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Dinosaur World

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new for show all the family (ages 3+). Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across ...

Kynren

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Over 100,000 visitors came to see Kynren last year. This year, the show will be even Bigger, Better and Brighter with the addition of completely new scenes, new characters, extra ...

REVIVAL: ABBA Tribute

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

The show covers a 'high octane' sequence of the greatest ABBA Hits, including a selection of emotion packed ballads, a superb 'unplugged' sing-along section before building towards ...

Northern Ink - An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to ...

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

St Peter's Chapel Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

Auckland Castle Behind the Scenes Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

Galphay Open Gardens & Market

Galphay Village , Galphay

Our lovely village is holding its annual open gardens event. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of 13 gardens, large and small, including our village pinfold, the beautiful gardens of the Manor House and Braithwaite Hall. During this year's edition we are organizing a midsummer market in the garden of the Village Hall. It

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Galphay Village , Galphay Lan, Galphay, HG4 3NJ

Great Smeaton and Hornby Open Gardens, Great Smeaton

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

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

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

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

Durham Rambling Club

Durham Rambling Club, Lake District

Durham Rambling Club. Sunday 25th June. Three Lake District walks finishing in Keswick, one about 12 miles, one 9 miles, and one 6 miles. Coach leaves Durham City 8.00am. www.durhamramblingclub.org.uk

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:00

Location: Durham Rambling Club, coach from Durham, Lake District, DH1 4PD

Swale Cottage, Richmond in North Yorks

admission £3.50, children free. Teas and plants for sale

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Swale Cottage, Station Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4LU

3 Valley Close, Yarm

Beautiful terraced garden which commences in a large landscaped patio area. The pathway then ascends, winding through the garden giving lovely views of different aspects and the herbaceous borders filled with a variety of perennials, annuals and shrubs. It provides year round interest but is at its best during spring and summer. Admission £4.00,

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:30

Location: 3 Valley Close, Yarm, Yarm, TS15 9SE

Fire engine and vintage vehicle show

Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

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

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

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

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

11 miles of Burtersett, Gayle, Appersett and Sedbusk. Or meet in Hawes, 10am, parking in the museum car park or on road by cattle market

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Ten miles around Goathland. From Goathland to Egton Bridge and Grosmont. Not suitable for dogs.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

Dalby Forest, Pickering

live music

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

Location: Dalby Forest, Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

Farmers Auction Mart, Thirsk

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

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

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

Newton under Roseberry, Newton under Roseberry

Four or eight mile walk, starting and finishing at Newton under Roseberry

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newton under Roseberry, Newton, Newton under Roseberry, TS9 6QR

Brancepeth Castle Steampunk Weekend

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth

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

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

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

Sion Hill Hall garden open to the public

Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske

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

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

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

Preston Park Vintage Vehicle and Fire Engine Rally 2017

Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

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

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

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

Tudhoe Victory Club, Tudhoe

Sequence and Ballroom Dancing to excellent recorded music. A full and varied programme of dances. This is a friendly dance in pleasant surroundings.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Tudhoe Victory Club, 67 York Hill Crescent, Tudhoe, DL16 6LP

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

outside old Arts Centre, Darlington

Ten miles around Goathland, Egton Bridge, Gromsont. Joint walk with ramblers

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

John Allcock: Landscape works

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Horticulture & Plant Equipment Car Boot

The Power House, Middleton St. George

Horticulture & Plant Equipment Specialized Car Boot & Traditional Car Boot Sale

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Power House, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Middleton St. George, DL2 1TS

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

The Secret Gardens of Newbiggin - Open Day

Newbiggin in Bishopdale, Leyburn

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the original 'Secret Gardens of Newbiggin' Open Day. Newbiggin in Bishopdale is tucked away in the lesser known Bishopdale, just 1 mile from Aysgarth Falls. Enjoy a leisurely day exploring 12 gardens in this rural idyll, with kids competition trail (to keep them occupied too!), plant stall, cake stall and

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

Location: Newbiggin in Bishopdale, Newbiggin village, Leyburn, Dl8 3TD

Wizard of Oz

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road in a magical journey from Kansas all the way to the Emerald City, in a dazzling and energetic performance of this beloved musical, alongside Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and rather a lot of Munchkins.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hambleton Ramblers

Market Cross, Northallerton

Nine and a half mile circular walk via Tan Hill and Ravenseat

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

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

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

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

Middleham open garden, Middleham

15 gardens will be open around the historic village. Refreshments in the church from 12noon.

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

Location: Middleham open garden, AROUND THE HISTORIC VILLAGE, Middleham, DL8 4PZ

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

Flower show

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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

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

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

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 experience at Durham Castle. Prepare for a Medieval family day out as Durham Castle and its beautiful grounds take a step back in time to the Medieval period! Immerse

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

Location: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

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

Maddisons Thread + Warrilow

Empty Shop HQ, Durham

Lee Maddison and his fellow musicians deliver a welcome antidote to the trials and tribulations that we deal with on a day to day basis. Believe me, if you get a chance to see him play live then do anything you can to get there, even if it means selling your children, he really is that good!’- ProgRadar.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:00

Location: Empty Shop HQ, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, DH14SJ

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

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington

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

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

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

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

Swale Cottage, Richmond in North Yorks

Garden open for charity - National gardens Scheme Adults £3.50, children free Tea and cake Plants for sale

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Swale Cottage, Station Road, Richmond in North Yorks, Dl10 4LU

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

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Terrific Time Machines

Palace Green Library, Durham

Celebrate our new exhibition on time travel by designing your very own time machine. All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington

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

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

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

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

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

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

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

Linda Vine Art Exhibition

Allendale Forge Studios & Cafe, Allendale Town

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

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

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

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

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

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

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

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair

Hutton le Hole Village Hall, Hutton-le-Hole

Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs are coming to Hutton le Hole. Situated in the Village Hall in this idyllic North Yorkshire village, a great selection of top quality crafts & gifts await you. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am until 4pm, with free entry, don’t miss this great event. Refreshments at reasonable prices available to buy onsite.

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

Location: Hutton le Hole Village Hall, Main Road, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UG

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

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: 17:30-18:45

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

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

Northern Aldborough Festival: Festival Service

St. Andrew's Church, York

Northern Aldborough Festival Voices provide uplifting choral music by Mozart for the Festival Eucharist. Mozart’s famous ‘Sparrow Mass’ (Missa Brevis in C KV 220, ‘Spatzenmesse’) is one of his most joyful choral works, acquiring its nickname from the chirping figures in the Hosannas. Combined with his stunning soprano solo-led Laudate

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:45-12:00

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

York Cycle Rally 2017

York Knavesmire, York

The York Rally is a grand weekend of grassroots cycling which has been held on York’s Knavesmire almost every year since 1945. It’s run purely for the love of cycling by an all-volunteer team from across the North of England, and it’s a fantastic free day out whether you cycle already or not. Entry, parking and almost all activities are

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

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

Wynyard Country Park , Thorpe Thewles

A choice of two circular walks of approx. 6 & 9 miles at Wynyard Country Park. Call 01642 763058 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Wynyard Country Park , Visitors Centre Car Park , Thorpe Thewles, TS21 3LN

Jazz for Toddlers

The National Centre for Early Music , York

Join Dr Zapp and Dr Zamm, magical musical scientists from the future! Expect a playful and friendly atmosphere jam-packed with lots of music and movement, proving you are never too young to love jazz.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:30

Location: The National Centre for Early Music , Walmgate, York, YO19TL

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Friend's Meeting House, Thirsk

meeting for worship, everyone welcome

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Friend's Meeting House, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PL

Alington House, Durham

everyone welcome

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

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

2017 Leeds Saturday 12K Total Warrior Obstacle Race

Bramham Park, Londonderry

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

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

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

re:new

Costa Coffee, Chester-le-Street

Church meeting for contemporay and informal worship and fellowship particulary suitable for those seeking faith with question about the Christian faith, thoose looking to re-engage with a church or those simply wanting to experinece a something new.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 17:00-18:15

Location: Costa Coffee, 42 Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3BG

2017 Leeds Saturday 12K

Bramham Park, York

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

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

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



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