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What The Ladybird Heard

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson, the multi-million selling author of THE GRUFFALO and ROOM ON THE BROOM comes WHAT THE ...

Darlington Arts Festival 2014

Various, Darlington

The second Darlington Arts Festival will begin on Thursday April 24 and run throughout May at a wide range of venues across the borough. ...

All Our Yesterday's

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Another sensational show from the producers of Memory Lane, Rolling Back The Years, and Memories Are
Made Of This.
One of the biggest shows of its ...

Riches to ruins

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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

Country Markets Stokesley & District

Country Markets, Stokesley

On Friday 25 April 912.00 - 13.45) a local market featuring home produced food and crafts. ...
Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 12:00-13:45

Charity concert with Brena Collins

Community Centre, Bowburn

Brenda's hilarious tirns always get a huge turn out ...
Category: Music - Other
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Catch 22

Catch 22

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, after 50 years the strength of Joseph Heller’s story is undiminished. Northern Stage is proud to produce the first UK touring production of Heller’s ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 21, 2014 until May 10, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Face To Face: Portraits Past and Present

Face To Face: Portraits Past and Present

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

The exhibition features more than 30 portraits in a variety of media including oils, charcoal, pencil and pastel, highlighting the rich history of Hartlepool and the Tees Valley and the people who ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 21, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hurworth Society Jazz Band

Community Centre, Hurworth

Live music ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00-22:30

#TheZone

#TheZone

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Come along and try a variety of activities each week including gym access, swimming, badminton, table tennis, football league, 'chill out' area, dance, games consoles, fitness classes, and much more! ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 25, 2014 until Dec 12, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Hilarity Bites presents... Rob Rouse & Danny Pensive

Hilarity Bites presents... Rob Rouse & Danny Pensive

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Coming to Hilarity Bites in Bishop Auckland on April 25th 2014: Rob Rouse - “Missing This show means missing something wonderful” - ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Evening News Danny Pensive - ...

Category: Comedy
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30-22:30

Michael Carr

West Auckland WMC, West Auckland

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

McNeil

Three Tuns, Shildon

Live Music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The 49`ers

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Dawn

Garrick Hotel, Stockton

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Jeff Wright

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Twotone

Eston Institute and WMC, Middlesbrough

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Suzanne Reece

Deneside WMC, Seaham

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

We Love The 90's

Beechwood Easterside & District Social Club, Middlesbrough

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Planet Circus

Yarm Road, (next to The Old Farm, House Pub), Darlington

Britain's favourite family circus bring their brand new 2014 super show to Darlington. With the legendary The Thunderball Riders, Gordon the world’s fastest juggler, Duo Stratosphere, the high ...
Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 23, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 17:00

North Yorkshire Schools Art Project inspired by the work of Yinka Shonibare

North Yorkshire Schools Art Project inspired by the work of Yinka Shonibare

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation through colourful, vibrant and witty ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:30

Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit

Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following a sell-out London run comedy legend Frank Skinner takes his brand new show to venues nationwide. ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Skylark Song, Trev Gibb, This Little Bird

Skylark Song, Trev Gibb, This Little Bird

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

To mark the release of the debut album 'Relent' from North East duo Skylark Song we will be playing a special gig. The album was recorded just a few hundred yards away at Blast Studios and includes ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The Hoax, Well Hung Heart, Federal Charm

The Hoax, Well Hung Heart, Federal Charm

Cluny , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

British Blues Hall of Famers, The Hoax, are back on tour in 2014 having returned to the international stage with the release of their first album ‘Big City Blues’ in 15 years in August 2013. The ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

American Girl

American Girl

Big Jug, Durham

Live ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Brydon Acoustic

Brydon Acoustic

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Indie /Pop /Rock...Piano and acoustic guitar cover songs from classic and modern artists such as The Beatles, Oasis, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Razorlite, Killers, Snow Patrol, Kings Of Leon, The ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

The Picks Ups

The Picks Ups

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

The Pick Up's are available as a Trio or a four piece Combo! The Trio comprises piano upright bass & drums, with Left Hand Lewis on lead vocals & piano! playing mostly Rock 'n' Roll some Rockabilly ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

The Firelight Opera

The Firelight Opera

Chilton Country Pub, Fence Houses

The Firelight Opera are a lively, 3-part harmony acoustic/rock band that perform popular singalong songs from the 60's to current charts. With their range of covers of bands including The Beatles, T. ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

GHB

GHB

Three Tuns, Gateshead

Formed late 1979 GBH have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound and an influence on bands as diverse as metallica,queens of the stone age,rancid,slayer,anthrax,nirvana,and a host ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby Goth Weekend

Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend. Whether you spend the nights watching fantastic live music or the days shopping in the various ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 25, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Poetic Chopin - Royal Northern Sinfonia

Poetic Chopin - Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sage, Gateshead

As Sibelius’s symphonic journey drew to a close, it grew ever more remarkable. His final symphony was something completely different: a single-movement epic of just twenty minutes, a work whose ...

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Shandy Hall gardens open to the public

Shandy Hall Gardens, Coxwold

Home of C18 author Laurence Sterne, two walled gardens, one acre of unusual perennials interplanted with tulips and old roses. Admission £3, children free. ...
Category: Gardens
Dates: Apr 25, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: 18:30-20:00

My Teesside by Paul Bradley

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough

Paul says: “My exhibition is about Teesside as seen through my eyes. For me, Teesside is not the stereotypical grey, industrialised place we hear about so often. Instead, it’s a dynamic and ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 17, 2014 until May 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Zephyr

Zephyr

Greens, Sunderland

An eclectic mix of classics and floor fillers by The Stones, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Muse, Foo Fighters, REM, Kasabian, Stereophonics,The Black Keys, With a professional sound and lighting show ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Bear Wire band

Bear Wire band

O'Neills, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Bear Wire Band came together early 2011. They consist of: Chris Sounden on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Daren Pearse on guitars and vocals; Graham Bowman on electric and slide ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Tony Liddle Band

Tony Liddle Band

Crows Nest, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Featuring the voice of Tony Liddle. Tony has fronted many bands and has untertaken world tours with legendary musicians including: 60’s super group ‘The Animals’, ‘Oliver/Dawson’s Saxon’, ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Darlington Arts Festival 2014

Darlington Arts Festival 2014

Various, Darlington

The second Darlington Arts Festival will begin on Thursday April 24 and run throughout May at a wide range of venues across the borough. Co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture (DfC), the group ...

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: No set start -22:00

Durham and Beyond

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

Art Exhibition ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Apr 30, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Jon Booth and Brenda Wright, paintings, etchings and ceramics

Jon Booth and Brenda Wright, paintings, etchings and ceramics

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A joint show featuring local artist Jon Booth and Brenda Wright. Jon Booth creates delicate, architecturally inspired etchings and watercolours, sites of exploration including familiar Yorkshire ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 3, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

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

Day Care

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

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

Near Here

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

exhibition by Swedish artist Nina Canell, she questions the limits of sculpture, giving substance to the intangible and lightness to the physical. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Jul 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Freepass

Freepass

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

textile and media based exhibition by artist Catherine Howard. The exhibition explores railway heritage and journeys travelled on the railways from Darlington to countryside destinations around Great ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Art group

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Our weekly art group is a brilliant group to bring out you're creative side and share your works ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until Dec 19, 2014.   Times: 09:50-11:50

Artwave North - Spring Exhibition

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

Artwave North is exhibiting their recent work - a range of paintings, collages, feltwork and ceramics. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until May 26, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

mima, Middlesbrough

With works ranging from John Constable to Paul Nash, this exhibition represents scenes of the English east coast from the past 200 years. Artworks consider the influence of technology and local art ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 11, 2014 until Jun 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Beatamx

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Traces and Revelations

Traces and Revelations

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

Shifting sands

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

R’n’B Club presents: The James O'Hara Blues Band

R’n’B Club presents: The James O'Hara Blues Band

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

James O'Hara is a UK born and based Blues musician with a wealth of experience in fronting bands since 1985 including The Detonators and The Giantkillers. In the last 25 years he has been lucky ...

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30-23:00

Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

exhibition by Lynne Burton, John Young and Gerald White ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until May 27, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney

The Mercer Art Gallery,, Harrogate

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney celebrates the county of Yorkshire and its people through the art it has inspired and the artists it has produced. Over 100 paintings, photographs and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until Jul 11, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00, 14:00-16:00

Tanya Axford/Paul Merrick

Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, Gateshead

two parallel solo exhibitions ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 29, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Chocolate spectacular

Chocolate spectacular

Chocolate Story, York

watch York's Chocolate Story team of chocolatiers create Easter eggs and join in on their Easter egg hunt and ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Landscapes for a Dark Summer

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Renowned landscape artist Peter Hicks presents a major exhibition of striking new work, depicting rich, moody scenes of the Moors and northern England. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 11, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hexham Book festival

Hexham Book festival

various venues including Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Come and be inspired by books, authors, workshops and readings all on your doorstep. Jeremy Hardy, Penelope Lively, Sally Magnusson, Kate Waldegrave, Hugh Pym, Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld, Nadine ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until May 8, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Drawing on Much Ado

Drawing on Much Ado

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Kim Lewis and Cathy Duncan were artists in residence for Demi-Paradise Productions during the making of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ staged at Lancaster Castle in Spring 2012. They ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Honey, mein Liebchen

Honey, mein Liebchen

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Claudia Sacher is a visual artist from Essen, Germany, who lives and works in Northumberland. She writes texts that are illustrated through installations involving drawings, performances and video. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize

St Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York

Showcasing the work of the shortlisted right artists from around the world. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Rob Rouse, Danny Pensive and MC Ray Bradshaw

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

The audience are in for a treat as the brilliant Rob Rouse tops the bill. Rob has appeared on Dave’s One Night Stand, Celebrity Juice and 8 out of 10 Cats. He previously hosted The Friday Night ...
Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30-23:00

After Midnight unplugged

After Midnight unplugged

Porters Coffee House, North Shields

Mike Hall and Dave Robson from well-known local band After Midnight will be taking time off from their Classic Clapton UK Tour to perform a rare acoustic set at Porters Coffee House on Friday 25 ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00-22:30

Real Live Girls

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A good-natured expose of the not-so-glamorous business we call 'show'. Backbiting, bitching and backstage madness make for hilarious antics in this light-hearted story of fame, jeal-ousy, pride and ...
Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 23, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A major revival of one of the best-loved plays of the 20th Century. Alistair McGowan leads an established company of actors in a centenary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece directed by ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Peep Inside

Ormesby Hall, Ormesby

open drawers event to look into hidden places and spaces ...
Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Monday's Child

Monday's Child

Theatre Royal, York

Monday’s Child tells a simple poetic story of the unique bond between a grandmother and a child. We share the delights and surprises of the respective stages of their lives: discoveries, memories, ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Jun 10, 2014.   Times: 11:00, 13:30

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Theatre Royal, York

Under Milk Wood is a work of genius; ripe with vitality, rich in humour and populated by sublime, eccentric, enchanting characters. Come to Llareggub, a small Welsh town by the sea. Meet blind ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

God's Bridge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Lead artist Tania Kovats has mentored 10 professional artists to create work in response to God’s Bridge, a limestone formation spanning the River Greta, high in the Pennines. This exhibition is an ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Jul 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

The Jack Reading Bequest

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

This exhibition from the Jack Reading Bequest features the work of Tom McGuinness, a Bevan Boy who spent his life working in the mines. A talented and prolific artist, Tom worked in a variety of ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Myths, Memories & Mysteries: How artists respond to the past

The World According to Bede, Jarrow

includes work from artists as far a field as Greece ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 18, 2014 until Jun 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Vasilis X Quintet jazz group

St. Cuthbert's Centre, Crook

Vasilis X Quintet jazz group will be performing on Friday 25th April at 7.30 pm ( doors open 7.00pm) in St Cuthbert's Centre. All proceeds in aid of the Centre to go towards building a new disabled ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:00-23:00

They Used to Call it the Moon

They Used to Call it the Moon

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

a group exhibition exploring the enduring presence of the moon and the rich iconography of space on the popular imagination of artists. With reworked stories and imagined realities, ideas and tropes ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 25, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With twelve separate ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 15, 2014 until May 11, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Incognito

Incognito

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Princeton, New Jersey. 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy of the recently deceased Albert Einstein. And then steals his brain. Bath, England. 1953. Henry undergoes pioneering brain ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until May 3, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Capital of the North exhibition

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Young Curators exhibition

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ceramic and glass work made by young people involved in the Young Curators project. Encouraging younger generations to engage with local heritage and learn about historical crafts ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Monty Don

Monty Don

Theatre, Harrogate

Monty Don is a renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter and the nation’s favourite and most respected gardener. Hear him speak about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Northallerton Musical Theatre Company

Northallerton Musical Theatre Company

The Forum, Northallerton

(A look back at the past and a look forward to the future) Come along and join us for a lively evening of musical entertainment. There will be all the old favourites from shows we have staged since ...

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Apr 23, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Catch 22: Chris Cairns, Andrew Stanley, Lewis Calvert plus MC Danny McLoughlin

Catch 22: Chris Cairns, Andrew Stanley, Lewis Calvert plus MC Danny McLoughlin

ARC, Stockton

Every month ARC sets the stage and lays out the cabaret seating in preparation for a horde of comic wits from far and wide, featuring the slick conversational talents of a crackerjack MC. With two ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

ARC, Stockton

This exhibition is a story told in words and pictures. This is the story of the year when, prompted by the riots of August 2011, Bernadette Russell committed to be kind to a stranger every day for 366 ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until May 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

A Ticket to Teesdale: Remembering the 'Barney Line

A Ticket to Teesdale: Remembering the 'Barney Line

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

‘A Ticket to Teesdale’: Remembering the 'Barney Line' is the latest display by the North Eastern Railway Association (NERA). The exhibition is a pictorial journey that marks the 50th Anniversary ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 7, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:30

Frankie Jackson

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music ...
Category: Music - Country
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

James Birkett / Bradley Johnston

Gala, Durham

From Eddie Lang and Django Reinhardt to Pat Metheny and beyond, the jazz guitar has universal appeal. This duo present a programme of music by some of the most influential players of the last hundred ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 13:00

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician and psychopath

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician and psychopath

Gala, Durham

Jerry is best known as an offensive comedian but he is also one of the world’s most skilled and creative card magicians. In this show you'll get to see some amazing sleight of hand and some original ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Manet - The Execution of Maximilian

Manet - The Execution of Maximilian

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A much loved work from the National Gallery Collection - Edouard Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian comes to The Bowes Museum as the first painting in the three-year Masterpiece Tour; part of the ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until May 18, 2014.   Times: 10:00, 10:00

Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

The oval paintings of Simon Bill draw upon a very wide variety of sources, from philosophy to heavy metal, art history to cookery, Art Deco to neuroscience. Characterised mainly by their abrupt ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 14, 2014 until Jun 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

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

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

the first retrospective in Europe of Lorna Simpson (born Brooklyn, New York in 1960). Simpson’s work links photography, text, video and archival material. Emphasising a conceptual and performative ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 21, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Olly meets Buble

Olly meets Buble

New Brancepeth club, New Brancepeth

fantastic vocalist Jamie Tinkler has been on both pop idol and x factor and is here for one night only wowing audiences with Olly meets Buble ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Magic Worlds

Magic Worlds

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The exhibition will delve into the captivating world of magic, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the imaginary and fantastical realms of witches, wizards, fairies, elves, dragons, magicians ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Burundanga

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Burundanga are an eclectic ensemble that fuses a variety of Rhythm & Roots from Latin America, with a big dose of contemporary grooves and rhythms: Funk, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Samba and SalSoul, resulting ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 22:00

Darlington Jazz Festival

Darlington Jazz Festival

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

An exciting range of events from the local, national and international jazz scene. the festival this year is expanding and will run from April 24-27. It is based at The Forum Music Centre and Head of ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Chris Blade - The Arctic Circle

Chris Blade - The Arctic Circle

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

New photographic work by Chris Blade, inspired by an artists’ residency in Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago, just 10 degrees from the North Pole. The work explores the artist’s response ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 8, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Mechanics of Optometry

The Mechanics of Optometry

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Explore the weird and wonderful world of optometry through the decades, in this exhibition of items from The College of Optometrists collection. View the tools of the trade from rules and face ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until May 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Royals: Then and Now

Royals: Then and Now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists including JMW Turner and John Constable took their canvases outdoors and began drawing and painting landscapes in the open air, instead of in their ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hobo Joe

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

Live blues music ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival returns to Newcastle with a selection of extraordinary short films from the world's leading ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

Museum of Hartlepool, Hartlepool

Featuring exhibits from the renowned Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, it chronicles the history of masks and puppets and shows their contemporary relevance through their use in the theatre, film and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 15, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Bon Jovi Experience

Bon Jovi Experience

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey, fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi. Throughout their career, the band have sold over 120 million albums ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

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

Yoga for Sports Lovers

Yoga for Sports Lovers

Home, Darlington

Private classes dedicated for sports people who wish to increase their range of movement, strength and performance. These classes will target the issues that you want to work with in a sustainable, ...

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Yoga classes to calm the mind

Yoga classes to calm the mind

Home, Darlington

Private and small yoga classes held in a homely environment. Gentle, relaxing yet strengthening, these classes give you personal attention and permission to start from where you are. I work ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Social Circuits

Sherburn Leisure Centre, Sherburn

Exercise class for over 50;s. Suitable for GP referrals or anyone over the age of 50 who is looking to improve their health and well being. Class can be adapted for all fitness levels. Well qualified ...
Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Feb 19, 2014 until May 9, 2014.   Times: 11:00-12:00

Soft Play Area

Soft Play Area

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

'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

Swimming

Swimming

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

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

Home, exhibition by David Mulholland

Home, exhibition by David Mulholland

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Following a hugely successful exhibition at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough, the work of local artist David Mulholland is coming even closer to his home. More than fifty thousand people many of ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Permanent displays

Permanent displays

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Living Planet See a two floor gallery with a life size model of an elephant, a great white shark, a virtual aquarium and a polar bear with hundreds of other creatures from around the world. Touch ...

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates: Jan 17, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Penguin Club ice skating classes

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Aimed at youngsters aged between 18months and five, to help build confidence and develop co-ordination. ...
Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 17, 2014 until Jun 27, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

See How They Run

See How They Run

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Like nothing you’ve ever seen before! This wonderfully funny and much loved farce is brought to life on stage once again – this time with a difference. It still features hilarious comic ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Stephenson Locomotive Society

Mining Institure Lecture Theatre, Neville Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Member's evening, an evening of short presentation of members' colour transparencies ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage in the Digital Age

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage in the Digital Age

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

15 young contemporary artists have been commissioned to produce prints responding to the provocative combinations in Eduardo Paolozzi’s scrapbook-like collages. The artworks demonstrate how ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Spectacles

Spectacles

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Colin Firth. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 18, 2014 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

The Harrogate Flower Shows are widely regarded as the UK's biggest and most prestigious independent gardening events. The spring show has been ranked as Britain's best gardening event by readers ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Markus Karstie and William Cobbing

Markus Karstie and William Cobbing

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Two leading contemporary artists, who both use ceramics as one aspect of their practice, will be showing the results of their year-long residency in Newcastle University’s Fine Art Department. As ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Bunk!

Bunk!

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bunk! is a series of prints and collages which are mainly made from magazines given to the artist by American ex-servicemen. They show Eduardo Paolozzi’s fascination with popular culture and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Photographs and magazine covers from 1947 to 1962 celebrate the transformation of the world’s most popular pin-up into an acclaimed actress, highlighting the British photographers and personalities ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Art and Optimism in 1950s’ Britain

Art and Optimism in 1950s’ Britain

mima, Middlesbrough

This vibrant exhibition celebrates fine art, design and craft from the 1950s. It includes paintings, posters, design and ceramics representing the optimism felt in Britain despite the economic gloom ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 21, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Pink Lane Co-op (Monthly residency)

Jazz Cafe, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Pink Lane Co-op (Monthly residency) ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Nov 29, 2013 until Nov 28, 2014.   Times: 22:00

Elizabeth Blackadder: Prints

Elizabeth Blackadder: Prints

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Born in Falkirk, Elizabeth Blackadder studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art where she also taught until 1986. Although widely known for her oil and watercolour paintings, by ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Lucy Jones: Looking Out, Looking In

Lucy Jones: Looking Out, Looking In

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Born in London in 1955, Lucy Jones is a painter of both provocatively disquieting self-portraits and unpeopled landscapes of flaring colours and raw, wild beauty. Her landscape paintings preclude, she ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Lines in the Landscape

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Lines in the Landscape

National Railway Museum, York

The railways have always inspired photography, so it is fitting that we will be showcasing a first of its kind exhibition in our art gallery, drawing together all the winners from the past four years ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Nov 21, 2013 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row

Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

an exhibition to celebrate the craft of bespoke tailoring by Savile Row family, Henry Poole & Co. Established in 1806, they launched Savile Row, now the most famous tailoring street in the world. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Oct 26, 2013 until May 10, 2014.   Times: 10:00


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