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Spring Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

These shows are regarded by many as two of the most prestigious independent gardening events, one held in spring and one in autumn. The events are staged at the Great Yorkshire ...

Pirates and Piccolos

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Conducted by entertaining captain Steve Drummer, this family friendly and educational concert promises to raise the high seas and dazzle you and your children. With audience ...

Stick your neck out for National Storytelling Week

Botanic Garden, Durham

UK artist Ingrid Sylvestre is internationally known for her distinctive and versatile creativity. She works full time as a professional artist and has held many exhibitions in ...

In Graphic Detail

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

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

O2 Academy newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Thirteen of North East England's most talented upcoming unsigned acts and artists battle it out in a bid to win the ultimate recording and exposure package. SoundWave Music Competition is the largest music competition for all unsigned artists in Northern England and Scotland and it's coming to the main stage at O2 Academy Newcastle! It's going to

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:30-22:00

Location: O2 Academy newcastle, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SW

Skating@Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink returns to Times Square, just outside Life Science Centre. It is great fun and great exercise! Come for a spin around the ice and even treat yourself to a festive

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-19:00

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

Retro Race

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Vintage & Bric-a-Brac Sale

Northallerton Town Hall, Northallerton

Free entry to a great selection of donated items: DVD's, Games, Toys, Household Items, Ornaments, Books and more! Also Refreshments, Cake Stall and Tombola. Hopefully there will be a good selection of

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: No set start -15:00

Location: Northallerton Town Hall, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8QR

Public consultation of new hall at St Johns church Meadowfield

St. John's church, Meadowfield

Chance to see new plans, choose brick and cladding colour, show your support for a new community building

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 14:30-16:30

Location: St. John's church, John Street, Meadowfield, Dh78rg

Tees Heritage exhibition

Crown Street Art Gallery, Darlington

with work by Eddie Bishop, Geoffrey Bradshaw, Vivien Clear, Richard Collier and many more. (until Feb

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Crown Street Art Gallery, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

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

Location: Newhouse Club & Institute, Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

Malleable SC, Stockton

live music

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

Location: Malleable SC, Norton Road, Stockton, TS202PH

Fairfield Sports & SC, Stockton

live music

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

Location: Fairfield Sports & SC, 10 Elm Tree Avenue, Stockton, TS190UA

Eston Labour Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Eston Labour Club, Fabion Road, Middlesbrough, TS69RH

LDN Wrestling

The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

The charismatic superstars of the ring are coming to town for a night of family entertainment featuring the top stars of LDN Wrestling. You have seen it on TV, now experience the excitement and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: The Phoenix Theatre, 37a Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, NE24 2DS

Central Library, Gateshead

the club will be 30 years old in 2015. To celebrate this exhibition shows photographs highlighting some of the great performers from the last three decades. (until Mar 14)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Old Church, Sacriston

stalls, face painting, raffles, refreshments, cakes and children's games

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:30

Location: Old Church, Sacriston, Sacriston, DH7 6AD

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

live music

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Redcar Citizens Priory Club, Redcar

Leeds City Stompers support, Kung Fu Blues 8pm to Midnight

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:55

Location: Redcar Citizens Priory Club, 104 Lord St , Redcar, TS10 3BP

Strikes Orchid Festival, Northallerton

Strikes Garden Centre, Northallerton

Fabulous displays by Darlington Orchid Society & Peter White Orchids for Oxford. Orchid sales, cultural talks and advice, bring along your orchid for advice. Refreshments at the Topiary Coffee

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:30

Location: Strikes Garden Centre, Darlington Road (A167), Northallerton, DL6 2PW

Redcar Citizens Priory Club, Redcar

The Leeds City Stompers Support, Kung Fu Blues

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:50

Location: Redcar Citizens Priory Club, 104 Lord St , Redcar, TS10 3BP

Sherburn Community Centre, Sherburn

50/50 dancing to the George Rowell Band (5 piece dance band). Raffle. Bingo.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:15

Location: Sherburn Community Centre, front street, Sherburn, dh6 1hd

Be Drawn In

Customs House, South Shields

We each perceive our world differently, and recall events in our own individual way. We can shoot film, take a photograph, report news stories, translate a language into ten other texts, but what does

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Urban Lines by Jack Coates

Customs House, South Shields

Jack Coates will start the Year of Drawing with an exhibition of new architectural drawings made on paper and canvas. The latter, being a medium not traditionally associated with drawing practice and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

St Marys Church Hall, Nunthorpe

Nunthorpe Players are presenting their annual pantomime, this year it's Dick Turpin Rides Again, with fun and laughter for all the family, a proportion of the proceeds will be going to our new charity The Good Will Cause, raising money for the North East Childrens Cancer Trust

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Marys Church Hall, Morton Carr Lane, Nunthorpe, TS7 0JU

Author Event

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Author, Peter Barron and his illustrator Paul Wick will share their book, Black-toothed Ruth Black to children aged 5 years and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:45-11:45

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

Little Artists

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Creative drop-in class for under 10s Take part in fun and creative activities inspired by our exhibitions.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

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

Gabriel Kelley plus support

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

A huge hit at SummerTyne 2014, Georgia born, Nashville based singer/songwriter Gabriel Kelley’s popularity is seriously gathering pace. With his rich baritone voice, brilliant flat-picking and

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

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

Murphy's Legacy

Sage, Gateshead

An exhilarating new dance show from former ‘Lord of The Dance’ and ‘Riverdance’ stars entitled ‘Murphy’s Legacy’ is a dark yet inspiring tale of courage and loss set against a new epic

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Straight No Chaser

Sage, Gateshead

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser

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

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

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Whole Hog

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

An exciting and talented band from the North East., covering iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Free, The Who, Led Zep, Pink Floyd and many more.

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

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

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

live music

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Sleeze Sisters

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

If your looking for a mad night out then lock up your grannies and throw on your heels as the Sisters are in town. A 70's glam rock band who are guaranteed to entertain. Performing numbers such as

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

Location: Milbourne Arms, Valley Road, Whitley Bay, NE250LL

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The line up boasts over 25 years of live and recording experience including present and former members of Shovelmouth,Blitzkrieg,Chaos Asylum,Satan,Blind Fury,Lovedrive,Good Company and The Tribute to Monsters of Rock.

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

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

The Waiters

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Four piece band from South Shields making music and playing cover versions by The Beatles, McFly, Boyce Avenue, Lawson, Greenday, Oasis,

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

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

DIY Screenprinting workshop

Navigator Print Studio, Dundas House, Middlesbrough

A comprehensive day workshop in DIY Screenprinting techniques. The session will provide an insight into accessible screen-printing and will cover - • The basic DIY screen bed/exposure unit set up

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

Location: Navigator Print Studio, Dundas House, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1HY

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The High Street Lithographs

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

Children's table top sale

Bondgate church darlington, Darlington

chidlrenswear,toys/ladieswear and unwanted giftwares at bargain prices. Free entry to raise money for North East autistic society. Refreshments available. raffle etc few stalls left for £10 email me

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Bondgate church darlington, bondgate, Darlington, dl3 7jj

Whole Hog

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

An exciting and talented band from the North East., covering iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Free, The Who, Led Zep, Pink Floyd and many

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

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

The Art Studio: No stigma attached

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

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

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

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

An Exhibition of Sporting and Wildlife Art By Flora Blackett, Kate Brooks, and Luci Maclaren. On until January 31.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn, Leyburn, DL8 5SG

Vestiges of their Hearts

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Graeme Durant

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Graeme Durant makes sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings and installations. For BALTIC, he has developed a new body of work for the Level 2 gallery. His playful approach sees forms appropriated

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Jesse Wine

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Jesse Wine (born Chester, 1983) works mainly with ceramics and uses traditional techniques to explore process and chance. Wine never records his methods; he mixes glazes and oxides together and fires

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Peter Yates: Paintings 1939-1982

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Composite Mind: Contemporary Responses to Ryder & Yates by David Bilbrough and John & Karen Topping

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jonathan Yeo Portraits

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Jonathan Yeo is one of the world’s leading portrait artists, known internationally for his portraits of some of the most famous people in the world, including, Sienna Miller, Kevin Spacey, Stephen

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

John Dobson & John Wilson Carmichael: An Artistic Partnership

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Starring Vivien Leigh

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A rarely seen photograph of Vivien Leigh and husband Laurence Olivier at a garden party forms the centrepiece of this exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, London. One of the most famous

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Art Society selling exhibition

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Be inspired by this exhibition of paintings by members of Gateshead Art Society, featuring new work produced over the past year. Many of the works on the show are available to buy. (until Feb

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fresh Perspectives: The Shipley Collection Revisited

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Oil paintings from the Shipley Art Gallery's collection are displayed in a new exhibition curated with members of the Gateshead University of the Third Age (U3A). In 1917 the Shipley Art Gallery

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Ralph Hedley: Painter of North East Life

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

This special exhibition celebrates the work of one of the North East’s most popular Victorian artists, Ralph Hedley, a painter who is best known for his representation of late 19th and early 20th

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Michael Mulvihill

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Michael Mulvihill will stage a solo exhibition in the Project Space in January 2015, presenting a series of new works made while artist in residency at Northumbria University. The exhibition will

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Youth Arts Exhibition

Arts Centre, Washington

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Britain's Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro are coming to Harrogate as part of a 23 date nationwide UK tour and will be joined by very special guest and runner up Lucy Kay.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:35

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Lionel Bart’s much loved adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale of the fortunes and misfortunes of a workhouse boy returns to Harrogate Theatre. Colourful characters bring the streets of Victorian London to life as they sing and dance to a dramatic climax. You’ve got to get a ticket or two!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Presented by Harrogate Dramatic Society For more information visit www.hds-online.co.uk

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

The Rosemary Davidson Bequest

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Rosemary Davidson (1929-2012) was an innovative educational publisher who became the first woman director of Cambridge University Press. After her retirement she enjoyed a second career founding and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Land Engines

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Hidden stories

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

Parts of the hall may be put to bed but there's still a great deal to discover on your weekend visits to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. Glimpse into the lost details of the hall and garden by

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

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

Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, Gateshead

a group show featuring works by Ian Breakwell and Mike Leggett, Matthew Crawley, Henry Coombes, Tim Etchells, Keith Farquhar, Josephine Flynn, Susie Green and Cara Tolmie. On until Feb 21.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, 19-21 West Street, Gateshead, NE81AD

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Castle Eden Walkway car park, Wynyard

Nine miles over field paths and good tracks around Castle Eden

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Castle Eden Walkway car park, Wynyard, Wynyard, DL12 8BN

Handel's Messiah

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Durham Choral Society and orchestra present arguably the most popular choral work ever. Conducted by Michael Summers Cecilia Osmond – soprano Bertie Rice – alto Philip Sheffield – tenor

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Perfect Pots

Oriental Museum, Durham

The Oriental Museum has an outstanding collection of Chinese ceramics. Let the galleries inspire you and paint your own porcelain vase. •Drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm). •This activity

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

John Shuttleworth A Wee Ken To Remember

Gala Theatre, Durham

The versatile singer/organist wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. But a typo on the poster (‘weekend’ has become ‘wee Ken’) means John is obliged to spend the evening

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Kitty Bridges' Book of tunes

The Witham, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

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

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

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

On Seeing the Author - Portraits in Libraries from Antiquity to the Present

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Vietnam: A Nation not a War

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly- acclaimed National Theatre production, embarks on its first ever nationwide tour. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain –

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

On Seeing the Author

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Showaddywaddy

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Re:collections

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Decorator and the Thief (...)

Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland

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

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

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

Churchill's Final Journey

National Railway Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Dirty Dancing

Empire, Sunderland

An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Michelle Castles 'Inspire' Featuring Lucinda Grange

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

The ‘Inspire’ exhibition is a stunning showcase of work by Michelle Castles, an artist renowned for her dynamic sculptures of the human form. The exhibition also features award winning

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

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

Great Expectations

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Enter the world of Charles Dickens in the company of his great-great grandson Gerald Dickens, as this acclaimed actor performs Dicken's masterpiece Great Expectations playing every character himself.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

The Sleeping Beauty

Arts Centre, Washington

Washington Theatre Group presents their popular annual pantomime. When the evil fairy Carabosse is accidentally insulted by the King and Queen, she puts a terrible curse on their daughter,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Handa's Suprise

ARC, Stockton

As Handa is making her way to the next village to see her best friend, she plans on taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas, could you resist the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 11:30, 13:30

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Do Try this at Home 2

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia present The Nutcracker

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Raymond Gubbay presents The Nutcracker Performed by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas

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

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

an exhibition of paints and prints

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

David Lynch Naming

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Drawing the Jewellery Collection

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

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: 12:30-13:30

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

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

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

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

Old Mother Goose

Theatre Royal, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Devonport Hotel, Middleton St. George

live jazz

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

Location: The Devonport Hotel, 1 The Front, Middleton St. George, DL21AS

An After Christmas Carol

Dawdon Miners Welfare Social Club, Seaham

Join Phoenix Productions as they present an old favourite with a new twist. Come and see the completely original musical of A Christmas Carol and be transported to the world of Ebenezer Scrooge. A

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

Location: Dawdon Miners Welfare Social Club, Mount Stewart Street, Seaham, SR7 7NA

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

Murphy's Legacy

sage, gateshead , Gateshead

An exhilarating new show from former ‘Lord of The Dance’ and ‘Riverdance’ stars, ‘Murphy’s Legacy’ is filled with magical music, song and dance performances. Creator and choreographer

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: sage, gateshead , St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays,, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham

Welcome to PQA – Durham. PQA Durham operates on Saturday mornings from 9.45am to 1.00pm at Durham Sixth Form Centre, The Sands, Durham. The academy has excellent facilities that includes a 220 seat theatre, which is one of the largest in Country Durham. This space is fantastic for our showcase work and is used each week for teaching. The

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-13:00

Location: Durham Sixth Form Centre, Province Way, Durham, DH1 1SG

The Gruffalo is Back.

Seven stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Soul'D Out

No 10 Crown Street, Darlington

A mix of Funk,Soul & Disco from resident DJ Carl

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

Location: No 10 Crown Street, 10 Crown Street, Darlington, DL3 0ZG

Palace Green Library, Durham

In July 2014, Palace Green Library’s Wolfson Gallery will become the new home for displays from the Museum of Archaeology. This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. Over the last few months, visitors to

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

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

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

Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Ravensworth CE Primary School, Ravensworth

Dance lessons for children from five years upwards, held every Saturday at Ravensworth CE Primary School

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-13:00

Location: Ravensworth CE Primary School, Ravensworth, Ravensworth, DL11 7ET

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



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