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Hilarity Bites presents... Patrick Monahan & John Whale

Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, Crook

Coming to The Cornerhouse in Crook on December 29th 2014: Patrick Monahan - “Supremely engaging, adored by audiences” - The Scotsman John Whale - “John was my favourite ...

Kitty Bridges' Book of tunes

The Witham, Barnard Castle

A collaboration between Common Ground and musicians Paul Baldwin and Moira Clark from upbeat, fierce folk bank Over the Yard Arm. Performed by Hannah Davies. Inspired by the poem ...

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

mima, Middlesbrough

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is primarily focused on engaging with people about what it is like to ‘be human’ in stressful and difficult situations. He is ...

Year End Toy Fair

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

This year we introduce Locomotion's Winter Festival with a series of specialist shopping events throughout the winter season. Many stalls with many toys – a perfect way to spend ...

Dungeon Grotto

York Dungeon, York

Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and making merry unless you are at the York Dungeon that is. Over the Christmas period (Friday 12th – Wednesday 31st December) guests will experience a very

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, YO19RD

Christmas at the Killingworth Centre

Killingworth Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Christmas comes to the Killingworth Centre. With festive activities taking place every weekend from the 29th November to the 20th December. Saturday 29th November: The Shirehorse Christmas Fayre &

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Killingworth Centre, Citadel E, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 6YT

Santa at the Station

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present. Entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts and face painting. Full Café Menu also available on all Santa days!

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

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

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Constitutional Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: Constitutional Club, 31 Wolviston Rd, Billingham, TS232RU

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

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

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

York Designer Outlet, York

For Christmas this year McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet are supporting children’s hospice Martin House with a design led initiative. Teaming up with the highlight of London Fashion Week, Peter Pilotto, the centre have launched an exclusive collaboration of three one-of-a-kind Christmas wrapping paper designs with all proceeds going to the

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

Christmas Activities at Adventure Point

Adventure Point, Darlington

In the lead up to Christmas this year we’re running some fantastic Christmas-themed activities for the kids to enjoy. Come and join Mrs Claus in her kitchen and bake Gingerbread Men, Christmas Puds

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

Location: Adventure Point, Unit One, Morton Way, Darlington, DL1 4PT

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

Christms special, come and see the Meccano exhibition

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:30

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

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Join us as we celebrate 21 years of Music Night. This evening of popular songs, including music from stage and screen, features local artists who have performed in Music Night concerts over the last 21 years. Musical Director: Don Pears

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO911RT

The Mummers' Play and Merriment

Fairfax House, York

Christmas is a time for traditions and the ‘Gorgeous Georgians’ certainly knew how to make merry! Just what is in a Yorkshire Pie and why is plum porridge really a soup? Come with us around the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

UK Rock

Marsden Inn, South Shields

The UK Rock Legends are a 4 piece rock covers band performing the hit songs from the legendary bands and musicians that they have each worked with during their musical careers. Their show includes

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

Location: Marsden Inn, Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

live music

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

Location: Trimmers Arms, Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Family Christmas Carol Concert

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Carol Concert with Cleveland Philharmonic Choir, North-East Youth Chorale, Fishburn Band and audience carols. Sunday 21st December

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 15:00-16:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

Born Villains

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

County Durham based Classic/Hard Rock/Alt Rock, 5-piece (3 guys + 2 girls) covers band. We are a professional covers band cranking out songs from all the biggest and best Rock bands from the last 40

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

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

walworth castle birds of prey, Walworth

Santa is coming to Walworth Castle Birds of Prey! come and see him and get a small present, see a fabulous flying display, watch the ferrets racing, enter our raffle for some fabulous prizes and write a letter for santa to be posted in Ted the Turk (our enormous owl) special post box for santa. see website for more info www.wcbop.co.uk

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

Location: walworth castle birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

Eliza Carthy plus 10: Folkworks Celebrates 25 Years of the Folkworks Youth Summer School

Sage, Gateshead

Folkworks Youth Summer School celebrated 25 years this year. Marking Sage Gateshead’s 10th Birthday, 10 musicians who attended the Youth Summer School and who are now full time professional

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

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

Royal Northern Sinfonia Celebrates

Sage, Gateshead

Thomas Zehetmair conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano Royal Northern Sinfonia BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’ Working at polar ends of the 19th

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

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

Do Try this at Home 2

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ever been told ‘DON’T try this at home?’ Not in this show! It’s all about trying things out for yourself. This brand new show in Life's popular Science Theatre is full of things that kids can

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-18:00

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

Christmas at Beamish

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

This year we introduce Locomotion's Winter Festival with a series of specialist shopping events throughout the winter season. Many stalls with many toys – a perfect way to spend your Christmas

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

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

York Wonderland

The Farm Shop, York

Come and see Santa and his reindeer in his enchanted undercover wonderland. Meet some of Santa’s cheeky elves who will help you make a bag of magic oats to put out on Christmas Eve to help the

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

Location: The Farm Shop, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join Elf as he prepares the reindeer for their big night of deliveries. But oh no! A catastrophe! All the magic fairy dust that makes them fly has been knocked over... what will Elf do now? Can you help Elf make the reindeer fly in time to deliver all the presents for Christmas? Join us for this charming Christmas story for the under 5s to enjoy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Cleveland Ramblers

Gerrick Bank, Danby

Six to eight miles around Gerrick

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Gerrick Bank, Gerrick Bank, Danby, TS10 2NF

Hopetown and Whessoe WorkingMens Club, Darlington

Fantastic Male solo artist back by popular demand last in Hopetown Jan 2014

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe WorkingMens Club, Alliance Street, Darlington, DL3 6RD

Garry Brannigan

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Local landscape photography specialist, Garry Brannigan, fills our mezzanine gallery space with his wonderful images. Garry is joining four other talented artists, who will be showing their work

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Hambleton Ramblers

layby at the end of Leeds land, Northallerton

Short walk around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: layby at the end of Leeds land, Northallerton, Northallerton, DL7 8LN

Festive films

Mowbray Park, Sunderland

Nestled amongst the sparkling white lights of Mowbray Park and under the cover of a heated outdoor cinema, guests will be invited to enjoy a range of yuletide film favourites. There is however,

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

Location: Mowbray Park, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP

The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe

Christmas songs, festive oddness and a smattering of Jake Thackray and George Brassens – come and raise a winter warmer!

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

Location: The Waiting Room, 9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160BU

Bane

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Hired hand Bruce Bane works the mean streets of pulp fiction. Going about his shadowy business down back alleys and eerie sidewalks, he shoots from the hip and asks questions later. Inspired by

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Ten miles of Ripon Rowel, Hackfall Woods and Nutwith

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Nun's Close car park, Hurgil Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104UN

Christ Church, Coatham

everyone welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 16:00

Location: Christ Church, Coatham, Coatham, TS10 4PJ

Cauld feet Again, Pet with Jez Lowe

Village Hall, Green Hammerton

For the past five years, Durham-based songwriter Jez Lowe has been selling out venues across the country with an annual Christmas show. With his multi-talented band The Bad Pennies, (featuring fiddle,

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

Location: Village Hall, Green Hammerton, Green Hammerton, YO26 8AB

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

an exhibition of paints and prints

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Convergence

The Station , Richmond in North Yorks

Mixed exhibition with work by 5 artists. Includes watercolours & miniatures by Darlington artist Gina Morton. Other artists work in acrylics, printmaking, ceramics &

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

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

Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

come and follow the frosty Christmas trail through the rocks and snowflakes to meet Santa. Also on Sunday

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:30

Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG34DW

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Eight miles around Leighton Reservoir, lakeside and moorland paths circling the

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: outside Queen Elizabeth College, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AU

The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

Once upon a Time the most magical pantomime of them all came to The Royalty Theatre… The midnight clock is counting down the hours before the curtain goes up on the biggest amateur pantomime in Sunderland, Cinderella. This magical production, will have you laughing in the aisles and is a perfect Christmas treat for all the family. This

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Royalty Theatre, 25 The Royalty, Sunderland, SR2 7PP

A Traditional Christmas

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

experience the atmosphere of a traditional Christmas in fairytale surroundings. Christmas storytelling and games, treasure hunt, plus meet Father Christmas. Presents for everyone. £9.50, children

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Crook Hall and Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH15SZ

Get Santa

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Every year Holly has been nice not naughty, she has written Santa a letter, left Milk, cookies and a carrot for Rudolph and asked for the one thing she really, really, really wants. And EVERY year,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Cinderella

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Cinderella lives in rags at Hardup Hall. Prince Charming lives in splendour at the Royal Palace. When he decides that there is to be a grand ball, their two worlds collide and the magic begins. The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Little Red Riding Hood

Customs House, South Shields

This Christmas we are delighted to be staging a brand new family pantomime based on the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Join Red Riding Hood as she sets off on an adventure to Grandma's

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Chasing Shadows

Customs House, South Shields

This exhibition brings together work by two artists who have collaborated to explore the themes of light, darkness, shadow and colour. Gaynor Devaney is a North Tyneside based textile artist and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Art group exhibition

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

The Newton on Ouse art group will exhibit this winter in the Hayloft. Grab that unique Christmas gift with a piece of art inspired by Yorkshire and created in Yorkshire including this bluebell scene

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

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

Ravensworth Nurseries, Richmond in North Yorks

come and see the vast red sea of home grown Poinsettias. Also on Sunday

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

Location: Ravensworth Nurseries, Ravensworth, Richmond in North Yorks, DL11 7HA

Oddsocks presents The Wind in the Willows

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and the boisterous, bumptious, loud and lovable Toad as the adventure of a lifetime unravels on the riverbank. Watch out for the dangerous weasels, stoats and ferrets from the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Winter exhibition

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Saltburn to Flamborough Ten new etchings of the North East coast of England by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA Nudes 18 stunning prints by Debbie Sutcliffe Mixed Exhibition A collection of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

There’s an almighty hullabaloo on the estate today – leaping, piping, squawking, chirping and dancing. The infamous cast of the twelve days of Christmas has escaped on the estate, and we need your help to rein them in. Pick up a map from any admission point and track them down – there will be a reward for our best helper! On until Jan 4

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

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Make a Christmas decoration, in your festive preparation. Hang it high upon a tree, why not make one, two, or three? Plus visit Santa, or write him a letter

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

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

Arthur's Dream Boat

ARC, Stockton

One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat with a stripy mast. He cannot wait to tell everyone about it but no one (not even his dog!) is interested. In fact, they do

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Santa's Steam Adventure

National Railway Museum, York

All aboard for a magical steam ride with Santa filled with immersive storytelling, a truly festive atmosphere and tasty restaurant treats. Disaster strikes! Poor Santa has crash landed somewhere near

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Christmas special

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy family activities. includes diesel train ride, magic show, crafts, music, plus a gift for every child. Child £8.50, adult £5.50, family

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

with the Cleveland Philharmonic Choir, North East Youth Chorale and The Fishburn band for Christmas songs

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

Gear up for Christmas with Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet

York Designer Outlet, York

McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet has announced the return of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland this Christmas. Opening on Saturday 22 November the award-winning festive event will include an ice

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: York Designer Outlet, St Nicholas Avenue Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

All Saints church, Helmsley

30 locally sourced 6ft tress will be on display, decorated by different businesses. Runs until Dec 21

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: All Saints church, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO62 5NF

Christmas Wonderland Ice Rink

Market Place, Darlington

THE festive season looks set to get off to a fun – and freezing – start, as Darlington’s Christmas Wonderland Ice Rink returns for the third year running. Organiser Distinct Darlington is once

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

Location: Market Place, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Winter wonderland

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, York

outdoor ice rink, illuminated forest, Santa, fairground and more. Runs until Jan 4.

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

Location: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, A64/A19, York, YO19 4TA

Tom McGuinness (1926 - 2006)

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An Artist of His Time Conscripted to the mines as a Bevin Boy, the mines were to prove a life-long inspiration to this exceptional Expressionist artist. made redundant in 1983, Tom began to record

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Enchanted Christmas

Whitworth Hall Country Park, Spennymoor

A magical adventure based exclusively at Whitworth Hall Reindeer Park is set to make Christmas an enchanted experience in County Durham. Highly trained ‘Elf Guides’ are jetting in from the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Whitworth Hall Country Park, Spennymoor, Spennymoor, DL16 7QX

Gear up for Christmas with Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

York Designer Oulet, York

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland returns to McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet this Christmas. Opening on Saturday 22 November the award-winning festive event will include an ice rink, Santa’s

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: York Designer Oulet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Brigantia's artists and craftworkers showcase the very best on art, sculpture, textiles, carvings and ceramics.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

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

David Lynch Naming

mima, Middlesbrough

David Lynch – probably best known as a film and television director – originally studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

mima, Middlesbrough

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is primarily focused on engaging with people about what it is like to ‘be human’ in stressful and difficult situations. He is interested in the use

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Drawing the Jewellery Collection

mima, Middlesbrough

mima has been collecting contemporary jewellery since the early 1980s and is internationally renowned for its unique collection of striking pieces. Drawing The Jewellery Collection celebrates key

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915-1965

mima, Middlesbrough

presented in collaboration with Tate St Ives, explores the national and international contexts which shaped art in the port town of St Ives, which was an artistic centre of international importance

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

The Chuckles of Oz

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Join Children’s TV stars The Chuckle Brothers who return by popular demand for this year’s spectacular Darlington pantomime, The Chuckles of Oz. Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

From the Mountains to the Sea

Oriental Museum, Durham

'From the Mountains to the Sea: North East reflections on South Asian culture' explores the culture, art and religion of South Asian and Himalayan countries through North East eyes. The exhibition is

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Dust Town Dogs + The Heretics

Crook Football Club, Crook

Rock Tribute

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

Location: Crook Football Club, Millfield Ground, Crook, DL159PW

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

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: All day event.

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

Curious About Harrogate?

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

Curious About York?

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

Curious About Newcastle?

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

Curious About Durham?

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.

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

Old Mother Goose

Theatre Royal, York

This year's panto is Old Mother Goose - written by Berwick Kaler. Good versus evil is put to the test when two fairies battle for supremacy. The bad fairy claims any human being can be corrupted;

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Puss in Boots

De Grey Rooms, Theatre Royal, York

TongueTied Theatre & TellingTales (creators of last year’s acclaimed Cinderella) return to the De Grey Ballroom with a new storytelling performance to ignite the imagination. Join down-at-heel

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: De Grey Rooms, Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Queen Catherine, Osmotherley

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Queen Catherine, Osmotherley, Osmotherley, DL6 3AG

'Beauty & The Beast'

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

We are delighted to announce that Blue Genie Entertaiment will be returning this year with another fabulous Pantomime; 'Beauty & The Beast'! Joining this year's Christmas spectacular, former

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Cinderella

Grand Opera House, York

New Pantomime Productions return to the Grand Opera House York for the 16th year this Christmas with the most magical panto of them all - Cinderella! Follow Cinderella’s story as she journeys from

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jack and The Beanstalk

Theatre (Middlesbrough), Middlesbrough

Come along to Middlesbrough Theatre this Christmas for another two hours of fun-filled entertainment as we present the latest in a long line of traditional family pantomimes. This year it is the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre (Middlesbrough), The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Empire, Sunderland

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the funniest panto of them all? Why, ours of course! From the producers of Peter Pan and Cinderella comes the tale of Snow White, who escapes the clutches of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Aladdin

Gala Theatre, Durham

Written by Ben Crocker Directed by Gareth Tudor-Price We are delighted to announce that our spectacular pantomime is the mystical and madcap tale of Aladdin, a show full of North Eastern promise.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Aladdin

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Starring Jake Canuso (Mateo from ITV's Benidorm) as Abanazar, Brennan Reece as Aladdin, Trevor Jones (Snow White 2013) and Charlie Cairoli (Jack & The Beanstalk 2012) as the Chinese Policemen, Craig

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Aladdin

The Empire, Consett

After breaking box office records with the hugely popular Snow White in 2013, LEAH BELL and full supporting company including Jason Jones, Jordan Todd, Harriet Povey & Bionik Funk return to present

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

The Christmas Grump

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Mr Scratch owns a toyshop. Mr Scratch is very, very rich. But despite having the best job ever and being very rich, Scratch is miserable. Miserable, mean and miserly. Scratch goes to bed on

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Cinderella: Christmas Pantomime

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Cinderella is the story of a poor girl who lives with her cruel step mother and two ugly stepsisters. When everyone but Cinderella gets invited to the ball, help comes in the form of the Fairy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

This is your chance to buy a work of art from hundreds of affordable pieces. Grab that unique Christmas present now!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

With over 90,000 people seeing our panto each year, it’s a must to book your tickets early to get the best seats to see the much-loved and ever-popular trio of talent, Clive Webb, Danny Adams and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Tuns, Sadberge

classic rock and blues

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

Location: The Tuns, Sadberge, Sadberge, DL21RU

Blow Your Own Christmas Bauble

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Bring the family along and start a new Christmas tradition or create a wonderfully unique gift for someone special. The perfect, affordable opportunity to have a go at glass blowing and create a

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

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

Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

This year the museum welcomes new additions to the Santa Specials experience as families will be treated to storytelling from the Snow Queen and Santa’s Head Elf on board as well as receiving visits and gifts from Santa himself when the train arrives at Percy Main. A magical experience for families, the four mile heritage train journey in

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 11:45, 13:15, 14:30

Location: Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE298DX

Magdalene Odundo Transition II

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Magdalene Odundo is known as one of Britain’s leading artists working in ceramics. In recent years she has explored the potential of glass within her artistic practice, culminating with the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Parallel Tracks

National Railway Museum, York

For over forty years, artist Andrew Cross has been watching and waiting, recording and filming. In Parallel Tracks, Andrew takes an alternative look at trainspotting. Drawing upon personal

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Following on from the huge successes of Mother Goose, The Adventures of Sinbad, Babes in the Wood and most recently Cinderella, Georgian Theatre Royal Productions are delighted to announce that Puss in Boots will be the 2014/15 pantomime. For generations, audiences have been captivated by the antics of this swaggering feline who uses trickery

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Dressed to Kill - Costumes from Agatha Christie film and TV dramas

The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Relive the mystery and intrigue of Agatha Christie's thrillers at Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room Museum. This evocative exhibition brings together a selection of costumes created for film and

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

Location: The Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Night at the Toy Store - New Festive 4D Motion Ride at Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A brand new show on Life’s 4D Motion Ride*! Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Father Christmas at Seven Stories

Seven Stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Visit Santa's Grotto and meet Father Christmas in a festive event for the whole family. Listen to stories, meet a real Christmas Elf and receive a special gift from Santa

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

Location: Seven Stories , Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

The Gruffalo is Back.

Seven stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Our Julia Donaldson exhibition has been a huge hit both at Seven Stories and on a UK wide tour. To celebrate the end of the tour The Gruffalo has hot footed it back to Seven Stories to wave one final

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Seven stories , Ouseburn Valley , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Bingo

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Eye's down

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 20:30-22:30

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

Great Ayton, Great Ayton

Two circular walks of approx. six and nine miles at Great Ayton.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Great Ayton, Great Ayton, Great Ayton, TS9 6EG

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of the conservation of the Museum’s important painting The Last Communion of Saint Peter Nolasco by Francisco Pacheco. This exhibition investigates Pacheco and the Sevillian School of painting, exploring his role as the master of the second generation of 17th Century painters in Seville. It is part of a programme of events in the

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

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

Books for Boys

Palace Green Library, Durham

Heroism, Adventure & Empire at the Dawn of the First World War Books for Boys explores boyhood during the earliest years of the twentieth century and the cultural environment that shaped a

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

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

Palace Green Library, Durham

Explore the history of bookbinding through a range of incredible books. Discover how books are put together, just how recent the 'ready-bound' book really is, and how vast a range of circumstances can be reflected in a binding. Drawing mainly from Palace Green Library's collections, the exhibition also features unique bindings loaned by other

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

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

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Washington 50 – A Snapshot of your New Town

Arts Centre, Washington

To mark the 50th anniversary of the New Town, Arts Centre Washington would like to invite the people of Washington and the North East region to contribute to an exhibition which celebrates the good,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

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: 14:00-17:00

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Santa's Sunday Lunch

Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hartlepool

Santa had such a great time at Hardwicke Hall Manor last year that he has decided to visit us again this year. So why not take a break from the Christmas rush and gather your family and friends and

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS27 4PA

Santas Sunday Lunch

Hardwicke Hall Mnaor Hotel, Hartlepool

Santa had such a great time at Hardwicke Hall Manor last year that he has decided to visit us again this year. So why not take a break from the Christmas rush and gather your family and friends and

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:00-14:00

Location: Hardwicke Hall Mnaor Hotel, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS27 4PA

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: 14:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

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: 10:00-16:00

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

Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Julian Opie has had many exhibitions around the world over the last 30 years, and now for the first time we have an opportunity to see his work within the context of his personal collection, offering a fascinating insight into his work and his collecting instinct.

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

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

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

Location: Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Julian Opie has had many exhibitions around the world over the last 30 years, and now for the first time we have an opportunity to see his work within the context of his personal collection, offering a fascinating insight into his work and his collecting instinct.

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

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

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

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Christmas Market

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Everything you need for a delicious, hand-crafted Christmas. Enjoy hot food, take home local produce for your seasonal table, and buy truly unique gifts from a selection of stalls. Live music from

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

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



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