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David Knopfler

Village Hall, Mickleton

David Knopfler walked away from being a rock star, but he never walked away from music. Back in 1977, Knopfler founded Dire Straits with three fellow Brits – his brother Mark, ...

Ashore and Afloat: The Art of Frank Henry Mason 1875 -1965

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 ...

Tour De Yorkshire @ The Grainary

The Grainary - Farm Stay Bed & Breakfast and Country Tea Rooms, Scarborough

A major new international cycle race for Yorkshire has been confirmed by the sport's world governing body, the UCI. The provisionally titled Tour de Yorkshire – run by Welcome ...

Ordinary Affair

The Turks Head, Darlington

Local Mod, Ska, Pop band Ordinary Affair play at Darlington venue The Turks Head on Good Friday for a brilliant night of entertainment from one of the North Easts top ...

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Oriental Museum, Durham

Learn about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt and make your own - covered in real sand. Drop in crafts suitable for children aged 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Tues 31 March, Wed 1 April, Tues 7 April & Wed 8 April 2015 Open 10am - 4pm Activities from 11am to 3pm Experience Victorian crafts and chores at the Workhouse Museum. Join in with wash day, take

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

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

Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey repoens again for its summer season with daily falconry displays at 1.30pm and 3pm

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

for more information call 01325-358626

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Day tripping down the Yorkshire Coast by train in photographs, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance

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

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

Adventure Point, Darlington

Join us for ultimate fun this Easter Holidays! As well as cuddling our resident furry friends, you'll be able to watch our chicks hatching into the world and play with our baby bunnies during our

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-18:30

Location: Adventure Point, Unit One Morton Way, Darlington, DL1 4PT

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

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

brings together images of Gateshead's parks, gardens and recreation spaces from the past century

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Gateshead, NE82AU

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Animal Stories will bring stories to life using real spring animals.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Animal Stories will bring stories to life and introduce children to real life spring animals.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Broomside Farm, Sacriston

Come and make angels, fairies and goddesses! Using a variety of wools we will needle felt 2 figures bringing each one to life with their unique designs and decoration.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Broomside Farm, Witton Gilbert, Sacriston, DH7 6TR

Trinity Methodist Curch, Barnard Castle

John and Julie will show their slides of their recent visit to Easter Island and Chile.Everyone welcome.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: Trinity Methodist Curch, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PW

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

TTT Intensive sessions are no walk in the park! Students will be expected to engage in complete musical theatre technique training and rehearsing; Singing, dancing and acting... Altogether...

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

Walmsley Hall, Hartlepool

CCMT Intensive sessions, part of Casting Call... Academy of Musical Theatre, are designed to train and rehearse our oldest 'young performers'. Students will partake in in-depth musical theatre

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 17:30-19:00

Location: Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EW

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

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

Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

suitable for 8-17 year olds. £50 per child. Booking essential on 01423-815024

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

Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG34DW

Quaker Meeting House, Darlington

For mums to be, parents and carers with babies or toddlers. Good pram storage Play area for Babies and Toddlers £2 entrance fee (first child) £1 per extra child (inc Drink and a Healthy Snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-11:45

Location: Quaker Meeting House, Skinnergate (behind Christian Book shop), Darlington, DL3 7NB

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

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Tadpoles, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels..., there's an extraordinary world just waiting to be discovered hiding under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden. We'll

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

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

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

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

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

St Marks Church , Darlington

Special Childrens Activities this Easter. Why not come along for these Easter activities during the school holidays/ Tuesday 31st March 10-12noon Holy Week activities in Hall for children Wednesday

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: St Marks Church , North Road, Darlington, DL1 3BH

mima, Middlesbrough

Get busy making with family and friends over the half term holidays and keep boredom at bay! The art trolley is packed full of cool, imaginative materials to keep you busy. Until April 2 and then

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-13:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

ARC, Stockton

This is a show about death. Do not let that put you off. It is not a show about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about the actuality of dying and how an acceptance of our own

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

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

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

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

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

Showground, Stokesley

show featuring clowns, acrobats, aerial straps, Mexican magic, wire walkers, jugglers, Rolarola, Patchy and many many more amazing acts to be seen. A traditional circus with a touch of magic and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 18:00

Location: Showground, Stokesley, Stokesley, TS9 5BA

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

Oriental Museum, Durham

Learn about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt and make your own - covered in real sand!

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Holy Week and Easter are the climax of the Church’s liturgical year as we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We invite you to share it with us at Durham Cathedral by

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join in our eggscellent crafts – it will definitely get you into the Easter spirit! Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30

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

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

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

Coinciding with the launch of Paul Brett’s Vintage Guitar Exhibition, join us for a unique charity guitar concert in aid of Future Talent. Starring such luminaries of the guitar world as Ben Smith,

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

Location: The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Tennants, Leyburn, DL85SG

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

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

The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn

Paul Brett Charity Guitar Concert in aid of Future Talent Featuring Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, Raymond Burley, Ben Smith and a special guest appearance from Michele Breeze (international star of the global hit musical Evita).

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

Location: The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Harmby Road, Leyburn, DL8 5SG

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

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Woodhorn is about to get even more awesome! 14th February - 22nd March & 1st April - 31st May 2015 Explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at miniature wonders from around the

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

Location: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

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

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual views and perspectives. In particular he spent many years creating artwork featuring Durham and other significant architectural

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

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

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

Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, Stockton

Fun Fitness sessions for ladies only, suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Monday Wednesday Friday 9:30am and 6pm call to book 07841054332 Special offers also

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:30, 18:00-19:00

Location: Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, 21a Yarm Lane, Stockton, ts183dr

Gala Theatre, Durham

We’re off to see… the most magical adventure of them all. This enchanting classic is developed from the popular MGM screenplay and contains all your favourite characters and all the best songs from the Oscar-winning movie score. Follow the yellow brick road and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

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: 09:00-17:00

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

Romanby Methodisy church hall, Northallerton

belly dance group, £1 per night or £15 per term

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Romanby Methodisy church hall, The Fairway, Northallerton, DL7 8BB

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical based on the blockbuster film, is heading to Newcastle in 2015 starring three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, ALEXANDRA BURKE* as Rachel Marron. Direct

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

77th annual exhibition (until April

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

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

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 Victoria Theatre, where

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

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

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

Unti D, Consett

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

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

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

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

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 fantastic Easter treat for all the family starring comedy legend Bobby Davro as Silly Billy and Dani Harmer (CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing) as Beauty. Don’t miss another

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 19:00

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

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

Praying Room King George VI Building , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For those who want to know the status of women in Islam and for those who want to find out how Islam actually treated it’s female, Islamic Society (ISOC) is glad to host weekly seminars at the

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Praying Room King George VI Building , Kings Road , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU

Belmont Parish Church Hall, Durham

listen to mainly classical music in a relaxed and congenial group

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Belmont Parish Church Hall, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QR

The Hermitage Academy School, Chester-le-Street

Self Defence and Shotokan Karate Classes! FIRST LESSON FREE! Karate develops fitness, strength, flexibility and has many other physical benefits. It is also extremely beneficial to your

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: The Hermitage Academy School, Waldridge Lane, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3AD

Jane Robson Dance and Theatre School, Consett

The focus of the club is teaching Taekwondo in a fun way in a safe environment. We don't proclaim we will make you future champions, we simply encourage you to practice Taekwondo and enjoy what you are doing and help you achieve the targets you set for yourself. It might be to aspire to achieve an Olympic medal, it could be to enjoy recreational

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:15, 19:15-20:30

Location: Jane Robson Dance and Theatre School, 26 Derwent Street, Consett, DH8 8LY

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Successfully Developing Young Footballers

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise based on Chinese martial arts that consists of a sequence of dynamic movements that adheres to Chinese Yin Yang philosophy, and combines Qigong breathing and Chinese meditation together. Contained within its framework are wonderful spiralling, twisting, and unique silk reeling energy movements both soft and

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5HB

Croft Travel, Consett

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

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

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

Parkside Academy Sports Hall, Willington

Back to Netball sessions give you the opportunity to come along to coach lead sessions that will encourage development of any existing skills you may have from playing the sport previously or to

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Parkside Academy Sports Hall, Hall Lane , Willington, DL15 0QF

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

Exercise for anyone with respiratory conditions causing them to be short of breath during daily life. A very friendly group, new participants welcome to just turn up. 12 -1pm Wednesdays. Group is run by a fully qualified exercise professional who also works as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:00

Location: Friends' Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

Inspire Academy Of Performing Arts, Darlington

Classes in Musical Theatre, Street Dance, Acro, Ballet,Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Singing, and Zumba. Examinations available in ISTD, RAD, and IDTA. Wedding Dances, Hen & Stag Parties also

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 16:00-21:00

Location: Inspire Academy Of Performing Arts, Whessoe Parish Hall, Darlington, DL1 3AA

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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