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Suitcase Studio : Supersize Structures

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Calling engineers and architects! Could you construct a Castle fit for a King, with dragon proof defenses? Are you able to create a maze to capture a Minotaur? Or perhaps you could ...

Summer Dance Exercise Classes

St Thomas' Church Hall, Darlington

The Keep Fit Association welcomes you to another Summer of fitness. Please come and join us with a variety of choreography taught by teachers from all across the North East. ...

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 ...

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Karen Bayley, host Lee Kyle & support

The Ship Inn, Guisborough

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Ship Inn in Guisborough on September 12th 2017: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Karen Bayley, host Lee Kyle & support ...

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

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

Library, Great Ayton

Meet at the Library, Great Ayton, 10:15am, for a walk lasting 30-60 minutes. 01609-771624.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:15

Location: Library, High Street, Great Ayton, TS9 6NB

Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk

There will be animals to meet, ponies to ride and more. First race 2:15pm.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:30

Location: Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL

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

Kielder Castle Forest Park, Kielder

Discover the secret life of the forest - join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson and uncover the tracks, trails and signs left behind by its secret inhabitants, from red squirrels and deer to its bird and insect life. Booking essential.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:30-16:30

Location: Kielder Castle Forest Park, Kielder, Kielder, NE48 1ER

Wheatsheaf Pub, Hutton Rudby

A guided walk around Hutton Rudby, led by Margaret Brabin, a member of the Historical Society. She will tell us about its interesting buildings and their significance in the village's past and describe how it has been affected by the local development of the flax industry. The tour will last about an hour and we will return to the pub, where

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Wheatsheaf Pub, East Side, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0DB

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

Little Bookworms

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers includes fun crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:30

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

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

Peterlee Leisure Centre, Peterlee

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

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

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

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

Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex, Bishop Auckland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre , Newton Aycliffe

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

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

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

Esh Winning Methodist Church, Esh Winning

Games, singing, quizzes and Bible stories. On Monday to Friday. From August 14 (until August 25)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

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

Red Lion, Whitley Bay

Open Mic Night

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

Location: Red Lion, Front Street, Whitley Bay, NE25 9JU

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

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

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: 09:00-17:00

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

Free exercise classes for children

Xercise4Less Tesco Extra, Stockton-on-Tees

The concept aims to encourage physical activity amongst children and their parents to help tackle the childhood inactivity. The exercise model was developed by Xercise4Kids Co-coordinator, Sarah Philp, who was keen to provide parents and children with the opportunity to enjoy exercise together and learn new and exciting ways of being physically

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-16:45

Location: Xercise4Less Tesco Extra, Durham Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3LU

The Sun Inn, Stockton-on-Tees

An informal, friendly night of shared songs and music when all are welcome to get up and sing, play, tell a story, say, or just listen and join in the choruses. Visitors especially welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Herriot 'All Creatures Great & Small' Family Day

Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk

Celebrating the life of the writer and vet James Herriot (James Wright). We will be having animals for your children to meet and lots of other fun and family entertainment happening, including a petting area, pony rides and bouncy castles along side the afternoons racing action.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:30-17:15

Location: Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road , Thirsk, YO7 1QL

James Herriot 'All Creatures Great & Small' Family Day

Thirsk Racecourse , Thirsk

A fabulous family day out with plenty of activities and animals to see. Why not visit the petting farm or book yourself in for a free pony ride on one of clip clop's fabulous ponies. With all these amazing activities, James Herriot Family Day is simply one not to be missed. For further details and pre-booking discounts visit

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:30-17:15

Location: Thirsk Racecourse , Station Road , Thirsk, YO7 1QL

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

Darlington Library, Darlington

a display of old photographs

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

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

In Bloom

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Charlotte Powell: The Lore of Curious Things

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

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

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

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

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

Fast Track Working with Children and Young People

Coleridge Centre , Darlington

This course is ideal for those who have an interest in working with and a passion for making a difference in the lives of children, young people and families. You must be keen, motivated and enthusiastic. This course will challenge and push you to examine your values and beliefs, but ultimately it will give you the next step on the ladder towards

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

Location: Coleridge Centre , Coleridge Gardens , Darlington, DL3 6AJ

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

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

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

Location: Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT

Castle Museum, York

A series of new displays transforms York Castle Museum’s 1960’s pub into an LGBT bar brimming with tales of love, struggle and pride in a new exhibition, York Out of the Closet: 50 Years of LGBT History. Visitors can discover the stories of York’s first ever lesbian and gay protest march, the festival that brought two thousand lesbians to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Northern Ink - An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A selling exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Bang, Crackle, Pop

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why does a whip crack? How does lightning make a noise? What makes a cannon go boom? Explore how sounds are made in this noisy Science Theatre show. Warning: this show includes noisy sounds such as loud bangs which can be heard outside the theatre.

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

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

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

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

See ten familiar South Shields landmarks, from the old to the very new, rebuilt in miniature with LEGO®. Also, see if you can spot local characters among the LEGO® Minifigures.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

Susan Aldworth: The Dark Self

St Mary's, York

Susan Aldworth’s new exhibition The Dark Self was inspired by her research into sleep during her three year residency at the University of York working with neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White. Aldworth has long been fascinated by the relationship of the brain to our sense of self as witnessed

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Mary's, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7DR

Affecting Moments

Shandy Hall, Coxwold

The exhibition shows some of the prints of English literature engraved in the last quarter of the eighteenth century which were singly issued rather than being in books. Most of these are in the technique of stipple, which suddenly became popular with the increased demand for decorative prints in the 1770s. With the publication of 'A Sentimental

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

Location: Shandy Hall, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Festival of Illustration

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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

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

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

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects. How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day? The key is TIME. Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017

Art Gallery, York

For a fifth year, the Aesthetica Art Prize presents an exhibition of innovative works from today’s leading artists both established and emerging

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

A major new partnership exhibition with the British Museum Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be brought together for the first time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Made in York

Fairfax House, York

Pioneering ideas, great inventions, ground-breaking discoveries, objects of beauty, innovation, artistry and craftsmanship and the people behind their creation…. These products of York’s age of Enlightenment are as rich as their impact is far-reaching. Made in York celebrates the wealth of this Georgian city’s inventive and enlightened

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

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

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

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

The 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

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

Family Ballet Classes

Pilates and Beyond, Darlington

Learn Ballet with your children/grandchildren ! Tone, sculpt and stretch whilst learning ballet. A class for you and yours to enjoy together !

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

Location: Pilates and Beyond, Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NN

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Play Sessions

Willows Community Centre , Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Portrack Community Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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



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