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British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of ...

What The Ladybird Heard

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson, the multi-million selling author of THE GRUFFALO and ROOM ON THE BROOM comes WHAT THE ...

Suggs - My Life Story in Words and Music

Civic Theatre, Darlington

I've just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.

In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, ...

New restaurant opening

New restaurant opening

Saddle Room Restaurant and Bar, Leyburn

‘STABLE LAD’ OPENS NEW LEYBURN RESTAURANT Following six years of planning, a ‘stable lad’s’ dream of opening a restaurant has now become a reality with the launch of The Saddle Room ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Dec 31, 2021.   Times: 12:00-23:00

Catch 22

Catch 22

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, after 50 years the strength of Joseph Heller’s story is undiminished. Northern Stage is proud to produce the first UK touring production of Heller’s ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 21, 2014 until May 10, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Face To Face: Portraits Past and Present

Face To Face: Portraits Past and Present

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

The exhibition features more than 30 portraits in a variety of media including oils, charcoal, pencil and pastel, highlighting the rich history of Hartlepool and the Tees Valley and the people who ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 21, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Darlington Folk Club Singaround (St Georges Day – English songs night)

Darlington Folk Club Singaround (St Georges Day – English songs night)

Copper Beech, Darlington

Our regular Singaround will have and English only theme of songs, music and some poetry. The Locos In Motion Morris team will be performing from 7:00pm in The Copper Beech car park and the music from ...

Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00-23:00

Latin, Cuban, Jazz Funk, Fusion & Dance floor jazz

tapas bar, Darlington

From Vinyl only DJs Neil Massey and jonathan Woodliffe ( this guy is the boss!) ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00-23:55

Jay J Stephens

Norton WMC, Stockton

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Planet Circus

Yarm Road, (next to The Old Farm, House Pub), Darlington

Britain's favourite family circus bring their brand new 2014 super show to Darlington. With the legendary The Thunderball Riders, Gordon the world’s fastest juggler, Duo Stratosphere, the high ...
Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 23, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 17:00

St George's Day Music Celebration

Copper Beech, Darlington

all types of English songs will be sung, plus some Morris Dancing and a Mummers' performance. A supper will be provided ...
Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

North Yorkshire Schools Art Project inspired by the work of Yinka Shonibare

North Yorkshire Schools Art Project inspired by the work of Yinka Shonibare

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation through colourful, vibrant and witty ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:30

Rick Wakeman – Journey to the Centre of the Earth

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Rick Wakeman and The New World Symphony Orchestra – accompanied by The English Chamber Choir and the English Rock Ensemble – celebrate these anniversaries with a state of the art, dramatic, live ...
Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The Cadillacs

The Cadillacs

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Folk night with Pipedream

Folk night with Pipedream

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

A new Folk night hosted by Pipedream ...

Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 21:00

KFA Dance Moves

KFA Dance Moves

St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Darlington

KFA Dance Moves (with Veronica and Catherine), Thursdays 7.30pm – 9pm, St Thomas’ Church Hall, North Road, Darlington DL1 2PU. £3.50 pay as you go. Contact Catherine for more information on ...

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Jan 15, 2015.   Times: 19:30-21:00

Neil Finn plus support from Tiny Ruins

Neil Finn plus support from Tiny Ruins

Sage, Gateshead

Crowded House and Split Enz frontman, Neil Finn brings his solo show to Sage Gateshead. Finn is touring in support of his third solo album, ‘Dizzy Heights’, in which he has assembled a textured, ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

My Teesside by Paul Bradley

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough

Paul says: “My exhibition is about Teesside as seen through my eyes. For me, Teesside is not the stereotypical grey, industrialised place we hear about so often. Instead, it’s a dynamic and ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 17, 2014 until May 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Art workshops

The Lodge, Blackhill & Consett Park, Consett

for children aged eight years and over. Workshops include Stained Glass where children can make sun-catchers on Tuesday 8th, 15th and 22nd April. Two Circus Skills Workshops will take place on ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Upcycling crafternoons

Upcycling crafternoons

Borough Road Nursery School, Darlington

using clean safe waste ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Darlington Arts Festival 2014

Darlington Arts Festival 2014

Various, Darlington

The second Darlington Arts Festival will begin on Thursday April 24 and run throughout May at a wide range of venues across the borough. Co-ordinated by Darlington for Culture (DfC), the group ...

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: No set start -22:00

Durham and Beyond

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

Art Exhibition ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Apr 30, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Jon Booth and Brenda Wright, paintings, etchings and ceramics

Jon Booth and Brenda Wright, paintings, etchings and ceramics

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A joint show featuring local artist Jon Booth and Brenda Wright. Jon Booth creates delicate, architecturally inspired etchings and watercolours, sites of exploration including familiar Yorkshire ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 3, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Gruffalo comes to the forest

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: Apr 11, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Computer Drop In

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Computer Drop in held at Wesley Court every week A chance to get some help and support with your computer or some help with the internet or emails ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

Sequence Dancing Group

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A weekly group for people who enjoy sequence dancing. Held in the Dolphin Centre every Thursday Why not try something different. ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

Day Care

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

Near Here

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

exhibition by Swedish artist Nina Canell, she questions the limits of sculpture, giving substance to the intangible and lightness to the physical. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Jul 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Al Forno steak night special for two

Al Forno steak night special for two

Al Forno restaurant, Darlington

Every Thursday night, 2 steaks and a bottle of wine is only ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Jun 26, 2014.   Times: 18:00

Al Forno steak night special for two

Al Forno steak night special for two

Al Forno resturant, Darlington

Every Thursday, 2 steaks and a bottle of wine is only ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Jun 26, 2014.   Times: 18:00

Al Forno steak night special

Al Forno steak night special

Al Forno restaurant, Middlesbrough

Every Thursday, 2 steaks and a bottle of wine is only £29.95 ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Jun 26, 2014.   Times: 18:00

Freepass

Freepass

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

textile and media based exhibition by artist Catherine Howard. The exhibition explores railway heritage and journeys travelled on the railways from Darlington to countryside destinations around Great ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Tees Hot Club

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

live jazz ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Tees Valley Jazzmen

Champagne Bar, Bishop Auckland

live jazz music ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 12:30

Lunch and leasure group

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A chance to get out and about and meet new people enjoy some company and a lovely meal from cafe Refresh ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until Dec 25, 2014.   Times: 12:00-14:00

Memory Loss Cafe

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Dementia cafe 'Memory Lane Cafe ' a chance to get help and support if your worried about memory loss or dementia for yourself or your lived ones ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until Dec 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Line Dancing

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Line dancing group at the Friends Meeting House All capabilities of dancing welcomed. ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 11, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Artwave North - Spring Exhibition

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

Artwave North is exhibiting their recent work - a range of paintings, collages, feltwork and ceramics. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until May 26, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

mima, Middlesbrough

With works ranging from John Constable to Paul Nash, this exhibition represents scenes of the English east coast from the past 200 years. Artworks consider the influence of technology and local art ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 11, 2014 until Jun 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Tai Chi

Lawson Court, Pelton

for the over 50's ...
Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Mar 27, 2014 until Jun 26, 2014.   Times: 17:45-18:45

Ron Spence party night

Royal British Legion, Newton Aycliffe

Live music ...
Category: Music - Country
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Traces and Revelations

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

Shifting sands

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

Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

exhibition by Lynne Burton, John Young and Gerald White ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until May 27, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Sloan's pub quiz

Sloan's pub quiz

Sloan's Bar, Darlington

Our popular weekly quiz is bound to get you thinking....Get a team pulled together for a chance to win £25, runners up will receive £10. We even provide a free supper! ...

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates: Mar 27, 2014 until May 29, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney

The Mercer Art Gallery,, Harrogate

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney celebrates the county of Yorkshire and its people through the art it has inspired and the artists it has produced. Over 100 paintings, photographs and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until Jul 11, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00, 14:00-16:00

Tanya Axford/Paul Merrick

Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, Gateshead

two parallel solo exhibitions ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 29, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Chocolate spectacular

Chocolate spectacular

Chocolate Story, York

watch York's Chocolate Story team of chocolatiers create Easter eggs and join in on their Easter egg hunt and ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Landscapes for a Dark Summer

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Renowned landscape artist Peter Hicks presents a major exhibition of striking new work, depicting rich, moody scenes of the Moors and northern England. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 11, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Hexham Book festival

Hexham Book festival

various venues including Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Come and be inspired by books, authors, workshops and readings all on your doorstep. Jeremy Hardy, Penelope Lively, Sally Magnusson, Kate Waldegrave, Hugh Pym, Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld, Nadine ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until May 8, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Drawing on Much Ado

Drawing on Much Ado

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Kim Lewis and Cathy Duncan were artists in residence for Demi-Paradise Productions during the making of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ staged at Lancaster Castle in Spring 2012. They ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Honey, mein Liebchen

Honey, mein Liebchen

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Claudia Sacher is a visual artist from Essen, Germany, who lives and works in Northumberland. She writes texts that are illustrated through installations involving drawings, performances and video. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize

St Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York

Showcasing the work of the shortlisted right artists from around the world. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Film: The Butler

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American ...
Category: Cinema
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

20th Century Boy

20th Century Boy

Empire, Sunderland

This brand new musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, explodes onto stage nearly 40 years after the star’s tragic death. Featuring some of the greatest pop songs ever written, 20th ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 19, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Real Live Girls

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A good-natured expose of the not-so-glamorous business we call 'show'. Backbiting, bitching and backstage madness make for hilarious antics in this light-hearted story of fame, jeal-ousy, pride and ...
Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 23, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A major revival of one of the best-loved plays of the 20th Century. Alistair McGowan leads an established company of actors in a centenary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece directed by ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 14:00, 19:30

Monday's Child

Monday's Child

Theatre Royal, York

Monday’s Child tells a simple poetic story of the unique bond between a grandmother and a child. We share the delights and surprises of the respective stages of their lives: discoveries, memories, ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Jun 10, 2014.   Times: 11:00, 13:30

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Theatre Royal, York

Under Milk Wood is a work of genius; ripe with vitality, rich in humour and populated by sublime, eccentric, enchanting characters. Come to Llareggub, a small Welsh town by the sea. Meet blind ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 14:00, 19:30

God's Bridge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Lead artist Tania Kovats has mentored 10 professional artists to create work in response to God’s Bridge, a limestone formation spanning the River Greta, high in the Pennines. This exhibition is an ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Jul 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

The Jack Reading Bequest

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

This exhibition from the Jack Reading Bequest features the work of Tom McGuinness, a Bevan Boy who spent his life working in the mines. A talented and prolific artist, Tom worked in a variety of ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Myths, Memories & Mysteries: How artists respond to the past

The World According to Bede, Jarrow

includes work from artists as far a field as Greece ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 18, 2014 until Jun 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With twelve separate ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 15, 2014 until May 11, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Here Right Now

The Customs House, South Shields

A song and dance celebration of the very best of musical theatre! A night of music from Ghost the musical (the Group's November musical), The Bodyguard, Mary Poppins, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, ...
Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 21, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Incognito

Incognito

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Princeton, New Jersey. 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy of the recently deceased Albert Einstein. And then steals his brain. Bath, England. 1953. Henry undergoes pioneering brain ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until May 3, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Capital of the North exhibition

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

Young Curators exhibition

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ceramic and glass work made by young people involved in the Young Curators project. Encouraging younger generations to engage with local heritage and learn about historical crafts ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Theatre, Harrogate

Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world's most prestigious mountain film festival is visiting Harrogate for the first time with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Northallerton Ramblers

Northallerton Ramblers

Great Ayton, Great Ayton

Seven miles around Great Ayton ...

Category: Walks
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:30

Northallerton Ramblers

Northallerton Ramblers

Warcop village, Northallerton

Eight miles on Eden valley ...

Category: Walks
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Northallerton Musical Theatre Company

Northallerton Musical Theatre Company

The Forum, Northallerton

(A look back at the past and a look forward to the future) Come along and join us for a lively evening of musical entertainment. There will be all the old favourites from shows we have staged since ...

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Apr 23, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

The Hoax

The Hoax

ARC, Stockton

For anyone with an interest in fiery British blues-rock, The Hoax have been THE name to drop for over twenty years now. From the very start, their achievements have been the stuff of legend. ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

ARC, Stockton

This exhibition is a story told in words and pictures. This is the story of the year when, prompted by the riots of August 2011, Bernadette Russell committed to be kind to a stranger every day for 366 ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until May 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Karate

Karate

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Kids and Adults Karate ...

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Mar 10, 2014 until Dec 1, 2016.   Times: 17:45-18:45, 19:00-21:00

A Ticket to Teesdale: Remembering the 'Barney Line

A Ticket to Teesdale: Remembering the 'Barney Line

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

‘A Ticket to Teesdale’: Remembering the 'Barney Line' is the latest display by the North Eastern Railway Association (NERA). The exhibition is a pictorial journey that marks the 50th Anniversary ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 7, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:30

Manet - The Execution of Maximilian

Manet - The Execution of Maximilian

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A much loved work from the National Gallery Collection - Edouard Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian comes to The Bowes Museum as the first painting in the three-year Masterpiece Tour; part of the ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until May 18, 2014.   Times: 10:00, 10:00

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

As Sibelius's symphonic journey drew to a close, it grew ever more remarkable. His final symphony was something completely different: a single-movement epic of just twenty minutes, a work whose ...

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:45-21:45

Stockton Rambling Club

Stockton Rambling Club

Hawnby village hall, Stockton

Upto nine ...

Category: Walks
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:30

Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

The oval paintings of Simon Bill draw upon a very wide variety of sources, from philosophy to heavy metal, art history to cookery, Art Deco to neuroscience. Characterised mainly by their abrupt ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 14, 2014 until Jun 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

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

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

the first retrospective in Europe of Lorna Simpson (born Brooklyn, New York in 1960). Simpson’s work links photography, text, video and archival material. Emphasising a conceptual and performative ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 21, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Tess Hot Club plus guest

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

Live jazz ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Mar 6, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Magic Worlds

Magic Worlds

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The exhibition will delve into the captivating world of magic, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the imaginary and fantastical realms of witches, wizards, fairies, elves, dragons, magicians ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Jazz workshop

Jazz workshop

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Jazz and improvisation workshop for all ages and abilities led by Matt Roberts with sectional tutors. This workshop always fills up quickly, so get in touch to secure your place sooner rather than ...

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Darlington Jazz Festival

Darlington Jazz Festival

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

An exciting range of events from the local, national and international jazz scene. the festival this year is expanding and will run from April 24-27. It is based at The Forum Music Centre and Head of ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Jingle tots

St. Andrews Methodist church, Crook

Parent led toddler music group every Thursday (term Time) 1-2:30pm £1 per session. Bring your child along for some singing and interaction with other children. We have 45 minute song time with ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Mar 6, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 13:00-14:30

Chris Blade - The Arctic Circle

Chris Blade - The Arctic Circle

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

New photographic work by Chris Blade, inspired by an artists’ residency in Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago, just 10 degrees from the North Pole. The work explores the artist’s response ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 8, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Mechanics of Optometry

The Mechanics of Optometry

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Explore the weird and wonderful world of optometry through the decades, in this exhibition of items from The College of Optometrists collection. View the tools of the trade from rules and face ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until May 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Royals: Then and Now

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

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists including JMW Turner and John Constable took their canvases outdoors and began drawing and painting landscapes in the open air, instead of in their ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

Museum of Hartlepool, Hartlepool

Featuring exhibits from the renowned Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, it chronicles the history of masks and puppets and shows their contemporary relevance through their use in the theatre, film and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 15, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Billy Pearce

Billy Pearce

Forum Theatre, Billingham

National Treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians, British comedy award winner Billy Pearce appears on stage as part of his latest National tour in a night ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Chat 'n' Craft

The Hive, Durham

Drop in to The Hive café in Ushaw Moor and share your crafty ideas, techniques and information with fellow crafters. Thursdays 10-12 am. ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Feb 6, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

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

WillyNillie Arts and Craft Sessions

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: Feb 3, 2014 until Oct 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Yoga for Sports Lovers

Yoga for Sports Lovers

Home, Darlington

Private classes dedicated for sports people who wish to increase their range of movement, strength and performance. These classes will target the issues that you want to work with in a sustainable, ...

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Yoga classes to calm the mind

Yoga classes to calm the mind

Home, Darlington

Private and small yoga classes held in a homely environment. Gentle, relaxing yet strengthening, these classes give you personal attention and permission to start from where you are. I work ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Soft Play Area

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

Metal: AV Festival 14

Metal: AV Festival 14

mima, Middlesbrough

This AV Festival curated exhibition focuses on the raw material of metal as an agent of global power and financial control, in response to Middlesbrough’s role in the development of a global iron ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 28, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Tango class

Tango class

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Classes with Jean-Paul (our professional Argentine dance teacher) start at 7.45 pm every Thursday night in the Voodoo Latin Dance Studio (above the café; then at 9.00 pm until late we join the social ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 30, 2014 until Oct 23, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Swimming

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: Jan 23, 2014 until Oct 19, 2014.   Times: 06:30-20:00

Home, exhibition by David Mulholland

Home, exhibition by David Mulholland

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Following a hugely successful exhibition at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough, the work of local artist David Mulholland is coming even closer to his home. More than fifty thousand people many of ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Permanent displays

Permanent displays

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Living Planet See a two floor gallery with a life size model of an elephant, a great white shark, a virtual aquarium and a polar bear with hundreds of other creatures from around the world. Touch ...

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates: Jan 17, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Open mic night for authors

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

A forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Dec 26, 2013 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Open mic night

Bar Tutsters, Bishop Auckland

everyone welcome to join the live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:00

See How They Run

See How They Run

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Like nothing you’ve ever seen before! This wonderfully funny and much loved farce is brought to life on stage once again – this time with a difference. It still features hilarious comic ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 22, 2014 until Apr 26, 2014.   Times: 14:00, 19:30

Iaido martial Arts class

Education Village, Darlington

A non-combative martial art suitable for all ages 16+ Every Thursday ...
Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Jan 16, 2014 until Oct 9, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage in the Digital Age

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage in the Digital Age

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

15 young contemporary artists have been commissioned to produce prints responding to the provocative combinations in Eduardo Paolozzi’s scrapbook-like collages. The artworks demonstrate how ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Jackie Hudson

WMC, West Auckland

live country music ...
Category: Music - Country
Dates: Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Skernedale Dog Training Club

Hurworth Grange Community Centre,, Hurworth

Skernedale Dog Training Club (Kennel Cub Registered). Obedience Training for all Breeds. A basic obedience and beginner training course plus a class for more advanced dogs. Which ...
Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Tai Chi beginners class

Houghall College, Durham

great for the mind and body ...
Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Jun 26, 2014.   Times: 19:00-20:30

Spectacles

Spectacles

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Colin Firth. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 18, 2014 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

The Harrogate Flower Shows are widely regarded as the UK's biggest and most prestigious independent gardening events. The spring show has been ranked as Britain's best gardening event by readers ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

50/50 dancing with Mike on the organ, plus bingo, everyone welcome

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

singles welcome ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Dec 5, 2013 until Jun 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Markus Karstie and William Cobbing

Markus Karstie and William Cobbing

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Two leading contemporary artists, who both use ceramics as one aspect of their practice, will be showing the results of their year-long residency in Newcastle University’s Fine Art Department. As ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Bunk!

Bunk!

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bunk! is a series of prints and collages which are mainly made from magazines given to the artist by American ex-servicemen. They show Eduardo Paolozzi’s fascination with popular culture and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Photographs and magazine covers from 1947 to 1962 celebrate the transformation of the world’s most popular pin-up into an acclaimed actress, highlighting the British photographers and personalities ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

AV Festival 14

AV Festival 14

mima, Middlesbrough

AV Festival 14 explores the raw materials that make up our experience of the world: their origin in the earth and how they are extracted and transformed as part of artistic and industrial processes. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Art and Optimism in 1950s’ Britain

Art and Optimism in 1950s’ Britain

mima, Middlesbrough

This vibrant exhibition celebrates fine art, design and craft from the 1950s. It includes paintings, posters, design and ceramics representing the optimism felt in Britain despite the economic gloom ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 21, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Elizabeth Blackadder: Prints

Elizabeth Blackadder: Prints

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Born in Falkirk, Elizabeth Blackadder studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art where she also taught until 1986. Although widely known for her oil and watercolour paintings, by ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Lucy Jones: Looking Out, Looking In

Lucy Jones: Looking Out, Looking In

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Born in London in 1955, Lucy Jones is a painter of both provocatively disquieting self-portraits and unpeopled landscapes of flaring colours and raw, wild beauty. Her landscape paintings preclude, she ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

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

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Lines in the Landscape

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Lines in the Landscape

National Railway Museum, York

The railways have always inspired photography, so it is fitting that we will be showcasing a first of its kind exhibition in our art gallery, drawing together all the winners from the past four years ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Nov 21, 2013 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Pilates

Hummersknott School, Darlington

this class is for women and men of mixed abilites therefore suitable for newcomers and experienced Pilates goers. Pilates willl help you become more flexible, toned & will improve your posture and ...
Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Nov 7, 2013 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 18:00-19:00

Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row

Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

an exhibition to celebrate the craft of bespoke tailoring by Savile Row family, Henry Poole & Co. Established in 1806, they launched Savile Row, now the most famous tailoring street in the world. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Oct 26, 2013 until May 10, 2014.   Times: 10:00


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