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OS present Sister Act

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on the 1992 film, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris is in love with a ...

Gregory Porter plus support

Sage, Gateshead

At the start of 2010, the buzz about Brooklyn-based jazz/soul vocalist Gregory Porter was a strong, steady murmur. By the end of 2012, with his second album ‘Be Good’, having ...

Locos in a Different Light

National Railway Museum, York

As part of our Trainspotting season, see a selection of fascinating 'Spotter Stories' brought to life in our Great Hall with amazing colour and lighting. A unique chance to see the ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Ali Cook & Steve Bugeja

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on November 1st 2014: Ali Cook - “Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians - Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, ...

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

a celebrated landscape, works by invited artists: Ann Kilvington, David Winfield, Chris Mouncey, Richard Snowden, David Morris, Jon Booth, Paul Kershaw, Stephen Hanley, Ann Tout, Pam Grimmond

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Fang-Tastic Half Term Events At Manor Walks

Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure Centre, Cramlington

FAMILIES can banish half term boredom this month by taking advantage of free entertainment at Northumberland’s largest shopping and leisure destination. From tasty treats to creepy crafts,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure Centre, Dudley Ln, Cramlington, NE23 6UT

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

The Paul Brydon Band

Pelaw Grange Stadium, Chester-le-Street

On Sunday 26th October the afternoon’s entertainment starts at 12.00noon with live greyhound racing and Sunday Lunch Carvery followed by The Paul Brydon Band after racing at

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Pelaw Grange Stadium, Drum Road, Chester-le-Street, DH3 2AF

Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

Families are invited to come to Stephenson Railway Museum on Sunday 26 October dressed as wizards, witches or anything they desire to get into the spirit of Halloween. At this free event from 11am - 3pm children will be entertained by the museum’s own trio of family-friendly wizards and witches who will enchant visitors with spellbinding

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Find out what sort of kit a Legionary would have needed and have a go at making your own cut out Roman soldier. Then meet the Centurion as he tests your fitness for the Roman Army and puts you through your paces in a drill session. On until Nov 2

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Castle Museum, York

Create your own medal using metallic paper and art materials, or have a go at drawing your medal onto our special 'shrinkle' plastic sheet; take it home to shrink in your oven and produce your very own wartime medal. On until Nov 2 Guidance and instructions given!

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

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Halloween Arts and Crafts @ Twiggy's Playcentre

Twiggy's Play, Thirsk

Join us for some Halloween arts and crafts, drop in any time between 2pm - 4pm. Open as normal 10-6 and normal entry fees apply, an additional 1.50 to take part in the arts and crafts

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Twiggy's Play, Concept Business Park, Thirsk, YO7 3NY

Queen Catherine, Osmotherley

live jazz music

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

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

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

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

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

TU Club, Billingham

live music

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

Location: TU Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham, TS232RE

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Middleham, Middleham

admission 50p

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Middleham, Middleham, Middleham, DL8 4QQ

Juice festival

NewcastleGateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

NewcastleGateshead's awardwinning festival for children, young people and their families return for its eighth year. The ten day festival showcases outstanding work created by children and young

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

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1NF

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe, DL57PA

Gribdale Gate, bottom of Captain Cooks Mounument, Great Ayton

Nine miles

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Location: Gribdale Gate, bottom of Captain Cooks Mounument, Great Ayton, Great Ayton, TS9 1NF

Down at the Farm, Houghton-le-Spring

visit the pumpkin patch and carve your own pumpkin, pony rides, creepy critter shows, make your own scarecrow, haunted house, spooky face painting, magic shows, quad bikes and much more. On until Oct 31

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Down at the Farm, Stoneygate Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 8JG

A Bigger Boo

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Join the mysterious guests as they tell tales of haunted Darlington. More suitable for older children and grown ups. Please book your tickets in advance. Cost £5 - include a hot

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:00

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

Little Boo & A Bigger Boo

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

come along to the specially decorated museum in your favourite Halloween Costume, there will be a magician, arts and crafts, and a spooky treasure hunt to entertain the little

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

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

Zephyr

Marsden Inn, South Shields

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 which includes hits from Fleetwood Mac, Janis

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

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

Howie B

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Howie B is a solo artiste who has worked for many years from the 70's onwards. He also performs with his duo Riff Raff in a wide range of tours in over 11 countries and has supported over 30

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

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

Anya Pop

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

Audiences will enjoy their wonderfully rich professional sound as they recreate the very best music of recent years and all of your favourite hits of today. Boasting both amazing male and female

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

Location: Vigilant Inn, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE346AE

Emerald City

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Emerald city is a five piece band, playing a wide variety of well known covers from across the recent decades. With such diverse taste in music within the band, they each contribute to create a fresh

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

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

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:00

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

FORTIES TO NOUGHTIES BAZAAR

NE6 Suuite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Sunday 26 October ...FORTIES TO NOUGHTIES BAZAAR Great things from 1940 to the present day, arts, crafts, vintage, retro, edible,wearable, jewellery, fashions, quirky and fab, in a great venue and

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

Location: NE6 Suuite, Scrogg Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 2PR

Kenny Wayne Shepherd plus support Lawrence Jones

Sage, Gateshead

Five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling blues / rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform with vocalist Noah Hunt, drummer Chris Layton, bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist

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

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

British Sea Power's

Sage, Gateshead

After working with musical arranger Peter Wraight (Matthew Herbert Big Band), the chart-topping indie rock band British Sea Power will be touring UK venues performing their favourite songs from a ten

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

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

Farm Fest - Family Fun Day at The Grainary, Harwood Dale, Scarborough

The Grainary Farm Stay Bed & Breakfast and Country Tea Rooms, Yorkshire Dales

Come rain or shine you can have a great time on the farm. 12 miles in between Scarborough and Whitby, located in the lovely village of Harwood Dale. On the day there will be Apple Pressing by the

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: The Grainary Farm Stay Bed & Breakfast and Country Tea Rooms, The Grainary Keasbeck Hill Farm, Scarborough, Yorkshire Dales, YO13 0DT

All Shook Up - EXTENDED UNTIL 31 OCTOBER!

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: 10:00-18:00

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

Further Afield

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Sue Abel lives in Weardale , exhibits locally and teaches Art for the W.E.A. She is involved in Batik sessions and passing on traditional skills of Rag Rug making. This meant travelling to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Central Library, Hartlepool

A MOMENTOUS journey which saved the remains of some of Britain’s most famous saints and one of the world’s most important books is retraced in a special exhibition in Hartlepool. The Vikings came in the 8th century to plunder and pillage the North-East coast, but in the 9th century they came to conquer as well. Fearing for their lives,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS268AS

Ryedale Folk Museum, York

an exhibition which is a celebration of colour in textiles. Carol Coleman and Sandra Middleton’s pieces are created in fabrics and threads are their response to colour. Carol Coleman takes images from the natural world. Using her camera and computer she creates unique imagery that is then stitched intensively with a sewing machine, to produce

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, York, YO626UA

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Going Digital: Wildlife Photo Walk

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Improve your landscape and wildlife photography skills on a one day workshop. From the stark ruins of the abbey to the ordered beauty of the water garden and the wilderness of the deer park.

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

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

‘Repulsive Plants and Villainous Vegetables’ garden trail

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Discover the world of repulsive plants and frightening food in a fun-filled week of family activities and workshops this October! Set off on our exciting garden trail, make 3D cactus art or explore

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Be put through your paces by our Centurion and learn about life in the Roman Legion. Discover what kit you would have needed by looking at real Roman artefacts, then be put through your paces in a drill session. On until Nov 2

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Quilting for all Seasons

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

highlights quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Lingering Presence

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

brings together the work of photographer Phil Cornelius, pastel artist Keith Blessed and candle-maker Chris

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Boiler Shop, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For one weekend only, over 50 of the leading craft breweries from all corners of the globe assemble under one roof providing an interstellar selection of 200+ National and International cask and keg beers. On until Sunday. The Festival, hosted against the industrial backdrop of Newcastle’s Boiler Shop will feature not only “Meet The

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

Location: The Boiler Shop, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 3PD

Spooky sound and ghoulish creatures trail

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

Hidden in the garden and outdoor spaces are scary creatures with spooky sounds. Follow the trail to find them all....! Continue the Halloween hunt indoors and count up how many special items you see

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Follow sailor as he embarks on a magical journey to the bottom of the deep blue sea. Swim, splash, be carried on the wind and guided by the stars in this interactive and immersive adventure by Italy's award winning Compagnia T.P.O. The performance combines theatre, dance and technical wizardry to transport you into an interactive world of play.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 14:30

Location: DanceCity, Temple Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14BR

coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton

Three walks finishing at Pelton

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: coach picks up on Teesside, Stockton, Stockton, TS9 7EN

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

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

includes lunch and refreshments. Telephone to book a place.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: Killhope Lead Mining Museum , A689, Cowshill, DL131AR

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Durham City’s oldest and spookiest house, provides a perfect scary setting for what promises to be eerie evenings of frightening fun on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Friday 31st October. Children’s Halloween fun will be 3pm till dusk. All is well at the Hall until All Hallows Eve when a spine chilling mist descends over the Hall and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:00

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

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Edge Hotel, Woodland

Three and a half miles, walk for busy people around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Edge Hotel, Woodland, Woodland, DL12 8ES

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

If you feel like having a 'crafternoon', get down to Swanley Grange where we have loads of pinecones for you to adapt into your own little friend. Be it a bear or a birdy, be sure to show them off at home when you're done! On until Nov 2

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Every autumn there's an explosion of colour here at Fountains. Using our snazzy colour wheel we want you to detect ten places on the estate that are bursting with colour. It may be a rich red leaf, or the cool blue of the river ' it's up to you! Grab a trail from any of our admission points, and if you find ten spectacular colours you could

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Dinner and Cabaret

Adriano's, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tickets are £35 each, including a delicious three-course meal. Call Peter on 0191 284 6464 to make your reservation or visit their website for more information. We also have a Christmas Night @

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: Adriano's, High Street, Gosforth, United Kingdom, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 1HB

A Spook-tacular October Half Term at Life Science Centre

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For a frighteningly good half term, visit Life! Create gooey slime in our workshops, catch a star-spangled planetarium show or spook yourself silly with the return of Frankenstein: Escape the Monster

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

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

Richmondshire RA

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

No programmed walk, route decided on the

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Dark Art Exhibition

Whitby Pavilion , Whitby

Part of The Bram Stoker Film Festival, a celebration of art with a dark edge just in time for the Halloween season. Paintings, Illustration, Photography, Sculpture, Bodypainting and Caricature many of

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

Location: Whitby Pavilion , WEST CLIFF, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Steve Hackett

Barbican, York

Following the success of the 2013 Genesis Revisited album, tours and live DVD, Steve Hackett is bringing the final version of his Genesis show to the York Barbican next October. Hackett made his

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Easingwold Art Exhibition

Galtres Centre, Easingwold

A great display of local artistic talent with refreshments available from the ladies of Easingwold Friends of Cancer

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

Location: Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold, YO61 3AD

Lichen: A Beauty Exposed

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Photographer Iain Duncan draws us into the colourful and intricate world of lichen on and around Hadrian’s Wall. Displaying, often at great magnification, an eco system which is so easily

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The World Distributed University of Distance Learning and Remote Experience: Lucy Pawlak

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Lucy Pawlak is an artist who creates playful and surprising work with moving image and live performance. She works with remote and streaming technologies, asking questions about how we live and act

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Cluff exhibition

Crown Street Library, Darlington

HIS cartoons will be instantly recognisable to readers of The Northern Echo but the man behind the pen has always kept a low profile. Since 1990 John Longstaff, better known to many as Cluff, has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Darlington Ramblers

outside old Arts Centre, Darlington

Seven mile easy circular walk around East of

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: outside old Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Gala Theatre, Durham

The County Durham and Teesside branch of the British Red Cross is delighted to welcome back Murton Colliery Band and Youth Connection Singers from Chester Le Street with their junior choir, Drama Tree. Headlining the show is Teesside-born opera singer Suzannah Clarke whose versatile voice has won her international acclaim. Together they provide a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibtion

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

Sunderland is the only place in England outside of the National Portrait Gallery the 55 portraits can be

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR11PP

Forum Theatre, Billingham

The Royal British Legion Billingham presents a Festival of Remembrance and Poppy Appeal launch. Featuring local bands, choirs, cadets, schools and guides. All proceeds to The National Poppy Appeal.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Room on the broom Story time spooktacular

seven stories, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Meet our resident witch and enjoy a Hallow'een themed story time spooktacular. Join in an interactive reading of Room on the Broom, play games and sing songs all with a spooky twist. Finally watch

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:45

Location: seven stories, ouseburn Valley , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ne1 2PQ

Creepy Comics and Cartoons with Art Heroes

Seven Stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Creepy Comics and Cartoons with Art Heroes Sunday 26 Oct 11am – 1pm & 2pm-4pm Join local comic book publishers, Art Heroes, for tips on developing your own spooky stories and creepy

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

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

Terror-ific Events this October Half Term

Seven Stories, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Terror-ific Events this October Half Term Saturday 25 October – Sunday 2 November Drop in all day Don’t be a scaredy cat - visit Seven Stories this October Half Term for some

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Across Durham, Durham

TakeOff Festival is a week-long celebration of theatre for children and young people, performed by some of the best theatre-makers in the UK for children. TakeOff Festival takes over the North East with many fantastic events happening across venues and schools, with lots to join in with right here in Durham. On until October 26

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

Location: Across Durham, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

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

Darlington CHA & HF

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

Nine miles starting from White Horse car park, Sutton Bank, Gormire Lake and

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:15

Location: outside old Arts Centre , Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Winkies Castle Folk Museum, Marske-by-the-Sea

Lots of activities for children during the October half term. Sat 25th + Sun 26th Oct, Halloween crafts/activities on Thurs 30th Oct., Sat 1st + Sun 2nd Nov. By popular request Dracula will be back on Thursday 30th, along with a friendly witch or two.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:30

Location: Winkies Castle Folk Museum, 162 high street, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7NB

Drawn to the Sea - Autumn Exhibition

Turnstone Gallery, Whitby

Paintings by Heather Davies & Steve Tomlinson, Jewellery by Thalia

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

Location: Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend, Whitby, YO21 3SU

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Julie McLean and Colin Mackenzie

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

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

Hansel & Gretel

Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Seaton Delaval

If only..if only there were a cake.. a cake as big as a house! Sometimes, if you want something badly enough, it might just happen But getting what you want isn’t always all it’s cracked up

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:15

Location: Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Blyth Street, Seaton Delaval, NE250DY

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer based in the UK. Starting out as an actor at the RSC, she went on to write and perform in her own television shows and script edited the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Artists in the Garden

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

The Artists in the Garden collective returns to the Harlow Carr Bath House this autumn. Each artist and maker is local to the area and has established an excellent reputation as one of the best in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Norton, stockton, Norton-on-Tees

Two circular walks of approx. six and nine miles at Norton, Stockton.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Norton, stockton, Norton village High Street, Norton-on-Tees, TS20 1AT

Festive Party Nights

Lumley Castle, Durham

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

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

Location: Lumley Castle, Chester Le Street, Durham, DH3 4NX

Jane Bown: Portraits of the Beatles

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

BRITA GRANSTRÖM: The Night Swimmer

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

FREE Fitcamp

First Step 2 Fitness, Darlington

4 week for FREE fitness, body composition analysis, nutrition

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

Location: First Step 2 Fitness, Victoria Road, Darlington, DL3 8HY

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

Tom Hume Paintings Retrospective

Town Hall, Durham

A wide range of oil paintings - portrait, flora, landscape and abstract.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Location: Town Hall, market place, Durham, dh1 3nj

OS present Sister Act

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on the 1992 film, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris is in love with a very tough (and very

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

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

Matt

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

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

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

Lichfield: A Royal Album

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

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

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

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer based in the UK. Starting out as an actor at the RSC, she went on to write and perform in her own television shows and script edited the entire series of ‘Absolutely Fabulous' More recently she has also become a mental health campaigner and gained a Masters degree in

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Lives Of Our Times

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

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

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

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

Exhibition Hartlepool Art Gallery - Lives of our Times

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

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

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

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

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.

Location: Chapel, Ripon Prison and Police Museum, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 1LX

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

Location: Ripon Prison and Police Museum, St. Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Location: Arbeia Roman Fort, Baring Street, South Shields, NE332BB

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

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

Northumberland Coast & Castles Marathon for Parkinson's UK

Alnwick Town Centre, Alnwick

Run the Northumberland Castles Marathon, which starts in the historical market town of Alnwick and follows the beautiful coastal route to Bamburgh Castle to help us find a cure and improve life for

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Alnwick Town Centre, Market Street, Alnwick, NE66 1SS

Northern Echo Arena, Darlington

Every Sunday Indoor and Outdoor facilites allow for all year round sale Sellers: Arrive between 8am-9am Buyers: 10am-12noon Food and Refreshment avalible from 9am 1/2 price offer: Sellers £5 through out July Buyers £1

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 08:00-12:00

Location: Northern Echo Arena, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL2 1DL

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

The Boiler Shop, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For one weekend only, over 50 of the leading craft breweries from all corners of the globe assemble under one roof providing an interstellar selection of 200+ National and International cask and keg beers. The Festival, hosted against the industrial backdrop of Newcastle’s Boiler Shop will feature not only “Meet The Brewer” sessions, an

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

Location: The Boiler Shop, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 3PD

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

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

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

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

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

Morning Service

Northgate United Reformed Churchnorth, Darlington

The morning service is held each Sunday and is led by a variety of worship leaders including our Ministers Stephen and Hilary Collinson. There is a lively Junior Church and crèche facilities. there

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:45-12:00

Location: Northgate United Reformed Churchnorth, Northgate, Darlington, DL11QU

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, Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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

This luxurious and elegant exhibition features extravagant catwalk creations and elegant eveningwear together with exquisite shoes and chic accessories from Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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

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

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

Farmers' Market

Masonic Hall, Middleton-in-Teesdale

Local Producers' Indoor Market (this month) This Sunday 10am-2pm Coming Soon: Local Producers' Outdoor Market (April to September). Last Sunday of

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

Location: Masonic Hall, Horsemarket, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SH

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

Location: Yorkshire Museum, 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

Location: Castle Howard, 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

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

Ouston Community center, Ouston

Wrestling training by three experienced wrestlers, covering american, British, and Lucha style wrestling.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 14:00-18:00

Location: Ouston Community center, iris cresent, Ouston, DH2 1RJ

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

Forties to noughties bazaar

NE6 Suite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Vintage, retro, recyclers/up-cyclers, home-wares, jewellery, glass, china, fashions, etc., and gorgeousness. Music from GramophoneDJs. Live entertainment, refreshments, and other “attractions”.

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

Location: NE6 Suite, Scrogg Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 2PR

Forties to Noughties Bazaar

NE6 Suite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Vintage, retro, recyclers/up-cyclers, home-wares, jewellery, glass, china, fashions, etc., and gorgeousness. Music from GramophoneDJs. Live entertainment, refreshments, and other “attractions”.

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

Location: NE6 Suite, Scrogg Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 2PR

The Lion King - Tickets now on sale

Empire, Sunderland

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Howard Beaumont Plays the Mighty Compton Theatre Organ.

Ryhope Community Centre, Sunderland

A Well known concert artiste Howard Beaumont has returned to the concert circuit, following his marriage to Eileen from Scarborough Howard is back with a new instrument the Roland Atelier 350c

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:30-17:00

Location: Ryhope Community Centre, Black Road, Sunderland, SR2 0RX

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

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



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