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Bridie Jackson & The Arbour plus Gilmore Roberts + Heg & The Wolf Chorus

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are a Newcastle quartet of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and ...

Mackenzie Thorpe

Thirteen, Middlesbrough

Artist Mackenzie Thorpe launches "The Station Posters" a collection of work created for Middlesbrough Train Station inspired by his ...

Wicked

Empire, Sunderland

Winner of 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo ...

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

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine ...

Burgham Park , Northumberland

Final preparations are underway ahead of an international equestrian event which is due to take place in Northumberland later this week. The Burgham International Horse Trials runs from 27 to 29

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 08:00-17:00

Location: Burgham Park , Burgham , Northumberland, NE65 9QP

Stokesley Methodist Church Hall, Stokesley

On Friday 27 th March at the Methodist Church Hall from 12 noon until 13.45 a local market selling home produced foods and crafts. Light refreshments are also available

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-13:45

Location: Stokesley Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Stokesley, TS9 5DQ

Customs House, South Shields

The Customs House Big Band, under the direction of Peter Morgan, make a welcome return to their home venue for their annual concert with award-winning singer Ruth Lambert. Enjoy this specially selected programme of big band numbers designed to keep your feet tapping throughout.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Ku Bar, Stockton

Shine Like Stars' Showcase Night: Idle Violets They broadcast tones not dissimilar to Black Keys, with an added touch of Queens Of The Stone Age, with a funk swagger, fast and electrifying guitar

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS181DB

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

The Golden Lion Inn, Sedgefield

live music

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

Location: The Golden Lion Inn, the End, Sedgefield, TS213AU

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Easterside, Middlesbrough, TS43PP

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: The Grange community centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22BN

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Artist and veteran, John Palliser, displays his centenary painting - 'World War One 1914 to 1918.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Born in the North East, Lucy lives in the Richmond area where she has her studio. Her work focuses on landscapes however she approaches the pieces from both traditional and contemporary angles, while

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Yorkshire Museum, York

Richard III: Man and Myth will use the museum’s nationally significant collections and loans from across Yorkshire to consider the life, times and legacy of the much maligned monarch. The exhibition will open following the reburial Richard at Leicester Cathedral on March 26. Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “King Richard III’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Sage, Gateshead

The National Association of Choirs North East proudly present 26 choirs in concert. Massed Ladies, Mixed and Male Choirs will perform an exciting programme of choral tradition, popular melody and musical show stoppers, including ‘One More Day’, ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ (Les Miserable), ‘March of the Peers’ (Iolanthe) and

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

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

The second in the occasional series of Eliza Carthy’s legendary nights, where she invites creators of great concerts from elsewhere to give a flavour of what they do. Starting out as an upstairs

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

Location: Old Town Hall, West Street, Gateshead, NE81HE

Sage, Gateshead

Jill Crossland is known for her imaginative, natural and passionate classical performances.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Arts Centre, Washington

Zeerox are four men that write, rehearse and record their music in a converted derelict rocking horse factory in Durham. Formed in late 2011, the band developed a raw valve driven melodic noise that

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

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

There’s accident-prone Gary Ormston, rarely far from disaster of some kind, but loveable and charming and the finest damn bass guitarist this side of that Level 42 geezer. There’s Paul

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

Location: Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SQ

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live

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

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Greens, Sunderland

A dynamic four piece band fronted by Elle Armstrong and backed by a tight pack of quality musicians, Zephyr revisit classic songs from the 70's onwards including hits from Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin,

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

Location: Greens, 36 Low Road, Sunderland, SR13PY

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

live music

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Linda Dockerty and Lisa Lamb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Building Society, Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

St Thomas Aquinas Church , Darlington

For parents and carers with babies, toddlers and preschools children. Good pram storage Play Area for Babies, toddlers and preschool children £1.50 entrance fee (inc drink and a snack)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-11:30

Location: St Thomas Aquinas Church , North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

National Railway Museum, York

come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small. Generations of children have grown up with railway toys, but what makes the love of them so enduring? (until September 4) Is it the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

St Oswalds church, Thirsk

Supporting the St Oswald's repaving and lighting project This short early-evening concert will feature works by composers including Handel, Bach, and Purcell, for various combination of soprano, flute, and piano.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: St Oswalds church, Sowerby, Thirsk, YO71JG

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

This event will exhibit a wide range of art and craft, much with a wildlife theme. Handmade jewellery, ceramics, textiles, photographs and much more will be on offer. There will be opportunities to

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

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

North Durham Academy, Stanley

Meet Sunderland Legend Gary Bennett and Newcastle Legend John Anderson here at NDA. The night will involve football banter and entertainment to keep you on the edge of your seats. The event will be

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

Location: North Durham Academy, High Street, Stanley, DH9 0DQ

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

A Ceilidh at Bowburn Community Centre Friday 27 March, 7 for 7.30 pm till 10 pm. Dance to the ‘Maximum Pastry’. Bring your own refreshments. £10 per ticket This is a fundraiser for our Elvet

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT

Romanby Methodist Church Hall , Romanby

Romanby Toddler Group is a friendly group who cater for children from birth to joining school. The group is held at Romanby Methodist Chruch Hall on Mondays between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and also on

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15, 09:15-11:15

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall , The Fairway , Romanby, DL7 8BQ

St Mary's Art Gallery, York

a presentation of selected works from contemporary artists. (until May

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Art Gallery, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Masham Gallery, Masham

20th March - April 24th A contemplation on the pursuit of happiness from artists Jill Campbell, Barbara Young, Gareth Buxton, Lesley Birch and Jenny Ayrton. Abstracted landscapes and glass. A

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

Location: Masham Gallery, 24 Market Square, Masham, HG4 4EB

Little Theatre, Gateshead

Two one-act plays written by one of Britain’s best-known playwrights. In The Dumb Waiter, two hit men co-exist in an atmosphere of menace and mystery in a basement below a discussed restaurant,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:30

Location: Little Theatre, 1-4 Saltview Way, Gateshead, NE84JS

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

an exhibition of painting, pottery, textiles, photography and mixed media

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

Location: World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB

Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Stockton

Dance and fitness classes for all ages and abilities every Thursday all £2.50 pp - kids go free 12-1pm Family Dancercise 1-2pm Workout Wonders 3-4pm Fit Steps 4-5pm Commercial Dance 5-6pm Zumba

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Arc Arts Centre Stockton, Dovecott Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

The Fontains are a powerful three piece band that play a stellar set of songs from the bands of yesterday and today. Their set goes back as far as The Beatles and The Kinks, includes the likes of The

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

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Big Jug, Durham

Antmusic is a tribute show to the music of ADAM ANT and ADAM AND THE ANTS.

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

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

Central Library, Gateshead

This exhibition will showcase the results of the year long programme of arts activities that have been made as part of the Creative Makings project in libraries in 2014 - 15. Creative Makings has embraced hands on making, recycling, reinventing, mending and thrift activities. Kate Eccles has been at Birtley Library leading textile workshops to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

The Forum, Northallerton

Northallerton Amateur Boxing Club will be hosting a sportsman’s dinner night with boxers from all over the country competing against the Northallerton amateur squad. Boxing fans will be able to show their support for their town’s youngsters. Mark Johnson, Tom Capps, Catherine Pringle, Patrick & Paulo Tolentino and Jack Bowden as well as many

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

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

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

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe

runs until April 22

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Greenfield Arts Centre, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Artist and printmaker Emerson Mayes is fascinated by the wildlife of the North York Moors.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Artists James McGairy and Peter Reynolds, and sculptor Darrell Evanes, reflect how nature and the environment interconnect.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Horton Grange Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Enjoy a three-course meal with fizz and canapes on arrival. After dinner just sit back and let yourself be entertained by the velvet tones of Jason's voice and saxophone. He starts with all the

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: Horton Grange Hotel, Berwick Hill, Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13 6BU

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

A selection of railway posters and carriage prints by one of Britain’s finest railway poster artists Frank Henry Mason. Normal entrance

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

Art Block, 74 Church Street, Seaham

exhibition by EDAN volunteer art group. Open 11-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday

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

Location: Art Block, 74 Church Street, Church Street, Seaham, SR7 7HF

The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham

London based photographer Dee King is bringing her first solo show, All The King’s Men to The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham. Featuring over 20 original works, the series is made up of portraits

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: The Gates Shopping Centre, 1 Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, DH1 4SJ

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

A major retrospective of the work of Seaton Carew born artist Frank Henry Mason. One of the most prolific railway poster artists of his time, he is also known for his many marine paintings. This

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

Location: Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley

A stunning display of photographs submitted as winning entries to the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition will be on display at two north Yorkshire attractions this spring.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Helmsley, YO625LB

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Thank Folk It's Friday is a free programme of Folk music held in the Woodhorn Cafe on the final Friday of each month from 2pm. TFIF line up for 2015 is... 27th February- JIVA 27th March-

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Icons are regarded as ‘windows into heaven’. True icons follow classical principles in colour, gesture and symbolism and are designed to take the reader to a spiritual dimension. Icons originate

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Sandra is a local artist specialising in printmaking from wood and lino. Her work is produced by linocut print and chine collé, a collage technique. A number of prints will be on display, including

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

The Mallory family portrait is one of the few paintings we have of the people who once called this estate home. We'll be displaying a replica of the painting inside Fountains Hall to help us tell the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Photographic Society have been meeting for well over 100 years and still going strong. We are always looking for new members so if you have an interest in photography, why not come

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Whether it’s sharing a meal with a loved one, having a pint in the pub, making music or dressing up for a night out, people have always found ways to celebrate life and enjoy themselves. Eat, Drink

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A journey through prints and drawings in the Harrogate Fine Art Collection. The work on show is striking in its diversity, including a large scale expressionist colour print by John Hoyland, ink

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

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Civic Hall, Stanley

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Stanley Civic Hall on March 27th 2015: Seymour Mace - “Breathtaking... a surreal performance, he had the audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish” -

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

Location: Civic Hall, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA

Bootylicious Bootcamps Ltd, Stockton

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

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

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

A celebration of the music of Billie Holiday, featuring seven of the UK's finest jazz musicians and Val Wiseman, current winner of The British Jazz Awards Best Vocalist. Featuring thirty songs from the wonderful Holiday repertoire, Val takes you through the 1930s, 40s and 50s, with this remarkable group of musicians performing with such style and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Centre for Local Studies, Crown Street Library, Darlington

Come and see what the archaeologists found on the site behind the Town Hall.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

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

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

After a sell-out Scratch night last year, we're bringing a night of unfinished performances back to Voodoo Cafe. Battersea Arts Centre pioneered the method of testing theatre using scratch

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-21:30

Location: Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37LX

tbc, Darlington

CGO offer a monthly one-to-one one hour surgery for emerging artists and professionals - whether you need to get off the fence, off the ledge, or off the starting block of a new project. A chance to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-13:00, 14:00-15:00, 15:00-16:00, 16:00-17:00

Location: tbc, tbc, Darlington, DL37LX

Friends' Meeting House, Darlington

over 50, dance yourself to good health. On some Thursdays, 7.15-9pm and some Friday's 2-3.45pm Call for specific times and more details

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

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

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Direct from the West End and larger than life, Shrek the Musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal on its first UK tour in March 2015!! CASTING NEWS: Shrek The Musical will star Dean Chisnall as

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

ARC, Stockton

ARC sets the stage in preparation for a horde of comic wits from far and wide, featuring the slick conversational talents of a crackerjack MC. With two well stocked bars within easy reach and plenty

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Super Cells is a brand new exhibition for Life, exploring the sometimes controversial world of stem cells and stem cell research. Discover what stem cells are, how they live, and how they can be used

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The latest adventure on Life's 4D Motion Ride, Retro Race, is a high-octane speed to the finish line! Fasten your seat belt for a race through villages, tunnels, forests and rocky mountain roads.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Forum Theatre, Billingham

National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians, Billy Pearce emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid 1980's. Multi Award winner

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

77th annual exhibition (until April

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Teesside University, Darlington

Learn to take care of yourself so you can take care of business! Do you run your own business but constantly feel like you're fighting a battle with yourself? Whether it's your constantly

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Location: Teesside University, Vicarage Rd, Darlington, DL1 1JW

Empire, Sunderland

Re-live the sights and sounds of the sixties as the world's premier Beatles band returns with their spectacular two hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatles hits. Using

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Joe Longthorne returns to the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay for the sixth year running much to the delight of his loyal fans across the region. Joe's repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Grand Opera House, York

Named as best Grand Opera House production of 2014* for Sister Act, York Stage Musicals are back to present the Tony award winning, world wide smash hit Hairspray this Easter. Hairspray follows

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York, YO19SW

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

In the 1930s Central Gateshead’s urban landscape changed forever when great areas of ancient housing were demolished as part of the Government’s housing improvement programme. This exhibition brings together images from Gateshead Local Studies’ Slum Clearance collection showing the streets that once populated Gateshead riverside and parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: St Mary's Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, Gateshead, NE8 2AU

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Christeen Redhead, Maureen Mann and Linda Coulby. (on until Mar 27)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Darlington Building Society, Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Ken Charlton. The 50 exhibits include regional scenes from coastal locations, as well as those from across the North York moors National Park. (until April 19)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Oriental Museum, Durham

A group exhibition exploring South Asian art and personal journeys of hope, growth and expression by members of the Art Studio, Sunderland. (On until April 19) The Art Studio is a Sunderland-based

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: No set start -17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

mima, Middlesbrough

Stephen McKenna, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998. This exhibition will be

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

A new collection of royal portraits by Bryan Organ, Chris Levine, David Bailey and Jason Bell transforms Beningbrough's second and final year with other internationally important contemporary works by

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

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

Oriental Museum, Durham

3.11 three years on. A photographic exhibition by Jorel Chan. This exhibition showcases a series of carefully curated photographs taken during a humanitarian mission to the Tohoku region in Japan,

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

all action Wrestling returns to Middlesbrough Town Hall for the annual ‘Brawl in the Hall’ challenge which features the best of British wrestling talent in their grapple against fighters from the

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

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ

Unti D, Consett

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

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

Location: Unti D, Delves Lane , Consett, DH89HU

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A remarkable exhibition featuring Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This previously un-exhibited body of work by the renowned satirical cartoonist and illustrator

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Blue and white china is often displayed at home for its decorative qualities, but in Paul Scott’s hands domestic ceramics mutate into subversive comments on our life and times. Scott is an artist

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads will be the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles. The exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition offers a snapshot of three stages of Victor Pasmore's career between 1940 and 1965, when his work evolved from two-dimensional figurative paintings to three-dimensional reliefs.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Peter Yates was best known as an architect, a founder partner of the North East architectural firm, Ryder and Yates. The firm’s architectural creations are now recognised as amongst the most

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John & Karen Topping use archive photography to recreate the trade stands designed by Ryder & Yates in the 1950s as digital 3D models. These models emphasise the modernist yet playful aesthetic of the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

John Dobson (1787-1865) was the North East’s most outstanding 19th century architect. Buildings he designed can be found across Newcastle and Northumbria. During the 1830s he worked closely with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

This truly magical, life-sized knitted garden was created in 2011 by over 2,500 knitters and crocheters in Dorset. People of from the age of 2 to 99 created elements of the garden, complete with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB

Arts Centre, Washington

Established in 2000, the Sunderland Youth Arts Exhibition has become an integral part of the Sunderland Young Achievers' Awards diary. The first Youth Arts Exhibition took place in February 2000 as

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Land Engines is a collection of work by artists who use video game design tools to create work that explores the computer generated landscape as a setting for a number of fantasies, ranging from

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Village Hall, Hurworth

A fun exercise classed aimed at the 50+ age group who wish to keep fit and active. Admission £4

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:00

Location: Village Hall, Church Row, Hurworth, DL2 2AQ

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old

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

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Take a glimpse into the colourful contemporary culture of nineteenth century Japan in an intriguing exhibition of EdoPop prints. These colourful wood-block prints, featuring urban celebrities,

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

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Palace Green Library, Durham

For millennia, people watching plays, listening to songs and poetry, and reading books have understood that an author was responsible for the words they are experiencing. Thinking about the author has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Palace Green Library, Durham

The exhibition mixes historic and contemporary objects from Vietnam with contemporary works by British artist Anthony Key to explore national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Digital Storytelling is a community engagement technique which teaches participants to create short audiovisuals to tell a personal story. Re:collections will showcase fifteen digital stories made by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

In collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art we present an off-site exhibition at the Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland. The exhibition extends the thematic concerns of the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR13SD

National Railway Museum, York

Churchill's funeral on 30 January 1965 was a historic event. While it was a significant state occasion, it was also an opportunity for ordinary people to pay their own personal respects. The funeral

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Robert Louis Stevenson's cult classic Jekyll and Hyde is reinterpreted in this modern adaptation set in an alternative London of the future, written by Jo Clifford and the multi-award winning touring

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When Frans Widerberg made his international debut at the Venice Biennale of 1978, the effect he caused was “the shock of the new”. At the time the dominant idiom was abstraction but Widerberg, the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best in nature photography. The competition boasts talent from professional and amateur

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Explore the delightful effects coloured pencils can give by creating textures of feathers, lace and more with artist Linda Birch, inspired by the current Birds of Paradise Plumes & Feathers in Fashion exhibition. Booking required on 01833 690606.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A weekly class designed to help people become familiar with the new NHS Choices Website, and its associated features. Part of the Digital Inclusion

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

Location: Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 20:15-21:15

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event.

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Are you a Carer? A Carer is someone who, without payment, provides care and support to a partner, disabled child, relative, friend or neighbor who could not manage without their help. You may help with their personal care, provide emotional or practical support or just ensure they are safe and coping. You many often feel isolated, overwhelmed

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Sporting chance/Football Crazy R Us is a well established sporting organisation coaching boy’s and girls in several sports from 3-11 years old and is currently branching further in to the Newton Aycliffe Area. The company currently coaches football sessions at the Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre reaching children in the primary

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

90 Minutes of fun and play time plus healthy snack, for toddlers and coffee/tea for Mum, Dad, Nanna and granddad. Older children accepted during school holidays subject to space. To register your child/children telephone us on 01325 307522 or e-mail us on info@nayc.co.uk or just pop in to reception.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Age UK Gentle Exercise to Music for over 50's

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

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

Croft Travel, Consett

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

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

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

Pelton Community Centre , Chester-le-Street

Fitsteps is the latest dance and fitness workout brought to you by the professionals of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and no partner is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Pelton Community Centre , Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH2 1DE

Methodist Church , Northallerton

What better way is there to spend your Saturday morning than making new friends at the Academy? You’ll spend 3 hours discovering the excitement of acting, singing and dancing. Classes are run by

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:30-20:30

Location: Methodist Church , High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8EG

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

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

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

Location: Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This luxurious and elegant exhibition features extravagant catwalk creations and elegant eveningwear together with exquisite shoes and chic accessories from Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga,

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

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



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