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Badapple Theatre Company present 'Salsa Verde'

Marton cum Grafton Memorial Hall , North Yorkshire

A brand new comedy by Kate Bramley with music by Jez Lowe and design by Catherine Dawn. It's 1999 and will the controversial Millennium Bridge in the village be finished in time ...

Bella Hardy

National Centre for Early Music, York

Support Act Joshua Burnell This York St John graduate first come to prominence as a teenage fiddle player before developing into a great vocalist and increasingly accomplished ...

Tango Moderno

Empire, Sunderland

Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life. Tango Moderno is the irresistible hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simone ...

Suzanne Vega

Sage, Gateshead

The legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega’s 12-date UK tour later this year, celebrates the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums Solitude Standing ...

Northern Palettes Art Exhibition

blue tree gallery, York

We are thrilled to present the paintings of 3 accomplished painters Janine Baldwin PS, John Paul Cooke & Emerson Mayes with ceramic artist Meghan Downs.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: blue tree gallery, 23 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra: Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Sage, Gateshead

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra draws the best musicians from the Tees Valley boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees and, increasingly, from all over the North East. TVYO returns to Sage Gateshead following their success in 2015 to perform two huge Russian works; music from Prokofiev’s colourful Romeo and

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

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

GemArts Masala Festival: Sacred Sounds

Sage, Gateshead

Sacred Sounds tells some of the largely forgotten stories of British India’s role in the First World War. Over one million Indian combatants and non-combatants participated in this calamitous war. Of these just under 100,000 were Sikhs – an astonishingly high number – considering they represented a tiny percentage of India’s population.

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

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

We are Aliens

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Alien life doesn’t mean little green men or flying saucers; any living thing from a planet other than Earth would be an alien. But looking for life on other planets isn’t easy. There are planets orbiting our Sun, but also many hundreds of thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Could we ever find evidence of life on these planets? Join

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

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

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old photographs

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

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

In Bloom

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition bringing together the work of four artists who examine botanical subjects in their own, distinct way. Each artist goes far beyond looking at plants as a source of beauty. They continue to develop our ancient fascination with the world around us, and offer new interpretations on what we see.

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7PQ

Charlotte Powell: The Lore of Curious Things

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Charlotte Powell’s work focuses on objects and creatures which, although they may initially seem to be of modest importance are, to the artist, touchstones with a richness of associations, narratives and significance.

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE30 4PQ

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

For over 50 years Lego has been at the forefront of the toy industry. It appeal to as many adults as children with models. This exhibition demonstrates just a small sample of what can be built from one of the world's most popular construction toys today.

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

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

Jesterval

Baltic Square, Gateshead

J​​esterval, The North East's Premier Comedy Festival, will return in 2017 as part of Q Festival an exciting collaboration with Gateshead Council. Come join us for fun Summer days and long hot Summer nights from Friday 14th July – Sunday 6th August 2017 The stunning Spielgeltent on Baltic Square will play host to a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

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

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

This summer The Spa Orchestra's popular Teddy Bears' Picnic concerts return to The Spa's Suncourt! The concerts are aimed at introducing young children to music and musical activities. A great opportunity for everyone to get involved- sing along, play along and dance along with the Spa Orchestra. Lots of audience participation and a chance to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:30

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

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

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 disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A selling exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

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

The Sun Inn, Stockton-on-Tees

The "Raffs" are five females (including our own Joy) in beautiful multi-part harmony, ably accompanied by Andy. Their wide-ranging repertoire covers everything from deeply traditional to up-to-date contemporary folk with a few excursions into other genres along the way. All proceeds to the North TeesHospital Breast Cancer Care Unit.

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:45-23:00

Location: The Sun Inn, Knowles Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181SU

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

Cathedral, Ripon

live music

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

Location: Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG41QS

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

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

Darlington Comedy Festival: Harriet Dyer & Andy Fury: Work In Progress Shows

Old English Gentlemen, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 17th 2017, as part of the Darlington Comedy Festival: Harriet Dyer & Andy Fury: Work In Progress Shows Show details: Harriet Dyer - Harriet Dyer (BBC Live at The Fringe, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Ouch and that idiot that didn’t cook the chicken on ITV’s Dinner Date)

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

Location: Old English Gentlemen, 99 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JY

Archaeological Dig - Help Swaledale Archaeologists Search for Romano-British Community

Rod Flint, Fremington

Where: Hagg Farm, Fremington. When: 5 – 19 July 2017 Open Day: Sat 24 June at Reeth Memorial Hall. 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Contact: andrea@SWAAG.org Web Site: www.SWAAG.org The Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (SWAAG) wish to invite volunteers to help explore a site at Hagg Farm, Fremington, and to further understanding of

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Rod Flint, Hagg Farm, Fremington, Fremington, DL11 6AU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Play Sessions

Willows Community Centre , Stockton-on-Tees

Groundwork North East & Cumbria are holding play sessions for children aged 5-13 every Monday. Come along and join in with fun activities, games, arts and crafts and lots more!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:30

Location: Willows Community Centre , Northport Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2hX

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

Portrack Community Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Every Monday 4-5.30pm Activities Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Messy Play, Role Play & Lots More! No need to register just come along & join in the fun!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:30

Location: Portrack Community Centre, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2HS

Tesco Sunderland Extra, Sunderland

LingoKids Spanish classes for children (Reception to Year 6). Small classes with children grouped according to their age. Supportive learning environment allowing children to progress at their own pace. Fun, engaging activities (songs, poems, stories, games, crafts etc.) Promotes a love of languages from an early age. Aids development of

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00

Location: Tesco Sunderland Extra, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR6 0DA



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