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Paul Hollywood Live – Get Your Bake On!

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Paul Hollywood Live – Get Your Bake On! sees Paul take to the stage for an evening of baking, comedy and fun.

Get Your Bake On will see Great ...

What The Ladybird Heard

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson, the multi-million selling author of THE GRUFFALO and ROOM ON THE BROOM comes WHAT THE ...

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists including JMW Turner and John Constable took their canvases outdoors and began drawing and painting ...

Suggs - My Life Story in Words and Music

Civic Theatre, Darlington

I've just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.

In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, ...

Bunji Bunny at the Cornmill Shopping Centre

Cornmill Shopping Centre , Darlington

DARLINGTON shoppers are set for an egg-stra special treat over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Bunji Bunny will return by popular demand to the Cornmill Shopping Centre on Good Friday and Easter ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Susan Graham

The Hastings Arms, Seaton Delaval

Susan's starting our Easter Extravaganza, with show stopping songs and all that jazz ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

The Agenda

Lakes Social Club, Redcar

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Dixon J Scott

West Auckland WMC, West Auckland

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Prime Time

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Kelly Mcwaters

Hardwick Social Club, Stockton

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Rekindle

Grindon Broadway Social Club, Sunderland

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Pete Peverley

Garrick Hotel, Stockton

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Tanya G

Ferryhill & District WMC, Ferryhill

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Dave Lee Michael

Eston Institute and WMC, Middlesbrough

Rock and Pop ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Danny Stephens

Erimus Social Club, Middlesbrough

rock and pop music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Sarah

Deneside WMC, Seaham

Pop music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Harlem Nights

Beechwood Easterside & District Social Club, Middlesbrough

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Middleham Stables Open Day

Middleham Stables Open Day

Middleham Key Centre, Middleham

Day out for all the family. Come to the Newmarket of the North and get a unique insight into the horse racing world. Visit some of the 15 stables that are open to the public. See our guest equine ...

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 09:00-16:00

North Yorkshire Schools Art Project inspired by the work of Yinka Shonibare

North Yorkshire Schools Art Project inspired by the work of Yinka Shonibare

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation through colourful, vibrant and witty ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:30

Easter fun

Cornmill Shopping Centre, Darlington

a range of Easter activities, such as face painting and balloon modelling, while visitors on the Friday and Monday will also be able to meet Bunji bunny and receive a free chocolate lolly ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 09:00-17:30

National Scooter Rally

Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Set in the breathtaking splendour of the North Yorkshire Moors. The Beautiful fishing town huddled around it's Ancientt harbour & dominated by it medieval Gothic Abbey is a Scooter Rider must see!! ...
Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 20, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

Sage, Gateshead

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction. Their massive hit single ‘Perfect’ and parent album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ both topped the British charts. Her ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sage, Gateshead

Unleashing the passion and energy of classical music, the 165-strong National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain returns to Sage Gateshead with two powerfully contrasting stories about standing out from ...

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Empire

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Gareth Beddard

Gareth Beddard

Three Mile Inn, Gosforth

A young rugged singer/song writer performing covers and original songs around the North East. His set list consists of classic 70's-80's Rock and Blues numbers right up to present dayPop and Indie ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Happy Cats

Three Tuns, Gateshead

Take a drop of the Irish, a shot of Cajun, a little country, some folk, a hot spoonful of salsa, a twist of tamla, shake it all up with 30 years of rock ‘n' roll experience, throw in a dash of three ...
Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

My Teesside by Paul Bradley

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough

Paul says: “My exhibition is about Teesside as seen through my eyes. For me, Teesside is not the stereotypical grey, industrialised place we hear about so often. Instead, it’s a dynamic and ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 17, 2014 until May 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Art workshops

The Lodge, Blackhill & Consett Park, Consett

for children aged eight years and over. Workshops include Stained Glass where children can make sun-catchers on Tuesday 8th, 15th and 22nd April. Two Circus Skills Workshops will take place on ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Farra

02 Academy 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

he has recently supported Jesse J, Ollie murs and Rita Ora ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Easter eggsplrer trail with Cadburys

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

Put on your crown for a hunt fit for a Prince or Princess. Search the gardens and hall to solve the clues and earn your Cadbury Egghead prize. High five the Easter Bunny and get creative decorating an ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

FM

FM

Big Jug, Durham

North East rock band covering .Led Zeppelin AC/DC Metallica Guns n Roses The Cult. ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Trilogy

Greens, Sunderland

Trilogy play your favourite tunes from classic bands such as.... David Bowie, Greenday, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, The Police, Neil Young, The Arctic Monkeys, AC/DC, Oasis, Primal ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Bear Wire Band

Bear Wire Band

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

The Bear Wire Band came together early 2011. They consist of: Chris Sounden on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Daren Pearse on guitars and vocals; Graham Bowman on electric and slide ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

FAB

FAB

O'Neills, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

F.A.B.- .The ultimate 60's tribute band, we bring back the great songs of the 60's and can also cater for a full Beatles set for all you Beatlemaniacs .We have full Vox backline and lights and all ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Durham and Beyond

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

Art Exhibition ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Apr 30, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Sky Larkin, Hight Tide 15:47

Sky Larkin, Hight Tide 15:47

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Now well established in the indie rock world, Sky Larkin formed in 2005 with school friends Katie Harkin and Nestor Matthews. After spending their early days earning their stripes appearing alongside ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Ezio

Ezio

Cluny , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ezio deliver the most exquisitely crafted and varied songs with a skill that can only come from having toured and recorded constantly for many years. Ezio’s style has always been nearly impossible ...

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Jon Booth and Brenda Wright, paintings, etchings and ceramics

Jon Booth and Brenda Wright, paintings, etchings and ceramics

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A joint show featuring local artist Jon Booth and Brenda Wright. Jon Booth creates delicate, architecturally inspired etchings and watercolours, sites of exploration including familiar Yorkshire ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 3, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

come and celebrate the Gruffalo's 15th birthday, there is a trail in the woods for children to search for the character. On until ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 11, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Market Hall, Durham

Children are invited to participate in an Easter Egg hunt, around Durham’s historic Market Hall. From 11am to 3pm from Monday 14th April, to Friday 18th April (from 11.30am on Friday 18th), ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 14, 2014 until Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:00

Day Care

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 ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 1, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014.   Times: 09:00-16:00

Near Here

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

exhibition by Swedish artist Nina Canell, she questions the limits of sculpture, giving substance to the intangible and lightness to the physical. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Jul 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Go loco with Easter Holiday Fun

Go loco with Easter Holiday Fun

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

free arts and crafts activities themed around the two awesome transatlantic A4 locomotives Dwight D Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada which are on display. Families can enjoy the outdoor play area, ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Easter fun

Easter fun

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

the Easter bunny will be giving chocolate egss to lucky children. Easter Treasure Hunt, games and ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 22, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Easter half term - Kids eat free!

Easter half term - Kids eat free!

Al Forno resturant, Darlington

Throughout the Easter term, kids eat free with every full paying adult until ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 11:00-18:00

Easter half term - Kids eat free!

Easter half term - Kids eat free!

Al Forno resturant, Middlesbrough

This half term, for every full paying adult, one child eats free until 6pm. ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 11:00-18:00

Freepass

Freepass

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

textile and media based exhibition by artist Catherine Howard. The exhibition explores railway heritage and journeys travelled on the railways from Darlington to countryside destinations around Great ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Easter trail

National Park Centre, Danby

Come along at any time and use your map of the grounds to locate the hidden eggs. Find all ten and a tasty prize awaits you. Drop in anytime ...
Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Steve Conways Remember When

Social Club, Hamsterley

live music ...
Category: Music - Other
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Pennypie and the Carriers Way

Blanchland, Blanchland

Guided Walk with Brian Page- Voluntary Countryside Ranger. Starting at Blanchland main car park (small Charge) Blanchland, off B6306. Post code DH8 9ST GR NY964504 Map 87/307 Bring a packed lunch ...
Category: Walks
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 10:30-16:00

Art group

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Our weekly art group is a brilliant group to bring out you're creative side and share your works ...
Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until Dec 19, 2014.   Times: 09:50-11:50

Artwave North - Spring Exhibition

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

Artwave North is exhibiting their recent work - a range of paintings, collages, feltwork and ceramics. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until May 26, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Lamb National

Lamb National

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

Cheer on Woolly Jumper, Sheargar and Red Ram at our Lamb National this Easter. The racing sheep will battle it out along a course of brightly coloured jumps in an entertaining and thrilling display. ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Easter Holidays Art Trolley

Easter Holidays Art Trolley

mima, Middlesbrough

a 1950s-themed art trolley with activities inspired by the make do and mend post-war culture and recycled ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 11:00-12:00

Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

mima, Middlesbrough

With works ranging from John Constable to Paul Nash, this exhibition represents scenes of the English east coast from the past 200 years. Artworks consider the influence of technology and local art ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 11, 2014 until Jun 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Backtrackers

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music ...
Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Traces and Revelations

Traces and Revelations

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition of paintings by internationally renowned, pioneering Palestinian artists, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha. Over the past 10 years, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha’s concepts and ideas ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Oct 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Shifting sands

Shifting sands

Oriental Museum, Durham

This is an exhibition of rare and beautiful photographs from Sudan taken by the anthropologist Ian Cunnison. It tells a story of migration, everyday lives and inter-ethnic relationships in late ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Oct 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Vintages Belles

Vintages Belles

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Prepare for a memorable evening with Vintage Belles - a seven-strong female vocal group for a night of swing, jazz and boogie woogie. Swing along to hits of the 1920s, 30s and 40s with well-loved ...

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:30-23:00

Easter Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Easter Chocolate Afternoon Tea

The Cleveland Tontine, Northallerton

Treat yourself to an especially indulgent Afternoon Tea with a selection of chocolatey treats created by our Head Chef. ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 12:30-17:00

Darlington Society of Arts

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

exhibition by Lynne Burton, John Young and Gerald White ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until May 27, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney

The Mercer Art Gallery,, Harrogate

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney celebrates the county of Yorkshire and its people through the art it has inspired and the artists it has produced. Over 100 paintings, photographs and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until Jul 11, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00, 14:00-16:00

Tanya Axford/Paul Merrick

Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, Gateshead

two parallel solo exhibitions ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 29, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Lambing Live

Lambing Live

RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough

come along and learn how the sheep at Saltholme help us to make this a great place for wildlife and take part in some craft ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Chocolate spectacular

Chocolate spectacular

Chocolate Story, York

watch York's Chocolate Story team of chocolatiers create Easter eggs and join in on their Easter egg hunt and ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Landscapes for a Dark Summer

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Renowned landscape artist Peter Hicks presents a major exhibition of striking new work, depicting rich, moody scenes of the Moors and northern England. ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 11, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Drawing on Much Ado

Drawing on Much Ado

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Kim Lewis and Cathy Duncan were artists in residence for Demi-Paradise Productions during the making of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ staged at Lancaster Castle in Spring 2012. They ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Honey, mein Liebchen

Honey, mein Liebchen

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Claudia Sacher is a visual artist from Essen, Germany, who lives and works in Northumberland. She writes texts that are illustrated through installations involving drawings, performances and video. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 12, 2014 until May 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize

St Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York

Showcasing the work of the shortlisted right artists from around the world. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Tyrannical Tudors

Tyrannical Tudors

York Dungeon, York

Tyrannical Tudors recreates a scene at St Mary’s Abbey in 1541, when an impoverished York was in the grip of Henry VIII’s retribution for the popular Yorkshire uprising against the break with the ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until Apr 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Crazy frames

Crazy frames

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Decorate a pair of fun foam spectacles using a range of craft ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:00

Hear The People Sing

Hear The People Sing

Grand Opera House, York

For over a decade The WestEnders have established themselves as one of the country’s leading musical theatre companies. For this exciting evening they are delighted to be joined by the wonderful ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Easter shindig

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

Join us at Souter for an Easter 'Eggspedition'. Set off on a clifftop adventure and eggsplore the coast to gain your chocolate reward. All £2 ...
Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Cadburys Easter Egg Trail

Cadburys Easter Egg Trail

Ormesby Hall, Ormesby

Chocolate rewards for smart yougsters who can solve the Easter Egg Trail. Everyone's invited for Easter fun in the garden at Ormesby Hall. Can you find the answers to our special quiz? All £2, ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 13:30-16:00

Easter holiday fun

Gibside, Gateshead

Free family activities and outdoor escapades every day of the holidays. Join us for Explorer Monday, Foodie Tuesday, Wildlife Wednesday, Adventure Thursday and Fab Friday. On until April 18 ...
Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:00

God's Bridge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Lead artist Tania Kovats has mentored 10 professional artists to create work in response to God’s Bridge, a limestone formation spanning the River Greta, high in the Pennines. This exhibition is an ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Jul 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

The Jack Reading Bequest

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

This exhibition from the Jack Reading Bequest features the work of Tom McGuinness, a Bevan Boy who spent his life working in the mines. A talented and prolific artist, Tom worked in a variety of ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Myths, Memories & Mysteries: How artists respond to the past

The World According to Bede, Jarrow

includes work from artists as far a field as Greece ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 18, 2014 until Jun 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Traditional Crafts Weekend

Traditional Crafts Weekend

Botanic Garden , Durham

Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer will be demonstrating their skills in the garden. Les takes much of his inspiration from the History of Durham, in particular St ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth of British natural history. With twelve separate ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 15, 2014 until May 11, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Capital of the North exhibition

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 ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 13, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Good Friday Service

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

everyone welcome to worship together in the Abbey ...
Category: Religious Events
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 15:00

Young Curators exhibition

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ceramic and glass work made by young people involved in the Young Curators project. Encouraging younger generations to engage with local heritage and learn about historical crafts ...
Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 7, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Wonderful windows

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

make the world a brighter place. Inside Swanley Grange use the crafty kits and design a stained glass window to jazz up one at home ...
Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Talking without speaking

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

imagine only using sign language to talk to your friends or saying I'm sorry with the flick of a fan. Grab a map, find the clues and crack the code to reveal the lost languages of the past ...
Category: Kids
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Golden egg hunt

Golden egg hunt

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Hunt high and low around the hidden corners of the abbey and water garden for giant eggs on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Tell us how many you've found to claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. ...

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Jon Richardson - Nidiot

Jon Richardson - Nidiot

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new tour ‘Nidiot’ ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Grisly Tales from Tumblewater

Grisly Tales from Tumblewater

ARC, Stockton

A determined orphan, a satchel full of spine-chilling stories and a whole lot of rain! Charles Dickens meets Roald Dahl via Horrible Histories with laughs, frights and live music. Welcome to ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 14:30

Rich Hall

Rich Hall

ARC, Stockton

Tickets for Friday 18 April have completely sold out, so we have added an extra date on Monday 14 April by big demand. So the Perrier winning stand-up legend renowned for his expertly crafted ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 14, 2014 until Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

ARC, Stockton

This exhibition is a story told in words and pictures. This is the story of the year when, prompted by the riots of August 2011, Bernadette Russell committed to be kind to a stranger every day for 366 ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until May 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Darlington Ramblers

Darlington Ramblers

Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Short walk aroun Middleham, followed by Sunday lunch at the Black ...

Category: Walks
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 10:00

A Ticket to Teesdale: Remembering the 'Barney Line

A Ticket to Teesdale: Remembering the 'Barney Line

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

‘A Ticket to Teesdale’: Remembering the 'Barney Line' is the latest display by the North Eastern Railway Association (NERA). The exhibition is a pictorial journey that marks the 50th Anniversary ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 7, 2014 until May 31, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:30

Brad Stevens

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

Live country music ...
Category: Music - Country
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Funny Bones Comedy Club

Funny Bones Comedy Club

Gala, Durham

Why not come and join us for Funny Bones? Get your funny-muscles tickled and start the weekend with a chuckle, courtesy of some of the circuit’s finest young comedians, including MC Warren Speed ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Manet - The Execution of Maximilian

Manet - The Execution of Maximilian

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A much loved work from the National Gallery Collection - Edouard Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian comes to The Bowes Museum as the first painting in the three-year Masterpiece Tour; part of the ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until May 18, 2014.   Times: 10:00, 10:00

Designer Maker Market

Designer Maker Market

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The emphasis will be on original and contemporary work, with a strong 'up-cycled' theme. There will be an opportunity to meet the designer-makers in person and buy unique handcrafted goods of gallery ...

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Apr 18, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Floating Island

Floating Island

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Come to BALTIC this Easter to create a giant suspended art island inspired by Nina Canell’s exhibition, Near Here. Help BALTIC artists create sculptures which will be suspended from the ceiling to ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 5, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

The oval paintings of Simon Bill draw upon a very wide variety of sources, from philosophy to heavy metal, art history to cookery, Art Deco to neuroscience. Characterised mainly by their abrupt ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 14, 2014 until Jun 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

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: Mar 22, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

the first retrospective in Europe of Lorna Simpson (born Brooklyn, New York in 1960). Simpson’s work links photography, text, video and archival material. Emphasising a conceptual and performative ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 21, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Magic Worlds

Magic Worlds

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The exhibition will delve into the captivating world of magic, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the imaginary and fantastical realms of witches, wizards, fairies, elves, dragons, magicians ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 22, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Chris Blade - The Arctic Circle

Chris Blade - The Arctic Circle

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

New photographic work by Chris Blade, inspired by an artists’ residency in Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago, just 10 degrees from the North Pole. The work explores the artist’s response ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 8, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Mechanics of Optometry

The Mechanics of Optometry

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Explore the weird and wonderful world of optometry through the decades, in this exhibition of items from The College of Optometrists collection. View the tools of the trade from rules and face ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until May 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Royals: Then and Now

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: Mar 1, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 12:00-17:00

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists including JMW Turner and John Constable took their canvases outdoors and began drawing and painting landscapes in the open air, instead of in their ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Memphis Suns

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

Live blues music ...
Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Alan Davies: Little Victories

Alan Davies: Little Victories

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following the sell out success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Operatic Society present The Witches of Eastwick

Operatic Society present The Witches of Eastwick

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

WBOS are pleased to announce that our next production will be The Witches of Eastwick. The story is based around three female protagonists, the 'Witches' Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 15, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 19:30

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

Museum of Hartlepool, Hartlepool

Featuring exhibits from the renowned Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, it chronicles the history of masks and puppets and shows their contemporary relevance through their use in the theatre, film and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 15, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Easter Feast - A Charity Dinner and Dance

Easter Feast - A Charity Dinner and Dance

Bannatyne Hotel, Darlington

A Charity Dinner and Dance for Diabetes UK and Darlington's homeless charity 700 Club. Here's the link for all of the information; ...

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates: Apr 18, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Tees Valley Ceilidhs

Tees Valley Ceilidhs

Fellowship Hall, Yarm

TVC is an all-inclusive monthly event bringing people together who enjoy dancing. We invite both novice and experienced folk dancers to join in and share in the fun of simple through to more complex ...

Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Feb 14, 2014 until Jun 20, 2014.   Times: 19:30-22:30

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

The Louisa Lagoon is a giant four-level play frame jam packed with fun for children aged 5 years + (up to height 4"9). There’s slippery slides, dizzy discs, rope climbs, climbing walls, splat pads ...

Category: Kids
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Sep 30, 2014.   Times: 08:00-19:30

Yoga for Sports Lovers

Yoga for Sports Lovers

Home, Darlington

Private classes dedicated for sports people who wish to increase their range of movement, strength and performance. These classes will target the issues that you want to work with in a sustainable, ...

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Yoga classes to calm the mind

Yoga classes to calm the mind

Home, Darlington

Private and small yoga classes held in a homely environment. Gentle, relaxing yet strengthening, these classes give you personal attention and permission to start from where you are. I work ...

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Jul 4, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Social Circuits

Sherburn Leisure Centre, Sherburn

Exercise class for over 50;s. Suitable for GP referrals or anyone over the age of 50 who is looking to improve their health and well being. Class can be adapted for all fitness levels. Well qualified ...
Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Feb 19, 2014 until May 9, 2014.   Times: 11:00-12:00

Soft Play Area

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: Feb 3, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00-18:00

Metal: AV Festival 14

Metal: AV Festival 14

mima, Middlesbrough

This AV Festival curated exhibition focuses on the raw material of metal as an agent of global power and financial control, in response to Middlesbrough’s role in the development of a global iron ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 28, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Swimming

Swimming

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Eight-lane 25m competition standard swimming pool; Training Pool; Interactive Toddler Pool; 1m, 3m and 5m board Diving Pool, 2 Waterslides and an Inflatable. For more information visit ...

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jan 23, 2014 until Oct 19, 2014.   Times: 06:30-20:00

Home, exhibition by David Mulholland

Home, exhibition by David Mulholland

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Following a hugely successful exhibition at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough, the work of local artist David Mulholland is coming even closer to his home. More than fifty thousand people many of ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until Jun 22, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Permanent displays

Permanent displays

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Living Planet See a two floor gallery with a life size model of an elephant, a great white shark, a virtual aquarium and a polar bear with hundreds of other creatures from around the world. Touch ...

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates: Jan 17, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Happy Days: A New Musical

Happy Days: A New Musical

Empire, Sunderland

Happy Days: A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. Garry is also the director of many world-wide smash-hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 14, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Firmly crowned as a modern day classic, Matthew Bourne’s powerful, provocative and totally original interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm, ...

Category: Theatre
Dates: Apr 8, 2014 until Apr 19, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Penguin Club ice skating classes

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Aimed at youngsters aged between 18months and five, to help build confidence and develop co-ordination. ...
Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 17, 2014 until Jun 27, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage in the Digital Age

Pre-pop to Post-human: Collage in the Digital Age

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

15 young contemporary artists have been commissioned to produce prints responding to the provocative combinations in Eduardo Paolozzi’s scrapbook-like collages. The artworks demonstrate how ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Spectacles

Spectacles

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Colin Firth. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 18, 2014 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight

Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight is the exact number of people who will be alive at the moment Gavin Turk’s solo show ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until Apr 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Markus Karstie and William Cobbing

Markus Karstie and William Cobbing

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Two leading contemporary artists, who both use ceramics as one aspect of their practice, will be showing the results of their year-long residency in Newcastle University’s Fine Art Department. As ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Bunk!

Bunk!

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bunk! is a series of prints and collages which are mainly made from magazines given to the artist by American ex-servicemen. They show Eduardo Paolozzi’s fascination with popular culture and ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Photographs and magazine covers from 1947 to 1962 celebrate the transformation of the world’s most popular pin-up into an acclaimed actress, highlighting the British photographers and personalities ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jan 25, 2014 until May 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

AV Festival 14

AV Festival 14

mima, Middlesbrough

AV Festival 14 explores the raw materials that make up our experience of the world: their origin in the earth and how they are extracted and transformed as part of artistic and industrial processes. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Mar 1, 2014 until Apr 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Art and Optimism in 1950s’ Britain

Art and Optimism in 1950s’ Britain

mima, Middlesbrough

This vibrant exhibition celebrates fine art, design and craft from the 1950s. It includes paintings, posters, design and ceramics representing the optimism felt in Britain despite the economic gloom ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Feb 21, 2014 until Jun 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Elizabeth Blackadder: Prints

Elizabeth Blackadder: Prints

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Born in Falkirk, Elizabeth Blackadder studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art where she also taught until 1986. Although widely known for her oil and watercolour paintings, by ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Lucy Jones: Looking Out, Looking In

Lucy Jones: Looking Out, Looking In

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Born in London in 1955, Lucy Jones is a painter of both provocatively disquieting self-portraits and unpeopled landscapes of flaring colours and raw, wild beauty. Her landscape paintings preclude, she ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Apr 4, 2014 until May 23, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

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: Nov 30, 2013 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Lines in the Landscape

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Lines in the Landscape

National Railway Museum, York

The railways have always inspired photography, so it is fitting that we will be showcasing a first of its kind exhibition in our art gallery, drawing together all the winners from the past four years ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Nov 21, 2013 until May 5, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row

Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

an exhibition to celebrate the craft of bespoke tailoring by Savile Row family, Henry Poole & Co. Established in 1806, they launched Savile Row, now the most famous tailoring street in the world. ...

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Oct 26, 2013 until May 10, 2014.   Times: 10:00


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