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Crazy camels

Oriental Museum, Durham

Spot the camels on display and create your own colourful camel picture to take home. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are ...

The Hunting of the Snark

Grand Opera House, York

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

Stereophonics

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK arena tour in February 2018 following the release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. ...

KFAMoves Dance Exercise (60+)

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed ...

York Racecourse, York

with over 220 leading booksellers. Antiquarian, fine and rare books, illustrated books and much more. For full details visit www.yorkbookfair.com

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-19:00

Location: York Racecourse, Tadcaster Road , York, YO231EX

Cathedral, Ripon

live music

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG41QS

Autumn Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Featuring fantastic ideas for your garden, stunning plant nursery displays, live expert demonstrations and great shopping, it offers everything you need to plan and perfect your outdoor space. Our famous giant vegetable competition is set to wow visitors as colossal carrots, monster marrows and podgy parsnips weigh in for the battle of the

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

Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate, HG28NZ

Paul Berriff: A Life in Pictures

Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton

Paul is one of Britain’s most accomplished television documentary film makers. A pioneer in his field, Paul has been awarded the OBE and two BAFTAs, along with a host of other top TV awards. His latest being the GTC’s Television Cameraman’s Award for 2017 Starting his career in the early ‘60s as a 16 year old press photographer, Paul

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

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL61NA

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

Live blues music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Many of the works are inspired by maps, paths, and topography, whilst others are inspired by naturally occurring geological formations, and other works are inspired

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Agricultural Show

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

Agricultural Show, recreating a typical country show from the early 1900s. With cavalry displays, strong man demonstrations, birds of prey, Punch and Judy Shows, have a go archery, and a chance to meet the animals around the show, including pit ponies, alpacas, ferrets, horses and guinea pigs. From Thursday, September 14 (until September 17)

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

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

Arts Centre, Helmsley

Award-winning comedian, Tom Taylor, sets out to tour the UK this autumn with the first and second episodes of his critically-acclaimed Charlie Montague Mysteries. These delightful one man plays are packed with nonstop laughs from start to finish and a revolving gallery of high society dames and eccentric waiters – all played by Taylor. Two

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Arts Centre, Meeting House Court, Helmsley, YO625DW

The Teacups

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

This fantastic folk harmony foursome have created a storm across the festival circuit in recent years! Their debut album 'One For The Pot' explores songs from the British Isles and beyond. Their second album 'Of Labour & Love' has original compositions including exotic shanties and traditional songs of love & loss. Tickets £8, email

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:15-22:30

Location: Scarth Hall, Green, Staindrop, DL23LD

101 Years of British Art

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The art produced in Britain over the last century defies easy definition or classification. It spans the portraits of Augustus John and Clare Winsten, who embraced post-impressionism in the 1910s, the neo-romantic landscapes of John Minton and Keith Vaughan, reflecting on the aftermath of the Second World War, and the eye-catching imagery of

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

Location: Gallagher and Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17PQ

Harrowgate Club Presents: The P Jays

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

THE P JAYS This excellent band presents the very best of classic commercial pop... With a perfectly crafted set including songs by Bryan Ferry, UB40, Police, Enrique Iglesias, Boy George, Cee Lo Green, Killers, Thin Lizzy, Barry White, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Lionel Richie, Van Morrison and many more.

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

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

Crook Cricket Club, Crook

Irish and Country Music

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: Crook Cricket Club, Dawson Street, Crook, DL15 8NH

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

explore historic unsolved murders, accidents and robberies on the railway

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Flashdance

Empire, Sunderland

Starring Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heartthrob Ben Adams, Flashdance - The Musical is the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy. Prepare

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

NERA exhibition, a history of buildings, present and lost, located within the Head of Steam Campus and the immediate surrounding area.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Resurgence by the Darlington Association of Photographers

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

The Darlington Association of Photographers formed after the demise of the Darlington Arts Centre in July 2012 and celebrates it's 5th anniversary with the exhibition - Resurgence.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough Road, Middlesbrough, TS66XH

Masonic Hall, Ferryhill

Live music from 60's revival band Cat's Night Out who are back by popular demand. Raffle and tombola. Proceeds to Alzheimer's Research UK

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

Location: Masonic Hall, North Street, Ferryhill, DL17 8HX

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Joséphine Bowes (1825 - 1874) was a very fashionable Parisian woman. Sadly, her wardrobe does not survive, except for two bodices and a blouse, but her dress bills and her fashion magazines remain. A selection of these will be shown with her clothes and some of her jewellery. A beautiful lilac evening bodice is to displayed for the first time with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Tom Stade: I Swear

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

Theatre Royal, York

Multi-award- winning and York-born and raised storyteller Danyah Miller explores what drives us to want to live perfect lives. What is perfection and what's so bad about imperfection?

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Two exhilarating evenings showcasing work created by exciting young theatre makers of the future. Different short plays and experimental pieces will be performed each evening as Northumbria University Theatre and Performance MA students bring their final performances to Live Theatre’s main stage.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

An evening with the legendary talk show host Sir Michael Parkinson and the Premier League's all time leading goal scorer Alan Shearer for one night only at the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay. There are limited meet and greet tickets where you can get the chance to shake the hand of the man that has shook the hands of many of the great names of our time such

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

27 Productions in association with Tyne Theatre & Opera House present “1867” From the team who brought Hitler’s Headquarters to the Victoria Tunnel, and who unearthed the secrets of Newcastle’s Castle and the doomed Geordie witches in WYTCH, now bring a celebration, in the form of a new, high tech, exploration of The Tyne Theatre’s 150th

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing), Caroline Flack (Strictly Come Dancing, Love Island, The X Factor) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound Of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) featuring a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Gala Theatre, Durham

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter who is making a stunning impression on the jazz scene. Her compelling original compositions written with double bassist husband Andy Champion, are performed alongside highly accomplished guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown. On Friday, September 15

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Gala Theatre, Durham

Our monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand-ups and new comic talent.

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Motown Show: The Marvelettes + A Touch of Soul

Whitby Pavilion Complex, Whitby

Legendary Motown stars The Marvelettes will be appearing live at Whitby Pavilion, on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16. Book now www.whitbypavilion.co.uk www.goldsoul.co.uk 1. 1st hit 'Please Mr Postman' subsequently covered by the Carpenters. 2. When Your Young and In Love.... their most famous song. 3. Signed to Motown

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

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

Hexham Old Gaol, Hexham

Hexham Old Gaol and some of its historical inmates are the inspiration behind a new film installation featuring modern-day ballads created by North East-based artist Matt Stokes in collaboration with musician Richard Dawson. Drawing from traditional border ballads, which were typically sung unaccompanied and used to tell stories, This Liberty

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hexham Old Gaol, Hallgate, Hexham, NE46 1XD

10@10

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The Station is 10 this year. To celebrate, we've asked Year 10 students at Richmond School to create artwork for this very special exhibition. We've also selected twelve winning images to be part of a celebratory 2018 calendar, which will be on sale right here at The Station. Please visit and support our talented young local artists. From

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The P JAYS

Harrowgate Club, Darlington

THE P JAYS This excellent band presents the very best of classic commercial pop... With a perfectly crafted set including songs by Bryan Ferry, UB40, Police, Enrique Iglesias, Boy George, Cee Lo Green, Killers, Thin Lizzy, Barry White, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Lionel Richie, Van Morrison and many more.

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

Location: Harrowgate Club, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Healthy Eating

McNay Street Children's Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their cooking skills and look at ways to improve their health. The emphasis is on healthy eating and cooking on a budget. From Friday, September 15 (until October 13)

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:45-14:45

Location: McNay Street Children's Centre, McNay Street , Darlington, DL3 6SW

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A chance to see and buy remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists handpicked from the Royal Academy exhibition by Britain’s foremost landscape artist Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Includes works by Sir Michael Craig Martin, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Tracey Emin and Cornelia Parker. From September 9 (until October 14)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition spanning the lifework of one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century. Paul Nash (1889 –1946) was one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century and was a key figure in British Surrealism. His art forged an important new connection between surreal and mystical ideas and the English landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

The Reet Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best if not the best tribute bands to The Red Hot Chili Peppers in the UK.

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

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

Great North Art Show 2017

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon

The Great North Art Show features hundreds of artworks displayed in the splendid setting of Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. This breathtaking array of art, featuring more than 350 artworks, ranges from printmaking and illustration to painting and sculpture, and is an opportunity to view and buy works from both emerging and established

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS

Animal Farm by George Orwell, adpt. by Peter Hall

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm oust their cruel master, it seems a new age has dawned. All animals are equal! But the dream turns to a nightmare as a new order emerges. Published in 1946, Orwell’s fable has stood the test of time and still rings true as the early 21st century witnesses a wave of resurgent populism.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Grand Opera House, York

York Stage Musicals brings the camp classic Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical to the Grand Opera House York in a brand new production. Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

'American Girl' - Live Music on the Shields Ferry

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(pop, rock) Real life American girl and Cher look-alike, fronts this four piece band with sounds from artists such as Blondie, Alannah Myles, Journey, Cher, Foreigner and more. Get set for an energetic and entertaining show. Trip includes a 3 hour cruise with live music and hot food. Departure Ferry departs from South Shields ferry

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

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

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

An exhibition of prints by Mary Burton

Durham Cathedral, Durham

AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY MARY BURTON Mary Burton was born in 1945 in New York City. She completed a Doctor of Ministry in Chicago in 1973, was a parish minister in Congregational churches in the USA and emigrated to the UK in 1982. She took up watercolour painting in 1987 and became increasingly absorbed with the interface between creative

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

Association of Animal Artists Autumn Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

The Association of Animal Artists, (AAA), would like to welcome you to their autumn exhibition at the Station Gallery in Richmond. The exhibition starts on Saturday 9th September and runs until Thursday 5th October. It is open from 9am - 4-30pm daily and entry is free. Between 10am and 12pm on the 9th September, there will be an opportunity to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

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

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

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

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

Murder Mystery

Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth

An enjoy an evening of Murder Mystery with a 3 course meal.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth Road, Walworth, DL2 2LY

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

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

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

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

1940s Canteen Dance Party

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In the mood for a retro night to remember? Don your peep toe shoes and Oxfords for a fabulous 40s dance night, featuring the vintage sounds of sassy singing trio the Bluebirds, plus 40s inspired dinner and drinks. Khakis, tea dresses and zoot suits are positively encouraged – and don’t forget to pin up those curls (you too ladies).

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:55

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

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

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. David Trent, Lloyd Griffith, and host Matt Reed

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on September 15th 2017: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. David Trent, Lloyd Griffith, and host Matt Reed Show details: David Trent - “His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique… genuine originality” - Chortle Lloyd Griffith - “It’s clear from outset

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP

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

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

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: 14:00-15:00

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

The Earth's Layers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Spanning fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation much of the work in The Earth's Layers exhibition is conceptual, yet all

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

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

Under Northern Skies

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of paintings by Hazel Smith and Jill Eagle. These charming paintings of familiar vistas will be on display in the Dispensary Gallery. The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of sensitively depicted sites that will lead visitors around the Dispensary Gallery, taking them on a journey through the local countryside.

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

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

Music & Memories

The Fulforth Centre , Sacriston

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

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: The Fulforth Centre , Front Street , Sacriston, DH7 6JT

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

The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre Cafe/Bar, Leyburn

A selling exhibition of paintings, by a local group of amateur artists.

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

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

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

4 Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland

The 4 Clocks Club is a fun social afternoon of activities, for older people. If you are looking to fill in your afternoon and would like to meet new friends then please come along and join us for tea and home made treats. A small charge of £1.50 is required to help sustain this wonderful afternoon club.

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

Location: 4 Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7ET

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

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

NASHVILLE

The Spa Hotel, Saltburn

An evening bringing you the best in North East New Country and Americana, with Newcastle's fabulous Outlander headlining; support James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn from Darlington, and curated by adopted Tynesider Chloe Chadwick.

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: The Spa Hotel, Saltburn Bank, Saltburn, TS12 1HH

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Sunderland Pride Centre LGBT+  Drop In and Support Group

Sunderland Pride Centre, Sunderland

Drop in and Support Group for LGBT+ community. Come along and join us for a cup of tea or coffee. Make new friends and chat in a friendly environment

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

Location: Sunderland Pride Centre, 8 Bridge House, Sunderland, SR1 1TE

KFAMoves Dance Exercise (60+)

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Come and join us, ladies! Promotes fitness, and develops coordination and good posture. We gently limber up and use the whole body gradually, stretching

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 14:45-15:45

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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



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