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Durham Castle goes Medieval

Durham Castle, Durham

Enjoy a FREE Medieval -themed Family Day at Durham Castle on Sunday 25th June. Castle Community Action (CCA) and Durham Castle Museum have teamed together to offer you a unique ...

Teddy Bears' Picnic

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Bring along your favourite bear and take part in our teddy bears’ picnic! Children and parents will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum, make a ‘crafty’ creation, ...

Around the World in 80 Trees

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Join us on one of our regular well-being walks with a chance to take a fascinating look at the different tree specimens planted within the Valley Gardens. The walk will start from ...

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 ...

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

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

Our Streets Are Numbered - Ribbon Road

The Mining Institute, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A behind the scenes look at the years since the Miners Strike and pit closure in a Durham mining town Our Streets Are Numbered is a powerful film and music performance project between songwriter Brenda Heslop, her band Ribbon Road and photographer Carl Joyce, looking at life in the town of Horden in Co. Durham since the 1980s.

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: The Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SE

Introduction to Feel Good Yoga and Relaxation

The Coleridge Centre , Darlington

Gentle, flowing movements which improve flexibility and energy levels

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 17:30-18:30, 18:30-19:30

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

Hand and Machine Embroidery for Creative Sewing

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Be inspired, choose fabrics and use the sewing machines to create your own bespoke bag. A fun and creative workshop.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:30-20:30

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Holiday on a Budget

The Coleridge Centre , Darlington

Do you look at holidays and think they're too expensive? With the advice and guidance of an experienced globe trotter we can help you set budgets and show you where to look online to reduce the cost of your holiday search.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:30

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

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

Darlington Folk Club presents Jez Lowe

Copper Beech, Darlington

The Folk Club welcomes back this iconic North East singer songwriter. He has won many Folk accolades and his songs are frequently covered by many famous bands. As part of The Pitmen Poets (with Bob Fox, Benny Graham and Billy Mitchell), Jez has helped to rekindled the fire in the tradtion of mining songs and culture of his native region. Supported

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

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

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

JUNUN featuring Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Express plus Baba Ali

Sage, Gateshead

Nonesuch Records releases Junun – an album from composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur, guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and The Rajasthan Express, a group of Indian musicians – on November 20. Recorded earlier this year in a makeshift studio inside the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India, the album was made with Radiohead’s producer Nigel

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Mavericks

Sage, Gateshead

The Mavericks were founded more than 25 years ago by Malo and Deakin as a standout alternative band in a Miami rock scene dominated by hair metal and punk. Improbably, they were noticed by super-producer Tony Brown in Nashville, and when they got signed to innovative MCA Records, they upended expectations in country music.

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

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

Little 3, Thirsk

live music

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

Location: Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO71DA

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

St James Church, Baldersby

live music

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: St James Church, Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby, YO7 4PT

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

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Hidden Rivers and Sidelong Glances: The Role of Text and Public Art in Newcastle and the North-East Join us for an afternoon tea (sandwiches and scones) in the company of our guest speaker, Bill Herbert aka W.N. Herbert. W.N. Herbert is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Newcastle University. He is also the Dundee Makar, or City

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00

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

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

Adult Arty Experience Evening

Daisy Doodle paint a pot parlour, Northallerton

An arty evening to help adults be creative without worrying about the outcome. You don’t need to be an artist, you just need to be ready to have lots of fun! We will be exploring colours, textures & being playful. You can come alone or bring some friends.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:15

Location: Daisy Doodle paint a pot parlour, 9A Garthway Arcade, Northallerton, DL7 8NS

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: 10:00-18:00

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

Race Day

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

Thursday 22nd June Race Day at The Garden Rooms in support of Racing Welfare Ladies Day is one of the highlights of the summer racing calendar and we will be bringing the atmosphere of Ascot to The Garden Rooms, with a Champagne reception, buffet lunch and charity auction. We will be screening live coverage of the races, with top racing tips

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:35-17:00

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

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

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

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

An Evening of Mediumship with Suzanne Gill

Ponteland Memorial Hall, Ponteland

An Evening of Mediumship with the North East No 1 Spiritual Medium & Paranormal Author - Suzanne Gill. Watch Suzanne as she connects with her audience receiving messages of comfort from loved ones who have passed over.

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

Location: Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, NE20 9NX

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Highly visual, unabashedly experimental and underscored by generous humour, Recreation is a choreography about work. Rather, it's about the things that we do that aren't work, or that aren't quite work. It's a show about caring, about cooking, about sex, about gardening and meditating and singing in the kitchen and playing 5-a-side, and, of course,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

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

Affecting Moments

Shandy Hall, Coxwold

The exhibition shows some of the prints of English literature engraved in the last quarter of the eighteenth century which were singly issued rather than being in books. Most of these are in the technique of stipple, which suddenly became popular with the increased demand for decorative prints in the 1770s. With the publication of 'A Sentimental

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

Location: Shandy Hall, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

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

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

Accenture/Dynamo Hosts: Digital Disruption

Hoults Estate, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Mark Larsen and Allan King, Managing Directors at Accenture's UK Delivery Centre in Newcastle welcome you to a discussion on Digital Disruption in the modern day, as part of Digital Leaders Week 2017. What is digital disruption? Put simply, digital disruption is substantial business change caused by advances in and the application of digital

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 15:00-18:00

Location: Hoults Estate, Walker Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 1AB

The Phoenix Club, Newton Aycliffe

live country

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

Location: The Phoenix Club, MacMillan Road, Newton Aycliffe, DL54LG

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

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

The Roy Orbison Story

Forum Theatre, Billingham

This musical and semi-autobiographical celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable, as Barry Steele takes you on this specially revamped musical journey in time, from the early sun years right through to the late 80’s and the internationally acclaimed concert ‘The black and white night’. The show also pays homage to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Fun with maths

Coleridge Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for all parents with children of any age, who would like to explore ways to support their child’s maths at home, regardless of their own mathematical abilities.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

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

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: 12:30-13:30

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

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

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

Live music

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

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

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

Family Safety Level 1

Corporation Road Community Primary School, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their First Aid skills and create a safe environment in their home.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington, DL3 6AR

Best of British Baking

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This five week course is suitable for those with a little baking knowledge and also those who have attended previous courses and want to further improve their skills. The emphasis is on mastering the skills of traditional British home baking. There are no entry requirements for this course, only the enthusiasm to learn about and develop skills in

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

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

History of County Durham

Crown Street Library, Darlington

This course is for anyone who has an interest in local history and wants to increase their knowledge of the area. There are no entry requirements for this course; you only need enthusiasm to learn more about the local history.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:15-11:15

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

The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Leyburn

Exhibition and sale of paintings by a group of local amateur artists

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

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

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

Old Well Inn, Barnard Castle

Every Thursday starting at 8:30. All genres of acoustic music welcome. Special Guest nights last Thursday of the month

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

Location: Old Well Inn, The Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PH

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

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

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

Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Richmond in North Yorks

An energetic yoga practice to music, with relaxation too.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-20:45

Location: Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Darlington Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 5DY

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

Ballet Classes for Adults

Pilates and Beyond , Darlington

Basic /intermediate adult ballet classes in Darlington. Learn ballet. Tone, sculpt, stretch. Relax and enjoy! Thursday's 12.15-1pm Contact info@popupballet.co.uk

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:15-13:00

Location: Pilates and Beyond , Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NN

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

Northern Aldborough Festival: La Traviata

S Andrew'sChurch, York

Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose open the 2017 Northern Aldborough Festival with their new production, set in the Jazz Age, of La Traviata. The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, La Traviata has been thrilling audiences for generations.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:30

Location: S Andrew'sChurch, 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

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle

rehearsal meeting every Thursday in term time

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

Location: Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN

Classical Guitar with Giulio Tampalini

Stokesley Methodist Church, Stokesley

Giulio Tampalini, one of Europe's leading guitarists, returns to the North-East with a programme that is expected to include music by Granados, Tedesco, Tarrega and Paganini.Tickets from Browns of Stokesley and Cook & Forth in Guisborough.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:45

Location: Stokesley Methodist Church, High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5AD

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

KFAMoves Dance Exercise

St Thomas' Church Hall, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Come and join us, ladies! Promotes fitness, and develops coordination and good posture. We gently limber up and use the whole body gradually, stretching

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: St Thomas' Church Hall, North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

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

Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, Hurworth

Dog training including Heelwork Sit and Down stay Recall Socialisation

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Durham KFA Moves Free Sessions

Laurel Avenue Primary School, Durham

Exercise, Movement and Dance event Drop in to join or watch any or all the sessions led by our qualified teachers between 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. sessions will include different dance styles – such as Line Dancing, working with apparatus and seated exercise. Come along, have fun, meet new people and start your New Year developing a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Laurel Avenue Primary School, Laurel Avenue, Durham, DH1 2EY

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Simple and fun dance workout, with glow-sticks and disco lights, to club anthems from the Nineties, through to today's tracks.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:15

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

Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth

A basic dog obedience training course for puppies and beginner dogs, which will include socialization with dogs/people. More advanced dogs will continue from 8pm.

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

Location: Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

live jazz music

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

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

everyone welcome, singles welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Albert Hill Club, Nestfield Street, Darlington, DL1 2LZ



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