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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 ...

Grease

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Starring Danielle Hope (Over The Rainbow winner) as Sandy, Tom Parker (The Wanted) as Danny and Louisa Lytton (EastEnders & Strictly Come Dancing) as Rizzo. From Monday, October ...

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’. ...

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 ...

Bowlers needed all ages male and female

Indoor Bowls Club, Spennymoor

free taster sessions come along and give it a try, gentle exercise improves hand to eye co-ordination

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club, 53-57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LF

Womens American Football Taster Day

Northfield Sportsdome, Billingham

Could you be a #womanofsteel? Want to try a fun new challenge? Something a little different? Teesside Steelers are hosting an American football contact taster day. No experience needed. Just come down with a gum shield and we will kit you up for a fun taster session. Come and find out why we love the game! We will be training outdoors on 4G

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-15:00

Location: Northfield Sportsdome, Thames Road, Billingham, TS22 5EG

Womens American Football Taster Day

Northfield School and Sports College, Sportsdome, Billingham

Could you be a #womanofsteel? Want to try a fun new challenge? Something a little different? Teesside Steelers are hosting an American football contact taster day. No experience needed. Just come down with a gum shield and we will kit you up for a fun taster session. Come and find out why we love the game! We will be training outdoors on 4G

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-15:00

Location: Northfield School and Sports College, Sportsdome, Thames Road, Billingham, TS22 5EG

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

selling exhibition of watercolours and other works

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Great Ladies of Song

Durham Gala Theatre, Durham

Whickham-born singing sensation Anna Reay is bringing back her sell out show Great Ladies of Song to the Durham Gala Theatre on the 17th September. The intimate performance with full band showcasing an array of female singers will see Reay travelling through the decades with timeless classics from Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield and Crystal Gayle

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Durham Gala Theatre, 1 Millenium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA

Thirsk Racecourse Wedding Fair

Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk

Thirsk Racecourse is delighted to announce it is opening its grounds to Weddings and will be launching this exciting venture with a Wedding Fair on Sunday 17th September 2017. The whole venue and grounds will be open from 12pm till 3pm and the day will be a lovely relaxed affair with Prosecco on arrival (for pre registered couples), a variety of

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

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

The Sunday Cutty Bang

Musiclounge Stockton, Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton's 1st Open Mic Variety Night.. magicians, dancers, singers, comedians, 'You Bet' rejects, David Dickinson impersonators, poets, rappers, gymnasts.....whatever your skill, get involved. Contact the The Sunday Cutty Bang if you've got a talent you want to share!

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Musiclounge Stockton, 21d Yarm Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3DR

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

St. Brandon's Church and village hall, Brancepeth

Flower Festival celebrating the voyages 1500 years ago of St. Brandon in search of Paradise and History Exhibition following the history of the church and its people and the village over 1500 years, including film of the fire that gutted the church in 1998 and its rebuilding.Organised by Brancepeth Archives and History Group. Saturday 16th,

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

Location: St. Brandon's Church and village hall, Brancepeth, Brancepeth, DH7 8DD

Brancepeth

St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, Brancepeth

It will be 19 years since fire gutted the Grade I Listed Building that is St. Brandon’s Church at Brancepeth, near Durham. In only a few hours the famous 17th century woodwork and virtually all the contents were destroyed or very badly damaged. Hard work by many people saw the building rise from the ashes; although many of its historic contents

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00, 10:00-16:00

Location: St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, The Village, Brancepeth, DH7 8DG

An Evening with Nik Kershaw

Sage, Gateshead

Following the success of his 2014 Me, Myself and I tour, Nik Kershaw returns with more solo shows. An intimate evening of songs and stories in the company of one of the UK’s most respected songwriters.

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

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

Ryan Adams plus Karen Elson

Sage, Gateshead

Ryan Adams highly anticipated 15th studio album Prisoner is now out on Pax-Am/Blue Note and a UK tour in support of the album has also just been announced. Kicking off in September, the tour will see Adams perform live in Sage One on Sunday 17 September 2017. He also recently announced a headline slot at Green Man festival in the beautiful

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

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

Autumn Steam Gala with Flying Scotsman

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

Come and see very special guest locomotives including Flying Scotsman and BR Standard Class 2MT No. 78018 as they visit Shildon, the cradle of the railways. Steam train rides, guest locomotives and cab access are all part of this spectacular event. Whether you are new to locomotives or experienced in all things steam, there is something for

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

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

Craft skills festival

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

See blacksmithing and stained glass demonstrations, talk to the experts and try your hand at a range of heritage building and traditional crafts including weaving, pottery, stone carving and much more. Take the opportunity to peek inside the Castle in our Behind the Scene’s Tours running at 10.30 and 1pm or our St Peter’s Chapel Tours

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

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

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Walk 1: Kildale and Baysdale, 12 miles on the Cleveland Way heading south, then descending to Baysdale Abbey, passing Thorntree House and up to Baysdale Moor. Walk 2: Sedgefield and Bishop Middleham, four easy miles starting through the Hardwick Estate fields, then a plantation leading to Bishop Middleham pond. Easy, with a few stiles.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

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

Sunderland Bridge, Croxdale

Durham Woodlands: Old and New, nine and a half miles with historian David Butler.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Sunderland Bridge, off the B6300, Croxdale, DH6 5JL

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Boxing Club Tournament

Brandon Cricket and Sports Club, Brandon

An afternoon of Olympic Style Boxing to welcome Brandon Boxing Club to its new home at Brandon Sports Club (aka Cricket Club). Doors open at 11.30am with First Bell at 1.30pm. Featuring Champions Megan 'Blitz It' Bainbridge, Jude 'Flash' Gordon, Karl 'The Jackal' Turner and Peter 'The' Hardman. Tickets from Brandon Boxing Club or Brandon Cricket

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:30-17:00

Location: Brandon Cricket and Sports Club, Brandon Lane, Brandon, DH7 8PG

Over Silton, Thirsk, Over Silton

Eight mile circular walk, or six mile leisurely walk. Meet at Over Silton, Thirsk, 2:00pm. Call for more details. 01642-892215.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Over Silton, Thirsk, Thirsk, Over Silton, YO7 2LJ

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

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

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens Club, Darlington

Live music

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

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens Club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

The Sorcerer

The YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

Yorkshire actor and director, Graham Weston hopes to have the audience spell-bound when he takes to the stage at the YMCA Theatre Scarborough, on Sunday, September 17 playing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, The Sorcerer. A West Yorkshire Savoyards touring production.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Location: The YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, YO11 1DY

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

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

Mighty Wurlitzer: Young Organist's Showcase – Stars of Tomorrow

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: New Victoria Centre, nr Crook, Howden-le-Wear, DL158EZ

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

St. Paul's Church, Evenwood

Continuing the celebration of 150 years of St. Paul's Church, Evenwood, with an exhibition of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Evenwood and Ramshaw. Refreshments available and free parking. On September 17 and 18

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

Location: St. Paul's Church, Chapel Street, Evenwood, DL14 9RA

South Otterington's First Scarecrow Competition

South Otterington Village Hall & Green, South Otterington

Our first Scarecrow Competition Trail on Sunday 17th September 10am-4pm starts and finishes at the Village Hall Judging by public vote. Lots of other things with games, stalls, bouncy castle ,tombola as well as BBQ , cakes and refreshments. Come along for a fun day for all the family

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: South Otterington Village Hall & Green, South Otterington Village Green, South Otterington, DL7 9HG

South Otterington Village Hall & Green, South Otterington

Visit our first village scarecrow trail on Sunday, September 17, 10:00am-4:00pm. Entries will have an "Anything Children" theme, and can be seen all around the village, the public will get to judge the competition. Plus games, a range of stalls, bouncy castle, tombola, as well as cakes, refreshments and a BBQ. Come along for a fun day for all the

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: South Otterington Village Hall & Green, South Otterington Village Green, South Otterington, DL7 9HG

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

12.5 miles around Mordon, Foxton Farm, Whinney Hill

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: outside old Arts Centre , Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Ten miles via Glasshouses, White Houses, Scot Gate, Ash Quarry and Wath

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

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

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

Chopgate , Great Broughton

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Chopgate , Chopgate , Great Broughton, TS9 6RF

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

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

The hits and memories just keep on coming as multi-award winning Roy G Hemmings and his 15 strong on-stage band’s full-evening show delivers memories of a twin era of music that lives on and on. Be prepared to dance in front of your seats at this concert party. On Sunday, September 17

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Endorsed by Dame Vera Lynn, Sincerely Yours: The Vera Lynn Story will take you through the amazing life of the forces' sweetheart. With video screen footage and a 7 piece live band, this full matinee show will transport the audience back to the 1940s, complete with a special guest appearance from a George Formby act.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Car Boot Sale

The Power House, Darlington

Car Boot Sale

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

Location: The Power House, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL2 1TS

Gala Theatre, Durham

With her enviable vocal range and inimitable charm and wit, Anna Reay together with her band and special guests, pay tribute to some of our favourite singers including, Nina Simone, Maria Callas, Eva Cassidy, Whitney Houston, Cilla Black, Adele, Dusty Springfield, Kathryn Jenkins and many more. On Sunday, September 17

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Barbara Nice

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket. Better still, experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live – from Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Cricket Club , Middleton St. George

Car boot sale. Sellers £5, public free entry. 10:30am till 3:00pm, on Sunday, September 17. For further details call Mavis on 01325-359114.

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:00

Location: Cricket Club , waterfall terrace, Middleton St. George, dl2 1jq

Cricket Club , Middleton St. George

A gathering of vintage and classic vehicles, and stationery exhibits. Something for everyone, auto jumble, tombola, raffle and refreshments, plus car boot sale. For further information call Mavis on 01325 359114.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:00

Location: Cricket Club , waterfall terrace, Middleton St. George, dl2 1jq

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

Over Silton, North Yorkshire

A moderate seven mile walk.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Over Silton, Over Silton, North Yorkshire, YO7 2LJ

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

Mysterious Masks

Palace Green Library, Durham

As a time traveller you will need a disguise, make yourself a mask so that no on recognises you. 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

Tees Cottage Pumping Station , Darlington

Tees Cottage are holding two more open weekends at Broken Scar, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, during 2017. They are planning to run all of their old steam machinery including the beam engine, boilers etc. It is hoped that the gas engine, which is currently being repaired, will also be running. A blacksmith will also be in the smithy. The

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

Location: Tees Cottage Pumping Station , Broken Scar, Darlington, DL3 8TF

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

Super Sunday Roast - The Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

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

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

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

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

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

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

St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, Brancepeth

BRANCEPETH VILLAGE FESTIVAL – CELEBRATES VOYAGE OF ST BRANDON 1500 YEARS AGO Brancepeth village has discovered a unique link to an Irish Sailor Saint who is believed to have reached America a thousand years before Columbus and a weekend festival is to be held to celebrate his epic journeys 1500 years ago. The village, four miles west of

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, The Village, Brancepeth, DH7 8DG

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

Market

The Power House, Middleton St. George

Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

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

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

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

Anna Reay

Great Ladies of Song with Anna Reay, Durham

With her enviable vocal range and inimitable charm and wit, Anna Reay together with her band and special guests, pay tribute to some of our favourite singers including, Nina Simone, Maria Callas, Eva Cassidy, Whitney Houston, Cilla Black, Adele, Dusty Springfield, Kathryn Jenkins and many more. Anna has travelled the world showcasing her unique

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Great Ladies of Song with Anna Reay, Gala theatre , Durham, DH1 1WA

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

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

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

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

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

Handcrafted Wedding Boutique

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Handmade inspiration for all occasions, bespoke gifts, demonstrations and have a go experiences. The Witham and Designer Makers Market and Vintage Essence offer a creative exploration of wedding possibilities.

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

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

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

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

Dippy Craft & Gift Fair

Evron Centre, Filey

Dippy Craft & Gift Fairs are coming to Filey. Situated in teh Concert Hall at the Evron Centre over 2 days, , a great selection of top quality crafts & gifts await you. Open from9.30am until 4pm, around 17 stalls with free entry, don’t miss this great event. Refreshments at reasonable prices available to buy onsite. Details of other dates

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Evron Centre, John Street, Filey, YO14 9DW

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

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Richmond in North Yorks

An energetic yoga practice to music, with relaxation too.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:30-18:45

Location: Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Darlington Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 5DY

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

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

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

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

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Alington House, Durham

everyone welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

sequence and ballroom dancing to live music

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 15:00-18:00

Location: Scarth Hall, 5 South Green, Staindrop, DL2 3LD



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