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Hexham Abbey Roman Day

Hexham Abbey, Hexham

Part of Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition, we celebrate Flavinus, Hexham’s famous Roman Cavalryman, whose 8ft tall, 2000 year old tombstone stands proudly at the foot of the Night ...

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. ...

'Soul Street' - Live Music on the Shields Ferry

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(classic soul, rock, pop, funk) Featuring some great soul sounds, Land of 1000 Dances,Soulman, Midnight Hour and a mix of other classics from the 60s to the present day ...

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 ...

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Crown Street Library, Darlington

a new exhibition celebrating the architecture of Darlington Hippodrome. The exhibition explores the architecture of the Hippodrome, its external and internal features, its succession of managers and directors and the impact they – and their times – had upon the building. You will also be able to take a sneak peek at behind the scenes images of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of musical genres, and they faithfully recreate the music and intensity of a Pink Floyd concert

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:30

Location: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of musical genres, and they faithfully recreate the music and intensity of a Pink Floyd concert

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:30

Location: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

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

The Buck Inn, Northallerton

Five miles. Meet at The Buck Inn, Northallerton, at 9:55am, to catch the 73 bus to Ainderby Steeple. Or meet at Ainderby Steeple Equestrian Centre, at 10:15am. 01609-766829.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:55

Location: The Buck Inn, 238 High Street, Northallerton, DL78LU

Community Football Centre, Stanley

With the very best in local rock, plus a licensed bar, food and market stalls and free children’s activities and inflatables, the festival back for its second year promises to provide something for everyone. The main stage sees live music from: Lana and the Drivers, Whipfist, Heist 2-11, The Distorted, Counterfeit Youth, You Fooled Me and

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 13:00-21:00

Location: Community Football Centre, Tyne Road, Stanley, DH9 6PZ

Village Hall, Romaldkirk

With games, sports, tombola, white elephant, Punch & Judy, live music from the Middleton Silver Band and much more. A fun afternoon out. Plus fancy dress competition, meet for judging outside the Village Hall, 1:00pm.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00

Location: Village Hall, Village Green, Romaldkirk, DL12 9ED

Whitby, Whitby

a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment, including market and craft fair, classic car rally, 4k Fun Run and much more. Plus the prize presentation and spectacular firework display. From Friday, August 18 (until August 21)

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

Location: Whitby, Whitby, Whitby, YO21 3YN

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

With Penny Hunt. Drypoint etching and monotype. Advance booking essential.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

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

The Cholmeley Hall, Brandsby

Plus special guests. Bar & BBQ available from 7pm. Music from 7.30pm. £15 adult / £5 (under 14s) / £35 Family 2+2, + 1 free drink/person.

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

Location: The Cholmeley Hall, Brandsby, Brandsby, YO61 4RB

Castle Howard, York

Set on the sweeping North Lawn, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family. The evocative sound of the last remaining Spitfire with its original wartime service engine will open Castle Howard’s Proms 2017 in patriotic style. Confirmed guests include Brit Award winners Blake and rising classical star

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Castle Howard, York, York, YO60 7DA

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Nine moderate miles, Surrender Bridge, Old Fan Beck and Flinture Gill. Meet ED Walker Homes, 9:45am. 07929-285994.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

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

Low Etherley Hillside Cottages, Bishop Auckland

Two gardens in Low Etherley, Hillside Cottages, will be open in support of the Bishop Auckland Fundraising Group for Marie Curie, on Saturday, August 19, 1:00pm-5:00pm The gardens of two 19th century cottages offer contrasting styles. At Number 1, grass paths lead through a layout of trees and shrubs including many interesting specimens.

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

Location: Low Etherley Hillside Cottages, Low Etherley, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0EZ

Disney On Ice weekend at Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium, North Shields

Disney On Ice Weekend at Blue Reef Aquarium 19/20 August 2017 10am - 6pm Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure is coming to the Metro Radio Arena in October, and Blue Reef Aquarium has joined forces with Disney On Ice to celebrate in style! For one weekend only, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August, 2017, we’re inviting our younger

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

Location: Blue Reef Aquarium, Grand Parade, North Shields, NE30 4JF

Pickering Model Railway Show

Pickering Memorial Hall, Pickering

A family friendly show (kids go free), with 11 layouts, five demonstrations, plus trade support and refreshments. Why not make a day of it? Come and see our exhibition and take a trip through the spectacular scenery, on the North Yorkshire Moors world famous heritage railway. Their station is just around the corner from our venue. On Saturday,

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

Location: Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA

Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) DJ Set

Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees

Ku Promotions Presents: Steve Cradock Official(The Steve Cradock Band/Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller/The Specials) coming post Hardwick live set headline to smash the decks at Ku! ____________________________ ♪ ♪ ♪ S T E V E⠀C R A D O C K ♪ ♪ ♪ Cradock formed Ocean Colour Scene with fellow band members Simon Fowler, and Oscar

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 23:00

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181DB

Frog and Ferret, Spennymoor

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Frog and Ferret, Coulson Street, Spennymoor, DL167RS

St Cuthburt's Chapel (Ushaw College), Durham

The organ recital series promotes an eclectic range of music from the classical organ repertoire; from renaissance to baroque and romantic to twentieth century. The programme will include music by Bach, Mozart and Widor. Matthew Atherton studied organ with Ian Little, James Lancelot and Keith Wright. He holds an M.A. in Musicology from Durham

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: St Cuthburt's Chapel (Ushaw College), Durham, Durham, DH7 9RH

Colliery Club, Easington

Live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Tow Law Community Centre, Tow Law

Family Ceilidh with the Joint Stock Ceilidh Band. Bring your own food and drink. Tickets available form the Community Centre or Cathy's Shop on Tow Law High Street.

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

Location: Tow Law Community Centre, Ironworks Road, Tow Law, Dl13 4AW

The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty

The Sands, Durham

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at The Sands, Durham from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August in its fully heated big top venue. Breathtaking in its simplicity,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:00

Location: The Sands, The Sands, Durham, DH1 1SF

Sunny Sundial

Palace Green Library, Durham

Have you seen our sundial in the gallery? Make your own sundial to tell the time in a new way. All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Fatal Attraction

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Great Live entertainment every Saturday night

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:30-23:00

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

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

Harrowgate Club Presents: Cool As Vegas

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

COOL AS VEGAS Excellent live band performing dynamic versions of songs by: Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, Rolling Stones,Rod Stewart, Lemonheads, Sam Cooke, U2, Killers, Bruno Mars, Police, Stereophonics, INXS, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, AHA, Darkness, Guns n Roses, Bon Jovi, Oasis... £4 Per Person

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:30-23:30

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Friends of Durham Cathedral are presenting “All That Jazz”, an evening of Good Time Music with one of the North East's leading traditional jazz bands, Maureen Hall's Rendezvous Jazz. They will play a medley of traditional, spiritual and gospel music, with Maureen’s vocal style inspired by the likes of Billie Holliday, Bessie Smith,

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Meet and Greet with Sonic the Hedghog

Lightwater Valley.co.uk, Ripon

We have a very special guest visiting the Park on Saturday, August 19, to help us officially launch our new Sega arcade. Sonic the Hedgehog himself will be here, meeting and greeting visitors as well as hosting a fab competition. Instead of collecting gold rings Sonic will be running a basketball competition with everyone being in with a chance to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Lightwater Valley.co.uk, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

The Poachers Cottage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Poachers Cottage, Armstrong Street , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE5 1NQ

The Village Hotel (Victory Pub) Silverlink, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Village Hotel (Victory Pub) Silverlink, Silverlink North, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE27 0BY

The White Swan, Morpeth

Live Music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The White Swan, Newgate Street, Morpeth, NE61 1BA

The Rising Sun, Ryton

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Rising Sun, Bank Top, Ryton, NE40 4EE

Crook Hotel, Crook

Live Music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

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

The Bridge Inn, Cramlington

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Bridge Inn, Front Street, Cramlington, NE23 7QS

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

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

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

The White Horse Inn, South Shields

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The White Horse Inn, Quarry Lane, South Shields, NE34 7QZ

The Vulcan, Blaydon

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Vulcan, Front Street, Blaydon, NE21 6AE

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

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. Presented by special

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

Location: Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR67NH

The CastleGate, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Gin-lovers can raise a toast to their favourite tipple, when a special festival makes its Newcastle debut this summer. On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August, The Gin Society will be showcasing some of the world’s finest gins, at The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle. And along with the chance to buy more than 95 gins – including

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

Location: The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2JQ

Barbican, York

200 of the region's best craft ales will be available along with local craft cider and "street food". Plus live performances from some of the bets local folk and blues bands, including The Blackjacks + Mullholland. On Friday/Saturday. For more details visit www.yorkbarbican.co.uk

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

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

This event is the sophisticated alternative to the North East clubbing scene, and a must for funk and soul enthusiasts.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181AT

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

Fibbers, York

Exclusive Reading/Leeds warm up show

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

Location: Fibbers, The Stonebow, York, YO17NP

The Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

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

The Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: The Cluny 2, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Live music

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

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Medieval Mayhem

Richmond Castle, Richmond in North Yorks

Cheer on performers Dressed to Kill Knights, fighting knights and duelling warriors, as they perform in a combat display. Join us for medieval mayhem, experience living history, duelling displays, test your skills at have-a-go-archery and get involved in interactive plays.

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

Location: Richmond Castle, Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104AR

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

Shakespeare's comedy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Waskerley Station picnic area, Stanhope

11 miles to Edmundbyers with Dianne Hannaby

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Waskerley Station picnic area, Stanhope to Castleside Road, Stanhope, DH8 9DZ

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

MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB., Middleton-in-Teesdale

COUNTRY AND WESTERN. 60s & 70sa

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

Location: MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB., ROSE TERRACE, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL120QL

Roll Up, Roll Up with Castlegate Shopping Centre!

Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

ROLL UP, ROLL UP with Castlegate and join the circus this Summer as the shopping centre brings the Big Top to Stockton every Saturday throughout August. From slapstick shows to circus skills workshops and plenty of crafts in between, shoppers can expect lots of juggling, plate-spinning and clowning around on Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Castlegate Shopping Centre, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1BG

Rovers Rugby Club, Hartlepool

including Green Days, UB40 Experience, Reet Hot Chilli Peppers, the Finetimes and so many more

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

Location: Rovers Rugby Club, West View Road, Hartlepool, TS24 0BP

Family Quest: Let the Beat go on!

Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

An evil force, aka The Silencer, has Sage Gateshead in its sights. This mysterious entity has turned down the volume, shut up the singing and unplugged the band. Music has left the building…We need your help to beat The Silencer! Grab a map, solve mysteries and release sounds trapped around Sage Gateshead on a mission that leads to an

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00, 11:30-13:00, 14:30-16:00, 15:30-17:00

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

Amazing Art

Oriental Museum, Durham

Make your own personal calligraphy portrait and see yourself as never before. 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

Crook Hotel, Crook

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Crook Hotel, Hope street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Burning Rock Festival with Lana and the Drivers

Community Football Centre, Stanley

The popular festival that returns for its second year takes place on Saturday 19th August 2017 and includes live music from Lana & the Drivers, Whipfist, The Distorted, Counterfeit Youth and a whole host of the best local talent! Lana from Lana & the Drivers who headline the event said: “"We loved Burning Rock last year. The Stanley Events

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 13:00-21:00

Location: Community Football Centre, Tyne Road, Stanley, DH9 6PZ

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

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: 09:00-12:00

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

How to Train you Dragonfly

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

Join us on a hunt for dragonflies in the wilds of RSPB Saltholme, and discover the secrets to stalking and finding these elusive creatures on a Discovery Zone trail. Create your own Dragonfly in the classroom to take home and display, to tell others about your brave quest.

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

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

B-Fest

Barbican, York

York Barbican is teaming up with SIBA – the Society of Independent Brewers - to create a brand new event, ‘B-Fest’ - in the heart of York this August, and we're offering you the chance to win FREE BEER at the festival. Sounds good, right? To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is buy your tickets in advance by clicking the link

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

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Sir Ken Dodd's Happiness Show

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Ken Dodd's incredible and hugely successful career as a professional entertainer spans over 60 fun-filled years. He is a comedian of unrivalled legendary status; an icon and national treasure who has been entertaining audiences for a lifetime of happiness and laughter. Come and enjoy his famous ‘Happiness Show’ and you’ll be absolutely

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Bad Girls & Bonets - The History Wardrobe

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

A bold, brash and beautiful celebration of Jane Austen’s wicked women, and a truly revelatory look at clothes and crime in the 18th century, an era when stocking theft or silk smuggling carried serious penalties!

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Magical Travelling Circus

Whitby Abbey, Whitby

Roll up! Roll up! Fairytale acrobatic theatre company Nicole & Martin are in town. They travel the world in wooden wagons, pitching their magical tent on village greens and theatre lawns, and captivating audiences of all ages with their theatrical tales. We are thrilled to welcome them to Whitby Abbey this summer. Inside the glowing tent,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 18:00

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

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

Rendezvous Jazz

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Join the Friends of Durham Cathedral for an evening of music with Rendezvous Jazz, a local group who play Gospel and Spiritual music as well as jazz. Tickets: £10 for Friends of Durham Cathedral (£12 non-members) available from the Friends’ Office 0191 384 5266 friends@durhamcathedral.co.uk, the Gala Theatre Box Office 03000 266600 or on

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
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

Just Desserts

Blackfriars Cookery School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bored with making the same dessert every time your mates come round and in need of home sweet inspiration? Come and enjoy a day of cooking a variety of stunning fruit, chocolate and dairy-based desserts to impress your friends and family. £99.00pp including refreshments, communal lunch, wine and coffee as well as your apron and recipe pack to

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

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

Family Quest: Let the Beat go on!

Sage, Gateshead

An evil force, aka The Silencer, has Sage Gateshead in its sights. This mysterious entity has turned down the volume, shut up the singing and unplugged the band. Music has left the building…We need your help to beat The Silencer! Grab a map, solve mysteries and release sounds trapped around Sage Gateshead on a mission that leads to an

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Cricket & SC, Middleton St. George

COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC WITH LINE DANCING

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Cricket & SC, WATER VIEW,, Middleton St. George, DL2 1JQ

Coquetfest

Druridge Bay County Park, Morpeth

This festivals runs from Thursday night when Craig Charles will be performing a live set, Coquetfest is a 4 day festival of music, beer, beach and food with attractions for the whole family. This is a unique place to camp as you have hundreds of acres of park to explore as well as 7 miles of beautiful sandy beach. So far we have 3 stages,

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 18:00-23:00

Location: Druridge Bay County Park, Red Row, Morpeth, NE61 5BX

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

Hartlepool Horticultural Show 2017

Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

Sat - 12:30pm - 5pm Sun -11am - 4pm Hartlepool's long-running horticultural show returns to Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre. With over 100 categories ranging from chrysanthemums and roses to leeks and carrots, be prepared to see fantastic displays of flowers and vegetables at one of the North East’s favourite horticultural shows. The National

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AH

The Creative Sketchbook

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle

This one day workshop will show you how to create interesting textures and backgrounds for your SB pages. Using Visual Language techniques you will create imagery using various techniques before investigating page layout and colour study. To book email info@catherinehowarddesigns.com or visit my FB page at Catherine Howard Designs

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN

Draw Print Stitch Workshop

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle

One day workshop creating a piece of art based on the theme 'Coastal Reflections'. Using collage, mixed media and mark making you will create your art piece, this will then be printed onto fabric to be embellished with stitch.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN

Wildlife Watch at Rainton Meadows

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

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

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

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

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old photographs

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

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

In Bloom

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Charlotte Powell: The Lore of Curious Things

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kynren

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Over 100,000 visitors came to see Kynren last year. This year, the show will be even Bigger, Better and Brighter with the addition of completely new scenes, new characters, extra layers of detail, more special effects and a much larger cast. Whether you are a returning visitor or experiencing Kynren for the first time, join us on a whistle stop

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

spennymoor indoor bowls club, Spennymoor

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

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

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

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

AJ Productions present a tale as old as time; the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast. A family pantomime packed with slapstick comedy, audience interaction and lavish set and costumes. The story takes you on a journey through a small French village where lives the beautiful and intelligent Belle along with her eccentric housemate Dame

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30, 18:30

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

Hand Crafted Boutique

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Festival of Illustration

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Hartlepool will once again become the home of world-renowned illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists for a celebration of all things creative. With a comprehensive programme of events including talks, exhibitions and workshops, the festival features the works of the leading artists in the industry, including director Sir Ridley Scott,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:45-17:00

Location: Hartlepool Art Gallery, Church Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition celebrates the Wedgwoodn’t Vases by the contemporary artist Michael Eden. His designs are loosely based on early Wedgwood Vases, chosen because Josiah Wedgwood was at the forefront of the first Industrial Revolution. In order to create his fashionable and desirable pottery, Wedgwood transformed both the ways that ceramics were

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of musical genres, and they faithfully recreate the music and intensity of a Pink Floyd concert

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:30

Location: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

After Midnight at Chester le Street Golf Club

Chester le Street Golf Club, Chester-le-Street

After Midnight will perform at Chester le Street Golf Club on Saturday 19 August. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.00pm. Tickets are £10, available in advance from The Golf Club - Tel: 0191 388 3218 ext 1. Visit the venue’s website:- www.clsgolfclub.co.uk NB: This will NOT be an Eric Clapton tribute gig although one or two

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Chester le Street Golf Club, Lumley Park House, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NS

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

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

Introducing 'PAST AND FUTURE TOURS' at Auckland Castle! Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and an insight into how many are now being transformed as

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: No.42 , 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

Nature Abstracted

The Witham , Barnard Castle

Presenting bright and beautiful representations of flora and fauna, Nature Abstracted is a thrilling exhibition of large-scale abstract painting by local artist Anne Mason displayed in the Dispensary Gallery. Representations of emotions, social encounters and memories, this exciting body of work presented in Nature Abstracted is in stark contrast

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

Location: The Witham , 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LY

Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Myths, Legends and Fairytales is visual feast of an interactive exhibition designed to inspire the imaginations of visitors young and old alike. Timed to coincide with school summer holidays, Myths, Legends and Fairytales is an exhibition that aims to inspire the imaginations of visitors young and old alike. This exhibition presents a fascinating

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

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

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Cross Butts Farm, Whitby

Following the enormous success of last years festival, COASTLINE returns and this year we are going to be having a disco.... by the sea....in a massive marquee! This years festival will be celebrating the best of disco, funk and soul. Like last year throughout the day there will be a load of great bands & djs celebrating this fantastic genre

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:30-23:00

Location: Cross Butts Farm, Guisbrough Road, Whitby, YO21 1TL

Gravity Force Sunderland, Sunderland

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

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

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

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

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

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

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

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

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

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

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

Cross Butts Farm, Whitby

Headliner: Heatwave Following the enormous success of last years festival, COASTLINE returns and this year we are going to be having a disco.... by the sea....in a massive marquee! This years festival will be celebrating the best of disco, funk and soul. Like last year throughout the day there will be a load of great bands & djs

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:30-23:00

Location: Cross Butts Farm, Guisbrough Road, Whitby, YO21 1TL

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

Hardwick Live festival: Line-up includes Pete Doherty, Buzzcocks, Soul II Soul, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Gabrielle, Brand New Heavies, Ocean Colour Sce

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

THE full line-up has been announced for one of the North-East’s biggest live music events set to return this summer. Organisers of Hardwick Live, held at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham, have revealed 90s band Ocean Colour Scene will top the bill on Saturday, August 19. The stage will also welcome special guest Pete Doherty and big

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

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

Tribfest Music Festival

Sledmere House, Yorkshire Dales

Tribfest is the summer’s biggest tribute band music festival in the world! Now in its 11th year! Launched in 2007, Tribfest aims to give families an affordable, fantastic, fun weekend away. Held in the beautiful surroundings of Sledmere House it’s a great time to relax with fellow festival friends, old and new, whilst listening to great

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

Location: Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire Dales, YO25 3XG

Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), Spennymoor

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

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

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

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Open Day at Darlington Locomotive Works

Darlington Locomotive Works, Darlington

Visit Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW) to see the progress being made on No.2007 Prince of Wales. The Gresley class P2 is being constructed here in Darlington and progress on this £5m project is quickly moving forward! Open days are the third Saturday of every month, opening times are 11:00hrs - 15:30hrs October - 10:00hrs - 16:00hrs. For more

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Darlington Locomotive Works, Hopetown Lane, Darlington, DL3 6RQ

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

Summer Foraging Course

The Fountaine Inn, Yorkshire Dales

This course is a simple foraging walk where we expect to be able to identify a selection of edible wild plants, mushrooms flowers and fruits. We’ll also be providing a wild food based meal at the end, depending on what we find. The course starts with a 20 minute introduction then we will set off for a slow walk around the area taking in some

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:30

Location: The Fountaine Inn, Linton in Craven, Yorkshire Dales, BD23 5HJ

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

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

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



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