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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Tom Houghton, host Pete Otway & support

The Pot House, Hartlepool

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pot House in Hartlepool on September 21st 2017: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Tom Houghton, host Pete Otway & support ...

Weardale Agricultural Society’s 148th Chapel Show Sat August 26th

Show field, St. John's Chapel

A packed programme, many entertainments free, starting at 9am, gates close 5pm Cattle and Sheep Horse and Pony Dogs and Children’s Pets Produce and Handicrafts Horticulture ...

Swing Manouche

Claypath Delicatessen, Durham

Taking their name from the French for gypsy swing, Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit. This is a must not only for gypsy jazz enthusiasts but for those keen to ...

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

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on September 2nd 2017: Gavin Webster, Phil Pagett, and host Rob Mulholland Show details: Gavin Webster - 2014 ...

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Have you ever had a favourite celebrity, but realise there was something a bit off about them? Ever have a crush on a pop culture superstar, but something they did or said makes you think twice about admitting it? Problematic Faves is an exhibition about this phenomenon. Because these days, with internet news, Wikipedia and social media

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Win a skating workshop with the stars of Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Disney On Ice is offering keen young skaters the chance to enjoy a skating workshop with the stars of the show when Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure comes to the Metro Radio Arena this October. The Disney On Ice team would love to hear from budding young skaters from age 5 upwards, who could win the chance to spend an hour in

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

Location: Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE4 7NA

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

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

The Word: National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

Children can enter a storybook world of pirates, animals, dinosaurs and sea creatures at a series of state-of-the-art summer storybook sessions. The StoryWorld sessions are part of a full programme of summer holiday activities for all ages at The Word and will take place each day between 10am and 10.40am, 11.15am and 11.55am and 2pm and 2.40pm.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Word: National Centre for the Written Word, Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF

The Station (Killingworth), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:30

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

St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield

Up to six miles. Meet at St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield, 7:00pm. 01642-863538.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS21 3BX

Saltburn Station, Saltburn

Up to five miles. Meet at Saltburn Station, 10:30am. 01642-597397.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Saltburn Station, Saltburn , Saltburn, TS12 1AQ

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

Danby, Danby

The 157th Danby Show. The show takes place half way between the villages of Castleton and Danby in North Yorkshire, near Danby School. Highlights include a performance by the Eskuleles Band. Goathland & Glaisdale Hounds, Stokesley Beagles, Punch and Judy show, Sheep Shearing, Wood Carving, Ferrets, Horses, Horticulture and Handicrafts, Livestock,

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

Location: Danby, Danby, Danby, YO21 2NQ

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

Post office, Barnard Castle

12 miles around South of Barney on Lesser Known Footpaths with Bill Gallon

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Post office, Galgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8BE

The Great Discovery Fair

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Crafts, cakes and bakes, artisan foods and much more at the Great Discovery Fayre, set in our majestic Great Hall. And don't forget to visit the Plaza in front of the museum for food stalls, children's rides and street performers.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

The Forum, Northallerton

Join local musician Alex Cromarty for this fun-filled day of music making.  Alex can teach anyone to drum and will spend the morning teaching rhythms on dustbin drums and other unlikely instruments.  The afternoon session will be a song-writing workshop where budding rock stars get a chance to pen their own masterpiece! Suitable for age 8 and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Family Zumba

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

The summer’s here and the time is right for dancing at Sage Gateshead! Get every member of your family up and moving to the Latin beats of Zumba this summer. Learn some great moves, loosen your hips, have fun and get fit with our experienced Zumba instructor and Early Years practitioner, Klaire. Just wear something comfortable that you’re

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30-14:30

Location: Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Free play for under 5's children with Autism

The Vintage Place - Tot Spot, North Shields

Every Wednesday 10am - 2pm. Free play time for children with autism, siblings and carers. Refreshments available from out tea room.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: The Vintage Place - Tot Spot, 38, Nile Street, North Shields, NE29 0BB

Powerful Pots

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore the Oriental Museum's collection of Chinese ceramics and decorate your own mini vase to take home. 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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

organ recital

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Countryman, Bolam

Four and a half miles, walk through country lanes with a few stiles. Could be muddy

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:40

Location: The Countryman, Dunwell Lane, Bolam, DL2 2UP

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

Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Durham

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle during Wednesdays and Thursday this August and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace. Our knowledgeable guides and volunteers will be around Durham Castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden history of the Castle. Experience history and tales from 1000 years of

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:15-16:15

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

Self-guided visits to Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Durham

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle during Wednesdays and Thursday this August and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace. Our knowledgeable guides and volunteers will be around Durham Castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden history of the Castle. Experience history and tales from 1000 years of

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:15-16:15

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

Community Art Project Exhibition

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

A selection of work from Darlington's Community Art Project will be displayed at Darlington Building Society's main branch on Tubwell Row from Friday July 28th until September 29. Open 9am - 5pm weekdays. 9am - 12 noon Saturdays

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

Location: Darlington Building Society, Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NX

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

Seafarers

Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Hear tales from life at sea, including Whitby’s most famous seafaring captain James Cook. Have a go at sea themed crafts and learn navigational skills to help you get home after a great day at the abbey.

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

Location: Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT

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

Felted Forms

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Work with textile artist Omi Pharncote to create a vessel using sheep’s fleece. Learn the technique of welt felting with colours of your choice. Working with just heat, friction and soapy water, discover the magic process of turning fluffy wool fibres into a strong 3D bowl-like form. Once made, embellish your creation with beads and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Caroline Stanford, Landmark Trust historian and co-author of Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings, will reveal the fascinating story of Richmond’s Culloden Tower in an illustrated talk that features other Landmark properties both in Yorkshire and further afield.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

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

Organ Recital Series

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Francesca Massey, Sub-Organist, Durham Cathedral. Programme to include music by Duruflé, Karg-Elert, Leighton, Eben and Wammes. Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) available from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral between 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday (12.30pm - 4.30pm Sunday) in person or by phone 0191 338 7178. A limited number of tickets will

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

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

Blackfriars Cookery Club

Blackfriars Cookery School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Blackfriars Cookery Club runs every Wednesday evening from 6-9pm and is aimed at all levels. These group sessions allow you to go at your own pace whilst cooking with like-minded individuals in a communal environment and are designed to give you experience, skills and confidence in the kitchen. Every week we'll cook new dishes taking you on a

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

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

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

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting exhibition by members of Interface Arts set amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Craft Hour

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

Our local craft group meets weekly to knit, crochet and natter, crafting wildlife-inspired creations to raise money for Durham Wildlife Trust. All welcome, email mail@durhamwt.co.uk for more information and to join.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:00

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

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old photographs

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

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

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

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

Around the World in 80 Trees

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Join us on one of our regular well-being walks with a chance to take a fascinating look at the different tree specimens planted within the Valley Gardens. The walk will start from the Royal Pump Room Museum and end at the Mercer Art Gallery with a cup of tea. Booking required, £5 per person. 10.30am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday, 2pm-5pm Sundays

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

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

Communication Group Sessions

Future Steps, Darlington

The sessions will cover a variety of areas to help develop: - Conversational skills (i.e. verbal turn-taking, listening skills, awareness of personal space) - Play skills (i.e. engaging play, turn-taking, sharing, compromising) - Understanding of emotions and the need to regulate (i.e. facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, awareness

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Future Steps, Barnes Road, Darlington, DL3 9BL

Interface Arts First ClassExhibition at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting contemporary art exhibition by members of Interface Arts situated amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

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

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

Teddy Bears' Picnic

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Bring along your favourite bear and take part in our teddy bears’ picnic! Children and parents will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum, make a ‘crafty’ creation, and enjoy a play and song time. Booking required on 01833 690606. Suitable for children under 5 who must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

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

Dogs Don't Do Ballet- Open Air Theatre

Middleton Lodge (The Coach House lawn) , Richmond in North Yorks

Based on the bestselling children's book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog. Wednesday, 16 August, gates open at 2.00pm, begins at 3.00pm. £8.50pp for adults and children. £30.00 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Middleton Lodge (The Coach House lawn) , Kneeton Lane , Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 6NJ

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

SwingTrain

The Education Village, Darlington

Using the sounds of charleston, swing, gospel, electro swing and hot jazz come and burn off more than 500 calories in just one hour. These Total Body workouts are for all levels of fitness and Angeline your trainer will give you advice and tips on how to personalise your training session to your fitness neededs. During the hour Angeline will

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

Location: The Education Village, Salters Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

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

Village Hall, Escomb

admission £2, refreshments provided

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Village Hall, Escomb, Escomb, DL14 7ST

'Music & Memories'

St Catherines Community Centre , Crook

We are holding a regular 'Music and Memories' session at St Catherines Community Centre on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3pm. Join us for a variety of activities such as listening to music, sing-a-longs, dancing, craft, quiz’s and trips out. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together with old friends and make new ones. Contact us to register and

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

Location: St Catherines Community Centre , Church Street , Crook, DL15 8NE

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 Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Leyburn

Exhibition and sale of paintings by a group of local artists based in the Quakers Meeting rooms in Darlington

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

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

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

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

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

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

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

explores the age old phenomenon of squaddie humour. We’ll look at the different ways soldiers throughout history have tried to see the funny side – even when their situation could not have been more deadly serious. Entry to ‘Humour from Horror’ is included in your museum admission.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Green Howards Museum, Trinity Church, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

Palace Green Library, Durham

How big is time? And what will the future be like? The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and

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

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

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

Dino Jaws

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Don’t miss Dino Jaws, an amazing exhibition from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads – including the terrifying T. rex! Explore the sometimes gruesome, always fascinating, subject of dinosaurs and their food; from the notorious flesh-eating habits of T. rex to the vegetarian tastes of Iguanodon. In this

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

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

This year’s exhibition traces the links, by blood or marriage, to the owners of houses with family connections to Kiplin Hall: from Ashington Hall to Alton Towers, Belton House to Blickling Hall, and Danby Wiske to Duncombe Park. Houses large and small, in Britain and abroad, feature in this delightful insight into the homes of Kiplin’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Kiplin Hall, nr Scorton, Richmond in North Yorks, DL106AT

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

In Spring 2017, York Art Gallery will present the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893. Featuring more than 20 paintings and watercolours, it will highlight the beautiful and classical women for which the artist is most famous and demonstrate the modernity of Moore’s approach.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live music

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

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE



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