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Matt

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Matt's first cartoons were published in the New Statesman. Matt then worked as Pocket Cartoonist at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. His work has also appeared in Punch ...

Hilarity Bitesize feat. Andrew Watts & MC Freddy Quinne

Sloan's, Darlington

Coming to Sloan's in Darlington on October 13th 2014: Andrew Watts - “There’s intelligent wit, honesty and more interesting and provocative thoughts in his show than many ...

Lives Of Our Times

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

brings together Karen Robinson’s exhibition ‘All Dressed Up: The Lives of Teenage Girls in East Durham’, a photography project by young women from Hartlepool’s Throston ...

Steam gala

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

Locomotion the National Railway Museum at Shildon is ten this autumn! That's ten years of great engines, family fun, and passionate enthusiasts! But that just scratches the ...

Mowden Park v Cinderford

Northern Echo Arena, Darlington

Saturday 20th September Mowden Park v Cinderford KO 3pm : Northern Echo Arena Main Pitch Turnstiles: 2.15pm Crossbar open 11am Hot food, Drinks and refreshments will be served through

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Neasham Rd, Darlington, DL1 2DL

2 BOB's Pirate Party

HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool

Back by popular demand for fantastic pirate day party, the brilliant 2 BOB play live on the atmospheric Mess Deck of HMS Trincomalee, the oldest British warship afloat. Pirate fancy dress welcome but

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

Address: Berthed afloat within Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ

2 BOB's Pirate Party

HMS Trincomalee , Hartlepool

Back by popular demand for a fantastic pirate day party, 2 BOB play live on the Mess Deck of HMS Trincomalee, the oldest British warship afloat. Pirate fancy dress welcome but optional. Tickets

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

Address: Within Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ

North Cowton Village Hall, North Cowton

Saturday September 20th 2014 Drop in between 2:00pm and 6:00pm Photographs of North Cowton from the last century will be on display. Come and see how it has changed. Admission is free but a donation, or purchase of a CD of the photographs costing £5, would be welcome. Local historian Neil Reed will be available to chat and tell stories.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-18:00

Address: Village Green, North Cowton, DL7 0HE

Sage, Gateshead

Northern Harmony is a vocal ensemble that transcends the traditional definition of choral music. The group is particularly renowned for varied world ethnic singing styles, ranging from the hearty and ultra bright Bulgarian ‘hard voice’ to the equally powerful, but darker Georgian timbre, as well as the rich, mellifluous South African style and

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

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Sage, Gateshead

Lars Vogt conductor | Alissa Margulis violin Royal Northern Sinfonia BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Beethoven symphony cycle begins here with the reflective beauty of the Pastoral, the ferocity of his Egmont Overture and the nobility of Brahms’s Violin

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Customs House, South Shields

The members of The Hollywood Bees have learned their craft in a succession of bands and have supported The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Searchers and many other leading showbiz names achieving well over 15,000 performances collectively over the years. The members of the band have performed at some of the country’s top venues including the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Address: Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Family fun day

Cricket Club, Brandon

to celebrate years, rides, slides and much much more. Neil Gibson (The Human Jukebox) from 7pm. Admission £2, children

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

Address: BRANDON LANE, Brandon, DH7 8PG

Red Lion, Chester-le-Street

gold, silver, fashions, coins, medals, glass, jewellery, fishing and much more. At least 18 stalls

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-15:30

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

Whole Hog

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

An exciting and talented band from the North East., covering iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Free, The Who, Led Zep, Pink Floyd and many more.

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

Address: 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Hill-billy bluegrass, some rock and roll, and some classic rock sounds from Black Sabbath, or U2. Random versions of the music of Dark Side of The Moon with the lyrics of Dire Straits Money for Nothing, which last heard in the Maggie back in May 2010. How about the family favorite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or even the pop classic sounds of The Bay

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

Address: Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Four piece band from South Shields making music and playing cover versions by The Beatles, McFly, Boyce Avenue, Lawson, Greenday, Oasis, Queen.

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

Address: Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Behind Bars

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

60's 70's 80's 90's 00's rock and pop - Beatles, Roy Orbison, Kinks, Who, Rolling Stones, Bowie,Free, Dire Straits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, R.E.M., Stereophonics, Killers, Kings of Leon, Keiser Chiefs, and

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

Address: Valley Road, Whitley Bay, NE250LL

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Insanity are a rock/pop/funk/60's/70's/80s with songs ranging from Johnny Kid and the Pirates, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Wild Cherry Ozzy Osbourne, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Whitesnake, Ocean Colour Scene and many more. Insanity are not just a pub/club band, we are well suited to play functions, too, having

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

Address: Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SQ

Malleable SC, Stockton

live music

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

Address: Norton Road, Stockton, TS202PH

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Address: Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

Festive Party Nights

Lumley Castle, Durham

We invite you to celebrate with friends, family and work colleagues; and we will make Christmas and New Year 2014 your best yet. URL: Website: http://atnd.it/15113-0 Category: Attractions |

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 17:00-23:55

Address: Chester Le Street, Durham, DH3 4NX

College Playing Fields, Darlington

Around Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 12:30

Address: Abbey Road, Darlington, DL38LR

Agricultural Show

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

From goats, geese and Gordon Highlanders to Farriery, Falconry, Fur & Feather and everything in between the show promises to be a fantastic four days of all things rural. Here is just a taste of

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

St Oswalds church, Thirsk

live music

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

Address: Sowerby, Thirsk, YO71JG

Jane Bown: Portraits of the Beatles

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Jane Bown has been taking photographs for the Observer for six decades. Working almost exclusively in black and white, she produces astonishingly candid photographs that reveal the private side of her

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

BRITA GRANSTRÖM: The Night Swimmer

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Brita Granström draws upon her Swedish roots to blur the boundary between observation and imagination, reality and dream. In a narrative sequence that opens with playful domestic studies and bedroom

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Mick Manning and Brita Granström are an award winning author-illustrator double act, sharing both texts and illustrations. They have written and illustrated over 60 books for children. Their most recent publication, The Beatles, launched earlier this year, tells the story of how four cheeky lads from Liverpool, John, Paul, George and Ringo, became

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Do you know your stags from your hinds and your Reds from your Sikas? Begin your guided walk of the medieval deer park at the Visitor Centre.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

She'll be exhibiting everything from ceramic vases, plates, jugs and other ceramic ware, to jewellery and cards.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Eggleston Agricultural Show

West Barnley Farm, Eggleston

The show has classes for cattle, sheep, horses, driving, mounted fancy dress, unaffiliated show jumping, pony sports, harness racing, sheepdogs, gun dogs, pet dogs, sheepdog trials, poultry,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Eggleston, Eggleston, DL12 0DS

Stokesley Show

Levenside, Stokesley

Local produce, local farmers and local agriculture all found at Stokesley Show. The North's largest one day agricultural show. There's agricultural horses, cattle, sheep, goats, BSJA showjumping,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Stokesley, Stokesley, TS9 5BH

Coliseum, Whitby

Carl Hutchinson - “Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making” - ★★★★ - Three Weeks

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Station Square, Whitby, YO21 1BW

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Address: Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Leech Hall, St John's College, Durham

lecture by Professor David Breeze entitled ‘Reconstructing Hadrian’s Wall’

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Address: 3 South Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RJ

Greatham Community Centre, Greatham

The Buffalo Skinners, who split their time between the sunny stretches of Scarborough and California, have been chosen by Rural Arts to open their autumn ‘ON Tour’ season. They mix folk, rock and roll and ‘skiffle’ – a blend of jazz, blues and roots – to create their own unique sound, described as ‘jolly exciting’ by Cerys

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

Address: Front Street, Greatham, TS25 2ES

African festival

Minster, Sunderland

A TWO-day festival will bring the sights and sounds of the African savanna to Sunderland. An explosion of African drumming, dance and cuisine will descend on the city centre to mark the arrival of

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-23:00

Address: High Street, Sunderland, SR1 3ET

FREE Fitcamp

First Step 2 Fitness, Darlington

4 week for FREE fitness, body composition analysis, nutrition

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

Address: Victoria Road, Darlington, DL3 8HY

The Surgery Garden, Langley Park

Opening of the newly created fruit garden at the back of 'The Medical Group' surgery in Langley Park. Join us for apple pressing, bulb planting, free 'fruity' refreshments from 10am to 1pm.

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

Address: Sir Bobby Robson House, Langley Park, DH7 9XD

The Women's Voices Project presents: Playing House

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Please come inside and make yourself at home. There’s something we need to tell you. What happens behind closed doors? Is it all champagne and roses? Or are hammers and hostility hidden in plain

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 12:30, 16:00

Address: Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

County Hall, Durham

Durham County Local History Society will be marking its 50th Annual General Meeting on 20 September by hosting a talk commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Dr Dan Jackson will talk about North East England’s martial traditions and the rush to volunteer in the autumn of 1914. Dr Jackson will explore how the centuries of warfare in

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 13:15-14:40

Address: Framwelgate Peth, Durham, DH15UF

North Yorkshire Naturally

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

From woodcuts to lino cuts, watercolours to ceramics his art captures close-up observations of local wildlife including birds, mammals, insects and flowers. All the work - including cards and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

paintings and ceramics by Bridget Wilkinson and Meg Asley. The vibrant colours and textures of the North-East coastline are celebrated.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Fat Medicine live in concert

The Station Hotel, Loftus

Celtic rock n

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Address: Station Road, Loftus, TS13 4QB

Hilarity Bites presents... Carl Hutchinson & Gein's Family Giftshop

Coliseum Theatre, Whitby

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Coliseum in Whitby on September 20th 2014: Carl Hutchinson - “Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Address: Victoria Place, Whitby, YO21 1EZ

Emma Sedman Jewellery and Aysgarth School Art Exhibition

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

An exhibition of contemporary jewellery by enamellist Emma Sedman also featuring a wonderful selection of artwork by boys from Aysgarth School. The exhibition runs from 13 September until 2 October

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-21:00

Address: Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Sports & SC, Middleton-in-Teesdale

COUNTRY AND WESTERN

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

Address: ROSE TERRACE, Middleton-in-Teesdale, dl12 0ql

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

A well established classic rock and Indie band fronted by Jen Normandale, Lee on bass, tGraham on Guitar, Phil on drums. Rock Indie, Pop classics from the 70's to present.

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

Address: Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Health Centre, Barnard Castle

Ten and a half miles around Keld

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Victoria Road, Barnard Castle, DL128HT

Darlington CHA & HF

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Nine miles around Osmotherley

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Address: Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

Called 'A Celebration of Music', it will feature local young musicians who this year will receive support from the town's Preston Simpson and Sterndale Young Musicians' Trust. On the bill are Jordan Grylls, Neil Sild, James Slimings, Isabelle Soupe, Jonathan Umpleby, Nikita Nighoskar, Amy Napper,Ruth Allinson, Pagan McMillan and Dominic Barberi

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Address: Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS248AH

WMC, West Auckland

live music

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

Address: 33 Front Stree, West Auckland, DL149HW

Family ARTventurers

Marton Community Centre, Middlesbrough

Creative, fun and lively art classes for babies from 6 months to children aged 11 years, an opportunity for the family to share the sensory and crafty experience! Every 3rd Saturday, 11.15am at

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:15-12:15

Address: Cypress Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 8PZ

Baby ARTventurers - monthly

Marton Community Centre, Middlesbrough

Colourful, creative, messy art classes for babies aged 6-16 months! Every 3rd Saturday, 11.15am at Marton Community Centre.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:20

Address: Cypress Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 8PZ

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Direct from London’s West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in Buddy -The Musical) and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Hole in the Wall, Darlington

live music

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

Address: 14-15 Horse Market, Darlington, DL15PT

The Northumbrian Ranters – Norton Music Festival

St Joseph’s R.C, Norton

The Northumbrian Ranters, a group of traditional young musicians aged between 11 to 18 years old from 18 schools across Northumberland, will be performing at this year’s Norton Music Festival.

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

Address: Darlington Lane, Norton, TS20 1EW

Sprite Symphony:Davy and Kristin McGuire

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Davy and Kristin McGuire are award winning artists who create unique visual experiences through theatrical art works of fantasies momentarily brought to life through digital projections and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Warp: A year’s work as Artist in residence: Helen Pailing

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Helen Pailing is a visual artist whose practice involves the playful transformation of everyday materials into sculptural objects, installations and interventions. Helen Pailing has spent a year

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Phillip Dyson

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Phillip Dyson is a world-class pianist who has performed with some of Europe and America’s most prestigious orchestras. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and Classic FM and has gained enormous

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

Address: Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Address: Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

All Shook Up

Customs House, South Shields

Nick Holmes presents a series of paintings and constructions based on a lifelong exploration of the contemporary cultural landscape. Nick's recent work demonstrates a reinvigorated use of genre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Matt

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Matt's first cartoons were published in the New Statesman. Matt then worked as Pocket Cartoonist at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. His work has also appeared in Punch and the Spectator. His

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

Address: Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Fragments of Nature

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

For the first time at RHS Harlow Carr members of the British Association for Modern Mosaic will come together to exhibit their works. The exhibition will comprise of a mixture of professional and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Henning Wehn

Gala Theatre, Durham

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn't

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Oriental Museum, Durham

Water is vital for human life. Find out how water and water animals are celebrated in China, ancient Egypt and India and create your own watery creature. No booking required.

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

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Sister Act

Grand Opera House, York

York Stage Musicals are pleased to bring to York, for the first time ever, their very own production of the show that took the West End and Broadway by storm, Sister Act. This show is the feel-amazing

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Cumberland Street, York, YO19SW

The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The pick of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is travelling to Yorkshire. This major exhibition, curated by Senior Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, will include originals by some of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

The Princess and The Pea

Theatre Royal, York

Do you want to hear a true story? Well.. imagine a place where what you see is not what it seems, A secret place with a hidden castle and hidden stories, A place where the Princesses

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 13:30

Address: St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

1984

Theatre Royal, York

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Roots North Festival 2014 @ Whitby Rifle Club

Whitby and District Rifle Club, Whitby

Roots North' 14 The line up as it stands for weekend 19th - 21st September @Whitby Rifle Club. Friday from 7.30pm Opening Concert with LOST CHORD CONSPIRACY, HASE WAITS, CHRIS MILNER and FAKE

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 11:00-23:00

Address: West Cliff Sports Ground, Whitby, YO213EW

Lichfield: A Royal Album

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

An exhibition of photographs by one of Britain's most renowned photographers will be on display in autumn at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, as part of Royals: then and now. In

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

Address: York, York, YO301DD

'Variations on a Theme'

NeST Gallery, Barnard Castle

A Watercolour Exhibition @ NeST Gallery Barnard Castle by members of the workshops run by professional artist - Gordon Lamb - @NeST Gallery Barnard Castle and at Edmundbyers Village

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

Address: 25 Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NG

Exhibition by Jennifer Tetlow is joined by Sue Morton and Gail Hurst

Coast Gallery, Scarborough

A sighting has been confirmed in North Yorkshire of the elusive Pine Marten – last seen at The Coast! Expect to spot more wildlife too – squirrel, magpie and mole at the latest exhibition just

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

Address: Mill Lane, Scarborough, YO13 0AB

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

ARC, Stockton

The free-thinking philosopher returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life’s choices and decisions. He’s recently stormed BBC One’s Live at the Apollo and Michael Mcintyre’s

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Hey Presto!

ARC, Stockton

Peaceful Lion Productions present Hey, Presto! a brand new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen. Presto, the cat, is a very talented magician, so when he and his best friend Monty, the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Address: Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The pick of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is travelling to Yorkshire. This major exhibition, curated by Senior Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, will include originals by some of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Emotional Resources is a group exhibition that brings together art works from an international group of artists from the Seventies to the present day, exploring forms of intimacy and the everyday. The artists employ a range of approaches and media, including painting, video, photography and performance. Alongside the group show NGCA will present

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Great North Greats

105 King Street, South Shields

exhibition will feature 5 of the regions celebrated ‘greats’ including inventor Joseph Swan, industrialists William Armstrong and Rachel Parsons as well as sporting legends Harry Clasper and Tanni

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Address: South Shields, South Shields, NE33 2RL

Lives Of Our Times

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

brings together Karen Robinson’s exhibition ‘All Dressed Up: The Lives of Teenage Girls in East Durham’, a photography project by young women from Hartlepool’s Throston Youth Centre plus the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Whalton Village Show

Whalton , Morpeth

The Whalton Village Show is an annual event held in the picturesque village of Whalton, Northumberland. Despite being a relatively new event the show attracts large numbers to the usually quiet

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Address: Whalton Village, Morpeth, NE61 3XA

Studios and Gallery, Saltburn

exhibition of paintings and original prints by Shirley Fletcher. She observes,jazz bands, people in cafes, markets, she draws life around her.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Address: 30-32 Marske Road, Saltburn, TS12 1QG

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

You don’t want to die alone, you want to do better, you need to be loved but other people are annoying. You’re filled with hate and rage and you just had oral sex with a Tory in the toilets which, to be honest, hasn’t helped your self esteem. David Ireland’s satire of us and them is tender and horrendous, unforgivable and vital, full of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Dana & Susan Robinson

Arts Centre, Washington

Dana & Susan Robinson play traditional American music, as well as their own material, with 'elegant simplicity', on guitar, fiddle and banjo. They've been visiting us for some years now and we're very

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

Address: Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Line up may be subject to change. Matt Richardson Ed Gamble Chris Martin Deliso Chaponda Not suitable for under 16's.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Half A Person

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

An emotionally charged, coming-of-age story, blending wry comedy and the music of a beloved cult band, sung live. Meet William, a twenty-something Londoner who drifts from coffee shop to bar,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Address: 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Cowshill

Learn to weave. Lunch not included

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-14:30

Address: A689, Cowshill, DL13 1AR

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Don’t miss your chance to see Ross Noble in this intimate venue as warm up for his 2014/15 Tangentleman tour. On Saturday/Sunday

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Empire, Consett

Hailing from Consett and taking their name from the red dust that once covered the town, The Dust Town Dogs play songs you know well but with their own original twist. Expect everything from folk & country classics to rock & pop anthems, expect banjo, harmonica, guitar and drums, expect to sing along, clap, dance, expect surprise guests, expect new

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Address: Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Discover some of Harlow Carr's new willow sculptures, as part of a bespoke garden trail that explores nature and wildlife in art. From Saturday (until September 30)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

The Doors Alive is quite simply THE most exciting, authentic, charismatic and (self proclaimed) sexually magnetic tribute band to pay homage to 1960's rock titans The Doors. The band have worked tirelessly to achieve the same fluid, dark and heady sounds as The Doors at their psychedelic peak and we are pleased to have them gracing The Forum stage

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

Address: Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

Top Hat

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:30

Address: 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Hau5 The Festival

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Metro Radio Arena is thrilled to announce Hau5 The Festival 2014 will be hosted in the 10,000 capacity, outdoor Courtyard of Metro Radio Arena Newcastle over the weekend of Saturday 20th and

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 13:00

Address: Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE47NA

Bobby Pattinson Antique Comedy Show

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

3 hours of non-stop comedy! Bobby, a great favourite at the PLAYHOUSE and without doubt a North East Comedy Legend is looking forward to his return to which he considers the North’s best theatre.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

The Knavesmire Suite, York

From modest beginning with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in the U.K. Held over two days, around 210 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as maps

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A kittiwake is suspended within a dense mass of wildflower seeds, gathered from the finish area of the Great North Run. Claire Morgan’s breath-taking installation traces the passage of the individual through the crowds of runners. Commissioned by Great North Run Culture. From 20 September 2014 (until January 11, 2015)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Metro Radio Arena , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Hau5 The Festival 2014 will be hosted in the 10,000 capacity, outdoor Courtyard of Metro Radio Arena Newcastle over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014.Headline acts already confirmed include DVBBS, Chase & Status, Sigma, Sub Focus with more surprises to come and names to be added.

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

Address: Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE99 4YJ

105 King Street, South Shields

On September 7 2014, the Bupa Great North Run will become the first sporting event of its kind to achieve its one millionth finish and its events team are proud to welcome and host a one off touring exhibition for the region's families to enjoy. The Great North Greats exhibition will feature five of the regions celebrated ‘greats’ including

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

Address: 105 King Street, South Shields, NE33 1DP

Lanchester Social Club, Lanchester

Live music

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

Address: Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH7 0PF

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

Exhibition Hartlepool Art Gallery - Lives of our Times

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Lives of our Times Featuring Karen Robinson's 'All Dressed Up', Lucinda Grange, Harriet Auton and images produced by young women from Throston Youth Centre. What is it like to be a teenage girl?

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

Address: Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

Gregory's Girl by Peter Forsyth

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Gregory has never been much interested in girls – until now. And when the gangling, gormless teenager falls for the school football team’s new striker, he undergoes a hilarious emotional

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Stephenson's Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE65QF

Soul'D Out

No 10 Crown Street, Darlington

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

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

Address: 10 Crown Street, Darlington, DL3 0ZG

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

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Its 1963 and the world is changing. Bobby and Laura’s (played by local girl Elizabeth Carter) single Dreamboats and Petticoats has not taken off. Norman and Sue have settled down to non-marital

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:30

Address: Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Felt Mistress - The Glorious Flock

Sage, Gateshead

Ahead of Gruff Rhys’s appearance on the 6th September, creature-creator Felt Mistress will be exhibiting her work for the first time in the North East. Felt Mistress (real name Louise Evans) has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Ripon International Festival

Cathedral, Ripon

Orchestra of Opera North: Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony; The Halle Orchestra: Verdi Force of Destiny, Grieg Peer Gynt, Rachmaninov Symphony no 2; Niamh Ni Charra Trio; Jazz

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Address: Minster Road, Ripon, HG41QS

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

I Left My Heart In Roker Park

Customs House, South Shields

For lifelong supporter Kevin Halliday, following his team has given him his fair share of highs and lows over the years. As he sits in the back garden of his home - on the site of the former Roker

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Address: Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

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

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

Charity Race night

Low Spennymoor WM Club, Spennymoor

Charity Race Night and live music fro pop group "In The Bag". Chips & Pie supper included in ticket price The venue is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds to Alzheimer's Research

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

Address: Lindisfarne Road, Spennymoor, DL16 6EN

Charity race night

Low Spennymoor WMC, Spennymoor

Charity Race Night and also live music from "In The Bag". Saturday 20 September 2014 from 8pm Chips & Pie Supper included. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds to Alzheimer's Research

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Address: Lindisfarne Road, Spennymoor, DL16 6EN

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

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

Address: Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Escomb, Escomb

Guided Walk Local History Includes a stop at Low Barnes tea room (optional) 7 miles MEDIUM Derek S Newby – Local Historian

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:30

Address: Meet outside of Escomb Church, Escomb, DL14 7SY

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

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

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

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

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: 09:00-17:00

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

Seaham Masonic Hall, Seaham

This year we are running Etsy Sellers Discovery Fairs. These fairs are open to anyone who is curious about Etsy, whether a buyer or a potential seller. We will have Etsy sellers present selling their makes, and cards from those who live elsewhere but who would like you to know about their shop. If you are a maker, artist, or supplier and would like

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

Address: North Street, Seaham, SR7 7AA

Art and Messy play ARTventurers

Marton Community Centre, Middlesbrough

ARTventurers are fun monthly art & craft and messy play classes for babies, toddlers and children together with their parent or carer in the Tees Valley area. There are three age groups for our

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:00-12:00

Address: Cypress Rd, Middlesbrough, TS7 8PZ

Ravensworth CE Primary School, Ravensworth

Dance lessons for children from five years upwards, held every Saturday at Ravensworth CE Primary School

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-13:00

Address: Ravensworth, Ravensworth, DL11 7ET

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

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

Walkington House Hall, Darlington

We are a friendly group of people with an interest in cake decorating & meet on a monthly basis to watch demonstrations of sugarcraft showing different techniques and skills with icing, marzipan, chocolate etc for flowers, models, lace work, piping and much more Meetings are every 3rd Saturday at 2pm except Aug & Dec Check our website for more

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Address: Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL3 7AT

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

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

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

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

Welfare hall/sports complex, Houghton-le-Spring

friendly craft fair with local people selling their hand made items, very clever people, great prices, over 20 stalls. Free entry, refreshments available

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

Address: station rd, Houghton-le-Spring, dh4 5ah

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: 09:00-16:30

Address: Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0TE

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

The City Theare, Durham

A sinister, dark thriller where two young men attempt to get away with the perfect murder. Tickets available from Durham Gala Theatre Box office. NB Sunday matinee 2.30. Play 'end time' is approx.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Address: Fowlers Yard, Durham, DH1 3RA

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: 08:00-16:00

Address: Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

The Lion King - Tickets now on sale

Empire, Sunderland

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

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



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