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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” will now be appearing at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Saturday 19th August with performances at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm. ...

Superheros of Nature

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

Come along dressed as your favourite superhero and receive a Superhero of Nature certificate. Join some classic superheroes at Saltholme and take part in some heroic nature activities. Make your own Nature Superhero Shield that tells the story of your adventures around Saltholme. Become a hero at Saltholme and a hero at home by taking part in

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

Location: RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Road, Middlesbrough, TS21TU

CAMP HILL ADVENTURE PARK, Bedale

Real Ale, Great Sausages and Live Music - that's what this festival is all about. Our Festival promises to be a tantalising mix of all of the above and much more! Relax in the sun and enjoy the company of friends and family. The original Camp Hill Sausage and Beer Festival started in 2014 and it just keeps growing, year on year! Relax into

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-18:00

Location: CAMP HILL ADVENTURE PARK, Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LS

Seaham cliff top car park, opp Seaham Hall, Seaham

Art walk: Seaham, two miles with artist Sophy Nixon

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Seaham cliff top car park, opp Seaham Hall, Seaham, Seaham, SR7 7AG

Durham 300 Classic Car Show

Tanfield Railway, Stanley

A classic car show at the oldest railway in the world. See the cars and Ride the trains at the Tanfield Railway To celebrate with the freemasons of Durham 300 years of the United Grand Lodge of England

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

Location: Tanfield Railway, Marley Hill Engine Sheds, Stanley, NE16 5ET

The North's Premier Book Sale

Pemberton Rooms, Durham

12,000 high-quality new and used books on every subject under the sun, including lots of books for children. All bargain prices and many are just 50p. Open from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July. 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and accompanied children are welcome. All proceeds to Durham Palestine Educational Trust which, in partnership with

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

Location: Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green (yards from the Cathedral), Durham, DH1 3RS

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

Chocolate Workshop

Blackfriars Cookery School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ever wondered how to make a box (or two!) of beautifully decorated, decadent soft-centered chocolates? Learn how to temper chocolate to produce a shiny snap on the outside together with a seductive velvety inside of your choice. Likely to be very popular so book now! £99.00pp includes refreshments, a set lunch, wine, coffee and your own

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

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

Kites on display

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The European Air Gallery is a unique collection of Edo Kites painted by European artists. The collection is now owned by North East Kite Fliers, a kite club based in the North East of England. The collection was a gift to the club in March 1998 from Sunderland City Council, who wanted these unique kites to stay in the North East. The European

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jesca Hoop and Worry Dolls

Sage, Gateshead

Compellingly unique, hugely talented American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jesca’s new album Memories Are Now wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation and craftsmanship. With stunningly original songs – minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth and years of

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:30

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

Jim Lauderdale and Sam Outlaw Band

Sage, Gateshead

Jim Lauderdale has covered plenty of bases in his three-decade career, including bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, but his 2016 album This Changes Everything marked a return to classic country, playing tribute to Texas’ legendary dancehall scene. He helped pave the way for the current Americana movement and has written songs and worked with some

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

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

William Bell plus Stax Academy Revue

Sage, Gateshead

The original ‘soul man’ co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, Born Under a Bad Sign with Booker T. Jones. Bell’s style is all about phrasing and inflection, simmering tension and restraint and his quintessential voice and evocative performances still wow audiences. William Bell’s 1961 solo debut for Stax

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

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

Angaleena Presley plus support Danni Nicholls

Sage, Gateshead

On the back of her album Wrangled, released 21 April, Kentucky native and Pistol Annie’s Angaleena Presley takes to Sage Two. Her second full length solo album, Wrangled is an explicitly forthright journey through her experience in the business of country music.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Saturday Jumpin' Hot Stage

Sage, Gateshead

12noon STAX ACADEMY REVUE / DEXETER 12 piece from Stax Academy / Next big thing in UK Country 1.15pm FARGO RAILROAD COMPANY Hard working southern rock, alt country, americana quartet 2.30pm VERA VAN HEERINGEN TRIO Soulful contemporary bluegrass/american folk roots 3.45pm HOWLIN’ RIC AND THE ROCKETEERS Timeless

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 12:00-19:00

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

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Nine miles around Bulmer, Castle Howard, Kirkham Priory and Whitwell

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Newcastle Pride

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The line up for this years Newcastle Pride is bigger and better than ever with loads of well known and up and coming acts. As well as the main stage we have all the zones open for you to visit and a Fun Fair. Acts include Kelly Llorenna, and Sam Bailey

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

Location: Town Moor, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1NF

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

have a go at this friendly workshop. Using glass confetti, gold mica flakes. All materials will be provided

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Location: St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Gateshead, NE82AU

Art in the Pen

Auction Mart, Thirsk

features the best in modern, conceptual and contemporary art in friendly and innovative venues. Come and spend an enjoyable day exploring a diverse range of art and crafts for every budget. ​ Whether you are a collector or buying for the first time, Art in the Pen provides a wonderful opportunity to be the first to discover the many new

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Park Fest: Artisan Art Fair

Moors National Park Centre, Danby

ParkFest kicks off with our second pop-up Artisan Art Fair in the Centre's grounds, a celebration of North Yorkshire's creative artists and makers. Held in conjunction with Scarborough Arts Forum, it's an opportunity to browse and buy inspiring pieces of original art, meet the artists and makers, and watch them demonstrate their techniques.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

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

North Yorks Moors Railway, North York Moors

head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway. You will be transported to Memphis with Levisham becoming Elvisham, Goathland once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame and Grosmont will be taken over by 60s transport legends with Minis and 60s cars on show. Pickering will also host a pop pirate radio show, hall of

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

Location: North Yorks Moors Railway, North Yorks, North York Moors, YO18 7AJ

Sausage and Beer festival

Camp Hill , Bedale

Real Ale, Great Sausages and Live Music - that's what this festival is all about. A mix of all of the above and much more! Relax in the sun and enjoy the company of friends and family. The original Camp Hill Sausage and Beer Festival started in 2014 and it just keeps growing, year on year! Relax into the weekend, with a fun-filled line up of

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

Location: Camp Hill , Bedale, Bedale, DL8 2LS

Deer Shed Festival

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe

Now in its 8th year Deer Shed Festival offers three days of contemporary music and art takes place at a 90 acre site at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, in North Yorkshire From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017, the first weekend of the school summer holidays. Line-up Confirmed acts include headliners Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest, and The

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

Location: Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Topcliffe, YO7 3BZ

Fireworks Championships

Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon

Three teams create a stunning displays choreographed to music and the audience votes for a winner on the night via SMS. To finish there is a final display by the organisers to round off what is always a fantastic night. Bring a picnic along and a group of friends and family…it’s difficult to put into words what a great evening this is, come and

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

Location: Newby Hall and Gardens, Newby, Ripon, HG45AJ

Roadhouse

Albert Hill WMC, Darlington

live music

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

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

Food for Thought

Theatre Royal, York

Step with us into the glorious world of food as we examine the influence of the fast food industry, ask how food can help or hurt our health and look at the true cost to the planet. Can our food culture and history teach us anything about the future? If food has the power to unite families, why are more of us eating alone? Indulge in the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Under Pressure

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The exhibition is by A Level and GCSE Art and Photography students from Richmond School. The work is a diverse collection of printmaking, painting, textiles, mixed media and ceramics produced by students as part of their examination courses. In some cases the work is inspired by exam themes and in others responses are tailored to meet briefs set by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Cricket and SC, Darlington

LIVE BAND

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Cricket and SC, WATER VIEW,, Darlington, DL2 1JQ

Danby Live!

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

An evening concert in the beautiful grounds of The Moors National Park Centre at Danby with rising musical stars, Ilkley-born Rupert Stroud and Sheffield band The Buffalo Skinners.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:00-22:00

Location: The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, YO21 2NB

BIG Little Gigs at Stockton Stages

The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

We are very excited to be a part of this brand new family friendly festival in Stockton, there will be lots of exciting things popping up all over Stockton! We will be running a super kid friendly, fun silent disco at The Georgian Theatre between 1pm-3pm with two awesome DJs playing the best in 80’s electro and 90’s rave, there will also be a

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: The Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AT

The Boy Who Grew Wings

Hamsterly Forest, Witton-le-Wear

Join us for a magical journey around Hamsterly Forest and watch aerial acrobats fly through the trees as the story unfolds! You will be guided by a narrator as you step into a real life fairy tale and meet some interesting characters. Not to be missed!

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

Location: Hamsterly Forest, Hamsterly Forest, Witton-le-Wear, DL13 3NL

Wildlife Watch at Rainton Meadows

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

Join our Wildlife Watch Group for monthly meetings, with a different theme each month you’re sure to have fun and learn something new! Booking essential. £1 per child. All Ages Welcome. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Come along, explore, investigate and be inspired! 10:30am -

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30

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

The Art of John Hunter

Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, Leyburn

Art Exhibition featuring the aviation artwork of John Hunter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, The Old School House, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old photographs

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

Live Skies: Asteroids

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this live planetarium show led by Life's Science Explainers, sit under the stars in our planetarium and become familiar with the constellations and planets in tonight's sky. Find out our latest science on asteroids and NASA's plans to protect Earth from dinosaur-killer impacts. There's a chance to ask questions at the end of the show.

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

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

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

The Girls Are Back In Town

The Parkmore Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees

An art and photography exhibition with two guest authors who will be signing their latest children's books

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-18:00

Location: The Parkmore Hotel, 636, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0Dh

The Parkmore Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees

An Art and photography exhibition with 2 guest authors who will be signing their latest children's books

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-18:00

Location: The Parkmore Hotel, 636, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0DH

Festival of Archaeology: What is it?

Museum of Archaeology, Durham

Meet our local Finds Liaison Officer from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and bring along any objects you have unearthed – whether they were discovered in the garden or while walking the dog. Come to the Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library to join in the Festival of Archaeology and display of the Lanchester Diploma - the first

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

Location: Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

Longfield Academy of Sport, Darlington

Need to declutter? Want to turn your goods into cash ? Stalls are NOW AVAILABLE to book for our DARLINGTON mum2mum Market. As a seller you can sell any good quality nearly new baby, children’s and maternity items. So why not have a clear out and sell your outgrown baby and children’s toys, clothes, books and equipment at our award

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Longfield Academy of Sport, Longfield Road, Darlington, DL3 0HT

The Mix Up Muddle Bird

Arts Centre, Washington

Join Theatre Tots on an epic adventure story through the jungle. The Mix Up Muddle bird is an unusual bird as she is part crocodile, tiger, monkey and bird. She lives in the tallest tree and doesn’t come down in case the other animals laugh at her. But one day the jungle animals come to her with an important question which will change her life

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Of Rogues and Honest Men

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Over 150 professional and community performers, musicians, designers, artists and film makers are collaborating to tell the story of Teesside from the point of view of the Irish Community that settled here in the mid-19th century. Told in a very personal, evocative and at times challenging way, the story has other strands to it – reminding us

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

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

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

Stockton Stages

Stockton High Street , Stockton-on-Tees

Kicking off Stockton Stages on Thursday 20 July is award winning comedian Russell Kane as he presents an evening of sterling stand-up as part of his Russell Kane and Friends tour. On Friday 21 July join us for a night of live music with headliners The Sherlocks and Eliza and the Bear plus many others. Then on Saturday 22 July head down to

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

Location: Stockton High Street , Stockton High Street , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

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

Hexham Abbey Flower Festival

Hexham Abbey , Hexham

The main feature of the long weekend involves the Hexham & District Flower Club covering the Abbey in an amazing series of displays, around 40 in total!  The displays will all be focussed on points of interest in the Abbey, including positions such as the Altar, Font, Night Stairs, Flavinus Stone, Frith Stool and many more!  Outside on the lawns

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Hexham Abbey , Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB

Back to Bacharach

Barbican, York

Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century,who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time. We are proud to announce that Back to Bacharach have partnered with Breast Cancer Now, the UKs leading

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

SummerTyne Americana Festival

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

A three day celebration of the finest American roots music with free stages, film programme, exhibition, street kitchen and more.

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 12:00-23:00

Location: Sage Gateshead, St M, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Wild Yoga

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Howden-le-Wear

We’ve teamed up with accredited Dru Yoga Teacher,Roy Moor, to deliver weekly yoga classses at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Classes will last 1 hour 15 minutes and will run every Tuesday, 10am – 11.15am. £5 per class. Booking is essential as class space is limited. For further information contact Roy Moor on roymoor4@aol.com

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30, 10:30-12:30

Location: Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor, Howden-le-Wear, DH4 6PU

Oriental Museum, Durham

Make your own special Tibetan-style bracelet. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Cleveland Show

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

Cleveland Show will return to Stewart Park on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Follow this event to keep in touch with announcements! Returning this year by popular demand Jamie Squibb Freestyle Motorcross Arena Stunt Show. Also, the Ben Potters Birds of Prey display, the Sheep Show, and the Dog and Duck show. There will be live music, acts to be

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Stewart Park, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR

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

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

Sunderland International Airshow

Roker and Seaburn beach, Sunderland

It’s always a soaring success and now Sunderland International Airshow is set to impress fans again this year with another dazzling display of aerial feats. Organisers of the annual crowd-pleaser have announced its return this summer with a programme once again starring the Red Arrows. The event will be jetting back to Sunderland on July 21 for

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Roker and Seaburn beach, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 1NF

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 layers of detail, more special effects and a much larger cast. Whether you are a returning visitor or experiencing Kynren for the first time, join us on a whistle stop

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Clocks of the Vales and Dales

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

Clocks of the Vales and Dales 20th July – 16th August We are delighted to welcome a new exhibition to The Garden Rooms at Tennants this summer. Yorkshire has a long history of clock making. In the late 17th century the crafting of longcase clocks moved away from London, and a thriving industry developed in the North. By the early 18th

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 08:30-17:00

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

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

Funny Way To Be - Edinburgh Previews: Jo Caulfield & Brennan Reece

The Witham, Barnard Castle

TV star and Funny Way To Be Comedy favourite Jo Caulfield has been dubbed the "funniest woman in Britain", living up to the title with razor-sharp wit, acerbic observations and scandalous one-liners. 2016 Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee and 2015 English Comedian of the Year Brennan Reece returns from supporting Joe Lycett and Jason Manford with his

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

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

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

spennymoor indoor bowls club, Spennymoor

Friendly family atmosphere, children over 8yrs welcome accompanied by adult. fantastic sound system come along and sing us a song

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

Location: spennymoor indoor bowls club, 53/57 Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor, DL13 7LE

Gala Theatre, Durham

Hollie has thrilled and entranced audiences across the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This evening of poetry and storytelling is taken from Hollie’s new book, Plum. With special support from Alix Alixandra.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Hand Crafted Boutique

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Handcrafted Boutique Fair with a quality selection of handmade products from around the North East.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

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

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

Brimhams Ripon Leisure Centre, Ripon

Come and join us for 6 sessions of yoga that cater for all abilities. There will be a different teacher for each night and none of the sessions will be extremely strenuous. No pre-booking necessary. The Summer school is run on a non-profit basis and any money after expenses is donated to charity.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:45-21:15

Location: Brimhams Ripon Leisure Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, HG4 1TT

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

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: 11:00-12:00

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

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

Gravity Force Sunderland, Sunderland

Gravity Force is the UK's Ultimate Trampoline Park. Whether you’re a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone.

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

Location: Gravity Force Sunderland, Unit B Sunrise Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3RX

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

Saturday Storyclub

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Saturday Storyclub Join us at Crown Street Library every week for stories and crafts starting at 10.30am. Booking is not required however places are given on a first come, first served basis.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

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

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 Tyne Tees TV reporter Lesley McNish, Each month around 20 of the North East's best artists, designers and crafters pop up in the Grainger Market's Exhibition Space, beneath

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:30

Location: Grainger Market , Grainger Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5AE

Th Magic of Illustration

The Witham, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, The Magic of Illustration, will bring to life books, music, characters and drawings by local and nationally celebrated artists and illustrators, who through their displays will open up their sketchbooks and notepads to reveal the process behind the finished product, be that a book sleeve or an album cover. This bright and beautiful

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

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

Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), Spennymoor

bingo, raffle, friendly atmosphere. Every Saturday at 8pm

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), 53 - 57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LE

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

If you are looking for things to do in Teesside and fancy yourself as a modern day Sherlock grab a group of Watsons to help you and visit our escape rooms. Test your wits and deductive skills and solve the mysteries before the 60 minute time limit runs out. For more information visit www.enigmatology.co.uk

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Enimatology escape rooms, 19 Yarm Road , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NJ

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore. Start your chocolate journey from the museum’s Period Rooms to discover how the Georgians, Victorians and the Jacobeans satisfied their sweet tooth. Then follow the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Ladykillers adapted by Graham Linehan

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An elderly widow is delighted when Professor Marcus rents her spare room to rehearse his classical quintet. Little does she know that her guests are gangsters planning a bank heist!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: People's Theatre, Stephenson's Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE65QF

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Artisan bespoke craft fair with selected crafters from around the north-east.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Bespoke artisan craft fair with selected crafters from around the north east

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

Dirty Hero

Duncombe Park Estate, York

WHAT IS DIRTY HERO? We all know heroes go above and beyond to help other people, to complete Dirty Hero you'll need to call on these qualities, not only to get yourself around the course but to help others around you complete the challenge as well. At the superb Duncombe Park Estate, located in Helmsley, North Yorkshire the Dirty Hero course is

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Duncombe Park Estate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5EB



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