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Chinese New Year celebrations

Joseph Pease Place , Darlington

Darlington will celebrate Chinese New Year - the Year of the Sheep in Joseph Peae Place from 12.45pm till ...

Ralph Hedley: Painter of North East Life

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

This special exhibition celebrates the work of one of the North East’s most popular Victorian artists, Ralph Hedley, a painter who is best known for his representation of late ...

Sequins on my Balcony

North Shore Theatre, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland

Yvette Cowles presents a funny, moving and inspiring story of life as a belly dancer with breast cancer. Upbeat, hilarious and unsentimental. Yvette’s positive attitude shines ...

Pirates and Piccolos

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Conducted by entertaining captain Steve Drummer, this family friendly and educational concert promises to raise the high seas and dazzle you and your children. With audience ...

Skating@Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink returns to Times Square, just outside Life Science Centre. It is great fun and great exercise! Come for a spin around the ice and even treat yourself to a festive

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-19:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Retro Race

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The latest adventure on Life's 4D Motion Ride, Retro Race, is a high-octane speed to the finish line! Fasten your seat belt for a race through villages, tunnels, forests and rocky mountain roads.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Stokesley Methodist Church Hall, Stokesley

Returning after our winter break your local market for home produced foods and crafts. At Stokesley Methodist Church Hall on Friday 30 January from 12 noon until 1.45pm. Freshly made soup and light refreshments also available.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:45

Location: Stokesley Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5DQ

Tees Heritage exhibition

Crown Street Art Gallery, Darlington

with work by Eddie Bishop, Geoffrey Bradshaw, Vivien Clear, Richard Collier and many more. (until Feb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Crown Street Art Gallery, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: The Grange community centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22BN

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Hemlington Social Club, Viewly Centre Road, Middlesbrough, TS89JH

The Golden Lion Inn, Sedgefield

live music

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

Location: The Golden Lion Inn, the End, Sedgefield, TS213AU

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

Acre Rigg SC, Peterlee

live music

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

Location: Acre Rigg SC, Peterlee, Peterlee, SR82DU

Central Library, Gateshead

the club will be 30 years old in 2015. To celebrate this exhibition shows photographs highlighting some of the great performers from the last three decades. (until Mar 14)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

Village Hall, Grewelthorpe

Folk dance group

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

Location: Village Hall, Gewelthorpe, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3BU

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Christeen Redhead, Maureen Mann and Linda Coulby. (on until Mar 27)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Darlington Building Society, Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Be Drawn In

Customs House, South Shields

We each perceive our world differently, and recall events in our own individual way. We can shoot film, take a photograph, report news stories, translate a language into ten other texts, but what does

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Urban Lines by Jack Coates

Customs House, South Shields

Jack Coates will start the Year of Drawing with an exhibition of new architectural drawings made on paper and canvas. The latter, being a medium not traditionally associated with drawing practice and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

St Marys Church Hall, Nunthorpe

Nunthorpe Players are presenting their annual pantomime, this year it's Dick Turpin Rides Again, with fun and laughter for all the family, a proportion of the proceeds will be going to our new charity The Good Will Cause, raising money for the North East Childrens Cancer Trust

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Marys Church Hall, Morton Carr Lane, Nunthorpe, TS7 0JU

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

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

The County, South Shields

Mixing Soul and Rock, with a hint of Blues, this four piece revisit classic songs from the 70's onwards taking a refreshing look at timeless hits from Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone, Anastacia, Tina Turner and many more.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The County, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE33 4UU

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Heavy Load are widely regarded as the UK´s leading Free and Bad Company tribute band, bringing the sounds of two of the greatest Rock bands of all time to venues across the north east of England and beyond. Formed in 2003 by singer Nick, Heavy Load have been delivering the sounds of Kossoff, Fraser, Kirke and Rodgers for over seven years,

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SQ

American Girl

Marsden Inn, South Shields

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Marsden Inn, Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Feed The Bear

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

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

Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall, Hexham

Come and sit by the fire for a wintry tale with live music and magic, puppets and projections and a beautiful miniature theatre packed full of delights. The Snow Bear is inspired by Norwegian folk tales and tells the story of a polar bear who is taken away from his arctic home. Will the friendly Tomten’s magic help him find his way back?

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 16:15

Location: Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HZ

Circus of Horrors

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

a great night

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The High Street Lithographs

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Ken Charlton. The 50 exhibits include regional scenes from coastal locations, as well as those from across the North York moors National Park. (until April 19)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

The Art Studio: No stigma attached

Oriental Museum, Durham

A group exhibition exploring South Asian art and personal journeys of hope, growth and expression by members of the Art Studio, Sunderland. (On until April 19) The Art Studio is a Sunderland-based

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: No set start -17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Big Jug, Durham

Every Contraband gig is a tribute to all the amazing super-groups of the late 60's and 1970's, paying homage to Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, ZZ Top, Bad Company, Free, Cream and a few surprises (but no Sex On Fire.....sorry) Contraband was formed in January 2012 by Ron Slater (bass), Ian Leckie (vocals) and Martin Ballinger (Guitar),

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe, DL57PA

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

An Exhibition of Sporting and Wildlife Art By Flora Blackett, Kate Brooks, and Luci Maclaren. On until January 31.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn, Leyburn, DL8 5SG

Vestiges of their Hearts

Oriental Museum, Durham

3.11 three years on. A photographic exhibition by Jorel Chan. This exhibition showcases a series of carefully curated photographs taken during a humanitarian mission to the Tohoku region in Japan,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Young @ Heart Wellbeing Sessions

Unti D, Consett

We run wellbeing fitness sessions for senior citizens weekdays from 10:30am - 11:30am. Our sessions promote improved health and wellbeing, improved bone density and joint strength, muscular

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:30

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

Graeme Durant

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Graeme Durant makes sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings and installations. For BALTIC, he has developed a new body of work for the Level 2 gallery. His playful approach sees forms appropriated

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Jesse Wine

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jesse Wine (born Chester, 1983) works mainly with ceramics and uses traditional techniques to explore process and chance. Wine never records his methods; he mixes glazes and oxides together and fires

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Peter Yates: Paintings 1939-1982

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Peter Yates was best known as an architect, a founder partner of the North East architectural firm, Ryder and Yates. The firm’s architectural creations are now recognised as amongst the most

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Composite Mind: Contemporary Responses to Ryder & Yates by David Bilbrough and John & Karen Topping

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John & Karen Topping use archive photography to recreate the trade stands designed by Ryder & Yates in the 1950s as digital 3D models. These models emphasise the modernist yet playful aesthetic of the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Jonathan Yeo Portraits

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Jonathan Yeo is one of the world’s leading portrait artists, known internationally for his portraits of some of the most famous people in the world, including, Sienna Miller, Kevin Spacey, Stephen

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

John Dobson & John Wilson Carmichael: An Artistic Partnership

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John Dobson (1787-1865) was the North East’s most outstanding 19th century architect. Buildings he designed can be found across Newcastle and Northumbria. During the 1830s he worked closely with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Starring Vivien Leigh

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A rarely seen photograph of Vivien Leigh and husband Laurence Olivier at a garden party forms the centrepiece of this exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London. One of the most famous

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Art Society selling exhibition

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Be inspired by this exhibition of paintings by members of Gateshead Art Society, featuring new work produced over the past year. Many of the works on the show are available to buy. (until Feb

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fresh Perspectives: The Shipley Collection Revisited

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Oil paintings from the Shipley Art Gallery's collection are displayed in a new exhibition curated with members of the Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A). In 1917 the Shipley Art Gallery

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Ralph Hedley: Painter of North East Life

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

This special exhibition celebrates the work of one of the North East’s most popular Victorian artists, Ralph Hedley, a painter who is best known for his representation of late 19th and early 20th

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR11PP

Michael Mulvihill

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Michael Mulvihill will stage a solo exhibition in the Project Space in January 2015, presenting a series of new works made while artist in residency at Northumbria University. The exhibition will

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Youth Arts Exhibition

Arts Centre, Washington

Established in 2000, the Sunderland Youth Arts Exhibition has become an integral part of the Sunderland Young Achievers' Awards diary. The first Youth Arts Exhibition took place in February 2000 as

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Lionel Bart’s much loved adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale of the fortunes and misfortunes of a workhouse boy returns to Harrogate Theatre. Colourful characters bring the streets of Victorian London to life as they sing and dance to a dramatic climax. You’ve got to get a ticket or two!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Presented by Harrogate Dramatic Society For more information visit www.hds-online.co.uk

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Dinner and Cabaret

Horton Grange Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Enjoy a three-course meal with fizz and canapes on arrival. After dinner just sit back and let yourself be entertained by the velvet tones of Jason's voice and saxophone. He starts with all the

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: Horton Grange Hotel, Berwick Hill, Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13 6BU

The Rosemary Davidson Bequest

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Rosemary Davidson (1929-2012) was an innovative educational publisher who became the first woman director of Cambridge University Press. After her retirement she enjoyed a second career founding and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Land Engines

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Land Engines is a collection of work by artists who use video game design tools to create work that explores the computer generated landscape as a setting for a number of fantasies, ranging from

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

A relaxed evening of piano music played by Geoffrey Sweet. Music from Vienna including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, followed by music of New Orleans including pieces by Lucien Lambert, Jelly Roll Morton and James Booker.

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Cabaret & tribute Night  with Karen Kennedy

Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hartlepool

Come and enjoy a 2 course carvery, followed by multi- award winner Karen Kennedy performing hits from Adele, Beyonce & Rihanna and much more along with her own disco. This is a fantastic night & we

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

Location: Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS274PA

Village Hall, Hurworth

A fun exercise classed aimed at the 50+ age group who wish to keep fit and active. Admission £4

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: Village Hall, Church Row, Hurworth, DL2 2AQ

Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, Gateshead

a group show featuring works by Ian Breakwell and Mike Leggett, Matthew Crawley, Henry Coombes, Tim Etchells, Keith Farquhar, Josephine Flynn, Susie Green and Cara Tolmie. On until Feb 21.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, 19-21 West Street, Gateshead, NE81AD

Handa's Surprise (age 2-6)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa's footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise - but 7 different animals have 7

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

An uproarious night of fantastic comedy, sparkling music, saucy stand-up and more in the company of Arthur Smith, compere beyond compare, playwright, king of comedians, professional Leonard Cohen impersonator and star of radio's Loose Ends and TV's The One Show and Grumpy Old Men. Acts include: Pete Heat, like Derren Brown crossed with Russell

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Take a glimpse into the colourful contemporary culture of nineteenth century Japan in an intriguing exhibition of EdoPop prints. These colourful wood-block prints, featuring urban celebrities,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Australian week

The Glasshouse Restaurant, Darlington

Come along and taste some Australian dishes throughout the week. Enjoy lunch with an Australian

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:15

Location: The Glasshouse Restaurant, Darlington College, Haughton Road, Darlington, DL1 1DR

On Seeing the Author - Portraits in Libraries from Antiquity to the Present

Palace Green Library, Durham

For millennia, people watching plays, listening to songs and poetry, and reading books have understood that an author was responsible for the words they are experiencing. Thinking about the author has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Vietnam: A Nation not a War

Palace Green Library, Durham

The exhibition mixes historic and contemporary objects from Vietnam with contemporary works by British artist Anthony Key to explore national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

An Evening with Supermac & John Gibson

Customs House, South Shields

Join former Newcastle united player Malcolm 'Supermac' MacDonald and award-winning sports jounralist John 'Gibbo' Gibson to discuss those once-in-a-liftetime scoops which made headlines nationwide.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly- acclaimed National Theatre production, embarks on its first ever nationwide tour. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain –

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

The House of Fun with Arthur Smith

Gala Theatre, Durham

An uproarious night of variety with fantastic comedy, sparkling music, saucy stand-up, scintillating theatre and more in the company of Arthur Smith, compere beyond compare, playwright, king of

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

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Voulez Vous Mad About Abba

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

For the last twenty-two years Voulez Vous have striven to recreate the costumes, glamour, and distinct sound that was Abba. Their talented and energetic team of musicians and performers will have

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

On Seeing the Author

Palace Green Library, Durham

For millennia, people watching plays, listening to songs and poetry, and reading books have understood that an author was responsible for the words they are experiencing. Thinking about the author has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Re:collections

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Digital Storytelling is a community engagement technique which teaches participants to create short audiovisuals to tell a personal story. Re:collections will showcase fifteen digital stories made by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

The Decorator and the Thief (...)

Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

In collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art we present an off-site exhibition at the Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland. The exhibition extends the thematic concerns of the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR13SD

Churchill's Final Journey

National Railway Museum, York

Churchill's funeral on 30 January 1965 was a historic event. While it was a significant state occasion, it was also an opportunity for ordinary people to pay their own personal respects. The funeral

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Cash

02 Academy, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

tribute to Man in Black. Led by frontman Ben Welburn, the band Cash effortlessly recreates the sound, vibe and appeal of the master himself, deeply connecting with Johnny Cash’s music and

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: 02 Academy, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SW

Dirty Dancing

Empire, Sunderland

An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Michelle Castles 'Inspire' Featuring Lucinda Grange

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

The ‘Inspire’ exhibition is a stunning showcase of work by Michelle Castles, an artist renowned for her dynamic sculptures of the human form. The exhibition also features award winning

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

The Sleeping Beauty

Arts Centre, Washington

Washington Theatre Group presents their popular annual pantomime. When the evil fairy Carabosse is accidentally insulted by the King and Queen, she puts a terrible curse on their daughter,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Catch 22: John Warbuton, Chris Kent, Carl Jones plus MC Danny McLoughlin

ARC, Stockton

ARC sets the stage in preparation for a horde of comic wits from far and wide, featuring the slick conversational talents of a crackerjack MC. With two well stocked bars within easy reach and plenty

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Do Try this at Home 2

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ever been told ‘DON’T try this at home?’ Not in this show! It’s all about trying things out for yourself. This brand new show in Life's popular Science Theatre is full of things that kids can

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia present Swan Lake

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Raymond Gubbay presents Swan Lake Performed by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

an exhibition of paints and prints

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best in nature photography. The competition boasts talent from professional and amateur

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

David Lynch Naming

mima, Middlesbrough

David Lynch – probably best known as a film and television director – originally studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

mima, Middlesbrough

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is primarily focused on engaging with people about what it is like to ‘be human’ in stressful and difficult situations. He is interested in the use

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Drawing the Jewellery Collection

mima, Middlesbrough

mima has been collecting contemporary jewellery since the early 1980s and is internationally renowned for its unique collection of striking pieces. Drawing The Jewellery Collection celebrates key

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Fit & Nappy Fitness Class for new Mums

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A weekly Keep Fit Class for new Mums looking to regain their

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00-10:00

Location: Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

NHS Choices - Introduction

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A weekly class designed to help people become familiar with the new NHS Choices Website, and its associated features. Part of the Digital Inclusion

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

Location: Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 20:15-21:15

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event.

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

Old Mother Goose

Theatre Royal, York

This year's panto is Old Mother Goose - written by Berwick Kaler. Good versus evil is put to the test when two fairies battle for supremacy. The bad fairy claims any human being can be corrupted;

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Are you a Carer? A Carer is someone who, without payment, provides care and support to a partner, disabled child, relative, friend or neighbor who could not manage without their help. You may help with their personal care, provide emotional or practical support or just ensure they are safe and coping. You many often feel isolated, overwhelmed

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4HT

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Sporting chance/Football Crazy R Us is a well established sporting organisation coaching boy’s and girls in several sports from 3-11 years old and is currently branching further in to the Newton Aycliffe Area. The company currently coaches football sessions at the Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre reaching children in the primary

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4HT

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

90 Minutes of fun and play time plus healthy snack, for toddlers and coffee/tea for Mum, Dad, Nanna and granddad. Older children accepted during school holidays subject to space. To register your child/children telephone us on 01325 307522 or e-mail us on info@nayc.co.uk or just pop in to reception.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4HT

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Age UK Gentle Exercise to Music for over 50's

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4HT

School Run Fitness Camp

Croft Travel, Consett

1 hour fitness session after the school run at 9:30am targeting weight loss, improved fitness, fat loss. For every session you complete we donate £1 to a school of your

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:30, 09:30-10:30

Location: Croft Travel, Delves Lane, Consett, DH8 9HU

Parallel Tracks

National Railway Museum, York

For over forty years, artist Andrew Cross has been watching and waiting, recording and filming. In Parallel Tracks, Andrew takes an alternative look at trainspotting. Drawing upon personal

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Fitsteps

Pelton Community Centre , Chester-le-Street

Fitsteps is the latest dance and fitness workout brought to you by the professionals of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and no partner is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Pelton Community Centre , Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH2 1DE

The Gruffalo is Back.

Seven stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Our Julia Donaldson exhibition has been a huge hit both at Seven Stories and on a UK wide tour. To celebrate the end of the tour The Gruffalo has hot footed it back to Seven Stories to wave one final

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Seven stories , Ouseburn Valley , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of the conservation of the Museum’s important painting The Last Communion of Saint Peter Nolasco by Francisco Pacheco. This exhibition investigates Pacheco and the Sevillian School of painting, exploring his role as the master of the second generation of 17th Century painters in Seville. It is part of a programme of events in the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Crash Bang Wallop Academy - Performing Arts

Methodist Church , Northallerton

What better way is there to spend your Saturday morning than making new friends at the Academy? You’ll spend 3 hours discovering the excitement of acting, singing and dancing. Classes are run by

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:30-20:30

Location: Methodist Church , High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8EG

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

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

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This luxurious and elegant exhibition features extravagant catwalk creations and elegant eveningwear together with exquisite shoes and chic accessories from Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Julian Opie has had many exhibitions around the world over the last 30 years, and now for the first time we have an opportunity to see his work within the context of his personal collection, offering a fascinating insight into his work and his collecting instinct.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP



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