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Smile For A Night Variety Show

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Smile For A Night will be held here on Saturday September 13th in aid of Smile For Life Children’s Charity, and see a whole host of spectacular ...

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

exhibition of drawings, prints and photographs. Keith Vaughan (1912 – 1977) was one of the most celebrated British artists of his generation. A ...

Continental Market in Masham

Market place, Masham

The town centre will come alive with the tastes, smells and products of Continental Europe - and beyond - when the Traditional European Food and Craft ...

Summer Show 2014

Preston Park Museum, Eaglescliffe

Family entertainment is guaranteed!

• ‘Devil’s Horsemen’ medieval jousting display
• ‘Woof-tastic’ Dog Show - sponsored by Burns Pet ...

Teddy Bears Picnic

Stanhope Station, Stanhope

Weardale Railway are having a Teddy Bears Picnic on Wednesday, August 20. It will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm. A child's ticket costs £10.50. This includes return travel, one child's picnic, crafts

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:30

Address: Station Road, Stanhope, DL13 2YS

Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe

Live music

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: 9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, TS16 0BU

National Railway Museum, York

This summer we’re exploring the different ways railway passengers have travelled throughout the years. We’re opening up more carriages than ever before, so climb aboard and see what you can discover. Carriage access Explore our fantastic collection of carriages* and experience what railway travel was like for different classes of passenger.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Bishop Auckland Town Hall , Bishop Auckland

The Bolton Bullfrog returns for another evening of captivating stories and funny songs.

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

Address: Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP

North Ormesby WMC, Middlesbrough

Live music

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

Address: Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS3 6EF

Garrick Hotel, Stockton

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Address: Stockton, Stockton, TS18 1ES

Billingham TU Club, Billingham

Live music

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

Address: Billingham, Billingham, TS23 2RE

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

Live music

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

Address: Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

’Save the Day’ with Disney’s Planes 2: Fire and Rescue at MetroCentre Odeon

Odeon Metrocentre, Gateshead

Disney’s highly anticipated new comedy adventure Planes 2: Fire & Rescue is in cinemas now - and to celebrate the release, Disney is giving fans the incredible opportunity to ‘Save The Day’ and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-22:00

Address: Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE119XZ

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Wildlife artist Andy Broderick and sculptors Emma Stothard and Stef Ottevanger take a close look at the wildlife all around us. From Wednesday August 20 (until September 16)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

The Duchess, York

Live music

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

Address: Stonebow House, York, YO17NP

Sage, Gateshead

Join Ed Aldcroft, accompanied by Ruth Carlisle on piano. Immerse yourself in a whole day of songs from this great musical.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Twists and Tails: The Story of Angelina Ballerina

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

Brand new exhibition for all the family Perfect your pirouette and prance down to Seven Stories to discover the magical world of Angelina Ballerina. Celebrate Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig’s

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Endeavour woodcrafts CIC, Ferryhill

Raising money to help fund a day service for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Address: The Old Fire Station, Ferryhill, DL17 8EX

Pioneering Care Centre, Newton Aycliffe

A mix of street dance and hip hop. This fun class is only £1 per child and refreshments are included. Delivered in association with Nouveau Dance and Fitness.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00

Address: Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF

killhope Lead Mining Museum, Cowshill

Ends with hot chocolate and marshmallows. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Booking recommended.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Address: A689, Cowshill, DL13 1AR

Chapel, Ripon Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

Contemporary artist Louise Marchal pays tribute to nineteenth century sculptor Frances Darlington in a multi-media installation for the chapel of Ripon’s Prison and Police Museum. Noble Bloods commemorates the World War One centenary and will be shown alongside Darlington’s sculpture, the St. George's Police Orphanage World War One Memorial,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Market Place, Chester-le-Street

including climbing wall, rodeo bull, gladiator jousting, maze, assault course, bouncy castle and face painting

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Address: Chester-le-Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TS

Hancock Museum day

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Hancock building with old friends from the Hancock

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

calling for meeting details, Hurworth

Five and a half mile circular walk from Hurworth

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 18:40

Address: Hurworth, Hurworth, DL2 2ET

Glen Wood picnic site, Tunstall

Seven miles around Tunstall Reservoir

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Address: Tunstall Reservoir, Tunstall, DL10 7QY

Ayton Court Community Centre, Redcar

with Mike Irving on The Lure of Lighthouses

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Address: Ayton Drive, Redcar, TS104EW

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Godalming Operatic is a traditional amateur society and its members are extremely proud of their established pedigree. The Society’s members are looking forward to representing the south for the third time since 2005 at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. Princess Ida founds a women's university and teaches that women are superior

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG12RD

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

with Hull University G&S

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Address: 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Leisure Centre, Ripon

with Ali Perkins

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:45-21:15

Address: Dallamires Lane, Ripon, HG41TT

Like a Secret Spring in a Well-ordered Machine

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

Alison Turnbull is a contemporary artist who transforms readymade information - plans, diagrams, blueprints - into abstract paintings.  In her latest exhibition, ‘Like a Secret Spring in a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

Address: Shandy Hall, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Summerhill car park, Hartlepool

Between five and eight miles, away day to Low Worsall

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Address: Hartlepool, Hartlepool, TS26 8AS

Deirdre Borlase Retrospective & Summer Exhibition

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Deirdre Borlase studied at Bromley School of Art, gaining an Exhibition Scholarship to the Royal College of Art. On graduating from the Royal College, she taught at Kingston-upon-Thames School of Art

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live jazz music

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

Address: Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

prepare to get wet, lots of water realted fun

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

Address: Coast Road, Sunderland, SR67NH

Louise Marchal - Noble Bloods

Ripon Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

Frances Darlington was a Yorkshire sculptor who trained in the 1890’s at the Slade School of Art alongside Gwen and Augustus John. Nearly a century later her great, great niece Louise Marchal, a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Address: St. Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

CMPA Support North East Teddy Bear's Picnic

Harwick Park, Sedgefield

CMPA Support - The Children's Allergy Charity, are hosting a Teddy Bear's Picnic this summer holidays. It's a chance for parents and carers of infants, toddlers and children with food and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Address: Harwick Park Visitors Centre, Sedgefield, TS21 2DN

Town Hall, Spennymoor

Exhibition at the Bob Abley Gallery at Spennymoor Town Hall to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Address: High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Traces of China: material, mystery, memory

Oriental Museum, Durham

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Ormesby Hall, Ormesby

annual exhibition by Roseberry Ceramics Group

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

Address: Church Lane, Ormesby, TS79AS

Gibside, Gateshead

free family adventures and outdoor fun

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

Address: nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE166BG

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Address: Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Puppet Week, Whitby

La Rosa Hotel, Whitby

A company of extraordinary life-like puppets will be invading/populating La Rosa Hotel, Whitby this AUGUST for a whole week of family friendly shows and workshops in the basement of this eccentric

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:00

Address: 5 East Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3HB

Pot & Glass, Eaglescliffe

Why not bring along your Guitar, Bouzouki, Banjo voice or whatever you play & join all our fine local musicians & sinners for a night of great Folk & Acoustic music

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

Address: Church Road, Eaglescliffe, TS169DQ

Continental Circus Berlin

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

From the producers of the some of the world’s finest circuses comes a brand new show. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant circus acts, music & real youthful energy,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 19:30

Address: Grandstand Road Entrance, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 3NH

Glory of Rome

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, NE332BB

Crown Street Library, Darlington

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

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

Address: Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Summer Events at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

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:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS

Mowden Infants School, Darlington

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 08:15-17:15

Address: Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington, DL3 8RR

Writers In Their Place

SJT Gallery, Scarborough

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Westborough, Scarborough, YO111JW

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

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:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Address: Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

ARC, Stockton

If you are interested in writing and singing get involved with these workshops with professional songwriters! If you have ever sat in your bedroom writing and playing your own music then take this opportunity to work with a musician who will support you to write, play and perform your own music. Sessions will look at successful song writing tips,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00

Address: Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

A World of Whimsy

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

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:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Address: Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Mad Hatter's tea party

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Address: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

Carnivale

York Dungeon, York

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: 12 Clifford Street, York, YO19RD

Brick City: Lego Architecture

Rheged Centre, Penrith

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

Bernard Wrigley

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

The Bolton Bullfrog returns for another evening of captivating stories and funny songs. Support: Paul Davison

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Address: Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Vrooooooooooom … we’re off to Mars. Rocket through the Laing discovering fun art activities along the way. £2, no booking required.

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

Address: New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

The Wind In The Willows

Theatre Royal, York

After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage. Join Mole as he

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Castle Museum, York

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Dinosaur Detectives

Yorkshire Museum, York

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

NE Sport Summer Holiday Camp

Raich Carter Sports Centre, Sunderland

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:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Address: Commercial Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8PD

Doris The Dragon

Spa Sun Court, Scarborough

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:    Times: 14:30

Address: South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Made in Yorkshire

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Thirsk, Thirsk, YO71QS

Summer Stars

St Andrews Church, Whitley Bay

We are so excited about Summer Stars with so many fun things planned for the week! Each day the children will experience games and exercise promoting skills in the arts from vocal traing and song

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-12:30

Address: East Field Avenue, Whitley Bay, Ne25 8LU

Le Tour - A Yorkshire Journey Painting Exhibition

Blue Tree Gallery, York

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: 23 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW

Metafit

Easington Social Welfare Centre, Peterlee

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:    Times: 18:00-18:30, 18:30-19:00

Address: Seaside Lane South, Peterlee, SR8 3PL

Gateshead Inspired: Arts, Craft and Photography Exhibition

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

Sheila Smith, Wyn Barnes, Barbara Kennard, Linda Morris, Christine Walker and Trish Turnbull are a group of women artists who live in or have connections with Gateshead. They are each involved in many

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

Address: St Mary's Church, Gateshead, NE8 2AU

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

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:    Times: 09:30-17:00

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

mima, Middlesbrough

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

William Cobbing: Transactions of the Duddo Field Club

mima, Middlesbrough

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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:    Times: All day event.

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Important States

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Victorian Childhood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur ROARS

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

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:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

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

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Summer Organ Recital Series

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Organ recital by David Pipe, Assistant Director of Music at York Minster. Tickets available from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre 01913343805 and on the door at the

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

Address: City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Health Walk

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

Address: City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Hockney, Printmaker

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Encore School of Dance

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

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:    Times: 12:00-20:00

Address: 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Monday 18 to Friday 22nd August and Monday 25th to Friday 29th August - A Spanish Invasion - As the Spanish Armada approached the English coast everyone in the country prepared for attack. Learn more about the Spanish Armada and why the invasion failed. Make a Spanish galleon or an English Flag Ship. Learn how to defend a Castle and make your

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

Address: Castle Bolton, Leyburn, DL8 4ET

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Open for Business

National Railway Museum, York

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Health Walk

Durham Cathedral, Durham

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Chance Finds Us

mima, Middlesbrough

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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:    Times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:30

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Parish Centre, Chester-le-Street

Build up your stamina as well as your confidence.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Address: Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3PZ

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Experience art at a different pace curated by Grace Whowell "The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail's pace. It's about seeking to do everything at the right speed". Carl Honore, author In Praise of Slow. Come and be inspired by the work of six of the UK's leading craft makers, revealing that the process of creating stunning

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

Address: Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

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:    Times: 10:00-16:30

Address: Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

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:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

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:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

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:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham

Created as part of The DLI Museum’s First World War education programme, an exhibition of art and poetry inspired by the First World War created by local primary schools. Funded by the Gillian Dickinson Trust.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Aykley Heads, Durham, DH15TU

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A chance to get out and about and meet new people and have a lovely hot meal from cafe refresh

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

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

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:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Off the Wall: The Art of the Japanese Movie Poster

Palace Green Library , Durham

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:    Times: All day event.

Address: Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RN

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

A friendship, information and support group for anyone with any degree of respiratory illness and for their friends, family and carers.

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

Address: 6 Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37NB

Traces and Revelations

Oriental Museum, Durham

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Shifting sands

Oriental Museum, Durham

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Oriental Museum, Durham

Get creative and make a miniature Japanese Zen garden.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Yorkshire Museum, York

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

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

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

Address: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

Thornborough Hall, Leyburn

friendly group, everyone welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-11:30

Address: Leyburn, Leyburn, DL8 5DT

Royals: Then and Now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Address: York, York, YO301DD

Parish Hall Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle

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

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NQ

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

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:    Times: 08:00-19:30

Address: Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0TE

WillyNillie Arts and Craft Sessions

WillyNillie CIC, Chester-le-Street

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:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Address: 156b Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3AY

Old Elvet Methodist Church Hall, Durham

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

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Address: Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL

Soft Play Area

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

'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:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Address: Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Swimming

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

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:    Times: 06:30-21:00

Address: Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Try creative craft activities linked to a different country from around the world each day. Monday18: Italy - make a Venetian mask, create a gondola and design a colourful mosaic! Wednesday 20: Holland - design and make a simple windmill, be inspired by Delftware pottery and make a blue and white collage. Thursday 21: France - create a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Scottish country dancing

St Oswald's Institue, Durham

new dancers welcome, includes tea and

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Church Street, Durham, DH7 6HH

Belmont Community School, Belmont

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

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Address: Buckinghamshire Road, Belmont, DH1 6HH

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Hummersknott School, Darlington

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

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:15

Address: Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

Willow Road community centre, Darlington

for men and women of all fitness levels

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

Address: Willow Road, Darlington, DL36PZ



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