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The Thinking Drinkers - History of Alcohol

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Enjoy five free drinks as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their brand new ...

Darlington Operatic Society present Strictly Musicals 2

Hippodrome, Darlington

Darlington Operatic Society who present this songs-from-the shows musical extravaganza as they are invited back to perform the first ever production in the newly restored ...

Martine McCutcheon Plus Support

Sage, Gateshead

Alongside new single ‘Say I’m Not Alone’, other album highlights include the rocky ‘Any Sign Of Life’, the beautiful ‘Stay With Me’ (which is a duet with ...

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 ...

Black and White exhibition

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

features more than 40 works by 15 local artists, all made entirely in monochrome. It includes prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and textiles and covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world to the North-East's industrial heritage.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Zoe Gilby Trio

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Zoe Gilby Trio Friday, Sept 22nd 1pm £5 Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market Place Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP Box Office 0300 026 9524 Zoe Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. Her stockpile of music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Sound Healing Evening

Brafferton Village Hall , Darlington

Sound Healing is trending and it is becoming more and more popular. It’s like where yoga was 15 years ago. People are realising that Sound can help increase immunity, and aid your Health and Well-being. Come and join us on a journey of sound. Sound healing uses the power of sound and vibrations to restore your mind, body and soul to a state

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:15-20:30

Location: Brafferton Village Hall , The Green , Darlington, DL1 3LB

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

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

StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival

Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon

THE destination food and fun festival for the family to discover The destination event will take festival goers and foodie fans on a gastronomic global journey of discovery, combined with a quirky and diverse mix of fun, film, current acts and bands on the main stage, as well as eclectic entertainment and general mayhem for the whole family to

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Newby Hall and Gardens, Newby, Ripon, HG45AJ

Duncombe Park, Helmsley

exhibiting furniture, porcelain, jewellery, clocks, silver, glass, prints and much more

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Location: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625EB

Guisborough Football Club, Guisborough

stalls including nails, jewellery, cakes, Body Shop, clothes and more. All in aid of Cancer Research

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Guisborough Football Club, 1 Howlbeck Road, Guisborough, TS14 6LF

The Magical Mind of Corey Claggett

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

American schoolboy Cory Clagget has got a dilemma – his greatest passions in life are old-style movie stars and musicals, and all he wants is to perform in his school’s upcoming show. As well as his talent for the stage, there’s something else that makes CORY extra special – he has powers that allow him to control time with his mind!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

FAME! - The Musical

Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Stanley

The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever. An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame The Musical inspired generations to fight for fame and light up the sky like a flame! Conceived and developed by David De Silva - now known affectionately to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Hall Stanley and the Alun Armstrong Theatre, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA

Sound Healing Evenings

Sound Healing Evening , Catterick

Sound has been utilised in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras' use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:15-20:30

Location: Sound Healing Evening , St John's Community Centre , Catterick, DL9 4AF

Bishop Celebrating Together

Bishop Auckland Town Centre, Bishop Auckland

The Bishop Auckland Town Team in partnership with Durham Markets Company, The Durham Street Food Project and Andrew Corry Blog are holding a special 'Bishop Celebrating Together' event on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September. It all kicks off at 4pm on Friday where there will be a Full Moon Street Food Market along with entertainment and

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 16:00-21:00

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

Sage, Gateshead

Welcoming an entire world under one roof as we prepare to travel between cuisines and cultures, sampling food and delicacies, spices and sounds. All aboard as we take flight for one weekend, with a one way ticket to experience the finest food and drink from across the region and beyond. Calling upon world favourites, home made secrets, and

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00

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

Civic Hall, Shildon

with Tearaways Theatre group

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Hall, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, DL41AH

Richard Durrant

National Centre for Early Music, York

Stringhenge: Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles Richard Durrant’s latest musical adventure will feature the Uffington Tenor Guitar, built in Sussex, and a six string Concert Guitar, built in Lincolnshire and made from 5,000 year old bog oak. This show is a uniquely British exploration of unplugged, acoustic music on the

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, York, YO19TL

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

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: Gravity

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

GRAVITY Fronted by the excellent and vivacious Karen Kennedy... This superb live band performs perfect versions of songs by Pat Benatar, Adele, Chicago, Ella Henderson, Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson, Anastacia, Queen, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Tina Turner, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Joan Jett, Bryan Adams and many more.

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

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

Lucy Ward

Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth

Award winning young singer songwriter Lucy Ward from Derby returns to Swaledale on Friday, September 22 for her third visit to Reeth Memorial Hall. As well as singing, Lucy accompanies herself on guitar, ukulele and concertina, performing a mixture of traditional songs and her own work.

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, DL11 6QT

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

Son of a Preacher Man

Empire, Sunderland

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Badapple Theatre Company present 'Salsa Verde'

Ripley Town Hall, North Yorkshire

A brand new comedy by Kate Bramley with music by Jez Lowe and design by Catherine Dawn. It's 1999 and will the controversial Millennium Bridge in the village be finished in time for the opening Salsa Fiesta? Salsa Verde is a feel good fusion of laughs, music and a bit of a dance as a comic love-triangle seems doomed to be repeated down

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AX

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

The Weir

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th anniversary year. In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub, to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Phill Jupitus

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced, funny man smashes laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Paul Zerdin won America’s Got Talent in 2015 with his incredible ventriloquist act. He is now returning to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

Theatre Royal, York

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable. Rattle Snake is an epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse. From Thursday, September 21 (until September 30) Not on 24 / 25

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Barbican, York

The Nerds are back with a brand new tour this Autumn

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Barbican, York

Bringing the best live stand-up to York

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Arts Centre, Washington

Join The Mimic Man Cal Halbert on a mission he has chosen to accept, to reach as many impressions as possible in one hour. A show filled with voices, stand up and a musical number or two.. OK maybe three! After the success of Britain's Got Talent in 2016 Cal Halbert brings his latest show to the Arts Centre Washington. On Friday, September 22,

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tyne Theatre Productions present: West Side Story. From Wednesday, September 20 (until September 23) Daily 7.30pm + 2.30pm Sat Matinee

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Town Hall, Durham

With special guest Tom Joshua

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

Location: Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

The Empire, Consett

Goodnight Mister Tom is a moving, humorous, compassionate and uplifting story that will enthrawl audiences. Beautiful music and a script full of light and shade, this is a tale of friendships made and the survival of a young bullied and abused boy during World War II. Presented by Spotlight Community Theatre Productions From Tuesday,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

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

Berry’s Farm Shop (Concert Room), Swinithwaite

Chris Berry, sometimes known as Smiler for his naturally warm, engaging personality is playing a concert at Berry’s Farm Shop concert room in Swinithwaite near Leyburn on Friday September 22 bringing his evening of popular hit songs such as Brown Eyed Girl, American Pie, Wonderful Tonight and Sweet Caroline alongside some of his own ballads and

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

Location: Berry’s Farm Shop (Concert Room), Swinithwaite, Swinithwaite, DL8 4UH

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

Gravity

Harrowgate Club, Darlington

GRAVITY Fronted by the excellent and vivacious Karen Kennedy... This superb live band performs perfect versions of songs by Pat Benatar, Adele, Chicago, Ella Henderson, Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson, Anastacia, Queen, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Tina Turner, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Joan Jett, Bryan Adams and many more. £4.00 Per Person

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 Smokin' Spitfires

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

live music

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

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

The Vera Lynn Story

Forum Theatre, Billingham

The show will take you on a journey through the early years of the young Vera Lynn. From her humble beginnings as a big band singer through to her worldwide fame as the forces sweetheart. Featuring many of the songs she sang in her big band days and of course the timeless classics such as White Cliffs of Dover and We'll Meet Again finishing in a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

Grand Opera House, York

Now in its 7th record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. The original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. A high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breath-taking choreography and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Fish & Chips

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(2 hour trip) Indulge in some finger-licking fish and chips (cod bites for children) as you watch the Tyne sail by, and listen to an informative taped commentary about the history of our local river. Your fish and chips can be enjoyed straight from the box as you roam the boat at your leisure and take in the views of the river. A great way to

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

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

After Midnight unplugged

Porters Cafe & Music Bar, North Shields

Mike Hall and Dave Robson from well-known local band After Midnight will be taking time off from their Classic Clapton Tour to perform a rare acoustic set at Porters Café & Music Bar on Friday 22 Sept. Tickets £7.00. Tel: 0191 258 6100 during opening hours. Porters is not usually open in the evening unless there is a gig on. Their

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

Location: Porters Cafe & Music Bar, Tynemouth Station, North Shields, NE30 4RE

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

Benedictine Week

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Monday 18 September - Friday 22 September Join us for our annual Benedictine Week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict, focusing on its expression at Durham Cathedral in the past and present. Accommodation is available for those who require it at St Chad's College, part of Durham

Category: Religious Events
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

Medieval Banquet

Blackfriars Restauarnt, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

To mark the Autumn Equinox and 800 years since the Dominicans Order was established, Blackfriars will host an authentic medieval banquet served by monks and town wenches! Arrive in medieval costume and enjoy a delicious communal banquet 'with thy neighbour'. The Dominican Black Friars are delighted to welcome honourable dignitaries, townsfolk of

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

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

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

Protect our Youth from Exploitation

Consett Association Football Club, Consett

The talks could cover a wide range of issues, including; ... Prevent Duty Guidance for NHS/Local Authority Safeguarding requirements, The local threats for our region, including far right extremism Vulnerabilities linked to extremism The radicalisation process and how people may get caught up in it What to look out for, and issues that could

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Consett Association Football Club, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 7BF

Million Dollar Quartet

Theatre Royal, York

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, this worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

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

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

The Nightmare Room

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

A wicked contemporary thriller by John Goodrum Starring Sarah Wynne Kordas and Sylvia Robson Directed by Karen Henson This deliciously dark thriller from a tale by the master of terror and mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle - with twists and turns worthy of an Agatha Christie whodunit - weaves its way through a sinister labyrinth of marital

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA

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

Brass Band Concert in Aid of Macmillan

Sherburn Hill Salvation Army, Sherburn Hill

You are invited by the GT Group Band Peterlee to a brass band concert in aid of Macmillan. Tickets are 5 on the door

Category: Music - Brass
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Sherburn Hill Salvation Army, Front Street, Sherburn Hill, DH6 1PA

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

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

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

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

Thank ABBA For the Music

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and entertaining live bands. Featuring all of ABBA's greatest hits, including

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

Location: The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

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

The City Theatre, Durham

This play follows the course of World War Two as experienced by a working class family in Newcastle. The story explores the family's personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys, and is a rich, warm picture of home life in wartime.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The City Theatre, Fowlers Yard, Durham, DH1 3RA

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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