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Carmen - Russian State Opera

Barbican, York

The Russian State Opera Presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. Music by Georges Bizet Librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy Sung in French with English Surtitles “Russian State Opera enjoyed a well deserved standing ovation” ????? Daily Post Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Terrific Trees

Botanic Garden, Durham

Pick up an Explorer Backpack from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden. (Subject to availability)

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

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours...x - Newcastle 2016

Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Energetic, exotic, eclectic and completely unpredictable – those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in NEWCASTLE with a dazzling new production of the country’s most popular touring cabaret show - 'Forever Yours...x'. Under the unique canvas of the specially constructed Sabai Pavilion, which is heading back

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 16:30-18:00, 16:30-18:00, 18:45-20:15, 19:00-20:30, 19:00-20:30, 21:00-22:30

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

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

Little Bear goes North

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. In her latest adventure, Little Bear encounters a lost polar bear and using her knowledge of the stars, guides her new friend home. Little Bear goes North will be showing at Life until 31 March 2017.

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

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

David Gibbon Photgraphy

The Witham, Barnard Castle

David and Louise bring images of their past year travelling around the UK, Scottish Highlands, Poland and the Boreal Forest in Finland. The couple have always had an interest in wildlife, but it wasn't until 2009 when the RSPB opened a flagship £7 million nature reserve - Saltholme on Teesside - that their interest in photography really took off.

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

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

Views from The Aire Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Aire Valley Arts is a group of professional and semi-professional artists centred of the Aire Valley in West Yorkshire. This exhibition celebrates not only their wide range of media, techniques and approaches, but also their shared enthusiasm for life and art. Despite the title of the exhibition, the range of influences and subject matter extend

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

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Grace Ashcroft might be seen by some as a poor old lady, “a dear old soul”, but the tale she tells of her younger days as a lusty farm girl and the strange sacrifice she made to keep “her” man is by turns hilarious and chilling. Cold Comfort Farm meets A Picture of Dorian Gray in this tongue-in-cheek version of Rudyard Kipling’s story of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Summer 2016 Exhibitions, Displays and Activities

Richmondshire Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

A variety of new exhibitions, displays and activities here at the Museum throughout summer 2016.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Richmondshire Museum, Ryders Wynd, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4JA

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why do we stop playing? What might make us start again? All those guitars propped up in bedrooms. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking too much space in garages. It's time to blow off the dust. We're putting the band back together! Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Maria Crocker (The Letter

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A Northern Stage and Pilot Theatre co-production Adapted for the stage by Lee Mattinson from the novel by Jonathan Tulloch Directed by Katie Posner An update on the story that inspired the hit film Purely Belter. A play about love and friendship, hardship and the priceless currency of hope. It’s very funny, very sad and utterly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Whenever Arthur Lowe’s Capt George Mainwaring found Private Pike wanting there was only ever one retort - “Stupid boy!” But in the new Dad’s Army film Ian Lavender - who starred as Private Pike in the original Dad’s Army - plays a Brigadier, and so finally gets to turn the tables on his former Home Guard commander in Walmington-on-Sea.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

An English Touring Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre co-production in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre Following its critically acclaimed sell out run at the Orange Tree Theatre, Terence Rattigan's sparkling 1936 comedy comes to the Harrogate Theatre this September. After a group of young men arrive at Monsieur Maingot's French school

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Critics Circle Award-winning company Ballet Cymru present an extraordinary vision. Two stories from the mind of the most popular storyteller in the world, Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl was born and grew up in Cardiff, and to celebrate the centenary of this famous author, two of his hugely popular stories are coming home to Wales in ballet adaptations.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Empire, Sunderland

Bill Kenwright presents Sarah Harding and Andy Moss in a brand new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope: Ghost - The Musical. Girls Aloud singer and actress Sarah Harding will make her stage debut this autumn starring as ‘Molly’, opposite Andy Moss, best known for starring as Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, as

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Champagne Bar, Bishop Auckland

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:30

Location: Champagne Bar, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NJ

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

About Dozens of artists submitted proposals to an open call in spring 2016 to develop designs for a roaming pavilion (temporary architectural structure) inspired by the Hatton Gallery's collection. This exhibition features the work of Catrin Huber, Toby Paterson, and duo Harriet Sutcliffe & Jack Mutton. Visitors are invited to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The Original Print Show is a chance to see remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists specially selected from this years Royal Academy Summer Show by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Celebrating its third year, The Original Print Show will include every genre of printmaking: from etchings, engravings, lithographs and screenprints to digital prints,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

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, 1-44 Sandhill, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 3JF

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

Barnard Castle Parish Hall, Barnard Castle

Selling home made jams and marmalades, hand crafted cards, gifts and knitting, free range eggs. Opportunity to buy home made, traditional cakes, biscuits and savouries for every occasion or simply just for you!

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Barnard Castle Parish Hall, Newgate - by the Buttermarket, Barnard Castle, DL128NQ

Tony Christie

Forum Theatre, Billingham

UK Chart-topper and much loved musician, Tony Christie brings his Golden Anniversary Tour to the UK. Not only will Tony be treating audiences to his greatest hits with his fabulous band, he will also join special guests Ranagri to perform songs from his recent hit album The Great Irish Songbook. This promises to be a truly a wonderful night of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Parliment Street, York

YORKshire Puddingz, Kymberley Kennedy, York renowned performer Boss Caine and the veterans of the festival the Surf Sluts who are returning yet again due to popular demand. Each year, the festival aims to raise money for a local cause and this year the festival will be once again working with York Mind. Ellen says: “We worked with York Mind last

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

Location: Parliment Street, Parliment Street, York, YO1 8SE

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

plus three other artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

In Pursuit of Pleasure

Fairfax House, York

summer exhibition will look at the social scene in English towns and cities including London, delving into the tempting array of decadent activities and pleasurable pursuits catering for all tastes and predilections, sometimes challenging the notions of what ‘polite’ entertainment encompassed in the eighteenth century. In Pusuit of Pleasure

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Boogie Babies Class

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

A class for babies and parents/carers from walking age and up. Wednesdays 10am-11am or Fridays 11.30-12.30. Dancing, singing, props, imagination and more. Refreshments afterwards for adults and children

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Encore Dance Studio, 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

Craigie Aitchison and Anthony Frost: Screenprints

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Craigie Aitchison and Anthony Frost are united by their love of intense, pure colour. Both prolific printmakers, screenprinting suits their use of recurring motifs, which play an important role in the work of both artists. Frost’s use of bold shapes, broad strokes and quick dots reflect his love of music, while Aitchison’s sparse but considered

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

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

Little and Loud

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

A daytime activity for parents and children under 5! Little & Loud is a fun and playful weekly session incorporating songs, music, moving, singing and dancing. Sessions begin with “Hello” songs and move on to favourites like Baa Baa Blacksheep and other songs picked out from the song bag. The group play with percussion instruments, toys and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:45-10:45

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Mary Poppins

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. The stage production of Mary Poppins is

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Somme 1916: Talks Programme

Palace Green Library, Durham

John Sheen, Independent Military Historian - The service battalions of the Durham Light Infantry, from formation in 1914 to the battle of the Somme in 1916 A series of lunchtime and evening talks have been scheduled to coincide with Palace Green Library's summer exhibition, Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front. The events will take place

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

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

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists / writers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sterne's request in vol VI of Tristram Shandy : 'Sit down, Sir, paint her to your own mind—as like your mistress as you can —as unlike your wife as your conscience will let you—‘tis all

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:30-16:30

Location: Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

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

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers. Our exclusive exhibition will showcase for the first time, the notebooks and manuscripts that have become the classics we know today including War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful. With content rich in historical research, creativity and poignant prose, this

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

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

Nuketown

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

What would you do with 205 billion pounds? Nuketown is a storytelling and protest art project to build a brand new model city, equal in value to the proposed Trident submarine replacement programme. Working with town planners, architects, live feeds and enormous amounts of Lego, Transit commissioned artist Jack Dean invites you to hear an epic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: ARC, 60 Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Caroline Achaintre exhibition

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Playground Project

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments, risky projects, and spectacular sculptures. Architects, urban planners, artists, parents, and children were invited to leave their comfort zone and to venture something new. A focal point for ideas about education and childhood, about urban

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Yoga

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join in our free weekly Yoga sessions with instructor Fiona Duke, on the bowling green every Wednesday from1 June until 28 September. Beginners are welcome and some mats will be provided. These are drop-in sessions. For information call 01388 743 797. -

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Echoes Of Light exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

The Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers is the foremost group of glass engravers in the North of England. The aim of the exhibition is to inform, educate and make the public aware of the art of glass engraving, by exhibiting glass engraved using modern engraving techniques, in the hope that it will arouse their interest in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

mima, Middlesbrough

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region. Capturing the industrial character of Teesside, the exhibition shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Bodyweight High intensity interval training that's designed to suit people of all fitness levels and ages. The best way to burn calories and get the body shape you desire.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:15-18:45

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL3 8AR

Tutored Life Drawing - Intermediate

Mushroom Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This Intermediate class is ideal of keen beginngers or those who have atended the Introductory class with new exercises, new materials and a greater lean towards anatomical understanding. The main focus is learning to understand what we are actually seeing when we observe the model and advancing the drawing process with that knowledge.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Mushroom Works, St Lawrence Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE61AR

BLOCKFIT 4 WORKOUTS 1 CLASS

Wackadayz, Brompton on Swale

Bells Fitness Shack. Every Wed at Wackadayz. Dance, Combat, Hiit, Yoga inspired moves. Suitable for all levels of fitness FB msg Bells Fitness Shack.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-08:30

Location: Wackadayz, Brompton on Swale Crossroads, Brompton on Swale, DL10 7SQ

An exhibition of the artwork of Stuart Fisher

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Undercroft Restaurant: Following the success of his book of paintings Mostly Durham, award-winning artist and designer Stuart Fisher launches his fifth exhibition of watercolour paintings in Durham Cathedral. The exhibition entitled Adventures in Architecture, will include work featuring Durham City, Prague, Venice, London, Siena and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the artwork of Judy Hurst

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Galilee Chapel: Vellum, poplar board, 24ct gold leaf, 18ct gold, and exotic wood with inlays are just some of the materials used to produce the work in this exhibition by local artist Judy Hurst. The spiritual life of the North East is represented by images of wildlife intertwined with patterns, both imaginative and mathematical, reminiscent

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Inspired by Architecture - North-East Embroiderers Guild

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Guild is a national organisation divided into 11 regions. Members work in different techniques including traditional counted thread work, surface stitching, gold-work and beading, to applique patchwork and quilting, and incorporate both hand and machine embroidery. Some members of Durham Cathedral’s Broderers are also Guild members.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916. Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Health Walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Every Wednesday enjoy a guided walk designed for people to make their first steps in improving their health or simply maintaining healthy lifestyle. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walks start at the North Door of the Cathedral. New participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire and

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Riverford Home Fram, Northallerton

Enjoy a farm walk this summer at Riverford Home Farm, near Newby Wiske. These lovely walks give you the opportunity to understand how organic farms work and know more about the delivering process of the iconic 'veg boxes'. Participants can sample the farm's products straight from the ground and enjoy the freshness of the vegetables while taking

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:00

Location: Riverford Home Fram, Newby Hall, Ripon, Northallerton, DL7 9HB

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The coalfields of Durham have inspired a wealth of political, social, creative and artistic responses. The exceptional ‘mining art’ of County Durham reflects the pride and identity of regional artists, as well as their internal and external struggles over the past two centuries. This spotlight exhibition celebrates the industrial and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today. The samurai were the military class of Japan who developed from provincial warriors into the ruling elite. They were a powerful force in Japan for more than six centuries and so had a profound effect on military

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Alice in Wonderland

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A British Library exhibition with additional loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum especially for the Laing, Alice in Wonderland delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Guided Tours

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join one of our guides for a tour of the museum and its treasures. These 45 minute tours highlight the key pieces in the collection as well as some hidden gems. The tours are free with normal admission.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15

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

RSC Live : Cymbeline

The Witham, Barnard Castle

A rarely performed romance. Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

On the Surface

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

this exhibition has been created to complement Surface Deep but with a focus on two-dimensional works. Paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and embroiderers

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Martial Arts Class

Keep Fit Darlington, Darlington

Traditional Martial Arts club, formed in 1998 in Darlington. Come along if you're interested in improving your mental and physical well being or learning self defence.

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

Location: Keep Fit Darlington, Unit1-3 Faverdale Industrial Estate, , Darlington, DL3 0PX

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection. The Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Village Hall, Escomb

Admission £2, refreshments provided

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

Location: Village Hall, High Escomb, Escomb, DL14 7ST

Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Hutton Rudby

A low impact, high intensity cardio & toning fest of rocking rhythms, all done using weighted drumsticks, known as Ripstix(tm). Pound along to the music, with Lou Wilkinson, and burn those calories while sculpting that body. Booking is essential due to equipment, and also this class is subject to change

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-19:45

Location: Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0DH

Hutton Rudby VIllage Hall, Hutton Rudby

Latin and World Music, 2 fully insured and qualified instructors ready to take you to the exercise party. It really is exercise in disguise. A great way to improve your fitness, meet new people and improve your wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-18:50

Location: Hutton Rudby VIllage Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0HP

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Palace Green Library, Durham

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France. A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of

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

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



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