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Food Festival

Milton Street, Saltburn

Foodies across the region have an incredible streetload of treats coming up, with Saltburn Food Festival set to tickle the tastebuds on Sunday 3 ...

Ghost Hunting & Paranormal Ghost Hunts At The Darlington Civic Theatre

Darlington Civic Theatre, Darlington

Take part in a ghost hunting event with Simply Ghost Nights at the Darlington Civic Theatre, a ghost hunt at this venue is very rare and we are ...

Rock of Ages

Empire, Sunderland

Still rocking after 5 years on Broadway and following 3 years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages now ...

SIRF 14

Around Stockton, Stockton

DANCING skeletons, sensory adventures and high flying acrobats are all coming to Stockton this summer as part of the 27th Stockton International ...

The Witham, Barnard Castle

3 Horsemarket
Barnard Castle
DL128LY

Pirates, treasure, and adventures on the high seas AND meet the author, Kay Wilson. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 10:30

Traces of China: material, mystery, memory

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

An installation engaging with the permanent Chinese ceramic collection in the MacDonald Gallery and working with the notion of traces, ephemerality, and the vitality of the substance of ceramic. In

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Festival of Youth Orchestras 14: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Sage, Gateshead

St Mary's Square
Gateshead
NE82JR

During 2014 Scotland’s National Youth Orchestra celebrates both 35 years of remarkable music-making and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with appearances by two of the world’s leading trumpeters

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

Teddy Bears Picnic

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

West Street
Gateshead
NE81HE

“If you go down to the woods today…” bring your teddy bear, picnic blanket and appetite for song for a musical afternoon full of bear’s favourite tunes, dances and games! Suitable for

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 10:30

Gibside, Gateshead

nr Rowlands Gill
Gateshead
NE166BG

free family adventures and outdoor fun

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:00

Head Of Light Entertainment + Werbeniuk

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Borough Road
Darlington
DL11SG

Alternative/pop quartet from Teeside Head Of Light Entertainment + Support from local band

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 19:30-23:00

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Tubwell Row
Darlington
DL1 1NF

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Sep 26, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

A fun filled week at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre for 11-16 year olds to develop their theatre skills, culminating with a live performance in the main theatre. Professional actors from Multi Story Theatre Company will work with the group to create a prequel to their performance of Little Brother and Little Sister

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: All day event.

The Garrick Hotel, Stockton

34 Yarm Lane
Stockton
TS181ES

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 17:00

Leisure Centre, Ripon

Dallamires Lane
Ripon
HG41TT

drop in session with Breeda Dillon

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 19:45-21:15

Ayton Court Community Centre, Redcar

Ayton Drive
Redcar
TS104EW

meet with Geoff Taylor on the History of Tees from Ice Age

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 09:45

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

36 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12PQ

THE DELTA BOMBERS + support + DJs After a sensational 2012 European tour, WILD Records (USA) stars, The Delta Bombers return to the UK for a select handful of gigs in 2014. Come witness the power of the Delta Bombers on stage at The Cluny2 in Newcastle on Wednesday 30th July 2014. The Delta Bombers have smashed stages all over the world

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Bowlees Visitor Centre car park, Barnard Castle

Bowlees
Barnard Castle
DL12 8ES

Five miles around Bowlees and High

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 11:00

Darlington Ramblers

Starting at Whorlton, Whorlton

Whorlton
Whorlton
DL1 1NF

Joint with Darlington CHA, six mile walk along the Tees. No

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Cowpen Bewley Country Park, Stockton

Stockton
Stockton
TS9 7EN

Up to six miles

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Darlington CHA & HF

Whorlton, Whorlton

Whorlton
Whorlton
DL12 8XD

Six easy miles starting from

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 18:30

Glory of Rome

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Baring Street
South Shields
NE332BB

Some of the best Roman finds in Britain have been discovered in and around the North East. For the first time, they will be brought together and displayed over the summer at Arbeia. The display

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Nov 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

National Park Centre
Danby
YO212NB

New work by members of Ryedale ArtWorks explores the varied landscapes of the North York Moors. Aspects of this multi-faceted backdrop permeate each artist's use of colour, texture and form - whether in painting. sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, glassware or textiles.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Crown Street
Darlington
DL11ND

a free and fun creative writing group for ages 8-11. Booking essential

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00-11:00

Cockerton Library, Darlington

Cockerton
Darlington
DL1 1NF

fun craft sessions for children age 3-9, booking essential

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 27, 2014.   Times: 13:30

Summer Events at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

Castle Yard
Knaresborough
HG5 8AS

Pay a visit to Knaresborough Castle this summer for a great day out. With a fabulous summer events programme planned there are activities to suit all ages and abilities. Knaresborough Castle is set in

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 26, 2014 until Sep 14, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Eldon Arms, Ferryhill

Ferryhill
Ferryhill
DL17 8HF

with guest speaker Mark Ainsley entitled In Search of the Ferryhill Vikings

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Mowden Infants School, Darlington

Bushel Hill Drive
Darlington
DL3 8RR

fun and games, arts and crafts, sports, tv, dvds

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 08:15-17:15

Writers In Their Place

SJT Gallery, Scarborough

Westborough
Scarborough
YO111JW

The subject is writers’ houses open to the public, including Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the Lake District, Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in Dorset, James Joyce’s Martello Tower near Dublin and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Crown Place
Harrogate
HG1 2RY

Discover the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from the Harrogate area in a new exhibition commemorating The Great War at the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Prices: Adult - £3.95

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 26, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014.   Times: 10:30-17:00

A World of Whimsy

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Nunnington
Helmsley
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showcasing some of the best of children’s book illustrators with a focus on the whimsical and nonsensical. Images include work by four artists known for the bright, colourful and stylised worlds

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 14, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Gala Theatre, Durham

Millennium Place
Durham
DH11WA

A night for all true soul fans, as DJs spin the finest Motown and soul music late into the night. With a full sized dance floor and a late bar, this is a chance to dance to these classic sounds as Durham echoes to the sound of soul.

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

Coast Road
Sunderland
SR67NH

How many things can you tick off your list? Go on a rockpool ramble, make and fly a kite, go bug hunting, join in with pond dipping, go bird watching and find a geocache

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 13, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Best Bitter

Dog and Parrot (upstairs), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

52 Clayton Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 4EX

From the company that was described as “Original, off the wall and clever” by a producer from BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme comes the Arts Council England funded project - Best Bitter, an hour

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 27, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 19:30-23:00

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Sandyford Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18ST

exhibition of drawings, prints and photographs. Keith Vaughan (1912 – 1977) was one of the most celebrated British artists of his generation. A friend of Graham Sutherland in the 1940s he was

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Sep 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Mad Hatter's tea party

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

Castle Howard
Castle Howard
YO607DA

join storytellers on the lawns for a picnic and entertainment. Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland fancy dress

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 27, 2014.   Times: 11:00

Carnivale

York Dungeon, York

12 Clifford Street
York
YO19RD

Roll up, roll up for showmanship, spectacle and plenty of scary fun this summer. The York Dungeon presents Carnivàle, our very own sideshow starring a cast of colourful characters ready to amaze

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Sep 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Brick City: Lego Architecture

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Redhills
Penrith
CA110DQ

Play and learn with Lego in a fascinating exhibition that introduces children to world-famous architecture. Children will see examples of some of the most famous buildings in the world re invented by

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Journey into the Green Man

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL147NP

by William Mills: My work is about pattern. I’ve been on a journey into Celtic art and I’ve taken it for a wander. It’s very different, very Celtic and a little bit weird but aren’t we all.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 15, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Illustration Alien

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New Bridge Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18JA

What do you think other lifeforms look like? Have a go at doodling giant extra-terrestrials and create your own paint splat aliens. £2, no booking required.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30

Vane, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Commercial Union House
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 6QE

Created in collaboration with the British Army, this unique photographic exhibition by Kraig Wilson will mark the centenary of World War One with portraits of serving gay army personnel.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 10, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: 12:00-17:00

In Your Footsteps

Durham World Heritage Site visitor centre, Durham

7 owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

Art exhibition by kate van suddese . views around Durham walks taken as a child with Kate's beloved grandfather. These atmospheric beautiful paintings celebrate the beauty of this wonderful City

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 7, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

James McGairy summer exhibition

Great Ayton Discovery Centre, Great Ayton

105b High Street
Great Ayton
TS9 6NB

Original paintings and prints. Acrylic paintings celebrating this landscape, exploring light and shade, embracing a sense of place and time. Subjects such as Great Ayton, Stokesley and Staithes.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 3, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Swan Road
Harrogate
HG1 2SA

Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate until January 2015.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Jan 18, 2015.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Darlington by the sea

Market Place, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

Take a trip to the market square, transformed with sand, deckchairs and all you need for a great day at the

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 7, 2014.   Times: 09:00

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Church Street
Hartlepool
TS247EQ

AS part of a wider commemoration of the First World War, Hartlepool is hosting a fascinating Anglo-German exhibition of art reflecting the special relationship between the two countries since the two

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 12, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Castle Museum, York

Eye of York
York
YO19RY

Send your own messages and decode a special message from the museum using semaphore and Morse code in this drop-in activity. Weekly prize draw for correct answers. On over the summer hols.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Dinosaur Detectives

Yorkshire Museum, York

Museum Street
York
YO17FR

Calling all Dinosaur Detectives! Precious artefacts are being found with bites taken out of them. Can you help the museum staff solve the mystery? Which naughty dinosaur could it be? Handle dinosaur

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

NE Sport Summer Holiday Camp

Raich Carter Sports Centre, Sunderland

Commercial Road, Hendon
Sunderland
SR2 8PD

Our Summer Holiday Camps are for children aged between 4 and 11 years old, whether your child is the next Lionel Messi or Serena Williams or whether they just enjoy playing with other children in a

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

Doris The Dragon

Spa Sun Court, Scarborough

South Bay
Scarborough
YO112HD

Doris the Dragon Show will delight young children with its imaginative storyline, comical characters, silly slapstick, sing-along-songs, giddy games and loads of audience interaction. The live show

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 29, 2014 until Sep 4, 2014.   Times: 14:30

Made in Yorkshire

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

Thirsk
Thirsk
YO71QS

high-quality art made by Yorkshire artists, inspired by Yorkshire’s beauty and unique charm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Sep 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Road
Middlesbrough
TS66XH

The exhibition reflects Graham's recent journey of discovery into the rich industrial heritage of the North East. 'Auld Hands' is an exploration and celebration of shipbuilding and the hard-working people associated with it. The imagery is rich and evocative with just a hint of romanticism. Attention to detail and authenticity is tempered with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 15, 2014.   Times: 09:00-17:00

Le Tour - A Yorkshire Journey Painting Exhibition

Blue Tree Gallery, York

23 Bootham
York
YO30 7BW

YORK: BLUE TREE GALLERY 23 Bootham, York. YO30 7BW. "Le Tour" A Yorkshire Journey Exhibition: Depicting Yorkshire and its "Le Tour" route. Painters, Richard Burel who is a French artist, Jane

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 23, 2014 until Aug 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Metafit

Easington Social Welfare Centre, Peterlee

Seaside Lane South
Peterlee
SR8 3PL

Metafit is a 30 Minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that is sure to work up a sweat! Metafit is a brilliant way to lose weight or tone up and it has proven very popular

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 21, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 18:00-18:30, 18:30-19:00

Rock of Ages

Empire, Sunderland

High Street West
Sunderland
SR13EX

Still rocking after 5 years on Broadway and following 3 years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages now heads out on UK Tour starring Ben Richards (9to5

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: All day event.

One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

100 Grey Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE16BR

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK and Ireland from May 2014. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Start: West end of Dalton Park, Murton

near to McDonalds
Murton
SR7 9HU

Local History 10 miles MEDIUM/LONG Dave Drinkwater – Voluntary Countryside Ranger Packed Lunch Reqd

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:00

Nocturnal Encounters: Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

Shandy Hall
Coxwold
YO61 4AD

An exhibition of dramatic work by one of Britain’s leading printmakers. In Nocturnal Encounters, Colin See Paynton imagines the twilight adventures of wild creatures. Open everyday (except

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 29, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:30

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

Eye of York
York
YO19RY

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War. From the pre-war golden age

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

mima is delighted to be the first ARTIST ROOMS Associate to show works by the American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois this summer. This exhibition will reveal how Bourgeois, working in a variety

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 18, 2014 until Oct 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

William Cobbing: Transactions of the Duddo Field Club

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

As Lipman Artist in Residence at Newcastle University, William Cobbing has been developing new works featuring the imprint of letterpress blocks into malleable clay surfaces. Words appear and are then

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 4, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ripon
Ripon
HG43DY

Little Billy and Lizzy are time travelling twins, and have been on an excellent expedition here on the estate. They’ve journeyed through the ages and seen everything from medieval monks to Georgian lords and ladies. However, they’re now stuck somewhere in time and need you to help them get back to 2014! Follow the clues they’ve left and crack

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Important States

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO71PQ

A collection of paintings and prints by Gallery Artists; Richard Snowden, Nick Evans, Mark Herald, Emily Sutton and many more. With a room also dedicated to York based abstract painter Jenny Eden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 12, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Victorian Childhood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Offering up a flavour of childhood in the reign of Queen Victoria, this exhibition explores the way in which young lives were lived during this era depending on the social class each was born into.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 21, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Stepney Bank
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12NP

37 artists have been shortlisted from 740 entries in this year's Print Award. Come and see some of their work on display

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

A salute to a once essential and powerful workforce this exhibition - which features around 70 paintings, including works by renowned mining artists Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness – vividly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 9, 2014 until Sep 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Pop-Up Film School: Adaptation Boot Camp

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Suitable for ages 8-12 Ever wanted to turn your favourite children’s book into a film? Now’s your chance with our amazing Adaptation Bootcamp! Come along and make your own versions of classic

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:30

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur ROARS

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Drop in all day To celebrate 20 years of Paul Stickland’s classic picture book Dinosaur Roar, this summer we have seven dino-floors of fun for visitors to enjoy! Our Creation Station has been

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Exhibition open until April 2015 Developed in partnership with National Media Museum in Bradford, this exciting new exhibition will showcase innovative and influential film and television

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 10, 2014 until Apr 1, 2015.   Times: 10:00-17:00

In Your Footsteps

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

7 Owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

an exhibition of oil paintings by North-East Artist Kate Van Suddese. The work is an homage to the walks Kate took with her beloved Grandfather around Durham City as a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-18:00, 09:30-18:00

International Print Biennale

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Quadrangle
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE17RU

International Print Biennale is the biggest printmaking event in the UK. Whether you enjoy seeing or making prints – there is something for everyone. Explore the world of print this summer with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Fawcett Street
Sunderland
SR11RE

exhibition by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich, looking at what exists and what is possible.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 13, 2014 until Aug 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Summer Organ Recital Series

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

Organ recital by James Lancelot, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral. Tickets available from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre 01913343805 and on the door at the

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

Summer Lunchtime Talk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

Given by Canon Professor Mark McIntosh - 'How to pray and what happens if you

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 13:15

Dance Summer Camp

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

Are your little ones driving you mad singing songs from Frozen? Are you stuck for things for them to do during the holidays? Then why not bring them along to our Infant Summer Camp, where they can

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-13:00

Health Walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

Take a guided walk around the heritage woodlands and riverbanks of Durham City. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral.

Category: Walks
Dates: Jun 4, 2014 until Sep 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hockney, Printmaker

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Marking the 60th anniversary of David Hockney’s prolific career as a printmaker this exhibition will present over 60 works by the Yorkshire born artist, charting a print career which began in 1954.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 7, 2014 until Sep 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Encore School of Dance

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

1B Standard Court
Northallerton
DL6 2XH

Lots of dance classes at Encore in Northallerton. Classes from 2 years and up. 1st class FREE! Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz. Exams taken with the ISTD Call/email for more

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jun 2, 2014 until Dec 20, 2014.   Times: 12:00-20:00

Musical Theatre Summer School

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

1B Standard Court
Northallerton
DL6 2XH

We will be running a summer school exploring the musical Annie. Year 1 and above, all welcome Early Bird and sibling discount

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

The Happy Carp: contemporary Japanese prints from the collections of the Oriental Museum

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

takes its name from a woodblock print by the UK-based Japanese printmaker, Nana Shiomi. This exhibition showcases modern Japanese prints recently acquired by the Oriental Museum in Durham with the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Birds, Boar and Bees!

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Castle BOlton
Leyburn
DL8 4ET

Witness amazing falconry displays, the fun of wild boar feeding time and the activity of our bee hives. Also on the weekdays you can have a go at our bird, boar and bee kite and mask making,

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Times Square
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE14EP

BODY WORLDS is the first exhibition of its kind to inform the visitor about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies. The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 17, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Open for Business

National Railway Museum, York

Leeman Road
York
YO264XJ

A major touring photographic exhibition which reveals the untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of some of the world's greatest

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 16, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Health Walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

Enjoy a guided walk around the heritage woodlands and riverbanks of Durham City. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral.

Category: Walks
Dates: Apr 30, 2014 until Jan 7, 2015.   Times: 10:00

Chance Finds Us

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

An artist led project by eight North East based artists who work across drawing, installation, painting and sculpture, who have all adopted systematic strategies in their practice. The artists in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 2, 2014 until Sep 4, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ripon
Ripon
HG43DY

journey along a tale of prosperity, decline and dissolution and hear about the rise and fall of this great Cistercian abbey

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:30

Parish Centre, Chester-le-Street

Church Chare
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3PZ

Build up your stamina as well as your confidence.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Apr 30, 2014 until Dec 17, 2014.   Times: 14:30

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Westgate
Thirsk
YO7 1QS

This photography exhibition, featuring portraits of women across the globe, is presented in conjunction with Alliance Francaise de York and includes work from the International Photography Contest

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:30

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Pickering
Pickering
YO187LT

come and celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th birthday, there is a trail in the woods for children to search for the character. On until

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 11, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Veterans Cafe held every Wednesday A chance to meet up with fellow veterans of our Armed Forces and enjoy some company and conversation.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 2, 2014 until Dec 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Weekly Art Group held in the Community Centre in Middleton St George every Wednesday A chance to bring out your creative side with others who have a passion for Art Why not give it a try

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 2, 2014 until Dec 17, 2014.   Times: 09:30-11:30

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Day care sessions available Monday to Saturday both full and half days a chance to try something new and enjoy some company and try your hand at our varied activities Day respite care is also available for your loved ones

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

DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham

Aykley Heads
Durham
DH15TU

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Young Embroiderers, an exhibition of works by Young Embroiderers past and present. Drop-in workshops will run throughout the exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

held every Wednesday 10.00 until 12.00 a chance to meet and catch up with veterans of our armed forces

Category: Charity Groups
Dates: Apr 2, 2014 until Dec 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Off the Wall: The Art of the Japanese Movie Poster

Palace Green Library , Durham

Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN

The Japanese film industry entered a Golden Age from the 1950's onwards. Classic films were promoted by a new genre of art-the Japanese movie poster. This exhibition displays the collection of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 17, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Traces and Revelations

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

An exhibition of paintings by internationally renowned, pioneering Palestinian artists, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha. Over the past 10 years, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha’s concepts and ideas

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Oct 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Shifting sands

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

This is an exhibition of rare and beautiful photographs from Sudan taken by the anthropologist Ian Cunnison. It tells a story of migration, everyday lives and inter-ethnic relationships in late

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Oct 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

Learn about how Muslims celebrate the end Ramadan and make a stained glass decoration.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Yorkshire Museum, York

Museum Street
York
YO17FR

Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

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

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

Castle Howard
Castle Howard
YO607DA

explore the stories of castle Howard, the family and tenants in time of war in this exhibition in the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Thornborough Hall, Leyburn

Leyburn
Leyburn
DL8 5DT

friendly group, everyone welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 5, 2014 until Sep 24, 2014.   Times: 10:30-11:30

Royals: Then and Now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

York
York
YO301DD

New contemporary royal portraits to add to the historic collection. Including photographs from Mario Testino, prints from Andy Warhol and this oil on canvas of HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge;

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 12:00-17:00

Parish Hall Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL12 8NQ

Opportunity to buy traditional, handmade cakes and biscuits; jams; jewellery and crafts. Each Wednesday 10am to 12 noon

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Feb 19, 2014 until Nov 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

Front Street
Stanley
DH9 0TE

The Louisa Lagoon is a giant four-level play frame jam packed with fun for children aged 5 years + (up to height 4"9). There’s slippery slides, dizzy discs, rope climbs, climbing walls, splat pads

Category: Kids
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Sep 30, 2014.   Times: 08:00-19:30

WillyNillie Arts and Craft Sessions

WillyNillie CIC, Chester-le-Street

156b Front Street
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3AY

WillyNillie is a non for profit art hub in Chester-le-Street. We provide a range of creative projects, art sessions and exhibition space for our community, everyone is welcome. Our weekly programme

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Oct 6, 2014.   Times: 18:00-20:00

Old Elvet Methodist Church Hall, Durham

Old Elvet
Durham
DH1 3HL

Cotswold and Border morris dancing for men and women, dancers and musicians welcome

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Feb 5, 2014 until Sep 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00-22:00

Soft Play Area

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

'Under the Sea' soft play area with interactive features, offering activity for children up to the age of 10. Separate area for young children and babies. Additional play area with sensory

Category: Kids
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00-18:00

Swimming

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

Eight-lane 25m competition standard swimming pool; Training Pool; Interactive Toddler Pool; 1m, 3m and 5m board Diving Pool, 2 Waterslides and an Inflatable. For more information visit

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jan 23, 2014 until Oct 19, 2014.   Times: 06:30-21:00

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Look at the different robots in the Museum collection before trying a variety of robot themed crafts. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. On until Aug 1. Repeated each day from 1.00 - 2.30pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Look at the different teddy bears in the Museum collection before making your own, using felt. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. On until Aug 1. Repeated each day from 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Scottish country dancing

St Oswald's Institue, Durham

Church Street
Durham
DH7 6HH

new dancers welcome, includes tea and

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jan 15, 2014 until Oct 29, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Belmont Community School, Belmont

Buckinghamshire Road
Belmont
DH1 6HH

Children age 4 and over and adults welcome. First lesson free.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jan 8, 2014 until Sep 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00-20:00

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New Bridge Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18JA

Thomas Bewick is famous for the small-scale wood engravings he and members of his workshop produced, often published as illustrations in books. Less well known are the drawings and paintings also made

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Nov 30, 2013 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

just turn up and join this highly effective Hollywood training programme that combines pilates, boxing and ballet

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Nov 6, 2013 until Dec 17, 2014.   Times: 18:15

Willow Road community centre, Darlington

Willow Road
Darlington
DL36PZ

for men and women of all fitness levels

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Nov 6, 2013 until Dec 17, 2014.   Times: 19:00



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