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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 ...

Paul Potts plus special guest Laura Wright

Sage, Gateshead

Paul Potts, winner of Britain’s Got Talent Season One, has found global success with his albums, live shows and tours, impressing audiences worldwide with his powerful yet ...

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 ...

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Explosive offer - to mark the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, purchase two tickets for Barmy Britain on 5 November for just £16.05 to make your Bonfire Night go off with a bang We all ...

Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, Cowpen Bewley

Celebrate the park Find out more about its wildlife and history Help promote nature conservation

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

Location: Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, Seal Sands Link Road, Cowpen Bewley, TS23 3NF

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

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Fang-Tastic Half Term Events At Manor Walks

Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure Centre, Cramlington

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

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

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

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

Cockerton Club, Darlington

live music

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

Location: Cockerton Club, Woodland road, Darlington, DL39AB

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Calling all Young Performers Are you between the age of 5 and 16? Do you love to sing and move to your favourite tunes? Or maybe you prefer to rap? If the answer is yes then you need to come along to a Popnosis A program of songs will be learned over a term which will culminate in a performance for family and friends. Popnosis aims to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

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

Ormesby Club & Institute, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Ormesby Club & Institute, 33 High Street, Middlesbrough, TS79PB

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

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

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

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

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

Ladies Day

Northern Echo Arena, Darlington

Mowden v Fylde Sat 25th Oct : KO3pm : Northern Echo Arena Ladies Day Mowden Match day with a Ladies Touch *Champagne Reception *2 Course Served Lunch *Health & Beauty Boutique

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Northern Echo Arena, Neasham Road, Darlington, Dl2 4TE

Hot Potato Comedy Club

Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

The monthly Saturday night comedy capers see a typically ace line-up of Tom Allen, Dave Williams, Adam Rushton and Peter Otway as special guest MC. Peter Vincent of promoters Ten Feet Tall said:

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Town Hall Theatre, Raby Road, Hartlepool, TS248AH

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music, part of the beer festival

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

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

Halloween Event

Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Bellingham

Free Halloween Event at Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Site. Saturday 25 Oct 2014. Birds of Prey, BBQ, Pumpkin Carving and Live Music Join us on our site at Brown Rigg, Bellingham (NE48

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 12:00-21:00

Location: Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Brown Rigg, Bellingham, NE48 2JY

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

Bowburn Community Centre, Durham

display of proggy and hooky mays and wall-hangings, knitting, weaving and spinning. bric-a-brac, cakes and refreshments

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

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

Blue Swamp

Cricket Club, Saltburn

BLUE SWAMP BAND ft. Johnny Guitar Williamson of The Animals and Friends fame. with support by the Robin Robertson Band

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

Location: Cricket Club, Maske Mill Lane, Saltburn, TS12 1HJ

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

two talks, Sister Pam "InSearch of the Real Saint Hilda" and Gill Moore on "Dr Dresser's Dream"

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

Leeming Bar station, Leeming Bar

The Wensleydale Railway in partnership with Bolton Castle present a Murder Mystery written and presented by the highly entertaining Chuffing Theatre Company. Train departs Leeming Bar at 6.30pm. Tickets £35 include return train journey, coach transfer to Bolton Castle and a light supper in The Great Chamber of the castle. Tel: 08454 50 54 74

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Leeming Bar station, Leazes Road, Leeming Bar, DL7 9AR

Elenbak

Central Bar, Chopwell

A fun covers band, songs from Bad company, Brian Adams, Eurythmics and many more from the 70's onwards.

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

Location: Central Bar, Derwent Street, Chopwell, NE177AA

The Force

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

The Force are a four piece Rock band : twin lead guitarists Phil Thorell and Dave Shaw, bass player Mick Hunter and Geordie Clark on drums. Vocals are shared between the three front men - each

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

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Dogmatix are a female fronted four piece rock covers band based in Tyne and Wear. We cover a wide range of rock songs songs from, Led Zeppelin and ZZ top, through to Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers and all sorts in between.

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

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

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Hebburn based live covers band playing Indie/ Rock anthems from the likes of the Stereophonics, U2, the Smiths, the KIngs of Leon, James, Oasis, the Killers, Echo and the bunnymen and many many more.

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

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

Meccano Exhibiton

St Cuthberts Church Hall, Darlington

A huge exhibition of working Meccano models including trains,cranes, novelty models etc. Come along and talk to the builders about this fascinating hobby! Trade stands. Refreshments

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

Location: St Cuthberts Church Hall, Market Place, Darlington, DL1 5QG

Children's swimming lessons

The Education Village, Darlington

Created by double commonwealth champion, Chris Cook, we offer the ultimate in children's swimming lessons in Darlington. Please contact us to book your child's place.

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

Location: The Education Village, Salters Lane South, Darlington, DL1 2AN

The Hartlepool United Supporters Club, Hartlepool

The Chantel Mcgregor Band and support from Angelo Palladino

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: The Hartlepool United Supporters Club, Sandringham road, Hartlepool, ts26 8ps

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Hoodooz : a talented RnB / Soul 5 piece band, playing: 6345789 – Wilson Pickett/Ry Cooder Little Sister – Elvis/ Ry Cooder Drift Away - Dobie gray/The Neville Brothers Easy Money Rickie Lee Jones/Lowell George Willin’ – Little Feat Moondance – Van Morrison Dixie Chicken – Little Feat Breakdown - Tom Petty & The

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

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

The Beer Monkeys

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

4 piece Newcastle based Rock covers band, playing songs from.. AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Uriah Heep, UFO, Nazereth, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake right through to Biffy Clyro, Billy Idol , Rober Plamer, U2, The

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

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

Pink Live

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

Alicia Carr the UK's No.1 Pink Tribute.

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

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

Born Villains

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

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

Category: Religious Events
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

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes

Sage, Gateshead

If you haven’t heard of Show of Hands by now, where have you been?! Celebrating a remarkable 22 year partnership, Knightley and Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple

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

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

John Cooper Clarke

Sage, Gateshead

The Bard of Salford, whose poems have provided the opening soundtrack for some of the biggest bands in the world will be weaving his lyrical magic in this performance. John Cooper Clarke shot to

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

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

All Shook Up - EXTENDED UNTIL 31 OCTOBER!

Customs House, South Shields

Nick Holmes presents a series of paintings and constructions based on a lifelong exploration of the contemporary cultural landscape. Nick's recent work demonstrates a reinvigorated use of genre

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

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

Further Afield

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Central Library, Hartlepool

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS268AS

Ryedale Folk Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Driven Serious Live @ HM Bark Endeavour

HM Bark Endeavour, Stockton

Bands on the Bark Present... Driven Serious - SAT 25th OCT 2014 with support from Gilded Thieves & Tony Bengtsson. Their performances and their debut album have all been highly lauded

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

Location: HM Bark Endeavour, Castlegate Quay, Stockton, TS18 3AZ

Mainsforth Community Centre, Ferryhill

Rock concert

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: Mainsforth Community Centre, High Street, Ferryhill, DL17 0AG

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

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Heighington Village Hall, Heighington

A celebration of delicious food and delights from the North East in aid of Heighington Scout Group

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

Location: Heighington Village Hall, Darlington Road, Heighington, DL5 6PP

‘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

Tricks and treats family activities : Wanda the Witch's workshop

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Join Wanda as she shares some spooky stories, make your own spells and a herbal witch to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 10.30 – 12.00 noon aged 4-7, 12.30 –

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Christmas Creations

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Relax, unwind and enjoy a day of creativity with Kathryn Guy making Christmas Decorations

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

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

Quilting for all Seasons

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

highlights quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Lingering Presence

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Boiler Shop, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Sherburn Village Community Centre, Sherburn

50/50 dancing to the George Rowell Band (5 piece dance band). There is a two course meal included in the price and there is also a bingo and a raffle.

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

Location: Sherburn Village Community Centre, Front street, Sherburn, dh6 1hd

Spooky sound and ghoulish creatures trail

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Take the Read Our Lips challenge! We say that in one day you can take one of your poems, no matter how small, and make it into a filmpoem. Filmpoems don't just illustrate, they use visuals as an extra layer of meaning, and often the simplest ideas are the most powerful. Writers' Block North East will lead you through the mysteries of storyboarding,

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

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

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Craft events for young children (Family Learning Workshop)

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:30-16:30

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

Magdalene Odundo Transition II

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Parallel Tracks

National Railway Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Working with Nature. Lunch and refreshments included. Please telephone to book a place.

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

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

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

Ends with hot chocolate and marshmallows. An afternoon of fun. Make your own lantern and bring it for a twilight walk through our woodland. This is not a pushchair friendly route and children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking recommended. No deposit needed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:30-17:00

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

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:00

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

Barnard Castle Ramblers

main car park, Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest

Nine and a half miles around Hamsterley

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: main car park, Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest, DL12 8ES

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Lucky Numbers

Customs House, South Shields

Pat Dunn, from BBC sitcom Hebburn, leads a top North East cast in this award-winning comedy about a forgetful grandmother who challenges her family to ‘buck their ideas up’ before she’ll hand

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

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

A Month in the Country

Village Hall, Newton le Willows

Two men, an artist and archaeologist, recently released from the horrors of the trenches, find themselves working side by side in a North Yorkshire village. What they slowly uncover is an ancient

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Village Hall, Newton le Willows, Newton le Willows, DL8 1SH

Dark Art Exhibition

Whitby Pavilion , Whitby

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

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

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

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Join the Bands of the Royal Air Force as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest national icons - the Red Arrows. Expect a programme of music spanning the past five decades to match the colour, flamboyance and entertainment provided by Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. From the Beatles to Bolero, Queen

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

Location: Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG12RD

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Featuring some of the most popular and inspiring modern musical thetare ever written, including excerpts from Chicago, Top Hat, Matilda, Les Miserables and Rock of Ages, renowned Yorkshire directors Louise Denison and Jim Lunt present The Only Way is broadway showcasing a host of established talented performers from HSAP.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Neil Sedaka

Barbican, York

The history of Rock N’ Roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka. For over fifty years, Neil has written, performed, produced, and inspired countless songs, and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Easingwold Art Exhibition

Galtres Centre, Easingwold

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

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

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

The Jungle Book

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

From the same company that brought us the fantastic production of Pinocchio, comes this lively musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale. Join Mowgli and his friends - Baloo the loveable

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

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

Bouncers

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

A vision of the 80’s urban nightlife... It’s Friday night, it’s disco night - time for Bouncers to come alive! Judd, Ralph, Les and Lucky Eric invite you for a night on the town in this

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

Whitley Bay Operatic Society presents Boogie Nights

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Based around British culture in the 1970s, the decade that taste forgot, “Boogie Nights - The 70s Musical” tells the heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neil, his friends, their lives, loves and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Riverford Home Farm, Northallerton

Veg box producer Riverford is inviting you to pull on your wellies and join them down on the farm for their legendary Pumpkin Day being held this year on Saturday 25 October from 11am-4pm at Home Farm, Newby Wiske. Children’s activities include pumpkin carving, face painting and vegetable games. Next up they can enjoy some balloon modelling or

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: Riverford Home Farm, Newby Wiske, Northallerton, DL7 9HB

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

Jamie Farrell Live

The Storytellers, Stockton

The Storytellers Presents: Jamie Farrell Live SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER ONSTAGE 9:30pm / FREE IN 18+ EVENT With his own blend of self titled "Acoustic Awesomeness" Jamie is no newbie to our music

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Storytellers, 64 Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

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

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

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

Jeremy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies… or wins the lottery. He best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibtion

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Songs of Sister Act

Forum Theatre, Billingham

This high energy concert is the must see show this season.Starring direct from London’s West End “The Singers Of Soul” Choir and a full live band. The Theatre will fill with the sound of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Chantel McGregor

Hartlepool United Supporters Club, Hartlepool

2014 marks Chantel’s return to studio recording after 3 years of constant touring and festival appearances that followed the launch of her independent record label with the release of her debut

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Hartlepool United Supporters Club, Sandringham Rd, Hartlepool, TS26 8PS

Queen Mary's School, Thirsk

The beautiful Palladian home of Queen Mary’s School near Thirsk, will be transformed this autumn into a contemporary art space, hosting the highly popular and prestigious Art for Youth North. The show, sponsored by investment managers JM Finn & Co, raises funds for the national youth charity - UK Youth. With over 400 pieces displayed, Art for

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Queen Mary's School, Baldersby Park, Thirsk, YO7 3BZ

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

The Worst Princess Theatre Show

Seven Stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Worst Princess Theatre Show Saturday 25 Oct 10.30am In a lonely tower, Princess Sue waits to be rescued; she just wishes her loyal prince would move his royal bum. But when he finally does

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Across Durham, Durham

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

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

Location: Across Durham, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Jimmy Carr - Funny Business

Grand Opera House, York

Funny Business is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the knob

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Midge Ure

ARC, Stockton

Midge Ure’s 2013 show at ARC was a charming, warm celebration of his 35-year pop history... and the packed-out crowd that greeted him seemed to wholeheartedly agree! So we are delighted to welcome

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Live Entertainment

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Every Friday & Saturday night we have live acts. Friday: £2.60 per head cover charge Saturday: £1.60 per head cover charge For further information and club events check out our Facebook page:

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

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

Bingo

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Eye's down

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00, 20:00-22:00

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

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

Theatre Royal, York

Full of humour and bawdy wit, this new comedy transports us into the wanton world of the English Restoration. King Charles 2nd lies ill, Nell Gwyn, his royal whore, once the brightest star of the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

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

Arts Centre, Washington

live folk music

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

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Darlington CHA & HF

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

seven and a half miles around Jervaulx, Ellingstring and East

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

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

Open Stages Performance

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Over the course of eight Saturday afternoon sessions, our participants have played drama games, worked with a professional director and created an original piece of theatre based on the children's

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00

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

Meccano Exhibiton

St. Cuthberts Church Hall, Darlington

A giant exhibition of working Meccano Models, cranes, trains, trams and novelty models including sales stands and

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

Location: St. Cuthberts Church Hall, Market Place, Darlington, DL1 5QG

TiNY

Alington House, Durham

A teeny weeny show for our very youngest audiences Building on the enormous success of BABBLE comes TiNY, Replay’s new show for babies. Small enough to pop up anywhere, TiNY comes with its own

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00-10:30, 11:00-11:30, 14:00-14:30

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

Dusk

ARC, Stockton

It’s Dusk, the time when everything changes. Come with us to celebrate the wide, wild world around you. Nestled together in the heart of a forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:30

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS18 1LL

The Secret Life of Suitcases

Gala Theatre, Durham

Larry works in an office and he likes it very much. He likes sorting and tidying and generally putting things in order. Everything in its place, a place for everything. But one day, a suitcase

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15, 16:00-16:45

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Hansel & Gretel

Gala Theatre, Durham

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00-12:15, 14:00-15:15

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Crazy Cookies

Oriental Museum, Durham

Make your own edible fortune cookies and write fortunes for your friends and family. Advice for parents and caregivers: • drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) unless otherwise stated. •this

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Alice

Enter CIC, Ferryhill

An imaginative new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland set during WW1, featuring innovative puppetry & live music 1915. Bombs rain down. Sheltering in her dusty cellar, Alice rediscovers her past

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: Enter CIC, 2 Chapel Terrace, Ferryhill, DL17 8JL

Horace Silverman and The White Gardenias

The Black Bull, Blaydon

A fabulous six piece band performing the music of the swing era of the 1920s,30s and 40s with tunes by such great songwriters as Irving Berlin,George Gershwin,Cole porter, Hoagey Carmichael, Sammy

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: The Black Bull, Bridge Street,, Blaydon, NE21 4JJ

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

Gatecrash

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Sam’s having a house party. Nothing big, just a few close friends…at least that was the plan until you knocked on the door. Tunes blasting, the room is full of people raving, flirting and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00, 20:00

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

Northern Ballet present Cinderella

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Set in imperial Russia at a time when superstitious people believe in the possibility of magic, Northern Ballet’s new adaptation of this classic fairytale sees heartbreak turn to joy as the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 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

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

Blitzallica Festival

Civic Hall, Shildon

A night of the finest rock music featuring Metallica favourites Diamond Head, bikers rock n blues from London Dumpys Rusty Nuts and Holosade The Amourettes and Side Project and the sensational Randy

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 16:00-23:00

Location: Civic Hall, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, DL41AH

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

houghton le spring miners welfare hall/sports complex, Houghton-le-Spring

For sale, preloved and new baby, maternity,childrens toys clothing prams buggies cots highchair and much more. Lots of stalls selling their items, at great prices free entry for buyers Refreshments are available If you would like a table/s to sell your items please contact 07890720718 or email hellofromtheheart@gmail.com come along and grab a

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: houghton le spring miners welfare hall/sports complex, station rd, Houghton-le-Spring, dh4 5ah

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: 14:00, 19:15

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Books for Boys

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

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

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

Palace Green Library, Durham

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

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

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

Matt

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

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

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

Location: Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

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

Mainsforth Community Centre, Ferryhill Station, Ferryhill

Blues Rock concert

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Mainsforth Community Centre, Ferryhill Station, High Street, Ferryhill, DL17 0AG

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

Forum Halloween Disco

The Forum, Northallerton

Come join us at the Forum, for our spooky (early) Halloween Disco! What better way to celebrate the school holidays than munching hot dogs with your friends and dancing to the music from Darren of

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

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

Mainsforth Community Centre, Ferryhill

Live music

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

Location: Mainsforth Community Centre, High St, Ferryhill, DL17 0AG

York Musical Theatre Company presents Cole Porter's Anything Goes

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Jump on board the S.S American, with York Musical Theatre Company for Cole Porter's best loved show with songs such as I Get a Kick Out of You, You're the Top and the title song Anything Goes.

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

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

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A kittiwake is suspended within a dense mass of wildflower seeds, gathered from the finish area of the Great North Run. Claire Morgan’s breath-taking installation traces the passage of the individual through the crowds of runners. Commissioned by Great North Run Culture. From 20 September 2014 (until January 11, 2015)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

St Cuthberts Church, Darlington

Huge exhibition of working Meccano models, includes robots, trains, cranes, novelty models - and a whole lot more. Plus trade stands and light refreshments available. On Saturday

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: St Cuthberts Church, Market Place, Darlington, DL1 5QG

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

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

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

Blitzallica festival including Diamond Head, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, The Amorettes, The Side Project and many more.

Shildon Civic Hall, Shildon

Rock festival featuring Diamond Head, Dumpy's Rusty Nuts, The Amorettes, The Side Project and many

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

Location: Shildon Civic Hall, Civic Square, Shildon, DL4 1AH

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

Stokesley vintage fair

Stokesley town hall, Stokesley

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

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

Location: Stokesley town hall, Market place , Stokesley, TS9 5DA

Glory of Rome

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

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

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

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

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

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

The Boiler Shop, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

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

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

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

William Cobbing: Transactions of the Duddo Field Club

mima, Middlesbrough

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

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

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

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

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

Dippy Craft and Gift Fair Thirsk

Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk

Quality fair in the village hall ideally located in this beautiful North Yorkshire Market Town. Great tourist hotspot. Free admission. Refreshments available. Also to be held on 25 Aug, 1 Nov and 15

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

Location: Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1LL

Encore School of Dance

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

Lots of dance classes at Encore in Northallerton. Classes from 2 years and up. 1st class FREE! Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz. Exams taken with the ISTD Call/email for more

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

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

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

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

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

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

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

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

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

Location: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, Castle Howard, YO607DA

Royals: Then and Now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

New contemporary royal portraits to add to the historic collection. Including photographs from Mario Testino, prints from Andy Warhol and this oil on canvas of HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge;

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

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

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 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

Ed Sheeran

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling, Madison Square Garden conquering singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced his return to the UK/Ireland for his first headline tour since Autumn 2012 to

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

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

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Thomas Bewick is famous for the small-scale wood engravings he and members of his workshop produced, often published as illustrations in books. Less well known are the drawings and paintings also made

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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



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