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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 ...

Antiques Roadshow

Durham Cathedral, Durham

BBC ONE's ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow will be filming for its 37th series at Durham Cathedral. Some of Britain's leading ...

Antiques Roadshow

Durham Cathedral, Durham

BBC ONE's ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow will be filming for its 37th series at Durham Cathedral. Some of Britain's leading ...

Lisa Stansfield plus Mamas Gun

Sage, Gateshead

With her new album ‘Seven’ a new entry at number 13 in the UK album charts, Britain’s iconic soul singer Lisa Stansfield announces a ten date UK ...

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

Zoe Schwarz and Blue Commotion

Cricket Club, Saltburn

'Rising fast on the circuit' Classic Rock Magazine March2014 Zoe a nominee 2014 British Blues Awards 'Best female vocalist' support Richard Townend

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

Address: Guisborough Road, Saltburn, TS12 1NJ

Old Shire Hall, Durham

The fair will include presentations by several Newcastle galleries, both long-established, including Vane and Globe Gallery, alongside more recent initiatives based in the city, including System Gallery, Praxis, and Breeze Creatives, as well as a significant presence from the burgeoning Middlesbrough arts scene, including Platform-A, Python Gallery

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-18:00

Address: Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HP

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Address: Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Borderland

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Borderland consists of five tried and trusted musicians from the North East of England who, after many years in the rock 'n' roll wilderness and through line-up changes and 'issues' in previous bands,

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

Address: Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Gadji

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Established 1995 Thoroughbred line-up of Old School professionalism One of a handful of quality function/venue bands throughout the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Gadji has built a reputation

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Address: 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Sabbatica

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Sabbatica is the North East's premier tribute to The Ozzy Osbourne Era of Black Sabbath.

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

Address: Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Kimera

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Girl fronted band form North East England covering artisits such as Pink, Alanis Morrisette, Anastacia, AC/DC, Journey

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

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

Paul Rodgers Story

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

5 musicians from the North East of England dedicated to recreating Paul Rodgers musical journey through time. From his early days with Free, through the Bad Company years, his tributes to Muddy

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

Address: Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Darlington CHA & HF

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Seven and a half miles starting from

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Address: Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

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

Address: Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Central Club, Darlington

live music

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

Address: 7 Beaumont Street, Darlington, DL15RN

CIU Club & Institute, Darlington

live music

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

Address: 85 High Northgate , Darlington, DL11UJ

Sage, Gateshead

The National Youth Choir is formed of over 100 of the UK’s best young singers aged 16 – 22. Meeting only in the spring and summer holidays, they sing just a few breathtaking performances each year: this is a rare chance to find out if the beauty, power and expressiveness of the sound of their voices is as good as you’ve heard in the legends.

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

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Fibbers, York

Live music

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

Address: The Stonebow, York, YO17NP

02 Academy, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

+ Shortside Avenue + High Anthem

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

Address: Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SW

Old Shire Hall, Durham

showcasing some of the most exciting galleries in the North East region. Includes presentations by Vane and Globe Gallery, alongside more recent initiatives based in the city, including System Gallery, Praxis, and Breeze Creatives, as well as a significant presence from the burgeoning Middlesbrough arts scene, including Platform-A, Python Gallery

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

Address: Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HP

'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

East Durham College, Durham

The weekend will include an amateur section with many classes including flowers, floral art, vegetables, fruit, art, cookery and craft (schedules are now available), exhibits from societies along with trade-stands to browse. Also on Sunday.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Address: Houghall, Durham, DH13SG

Weardale Agricultural Show

Show Field, St John's Chapel, Weardale

includes Alpacas, Countryside Tent, Durham Fire and Rescue, face painting, farmers' market, Highland Dance Team, motor bikes, displays, live music and much more. More details weardale-show.co.uk

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

Address: Upper Weardale, Weardale, DL13 1QF

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

Charity Family Fun Day

Gilling West Millennium Field and Village Hall, Gilling West

Across the whole village we are hosting events to raise money for the local play park. We have activities and games on the village green, a craft fair in the village hall and live music all evening in

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-23:00

Address: High Street, Gilling West, DL10 5JQ

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Address: Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe, DL57PA

Dunelm House, Durham

Featuring 120 British Real Ales, 30 ciders and perries, assorted wines, bottled beers, food and soft drink

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 18:00-23:00

Address: Durham Students Union, Durham, DH1 3AN

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

Harrowgate Hill Christian Fellowship Church, Darlington

Table top and coffee morning in aid of 2014 Blytheswood Care Shoebox Appeal with everything on sale costing 50 pence...bargains galore.

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

Address: 51-53 Crosby Street, Darlington, DL3 0HD

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Starring some of your milkshake favourites this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices. On Sat/Sun

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Live music

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

Address: Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

Georgian Theatre, Stockton

Michael Trempenau better known as Mike Tramp is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for his work with the hard rock bands, White Lion and Freak of Nature.

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

Address: Green Dragon Yard, Stockton, TS181AT

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Address: Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Health Centre, Barnard Castle

Eight miles around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Address: Victoria Road, Barnard Castle, DL128HT

Vintage Las Vegas Burlesque

St. Catherine's Community Centre, Crook

An evening of Las Vegas-themed Burlesque entertainment with the Moonlight Minxes, with supper included. All money raised will go to help St Catherine's Community Association and Kid's Club, so please

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Address: Market Place, Crook, DL15 8NE

National Railway Museum, York

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Northumberland Square, North Shields

North Shields Northumberland square plays host to the 3rd and final Proper food and drink festival of 2014 and they organisers are expecting this to even surpass the success of 2013,s event Proper food and drink festivals were founded by Mark & Shelley Deakin to bring large scale FREE food and drink festivals to open spaces in locations not used

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

Address: North Shields, North Shields, NE30 1PW

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens Club, Darlington

SHOW OF THE MONTH: Excellent four piece group. 2 Girls and 2 Boys - a great night to be had.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:15

Address: Alliance Street, Darlington, DL3 6RD

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

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

Odeon Metrocentre, Gateshead

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

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

Address: Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE119XZ

ARC, Stockton

Three of Teesside’s hottest (and coolest) bands on one stage!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

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

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

Survive  the Hunger Games

Harehope Quarry, Frosterley

Get the survival skills to survive the games • Make a bow, develop your hunting and tracking skills • Treat your wounds and illnesses using wild plants • Discover how to make fire even in

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

Address: A689, Frosterley, DL13 2SG

Georgian Theatre, Stockton

frontman of Whitelion

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

Address: Green Dragon Yard, Stockton, TS181AT

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Sage, Gateshead

The National Youth Choir is formed of over 100 of the UK’s best young singers aged 16 – 22. Meeting only in the spring and summer holidays, they sing just a few breathtaking performances each

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

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

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

Gilling West-Fest Charity Family Fun Day

Gilling West Millennium Field, Village Hall and The White Swan, Gilling West

Across the whole village we are hosting events to raise money for the local play park. We have activities and games on the village green, a craft fair in the village hall and live music all evening in

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-23:00

Address: High Street, Gilling West, DL10 5JB

The Jungle Book

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

In the magical Indian jungle, a new arrival changes the animal kingdom for ever. In this beautiful adaptation, all your favourite animal characters are brought to life to create an enchanting and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00

Address: The Grove, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR

Ormesby Hall, Ormesby

simple family adventure challenge around the grounds

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Address: Church Lane, Ormesby, TS79AS

Gibside, Gateshead

meet Gibside's nocturnal residents on an after-dusk tour armed with bat detectors

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Address: nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE166BG

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

Mind Body and Spirit Event

Whitby Pavilion, North Yorkshire

We are returning to Whitby for our 3rd year. This event is growing from year to year and we are encouraged by comments made by visitors and exhibitors. We have a number of exhibitors that attend this

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: West Cliff, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN

Royal station hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

We have over 30 stalls of everything from tyre vintage clothing , accessories , homeware , to food , crafts and much much more . So come and support local independent traders

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Address: Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ne16ur

Hole in the Wall, Darlington

live music

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

Address: 14-15 Horse Market, Darlington, DL15PT

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

The Devonport Hotel, Middleton St. George

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Address: 1 The Front, Middleton St. George, DL21AS

Stokesley vintage fair

Stokesley town hall, Stokesley

Kerry G(394) Saturday 13th September Lottie & Jack Vintage present Stokesley Vintage Fair to be held at the Town Hall 10am - 4pm, there will be a host of stalls from reclaimed furniture, vintage

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Address: Market place , Stokesley, TS9 5DA

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Address: Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Continental Circus Berlin

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Glory of Rome

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Some of the best Roman finds in Britain have been discovered in and around the North East. For the first time, they will be brought together and displayed over the summer at Arbeia. The display

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, NE332BB

Crown Street Library, Darlington

stories and crafts, free session for ages three and over

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Address: Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Summer Events at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

Pay a visit to Knaresborough Castle this summer for a great day out. With a fabulous summer events programme planned there are activities to suit all ages and abilities. Knaresborough Castle is set in

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

Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Address: Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Backworth Male Voice Choir and Reg Vardy Band

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

The regionally renowned Backworth Male Voice Choir and Reg Vardy Band are joining forces to present a Musical Extravaganza at the PLAYHOUSE on Saturday 30th August. These 'local heroes' will

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Writers In Their Place

SJT Gallery, Scarborough

The subject is writers’ houses open to the public, including Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the Lake District, Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in Dorset, James Joyce’s Martello Tower near Dublin and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Westborough, Scarborough, YO111JW

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Discover the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from the Harrogate area in a new exhibition commemorating The Great War at the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Prices: Adult - £3.95

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Address: Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Collectors Club

ARC, Stockton

Are Collectors Club one of the best, brightest most perfect pop bands ever to emerge from Teesside? Well yes, they are, but they are also one of the best, brightest most perfect pop bands in the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

A World of Whimsy

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

showcasing some of the best of children’s book illustrators with a focus on the whimsical and nonsensical. Images include work by four artists known for the bright, colourful and stylised worlds

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

Address: Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

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

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

exhibition of drawings, prints and photographs. Keith Vaughan (1912 – 1977) was one of the most celebrated British artists of his generation. A friend of Graham Sutherland in the 1940s he was

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Carnivale

York Dungeon, York

Roll up, roll up for showmanship, spectacle and plenty of scary fun this summer. The York Dungeon presents Carnivàle, our very own sideshow starring a cast of colourful characters ready to amaze

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: 12 Clifford Street, York, YO19RD

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Fresh from the success of Peppa Pig’s Party and Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt comes Peppa’s brand new show Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

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

Brick City: Lego Architecture

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Play and learn with Lego in a fascinating exhibition that introduces children to world-famous architecture. Children will see examples of some of the most famous buildings in the world re invented by

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

Address: Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

Continental Market in Settle

Market Place , Settle

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

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Address: Market place, Settle, BD24 9EJ

Milkshake Live

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Starring some of your milkshake favourites this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices! Joining this fantastic show will be

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00, 15:30

Address: Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Wind In The Willows

Theatre Royal, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Old Lear, weary of royal duties, proposes to break up his kingdom and divide it among his three daughters. But this rash generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear discovers too late the false values by which he has lived – and, in turn, the suffering to all humanity. Tempestuous poetry shot through with touches of humour and moments of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate until January 2015.

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

Address: Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

AS part of a wider commemoration of the First World War, Hartlepool is hosting a fascinating Anglo-German exhibition of art reflecting the special relationship between the two countries since the two

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Castle Museum, York

Send your own messages and decode a special message from the museum using semaphore and Morse code in this drop-in activity. Weekly prize draw for correct answers. On over the summer hols.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Yorkshire Museum, York

Join us to make a scary Lego-saurus or a vicious Lego-raptor. What will your Lego-Dino look like? Also on Sunday.

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

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Dinosaur Detectives

Yorkshire Museum, York

Calling all Dinosaur Detectives! Precious artefacts are being found with bites taken out of them. Can you help the museum staff solve the mystery? Which naughty dinosaur could it be? Handle dinosaur

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Doris The Dragon

Spa Sun Court, Scarborough

Doris the Dragon Show will delight young children with its imaginative storyline, comical characters, silly slapstick, sing-along-songs, giddy games and loads of audience interaction. The live show

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Address: South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Made in Yorkshire

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Thirsk, Thirsk, YO71QS

St Andrew, Bishop Auckland

The fine 13th century parish church of St. Andrew, South Church, Bishop Auckland may be for many people an unexplored treasure - a shame when there is such a gem of national importance on our doorstep! This summer, St. Andrew’s will be manned by a team of volunteers two days on selected weekends so that visitors can explore for themselves

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Address: South Church, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AQ

Metafit

Easington Social Welfare Centre, Peterlee

Metafit is a 30 Minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that is sure to work up a sweat! Metafit is a brilliant way to lose weight or tone up and it has proven very popular

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

Address: Seaside Lane South, Peterlee, SR8 3PL

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War. From the pre-war golden age

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:30-17:00

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

mima, Middlesbrough

mima is delighted to be the first ARTIST ROOMS Associate to show works by the American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois this summer. This exhibition will reveal how Bourgeois, working in a variety

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

William Cobbing: Transactions of the Duddo Field Club

mima, Middlesbrough

As Lipman Artist in Residence at Newcastle University, William Cobbing has been developing new works featuring the imprint of letterpress blocks into malleable clay surfaces. Words appear and are then

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Little Billy and Lizzy are time travelling twins, and have been on an excellent expedition here on the estate. They’ve journeyed through the ages and seen everything from medieval monks to Georgian lords and ladies. However, they’re now stuck somewhere in time and need you to help them get back to 2014! Follow the clues they’ve left and crack

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Important States

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A collection of paintings and prints by Gallery Artists; Richard Snowden, Nick Evans, Mark Herald, Emily Sutton and many more. With a room also dedicated to York based abstract painter Jenny Eden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Victorian Childhood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Offering up a flavour of childhood in the reign of Queen Victoria, this exhibition explores the way in which young lives were lived during this era depending on the social class each was born into.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A salute to a once essential and powerful workforce this exhibition - which features around 70 paintings, including works by renowned mining artists Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness – vividly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur ROARS

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

Drop in all day To celebrate 20 years of Paul Stickland’s classic picture book Dinosaur Roar, this summer we have seven dino-floors of fun for visitors to enjoy! Our Creation Station has been

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

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

Mixed Up Fairy Tales Performance

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

During term time: Every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am and at intervals throughout the day. Daily during holiday periods We all know what our favourite characters get up to in their own stories,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:00

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

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

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

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

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

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

Local Producers' Market

Durham Cathedral, Durham

An opportunity to purchase local produce and artisan goods in the unique setting of the Cathedral Cloister. Organised in conjunction with the Durham Flower Show, a two-day flower festival - see

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Address: City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham Flower Festival

East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham

It is with great excitement East Durham College announce they are to host a Flower Festival later this year. The event will be held at the Houghall campus, on the outskirts of Durham, on Saturday

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Address: Houghall, Durham, DH1 3SG

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

Flower Pot Men

Alnwick Garden, Alnwick

Create and design your very own 'Flower Pot Man' using the craft materials provided by the team. You'll be floba-dobbing before you know it! These sessions are operated on bookable slots of half an

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Address: Denwick Lane, Alnwick, NE661YU

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

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

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

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

Address: Castle Bolton, Leyburn, DL8 4ET

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

BODY WORLDS is the first exhibition of its kind to inform the visitor about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies. The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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National Railway Museum, York

A major touring photographic exhibition which reveals the untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of some of the world's greatest

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Two Day Stained Glass Workshop

Longframlington Memorial Hall, Longframlington

A creative weekend, learning the art of stained glass. The workshop covers glass cutting, traditional lead construction, soldering & finishing. Come along and make your very own work of art to take

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

Address: Rothbury Road, Longframlington, NE65 8HU

Chance Finds Us

mima, Middlesbrough

An artist led project by eight North East based artists who work across drawing, installation, painting and sculpture, who have all adopted systematic strategies in their practice. The artists in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

journey along a tale of prosperity, decline and dissolution and hear about the rise and fall of this great Cistercian abbey

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:30

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

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

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

Address: Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

This photography exhibition, featuring portraits of women across the globe, is presented in conjunction with Alliance Francaise de York and includes work from the International Photography Contest

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

Address: Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Creative family workshops

Borough Road Nursery School, Darlington

Eco art skills and

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

Address: Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

come and celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th birthday, there is a trail in the woods for children to search for the character. On until

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

Address: Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Day care sessions available Monday to Saturday both full and half days a chance to try something new and enjoy some company and try your hand at our varied activities Day respite care is also available for your loved ones

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Aykley Heads, Durham, DH15TU

Off the Wall: The Art of the Japanese Movie Poster

Palace Green Library , Durham

The Japanese film industry entered a Golden Age from the 1950's onwards. Classic films were promoted by a new genre of art-the Japanese movie poster. This exhibition displays the collection of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RN

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

Palace Green Library , Durham

Celebrate the end of our V&A summer exhibition by creating a piece of Japanese inspired artwork.

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

Address: Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RN

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore the civilisation of Mesopotamia and craft an ancient archaelogical find.

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

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Yorkshire Museum, York

Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

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

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

Address: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

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

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

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

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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