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Richmond Live music from The South, Dreadzone, Atlantic Soul Messengers, Silent Houses and many more. For full line-up visit richmondlive.org

Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks

music from The South, Dreadzone, Atlantic Soul Messengers, Silent Houses and many more. For full line-up visit ...

Croft Nostalgia weekend

Croft Circuit, Croft

Croft’s much raved-about retro festival – featuring historic motor sport plus a chance to live life yesteryear-style with music, fashion, WWII ...

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

AS part of a wider commemoration of the First World War, Hartlepool is hosting a fascinating Anglo-German exhibition of art reflecting the special ...

Birds, Boar and Bees!

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Witness amazing falconry displays, the fun of wild boar feeding time and the activity of our bee hives. Also on the weekdays you can have a go at our ...

Darlington Folk Club Singaround

Copper Beech, Darlington

Neasham Road
Darlington
DL14DH

A traditional evening of unplugged songs, music and some poetry. This is a good place for any "first timers" to perform in front of an appreciative

Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:00-23:00

Ladies Pamper Night

Peterlee Central Club, Peterlee

surtees road
Peterlee
SR8 5BA

Ladies Pamper Night being held in Peterlee on Thursday the 31st July. I am a mobile hairdresser so I will be involved in one of the treatments....I am also a Scentsy wick-less candle consultant so I

Category: Charity Groups
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 18:30-21:30

Traces of China: material, mystery, memory

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

An installation engaging with the permanent Chinese ceramic collection in the MacDonald Gallery and working with the notion of traces, ephemerality, and the vitality of the substance of ceramic. In

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Sage, Gateshead

St Mary's Square
Gateshead
NE82JR

In his romantic excursion, Schubert captures for a moment the lost world of youth and health, before losing it once more, as if he knew he could never be well again.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Gibside, Gateshead

nr Rowlands Gill
Gateshead
NE166BG

free family adventures and outdoor fun

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:00

METAFIT Stockon on Tees

Xercise4Less Stockton North , Stockton

Tesco Extra
Stockton
TS21 3LU

30 minute high intensity body weight

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Feb 19, 2015.   Times: 20:00-20:30

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Tubwell Row
Darlington
DL1 1NF

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Sep 26, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Warning

Three Tuns, Gateshead

92 Sheriffs Highway
Gateshead
NE95SD

Warning! - a three-piece rock/alternative rock/heavy rock band from Gateshead. We've been a staple of the Tyne & Wear music scene for a couple of years now, and after some minor personnel changes

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Commercial Road
South Shields
NE331RW

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

A fun filled week at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre for 11-16 year olds to develop their theatre skills, culminating with a live performance in the main theatre. Professional actors from Multi Story Theatre Company will work with the group to create a prequel to their performance of Little Brother and Little Sister

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Lip Balm & Bath Bomb workshop

The Bivouac, Masham

Ilton
Masham
HG44JZ

Come and make fragrant cosmetics with Heather

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

S Billau and Sons, Darlington

3 Chestnut Street
Darlington
DL1 1QQ

with live rock band Rhubarb Red plus Wheelie Machine

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Jul 17, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 18:00

Amphitheatre, South Shields

Seafront
South Shields
NE332PU

an afternoon of fun games and activities for young featuring Jordy Cernik

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

36 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12PQ

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Sutton Bank car park, Stockton

Stockton
Stockton
TS9 7EN

Up to nine miles

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:30

Glory of Rome

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Baring Street
South Shields
NE332BB

Some of the best Roman finds in Britain have been discovered in and around the North East. For the first time, they will be brought together and displayed over the summer at Arbeia. The display

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Nov 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

National Park Centre
Danby
YO212NB

New work by members of Ryedale ArtWorks explores the varied landscapes of the North York Moors. Aspects of this multi-faceted backdrop permeate each artist's use of colour, texture and form - whether in painting. sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, glassware or textiles.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Crown Street
Darlington
DL11ND

try out different games and sports every week. For children age up to 11

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Northallerton Ramblers

Goathland, Goathland

Goathland
Goathland
DL6 1NA

Seven miles on Goathland

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Northallerton Ramblers

Chopgate, Northallerton

Chopgate
Northallerton
DL6 1NA

Nine mile Bilsdale

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Summer Events at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

Castle Yard
Knaresborough
HG5 8AS

Pay a visit to Knaresborough Castle this summer for a great day out. With a fabulous summer events programme planned there are activities to suit all ages and abilities. Knaresborough Castle is set in

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 26, 2014 until Sep 14, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

West Park Hospital, Darlington

Edward Pease Way
Darlington
DL2 2TS

slef, partners, family, friends, work, slef help group offering a 12 step recovery programme

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Jul 17, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 19:00-20:00

Mowden Infants School, Darlington

Bushel Hill Drive
Darlington
DL3 8RR

fun and games, arts and crafts, sports, tv, dvds

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 08:15-17:15

Writers In Their Place

SJT Gallery, Scarborough

Westborough
Scarborough
YO111JW

The subject is writers’ houses open to the public, including Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the Lake District, Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in Dorset, James Joyce’s Martello Tower near Dublin and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Meet at Guisborough Swimming Pool, Guisborough

Howlbeck Road
Guisborough
TS14 6LE

A family activity walk in the new Jubilee Nature Area of the King George V Field, Guisborough looking at bees and butterflies, taking part in the Big Butterfly Count and finishing off with the chance to make a bee or butterfly to take home. Meet outside Guisborough Swimming Pool. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 13:30-15:00

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Crown Place
Harrogate
HG1 2RY

Discover the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from the Harrogate area in a new exhibition commemorating The Great War at the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Prices: Adult - £3.95

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 26, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014.   Times: 10:30-17:00

A World of Whimsy

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Nunnington
Helmsley
YO625UY

showcasing some of the best of children’s book illustrators with a focus on the whimsical and nonsensical. Images include work by four artists known for the bright, colourful and stylised worlds

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 14, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Best Bitter

Dog and Parrot (upstairs), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

52 Clayton Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 4EX

From the company that was described as “Original, off the wall and clever” by a producer from BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme comes the Arts Council England funded project - Best Bitter, an hour

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 27, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 19:30-23:00

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Sandyford Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18ST

exhibition of drawings, prints and photographs. Keith Vaughan (1912 – 1977) was one of the most celebrated British artists of his generation. A friend of Graham Sutherland in the 1940s he was

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Sep 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Outdoor theatre Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

Castle Howard
Castle Howard
YO607DA

An interactive tale of childhood and imagination as Alice meets White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter and the March Hare. Filled with catchy songs such as ‘A Flea and a Fly in a Flu’ and ‘Twinkle

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 21, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Carnivale

York Dungeon, York

12 Clifford Street
York
YO19RD

Roll up, roll up for showmanship, spectacle and plenty of scary fun this summer. The York Dungeon presents Carnivàle, our very own sideshow starring a cast of colourful characters ready to amaze

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Sep 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Colliery Club, Easington

Seaside Lane
Easington
SR83JZ

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:30

Brick City: Lego Architecture

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Redhills
Penrith
CA110DQ

Play and learn with Lego in a fascinating exhibition that introduces children to world-famous architecture. Children will see examples of some of the most famous buildings in the world re invented by

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

SIRF 14

Around Stockton, Stockton

Stockton
Stockton
TS19 1NF

DANCING skeletons, sensory adventures and high flying acrobats are all coming to Stockton this summer as part of the 27th Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) . From spectacular large

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Family craft day

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
NE84JB

suitable for children of all ages. Highlights include the chance to design and decorate a ceramic tile and get messy with clay. Visitors can also design and print their own canvas bags.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Journey into the Green Man

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL147NP

by William Mills: My work is about pattern. I’ve been on a journey into Celtic art and I’ve taken it for a wander. It’s very different, very Celtic and a little bit weird but aren’t we all.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 15, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Vane, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Commercial Union House
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 6QE

Created in collaboration with the British Army, this unique photographic exhibition by Kraig Wilson will mark the centenary of World War One with portraits of serving gay army personnel.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 10, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: 12:00-17:00

The Wind In The Willows

Theatre Royal, York

St Leonard's Place
York
YO17HD

After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage. Join Mole as he

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Royal British Legion, Newton Aycliffe

MacMillan Rd
Newton Aycliffe
DL54LG

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 19:30

In Your Footsteps

Durham World Heritage Site visitor centre, Durham

7 owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

Art exhibition by kate van suddese . views around Durham walks taken as a child with Kate's beloved grandfather. These atmospheric beautiful paintings celebrate the beauty of this wonderful City

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 7, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

Nestfield Street
Darlington
DL1 2LZ

everyone welcome, singles welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Jul 3, 2014 until Feb 26, 2015.   Times: 19:30

James McGairy summer exhibition

Great Ayton Discovery Centre, Great Ayton

105b High Street
Great Ayton
TS9 6NB

Original paintings and prints. Acrylic paintings celebrating this landscape, exploring light and shade, embracing a sense of place and time. Subjects such as Great Ayton, Stokesley and Staithes.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 3, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Champagne Bar, Bishop Auckland

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL147NJ

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 12:30

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Swan Road
Harrogate
HG1 2SA

Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate until January 2015.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Jan 18, 2015.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Darlington by the sea

Market Place, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

Take a trip to the market square, transformed with sand, deckchairs and all you need for a great day at the

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 7, 2014.   Times: 09:00

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Church Street
Hartlepool
TS247EQ

AS part of a wider commemoration of the First World War, Hartlepool is hosting a fascinating Anglo-German exhibition of art reflecting the special relationship between the two countries since the two

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 12, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Castle Museum, York

Eye of York
York
YO19RY

Send your own messages and decode a special message from the museum using semaphore and Morse code in this drop-in activity. Weekly prize draw for correct answers. On over the summer hols.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Dinosaur Detectives

Yorkshire Museum, York

Museum Street
York
YO17FR

Calling all Dinosaur Detectives! Precious artefacts are being found with bites taken out of them. Can you help the museum staff solve the mystery? Which naughty dinosaur could it be? Handle dinosaur

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

NE Sport Summer Holiday Camp

Raich Carter Sports Centre, Sunderland

Commercial Road, Hendon
Sunderland
SR2 8PD

Our Summer Holiday Camps are for children aged between 4 and 11 years old, whether your child is the next Lionel Messi or Serena Williams or whether they just enjoy playing with other children in a

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

Doris The Dragon

Spa Sun Court, Scarborough

South Bay
Scarborough
YO112HD

Doris the Dragon Show will delight young children with its imaginative storyline, comical characters, silly slapstick, sing-along-songs, giddy games and loads of audience interaction. The live show

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 29, 2014 until Sep 4, 2014.   Times: 14:30

Made in Yorkshire

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

Thirsk
Thirsk
YO71QS

high-quality art made by Yorkshire artists, inspired by Yorkshire’s beauty and unique charm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Sep 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Road
Middlesbrough
TS66XH

The exhibition reflects Graham's recent journey of discovery into the rich industrial heritage of the North East. 'Auld Hands' is an exploration and celebration of shipbuilding and the hard-working people associated with it. The imagery is rich and evocative with just a hint of romanticism. Attention to detail and authenticity is tempered with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 15, 2014.   Times: 09:00-17:00

Le Tour - A Yorkshire Journey Painting Exhibition

Blue Tree Gallery, York

23 Bootham
York
YO30 7BW

YORK: BLUE TREE GALLERY 23 Bootham, York. YO30 7BW. "Le Tour" A Yorkshire Journey Exhibition: Depicting Yorkshire and its "Le Tour" route. Painters, Richard Burel who is a French artist, Jane

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 23, 2014 until Aug 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00

FitSteps

Trimdon Station Community Centre, Trimdon Station

Station Road East
Trimdon Station
TS29 6BS

Fitsteps is the latest dance craze set up by two of the professionals from 'Strictly Come Dancing', it combines both Ballroom and Latin styles of dance with fitness, its a fun, energetic and effective

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 26, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00-11:00

Barbican, York

Paragon Street
York
YO104NT

Only One Direction - Midnight Memories Tour The world's original and best One Direction tribute band come to the York Barbican as part of their 2014 theatre tour! Traveling all over the UK, Europe, as far out as Dubai and having played to over 200,000 people; Only One Direction have secured themselves as the most popular band on the market.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Fitsteps

Billion Hall, Chester-le-Street

South Approach, Bullion Lane
Chester-le-Street
DH2 2DW

Fitness that's strictly fun, suitable for all dance abilities and no partners

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 19, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 12:00-13:00

Rock of Ages

Empire, Sunderland

High Street West
Sunderland
SR13EX

Still rocking after 5 years on Broadway and following 3 years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages now heads out on UK Tour starring Ben Richards (9to5

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: All day event.

The Vicar of Dibley

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Victoria Road
Richmond in North Yorks
DL104DW

The village of Dibley was notably fun-free until the Reverend Geraldine Granger showed up with her bob cut and frankly miraculous bosom. More interested in chocolates and blokes than psalms and

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
NE84JB

Create a metal mobile, try your hand at metal embossing techniques and much more. £2, no booking required.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-14:00

One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

100 Grey Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE16BR

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK and Ireland from May 2014. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Nocturnal Encounters: Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

Shandy Hall
Coxwold
YO61 4AD

An exhibition of dramatic work by one of Britain’s leading printmakers. In Nocturnal Encounters, Colin See Paynton imagines the twilight adventures of wild creatures. Open everyday (except

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 29, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:30

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

Eye of York
York
YO19RY

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War. From the pre-war golden age

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

mima is delighted to be the first ARTIST ROOMS Associate to show works by the American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois this summer. This exhibition will reveal how Bourgeois, working in a variety

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Oct 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

William Cobbing: Transactions of the Duddo Field Club

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

As Lipman Artist in Residence at Newcastle University, William Cobbing has been developing new works featuring the imprint of letterpress blocks into malleable clay surfaces. Words appear and are then

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 4, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ripon
Ripon
HG43DY

Little Billy and Lizzy are time travelling twins, and have been on an excellent expedition here on the estate. They’ve journeyed through the ages and seen everything from medieval monks to Georgian lords and ladies. However, they’re now stuck somewhere in time and need you to help them get back to 2014! Follow the clues they’ve left and crack

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Important States

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO71PQ

A collection of paintings and prints by Gallery Artists; Richard Snowden, Nick Evans, Mark Herald, Emily Sutton and many more. With a room also dedicated to York based abstract painter Jenny Eden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 12, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Victorian Childhood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Offering up a flavour of childhood in the reign of Queen Victoria, this exhibition explores the way in which young lives were lived during this era depending on the social class each was born into.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 21, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Stepney Bank
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12NP

37 artists have been shortlisted from 740 entries in this year's Print Award. Come and see some of their work on display

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Our House

Grand Opera House, York

Cumberland Street
York
YO19SW

The right path? The wrong path? What happens if you choose both? Joe Casey is about to find out! On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Joe takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

A salute to a once essential and powerful workforce this exhibition - which features around 70 paintings, including works by renowned mining artists Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness – vividly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 9, 2014 until Sep 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Pop-Up Film School: Adaptation Boot Camp

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Suitable for ages 8-12 Ever wanted to turn your favourite children’s book into a film? Now’s your chance with our amazing Adaptation Bootcamp! Come along and make your own versions of classic

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:30

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur ROARS

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Drop in all day To celebrate 20 years of Paul Stickland’s classic picture book Dinosaur Roar, this summer we have seven dino-floors of fun for visitors to enjoy! Our Creation Station has been

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Exhibition open until April 2015 Developed in partnership with National Media Museum in Bradford, this exciting new exhibition will showcase innovative and influential film and television

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 10, 2014 until Apr 1, 2015.   Times: 10:00-17:00

In Your Footsteps

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

7 Owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

an exhibition of oil paintings by North-East Artist Kate Van Suddese. The work is an homage to the walks Kate took with her beloved Grandfather around Durham City as a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-18:00, 09:30-18:00

The Bohemians - A Night of Queen As It Began Tour

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Parkgate
Darlington
DL11RR

Internationally renowned Queen tribute band The Bohemians bring a concert celebrating Queen's finest live performances from 1973 through to the Magic of '86. During the first half they will take

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 19:30

International Print Biennale

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Quadrangle
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE17RU

International Print Biennale is the biggest printmaking event in the UK. Whether you enjoy seeing or making prints – there is something for everyone. Explore the world of print this summer with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Fawcett Street
Sunderland
SR11RE

exhibition by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich, looking at what exists and what is possible.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 13, 2014 until Aug 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Dance Summer Camp

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

Are your little ones driving you mad singing songs from Frozen? Are you stuck for things for them to do during the holidays? Then why not bring them along to our Infant Summer Camp, where they can

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-13:00

Hockney, Printmaker

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Marking the 60th anniversary of David Hockney’s prolific career as a printmaker this exhibition will present over 60 works by the Yorkshire born artist, charting a print career which began in 1954.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 7, 2014 until Sep 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Encore School of Dance

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

1B Standard Court
Northallerton
DL6 2XH

Lots of dance classes at Encore in Northallerton. Classes from 2 years and up. 1st class FREE! Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz. Exams taken with the ISTD Call/email for more

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jun 2, 2014 until Dec 20, 2014.   Times: 16:00-21:00

Musical Theatre Summer School

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

1B Standard Court
Northallerton
DL6 2XH

We will be running a summer school exploring the musical Annie. Year 1 and above, all welcome Early Bird and sibling discount

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

The Happy Carp: contemporary Japanese prints from the collections of the Oriental Museum

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

takes its name from a woodblock print by the UK-based Japanese printmaker, Nana Shiomi. This exhibition showcases modern Japanese prints recently acquired by the Oriental Museum in Durham with the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Birds, Boar and Bees!

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Castle BOlton
Leyburn
DL8 4ET

Witness amazing falconry displays, the fun of wild boar feeding time and the activity of our bee hives. Also on the weekdays you can have a go at our bird, boar and bee kite and mask making,

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

St Anne's RC Church Hall, Darlington

Welbeck Avenue
Darlington
DL1 2DR

all levels welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jun 5, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 00:10-11:15

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Times Square
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE14EP

BODY WORLDS is the first exhibition of its kind to inform the visitor about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies. The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 17, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Open for Business

National Railway Museum, York

Leeman Road
York
YO264XJ

A major touring photographic exhibition which reveals the untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of some of the world's greatest

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 16, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Kilmartin's Bar, Sunderland

1 Tunstall Terrace
Sunderland
sr1 3an

Open Mic evening with Luke Smith

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: May 8, 2014 until Nov 27, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Chance Finds Us

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

An artist led project by eight North East based artists who work across drawing, installation, painting and sculpture, who have all adopted systematic strategies in their practice. The artists in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 2, 2014 until Sep 4, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ripon
Ripon
HG43DY

journey along a tale of prosperity, decline and dissolution and hear about the rise and fall of this great Cistercian abbey

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:30

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Westgate
Thirsk
YO7 1QS

This photography exhibition, featuring portraits of women across the globe, is presented in conjunction with Alliance Francaise de York and includes work from the International Photography Contest

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:30

KFA Dance Moves

St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Darlington

North Road
Darlington
DL1 2PU

KFA Dance Moves (with Veronica and Catherine), Thursdays 7.30pm – 9pm, St Thomas’ Church Hall, North Road, Darlington DL1 2PU. £3.50 pay as you go. Contact Catherine for more information on

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Jan 15, 2015.   Times: 19:30-21:00

Upcycling crafternoons

Borough Road Nursery School, Darlington

Borough Road
Darlington
DL11SG

using clean safe waste

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Pickering
Pickering
YO187LT

come and celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th birthday, there is a trail in the woods for children to search for the character. On until

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 11, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Computer Drop in held at Wesley Court every week A chance to get some help and support with your computer or some help with the internet or emails

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

A weekly group for people who enjoy sequence dancing. Held in the Dolphin Centre every Thursday Why not try something different.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Day care sessions available Monday to Saturday both full and half days a chance to try something new and enjoy some company and try your hand at our varied activities Day respite care is also available for your loved ones

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 1, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014.   Times: 09:00-16:00

DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham

Aykley Heads
Durham
DH15TU

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Young Embroiderers, an exhibition of works by Young Embroiderers past and present. Drop-in workshops will run throughout the exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Line dancing group at the Friends Meeting House All capabilities of dancing welcomed.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 11, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Off the Wall: The Art of the Japanese Movie Poster

Palace Green Library , Durham

Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN

The Japanese film industry entered a Golden Age from the 1950's onwards. Classic films were promoted by a new genre of art-the Japanese movie poster. This exhibition displays the collection of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 17, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Traces and Revelations

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

An exhibition of paintings by internationally renowned, pioneering Palestinian artists, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha. Over the past 10 years, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha’s concepts and ideas

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Oct 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Shifting sands

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

This is an exhibition of rare and beautiful photographs from Sudan taken by the anthropologist Ian Cunnison. It tells a story of migration, everyday lives and inter-ethnic relationships in late

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Oct 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Teddy Bears Picnic

Botanic Garden , Durham

Hollingside Lane
Durham
DH1 3TN

Popular children's event with special activities. Enter your bear into the most loved teddy competition, enjoy a bear story and create some bear-y good artwork on this special day. We recommend

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Yorkshire Museum, York

Museum Street
York
YO17FR

Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 13, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Karate

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

Kids and Adults Karate

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Mar 10, 2014 until Dec 1, 2016.   Times: 17:45-18:45, 19:00-21:00

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

Castle Howard
Castle Howard
YO607DA

explore the stories of castle Howard, the family and tenants in time of war in this exhibition in the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

Oxford Road
Middlesbrough
TS55DT

Live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Mar 6, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

St. Andrews Methodist church, Crook

Dawson street
Crook
DL158NH

Parent led toddler music group every Thursday (term Time) 1-2:30pm £1 per session. Bring your child along for some singing and interaction with other children. We have 45 minute song time with movement, instruments and play parachute followed by free play and snack time at the end of the session.

Category: Kids
Dates: Mar 6, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 13:00-14:30

Royals: Then and Now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

York
York
YO301DD

New contemporary royal portraits to add to the historic collection. Including photographs from Mario Testino, prints from Andy Warhol and this oil on canvas of HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge;

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 12:00-17:00

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

Darlington FC's monthly fundraising quiz - £1 per person entry with cash prizes for the top teams and a prize raffle. We often have a jackpot question as well where one person can win BIG!

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates: Jan 30, 2014 until Sep 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00-22:00

The Hive, Durham

5 Station Road
Durham
DH7 7PX

Drop in to The Hive café in Ushaw Moor and share your crafty ideas, techniques and information with fellow crafters. Thursdays 10-12 am.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Feb 6, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

Front Street
Stanley
DH9 0TE

The Louisa Lagoon is a giant four-level play frame jam packed with fun for children aged 5 years + (up to height 4"9). There’s slippery slides, dizzy discs, rope climbs, climbing walls, splat pads

Category: Kids
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Sep 30, 2014.   Times: 08:00-19:30

WillyNillie Arts and Craft Sessions

WillyNillie CIC, Chester-le-Street

156b Front Street
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3AY

WillyNillie is a non for profit art hub in Chester-le-Street. We provide a range of creative projects, art sessions and exhibition space for our community, everyone is welcome. Our weekly programme

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Oct 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Soft Play Area

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

'Under the Sea' soft play area with interactive features, offering activity for children up to the age of 10. Separate area for young children and babies. Additional play area with sensory

Category: Kids
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00-18:00

Tango class

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Skinnergate
Darlington
DL37LX

Classes with Jean-Paul (our professional Argentine dance teacher) start at 7.45 pm every Thursday night in the Voodoo Latin Dance Studio (above the café; then at 9.00 pm until late we join the social

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 30, 2014 until Oct 23, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Swimming

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

Eight-lane 25m competition standard swimming pool; Training Pool; Interactive Toddler Pool; 1m, 3m and 5m board Diving Pool, 2 Waterslides and an Inflatable. For more information visit

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jan 23, 2014 until Oct 19, 2014.   Times: 06:30-20:00

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Look at the different robots in the Museum collection before trying a variety of robot themed crafts. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. On until Aug 1. Repeated each day from 1.00 - 2.30pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Look at the different teddy bears in the Museum collection before making your own, using felt. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. On until Aug 1. Repeated each day from 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Bar Tutsters, Bishop Auckland

37 Bondgate
Bishop Auckland
DL147PE

everyone welcome to join the live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Education Village, Darlington

Salters Lane South
Darlington
DL1 2AN

A non-combative martial art suitable for all ages 16+ Every Thursday

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Jan 16, 2014 until Oct 9, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Hurworth Grange Community Centre,, Hurworth

Croft Road
Hurworth
DL2 2BN

Skernedale Dog Training Club (Kennel Cub Registered). Obedience Training for all Breeds. A basic obedience and beginner training course plus a class for more advanced dogs. Which includes, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Further details can be obtained from Pam Emmerson on

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New Bridge Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18JA

Thomas Bewick is famous for the small-scale wood engravings he and members of his workshop produced, often published as illustrations in books. Less well known are the drawings and paintings also made

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Nov 30, 2013 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

this class is for women and men of mixed abilites therefore suitable for newcomers and experienced Pilates goers. Pilates willl help you become more flexible, toned & will improve your posture and core strength.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Nov 7, 2013 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 18:00-19:00



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