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BBC Good Food Show

International Centre, Harrogate

The ultimate day out for food-lovers returns to the Yorkshire town of Harrogate, from 10 - 12 April 2015. The BBC Good Food Show Spring brought an incredible range of independent, ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia

The Witham, Barnard Castle

A chamber performance by the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead. The UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia has built a distinctive ...

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 ...

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour plus Gilmore Roberts + Heg & The Wolf Chorus

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are a Newcastle quartet of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and ...

Elim Pentecostal Church, Darlington

Elim Church is hosting its annual Easter Community Fun Day to celebrate Easter with the local community. Free event with free tea and coffee and lots of free activities including; games and more

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Elim Pentecostal Church, Bowman Street, Darlington, DL30HE

Burgham Park , Northumberland

Final preparations are underway ahead of an international equestrian event which is due to take place in Northumberland later this week. The Burgham International Horse Trials runs from 27 to 29

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 08:00-17:00

Location: Burgham Park , Burgham , Northumberland, NE65 9QP

St Mary's Cockerton Community Centre, Darlington

Bouncy Castle, Bric a Brac, Cake Stall, Tombola, Buzz Wire Game, Sticks in the Sand, Clothes, Jumble, Refreshments, Lots of Easter prizes to be

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:30

Location: St Mary's Cockerton Community Centre, Corner of Prior Street and Stooperdale Avenue, Darlington, DL3 9EX

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

But the real treat is the mysterious Requiem - written when Mozart was dying, commissioned by a mysterious stranger for a patron who intended to pass off this masterpiece as his own work, featured in the film Amadeus. The "man in grey" haunted Mozart's last days and hours, but the result is a work of stunning power containing some of his greatest

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Swainby Church Hall, Swainby

The Dales based ukulele ensemble recreate some of the great traditions of musical entertainment demonstrating the versatility of the ukulele accompanied by tight vocal harmonising. Their own arrangements cover jazz, American blues, heavy rock and contemporary popular music. The event takes place in Swainby Church hall on Saturday 28th March at 7.30

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

Location: Swainby Church Hall, Church Lane, Swainby, DL6 3EA

Blackwell Grange health Club, Darlington

A new and exciting fitness class held in a fun environment for all ages and fitness levels.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:15

Location: Blackwell Grange health Club, Blackwell Grange, Darlington, DL3 8QH

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

The 2015 UK tour of acclaimed musical show ‘Back to Broadway’ is coming to the Middlesbrough Theatre on Saturday 28 March. The show, now in its fourth consecutive year, features hit songs from

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

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

Thirteen, Middlesbrough

Artist Mackenzie Thorpe launches "The Station Posters" a collection of work created for Middlesbrough Train Station inspired by his

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Thirteen, 2 Hudson Quay, Middlesbrough, TS2 1QG

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Artist and veteran, John Palliser, displays his centenary painting - 'World War One 1914 to 1918.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Born in the North East, Lucy lives in the Richmond area where she has her studio. Her work focuses on landscapes however she approaches the pieces from both traditional and contemporary angles, while

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Sage, Gateshead

Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal How To Cut & Paste series showcases a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see

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

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

Arts Centre, Washington

A long-overdue night with the North East's best-known shanty group. Four fine voices in harmony, Jim Mageean, Pete Wood, George Unthank and Alan Fitzimmons are not just shanty singers, they do a wide

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

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

Bon Jovi Forever, a North East based five piece, is the ultimate must-see tribute show to the world's number one selling rock band Bon Jovi. A must for all fans, with a show guaranteed to keep you on

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

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

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:    Times: 21:00

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Dave Kelly's guitar and vocals form the very backbone of a distinctive

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

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A short time ago, a crack musical combo was sent down by a muso court for an augmented minor 7th chord they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade into the North

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

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

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

"...some of the finest compositions heard from any band -songs that manage to simultaneously tug at the heartstrings while exercising the brain. “These Are The Days” once again showcases their

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Linda Dockerty and Lisa Lamb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

Hartlepool’s Hot Potato Comedy Club is in for another bumper night at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Saturday 28 March, with a typically strong line-up including Matt Reed, Adam Staunton and Helen

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS248AH

Art Gallery, Scarborough

Everybody likes to beside the seaside! Come and enjoy the fabulous photography exhibition of Scarborough through the years. Remember Gala Land, the Opera House and the Outdoor Pool? From the funny

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Sherburn Community Centre, Sherburn

50/50 Social Dance with the George Rowell Band. 2 course meal included in price. raffle. bingo.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:15

Location: Sherburn Community Centre, Front Street, Sherburn, dh6 1hd

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Join us for a free Rag Rug Workshop where you will learn both hooky and proddy mat making techniques. This course has been designed to guide total beginners step by step through each stage of rag rug

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:30

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

Holyoake Community Centre, Chester-le-Street

an Easter Fayre on 28th March with various stalls, games for kids , raffle, tombola, Easter bonnet competititon, refreshments. All proceeds to Chester-le-Street branch Royal British Legion

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Holyoake Community Centre, The Close, Chester-le-Street, DH2 2EZ

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Major Accident - North East Clockwork Street Punk Veterans, The Struggle - the debut from a band featuring members of Major Accident, Gimp Fist, Crashed Out, Geoffrey OiCott, Last Rough Cause, The

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Discover a traditional Easter, with our Cadbury's Easter egg hunt and traditional games and activities. On until April 12

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

This event will exhibit a wide range of art and craft, much with a wildlife theme. Handmade jewellery, ceramics, textiles, photographs and much more will be on offer. There will be opportunities to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:30

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Have a hoppy adventure around the garden to find the Lindt Gold Bunny. He's around the garden with his friends…who knows where you might find him! Families will take delight in following the flash

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough

Now in its 4th successful year, Back To Broadway returns with a stunning new show. This all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation invites you on a breathtaking journey through the magical

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Dalton & Gayles Village Hall, Dalton

Return Concert by a fine acoustic Scottish Folk Singer

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:45

Location: Dalton & Gayles Village Hall, Dalton, Dalton, DL11 7HS

Tythe Barn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A fully residential week long holiday for 8-16 year olds run by The ATE Trust, free accompanied travel from across the UK and more fun than you can shake a stick at, we promise!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Tythe Barn, Dyke House Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, HR8 1QY

Etherley Methodist Church, Bishop Auckland

morning coffee, followed by light lunches, teas and cakes. Plus cake stall, raffle and tombola. All in aid of the Heel & Toe Children's charity.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Etherley Methodist Church, South Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0HZ

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

a presentation of selected works from contemporary artists. (until May

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Art Gallery, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Bowes & Gilmonby Village Hall, Barnard Castle

blues music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Bowes & Gilmonby Village Hall, Bowes, Barnard Castle, DL129HR

Curzon Cellar, Ripon

covering rock, pop, old and new

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

Location: Curzon Cellar, North Street, Ripon, HG41DP

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

Bon Jovi Forever, a North East based five piece, is the ultimate must-see tribute show to the world's number one selling rock band Bon Jovi. A must for all fans, with a show guaranteed to keep you on

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

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Masham Gallery, Masham

20th March - April 24th A contemplation on the pursuit of happiness from artists Jill Campbell, Barbara Young, Gareth Buxton, Lesley Birch and Jenny Ayrton. Abstracted landscapes and glass. A

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

Location: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Square, Masham, HG4 4EB

Little Theatre, Gateshead

Two one-act plays written by one of Britain’s best-known playwrights. In The Dumb Waiter, two hit men co-exist in an atmosphere of menace and mystery in a basement below a discussed restaurant,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:30

Location: Little Theatre, 1-4 Saltview Way, Gateshead, NE84JS

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

an exhibition of painting, pottery, textiles, photography and mixed media

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

Location: World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB

Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Stockton

Dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities every Thursday all £2.50 pp - kids go free 12-1pm Family Dancercise 1-2pm Workout Wonders 3-4pm Fit Steps 4-5pm Commercial Dance 5-6pm Zumba

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Dovecott Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Library Tea Room @ Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

For one night only you can be part of an exclusive dining experience as the Library Tea Room is transformed into a pop-up restaurant, showcasing the culinary expertise and flair of our talented chefs.

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

Location: Library Tea Room @ Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NR

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth

Workshops & concerts for children & adults. Full details on the website http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/ 9.30am to 12.30pm: Childrens’ Ukulele Workshop (aged 7+ and accompanied by an adult) to build and play their own ‘Buttertub Ukulele’. All materials, tuition and refreshments included. The cost is £5 and places are limited. Contact

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, DL116QT

Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth

The occasional ukulele sound and lots of other good music from some of the north east’s most respected international musicians with many recordings to their name. They play a wide variety of music

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

Location: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, DL116QT

Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Hutton Rudby

Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee Jez Lowe and fellow North East song-writer, Pete Davies, together again in

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:30

Location: Hutton Rudby Village Hall, Enterpen, Hutton Rudby, TS15 0EJ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Swanley Grange was once a busy hub of sheep farming activity, so for the holidays it's been transformed into a woolly workshop. Create your very own little lamb key ring to take home with you. On

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

It's all go on the estate as Holy Henry and Gorgeous Georgia get ready for the hustle and bustle of the Easter period. They're run off their feet- can you follow the clues around the estate

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition will showcase the results of the year long programme of arts activities that have been made as part of the Creative Makings project in libraries in 2014 - 15. Creative Makings has embraced hands on making, recycling, reinventing, mending and thrift activities. Kate Eccles has been at Birtley Library leading textile workshops to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Aldborough Village Hall, North Yorkshire

A shared weekend Experience and Personal Journey. In a very real sense the theme of this weekend is You. In a broader sense it us about how you relate to yourself, those around you and the Cosmos. We will explore seeing, hearing, feeling and being in the now. We will look at symbols fir self discovery, including theTarot and Dreams, Meditation,

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Aldborough Village Hall, Garton Road, North Yorkshire, HU11 4QA

Quarrington Hill School, Coxhoe

ten leisurely miles around Quarrington

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Quarrington Hill School, Coxhoe, Coxhoe, DL12 8PR

Club, Cotherstone

live

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

Location: Club, Cotherstone, Cotherstone, DL12 9PH

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

with unique stalls in aid of Hope 4 Kidz

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Stadium of Light, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR51SU

Holyoake Communal Hall, Chester-le-Street

selling plants, various crafts, costume jewellery and other goods. Refreshments, raffle and children's games.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Holyoake Communal Hall, South Pelton, Chester-le-Street, DH2 2EZ

The Village Green, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Chaplin's Circus will be running a number of FREE circus skills workshops during the 2015 Easter Half Term, teaching a variety of skills including juggling, hula hooping, ribbon twirling, plate

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:30

Location: The Village Green, Highfield Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed, AL4 0DB

Dalton & Gayles Village Hall, Dalton

A return gig from an acclaimed guitarist and one of the U.K.'s finest Singer/Songwriters. Dave's styles cover the range from Blues to Contemporary Folk and are delivered with warmth and humour. An

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: Dalton & Gayles Village Hall, Dalton, Dalton, DL11 7HS

The Village Green, Newburn

After a hugely successful 2014 tour, Chaplin's Circus is coming to St Albans from 28th March to 6th April 2015! Book online today to take advantage of our Easter Half-Term Offer: KIDS GO FREE.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:30

Location: The Village Green, Highfield Park, Newburn, AL4 0DB

St Mary's Church, Richmond in North Yorks

The Station Singers Spring Concert In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and The Military WAGS Choir Catterick The Dales are alive with the sound of music! A fantastic opportunity to support two great

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: St Mary's Church, The Rectory, Church Wynd,, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 7AQ

Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe

runs until April 22

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Greenfield Arts Centre, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Middleton in Teesdale, Newbiggin, Middleton

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Artist and printmaker Emerson Mayes is fascinated by the wildlife of the North York Moors.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Artists James McGairy and Peter Reynolds, and sculptor Darrell Evanes, reflect how nature and the environment interconnect.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

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

Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal, Durham

Marie Curie is hosting different Great Daffodil Appeal collections around Durham City between Friday 27 February and Saturday 28 March. Please get involved and register your support via

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal, Durham City Market Place, Durham, DH1 3 NB

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A selection of railway posters and carriage prints by one of Britain’s finest railway poster artists Frank Henry Mason. Normal entrance

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

Location: Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Station Road, Darlington, DL36ST

Art Block, 74 Church Street, Seaham

exhibition by EDAN volunteer art group. Open 11-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Art Block, 74 Church Street, Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HF

Palace Green Library, Durham

Ever wondered how to produce marbled paper? Here's your chance to have a go! All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

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

The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham

London based photographer Dee King is bringing her first solo show, All The King’s Men to The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham. Featuring over 20 original works, the series is made up of portraits

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: The Gates Shopping Centre, 1 Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, DH1 4SJ

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine paintings. This

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

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

Barnard Castle Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

Stalls will include bric-a-brac, home baking, home made preserves, cards, clothing and jewellery. Refreshments including delicious home-made food will be available to eat in or to take away. Entrance is free but donations to Macmillan Cancer Care would be much appreciated. Phone 01388 718498 for further details.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: Barnard Castle Methodist Church, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PW

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Oriental Museum, Durham

Throughout the Easter holidays come along and try our Easter gallery trail and spot the chicks hidden around the displays. (open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and midday to 5pm on weekends and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Oriental Museum, Durham

Investigate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and then write or print your own secret messages on papyrus. Advice for parents and caregivers: Drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) unless otherwise

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley

A stunning display of photographs submitted as winning entries to the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition will be on display at two north Yorkshire attractions this spring.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Aclet Pub, Bishop Auckland

Disco / Karaoke Over "5s

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:30-23:30

Location: Aclet Pub, brooklands, Bishop Auckland, Dl14 6pw

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Icons are regarded as ‘windows into heaven’. True icons follow classical principles in colour, gesture and symbolism and are designed to take the reader to a spiritual dimension. Icons originate

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Sandra is a local artist specialising in printmaking from wood and lino. Her work is produced by linocut print and chine collé, a collage technique. A number of prints will be on display, including

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Photographic Society have been meeting for well over 100 years and still going strong. We are always looking for new members so if you have an interest in photography, why not come

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Turf, Consett

live music

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

Location: The Turf, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A journey through prints and drawings in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection. The work on show is striking in its diversity, including a large scale expressionist colour print by John Hoyland, ink

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

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

in Darlington, Darlington

The course is tailored at teenagers who are wanting to learn skills in Dressmaking and Fashion. It will help them understand the concept of dressmaking and fabrics that are used to make a garment. Please telephone 07527 980266 to enrol or if you have any queries

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: in Darlington, Darlington, Darlington, DL3 7PL

Sunderland Minster, Sunderland

A choral concert of works by Edward Elgar - 'The Music Makers', 'Sea Pictures' & 'From the Bavarian Highlands' with soloist Sarah Pring - mezzo-soprano.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: Sunderland Minster, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ET

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Oep live ! exclusively presents for the first time in the UK in many years Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, shortened in 1975 to Dr. Hook, was an American rock band, formed

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

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street Library, Darlington

Come and see what the archaeologists found on the site behind the Town Hall.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Location: Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

Quaker Meeting House, Darlington

Alan. 23. Recent graduate in Marine Biology. (High 2.2.) Son of Blakeney, Norfolk. Bedroom dweller and seal tour guide extraordinaire. When Alan discovers a mysterious young woman lying amongst the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-21:00

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NB

Quaker Meeting House, Darlington

When are you most compromised – in the spotlight? Under lock and key? Or in the arms of the one you love? Activist Hanny is finally back where she belongs, walking the streets of her hometown with

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30-16:15

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7NB

Joseph Pease Place, Darlington

Encounters with a bus. Fleeting or lifelong, the time we spend on public transport can change our lives, or just bring colour to our day. Are you a chatterer, or a people watcher? Are you in a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Joseph Pease Place, Town Centre, Darlington, dl1 3tl

Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

Hand-made cards, jewellery, bric-a-brac, clothing, home-made jams & chutneys, home baking, pop-up cafe with home-made

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: Methodist Church, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, DL128PW

Richmondshire Cricket Club, Richmond in North Yorks

Join us at Richmondshire Cricket Club for what will be a fantastic evening, Matthew, played for Yorkshire and England and was part of the Ashes wining team in 2005 , He is reputed as a top after dinner speaker and will add to a great evening which comprises of a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a two course Italian meal provided by Antonio.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Richmondshire Cricket Club, Hurgill Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4AR

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Direct from the West End and larger than life, Shrek the Musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal on its first UK tour in March 2015!! CASTING NEWS: Shrek The Musical will star Dean Chisnall as

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

ARC, Stockton

About to head off on a major tour with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Ruby Turner will be taking her own band out on the road in 2015 for some more up close and personal shows, which

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

ARC, Stockton

A celebration of words and images; join Apples and Snakes for a poetry party of special things to do and see! Drop in on the flash workshops where you can cut, paste and create your own mini-poetry

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Super Cells is a brand new exhibition for Life, exploring the sometimes controversial world of stem cells and stem cell research. Discover what stem cells are, how they live, and how they can be used

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

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

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

Forum Theatre, Billingham

The world's original One Direction tribute band come to the Forum Theatre, Billingham. Following their sellout 2014 tour they’re back again with a brand new show for 2015. Travelling all over the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

77th annual exhibition (until April

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Empire, Sunderland

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet! He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Grand Opera House, York

Named as best Grand Opera House production of 2014* for Sister Act, York Stage Musicals are back to present the Tony award winning, world wide smash hit Hairspray this Easter. Hairspray follows

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

In the 1930s Central Gateshead’s urban landscape changed forever when great areas of ancient housing were demolished as part of the Government’s housing improvement programme. This exhibition brings together images from Gateshead Local Studies’ Slum Clearance collection showing the streets that once populated Gateshead riverside and parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Gateshead, NE8 2AU

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Creative drop-in class for under 10s Take part in fun and creative activities inspired by our exhibitions.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

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

Crook Football Club, Crook

Live Rock Night

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:15-23:45

Location: Crook Football Club, Millfield Ground, Crook, DL159PW

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

Barbican, York

Join our award winning team of tricksters for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. Witness stunning illusions including disappearances,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

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

mima, Middlesbrough

Stephen McKenna, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998. This exhibition will be

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

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

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Back by huge public demand! He’s already described Middlesbrough as his favourite place to play, and now the 8 Out of 10 Cats kingpin is back by huge public demand after wowing a packed Town

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Two festival favourites bring their latest shows to the region. Ray Peacock will perform an abridged version of his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Here Comes Trouble. Ahir Shah won the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This previously un-exhibited body of work by the renowned satirical cartoonist and illustrator

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Blue and white china is often displayed at home for its decorative qualities, but in Paul Scott’s hands domestic ceramics mutate into subversive comments on our life and times. Scott is an artist

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads will be the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles. The exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition offers a snapshot of three stages of Victor Pasmore's career between 1940 and 1965, when his work evolved from two-dimensional figurative paintings to three-dimensional reliefs.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

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

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

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

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

Civic Theatre, Darlington

A concert to celebrate 100 years of the legend Frank Sinatra. A spectacular live concert featuring Stephen Triffitt as Frank, and his friends Sammy Davies and Dean Martin who are played by George Daniel Long and Mark Adams respectively. All three are undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of the legendary kings of swing. The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

famous actor, civil rights campaigner

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When Frans Widerberg made his international debut at the Venice Biennale of 1978, the effect he caused was “the shock of the new”. At the time the dominant idiom was abstraction but Widerberg, the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

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

Bishop Auckland Rugby Club, Bishop Auckland

The return of this very popular event 80S NIGHT A thoroughly good night out! Music, Disco, All genres 80s Dress optional or come as your favourite 80s

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Bishop Auckland Rugby Club, Newton Cap Bank, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PA

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: 12:30-13:30

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

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

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

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

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

The Devonport Hotel, Middleton St. George

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: The Devonport Hotel, 1 The Front, Middleton St. George, DL21AS

Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham

Welcome to PQA – Durham. PQA Durham operates on Saturday mornings from 9.45am to 1.00pm at Durham Sixth Form Centre, The Sands, Durham. The academy has excellent facilities that includes a 220 seat theatre, which is one of the largest in Country Durham. This space is fantastic for our showcase work and is used each week for teaching. The

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-13:00

Location: Durham Sixth Form Centre, Province Way, Durham, DH1 1SG

No 10 Crown Street, Darlington

A mix of Funk,Soul & Disco from resident DJ Carl

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

Location: No 10 Crown Street, 10 Crown Street, Darlington, DL3 0ZG

Palace Green Library, Durham

In July 2014, Palace Green Library’s Wolfson Gallery will become the new home for displays from the Museum of Archaeology. This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. Over the last few months, visitors to

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

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

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

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



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