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The Military WAGS Choir, Catterick

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Created in 2010, the WAGS Choir was the idea of two Scots Guards’ wives who felt that the ladies in Catterick Garrison needed some enjoyable distraction during a major deployment ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Ali Cook & Steve Bugeja

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on November 1st 2014: Ali Cook - “Forget what you think you know about comedy magicians - Ali Cook is edgy, intelligent, ...

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 ...

Lest We Forget

St. Mary's Church, Norton-on-Tees

A commemorative event and tribute to the armed forces and particularly on Armistice Day 11th November which marks the date of the ending of the First World War. The programme of ...

The Green Tree Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland

Mod & Punk Rock

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: The Green Tree Bishop Auckland, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, dl146en

From the Mountains to the Sea

Oriental Museum, Durham

'From the Mountains to the Sea: North East reflections on South Asian culture' explores the culture, art and religion of South Asian and Himalayan countries through North East eyes. The exhibition is

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Fangtastic Fun, Halloween at The Killingworth Centre

The Killingworth Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

What: Free Halloween Activity at the Killingworth Centre Who: Kids (Under 12’s) and Adults. When: Friday 31st October, from 11am Where: Killingworth Centre Get into the spooky spirit at The

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

Location: The Killingworth Centre, Citadel E, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 6YT

Dinner & Cabaret @ Horton Grange, Ponteland

Horton Grange Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Enjoy a three-course meal with fizz and canapes on arrival. After dinner just sit back and let yourself be entertained by the velvet tones of Jason's voice and saxophone. He starts with all the

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:30

Location: Horton Grange Hotel, Berwick Hill, Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13 6BU

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: 20:15-21:15

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

KickSister Taekwondo

Wolf Muay Thai Gym, Spennymoor

Taekwondo's fun and female programme designed to: Encourage Fitness Provide an extensive Cardio-work out Tone the lower body and core Develop an Awareness of Self Defence Encourage self-assurance

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:15-20:15

Location: Wolf Muay Thai Gym, 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

Hemlington Social Club, Middlesbrough

live music

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

Location: Hemlington Social Club, Viewly Centre Road, Middlesbrough, TS89JH

The Golden Lion Inn, Sedgefield

live music

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

Location: The Golden Lion Inn, the End, Sedgefield, TS213AU

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

live music

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

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

Acre Rigg SC, Peterlee

live music

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

Location: Acre Rigg SC, Peterlee, Peterlee, SR82DU

Pull the Other One

St Mary's Church Hall, Middlesbrough

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

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

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

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Helver's Night

Theatre Royal, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Kite Runner

Theatre Royal, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Customs House, South Shields

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

Find out what sort of kit a Legionary would have needed and have a go at making your own cut out Roman soldier. Then meet the Centurion as he tests your fitness for the Roman Army and puts you through your paces in a drill session. On until Nov 2

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Castle Museum, York

Create your own medal using metallic paper and art materials, or have a go at drawing your medal onto our special 'shrinkle' plastic sheet; take it home to shrink in your oven and produce your very own wartime medal. On until Nov 2 Guidance and instructions given!

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

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

Yorkshire Museum, York

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Halloween Spooktacular @ Twiggy's Playcentre

Twiggy's Playcentre, Thirsk

Join us between 10am-6pm for Halloween fancy dress, themed food and games!

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

Location: Twiggy's Playcentre, Concept Business Park, Thirsk, YO7 3NY

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Are you a Carer? A Carer is someone who, without payment, provides care and support to a partner, disabled child, relative, friend or neighbor who could not manage without their help. You may help with their personal care, provide emotional or practical support or just ensure they are safe and coping. You many often feel isolated, overwhelmed

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

Juice festival

NewcastleGateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

NewcastleGateshead's awardwinning festival for children, young people and their families return for its eighth year. The ten day festival showcases outstanding work created by children and young

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1NF

Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Catch 22: Tom Allen, David Trent & Tudur Owen as special guest MC

ARC, Stockton

Every month ARC sets the stage and lays out the cabaret seating in preparation for a horde of comic wits from far and wide, featuring the slick conversational talents of a crackerjack MC. With two

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Sporting chance/Football Crazy R Us is a well established sporting organisation coaching boy’s and girls in several sports from 3-11 years old and is currently branching further in to the Newton Aycliffe Area. The company currently coaches football sessions at the Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre reaching children in the primary

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Age UK Gentle Exercise to Music for over 50's

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

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

1977

Big Jug, Durham

Punk rock 1977 to 1981 The Clash,Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Slaughter & The Dogs, Generation X, The Jam, Chelsea,The Adverts, Joy Division,Stiff Little Fingers,The Boys,Sham 69,Dead

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

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

Gatecrashers

Greens, Sunderland

The Gatecrashers are a fun-loving, versatile and entertaining pop, soul and r & b band, who will rock you gently - or rock your socks off, depending on what you want out of your party. They'll deliver

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

Location: Greens, 36 Low Road, Sunderland, SR13PY

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Ska and Punk covers with a twist, members include Mel and Neil (Spitting Vicars), Alun (ex Bullet) and Steve (The Glammed)

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

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Halloween Day

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, Walworth

come in creepy fancy dress and discover your ghostly side, bat trail, falconry displays, face

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:30

Location: Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, Walworth, Walworth, DL2 2LY

The Grange community centre, Hurworth

come sit in and enjoy "a try" at playing alongside a group of accomplished jazz musicians. The Hurworth Society Jazz band usually plays, predominately, traditional New Orleans, Dixieland and old standards, together with an eclectic mix of more up to date, easily recognized, popular music of the 30''s to the 60's (nothing too difficult !) Expert

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: The Grange community centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL22BN

DanceCity, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

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

Lambton Arms, Gateshead

live music

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

Location: Lambton Arms, Gateshead, Gateshead, NE9 7XR

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

Veeming Village Hall, Leeming

Halloween Disco 6pm-8pm Ticket price includes hot dog and drink Fancy dress competition Tickets available from Leeming Village School in advance or pay on the door

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

Location: Veeming Village Hall, Mill Lane, Leeming, DL79SS

Library, Consett

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Frightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Are a 5 piece Acoustic/Electric band playing contemporary and traditional Irish folk music. Formed in 2005, we have an extensive repertoire which includes traditional and more contemporary Irish songs and tunes.

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

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

Howie B

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Howie B is a solo artiste who has worked for many years from the 70's onwards. He also performs with his duo Riff Raff in a wide range of tours in over 11 countries and has supported over 30

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

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

LA Freeway

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

A 5 piece rock band based in the South Tyne & Durham area We play music from the Eagles, Steely Dan, Tom Petty, Steve Earle, America, the Doobies, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Dire Straits and loads more.

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

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

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: 16:00-18:00

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

The Casino's

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

The Casinos are a 4 piece pop / rock / soul band covering a wide range of material from bands like : Killers, Pretenders,, Beautiful South, Lady Gaga ,The Who, Beatles, Train, Blondie, Maroon 5, etc.

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

Location: Smugglers Bar, Marine Walk, Sunderland, SR60PL

Sage, Gateshead

Alexandre Bloch conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia Alexandra Soumm violin | Lise Berthaud viola (BBC New Generation Artist) | Jakob Koranyi cello | Dionysis Grammenos clarinet | Alexandra Dariescu piano Programme includes: BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano BRUCH Concerto for Viola and Clarinet PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1

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

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

Old Town Hall, Gateshead

Gateshead Old Town Hall will be taken over by ghosts from the past, young artists from the present and who knows what from the future. It’s Halloween and it is party time upstairs, but what is happening downstairs? Buy a ‘Get into Jail’ ticket to find out. A Halloween party in an old courthouse and jail cells sounds great fun until the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

All Shook Up - EXTENDED UNTIL 31 OCTOBER!

Customs House, South Shields

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

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

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

Christmas Decoration Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

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

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

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

Further Afield

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

Halloween Festival

Northdale, Northallerton

Fun in the Light - 2-6pm - for younger children including a creepy trail, face painting, pumpkin carving, refreshments and bouncy castle. Bbq from 4pm. Scary At Night - 6-9pm - for older children

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Northdale, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

Going Digital: Wildlife Photo Walk

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Improve your landscape and wildlife photography skills on a one day workshop. From the stark ruins of the abbey to the ordered beauty of the water garden and the wilderness of the deer park.

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

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

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Immersive Pop up Halloween party and double bill screening of Beetlejuice and The Lost Boys. Newcastle's premier "pop up cinema" group Screenage Kicks present a spook-a-ramma fest for Halloween fans this year at Tyne Theatre! A comedy horror double bill of 80s classics 'BeetleJuice' and 'The Lost Boys'. DO NOT MISS this fully imersive

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Illuminating York

around York, York

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

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

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

‘Repulsive Plants and Villainous Vegetables’ garden trail

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Discover the world of repulsive plants and frightening food in a fun-filled week of family activities and workshops this October! Set off on our exciting garden trail, make 3D cactus art or explore

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Yorkshire Museum, York

Be put through your paces by our Centurion and learn about life in the Roman Legion. Discover what kit you would have needed by looking at real Roman artefacts, then be put through your paces in a drill session. On until Nov 2

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Castle Museum, York

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

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Rocky Horror Experience

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

“We’d like...if we may...to take you on a strange journey” with Sweet Transvestite: The Rocky Horror Experience, the ultimate Halloween party in the North East this year. Join us at

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

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

Tricks and treats family activities : Story time

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Witham's resident Storyteller brings to live the tale of four Witches. Suitable for small children and their families, no booking required. Fancy dress encouraged!! All ages welcome and all

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

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

Tricks and treats family activities : Spooky shadow theatre

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Put on a costume and mask to become a fantastic shadow character. 10.30 (Age 8-10), 1.30 (Age 11-14). Booking

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30

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

Adventure Point, Darlington

It's party time at Adventure Point! Come and join us to celebrate Halloween in style! As well as enjoying all of our usual facilities (play frames, coconut tree climber, bumper cars, animal petting sessions, etc), your kids can also enjoy a Disco, Spooky Games, Pumpkin and Dancing competitions, Fancy Dress and more! Our cafe will be open as

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:30-17:30, 18:00-20:00

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

Dinosaur Zoo

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 11:00, 14:00, 16:00

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

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

Andy Zaltzman

Gala Theatre, Durham

The British-based half of the global hit topical podcast The Bugle, takes his uniquely interactive new show on the road, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Torch-lit bat hunt

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

as the property closes and night falls, nocturnal animals come out to feed. Bring a torch and head out exploring to see what you can see….if you dare! £4pp, recommended 5 yrs+, booking essential .

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:00-18:00

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

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

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

join in the creepy costume parade in front of the hall.....perfect if you've made a lantern in the workshop. Spend the day in your Halloween fancy dress costume of choice - how many people can you scare!?

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 15:15

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

Make a lantern artrageous workshop

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

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

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

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

School Run Fitness Camp

Croft Travel, Consett

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

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

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

The Castle Players present Journey's End

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Set in the trenches in 1918 towards the end of the First World War, this intense, at times humorous and ultimately tragic play is set entirely within the confines of a small dug-out below the trenches

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Art Fund Pre-Christmas Lecture and Lunch

Headlam Hall, Darlington

The Durham and Cleveland Art Fund’s pre-Christmas fundraising lecture and lunch will take place at Headlam Hall, near Gainford, on Friday 31st October and is open to all. Dr Gail-Nina Anderson from

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:30-14:30

Location: Headlam Hall, Headlam, Darlington, DL2 3HA

Spoo-Quay

Maritime Experience, Hartlepool

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

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

Location: Maritime Experience, Marina, Hartlepool, TS240XZ

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

A day of fun ghoulish crafts and spooky story walks with wonderful story teller Adam Bushnell.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Halloween Family Fun Day

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

a spooky day of Halloween fun! Get involved in pumpkin carving, creepy craft painting and face-painting before your Halloween party! We’ll also be holding a spook-tacular Halloween themed film

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

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

Pumpkin Blowing Demonstrations

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

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

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

Free Thinking Festival

Sage, Gateshead

BBC Radio 3 brings together leading thinkers for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance, with many of Radio 3’s usual programmes coming live from the Sage Gateshead. On

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

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

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

live blues music

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

Location: Cleveland Bay, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS160JE

Magdalene Odundo Transition II

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Parallel Tracks

National Railway Museum, York

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Locos in a Different Light

National Railway Museum, York

As part of our Trainspotting season, see a selection of fascinating 'Spotter Stories' brought to life in our Great Hall with amazing colour and lighting. A unique chance to see the locomotives linked

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

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

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Our all new Adult only scare night will take place on the 31st October 6pm till 8pm where mysterious events turn up a notch to frighten even the bravest ones of all! All is well at the Hall until All Hallows Eve when a spine chilling mist descends over the Hall and Gardens, twisting and turning through the shadowy paths and dark corners. The

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 18:00-20:00

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

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

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

Mining Institure Lecture Theatre, Neville Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

meet with John Irving on The Soham Incident

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

Location: Mining Institure Lecture Theatre, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SY

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

Halloween Festival

Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton

Fun In The Light - 2pm to 6pm for younger children including creepy trail, face painting, pumpkin carving, bouncy castle and refreshments. Scary At Night - 6pm to 9pm for older children and adults

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 14:00-21:00

Location: Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

A Psychic Supper

Cafe Cenno, Durham Market Hall, Durham

Durham Market Hall plays host to its first Psychic Supper this Halloween – a chance for attendees to demystify their psychic self! Psychic Consultant Mari Barton, who recently opened Positive

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Cafe Cenno, Durham Market Hall, Durham Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

Lates at Life - Halloween 2014

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For Halloween thrills you can’t beat a visit to BODY WORLDS vital, our exhibition of real human bodies! After something a little different this Halloween? Come and explore all that Life Science

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

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

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

CITY THEATRE, Durham

3 Day event...Sale of unwanted RETRO and VINTAGE theatre costume. Includes hats,handbags,ladies and mens wear etc.Friday 31 Oct 7.30 - 9pm./ Sat 1 Nov 10 - 12 noon / ,Sun 2 Nov 2-4 pm.

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: CITY THEATRE, Fowlers Yard,, Durham, DH1 3RA

CITY THEATRE, Durham

3 Day event...Sale of unwanted RETRO and VINTAGE theatre costume. Includes hats,handbags,ladies and mens wear etc.Friday 31 Oct 7.30 - 9pm./ Sat 1 Nov 10 - 12 noon / ,Sun 2 Nov 2-4 pm.

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: CITY THEATRE, Fowlers Yard,, Durham, DH1 3RA

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

English Touring Opera returns to Harrogate Theatre for another season of baroque splendour, accompanied by period orchestra the Old Street Band. Handel’s comedies Flavio, Xerxes and Agrippina have all been successes for ETO in Harrogate in recent years. Now the company presents one of the composer’s most successful serious operas,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

A Spooktacular October Half Term at Life Science Centre

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

For a frighteningly good half term, visit Life! Create gooey slime in our workshops, catch a star-spangled planetarium show or spook yourself silly with the return of Frankenstein: Escape the Monster

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-20:00, 10:00-18:00, 10:00-18:00, 11:00-18:00, 11:00-18:00

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

Fitsteps

Pelton Community Centre , Chester-le-Street

Fitsteps is the latest dance and fitness workout brought to you by the professionals of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and no partner is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Pelton Community Centre , Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH2 1DE

Black Horse Beamish Halloween Party

Black Horse Beamish, Beamish

Our annual Halloween Party at the Black Horse Beamish. Doors open 7pm Live music from the fantastic band 'Shotgun Hooker'. Food available on the evening Tickets £12.00 available to

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Black Horse Beamish, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW

Barbican, York

For over three decades in the music business, FOSTER & ALLEN have continuously managed to scale new heights! Their most recent album ‘The Ultimate Collection’ reached the UK Top 40 and is their 30th chart album in their amazing career. In late October and throughout the majority of November 2014, FOSTER & ALLEN will be touring the UK with their

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

A Doll's House

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Following the success of their highly-acclaimed national tour of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in 2013, UK Touring Theatre returns with the world premiere of a brand new English version of A Doll’s

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

The Hollywood Bees Present The Music of The Hollies & Crosby Stills and Nash

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

THE MUSIC OF THE HOLLIES is a celebration of The Hollies, the band who had more hits than The Beatles... The UK’s No.1 tribute band, The Hollywood Bees, return to The Playhouse, following their

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Frozen theme with a halloween twist - family event

Billingham Forum, Billingham

Frozen themed family holiday session with Babbles is for children from 6 months to 11 years. The session's two hours of fun, messy play and you get to take your little ones creations home too. This

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00

Location: Billingham Forum, Town Centre, Billingham, TS23 2LJ

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

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

BP Portrait Awards Exhibtion

Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Lotty's War

Forum Theatre, Billingham

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

Join us for a spooky celebration! With pumpkin carving, storytelling, Halloween crafts and much more.

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

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin, Barnard Castle, DL120XF

Room on the broom Story time spooktacular

seven stories, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Meet our resident witch and enjoy a Hallow'een themed story time spooktacular. Join in an interactive reading of Room on the Broom, play games and sing songs all with a spooky twist. Finally watch

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:45

Location: seven stories, ouseburn Valley , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Ne1 2PQ

Terror-ific Events this October Half Term

Seven Stories, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Terror-ific Events this October Half Term Saturday 25 October – Sunday 2 November Drop in all day Don’t be a scaredy cat - visit Seven Stories this October Half Term for some

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Small Hand

Grand Opera House, York

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

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

Pop Music Experience Halloween Special

Loft Music Studios, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

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

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

Dimensions Dance

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Dimensions Dance offers dance classes for children aged 2.5 upwards in styles including Ballet, Musical Theatre and Street. Classes are based at Hummersknott Academy, Darlington. More information can

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 16:30-20:45

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

The Agency, Seas

Arts Centre, Washington

Newcastle's premier gothicana act, described by Tom Robinson as 'An English Velvet Underground for the twenty first century, The Agency... have been picking up plaudits for there recently released

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

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Drawn to the Sea - Autumn Exhibition

Turnstone Gallery, Whitby

Paintings by Heather Davies & Steve Tomlinson, Jewellery by Thalia

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

Location: Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend, Whitby, YO21 3SU

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A packed day of live animals at the museum with a dazzling display of falconry on the front lawn, and plenty of chances to get your hands on a baby meerkat, creepy crawlies and other furry or scaly creatures in the museum.

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

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

The Gamblers

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

Marvellous Mummies

Oriental Museum, Durham

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

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Artists in the Garden

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

The Artists in the Garden collective returns to the Harlow Carr Bath House this autumn. Each artist and maker is local to the area and has established an excellent reputation as one of the best in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

The Full Monty

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 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

The Suggestibles Improv Comedy

The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

You supply the suggestions. They supply the laughs! A two-hour laugh-yourself-silly improv-comedy joyride from the North East’s best-loved comedy troupe. Like Whose Line is it Anyway? You'll love

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 1LD

FREE Fitcamp

First Step 2 Fitness, Darlington

4 week for FREE fitness, body composition analysis, nutrition

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: First Step 2 Fitness, Victoria Road, Darlington, DL3 8HY

Sam Vickers Photography

Town Hall, Durham

architectural photography exhibition on the Old and Modern buildings in Durham

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of the conservation of the Museum’s important painting The Last Communion of Saint Peter Nolasco by Francisco Pacheco. This exhibition investigates Pacheco and the Sevillian School of painting, exploring his role as the master of the second generation of 17th Century painters in Seville. It is part of a programme of events in the

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

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

Tom Hume Paintings Retrospective

Town Hall, Durham

A wide range of oil paintings - portrait, flora, landscape and abstract.

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

Location: Town Hall, market place, Durham, dh1 3nj

OS present Sister Act

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on the 1992 film, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris is in love with a very tough (and very

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Creative and messy play - ARTventurers Tees Valley

Sadberge Village Hall, Sadberge

Baby ARTventurers - colourful, creative, messy art classes for babies aged 6-16 months! Taster's are available, please ask for more details. Every Friday during term time, 1.15pm at Sadberge

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:15-14:05

Location: Sadberge Village Hall, Darlington Road, Sadberge, DL2 1TW

Creative and messy play - ARTventurers Tees Valley

Sadberge Village Hall, Sadberge

Little ARTventurers - Lively, colourful, creative, (often messy!) art classes for toddlers and children aged 16 month to 4 years! Every Friday during term time, 11 am at Sadberge Village Hall

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

Location: Sadberge Village Hall, Darlington Road, Sadberge, DL2 1SW

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

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

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

Join us for a spooky celebration! With pumpkin carving, storytelling, Halloween crafts and much more.

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

Location: Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin, Barnard Castle, DL120XF

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 Old School House, Leyburn

Showcasing some of the very best designers and craftspeople from the area. Twelve stalls selling unique hand crafted goods of gallery quality. Demonstrations and opportunities ‘have-a-go’. Refreshments available all day. For more details go to www.designermakersmarket.co.uk

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

Location: The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5DL

The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The pick of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is travelling to Yorkshire. This major exhibition, curated by Senior Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, will include originals by some of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Lichfield: A Royal Album

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

An exhibition of photographs by one of Britain's most renowned photographers will be on display in autumn at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, as part of Royals: then and now. In

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

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

The Royal Academy of Arts in Yorkshire

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

The pick of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is travelling to Yorkshire. This major exhibition, curated by Senior Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, will include originals by some of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Emotional Resources is a group exhibition that brings together art works from an international group of artists from the Seventies to the present day, exploring forms of intimacy and the everyday. The artists employ a range of approaches and media, including painting, video, photography and performance. Alongside the group show NGCA will present

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Lives Of Our Times

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

brings together Karen Robinson’s exhibition ‘All Dressed Up: The Lives of Teenage Girls in East Durham’, a photography project by young women from Hartlepool’s Throston Youth Centre plus the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, Church Street, Hartlepool, TS247EQ

Crash Bang Wallop Academy - Performing Arts

Methodist Church , Northallerton

What better way is there to spend your Saturday morning than making new friends at the Academy? You’ll spend 3 hours discovering the excitement of acting, singing and dancing. Classes are run by

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

Location: Methodist Church , High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8EG

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

The Empire, Consett

Consett Royal British legion and Women's section present their 21st Festival of Remembrance in this centenary year of WW1. They are proud to be involved in looking after ex-service personal through the poppy appeal. On Friday

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Ghostbusters – Halloween Screening

Yorkshire Museum, York

York, is opening up its 300 seater cinema for one night only to screen Ghostbusters. The evening will also include a Halloween themed buffet, complete with Mummified hot dogs (Cumberland sausages

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 18:30

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

The Resolution, Whitby

Live music

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

Location: The Resolution, 1 Skinner Street, Whitby, YO21 3AH

Twists and Tails: The Story of Angelina Ballerina

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

Brand new exhibition for all the family Perfect your pirouette and prance down to Seven Stories to discover the magical world of Angelina Ballerina. Celebrate Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig’s

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Exhibition Hartlepool Art Gallery - Lives of our Times

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Lives of our Times Featuring Karen Robinson's 'All Dressed Up', Lucinda Grange, Harriet Auton and images produced by young women from Throston Youth Centre. What is it like to be a teenage girl?

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

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

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

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Chapel, Ripon Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

Contemporary artist Louise Marchal pays tribute to nineteenth century sculptor Frances Darlington in a multi-media installation for the chapel of Ripon’s Prison and Police Museum. Noble Bloods commemorates the World War One centenary and will be shown alongside Darlington’s sculpture, the St. George's Police Orphanage World War One Memorial,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chapel, Ripon Prison and Police Museum, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Louise Marchal - Noble Bloods

Ripon Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

Frances Darlington was a Yorkshire sculptor who trained in the 1890’s at the Slade School of Art alongside Gwen and Augustus John. Nearly a century later her great, great niece Louise Marchal, a

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

Location: Ripon Prison and Police Museum, St. Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX

Traces of China: material, mystery, memory

Oriental Museum, Durham

An installation engaging with the permanent Chinese ceramic collection in the MacDonald Gallery and working with the notion of traces, ephemerality, and the vitality of the substance of ceramic. In

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

All Saints Church, Newton Hall

new class starting

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: All Saints Church, newton hall, Newton Hall, NE66 3DZ

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

Methodist Church, Durham

suitable for all levels

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: Methodist Church, North Road, Durham, DH7 6HH

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

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 night of nights for

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:50

Location: Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS27 4PA

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate until January 2015.

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

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

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

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

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

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

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

Cooper Hall, Witton Gilbert

Children's Dance classes held every Friday. Tuition in ballroom, Latin, old time sequence and freestyle. Medal test examinations with NC.D.T.A. Adult sequence dance classes Established over 30years

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Cooper Hall, Sacriston Lane, Witton Gilbert, DH7 6TF

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: 13:00-21:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

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

#TheZone

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Come along and try a variety of activities each week including gym access, swimming, badminton, table tennis, football league, 'chill out' area, dance, games consoles, fitness classes, and much more!

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

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Day care sessions available Monday to Saturday both full and half days a chance to try something new and enjoy some company and try your hand at our varied activities Day respite care is also available for your loved ones

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Our weekly art group is a brilliant group to bring out you're creative side and share your works

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:50-11:50

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

Tennis Dene, Darlington

Come along and join in the spooky activities in the tennis dene. There will be stalls including cakes and hot dogs, crafts, climbing wall, zorbs and much more

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

Location: Tennis Dene, Deneside Road, Darlington, DL3 9JQ

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

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon

Join us for the fifth renewal of our annual Halloween spooktacular as a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley, so tread scarefully as we celebrate shocktober in style with mini, mega and ultimate scares for the whole family. BE WARNED – the darker it gets, the scarier

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

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

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

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

The Lion King - Tickets now on sale

Empire, Sunderland

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

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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