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The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A bewitching show promising a magical experience for all ages, offering hands-on activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Flying in from somewhere out in space, a ...

The Fugitives

Cotherstone Village Hall, Barnard Castle

Once again Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives are heading to the UK for a tour of venues in the North. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen ...

The Shee

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

The Shee are an all-female Scottish-English folk ensemble who showcase powerful vocals and instrumental prowess. Their music features original compositions alongside a wealth of ...

Joe Brown: For the First Time Ever... Just Joe with special guest Henry Gross

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

Premier Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Joe Brown will be on stage all evening, and the musical styles incorporated into this new show are as unique as the man himself. He brings with him ...

Black and White exhibition

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

features more than 40 works by 15 local artists, all made entirely in monochrome. It includes prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and textiles and covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world to the North-East's industrial heritage.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Bowlers needed all ages male and female

Indoor Bowls Club, Spennymoor

free taster sessions come along and give it a try, gentle exercise improves hand to eye co-ordination

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club, 53-57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LF

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

selling exhibition of watercolours and other works

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

FAME! - The Musical

Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Stanley

The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever. An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame The Musical inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame! Conceived and developed by David De Silva - now known affectionately to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA

Swainby Church hall, Swainby

The Complete Clothing Company presents a fashion show, with a chance to see and buy fashion, handbags and accessories on Wednesday 20th September at 7.30 pm in Swainby Church Hall. Tickets £5.00 to include a glass of wine and light refreshments. A joint venture for the Church and Village hall. For further details tel.01642 700491

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Swainby Church hall, Church Lane, Swainby, DL6 3EA

Meditation in Thirsk

The Friends Meeting House, Thirsk

Learn how simple meditations from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition can help to improve the quality of your life - even if you are not a Buddhist. Each class consists of guided meditations, a teaching, Q & A and refreshments. Join at any time. Ideal for beginners.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:30

Location: The Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PL

Lars Vogt: Goldberg Variations

Sage, Gateshead

What better way to launch our new Piano Greats series than with our very own Music Director Lars Vogt giving us his first solo piano recital in Sage One. His Goldberg Variations CD was a huge download success when first released – come hear it live!

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

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

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Pavlo Beznosiuk and Caroline Balding (violins), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) and Roger Hamilton (harpsichord) make up one of England’s leading period instrument groups. The Avison Ensemble celebrate the legacy of Newcastle’s 18th century composer Charles Avison and the Italian influence on music of the period in this concert which features

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

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

Westgate car park, County Durham

The Story of Middlehope Burn, a Hidden Gem. Five and a half miles with local historian Derek Newby.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Westgate car park, on the minor road to Brotherlee, County Durham, DL13 3SG

Bondgate Methodist Church, Darlington

with guest speaker Ron Kirkman on his Clematis

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Bondgate Methodist Church, Winston Street, Darlington, DL3 7JJ

Town Hall, Northallerton

tombola and stalls, plus refreshments

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 09:00-12:00

Location: Town Hall, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Paul Berriff: A Life in Pictures

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

Paul is one of Britain’s most accomplished television documentary film makers. A pioneer in his field, Paul has been awarded the OBE and two BAFTAs, along with a host of other top TV awards. His latest being the GTC’s Television Cameraman’s Award for 2017 Starting his career in the early ‘60s as a 16 year old press photographer, Paul

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

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL61NA

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

If you like the idea of a fitness class that feels more like a night out than a workout you’ll LOVE Clubbercise® Fun, easy-to-follow dance fitness routines using rave glow sticks to club anthems from 90′s classics to the latest chart hits taught in a darkened room with disco lights.

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

Location: Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Many of the works are inspired by maps, paths, and topography, whilst others are inspired by naturally occurring geological formations, and other works are inspired

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Town Hall, Northallerton

Serving refreshments from 9:00am-12:00pm. With tombola and stalls, including Phoenix and Jenniflair cards. All proceeds to go to the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, at the Friarage Hospital.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 09:00-12:00

Location: Town Hall, Northallerton, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

101 Years of British Art

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The art produced in Britain over the last century defies easy definition or classification. It spans the portraits of Augustus John and Clare Winsten, who embraced post-impressionism in the 1910s, the neo-romantic landscapes of John Minton and Keith Vaughan, reflecting on the aftermath of the Second World War, and the eye-catching imagery of

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

explore historic unsolved murders, accidents and robberies on the railway

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Son of a Preacher Man

Empire, Sunderland

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

NWRMeeting

Kathy's, Northallerton

New Members Coffee Evening - come along and meet other like minded women. Details of future events on the night Phone for full details of venue

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: Kathy's, Grenadier Drive, Northallerton, DL6 1SB

Yoga in Woodland

Woodland Village Hall, Bishop Auckland

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Suitable for all abilities. Term time only. Contact Mark for more details: 07434 358 556

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Woodland Village Hall, Fourwinds, Bishop Auckland, DL13 5RH

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

NERA exhibition, a history of buildings, present and lost, located within the Head of Steam Campus and the immediate surrounding area.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Resurgence by the Darlington Association of Photographers

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

The Darlington Association of Photographers formed after the demise of the Darlington Arts Centre in July 2012 and celebrates it's 5th anniversary with the exhibition - Resurgence.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough Road, Middlesbrough, TS66XH

The Weir

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th anniversary year. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub, to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Joséphine Bowes (1825 - 1874) was a very fashionable Parisian woman. Sadly, her wardrobe does not survive, except for two bodices and a blouse, but her dress bills and her fashion magazines remain. A selection of these will be shown with her clothes and some of her jewellery. A beautiful lilac evening bodice is to displayed for the first time with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Before (the line is lost) is a one woman show about Cosplay and growing up on the internet. It addresses the world of comic conventions and consent both in reality and online through storytelling, autobiographical experience, and verbatim materials

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Theatre Royal, York

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Theatre Royal, York

Inspired by the eclectic work of Adrian Henri in the 50th anniversary year of The Mersey Sound, Horny Handed Tons of Soil fuses beat poetry with folk song; electronic composition with live brass and percussion; documentary film with theatrical storytelling. From the writer and composers of Narvik (Box of Tricks) and The Sum (Liverpool Everyman),

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

An Audience of Mediumship with Suzanne Gill

Maiden Over, Gateshead

Top Psychic Medium and Paranormal Author Suzanne Gill is coming to the Maiden Over, Gateshead, on September 20. Watch Suzanne live as she connects with her audience receiving messages of comfort from loved ones that have passed over. £12 tickets available online via Suzanne’s Facebook page (suzannegillmedium). £10 Early Bird tickets

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Maiden Over, Low Heworth Lane, Gateshead, NE10 0YJ

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tyne Theatre Productions present: West Side Story. From Wednesday, September 20 (until September 23) Daily 7.30pm + 2.30pm Sat Matinee

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Empire, Consett

Goodnight Mister Tom is a moving, humorous, compassionate and uplifting story that will enthrawl audiences. Beautiful music and a script full of light and shade, this is a tale of friendships made and the survival of a young bullied and abused boy during World War II. Presented by Spotlight Community Theatre Productions From Tuesday,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Coleridge Centre, Darlington

This course is perfect for you if you want to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector or you are a Trainer or Tutor who has no teaching qualifications. You must be aged 19+ and be educated to English Level 2 or hold a GCSE in English grade A* - C. Previous teaching experience is not essential. All teachers in lifelong learning would be expected

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Coleridge Centre, Coleridge Gardens, Darlington, DL1 5AJ

Hexham Old Gaol, Hexham

Hexham Old Gaol and some of its historical inmates are the inspiration behind a new film installation featuring modern-day ballads created by North East-based artist Matt Stokes in collaboration with musician Richard Dawson. Drawing from traditional border ballads, which were typically sung unaccompanied and used to tell stories, This Liberty

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hexham Old Gaol, Hallgate, Hexham, NE46 1XD

10@10

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The Station is 10 this year. To celebrate, we've asked Year 10 students at Richmond School to create artwork for this very special exhibition. We've also selected twelve winning images to be part of a celebratory 2018 calendar, which will be on sale right here at The Station. Please visit and support our talented young local artists. From

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fun with English

West Park Academy, Darlington

This course is suitable for all parents with children of any age, who would like to explore ways to support their child’s English at home, regardless of their own English abilities. From September 20 (until November 8)

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-11:00

Location: West Park Academy, Alderman Leach Drive, Darlington, DL2 2GF

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A chance to see and buy remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists handpicked from the Royal Academy exhibition by Britain’s foremost landscape artist Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Includes works by Sir Michael Craig Martin, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Tracey Emin and Cornelia Parker. From September 9 (until October 14)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition spanning the lifework of one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century. Paul Nash (1889 –1946) was one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century and was a key figure in British Surrealism. His art forged an important new connection between surreal and mystical ideas and the English landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition of the Laing’s watercolour collection will take you on a journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world, starting from a scene of Newcastle. (until December 17)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Great North Art Show 2017

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

The Great North Art Show features hundreds of artworks displayed in the splendid setting of Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. This breathtaking array of art, featuring more than 350 artworks, ranges from printmaking and illustration to painting and sculpture, and is an opportunity to view and buy works from both emerging and established

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

Free play for under 5's children with Autism

The Vintage Place - Tot Spot, North Shields

Every Wednesday 10am - 2pm. Free play time for children with autism, siblings and carers. Refreshments available from out tea room.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: The Vintage Place - Tot Spot, 38, Nile Street, North Shields, NE29 0BB

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Grand Opera House, York

Gilbert O'Sullivan - In Concert The 50th Anniversary Tour - Celebrating Five Decades Of Music Enjoy every facet of his history in this new live show, Including classics such as 'Alone Again (Naturally)', 'Nothing Rhymed', 'Clair Matrimony' and 'Get Down' as well as songs from the latest album Latin Ala G. including 'No Way' and 'I Guess I'll

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Picasso: ceramic from Attenborough Collection

Art Gallery, York

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. His work in clay is original and exciting, taking the form of plates, tiles, jugs and jars, all featuring his vibrant decoration. Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, where there is a long tradition of painted earthenware pottery. He became interested in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

An exhibition of prints by Mary Burton

Durham Cathedral, Durham

AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY MARY BURTON Mary Burton was born in 1945 in New York City. She completed a Doctor of Ministry in Chicago in 1973, was a parish minister in Congregational churches in the USA and emigrated to the UK in 1982. She took up watercolour painting in 1987 and became increasingly absorbed with the interface between creative

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Benedictine Week

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Monday 18 September - Friday 22 September Join us for our annual Benedictine Week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict, focusing on its expression at Durham Cathedral in the past and present. Accommodation is available for those who require it at St Chad's College, part of Durham

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A rare collection of some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK, including St Cuthbert's preserved wooden coffin and his exquisite gold and garnet pectoral cross. Also on display will be the ivory comb and portable altar buried alongside St Cuthbert, Anglo-Saxon vestments gifted to his Shrine, and the original Sanctuary

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Blackfriars Cookery Club

Blackfriars Cookery School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Blackfriars Cookery Club runs every Wednesday evening from 6-9pm and is aimed at all levels. These group sessions allow you to go at your own pace whilst cooking with like-minded individuals in a communal environment and are designed to give you experience, skills and confidence in the kitchen. Every week we'll cook new dishes taking you on a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Blackfriars Cookery School, Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4XN

Association of Animal Artists Autumn Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The Association of Animal Artists, (AAA), would like to welcome you to their autumn exhibition at the Station Gallery in Richmond. The exhibition starts on Saturday 9th September and runs until Thursday 5th October. It is open from 9am - 4-30pm daily and entry is free. Between 10am and 12pm on the 9th September, there will be an opportunity to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Million Dollar Quartet

Theatre Royal, York

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting exhibition by members of Interface Arts set amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Craft Hour

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

Our local craft group meets weekly to knit, crochet and natter, crafting wildlife-inspired creations to raise money for Durham Wildlife Trust. All welcome, email mail@durhamwt.co.uk for more information and to join.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:00

Location: Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU

Digital Makings exhibition

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

Over the last year, Gateshead Council’s Libraries and Culture Team have brought you Digital Makings, a programme of participatory digital arts activities. We’ve had workshops, talks and lots of events to inspire and opportunities to learn something new. This exhibition highlights some of the artwork created during the year showcasing our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A bewitching show promising a magical experience for all ages, offering hands-on activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Flying in from somewhere out in space, a mechanical seed has landed in our exhibition gallery to fill it with a beautiful, interactive exhibition. The seed needs to learn the secrets that make our earthly gardens full of

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An exquisite and engaging trail, linked to items from the Museum collection, viewed through the eyes of contemporary artist Gavin Turk in collaboration with other renowned British artists including Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Sir Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Matt Collishaw, Adam Dant and Yinka Shonibare MBE. In an interactive experience which

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

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

The Nightmare Room

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

A wicked contemporary thriller by John Goodrum Starring Sarah Wynne Kordas and Sylvia Robson Directed by Karen Henson This deliciously dark thriller from a tale by the master of terror and mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle - with twists and turns worthy of an Agatha Christie whodunit - weaves its way through a sinister labyrinth of marital

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA

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

Interface Arts First ClassExhibition at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting contemporary art exhibition by members of Interface Arts situated amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Tyneside Cinema's Northern Stars Documentary Academy

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Young people in the North East get the chance to take part once again in an award-winning filmmaking programme this summer as Tyneside Cinema opens applications for its fifth annual Northern Stars Documentary Academy. The Cinema is looking for enthusiastic young people aged 15-18 from across the North East to take part. The programme is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

Tutored Life Drawing - Intermediate

Mushroom Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Come and learn to hone your drawing skills in this intermediate drawing class

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 18:30-20:30

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

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

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

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

SwingTrain

The Education Village, Darlington

Using the sounds of charleston, swing, gospel, electro swing and hot jazz come and burn off more than 500 calories in just one hour. These Total Body workouts are for all levels of fitness and Angeline your trainer will give you advice and tips on how to personalise your training session to your fitness neededs. During the hour Angeline will

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

Location: The Education Village, Salters Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

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

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

The Earth's Layers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Spanning fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation much of the work in The Earth's Layers exhibition is conceptual, yet all

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

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

Under Northern Skies

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of paintings by Hazel Smith and Jill Eagle. These charming paintings of familiar vistas will be on display in the Dispensary Gallery. The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of sensitively depicted sites that will lead visitors around the Dispensary Gallery, taking them on a journey through the local countryside.

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

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

Village Hall, Escomb

admission £2, refreshments provided

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

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

'Music & Memories'

St Catherines Community Centre , Crook

We are holding a regular 'Music and Memories' session at St Catherines Community Centre on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3pm. Join us for a variety of activities such as listening to music, sing-a-longs, dancing, craft, quiz’s and trips out. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together with old friends and make new ones. Contact us to register and

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

Location: St Catherines Community Centre , Church Street , Crook, DL15 8NE

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. In her latest adventure, Little Bear encounters a lost polar bear and using her knowledge of the stars, guides her new friend home. From Sunday, July 23 (until January 5, 2018) Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm, Sun 11.00am-6.00pm

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

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

The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Leyburn

A selling exhibition of paintings, by a local group of amateur artists.

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

Location: The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

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

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

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

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

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

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

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

The City Theatre, Durham

This play follows the course of World War Two as experienced by a working class family in Newcastle. The story explores the family's personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys, and is a rich, warm picture of home life in wartime.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The City Theatre, Fowlers Yard, Durham, DH1 3RA

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

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Dinner dances are held each month in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa, September to May from 7:30pm to 11:00pm to live music. The ticket price includes a two course meal, coffee /tea, bingo and raffle. Dancing is a mixture of ballroom, latin and sequence. Please contact Peter Boast on 01723 374860 for full details. Tickets are not available on

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live music

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

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE



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