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Judy - The Judy Garland Story

Grand Opera House, York

Starring Lorna Luft and special guests Ray Quinn, Louise Dearman, and Judy’s dancers, The Boyfriends.* Creative director is Arlene Phillips. A breathtaking show ...

Clay Journeys – Loretta Braganza

Bede's World, Jarrow

Water plays a central role in Braganza’s new work and is partly inspired the riverine and maritime cultures of Jarrow and Hull. Clay Journeys explores the interactions ...

Blooming Marvellous

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, ...

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Empire, Consett

The UK's biggest Simon and Garfunkel theatre show with a full live band, tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens New York, went on the become the world's most ...

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Enjoy a weekend of family fun including some animal magic! There will also be shows in the planetarium, live theatre shows, the Experiment Zone, access to the Young Explorers’ Zone (for under 7s)

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

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

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

The May Day King and Queen will be crowned as we celebrate this special event with parades, music, Maypole dancing and headdress making. As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Sage, Gateshead

Celtic Fiddle Festival make a welcome return to Fiddles on Fire and features “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” ( Washington Post), Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all

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

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

Sage, Gateshead

Tonight Al Stewart will perform an acoustic version of his classic album ‘Year Of The Cat” in it’s entirety. The album first released in September of 1976 was the commercial breakthrough for Al

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

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

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

Alicia Carr the UK's No.1 Pink Tribute.

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

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

The Rattlers are a Sunderland based rock covers band playing great songs that everyone knows and likes that not many others play. They have been together for 5 years and feature Stu Ridley (lead

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

The night is split into 2 sets, first being acoustic from Dick Dale's Misirlou, the folky version of Whiskey In The jar to Zep's Going To California and a daring acoustic Kashmir and an interesting Uriah Heep's Gypsy, all via a bit Bowie, some Sparks and ELO's Mr Blue Sky. For the "Electric" second part, things keep rolling, Neil Young covers

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00

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

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Overdrive are a dynamic covers band.Songs from the 60's to present taking you through the great ages of music from The Who to The Kinks and Kings of Leon to the Foo Fighters. With an All action Front Line a big sound and great lights this is a band not to be missed!

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

Customs House, South Shields

Join the University of SUnderland students as they take you into a world of gambling, gangsters and showgirls. Come and enjoy Guys and Dolls with director Progessor Graeme Danby, choreographer Sarah

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Customs House, South Shields

As part of the regional Year of Drawing, Customs House presents an exhibition of new work by Newcastle and London based artists, Alice and Joe Woodhouse. The installation of works includes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

ASE Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: ASE Club, 195-199 Northgate, Darlington, DL11UB

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

Constitutional Club, Billingham

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Constitutional Club, 31 Wolviston Rd, Billingham, TS232RU

TU Club, Billingham

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Fairfield Sports & SC, Stockton

live music

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

Location: Fairfield Sports & SC, 10 Elm Tree Avenue, Stockton, TS190UA

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

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

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

Navy Club, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: Navy Club, Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL57PW

Comrades Club, Richmond in North Yorks

live music

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

Location: Comrades Club, 14 Newbiggin, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DT

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

The Botanic Gardens, Durham

Exhibition of Paintings and

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

Location: The Botanic Gardens, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3TN

Ku Bar, Stockton

Shine Like Stars Presents/// SUNDAY LIVE - MAY 3rd 2 STAGES / 2 VENUES Ku Bar + The Storytellers Feat: Pretty Vicious, Rat Boy, Lisbon, The Magic Gang, Abel Raise The Cain, Corey Bowen & the

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS181DB

outside old Arts Centre, Darlington

Ten miles around Piecebridge to Aldborough St

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: outside old Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Ten miles of Green Haw Hill and the Dales

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Nun's Close car park, Hurgil Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104UN

Herrington Country Park, Houghton-le-Spring

Featuring a wealth of vehicle displays, activities, gundog displays, birds of prey and much much more. This event is being brought to the city by Sunderland Live in partnership with The Event Organiser Ltd who are responsible for the highly successful Pickering Traction Engine Rally. The event will also feature a children's corner, trade stands,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Herrington Country Park, Chester Road, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 7EL

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

A special exhibition will take place at St Mary’s Church in Thirsk next month featuring a selection of art work produced by local students who attend art classes at Thirsk Town Hall. The Art at St Mary’s Exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 2nd – Saturday 30th May from 10am – 4pm except on Sundays when it is open 12 noon – 4pm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PR

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Sugar B's are a hard drivin up tempo R 'n' B band playing material from the 50's, 60's and 70's. The Bands material includes numbers by Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Doobie Bros, Chuck

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

Location: Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SQ

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Formed in 2009, the current line-up consists of Kev and Ged both on lead and rhythm guitar and background vocals, Mick on bass guitar and finally Richie who is doing the extraordinary job of doubling up as the band’s lead vocalist and drummer, - doing both jobs admirably! This has to be seen to be believed! All band members have at least 20 yrs

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

Location: Marsden Inn, Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Saltburn Station, Saltburn

Six to eight

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Saltburn Station, Saltburn, Saltburn, TS17 0BY

opp Post Office, Northallerton

Seven miles around Newton, Wombleton, fields and woodland. For more information visit

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: opp Post Office, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

opp Post Office, Northallerton

Ten miles around Skiddaw. For more information visit

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:00

Location: opp Post Office, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton

three walks finishing at Gunnerside

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton, Stockton, TS9 7EN

Racecourse, Ripon

Large displays of classic cars, motorcycles, vans, trucks, ex-military plus classic Land Rover display, arena & commentary. Large Autojumble and trade area. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome, free parking.

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

Location: Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Ahoy there! Our Pirates and Princess Event is fun for all the family. Visitors are invited to follow a quest for treasure around the gardens and join in swashbuckling activities led by the Crook Hall

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

ARC, Stockton

Independent arts axis Peg Powler Gallery present a brand new double exhibition of art by Teesside artists Vicky Duffy and Shaun Elliott, displayed on the first floor foyer. Vicky Duffy is a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

turn back the clock with this new exhibition The Fashion Revolution: Vintage Fashion and Design from the 60’s and 70’s, culminating with a specialist auction of Vintage Costume, Textiles,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Hannah Thomas is a British artist, born in Italy and educated in London. The focus of this exhibition is a range of Hannah's portraits of people she has met on her travels in the Middle East and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

Come along to our fantastic falconry centre and get up close and personal with some amazing birds of prey, see Ted the Turkmenian Eagle Owl wow the crowds with her 2m wingspan, meet Podge the tiny scops owl or be amazed by our falcons as they whizz over your heads.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

An Opera North / The Wrong Crowd co-production Composed by Jonathan Dove using a libretto by Alasdair Middleton

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Palace Green Library, Durham

Celebrate the start of spring by making a Jack O’Green mask. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission

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

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

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Ladies and gentlemen: Introducing, the Milly Performance Academy 10 year anniversary showcase! We’re celebrating with a spectacular show of the ages, featuring dancing, singing, and acting brought to you by entertainers aged 3 to 83. Enjoy this nostalgic performance of our best acts from MPA’s last decade of dance, including encores from

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:30, 18:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Premier Stage Productions Ltd & FremantleMedia bring you a spellbinding new show starring the world’s smallest superhero, direct from the smash hit CBeebies series. The world of Treetopolis comes

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00, 15:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe

Is there a more enigmatic figure on the North-Eastern music scene than Rick Dobbing? The fragile vocals, the half-glimpsed photos, the obscurist album titles (new album In The End We All Just Walk Off

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

Location: The Waiting Room, 9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160BU

Station, Richmond in North Yorks

A photographic exhibition by Rod Bennington at Richmond Station. This exhibition is the result of a year-long project and gives a detailed and intimate portrait of this outstanding arboretum,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-21:00

Location: Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4LD

Raby Castle, Staindrop

The Annual Orchid Show at Raby Castle, now in its 15th year, will feature a spectacular display of beautiful Orchids including exotic hybrid species. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Raby Castle, Park and Gardens, Staindrop, DL23AH

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches. Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your

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

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Margaret’s personal interpretation, and frank observations of the North East,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

exhibition of their recent work

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

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

Grand Opera House, York

A full film screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Introduced by a live host who will show you how to use your free prop bag and warm up your

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 15:00, 18:30

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

Empire, Sunderland

Godspell, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award winning composer of Wicked, is back! Following its sell-out success at the Lyric Theatre, the critically

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

For full programme details visit www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk

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

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Yvette Hawkins brings together two exhibitions which address the temporal nature of a nomadic life. In Forty Three Houses and a Ford Escort, a series of folded maps portray a biographical chronology

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Moors National Park Centre, Danby

collection of paintings and sculptures by four artists. (until May 4)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Moors National Park Centre, Danby, Danby, YO625BP

Town Centre, Darlington

Sunday Market

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

Location: Town Centre, High Row, West Row, Darlington, DL1 5PW

Bede's World, Jarrow

Water plays a central role in Braganza’s new work and is partly inspired the riverine and maritime cultures of Jarrow and Hull. Clay Journeys explores the interactions between earth, air, fire

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

This spring, Nunnington Hall will be hosting an exhibition of works by Ryedale School’s GCSE Art Students. The exhibition will feature stunning pieces of work produced by students from the North Yorkshire school as part of their GCSE coursework and examinations for 2015. From Saturday, March 28 (until May 10)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

Fresh from a West End run of ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’, European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel ’The Picture of Dorian Gray’. Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful, narcissistic young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Phoenix Theatre, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, NE24 2DS

Old Durham Gardens , Durham

Established more than 350 years ago, Old Durham Gardens provide a charming public space for everybody to enjoy. The gardens lie less than a mile from Durham city centre and can be reached through a number of pleasant woodland or riverside walks. The gardens will be open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, from 2:00pm till 4:00pm, for visitors and

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Old Durham Gardens , Durham, Durham, DH1 2RY

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Duke of Edinburgh's Award The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is about having a go. You take part in a variety of activities, but they are not exams and you can't fail. Taking part is a great way of making friends and experiencing exciting and challenging things and gaining a great sense of achievement. You can learn lots of new skills,

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

The Forum, Northallerton

On the first Sunday of the month (excluding January and August) come along and enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. It’s just £3 to get in and the bar is open. Sunday 3rd May @ 12pm Sunday 7th June @ 12pm Sunday 5th July @ 12pm

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition showcasing Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections. The spread of Buddhism across East Asia is intimately linked with the invention and development of printing.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Leyburn Shawl. Meet Vane Terrace at 9.30am, Leyburn at 10.15am. Along Leyburn Shawl then on to Preston-under-Scar and Redmire. Returning via Wensley. Nine miles. No dogs. 01325-314442.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

mima, Middlesbrough

I, Cave is a new solo exhibition from British artist Georgina Starr. Starr’s early works brought her to international attention in the 1990s, and since then she has developed a distinct language

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition focuses on the1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones! The project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, who was

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Day tripping down the Yorkshire Coast by train in photographs, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Arts Centre, Washington

The north east region's rich railway heritage and preserved steam engines provide the inspiration for an exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Steven Ward Fox. Born in Durham in 1970 and a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Arts Centre, Washington

80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year. Times are hard because the country is in the process of recovering from recession and austerity measures have taken their toll. At

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Feel Good Factor is a complimentary session available for just £2! Relax and unwind. Sigh and smile. Laugh and even cry... Feel Good Factor is there to eliminate the trials and tribulations of

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 15:30-16:15

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

'Play HardER!' is for ALL ABILITIES, for ages 16+ Do we want perfect execution? No! This sessions is for those who WORK HARD and deserve to PLAY HARD! Sweat yourself trim whilst having a whole

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

Our 'Movement Group' is part of our CCMT Wellbeing sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre. It's ethos, along with our slogan 'Work Hard, Play HardER', is to promote a sense of

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An installation of light sensitive drawings by artist Sarah Casey which bring to light hidden aspects of the Museum’s Blackborne Lace Collection.

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition will explore over 700,000 years of history in one gallery! Discover what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Amazing archaeological finds, interactives and craft activities make this exhibition suitable for the whole family.

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Linda Dockerty and Lisa Lamb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Art Gallery, Scarborough

Everybody likes to beside the seaside! Come and enjoy the fabulous photography exhibition of Scarborough through the years. Remember Gala Land, the Opera House and the Outdoor Pool? From the funny

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

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

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

For the first time, Harlow Carr hosts an exhibition focusing solely on glass and ceramics. This exhibition will showcase a wide range of beautiful and interesting glass and ceramic products in various

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:30

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

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In 2015 UB40 are back on the road to play their history of hits once

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

a presentation of selected works from contemporary artists. (until May

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Art Gallery, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Influential artist Louise Bourgeois is perhaps most famous for her sculptures of spiders, including monumental pieces such as her remarkable bronze Maman, which was conceived for the opening of Tate

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Peter Lanyon was born in 1918 the son of Cornish parents. He was passionate about his native landscape and considered himself a true landscape painter in the English, rather than the 'St Ives’

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Cyrano de Bergerac: a poet and a soldier, a brawler and an incurable romantic, a hero. The first among men and totally lost among women. Blessed with being brilliant at everything, cursed by having

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertoire. The familiar 19th Century Spanish

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition will showcase the results of the year long programme of arts activities that have been made as part of the Creative Makings project in libraries in 2014 - 15. Creative Makings has embraced hands on making, recycling, reinventing, mending and thrift activities. Kate Eccles has been at Birtley Library leading textile workshops to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham

Open Gardens 2015 Summer Our Open Gardens programme sees supporters open their gardens to the public to raise money for St Cuthbert's Hospice. The 2014 campaign proved successful with over

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Hospice, Park House Road, Durham, DH1 3QF

Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is about having a go. You take part in a variety of activities, but they are not exams and you can't fail. Taking part is a great way of making friends and experiencing exciting and challenging things and gaining a great sense of achievement. You can learn lots of new skills, improve your fitness and take part

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

Plants R Ross, Peterlee

20 tables of local handmade craft situated in the heart of our beautiful nursery. We host craft fairs the 1st Sunday of the month starting 1st

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Plants R Ross, South Hetton Road, Peterlee, SR8 3BZ

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A selection of railway posters and carriage prints by one of Britain’s finest railway poster artists Frank Henry Mason. Normal entrance

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

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

Black Hambleton, Osmotherley

Choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Black Hambleton on the Osmotherley to Hawnby Road. Call 01642 763058

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Black Hambleton, Square Corner, Osmotherley, YO7 2LL

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine paintings. This

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

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

Hall Garth Hotel, Coatham Mundeville

A chance to meet good psychics, therapists, healers and traders at a very interesting gathering. Insight Fairs feature a number of good quality psychic readers offering one to one readings, therapists trained in reiki, healing and massage and many other disciplines plus traders selling a variety of interesting, useful and decorative items

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Hall Garth Hotel, Brafferton Lane, Coatham Mundeville, DL1 3LU

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Woodhorn is about to get even more awesome! 14th February - 22nd March & 1st April - 31st May 2015 Explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at miniature wonders from around the

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

Location: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Family Fun Day Bingo Open The Box Bring The Kids Along Sunday Lunch £4.99 includes

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Aclet Pub, Brooklands, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6PW

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual views and perspectives. In particular he spent many years creating artwork featuring Durham and other significant architectural

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A journey through prints and drawings in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection. The work on show is striking in its diversity, including a large scale expressionist colour print by John Hoyland, ink

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

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

The Lambton hounds inn, Pity Me

Open Mic Night with Lenny Mustarde of Tubesnake

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: The Lambton hounds inn, Front street, Pity Me, Dh15de

Crook Football Club, Crook

Rock Festival 22 tribute/cover bands playing across 3 stages from 12noon till 11.45pm .. including The Kill , Emerald Thieves, The Sandals , Bon Jovi Forever , The Sensational David Bowie Band/

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 12:00-23:45

Location: Crook Football Club, Millfield Ground, Crook, DL159PW

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Ken Charlton. The 50 exhibits include regional scenes from coastal locations, as well as those from across the North York moors National Park. (until June 15)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

mima, Middlesbrough

Stephen McKenna, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998. This exhibition will be

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by

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

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

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Starring: Matt Reed (MC), Micky D, Dan Nightingale & Allyson June Smith We’ve moved to a Sunday this month so you can spend the biggest night of the Bank Holiday Weekend watching some of the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ

Village Hall , Thornton-le-Dale

Another great Craft & Gift Fair hosted By Dippy Designs. Good choice of stalls. Free entry. Refreshments available.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Village Hall , Pickering Road, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LG

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This previously un-exhibited body of work by the renowned satirical cartoonist and illustrator

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries, Stanley

An evolving garden, attached to an award winning specialist plant nursery. The garden is set within 5 acres of countryside and we grow a wide range of bog and woodland plants around a series of ponds. The garden is heavily planted with Primula‘Inverewe’ and blue Himalayan poppies as well as the very rare Meconopsis punicea ‘Sichuan Silk’

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

Location: Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries, Harperley, Stanley, DH9 9UB

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads will be the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles. The exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition offers a snapshot of three stages of Victor Pasmore's career between 1940 and 1965, when his work evolved from two-dimensional figurative paintings to three-dimensional reliefs.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Peter Yates was best known as an architect, a founder partner of the North East architectural firm, Ryder and Yates. The firm’s architectural creations are now recognised as amongst the most

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John Dobson (1787-1865) was the North East’s most outstanding 19th century architect. Buildings he designed can be found across Newcastle and Northumbria. During the 1830s he worked closely with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

In collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art we present an off-site exhibition at the Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland. The exhibition extends the thematic concerns of the

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

Location: Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR13SD

National Railway Museum, York

Churchill's funeral on 30 January 1965 was a historic event. While it was a significant state occasion, it was also an opportunity for ordinary people to pay their own personal respects. The funeral

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Forum, Northallerton

On the first Sunday of every month (except January and August) come along and enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Big Band Era performed, in an open session, by Alan Owens and The Forum Big Band. It's

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun

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

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event.

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



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