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Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

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 ...

Journey into the Green Man

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

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 ...

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 ...

Iron Horse Folk Club - Anthony John Clarke

Iron Horse, Newton Aycliffe

Belfast born Anthony John Clarke is a singer/songwriter of the highest calibre . With 19 albums to his name he has toured the world singing his songs ...

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

Free Guitar Tech & Music Production Workshops Day

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Borough Road
Darlington
DL11SG

★ Studio & Production Workshops with Lily Allen's producer Pablo Cook (ex-Pulp/Moby/Joe Strummer) ★ Guitar & Technology Workshop with ex-Prodigy/Pitchshifter guitarist Jim Davies ★ Plus a Live

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

The Bay Horse, Bishop Auckland

40 Fore Bondgate
Bishop Auckland
DL147PE

A Fantastic rendition of some of musics best musicians (Classic Rock)

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:30-23:30

Misty In Roots

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

West Street
Gateshead
NE81HE

The UK’s greatest reggae group beloved by John Peel and pioneers of Rock Against Racism. Veterans of eight John Peel sessions, their 1979 masterpiece, Live at the Counter-Eurovision on their own

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Northern Soul Oldies Night

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Borough Road
Darlington
DL11SG

An evening of classic Northern Soul Oldies brought to you by The Forum Northern Soul Club, featuring 4 top

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 19:00-23:55

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

Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival

Various, Wetherby

Various
Wetherby
LS22 5EJ

The seventh Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival runs from 19th to 27th July at nine racecourses across Yorkshire. Sat 19 Ripon Sun 20 Redcar Mon 21 Beverley (Eve) Tues 22 Ultimate Racing

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Skaboom

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Commercial Road
South Shields
NE331RW

live

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

Revolutionaires

Three Tuns, Gateshead

92 Sheriffs Highway
Gateshead
NE95SD

Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene, they power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style. Primarily, they are influenced by 1940’s

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

Scratch the Surface

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Westgate Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE11SQ

live

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

Unplugged

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Marine Walk
Sunderland
SR60PL

Unplugged pride themselves with performing quality acoustic music. They specialise in innovative covers of classic and contempory popular songs. With an ever expanding repertoire they appeal to a wide

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

Messenger

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Redwell Lane
South Shields
NE347JS

Classic Blues Rock.

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

On the Rocks

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

South Burns
Chester-le-Street
DH33EZ

On The Rocks play the music we were all brought up on, Classic Hard Rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Not for them the restrictions imposed by the current trend for one act tribute bands, they play all

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

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
NE262TG

A well established classic rock and Indie band fronted by Jen Normandale, Lee on bass, tGraham on Guitar, Phil on drums. Rock Indie, Pop classics from the 70's to present.

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

Dee Tees

Big Jug, Durham

Claypath
Durham
DH11RG

A four piece rock ‘n’ roll band from Durham playing The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2, Little Richard, The Jam, The Clash, Oasis, The Doors, Free, Creedence

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

WMC, Ferryhill

7 North Street
Ferryhill
DL178HX

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Constitutional Club, Billingham

31 Wolviston Rd
Billingham
TS232RU

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

Easterside
Middlesbrough
TS43PP

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 19:45

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

41 Hurworth Road
Hurworth
DL22BN

live jazz band

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Deer Shed Festival

Baldersby Park, Thirsk

Topcliffe
Thirsk
YO7 1TA

This year’s music line-up features a very special headline performance from Johnny Marr alongside fellow top of the bill performers British Sea Power and Stornoway whilst a host of familiar names

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

Yarm Road
Eaglescliffe
TS160JE

live blues music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The Agency

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

36 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12PQ

The Agency… 'Of Ghosts' album launch Support: Neil Armstrong; The Low Lights Tavern and Special Guests (TBC) The Agency… return to the Cluny 2 to launch their hotly anticipate new album

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

Cluny, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

36 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12PQ

Head-On Music Presents: INiGo MONTOYA - Newcastle based garage rock trio. Raw power, riffs and pedals. Expect new music very soon! Built like a Gun - "Three white boys with soul making rock music". For fans of The Black Keys & early KOL. People Making Noises - Experimental, post-rock noise with dreamlike breaks. Influenced by ASIWYFA and

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

Lanterns on the Lake

Georgian Theatre, Stockton

Green Dragon Yard
Stockton
TS181AT

Lanterns on the Lake bring their exquisitely crafted blend of symphonic rock, folk and electronics to Stockton for the perfect warm up for the weekend ahead. The North East band have received critical

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

Old Red Eyes (acoustic tribute to Paul Heaton)

No, 10 Crown Street, Darlington

10 Crown Street
Darlington
DL3 0ZG

Songs from the Beautiful South and The

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

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

Summer Laffalang

Westovian Theatre, South Shields

Ocean Road
South Shields
NE33 2JS

feature comedy sketches written by Ed Waugh. Have fun and raise

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

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

Play dene, Darlington

Widdowfield Street
Darlington
DL3 6ES

Join the rangers for free messy play in the play dene for finger painting the wildlife you can find in the denes.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

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

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

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

Sunderland International Airshow

Seafront, Sunderland

Sunderland
Sunderland
SR1 3EX

Sunderland International Airshow is now in its 26th year, with a massive choice of exciting activities and entertainment on the ground as well as all the action in the sky, there is something for

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

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

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

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

Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

Middle Engine Lane
North Shields
NE298DX

Make your very own Stephenson’s Rocket train to take home with Technology Tom

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

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

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Salters Lane North
Darlington
DL13DT

live music

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

Indulgences

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO71PQ

paintings by landscape artist Peter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 5, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 10:00

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

6 Oxford Street
Harrogate
HG11QF

The Twist is back by VERY popular demand... and it’s the 2014 Show, with new songs, characters and laughter. Love 50’s and 60’s music performed to the highest standard? You will love The Twist. Set in an American Diner, It’s a show packed with incredible tributes to the greatest stars of the 50’s and 60’s. Elvis, Dusty, The

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

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

Seafest

around Scarborough, Scarborough

Scarborough
Scarborough
YO12 7AA

A pop-up carnival which is an offshoot of Leeds West Indian Carnival, Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival, has just been announced as one of the highlights of this year’s event.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: All day event.

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

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

43-47 Cockton Hill Road
Bishop Auckland
DL146HS

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

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

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

Zumba Gold

Neville Parade Church Hall, Newton Aycliffe

Neville Parade
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 5DH

Zumba Gold is a community orientated and easy to follow class with low impact but effective moves for older adults who want to improve their fitness levels and can participate in the class at their

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 13:00-14:00

Keeping Up Appearances presented by Whitley Bay Theatre Company

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
NE261LZ

Whitley Bay Theatre Company are thrilled to be returning to the PLAYHOUSE in July 2014 with another hilarious production. Brace yourselves folks – “….the bucket woman is here! “. Keeping Up

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Clark

ARC, Stockton

Dovecot Street
Stockton
TS181LL

As founder member, bassist and songwriter with Wet Wet Wet, Graeme Clark has been no stranger to chart success over the years. Snapped up by Polydor Records in 1985, the cheeky Clydebank four-piece

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

Catch 22: Mike Newall, Kierna Lawless, Paul Sinha plus MC Matt Reed

ARC, Stockton

Dovecot Street
Stockton
TS181LL

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: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 20:00

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

Grease

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

100 Grey Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE16BR

Newcastle upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company don their Pink Lady and T-Bird Leather jackets for their 2014 production of Grease. It's 1959 and Rydell High is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 14:00, 19:00

Georgian Theatre, Stockton

Green Dragon Yard
Stockton
TS181AT

Newcastle band

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

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

Start: Lay-by next to Lintzford Garden Centre, Rowlands Gill

Lintzford, southwest of Rowlands Gill on A694
Rowlands Gill
NE39 1DG

Local History 8 miles MEDIUM/LONG Brian Page – Voluntary Countryside Ranger Packed Lunch Reqd

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:30

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New Bridge Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18JA

Looking for a bit of artistic creative fun for the summer holidays? This summer the Laing is hosting a five day art summer school for young people. Young people will learn about a variety of art forms and create a portfolio of work. We’ll kick the week off at the Hatton Gallery and Great North Museum then continue the creativity at the Laing. The

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

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

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

Baby Dino Stomp and ROAR

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Suitable for ages 10 months – 3 years Go on a musical story adventure and shake your scaly tale to songs and rhyme. Dance, stomp and roar along to our favourite songs and stories in a super

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 14:00-15:00

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

A five-day filmmaking workshop 10.30am-3.30pm Suitable for ages 12+ Ever wanted to turn your favourite children’s book into a film? Now’s your chance with our amazing Adaptation Bootcamp!

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Jul 25, 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

Gareth Halliday: Possible Worlds

The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

77 Quayside
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 3DE

UK-based mixed media artist Gareth Halliday joins The Outsiders Newcastle this June with a comprehensive body of provocative works on paper. Possible Worlds marks Halliday’s return to the commercial

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 12:00-18:00

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

Car Boot Sale

Land at Rosemont Road, Bishop Auckland

South Church,
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6SX

If you are looking to grab a bargain, to sell to the public or to just have a good day out this car boot sale is excellent for you to visit. Excellent easy access and free parking on the grass so

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates: Jun 13, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 12:30

Cooper Hall, Witton Gilbert

Sacriston Lane
Witton Gilbert
DH7 6TF

Children's Dance classes held every Friday. Tuition in ballroom, Latin, old time sequence and freestyle. Medal test examinations with NC.D.T.A. Adult sequence dance classes Established over 30years

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jun 13, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Angelina Ballerina The Mousical

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Parkgate
Darlington
DL11RR

Everyone's favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, pirouettes onto the stage in her brand new musical - a magical show packed full of singing and dancing. Angelina and her friends think their

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: 16:00

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

Family Fun - Fabulous Fridays

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

Borrow one of our free explorer backpacks and embark on a Gruesome Grotesque hunt. See how many weird and wonderful grotesques you can

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:00

20 Years: Women as Priests

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

An exhibition celebrating 20 years of women as priests in the Diocese of Durham marking the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Church of England. Themes to be explored are: God’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: All day event.

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

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Zetland Street
Northallerton
DL6 1NA

A group exhibition of varied ceramics by members of the UKs largest potters organisation, themed around the natural world.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Jul 29, 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: 13:00-21:00

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Tubwell Row
Darlington
DL1 1NF

Dennis Dunn and Colin Farrent exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 30, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 09:00

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Lates! at The Bowes Museum Date 25 Jul Time 6.00 – 10.00pm Cost £5.00 Come and experience the Museum after hours at our latest Late Night openings. With live music, behind-the-scenes access, late bar and kitchen and a riot of fun activities for all ages, these evenings are not to be missed.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 18:00-22:00

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

#TheZone

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

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

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

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

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.

Freepass

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Station Road
Darlington
DL36ST

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

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

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

Hands on Stonemasonry

Durham Castle , Durham

Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RW

Learn how Durham Cathedral and Castle were actually built through stonemasonry demonstrations with sculptor Neil Molloy and try your hand at the craft.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Jul 28, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Wonderful Weddings

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

Find out how weddings are celebrated across Asia, and decorate your own pair of Korean wedding ducks.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

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

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

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 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

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

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 some musical instruments in the Museum collection before making your own to take home! Tuesday 22 - drums; Wednesday 23 - shakers; Thursday 24 - guitars; Friday 25 -hand drums. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for these events. Events repeated each day at 11.30am and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-11:00

Permanent displays

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Barras Bridge
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE24PT

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

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



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