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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 ...

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Gavin Webster, Phil Pagett, and host Rob Mulholland

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

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Wisdom of a Fool

Gala Theatre, Durham

Norman Wisdom dominated British film and theatre during the 1950s playing to packed audiences across the country. The London Palladium and Pinewood Studios became second homes ...

The Hunting of the Snark

Grand Opera House, York

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought ...

At Home with the Georgians

Fairfax House, York

Have you ever wondered how Georgian ladies managed to spend a penny with all those layers of skirts to contend with or why there was a roaring trade in pauper’s teeth in the 18th century? Visitors to Fairfax House, York this weekend (Saturday 12-Sunday 13 August) will have the chance to find out - getting up close and personal with a host of

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

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Esh Winning Methodist Church, Esh Winning

Does your life lack direction? Come and find answers. Meetings include musical items and talks about the Bible. Coffee and chat at the end.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Esh Winning Methodist Church, Evenwood Road, Esh Winning, DH7 9PE

Super Scientist

Palace Green Library, Durham

Make your own ruler so you can make measurements and become a scientist. 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. Contact: pg.library@durham.ac.uk

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

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

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Peterlee Leisure Centre, Peterlee

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Peterlee Leisure Centre, St Cuthberts Way, Peterlee, SR8 1AF

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex, Bishop Auckland

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex, Woodhouse Lane, , Bishop Auckland, DL14 6JX

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Chester-le-Street

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Burns Green, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QH

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre , Newton Aycliffe

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays, we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre , Beveridge Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4EH

Super Sunday Roast - The Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Sunday Lunches are back at the Stadium of Light, from Sunday, August 13, between 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Starting at just £10.95 for 1 course, and £6.95 for kids.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR5 1SU

Mr Yorke's Walled Garden, Richmond in North Yorks

Garden Open for Charity: Mr Yorke's Walled Garden Charming C18 walled garden, redesigned with herbaceous border, ponds, mature trees, standard and climbing roses, vegetable garden, fruit trees, lawns and grassy paths. This is a garden in change, as the owners continue clearing it of rampant brambles, self-sets and weeds and designing and

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:30

Location: Mr Yorke's Walled Garden, Cravengate, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4RE

45 Blackwell, Darlington

No. 45 Blackwell rises from the River Tees up to a garden with many mature trees, wildlife meadow, pond with waterfall. Herb and Mediterranean garden, shady borders, lawns and colourful herbaceous borders. The Tees can be viewed from a rustic hut set in woodland high above the river. (Some neighbouring gardens may also open on the day).

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

Location: 45 Blackwell, Blackwell, Darlington, DL3 8QT

Stainton & Streatlam Village Hall, Barnard Castle

Stainton & Streatlam Village Hall are holding a garage / table top sale in the village/village hall on Sunday, August 13, 10:00am-1:00pm. Tables are available for £5 in the hall. Contact: Jane Teasdale 01833 638348 Maps will be available in the village Hall for £1, providing details of garage sales in the village. Refreshments will also be

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Location: Stainton & Streatlam Village Hall, Stainton village, Barnard Castle, DL12 8RB

The Hastings, Seaton Delaval

Live music

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

Location: The Hastings, Seaton Delaval, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0QH

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Live music

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

Location: Vigilant Inn, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE346AE

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

The Station (Killingworth), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: The Station (Killingworth), Killingworth Drive, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 6RA

The Crook Hotel, Crook

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00

Location: The Crook Hotel, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Arts Centre (Washington), Darlington

Eleven and a half moderate miles. Buckden and Beckermonds. Meet at Arts Centre, 9:15am. 01325-487968.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: Arts Centre (Washington), Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Billingham Arms, Billingham

Three walks finishing at Rosedale Abbey. Coach picks up on Teesside. For more details call 01642-786637.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Billingham Arms, Billingham, Billingham, TS23 2HD

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tynemouth Priory, Whitley Bay

Thrill to the clash of steel as knights perform a medieval Tournament at Tynemouth Priory & Castle this weekend. Enjoy this living history spectacular, marvel at the weapons and martial skills on display and enjoy performances of merry music from our minstrels. Little knights can even get involved in sword drill sessions.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Tynemouth Priory, Pier Road, Whitley Bay, NE30 4BZ

Market Cross, Northallerton

13 miles. Pennine Way to Tan Hill and Punchard Gill. Meet Northallerton Market Cross, 8:00am, or Whaw Village 9:00am. 01748-884002.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:00

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Market Cross, Northallerton

Five moderate miles. Gormire Lake and Thirlby Bank. Meet at Northallerton Market Cross, 8:45am, or Boltby, 9:30am. Call for more details 01347-869045.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:45

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate

With competitive events, demonstrations, competitions, country activities and trade stands, there really is something for everybody at the Ripley Show. www.ripleyshow.co.uk

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

Location: Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate, Harrogate, HG3 3EA

Ryedale Folk Museum, York

From bookbinding to blacksmithing and wood turning to weaving.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, York, YO626UA

Various venues in Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay

A celebrated annual programme of great films, talks and live music, in unique settings with a strong imaginative and innovative ethos. Various venues. For more details visit www.whitleybayfilmfestival.co.uk From August 13 (until September 4). Various Venues in Whitley Bay. 0191-2904126.

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

Location: Various venues in Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AU

Various venues in and around Ripon, Richmond in North Yorks

GeorgeFest is back this summer with a two-week festival celebrating Richmond’s rich Georgian heritage. With a wide range of themed events and activities including fabulous guided walks and fascinating talks, there will also be events that allow you to see inside some of the town’s hidden Georgian treasures, including the interior of Culloden

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

Location: Various venues in and around Ripon, Richmond , Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4RF

The Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

With support from Tanx + Brent & The Brads + Logoz

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

The Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Featuring: Chris James & Martin Fletcher + Toots & Littlefield

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 16:00-20:00

Location: The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Village Hall , Stainton

Various stalls. Tables in the village hall are available to hire.

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

Location: Village Hall , Stainton, Stainton, DL12 8RB

Richmonshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

11 miles through Thorodale, Stoney Gill Hole, Steeple Cross and Pen Hill

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Helmsley under siege

Helmsley Castle, Helmsley

It's 1644 and Helmsley Castle is under siege! Experience all the action from Helmsley Castle's first and last military engagement. Watch the drama unfold as Sir Thomas Fairfax and the forces of Parliament attempt to wrest control of Helmsley Castle from the determined Royalist Garrison. Visit the encampments on both sides to find out what

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

Location: Helmsley Castle, Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB

Mr Yorke's Walled Garden, Richmond in North Yorks

Charming C18 walled garden, redesigned with herbaceous border, ponds, mature trees, standard and climbing roses, vegetable garden, fruit trees, lawns and grassy paths. This is a garden in change, as the owners continue clearing it of rampant brambles, self-sets and weeds and designing and planting this one acre pleasant, tranquil town garden.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:30

Location: Mr Yorke's Walled Garden, Cravengate, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4RE

45 Blackwell, Darlington

No. 45 Blackwell rises from the R Tees up to a garden with many mature trees, wildlife meadow, pond with waterfall. Herb and Mediterranean garden, shady borders, lawns and colourful herbaceous borders. The Tees can be viewed from a rustic hut set in woodland high above the river. (Some neighbouring gardens may also open on the day). Refreshments

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

Location: 45 Blackwell, Blackwell, Darlington, DL3 8QT

High Force car park next to hotel, Barnard Castle

Four miles around Juniper Woodland with botanist Ian Findlay

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: High Force car park next to hotel, nr Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, DL12 0XH

Hutton le Hole car park, Hutton-le-Hole

Six to eight miles

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Hutton le Hole car park, Hutton-le-Hole, Hutton-le-Hole, TS17 0BY

Village Hall, Hutton Magna

the theme this year is a character from a children's book. Afternoon tea, plants, crafts, book stalls and raffle

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: Village Hall, Hutton Magna, Hutton Magna, DL11 1NF

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

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Nine easy miles, field paths to the north and east over farmland and through plantations in an area rarely walked, nestled between often walked. Dogs allowed. Meet in the car park to the rear of Morrisons, North Road

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

Market Cross, Northallerton

Five miles around Lake Gormire and Thirlby Bank

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:45

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Market Cross, Northallerton

13 hard miles around Pennine Way to Tan Hill and Punchard Gill

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:00

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Free summertime fun at intu Eldon Square!

intu Eldon Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This summer intu Eldon Square has a host of free children's activities guaranteed to keep little ones entertained throughout the school holidays. Every Monday and Tuesday from 7 - 29 August intu Eldon Square's smallest visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of free summer-themed arts and crafts including the chance to decorate ice cream fridge

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: intu Eldon Square, Northumberland Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7JB

Free swashbuckling fun at intu Metrocentre this summer!

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

Ahoy me hearties! Get ready to set sail on an exciting pirate adventure as intu Metrocentre has a summer of fun, free children's activities planned for the school holidays. Every day from Monday 31 July until Monday 28 August the Metrognome free summer shows will be taking place in Exhibition Square, outside of Primark. Herbert, Sherbet,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Metrocentre, intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Hole of Horcum, Sleights

A choice of two circular walks of approximately 6 & 9 miles at Hole of Horcum. Call 01642 764961 for details.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Hole of Horcum, National Park Car Park, Sleights, YO18 7NR

Basil the Great Mouse Detective

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

Saltholme continues to be inspired by the movies and some thing is not quite right! Join Basil as he attempts to solve the Saltholme mysteries out on the reserve and discover 'whodunit'? Stop by the classroom and create your own detective kit to aid in your investigation. Don't forget to investigate what lies beneath the surface of our ponds,

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

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

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Grand Opera House, York

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr direct from a smash-hit West End season. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Nick Ross Orchestra present Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of ‘Moonlight Serenade’…and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless. There are those who watch and listen who tap a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Stories & Sword School

Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley

The monk in residence will share stories from life at the Abbey and encourage young visitors to test their skills in Sword School. Monk's Life A tale of living at the Abbey from the perspective of the monk, including work, prayer, food, and Cistercian sign language. Lasts approximately 20 minutes. Sword School In this variation on our

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

Location: Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Picasso: ceramic from Attenborough Collection

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

River Commentary

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(3 hour trip) Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board the ferry and listen to a fascinating live commentary by our popular guide John Grundy. The ferry will sail to the mouth of the river and then on to Newcastle and back again where you’ll see many historic monuments along the way, and you get to sail under the iconic Millennium Bridge! A fun

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: South Shields ferry landing, Ferry Street, South Shields, NE33 1JR

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

over 200 short film made by young artist filmmakers in one exhibition. These award-winning short film capture and reflect on today's world.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

Treasures of the North-Durham photographic society exhibtion

Durham Cathedral, Durham

In celebration of the Treasures of St Cuthbert being rehoused in their permanent home in the monastic Great Kitchen within Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s world-class exhibition experience, Durham Photographic Society is showcasing places and people in the north.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The College Green A family fun weekend celebrating the launch of the Treasures of St Cuthbert exhibition, on permanent display in Open Treasure from Saturday 29 July. Meet the Anglo-Saxon traders, raiders and craft speople as they take up temporary residence within the Cathedral grounds and let your senses delight in the sights, sounds and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30-16:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

Heroes Villains and Mortals Outdoor Performances

Live Theatre Garden, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Heroes, Villains and Mortals is a complete takeover of Live Theatre spaces by young people for a three day festival with an exciting mix of imaginative theatre, stand-up comedy, play readings and outdoor performances. The talented team of young performers and writers drawn from Live's Youth Theatre will creatively respond to the theme of Heroes,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Live Theatre Garden, Broad Chare, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13DQ

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove

new work reflecting unique responses to dark matter research and the broader issues it touches upon at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, near Boulby Underground Laboratory on the North East Coast.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, TS134AP

Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton

Northdale are hosting Summer Holiday activities, running daily from 24th July to 1st September from 10am to 4pm. This includes a summer trail, craft activities, play area and our new sand pit. Why not come along and enjoy our sea side themed activities.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

Market

The Power House, Middleton St. George

Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00

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

Tocketts watermill

Tockett Watermill, Guisborough

Tocketts watermill will be open each Sunday afternoon from 2.00 - 4.00pm with machinery running and guides on hand. A fascinating place with the 18ft diameter waterwheel powering various machines throughout the mill via a train of large cast iron gears. Very child orientated with suitable models and active participation.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tockett Watermill, SKELTON ROAD (A173), Guisborough, TS14 6QA

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

Famous Five

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

75 years later, they’re some of the most cherished stories of all time. Gobbledigook Theatre, from the fields and forests of North Yorkshire, have brought the stories to life with this beautiful theatrical adventure. Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy, bring a picnic with lashings of ginger beer for the some of the most memorable

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

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

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

Calligraphy, Candles and Civil War crafts

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

Looking for something to do this Summer holiday? Why not pick up a craft kit from the Museum to try out crafts from the 17th century and discover the story of Knaresborough Castle during the English Civil War.

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

Location: Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS

Family Seaside Promenade

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Starfish, rock pools, donkeys and deckchairs... Whatever the weather, pop into the Pump Room and join us for some jolly seaside holiday arts and crafts. All activities are self-led and included with your museums admission charges so will be available throughout the week.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG12RY

The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Robin Hood: The Arrow Of Destiny

York Theatre Royal, York

Times are hard for the poor people of Nottingham, which means things have never been better for the wicked Sheriff and his tax collectors. But, never fear, everything’s bound to turn out fine as soon as Robin Hood comes to the rescue. Except what happens when he doesn’t? Has Robin got lost in Sherwood Forest or are there darker forces

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

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

Tyneside Cinema's Northern Stars Documentary Academy

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Feed

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Feed is a group show a group show of artists whose natural curiosity about the world has led them to become engaged in lively technologies like bio hacking, permaculture and agriculture. The basic theme that brings all the work and artists in this show together is ‘Food’.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

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

Beyond Boundaries: Manchester Academy of Fine Art

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

An exhibition of works by a number of elected Members of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts ‘Beyond Boundaries’ is a wonderfully mixed exhibition of recent work which showcases a wide variety of art including sculpture, painting and printmaking. This exhibition provides a splendid opportunity for the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts to introduce

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

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

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

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

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

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

Dippy GIANT Craft & Gift Fair

Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby

A fantastic event in the Northern Lights Suite of the Whitby Pavilion. The fair is open from 9.30 til 4.30 each day with around 50 assorted stalls selling gifts and hand crafted items. Free entry for visitors and onsite cafe. Dont miss this fabulous 2 day event.

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

Location: Whitby Pavilion Complex, West Cliff, Whitby, YO213EN

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

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

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

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



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