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Holi Festival

Oriental Museum, Durham

Come to the Oriental Museum to welcome the spring season to Durham with a special Holi festival! The event will include timed powder throws, with a free environmentally and ...

Vin Garbutt

Rugby Club, Guisborough

Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at ...

Wicked

Empire, Sunderland

Winner of 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo ...

Lorraine and Alan

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 ...

Eggy Joe's Big Night Out

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

paying tribute to the life of Joe Lyonette, A well known and beloved friend in Darlington's music & social circles. With live music from Lost Rockers (Darlington Rock'n'Roll band), Skybabies

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

concert featuring musicians young and old

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

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

Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal

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

An Evening with 'The Crafty Cockney' Eric Bristow

Customs House, South Shields

A living legend in the Darts world, winning five world masters title and five world championships, and more recently a reality TV star after his appearance in 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.'

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

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

Ormesby Club & Institute, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Ormesby Club & Institute, 33 High Street, Middlesbrough, TS79PB

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

East End Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: East End Club, 6 Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14AD

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

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

Sherburn Community Centre, Sherburn

50/50 Social Dance with the George Rowell Band (5 piece dance band). 2 course meal. raffle. bingo.

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

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

Saxon Style

Palace Green Library, Durham

Come along to create your own piece of Saxon-inspired

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

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

Katherine Jenkins

Sage, Gateshead

The internationally cherished mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE makes her way to Gateshead, performing tracks from her latest album ‘Home Sweet Home’. The tour reflects Katherine’s return to

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

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

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

live music

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

Location: Milbourne Arms, Valley Road, Whitley Bay, NE250LL

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Merchant Adventurer's Hall, York

This won’t just change the face of science; it will change the world One must risk madness to achieve genius. In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant scientist Dr Jekyll instead

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Merchant Adventurer's Hall, Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A 5 piece North East band playing. classic rock covers from the 70's to present.

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

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

The Force

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

The Force are a four piece Rock band : twin lead guitarists Phil Thorell and Dave Shaw, bass player Mick Hunter and Geordie Clark on drums. Vocals are shared between the three front men - each

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

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

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

We are Five piece Female fronted covers Band, Playing Classics from - AC/DC , Tina Turner, The Killers . Pink , Paloma Faith , Kaiser Chiefs and many more.

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

The Sugar B's

Marsden Inn, South Shields

The Sugar B's are a hard drivin up tempo R 'n' B band playing material from the 50's, 60's and 70's. The Bands material includes numbers by Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Doobie Bros, Chuck

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

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

Inspiration of spring

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

Inspiration of spring

Nunnington Hall, 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: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

60s 70s 80s Karaoke Disco

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

The Work of Sandra Haney

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

Youth Homeless North East: Home and a Job

Durham Cathedral, Durham

80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year. Times are hard because the country is in the process of recovering from recession and austerity measures have taken their toll. At

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Meet the Mallorys

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

Eat, Drink and Make Merry!

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

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Our Day Out was a massive TV hit when it was originally written in 1976 – and in 2009 Willy Russell re-worked the script and added some fantastic songs (the songs and music co-written with director Bob Eaton) to create Our Day Out – The Musical. Willy Russell said it was "one of the very very best theatrical experiences of my life – I

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO911RT

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

In a Northern town in the late 1980s, eight boys are being groomed for Oxbridge. Hector, the eccentric English master, teaches the boys poetry that he hopes will prepare them for the ‘long littleness of life’. But the league-table-obsessed Headmaster is not willing to leave them in Hector’s hands alone, and to complement him and the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO911RT

Aakash Odedra - Murmur & Inked

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Aakash Odedra creates work that is visually beautiful, heart-wrenching and heart-warming and full of drama and movement. Murmur explores Aakash’s battles in his youth with dyslexia and how the world

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: DanceCity, Temple Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14BR

In Graphic Detail

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

To The Manchester Born - A Celebration of a Time, Scene and Spirit

Ku Bar & The Storytellers, Stockton

A whole night dedicated to the bands and DJ's that shook the UK by storm in the late 80's when music was described as entering musical ignominy. This became known as 'The Manchester Era' back then

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

Location: Ku Bar & The Storytellers, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Education Centre, 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: Education Centre, Salters Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

Everybody’s Darling: The First World War Nurse

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

An exhibition that explores the different nursing organisations that served during the war and the experiences of the nurses themselves. Normal entrance fee

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

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

Frosterley Village Hall, Frosterley

Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band are a group of exceptionally talented musicians from Zimbabwe hailing from the country’s capital Harare. Their particular style of Afro-fusion draws on modern influences whilst upholding familiar traditional rhythms. Lead singer and guitarist Zivai ‘Zee’ Guveya has toured extensively with the famous

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

Location: Frosterley Village Hall, Front Street, Frosterley, DL13 2QW

Decoded 1914-18

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

16-28 February 2015 at Discovery Museum, Tyne & Wear Archives, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead Interchange and Newcastle University King's Gate. Decoded 1914-18 is a two-week programme of

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

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

Benny Graham & Chuck Fleming

Arts Centre, Washington

There's not much to say about these two that hasn't already been said. Benny has one of the finest voices in the country - never mind the North East - and Chuck, originally a Scot but now a

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

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Table top sale

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

Middlesbrough Does Vintage

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

We love bringing a touch of vintage to the vibrant city of Middlesbrough! Our vintage stall holders are hand picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:30

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

Sina-a-long a Frozen

Theatre, Middlesbrough

Disney's Frozen is the new Singalonga must-see! All the lyrics on screen to sing along with together with a live host and a magic moments fun pack so that you can interact with the movie. It's the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30-21:00

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

Town Hall Art Gallery, Spennymoor

Exhibitions by four mixed artists, sell your art and works by Alan Reed. From Saturday (until Feb 28)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Town Hall Art Gallery, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Happy Hina Matsuri

Oriental Museum, Durham

Celebrate the Japanese Festival of Hina Matsuri. See the Oriental Museum's fantastic display of traditional dolls and make your own. Advice for parents and caregivers: Drop in (any time between 1

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Northallerton10 Exhibition

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Northallerton10 This open exhibition features photographs submitted to our Northallerton10 competition, depicting aspects of the county town. The exhibition forms part of Joe Cornish Galleries' 10th

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

Lunar New Year

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore the Oriental Museum with our fun Lunar New Year Gallery Trail, full of things to spot, draw and plenty of puzzles. Suitable for children aged 5 - 11 years. The trail is available during

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

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

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Visual artist Wendy Tate embarks on a poetic exploration of the National Park, through her painting, printmaking, poetry, ceramics and photography. Her work conveys the feelings that often overwhelm us - from emptiness to sheer joy - and seeks to make tangible the passage of time, hope, despair and salvation.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Pamela Scott, Ian Nicholas and Anthony Cox find inspiration in the moors and coastal villages. Presenting a mix of traditional and contemporary work, each artist interprets the area in their own distinct style.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Darlington CHA & HF Rambling Club

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Seven and half miles around West Burton

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

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

Super Cells

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

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

A new play adapted from the works of P.G. Wodehouse by The Goodale Brothers Directed by Sean Foley The West End Hit Comedy Best Comedy Winner at The Olivier Awards "P.G. Wodehouse would have loved this production" Daily Telegraph Starring: Robert Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) Jason Thorpe (Fast & Furious 6, The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Jo James band

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Showcasing the extraordinary vocal prowess and charismatic presence of Jo James and featuring talented and experienced musicians, Jo James Band : one of the North East's top rock covers acts.

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

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

Mitch Laddie

Barley Mow, Birtley

Mitch is complemented by two extraordinary musicians in their own right: powerhouse drummer Matt Connor, and the effusively cool Rhian Wilkinson. With his rhythm section underpinned by a firm and

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

Location: Barley Mow, Durham Road, Birtley, DH32AG

Hina Matsuri

Oriental Museum, Durham

See the Oriental Museum's complete set of traditional Japanese Hina Matsuri dolls, only displayed for a short time each year in the run up to Hina Matsuri - the Dolls Festival - on 3rd March.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Society of Wood Engravers

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

77th annual exhibition (until April

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

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

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

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

Workhouse Connections

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

1 IN 10 PEOPLE HAVE AN ANCESTOR WHO WAS IN A WORKHOUSE. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? Discover if there are any workhouse connections in your family history and find out more about your relative’s

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

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Ripon, HG4 1LE

Little Artists

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

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

Middlesbrough Does Vintage

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

The vintage stallholders are hand-picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality, affordable vintage clothing, jewellery and kitchenalia.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:30

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

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Health Centre, Barnard Castle

11 miles around Kirkby Stephen, mainly tracks and field

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Health Centre, Victoria Road, Barnard Castle, DL128HT

Lands of Glass

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A remarkable glass orchestra invites you to a town like no other. Ever heard a glass orchestra? An incredible band invites you to run away to the unforgettable town of Quinnipak. There you’ll

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Birdsong

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks. In pre-war France, a young Englishman

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

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

Fascinating Aida

Gala Theatre, Durham

Following a sold-out 2013 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Sing-a-long-a Frozen

Theatre (Middlesbrough), Middlesbrough

Singalonga Productions are delighted to announce that Disney’s FROZEN is the new Singalonga must see! A full screening of Disney’s FROZEN with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Anna and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 18:30

Location: Theatre (Middlesbrough), The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

The Magic of Streisand & Diamond

The Empire, Consett

Celebrating Barbra Streisand’s amazing five decades as the world’s greatest singer/actress, join the country’s best Streisand stage show. . . The Magic of Streisand & Diamond is a brand-new

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

Grand Opera House, York

Multiple choice. Jimmy Carr’s Funny Business will be: a) Packed with jokes b) Rude and offensive * c) A great night out If you answered a) b) or c) you were right! * If you are

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

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

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014

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

Royals: then and now

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

The Sounds of Simon

The Forum, Northallerton

As seen on BBC's The One Show! The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. All The Hits 1957-1987 is the brand new show that does exactly was it says on the tin.

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

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

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

Our House

ARC, Stockton

Joe Casey must make the most crucial decision of his life. Does he run or does he give himself up? Built around the hits from iconic 80’s band, Madness, sixteen year old Joe finds himself at a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

The Turf, Consett

live music

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

Location: The Turf, Consett, Consett, DH85AB

Funny Way To Be Comedy - Tony Law

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Alternative comedy hero Tony Law is a triple Chortle award winner and was a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominee. His cheerfully absurd humour has endeared him to both live and TV audiences

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

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

Confected, Borrowed and Blue

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

Me and My Girl

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Bill Snibson, a Lambeth costermonger, is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford and his newly-discovered aristocratic relations are horrified. Bringing him to Hareford Hall, they attempt to educate

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Jason Rhoades

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

Victor Pasmore: In Three Dimensions

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

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

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

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

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

Scary Play by Judith Johnson

The People's Theatre , Heaton

Our Young People's Theatre present this short play for audiences age 7+. Kal’s having a sleepover. He tells a story about an old haunted house that just happens to be a few streets away. Perhaps

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The People's Theatre , Stephenson Road, Heaton, NE6 5QF

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

Family open weekend

Civic Theatre, Darlington

The Civic Theatre is throwing open its doors for two days of fun family activities, with competitions, workshops, performances and guided tours of our beautiful Edwardian theatre. On hand to welcome

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

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

Barnum

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

80's Mania

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Europe’s Official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers. Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

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

The Full Monty

Empire, Sunderland

The sensational new smash hit The Full Monty 'Terrific Simon Beaufoy’s rip-roaring adaptation of his classic film opened in Sheffield to rave reviews' The Sunday Times In 1997, a British

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Hugless Douglas

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right. After all, there are so many

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

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

Frans Widerberg: The Art of Re-Enchantment

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

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

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: 12:30-13:30

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

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

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

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

Soul'D Out

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

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



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