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Great North Greats

105 King Street, South Shields

exhibition will feature 5 of the regions celebrated ‘greats’ including inventor Joseph Swan, industrialists William Armstrong and Rachel Parsons ...

Abbasolute

The Forum, Northallerton

Formed in 2009, AbbaSolute have established themselves as a unique Abba Tribute Show. With over 15 years in the music industry, the members of ...

Flossie Mallavialle

Arts Centre, Washington

Flossie is a talented French singer who's lived in England for quite some time now. She has a wide ranging, eclectic repertoire and an amazing voice ...

Hey Presto!

ARC, Stockton

Peaceful Lion Productions present Hey, Presto! a brand new production based on the book by Nadia Shireen.

Presto, the cat, is a very talented ...

The Church & Masonic Hall, Wolsingham

An annual Exhibition & Sale of original art work by 30 Durham & North Yorkshire-based artists

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

Address: Church Lane, off Rectory Lane, Wolsingham, DL13 3AN

Great Aycliffe Show

Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe

The Great Aycliffe Show is the largest of all the events organised by Great Aycliffe Town Council. It will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August during the Bank Holiday weekend as it has

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

Address: Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6QZ

Cellar@Curzon, Ripon

live music

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

Address: North Street, Ripon, HG4 1DP

Jagged Edge

The Merry Monk, Bishop Auckland

About Rock band playing U2, Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Leon, The Stereophonics and many more

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: No set start -00:30

Address: 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Address: Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

The Voyager, South Shields

Live music

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

Address: Anderson Street, South Shields, NE33 2RJ

The Ropeworks, Sunderland

Live music

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

Address: Sunderland, Sunderland, SR4 6DJ

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Live music

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

Address: Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE347JS

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Live music

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

Address: Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Address: Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SQ

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Live music

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

Address: Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Live music

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

Address: Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Farriers Arms, Alnwick

Live music

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

Address: Farne Road, Alnwick, NE66 2XX

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Live music

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

Address: 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Durham Streets Summer Festival

Market place, Durham

A mini theatre in a caravan, blindfold knife juggling, extreme hairstyling while unicycling and general clowning around will be among the attractions when Durham Streets Summer Festival brings the

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

Address: Durham, Durham, DH1 3NE

Wheatley Hill Constitutional Club, Wheatley Hill

Live music

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

Address: Wheatley Hill, Wheatley Hill, DH6 3NJ

Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Live music

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

Address: Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4SG

Silksworth WMC, Sunderland

Live music

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

Address: Sunderland, Sunderland, SR3 2DS

Owton Manor Social Club, Middlesbrough

Live music

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

Address: Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS25 3LQ

Ormesby Club & Institute, Middlesbrough

Live music

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

Address: Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS7 9PB

WMC, Northallerton

Live music

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

Address: Northallerton, Northallerton, DL6 1NH

WMC, Newton Aycliffe

Live music

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

Address: Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5NU

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

Live music

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

Address: Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Medomsley Pretoria Club, Consett

Live music

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

Address: Consett, Consett, DH8 6QY

WMC, Esh Winning

Live music

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

Address: Esh Winning, Esh Winning, DH7 9NR

Deneside WMC, Sunderland

Live music

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

Address: Seaham, Sunderland, SR7 8PE

CIU Club & Institute, Darlington

Live music

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

Address: 85 High Northgate , Darlington, DL11UJ

Chirton Social Club, North Shields

Live music

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

Address: North Shields, North Shields, NE29 0JT

Middleham Castle , Middleham

A rare, black and white silent film of Shakespeare’s Richard III from 1911 will be shown in the atmospheric and idyllic setting of the King’s childhood home, Middleham Castle, brought to ‘voice’ by a cast of actors from York Theatre Royal and introduced by Professor Judith Buchanan from the University of York. (on Saturday/Sunday)

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Address: Castle Hill, Middleham, DL8 4QG

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Playing the hits of Coldplay

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

Address: Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

August Bank Holiday fun

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Auckland Castle welcomes families with children of all ages to come along and take part in our bank holiday weekend activities filled with Prince and Princess themed arts and crafts workshops. From

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Address: Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Health Centre, Barnard Castle

11 easy miles from Leyburn to Wensley, car sharing

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Address: Victoria Road, Barnard Castle, DL128HT

Rift House Recreational Ground, Hartlepool

One of the highlights of the packed programme will be the Frozen Show – the characters Olaf, Elsa, Anna and Kristoff from the smash-hit animated Disney film ‘Frozen’ will be performing songs from the movie. There will be children’s and adults’ fairground rides, a circus skills workshop, a fire engine, storytelling and craft activities,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Address: Kingsley Avenue, Hartlepool, TS25 4JY

World class golfers

Rockcliffe Hall, Hurworth

World class golfers will be taking to Rockliffe Hall’s golf course this coming August Bank Holiday weekend as a major tournament tees off in the region. This year’s European Senior Tour English

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 08:00

Address: Hurworth, Hurworth, DL2 2DU

National Railway Museum, York

This summer we’re exploring the different ways railway passengers have travelled throughout the years. We’re opening up more carriages than ever before, so climb aboard and see what you can discover. Carriage access Explore our fantastic collection of carriages* and experience what railway travel was like for different classes of passenger.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Charity coffee morning

Northgate United Reformed Church, Darlington

Fancy a cup of coffee with biscuits and cake? Then make your way to my Progressio fundraiser coffee morning! Not only will there be tea and coffee on offer, there will be cakes, a raffle with amazing

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Address: Northgate, Darlington, DL11QU

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens Club, Darlington

Superb Girl Duo. Probably the cheapest cover charge in the Town

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:15

Address: Alliance Street, Darlington, DL3 6RD

Methodist Church, Barnard Castle

hundreds of bargains, all £1

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Address: SCAR TOP, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PW

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Britain’s oldest working theatre in its original form is celebrating its traditional roots and historical importance with a two-week Georgian Festival. During the fortnight, visitors can see the theatre as it would have been in Georgian times. The entrance will be via the tiny original 1788 box office and only candle chandeliers will light the

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

Address: Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Harpist Elisabeth Westhead presents a programme of animal-themed music at the Inspired by gallery. Elisabeth is playing at a Meet the Artists session, when the public are invited to go along and talk to the three Spirited Wildlife artists – painter Andy Broderick, and sculptors Stef Ottevanger and Emma Stothard, whose work depicts the animals of

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 13:00

Address: National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

’Save the Day’ with Disney’s Planes 2: Fire and Rescue at MetroCentre Odeon

Odeon Metrocentre, Gateshead

Disney’s highly anticipated new comedy adventure Planes 2: Fire & Rescue is in cinemas now - and to celebrate the release, Disney is giving fans the incredible opportunity to ‘Save The Day’ and

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-22:00

Address: Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE119XZ

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

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

SUMMER FAMILY FUNDAY 2014

NE6 SUITE, Walker

FAMILY FUNDAY 2014 A LOCAL FUN DAY FUNDRAISER FOR GREAT CAUSE Helprichardlive Lifetothefull, Help Richard Live Life to the Full Richard Hunter Jr , HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A GREAT WAY TO END OF THE 6

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

Address: SCROGG ROAD, Walker, NE6 2PR

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

Address: 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.

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Croft WMC, Hurworth

live country music

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

Address: Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22DA

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Wolsingham circular

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Address: Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

The Chantry Hall, Bedale

admission free, light refreshments available

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Address: Bedale, Bedale, DL81AH

Sound Waves featuring Texas, All Saints, gabrielle and Lulu James

Bents Park, South Shields

Soundwaves returns to Bents Park this summer with great line up! Texas, All Saints, Gabrielle & Lulu James will headline the event on Saturday 23rd August. Adult tickets are £30, Junior (5-16s)

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 16:30

Address: Bent Road, South Shields, NE332PU

Felt Mistress - The Glorious Flock

Sage, Gateshead

Ahead of Gruff Rhys’s appearance on the 6th September, creature-creator Felt Mistress will be exhibiting her work for the first time in the North East. Felt Mistress (real name Louise Evans) has

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Deirdre Borlase Retrospective & Summer Exhibition

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Deirdre Borlase studied at Bromley School of Art, gaining an Exhibition Scholarship to the Royal College of Art. On graduating from the Royal College, she taught at Kingston-upon-Thames School of Art

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

WMC, West Auckland

live music

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

Address: 33 Front Stree, West Auckland, DL149HW

Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Come and see a variety of Classic and Vintage cars set against the beautiful backdrop of Seaton Delaval Hall

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Address: The Avenue, Northumberland, NE264QR

Ormesby Hall, Ormesby

simple family adventure challenge around the grounds

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

Address: Church Lane, Ormesby, TS79AS

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

Address: St. Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

Live music all weekend together with a choice of 12 real ales. Food available

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 12:00

Address: Front Street, Staindrop, DL2 3LD

Hole in the Wall, Darlington

live music

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

Address: 14-15 Horse Market, Darlington, DL15PT

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

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Ormesby Hall, Ormesby

annual exhibition by Roseberry Ceramics Group

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 13:30-16:00

Address: Church Lane, Ormesby, TS79AS

Tiny Time Tales present Colin the Caveman

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The new series of plays is designed for two-to-six-year-olds and their parents who are encouraged to not only get involved with the story and follow the adventure but also to help along the way. The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:35

Address: Westborough, Scarborough, YO111JW

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Address: Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Puppet Week, Whitby

La Rosa Hotel, Whitby

A company of extraordinary life-like puppets will be invading/populating La Rosa Hotel, Whitby this AUGUST for a whole week of family friendly shows and workshops in the basement of this eccentric

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:00

Address: 5 East Terrace, Whitby, YO21 3HB

Continental Circus Berlin

Town Moor, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

From the producers of the some of the world’s finest circuses comes a brand new show. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant circus acts, music & real youthful energy,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 19:30

Address: Grandstand Road Entrance, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 3NH

Royal Hall, Harrogate

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company are the finest professional performers of G&S to be found anywhere in the world. Not without reason The Mikado is one of the most popular of the Savoy Opera and has delighted audiences for more than a century. This is a hilarious, topsy-turvy tale, which shows the talents of this remarkable British duo at their

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

Address: Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG12RD

Arbeia Festival

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Arbeia Festival arrives this August bank holiday with a three day celebration of life at the Fort. Anglo-Saxon warriors and civilians will be making Arbeia their home for the weekend, so why not

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

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, NE332BB

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

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, NE332BB

Crown Street Library, Darlington

stories and crafts, free session for ages three and over

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Address: Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Summer Events at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

Pay a visit to Knaresborough Castle this summer for a great day out. With a fabulous summer events programme planned there are activities to suit all ages and abilities. Knaresborough Castle is set in

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

Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Address: Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Mowden Infants School, Darlington

fun and games, arts and crafts, sports, tv, dvds

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 08:15-17:15

Address: Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington, DL3 8RR

Writers In Their Place

SJT Gallery, Scarborough

The subject is writers’ houses open to the public, including Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the Lake District, Thomas Hardy’s birthplace in Dorset, James Joyce’s Martello Tower near Dublin and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Westborough, Scarborough, YO111JW

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

Address: Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

A World of Whimsy

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

showcasing some of the best of children’s book illustrators with a focus on the whimsical and nonsensical. Images include work by four artists known for the bright, colourful and stylised worlds

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

Address: Nunnington, Helmsley, YO625UY

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

Address: Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

exhibition of drawings, prints and photographs. Keith Vaughan (1912 – 1977) was one of the most celebrated British artists of his generation. A friend of Graham Sutherland in the 1940s he was

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Carnivale

York Dungeon, York

Roll up, roll up for showmanship, spectacle and plenty of scary fun this summer. The York Dungeon presents Carnivàle, our very own sideshow starring a cast of colourful characters ready to amaze

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: 12 Clifford Street, York, YO19RD

Brick City: Lego Architecture

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Play and learn with Lego in a fascinating exhibition that introduces children to world-famous architecture. Children will see examples of some of the most famous buildings in the world re invented by

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

Address: Redhills, Penrith, CA110DQ

The Big Family Barbecue

Castle Eden, Castle Eden

Our Big Family Barbecue outdoor events are fast becoming the place to be if you love delicious food and great company. Here at The Castle in Castle Eden you can chill out in beautiful surroundings,

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:00-22:00

Address: Castle Eden, Castle Eden, TS27 4SL

The Wind In The Willows

Theatre Royal, York

After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage. Join Mole as he

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Address: St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Assemble Your Poppy Brooch

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

With guest tutor Pam Kirk. You must have your homework done before this class ;-) Purchase a kit and work on your own or come to the July 26th class. The tricky bit is putting it together. Advice

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

Address: Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Galtres Parklands Festival

Duncombe Park, Helmsley

Who needs Glastonbury when Yorkshire’s got Galtres? Now ten years old, Galtres is one of the best family festivals in the country. This year headliners include The Human League, Tricky,

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

Address: Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625EB

Middlehaven Festival

Outside nr Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough

BRIT award-nominated rock band The Feeling have been confirmed as the headlining act for Teesside’s newest music and community event, The Middlehaven Festival. For more information visit

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

Address: Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS1 1NF

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

Address: Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

AS part of a wider commemoration of the First World War, Hartlepool is hosting a fascinating Anglo-German exhibition of art reflecting the special relationship between the two countries since the two

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Castle Museum, York

Working with an artist, help us to mark the anniversary of the start of the Battle of Mons in this drop-in session. Create your own watercolour, inspired by works from York Art Gallery’s collection depicting the story of the Angel of Mons.

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

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Castle Museum, York

Send your own messages and decode a special message from the museum using semaphore and Morse code in this drop-in activity. Weekly prize draw for correct answers. On over the summer hols.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Yorkshire Museum, York

Join us to make a scary Lego-saurus or a vicious Lego-raptor. What will your Lego-Dino look like? Also on Sunday.

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

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Silversmithing Taster Workshop

Teesside Silversmith, Middlesbrough

You can come along and learn some basic jewellery making techniques in this taster workshop with one of our excellent Tutors, covering a variety of different techniques to help you get started in

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Address: Unit 5, Southlands Business Centre, Middlesbrough, TS3 0HB

Dinosaur Detectives

Yorkshire Museum, York

Calling all Dinosaur Detectives! Precious artefacts are being found with bites taken out of them. Can you help the museum staff solve the mystery? Which naughty dinosaur could it be? Handle dinosaur

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Museum Street, York, YO17FR

NE Sport Summer Holiday Camp

Raich Carter Sports Centre, Sunderland

Our Summer Holiday Camps are for children aged between 4 and 11 years old, whether your child is the next Lionel Messi or Serena Williams or whether they just enjoy playing with other children in a

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Address: Commercial Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8PD

Doris The Dragon

Spa Sun Court, Scarborough

Doris the Dragon Show will delight young children with its imaginative storyline, comical characters, silly slapstick, sing-along-songs, giddy games and loads of audience interaction. The live show

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Address: South Bay, Scarborough, YO112HD

Made in Yorkshire

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

high-quality art made by Yorkshire artists, inspired by Yorkshire’s beauty and unique charm.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Thirsk, Thirsk, YO71QS

Le Tour - A Yorkshire Journey Painting Exhibition

Blue Tree Gallery, York

YORK: BLUE TREE GALLERY 23 Bootham, York. YO30 7BW. "Le Tour" A Yorkshire Journey Exhibition: Depicting Yorkshire and its "Le Tour" route. Painters, Richard Burel who is a French artist, Jane

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: 23 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW

Stanley Sports Day

South Moor Sports & Community Club, Stanley

Stanley is pulling together to put the FUN back into fundraising and hosting a sports day in aid of Great North Air Ambulance Service. The days events will include tug of war tournament, children's

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

Address: 1a Third street, Stanley, DH97HA

Metafit

Easington Social Welfare Centre, Peterlee

Metafit is a 30 Minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout that is sure to work up a sweat! Metafit is a brilliant way to lose weight or tone up and it has proven very popular

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00-09:30, 09:30-10:00

Address: Seaside Lane South, Peterlee, SR8 3PL

Bede's World , Jarrow

three days of pirates, crafts, classes, swashbuckling, live music, foods and more, something for all ages Child Friendly and disabled accessible. Dogs welcome too. Indoors and outdoor pitches available. ask for details Wyld Fire will be Swashing Buckles with some of the most scurvy mange ridden creatures you have ever seen. Whipping

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

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

Address: Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

mima, Middlesbrough

mima is delighted to be the first ARTIST ROOMS Associate to show works by the American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois this summer. This exhibition will reveal how Bourgeois, working in a variety

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

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

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Little Billy and Lizzy are time travelling twins, and have been on an excellent expedition here on the estate. They’ve journeyed through the ages and seen everything from medieval monks to Georgian lords and ladies. However, they’re now stuck somewhere in time and need you to help them get back to 2014! Follow the clues they’ve left and crack

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Important States

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

A collection of paintings and prints by Gallery Artists; Richard Snowden, Nick Evans, Mark Herald, Emily Sutton and many more. With a room also dedicated to York based abstract painter Jenny Eden.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Victorian Childhood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Offering up a flavour of childhood in the reign of Queen Victoria, this exhibition explores the way in which young lives were lived during this era depending on the social class each was born into.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Ghost Hunting & Paranormal Ghost Hunts At The Darlington Civic Theatre, 23rd August 2014

Darlington Civic Theatre, Darlington

Take part in a ghost hunting event with Simply Ghost Nights at the Darlington Civic Theatre, a ghost hunt at this venue is very rare and we are privileged to be holding a ghost hunt here. With

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Address: Parkgate,, Darlington, DL1 1RR

Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A salute to a once essential and powerful workforce this exhibition - which features around 70 paintings, including works by renowned mining artists Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness – vividly

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Ghost Hunting & Paranormal Ghost Hunts At The Darlington Civic Theatre

Darlington Civic Theatre, Darlington

Take part in a ghost hunting event with Simply Ghost Nights at the Darlington Civic Theatre, a ghost hunt at this venue is very rare and we are privileged to be holding a ghost hunt here. With ghostly

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Address: Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur ROARS

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

Drop in all day To celebrate 20 years of Paul Stickland’s classic picture book Dinosaur Roar, this summer we have seven dino-floors of fun for visitors to enjoy! Our Creation Station has been

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

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Mixed Up Fairy Tales Performance

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

During term time: Every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am and at intervals throughout the day. Daily during holiday periods We all know what our favourite characters get up to in their own stories,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:00

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

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

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Hockney, Printmaker

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Marking the 60th anniversary of David Hockney’s prolific career as a printmaker this exhibition will present over 60 works by the Yorkshire born artist, charting a print career which began in 1954.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

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

Address: 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

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

Address: Ravensworth, Ravensworth, DL11 7ET

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Monday 18 to Friday 22nd August and Monday 25th to Friday 29th August - A Spanish Invasion - As the Spanish Armada approached the English coast everyone in the country prepared for attack. Learn more about the Spanish Armada and why the invasion failed. Make a Spanish galleon or an English Flag Ship. Learn how to defend a Castle and make your

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

Address: Castle Bolton, Leyburn, DL8 4ET

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

Address: Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Open for Business

National Railway Museum, York

A major touring photographic exhibition which reveals the untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of some of the world's greatest

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Chance Finds Us

mima, Middlesbrough

An artist led project by eight North East based artists who work across drawing, installation, painting and sculpture, who have all adopted systematic strategies in their practice. The artists in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

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

Address: Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Experience art at a different pace curated by Grace Whowell "The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail's pace. It's about seeking to do everything at the right speed". Carl Honore, author In Praise of Slow. Come and be inspired by the work of six of the UK's leading craft makers, revealing that the process of creating stunning

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

Address: Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

This photography exhibition, featuring portraits of women across the globe, is presented in conjunction with Alliance Francaise de York and includes work from the International Photography Contest

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

Address: Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Creative family workshops

Borough Road Nursery School, Darlington

Eco art skills and

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

Address: Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

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:    Times: 10:00

Address: Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

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

Address: Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham

Created as part of The DLI Museum’s First World War education programme, an exhibition of art and poetry inspired by the First World War created by local primary schools. Funded by the Gillian Dickinson Trust.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Aykley Heads, Durham, DH15TU

Off the Wall: The Art of the Japanese Movie Poster

Palace Green Library , Durham

The Japanese film industry entered a Golden Age from the 1950's onwards. Classic films were promoted by a new genre of art-the Japanese movie poster. This exhibition displays the collection of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Address: Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RN

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Palace Green Library , Durham

Who lived in Durham in the past? Make your own puppet version to take home.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Address: Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RN

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.

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

Address: Hollingside Lane , Durham, DH1 3TN

Gorgeous Ganesha

Oriental Museum, Durham

Find out about this special Hindu god and create a bejewelled statue.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Address: 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

Address: 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

Address: York, York, YO301DD

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:    Times: 09:00-16:30

Address: Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0TE

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

Address: Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

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:    Times: 08:00-16:00

Address: Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

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

Address: New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA



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