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Murder Mystery Night

Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hartlepool

Discover Jack the Ripper, the infamous Victorian serial killer. Who were the victims, and who was the man behind these brutal crimes? They say he's back !. Come and join us on this ...

Marvellous Mummies

Oriental Museum, Durham

Learn about mummification in ancient Egypt, and make your own canpoic jar - complete with organs inside! Drop in crafts for children between 1 and 3pm. Children must be ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Uncle Doom's Piano of Gloom

Cornmill Shopping Centre , Darlington

A spooky comic guest is set to make a rare appearance at a Darlington shopping centre this Halloween when Uncle Doom and his Piano of Gloom comes to town. On Thursday 30 October, visitors to the

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

Location: Cornmill Shopping Centre , Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NH

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

Pull the Other One

St Mary's Church Hall, Middlesbrough

The Nunthorpe Players are preparing to host a production of the hilarious farce 'Pull the Other One' by Norman Robbins next week. Albert Perkins is a mild-mannered man who likes a quiet life,

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

Location: St Mary's Church Hall, Morton Carr Lane, Middlesbrough, TS7 0JU

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

Helver's Night

Theatre Royal, York

Ingmar Vilqist’s Helver’s Night is a thrilling and gutwrenching play that charts the relationship between Carla and her young charge, Helver. Helver is fascinated by fascism – not by the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Kite Runner

Theatre Royal, York

This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Customs House, South Shields

For the first time at The Customs House, “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR”, one of the most iconic stories, told in amazing words and music. This is a must for theatre goers with songs such as Gethsemane,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Meet Great War veteran Lieutenant Frank Wood (actor, Chris Cade) and play a part in his story. Be recruited into his regiment, the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry, and be trained and prepared for the desert. Then set sail for Alexandria to help him relive his experiences of the Middle Eastern Theatre of War, including defending the Suez Canal and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

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

Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

Mean and miserly, Ebeneezer Scrooge has lost all compassion for his fellowman, rejects the festive season and goodwill to all men. After retiring to bed on Christmas Eve, he is haunted by three ghosts – theghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future who take him on a journey to show him the error of his ways… Prepare for Christmas 2014

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30-14:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Are you Pregnant and interested in breastfeeding? Are you already breastfeeding and want to meet other mums? Need answers to breastfeeding questions? Why not join us at our new drop in sessions for both pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families. These sessions offer a friendly and relaxing environment to meet other mums plus access

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

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Class Taken by Kay The only dance school providing regular enjoyable performance opportunities across the north east!! What do the classes offer? Age group is toddler upwards. All classes allow your child to socialize with pupils of the same age and learn a practical skill that combines confidence building, co-ordination and performance

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:30-21:30

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Dave Hadingham & Lee Kyle

Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, Crook

Coming to The Cornerhouse in Crook on October 30th 2014: Dave Hadingham - “ranting and raving comic genius” - The Guardian Lee Kyle - “Quirky and original... the highlight of the night”

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

Location: Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

3 day BBoy Bootcamp covering different elements and drills to expand breakin’ vocabulary. For intermediate/advanced level.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 17:00-20:00

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

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 13:30

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

Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New voices on sustainability

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 17:30

Location: Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University, Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

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

Library, Consett

PAINTINGS featuring people of the North-East set against a backdrop of heavy industry are forming part of a forthcoming exhibition. Consett artist Phil Bartle has captured scenes of everyday life from his hometown in a collection of works entitled Red Dust. The 54-year-old grew up in the shadow of the steelworks during the 60s and 70s and his

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Library, Victoria Road, Consett, DH8 5AT

Frightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, MD Productions are performing a Michael Jackson Thriller spectacular as the theme park transforms into Frightwater Valley for three days. the park will get a

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

A new Folk night hosted by Pipedream at The Smugglers every last Thursday of each month.

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

live music

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

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

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 earned a GRAMMY

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

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

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

Skimstone Arts present Louder than Words, a musical reaction to a modern manifesto. Join artists from the young artist collective as they showcase music and art from their collection.

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

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

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

Come along & join the team for Spooky Arts & Crafts this October half term. You will have an opportunity to contribute to a large scary mural that will be displayed in the corridor.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00

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

Central Library, Hartlepool

Edward Bunting returns with yet another fascinating peek into the historical houses of the great and good of Hartlepool. Booking is highly recommended for this very popular speaker.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS268AS

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

Christmas Decoration Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

In this one and half hour class, Create glass art! No experience necessary. Ages 3+ 1 and 1/2 hour session including all tools and materials £10.00 each Children must be accompanied

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

Location: Crushed Chilli Gallery, South Street, Durham, DH1 4PQ

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

King's Hall, Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

live music

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 13:10

Location: King's Hall, Newcastle University, Newcastle University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RU

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

Champagne Bar, Bishop Auckland

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:30

Location: Champagne Bar, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NJ

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

since the event is so close to Halloween, the organisers are hoping for some ghost stories.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37LX

Illuminating York

around York, York

the festival draws more than 50,000 people to the city to experience York in a new light. Cutting-edge technology creates a colourful celebration of York’s unique heritage, from spectacular sites

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

Location: around York, York, York, YO21 1NF

‘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

Castle Museum, York

sign up to his regiment and set sail for Alexandria to hear about his experiences of the Middle Eastern Theatre of War. Be trained and be prepared as Lt Wood tells you the art of surviving the war in the desert and being part of the last great cavalry charge in Britain’s military history! Other activities include making medals and seeing real

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Tricks and treats family activities : Circus skills workshop

The Witham, Barnard Castle

A fun packed session. Juggle scarves, spin plates and Chinese cloths and do a little clowning about. 10.30 - 12.00 (Age 8-10) and 1.30 - 3.30 (Age 11-14). Booking

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Dinosaur Zoo

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before! From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00

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

Halloween Themed Half Term Activities

Adventure Point, Darlington

October Half Term week will be filled with Halloween themed activities at Adventure Point. Every day from Monday 27th to Friday 31st October, the kids can enjoy pumpkin carving, potion making, apple

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-18:30

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

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

Royal British Legion, Newton Aycliffe

live country music

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

Location: Royal British Legion, MacMillan Rd, Newton Aycliffe, DL54LG

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

Make a lantern artrageous workshop

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

join a workshop 1-3pm to create a paper lantern or for a small extra charge decorate a glass lantern to take home with a handle and battery tea-light. All materials supplied so all you need is some

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

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

School Run Fitness Camp

Croft Travel, Consett

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

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

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

Spoo-Quay

Maritime Experience, Hartlepool

Ghouls and monsters will be lurking around the quayside, there’ll be spine-tingling storytelling on board HMS Trincomalee and gruesome tales on the paddle steamer Wingfield Castle, ghostly games and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:30-20:00

Location: Maritime Experience, Marina, Hartlepool, TS240XZ

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Visit the minerals and spar boxes in our collection and make a spar creation of your own. All materials supplied. Keep this very special folk craft alive! Booking recommended.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00

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

Pumpkin Blowing Demonstrations

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Watch as our expert demonstrators create a pumpkin out of hot glass! Pumpkins will be available to purchase in our

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-14:30

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

Nun's Close car park, Richmond in North Yorks

Up to nine miles

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

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

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 locomotives linked

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 18:30-22:00

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

Northallerton Ramblers

call for details, Northallerton

11 miles, woods, railway path and

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: call for details, Northallerton, Northallerton, DL7 1NF

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

As winter approaches we're not the only ones wrapping up warm in preparation for the chill! Our creepy crawly friends are also looking for somewhere to bed down ' and you can help them out. Roll up your sleeves and come and make a wooden bug box for your garden. Bring the family and don't forget to book early as it's really popular. £5 per

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join the Museum’s Keeper of Textiles, Joanna Hashagen, in the Fashion & Textile Gallery for a talk about this stunning exhibition, which celebrates the art of the plumier and feathers in fashion and haute couture.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 14:30

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

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

Houghall College, Durham

beginners welcome

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:30

Location: Houghall College, Conference Hall, Durham, DH1 3SG

The Copper Beech, Darlington

If you haven't already seen this captivating young performer check him out..Sunjay is an extremely talented blues, folk guitarist and singer/songwriter who is well know on the UK folk/roots scene, Sunjay has that rare mix of youth (20), combined with a seemingly effortless mastery of the acoustic guitar. In 2014 he’ll be playing over 100 gigs and

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

Location: The Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL1 4DH

A Spooktacular 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, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-20:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 11:00-18:00, 11:00-18:00

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

After the success of, The Statement of Randolph Carter and, The Call of Cthulhu, Michael Sabbaton opens up his box of horror once more to bring us, The Temple, another of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic chillers… Adapted, devised and performed by Sabbaton himself, The Temple, which first premiered in 2012, is an epic of the horror/sci-fi genre.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

An Evening With Noel Fielding

Barbican, York

Noel Fielding, star of multi-award winning comedy duo The Mighty Boosh, has today announced his first solo live tour in five years, An Evening with Noel Fielding. The tour will be coming to the York

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Watching & Identifying Birds

Shakespeare Hall (Durham Community Association) , Durham

10 week class to learn about the birds of county Durham; where to find them and how to identify them. Includes 5 field outings to wildlife sites in county

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

Location: Shakespeare Hall (Durham Community Association) , North Road, Durham, DH1 4SQ

Survive the Hunger Games

Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, Frosterley

October Half Term Arena Training 12 - 16 yrs In the Arena more die from lack of survival skills than in combat Get the survival skills to survive the games Be ready when the reaping sends you to

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

Location: Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, A689, Frosterley, DL13 2SG

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

From the creators of the highly acclaimed Austen’s Women and I, Elizabeth, this new show performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson is expected to be sensational. In the unquiet darkness between life and death, a haunted woman tells strange tales of the macabre and terrifying; eerie stories that have

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Counterfeit Sixties Show

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Re-live the sounds and the magic of the swinging sixties with a tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Durham musical Theatre present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join DMTC on a journey back in time - to Rome, with its Roman legions, eunuchs and virgins, soldiers and slaves, stunning surprises, cunning disguises, panderers, philanderers, mistakes, fakes,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

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

Lotty's War

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Starring Mark Letheren (The Bill, Casualty, Wire In The Blood), Olivia Hallinan (Larkrise To Candleford, Sugar Rush, Girls In Love) and Adam Gillen (Benidorm, Fresh Meat, Prisoners Wives). A truly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Meditation Classes

Atisha Kadampa mediation Centre, Darlington

These drop in classes are taught by our resident teacher & Buddhist monk Kelsang Dragden. The class included two guided meditations, talk and refreshments. Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Atisha Kadampa mediation Centre, 81 Victoria Road , Darlington, DL1 5JQ

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

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

Seven Stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Thursday 2, 9, 16 & 23 October Thursday 6, 13, 20 & 27 November 3pm Discover and explore everyday life and simple ideas together in this relaxed and friendly baby painting session inspired by Hervé Tullet’s beautiful picture book, I am Blop. Experiment and explore with paints and colours in an event designed to encourage creative play. Help

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:00

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

The Small Hand

Grand Opera House, York

A spine-chilling tale from the author of The Woman in Black From the million selling author, and writer of the most terrifying stage play ever presented, Susan Hill’s The Small Hand takes you on

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Tom Baxter

ARC, Stockton

Tom Baxter’s first two albums Feather & Stone and Skybound gained him huge critical acclaim, and 2014 sees him embarking on a solo national tour to support the launch of his new recording The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Inside Out

ARC, Stockton

It is bedtime. But, instead of getting ready for bed, two siblings use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up that leads to a mountain top rescue,

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

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Pot Black

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

It's our infamous wobbly ball

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

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

Pop Music Experience Halloween Special

Loft Music Studios, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Become a Pop Star for a week! Turn your Little Monsters into Scary Monsters for the week! Let them sing scary songs, learn monstrous moves to some terrifying tunes, create devilish decorations and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 08:30-17:30

Location: Loft Music Studios, 15 Carliol Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, ne1 6uf

Collectors of Tears

Arts Centre, Washington

Collector of Tears is an epic love story told across four centuries by a woman who cannot age until she has cried. instead tanya collects tears from moments of radical english history, slowly

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

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

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A bumper day of Egyptian crafts where you can make your own cartouche or bronze scarab beetle pin, learn how to write your name in hieroglyphics and even try your hand at mummifying some fruit!

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

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

The Gamblers

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A new adaptation by Selma Dimitrijevic and Mikhail Durnenkov. In the world of The Gamblers there is no mercy. You play well or you lose everything. In a new, all-female adaptation of Gogol’s

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Watershed Productions present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production Based on the characters created by Lauren Child Adapted by Jonathan Lloyd Charlie and Lola are completely excited to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 13:00, 15:30

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

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

The Bobby Thompson Story

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bobby Thompson’s woodbine smoking “Little Waster” alter ego became a folk hero across the North East, yet this hid a man troubled by drink, gambling debts and the tax man. Pete Peverley

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Community Centre Hexham, Hexham

Meditation Classes

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:30

Location: Community Centre Hexham, Gilesgate, Hexham, NE46 3NP

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

The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following the success of The Big Reunion on ITV2, ITV and partners Live Nation have announced the launch of The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour. The acts will be heading to UK arenas again this October for

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

Location: MetroRadio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE47NA

Skeeby Jubilee Village Hall, Skeeby

Come along to this 6 week practical Alexander Technique course helping you improve your posture, de-stress, ease backache as well as moving with less effort and tension with a fully qualified abd insured teacher.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: Skeeby Jubilee Village Hall, Richmond Road , Skeeby, DL10 5DY

The Full Monty

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm! Now, they’re back and this time they really have to go The Full Monty…live on

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00, 19:30

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

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

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

a forum for writers to read their material and audiences to enjoy it

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Voodoo Cafe, Skinnergate, Darlington, DL37LX

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

Sam Vickers Photography

Town Hall, Durham

architectural photography exhibition on the Old and Modern buildings in Durham

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

Location: Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

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

Camcorder Club - New Season

Methodist Chapel Hall, Darlington

The Club exists for everyone who has an interest in creating films from movie shots taken with a camcorder, phone, tablet or still camera. It doesn't matter what you use to shoot your footage, but

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Methodist Chapel Hall, Haughton Green, Darlington, DL1 2DD

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

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: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

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

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

In My Father's House by Patrick Robertson (Winner, People's Play)

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When Adam returns home for his father’s funeral, the atmosphere is tense with his religious mother, sister Sophie and Adam’s partner Ben trying to help build bridges. This new play explores our

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: People's Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 5QF

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

METAFIT Stockon on Tees

Xercise4Less Stockton North , Stockton

30 minute high intensity body weight

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 20:00-20:30

Location: Xercise4Less Stockton North , Tesco Extra, Stockton, TS21 3LU

S Billau and Sons, Darlington

everyone welcome

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: S Billau and Sons, 3 Chestnut Street, Darlington, DL1 1QQ

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

West Park Hospital, Darlington

slef, partners, family, friends, work, slef help group offering a 12 step recovery programme

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:00-20:00

Location: West Park Hospital, Edward Pease Way, Darlington, DL2 2TS

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

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

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

everyone welcome, singles welcome

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

Location: Albert Hill Club, Nestfield Street, Darlington, DL1 2LZ

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

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

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: 10:00-17:00

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

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: 16:00-21:00

Location: Encore Dance Studio, 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

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

Kilmartin's Bar, Sunderland

Open Mic evening with Luke Smith

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Kilmartin's Bar, 1 Tunstall Terrace, Sunderland, sr1 3an

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

KFA Dance Moves

St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Darlington

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

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Computer Drop in held at Wesley Court every week A chance to get some help and support with your computer or some help with the internet or emails

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

A weekly group for people who enjoy sequence dancing. Held in the Dolphin Centre every Thursday Why not try something different.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

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

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

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Line dancing group at the Friends Meeting House All capabilities of dancing welcomed.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

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

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

Karate

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Kids and Adults Karate

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 17:45-18:45, 19:00-21:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

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

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

Live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

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

The Hive, Durham

Drop in to The Hive café in Ushaw Moor and share your crafty ideas, techniques and information with fellow crafters. Thursdays 10-12 am.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

Location: The Hive, 5 Station Road, Durham, DH7 7PX

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Be brave and take part in this Halloween themed craft workshop. Create spooky finger puppets, floating ghosts and scary masks. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. Repeated 1.00pm each day.

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

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

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

Hurworth Grange Community Centre,, Hurworth

Skernedale Dog Training Club (Kennel Cub Registered). Obedience Training for all Breeds. A basic obedience and beginner training course plus a class for more advanced dogs. Which includes, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Further details can be obtained from Pam Emmerson on

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Hurworth Grange Community Centre,, Croft Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

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

Hummersknott School, Darlington

this class is for women and men of mixed abilites therefore suitable for newcomers and experienced Pilates goers. Pilates willl help you become more flexible, toned & will improve your posture and core strength.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR



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