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Joséphine Bowes: A Woman of Taste and Influence

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes? With no diaries and just one letter written by her own fair hand we have so far had to view her via correspondence written by John and documented ...

Clare Brownlow Exhibition

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

31st May – 25th June We are delighted to be welcoming Clare Brownlow & her colourful Pheasant Feather Art for a selling exhibition at The Garden Rooms at Tennants Free ...

HandleBards Outdoor Shakespeare with As You Like It

Raby Castle, Staindrop

This summer, The HandleBards are returning to County Durham to perform their hit all-female production of As You Like It at Raby Castle on Friday 28th July. The HandleBards are ...

Brancepeth Castle Steampunk Weekend

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth

Specialist traders, live entertainment, and fantastic costumes in Castle not generally open to the public. ...

York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Heighington Village Hall, Heighington

Heighington BP Scout Groups Annual Strawberry Fayre with Barbeque, Cakes, Raffle, Tombola, Face Painting, Games and more Everyone Welcome

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Heighington Village Hall, West Green, Heighington, DL5 6PE

Bang, Crackle, Pop

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why does a whip crack? How does lightning make a noise? What makes a cannon go boom? Explore how sounds are made in this noisy Science Theatre show. Warning: this show includes noisy sounds such as loud bangs which can be heard outside the theatre.

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

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

St Peter's Chapel Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

Auckland Castle Behind the Scenes Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

Great Smeaton and Hornby Open Gardens, Great Smeaton

A wide variety of gardens, including the beautiful gardens of the Old Rectory, are open on Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 June, noon-5pm. Refreshments, plants and face painting will be available in the village hall. All proceeds go towards the refurbishment of St Eloy's Church.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Great Smeaton and Hornby Open Gardens, Great Smeaton Village, Great Smeaton, DL6 2EH

Romans on the Tees

Tofts Field, Piercebridge

FREE family day of activities, excavation tours, demonstrations, Roman Re-enactment and barbaric battles! Performances at 12pm and 2pm

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Tofts Field, Piercebridge, Piercebridge, DL2 3SE

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Quebec Village Hall, Quebec

Local business entrepreneurs have been brought together to offer free treatments/products for people to sample, The event is being organised by Dh7 Community Events who have supported local people in the area. The pamper night is on Saturday 24th June at 7pm, Quebec Village Hall. Along with the products on offer we have a buffet and free glass

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

Location: Quebec Village Hall, Front street, Quebec, Dh7 9DF

Sundance play Hendrix

Green Room, Stockton-on-Tees

Sundance make a welcome return to The Green Room as part of their 50th Anniversary Summer of Love Tour. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, the Summer of Love and the release of Jimi Hendrix's debut Album, Are You Experienced. The World has changed a bit since then but in many ways we seem to keep making the same

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

Location: Green Room, Theatre Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181JZ

Dundas Food and Craft Market

Dundas Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough

More than 20 independent market stalls, alongside the regular traders, bring the best of local food, drink and gifts at the Dundas Food and Craft Market this weekend, on Friday 26 June and Saturday 24 May at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. From candles to renovated furniture, jewellery and baby clothes, breads, cakes and sweets, handbags

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

Location: Dundas Shopping Centre, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1JA

SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart

Sage, Gateshead

Having opened the season with the most intimate Mahler symphony with RNS, we close it with the composer’s mighty first symphony. Based on another Mahler song, in the hands of renowned German conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart.

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

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

Frog and Ferret, Spennymoor

live music

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

Location: Frog and Ferret, Coulson Street, Spennymoor, DL167RS

Fire engine and vintage vehicle show

Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

Enjoy a fun filled day out for all the family at the fantastic Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Show. With an impressive range of over 300 vehicles of all types on display - including the largest number of Fire Appliances in one place in the North of England - this popular event is not to be missed. There's a daily programme of entertainment

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

Location: Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS183RH

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope

a presentation of modern-day images, with a selection of photographs from the Weardale museum archive

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

Location: Durham Dales Centre, nr Bishop Auckland, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Farmers Auction Mart, Thirsk

family show, will showcase some of the best trucks in the country, with entertainment, food and trade stands

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

Location: Farmers Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

everyone welcome

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Queen Elizabeth College, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AU

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

Dalton & Gales Village Hall, Thirsk

tickets £9, includes buffet

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Dalton & Gales Village Hall, Willow Bridge, Thirsk, YO7 3BN

Experience the Aurora

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this full-dome movie, follow photographers as they endeavour to capture the elusive northern lights – or to give them their proper name, the aurora borealis. Sit back and relax in the planetarium and experience the aurora across our domed sky, blazing with colour. Experience the Aurora will be running at Life until 29 October 2017.

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

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

Brooke's Ceilidh

Hamsterley & District WMC & Institute, Hamsterley

An evening of fun, dancing and learning the art of ceilidh. Come and make friends and hear more about equine welfare charity Brooke - Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. On the night, there will also be a raffle and fundraising games in aid of Brooke. Supper included.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Hamsterley & District WMC & Institute, Saunders Avenue, Hamsterley, DL13 3QF

Brancepeth Castle Steampunk Weekend

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth

Specialist traders, live entertainment, and fantastic costumes in Castle not generally open to the public.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Brancepeth Castle, Off Main Road, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

Sion Hill Hall garden open to the public

Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske

The extensive 5 acre gardens surround an Arts and Crafts neo-Georgian house built in 1913, designed by Walter Brierley, York (house not open). The grounds have been designed and restored by Michael Mallaby, to include a formal parterre with Baroque statuary, clipped box and hornbeam, a Long Walk with yews, shrubs and herbaceous planting, a

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

Location: Sion Hill Hall, nr Thirsk, Kirby Wiske, YO7 4EU

York Minster, York

Symphony 40

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

Location: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Village Hall, Aldborough

Ken Shaw will be giving a talk on “Pompeii - Talking Water” followed by refreshments. Ken’s talk takes a light hearted look at how water shaped the lives of the people of ancient Pompeii over the centuries leading up to the date when the city became part of the Roman Empire and beyond. Visitors £5.00, Friends of Roman Aldborough members

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Village Hall, Aldbrough, Aldborough, DL11 1NF

Preston Park Vintage Vehicle and Fire Engine Rally 2017

Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

Serving and retired firefighters from the region will come together in Stockton to assist Stockton Borough Council Events Team and TAFER in celebrating the 36th anniversary of one of the country’s oldest fire engine rallies this month, which also helps to raise funds for the Firefighters Charity. The annual Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle

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

Location: Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS183RH

Child's Play

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from the Laing collection includes paintings, drawings, craft and decorative art with the themes of circus, fairground, the seaside and countryside. The objects will form a fun backdrop for a programme of playing, dancing, making and creating events for children of all ages throughout the summer. Events include meeting with your

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Askrigg circular

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

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

St Joseph's, Coxhoe

tombola, raffle, cake stall, refreshments and more. Free admission

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Joseph's, Church Street, Coxhoe, DH6 4DA

Middleton Masonic Hall, Middleton-in-Teesdale

fundraiser for Laithkirk Church

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: Middleton Masonic Hall, HORSEMARKET, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL120SW

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

John Allcock: Landscape works

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Although John Allcock describes the greater part of his painting as 'landscape' his work occupies an unusual space within that territory. Views in the conventional sense are rare. Instead, his attention is focussed typically upon the detail of rocks or trees. Rock outcrops attract his attention frequently: but mountains only rarely. Within the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

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

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

“Robots: A collection of Robots, Cyborgs and Androids” is coming to Kirkleatham Museum. The exhibition includes 40 full sized robots, such as the Terminator, film props, costumes and collectables from films such as: Judge Dredd, Lost in Space, Robocop, iRobot, and fan favourites Star Wars and Doctor Who.

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

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Cricket and Social Club, Middleton St. George

live music

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

Location: Cricket and Social Club, Water View, Middleton St. George, DL2 1JQ

Parish Church of St Mary, Shincliffe

Midsummer Flowers, in poetry and song

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

Location: Parish Church of St Mary, Shincliffe, Shincliffe, DH1 2NU

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Lego Batman Movie

Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough

Film at the Frazer returns with two great films on Saturday 24th June, including one of the most popular family films of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Frazer Theatre, Off High Street, Knaresborough, HG50EQ

Everything Is Possible: The York Suffragettes

York Theatre Royal, York

It is 1913. Women across the country, outraged by inequality and prejudice are beginning to rise up and demand change. In York, a revolution is about to take place as an ordinary Heworth housewife risks her life and her family to join the fight. And she's not alone. Across the city, women run safe-houses, organise meetings, smash windows and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Darlington Library, Darlington

A small display of old photos of the villages of Heighington and Neasham

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

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

Clare Brownlow Exhibition

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

31st May – 25th June We are delighted to be welcoming Clare Brownlow & her colourful Pheasant Feather Art for a selling exhibition at The Garden Rooms at Tennants Free Admission About the Artist: Clare has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a pencil and brush. She was an Art Scholar at Uppingham and went on to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Our Rich Heritage

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Find out about The Station's former life. Our heritage boards will be on display throughout the building so you can learn all about the impact of the railway on Richmond, and how its station has served locals and visitors alike for almost 200 years.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Midsummer

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

ARTWAVE NORTH is a collective of thirteen artists from Darlington, bringing their latest exhibition 'Midsummer' to The Station at Richmond. Their varied interests are reflected in the range of work displayed - painting and drawing, ceramics, 2D models and work in coloured ink and pencil. This group of artists has previously exhibited at The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Susan Aldworth: The Dark Self

St Mary's, York

Susan Aldworth’s new exhibition The Dark Self was inspired by her research into sleep during her three year residency at the University of York working with neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White. Aldworth has long been fascinated by the relationship of the brain to our sense of self as witnessed

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Mary's, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7DR

spennymoor indoor bowls club, Spennymoor

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

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

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

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

In 1967, the BBC took the decision to launch a brand new programme, a half hour each week on BBC 2 dedicated purely to gardening. Broadcast from a real allotment in Birmingham, the show featured tips and advice from expert gardeners and inspired the public with full colour footage of new plants and flowers. It was an instant success, Gardeners’

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Flower show

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

This year, the three-day floral extravaganza features even more specialist nurseries and a wider range of trade stands to choose from, as well as a summer art and photography exhibition in the historic Bath House. Or simply sit back, relax and enjoy a fine summer's day out in a beautiful Yorkshire garden. Browse, buy, and pick up advice from

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

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Across the Valley exhibition

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

solo show for Louise Davies. Louise is a painter and print maker. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Print makers.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

across the Tees Valley, Stockton-on-Tees

Now in its fourth year, the festival will be at libriaries including Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington. Highlights this year includes a meet and greet discussion with the star of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet series, Julian Norton, and international best seller Sophie Hannah will be discussing her latest psychological thriller

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

Location: across the Tees Valley, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

The Forum, Northallerton

Northallerton Music Centre are extremely proud to hold their end of term summer concert for 2017 at the Forum. Come along and enjoy some of the areas most talented students performing in this fabulous concert.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Northern Crafts

The Witham, Barnard Castle

20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods. Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage. Based in Cumbria, Northern Crafts are event organisers, running arts, craft, gift and wedding events in Cumbria and the North East of England. Founded in 2012, they aim to provide

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

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

St. Cuthbert's Centre, Crook

OUR 46TH GARDEN FETE is being held on Saturday 24th June, 2017 at 1pm in the grounds of St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN and being opened by our local Northern Echo Sports Writer, John Phelan. There will be a Grand Draw with first prize of £250; lots of stalls and entertainment for the children, including an assault course,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

This workshop will cover everything you need to be able to taste chocolate like a pro! You’ll be greeted with a mug of real hot chocolate, then you’ll get a brief talk on the history of chocolate and learn how to taste chocolate. Next, it’s your turn! Our chocolatier will guide you through the process of tempering chocolate before dipping

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

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

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Sheila Plews has been teaching ceramics for over 30 years and now, due to the success of The Great British Pottery Throw-Down, we’re bringing her over from her studio in Darlington to teach a ceramics workshop here at ARC. In the workshop, you’ll work towards creating a Green Man. You’ll learn how to use the basic tools and will be armed

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

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

Help Swaledale Archaeologists Search for Romano-British Community - Public Information Day

Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth

The Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (SWAAG) wish to invite volunteers to help explore a site at Hagg Farm, Fremington, and to further understanding of a Romano-British site that may have links to the Roman centre at Catterick. SWAAG has explored different areas on the site and revealed evidence of possible roundhouses,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, DL116QT

Celebrate Eid

Oriental Museum, Durham

Find out about the Islamic festival of Eid and make a beautiful Eid hanging decoration. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Absolutely Buzzing

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

From textile taxidermy to entomological millinery, Bridget Bailey’s art works combine intriguing ideas with her very particular making skills. Millinery straw is coaxed into sharp thorns and tiny feathers are layered, making iridescent beetles. Wires are bound with silk threads to make insect legs, or swirled to represent flight-paths. A

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Festival of Illustration

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Hartlepool will once again become the home of world-renowned illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists for a celebration of all things creative. With a comprehensive programme of events including talks, exhibitions and workshops, the festival features the works of the leading artists in the industry, including director Sir Ridley Scott,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:45-17:00

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition celebrates the Wedgwoodn’t Vases by the contemporary artist Michael Eden. His designs are loosely based on early Wedgwood Vases, chosen because Josiah Wedgwood was at the forefront of the first Industrial Revolution. In order to create his fashionable and desirable pottery, Wedgwood transformed both the ways that ceramics were

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington

running all their old steam machinery, including the Beam Engine, boilers, gas engine etc. A Blacksmith will also be there, plus miniature railway available to ride.

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

Location: Tees Cottage Pumping Station, BROKEN SCAR, Darlington, DL3 8TF

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Drink was the only real anodyne to his deteriorating health

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

JS Productions brought a stylised production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to Northern Stage in 2015. This summer they present … Peter Pan. JM Barrie’s endearing tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up comes to Stage 1 this year. Whisked away to Neverland, Wendy, Michael and John enter a world of magic and mischief where Peter Pan’s

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Empire, Sunderland

Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. The dazzling success of the first seven albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 3 and a half

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Carol Dawson, Margaret Galbrath and Greta Coats

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Recently voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times, Mrs. Brown’s Boys will make a triumphant return to UK arenas in 2017. The Award Winning Mrs. Brown’s Boys will be taking over some of country’s biggest venues for residencies including Saturday matinee shows with their production ‘Good Mourning Mrs. Brown’.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Our Streets Are Numbered

Gala Theatre, Durham

When Horden pit closed in 1986, the ex-colliery houses were passed on to a Housing Association who, despite many promises, haven’t kept the properties in a good state of repair. This is a powerful film/music performance looking at social housing issues in Horden, through a Leverhulme Artist in Residence post at Durham University Geography

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams

Gala Theatre, Durham

Natural history broadcasters Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams team up to perform this informative and amusing wildlife show packed with fascinating facts and fun. Their exciting journey is filled with real life stories and takes the audience behind the scenes of the wonderful world of wildlife and TV presenting.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

The Nick Ross Orchestra: Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era

The Empire, Consett

Recapturing the sounds of a bygone era, the outstanding Nick Ross Orchestra presents an umissable evening of music and song. With a line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm sectiona and a special guest singer, orchestra fully recreates the Big Band sound of the 1940s.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Bringing Up Baby

The Robert Fuller Gallery, North Yorkshire

See paintings, photographs and prints of British wildlife rearing young. Bringing Up Baby is a new art exhibition by artist Robert E Fuller about how different species bring up their broods. From clucky ducks to pushy owls, this new series of paintings by Yorkshire artist Robert E Fuller reveals the wildly different ways animals bring up their

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:30

Location: The Robert Fuller Gallery, Fotherdale Farm, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9LS

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes? With no diaries and just one letter written by her own fair hand we have so far had to view her via correspondence written by John and documented comments about her. This exhibition will allow for closer inspection of Joséphine through her Museum’s many objects and archives, commencing with an introduction

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sister Act

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Sing Hallelujah for the all new production of Sister Act starring Alexandra Burke*. An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard). Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017

Art Gallery, York

For a fifth year, the Aesthetica Art Prize presents an exhibition of innovative works from today’s leading artists both established and emerging

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Made in York

Fairfax House, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Forum Theatre, Billingham

The brothers found fame on Britain's Got Talent where they came third on season 7. Since then the brothers have gone on to have huge chart success with their debut album, 'The Impossible Dream' spending four consecutive weeks at No.1 in the album charts, making it the longest running No.1 of 2013 and selling over 100,000 copies. Their follow up

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Cumbrian Print-makers workshop : Woodcut with Debby Akam

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Woodcut is one of the most spontaneous forms of printmaking. Marks are made by cutting into a wooden block, which is then inked up and used to make a print. In a one- day workshop, participants will learn how to design, cut and print a multi-coloured woodcut print using professional printing inks to create layers and textures. The workshops are

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

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

Durham Singers summer concert: The Cloths of Heaven

St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth

Songs of love and home, from Ireland and America, including choral classics by Britten, Stanford and Barber, new music by Howard Skempton and Augusta Read Thomas, and arrangements of traditional songs. We invite the audience to join us for summer refreshments after the concert. Tickets available online, from choir members or from Durham Music

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

Location: St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

We Learn at Leisure and Study for Pleasure

The Witham, Barnard Castle

We Learn at Leisure and Study for Pleasure!” is an exhibition in the Dispensary Gallery that celebrates the ten year anniversary of Teesdale U3A (University of the Third Age). Taking an holistic view of learning and studying, members of Teesdale U3A enjoy an enormous array of activities from fell walking to Scrabble, astronomy to wine tasting.

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

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

Cumbrian Printmakers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Cumbrian Printmakers are a group of 30 enormously talented, professional artists who make prints using a variety of printmaking techniques, from collagraph, lino, cyanotype, screen printing and etching to printing onto textiles and into ceramics. In order to help visitors better understand the range of methods involved in the various styles of

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

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

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

A selection of works by the famous 'matchstick men' artist. 2017 marks 130 years since Lowry’s birth. In the later years of his life he spent much of his time in the North East, particularly in Sunderland and South Shields. Here the sea became a prominent theme in his work. He also became increasingly interested in creating humorous images

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Terrific Time Machines

Palace Green Library, Durham

Celebrate our new exhibition on time travel by designing your very own time machine. 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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

In the temporary exhibition gallery. Running from Saturday, May 13 (until July 2)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gravity Force Sunderland, Sunderland

Gravity Force is the UK's Ultimate Trampoline Park. Whether you’re a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone.

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

Location: Gravity Force Sunderland, Unit B Sunrise Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3RX

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington

Tees Cottage will be holding an open weekend at Broken Scar, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL3 8TF. The next open weekend is on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. They are planning to run all of their old steam machinery including the beam engine, boilers, gas engine. A blacksmith will also be in the smithy. The miniature railway should

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

Location: Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Broken Scar, Darlington, DL3 8TF

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

98 Lace is a fellowship of lace makers working across a range of textile techniques. Formed in 1998, the group aims to inspire members to produce original work, challenging traditional boundaries and demonstrating the relevance of lace today. Members are distributed throughout the UK. ‘Colour Coded’ features the work of fifteen lace makers,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mount Grace Priory, East Harsly, Northallerton, DL63JG

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

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

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

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

Linda Vine Art Exhibition

Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Allendale Town

See the latest landscape and seascape paintings by artist Linda Vine. Beautifully atmospheric often described as having a sense of warmth and tranquillity about them.

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

Location: Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Market Square, Allendale Town, NE47 9BD

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

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

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

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

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

Palace Green Library, Durham

How big is time? And what will the future be like? The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and

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

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

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Edinburgh Previews: John Kearns & Lauren Pattison

The Witham, Barnard Castle

London based John Kearns is a former guide at the Houses of Parliament. He won the 2014 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, a year after being named best newcomer – the first act to achieve that in two consecutive years. Lauren Pattison is of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, with a fresh and fierce female voice. In 2016 Lauren also

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

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

Dino Jaws

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Don’t miss Dino Jaws, an amazing exhibition from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads – including the terrifying T. rex! Explore the sometimes gruesome, always fascinating, subject of dinosaurs and their food; from the notorious flesh-eating habits of T. rex to the vegetarian tastes of Iguanodon. In this

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

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

Let it Glow

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Chase over Atlantis

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Saturday Storyclub

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Saturday Storyclub Join us at Crown Street Library every week for stories and crafts starting at 10.30am. Booking is not required however places are given on a first come, first served basis.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street

Event details Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you'll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you're part of it. Want to push

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

Location: Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3SJ

The Art Market

Grainger Market , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), Spennymoor

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

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

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

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Table-top & Craft Sale.

St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle

On the first and third Saturdays of every month from February to December. Stalls selling bric-a-brac, books, plants, jewellery, collectables, hand-mades, jams & preserves and more. Refreshments available

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: St Mary's Parish Hall, Newgate, opposite the Market Cross., Barnard Castle, DL12 8NQ

Northern Aldborough Festival: James Baillieu (piano), The Heath Quartet

St. Andrew's Church, York

The Heath Quartet, Aldborough alumni and recent winners of the 2016 Gramophone Award for Chamber Music, perform with the young South African pianist James Baillieu, whose extraordinary emergence recently led to the unique distinction of an eleven concert series in his name at the Wigmore Hall. The programme includes Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:15

Location: St. Andrew's Church, Aldborough, York, YO51 9EP

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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 all-volunteer team from across the North of England, and it’s a fantastic free day out whether you cycle already or not. Entry, parking and almost all activities are

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: York Knavesmire, off Knavesmire Road, York, YO23 1EW

St Andrew's Church, York

Will asks Father Christmas for a spaceship - he gets a piano! An adventure into the world of piano - where they come from, how they evolved and why they make a pretty cool Christmas present. Featuring Bach’s cave piano, Beethoven’s bad moods and a jam with ‘Fats’ Waller. Anatomy of the Piano premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough, York, YO51 9EP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Elbow

Dalby Forest, Pickering

ELBOW are to play Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire in June. They are the latest band to announce dates as part of Forest Live, where acts perform in spectacular woodland settings around the country as part of the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission. • For more events throughout the North-East and North Yorkshire, visit

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

Location: Dalby Forest, Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

2017 Leeds Saturday 12K Total Warrior Obstacle Race

Bramham Park, Londonderry

LEEDS, BRAMHAM PARK SAT 24TH JUNE 2017 – 12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 – 12K After another amazing event at Bramham Park in June 2016, we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of the usual trademark TW obstacles including Human BBQ, The Shocker, The Plunge, You Tube, Worm Muncher and Hang Tough

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Bramham Park, Wetherby, Londonderry, LS23 6ND

2017 Leeds Saturday 12K

Bramham Park, York

LEEDS, BRAMHAM PARK SAT 24TH JUNE 2017 – 12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 – 12K After another amazing event at Bramham Park in June 2016, we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of the usual trademark TW obstacles including Human BBQ, The Shocker, The Plunge, You Tube, Worm Muncher and Hang Tough (to

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Bramham Park, Wetherby, Leeds, York, LS23 6ND



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