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Croft Nostalgia weekend

Croft Circuit, Croft

Croft’s much raved-about retro festival – featuring historic motor sport plus a chance to live life yesteryear-style with music, fashion, WWII ...

Iron Horse Folk Club - Anthony John Clarke

Iron Horse, Newton Aycliffe

Belfast born Anthony John Clarke is a singer/songwriter of the highest calibre . With 19 albums to his name he has toured the world singing his songs ...

Shafts of Light

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join curators Dr Robert McManners & Gillian Wales for the first in a series of talks about this exhibition. Why did coalminers paint the mines? Mining ...

Nocturnal Encounters: Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

An exhibition of dramatic work by one of Britain’s leading printmakers.

In Nocturnal Encounters, Colin See Paynton imagines the twilight ...

Traces of China: material, mystery, memory

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

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: Arts and Museums
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

METAFIT Stockon on Tees

Xercise4Less Stockton North , Stockton

Tesco Extra
Stockton
TS21 3LU

30 minute high intensity body weight

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Feb 19, 2015.   Times: 20:00-20:30

Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival

Various, Wetherby

Various
Wetherby
LS22 5EJ

The seventh Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival runs from 19th to 27th July at nine racecourses across Yorkshire. Sat 19 Ripon Sun 20 Redcar Mon 21 Beverley (Eve) Tues 22 Ultimate Racing

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Jul 27, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Lip Balm & Bath Bomb making

The Bivouac, Masham

Ilton
Masham
HG44JZ

Come and make fragrant cosmetics with Heather

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

S Billau and Sons, Darlington

3 Chestnut Street
Darlington
DL1 1QQ

with live rock band Rhubarb Red plus Wheelie Machine

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Jul 17, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 18:00

Glory of Rome

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

Baring Street
South Shields
NE332BB

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: Jul 19, 2014 until Nov 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Crown Street
Darlington
DL11ND

try out different games and sports every week. For children age up to 11

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: All day event.

West Park Hospital, Darlington

Edward Pease Way
Darlington
DL2 2TS

slef, partners, family, friends, work, slef help group offering a 12 step recovery programme

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Jul 17, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 19:00-20:00

Writers In Their Place

SJT Gallery, Scarborough

Westborough
Scarborough
YO111JW

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: Jul 18, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

The Ship Inn, Richmond in North Yorks

Frenchgate
Richmond in North Yorks
DL10 7AG

13Cities explore the 'edge of Country', playing a range of alt.Country and Americana including the songs of Richmond Fontaine, Cowboy Junkies, Tom Waits and Drive-By Truckers right through to Dolly Parton (yep!) and KD Lang. 13Cities was formed by guitarists Phil Biggs and Shaun O'Hagan to tap into the rich, deep veins of North American Music, from

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 20:30

Three Tuns, Gateshead

92 Sheriffs Highway
Gateshead
NE95SD

Warning! - a three-piece rock/alternative rock/heavy rock band from Gateshead. We've been a staple of the Tyne & Wear music scene for a couple of years now, and after some minor personnel changes we're back and more mental than ever

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Classic FM Summer Strings

Sage, Gateshead

St Mary's Square
Gateshead
NE82JR

Royal Northern Sinfonia presents the sumptuous sound of strings in a relaxing and beautiful concert. The energy of Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro and Grieg’s Holberg Suite is complemented by the

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

A World of Whimsy

Nunnington Hall, Helmsley

Nunnington
Helmsley
YO625UY

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: Jul 14, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 11:00-17:00

Darlington Folk Club Guest night with Bob Hall & Hillary Blythe

Copper Beech, Darlington

Neasham Road
Darlington
DL14DH

This experienced duo are blessed with musical talent and superb singing voices blended together to ensure a memorable evening. They will be supported by Bob Tuddenham and Mike & Anne

Category: Music - Folk
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00-23:00

Northallerton Ramblers

nr Scabba Wath Bridge, Swaledale

Swaledale
Swaledale
DL6 1NA

Ten miles around central

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Northallerton Ramblers

park at Boss moor, nr Hetton, Northallerton

Hetton
Northallerton
DL6 1NA

Seven miles around Bordley,

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Sandyford Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18ST

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: Jul 18, 2014 until Sep 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

36 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12PQ

The drummer-turned-songwriting duo return to The Cluny 2 having delivered their most emotionally heavyweight recordings to date in the shape of second studio album, Keep Moving, which is set for release on Tail Feather Records via Caroline International this summer. The duo comprising of Futureheads drummer turned frontman Dave Hyde & ex Golden

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Neasham Reading Room, Neasham

Sockburn Lane
Neasham
DL2 1PH

The cutting edge that created our heritage in shaping wood

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Colliery Club, Easington

Seaside Lane
Easington
SR83JZ

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 20:30

Brick City: Lego Architecture

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Redhills
Penrith
CA110DQ

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: Jul 18, 2014 until Sep 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Family craft day

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
NE84JB

suitable for children of all ages. Highlights include the chance to design and decorate a ceramic tile and get messy with clay. Visitors can also design and print their own canvas bags.

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Vane, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Commercial Union House
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 6QE

Created in collaboration with the British Army, this unique photographic exhibition by Kraig Wilson will mark the centenary of World War One with portraits of serving gay army personnel.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 10, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: 12:00-17:00

Royal British Legion, Newton Aycliffe

MacMillan Rd
Newton Aycliffe
DL54LG

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

In Your Footsteps

Durham World Heritage Site visitor centre, Durham

7 owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

Art exhibition by kate van suddese . views around Durham walks taken as a child with Kate's beloved grandfather. These atmospheric beautiful paintings celebrate the beauty of this wonderful City

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 7, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

Nestfield Street
Darlington
DL1 2LZ

everyone welcome, singles welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Jul 3, 2014 until Feb 26, 2015.   Times: 19:30

Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

Middle Engine Lane
North Shields
NE298DX

Come and see the amazingly talented North East Meccano Society and their wonderful creations - and see a replica of George Stephenson’s famous Rocket being constructed!

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

James McGairy summer exhibition

Great Ayton Discovery Centre, Great Ayton

105b High Street
Great Ayton
TS9 6NB

Original paintings and prints. Acrylic paintings celebrating this landscape, exploring light and shade, embracing a sense of place and time. Subjects such as Great Ayton, Stokesley and Staithes.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 3, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Indulgences

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO71PQ

paintings by landscape artist Peter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 5, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Swan Road
Harrogate
HG1 2SA

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: Jul 1, 2014 until Jan 18, 2015.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Darlington by the sea

Market Place, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

Take a trip to the market square, transformed with sand, deckchairs and all you need for a great day at the

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 7, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Open Air Shakespeare ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon

Newby
Ripon
HG45AJ

We are thrilled that Shakespeare’s Globe Touring Company will be with us in the summer for two glorious evenings of romance and intrigue. Here’s their synopsis of what to expect: “Claudio

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

6 Oxford Street
Harrogate
HG11QF

The Summer Smash Up celebrates it's 3rd Birthday!!! A great Summer warm up with fantastic performances from Schools Out, S.O Rep's, Switch and Fresh Dance. Last year was a sellout success and we are sure this will kick start your summer holidays with a bang!! The children performing range from age 5 to 17. Come along for a perfect evening

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 18:30

From Warships To Friendships

Art Gallery, Hartlepool

Church Street
Hartlepool
TS247EQ

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: Jul 12, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Castle Museum, York

Eye of York
York
YO19RY

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: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Dinosaur Detectives

Yorkshire Museum, York

Museum Street
York
YO17FR

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: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

NE Sport Summer Holiday Camp

Raich Carter Sports Centre, Sunderland

Commercial Road, Hendon
Sunderland
SR2 8PD

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: Jul 22, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

Made in Yorkshire

Rural Arts Centre, Thirsk

Thirsk
Thirsk
YO71QS

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Sep 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Road
Middlesbrough
TS66XH

The exhibition reflects Graham's recent journey of discovery into the rich industrial heritage of the North East. 'Auld Hands' is an exploration and celebration of shipbuilding and the hard-working people associated with it. The imagery is rich and evocative with just a hint of romanticism. Attention to detail and authenticity is tempered with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 15, 2014.   Times: 09:00-17:00

Cleveland Ramblers

Talpore PH car park, Tees Barrage, Stockton

Tees Barrage
Stockton
TS17 0BY

Five to seven miles

Category: Walks
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Le Tour - A Yorkshire Journey Painting Exhibition

Blue Tree Gallery, York

23 Bootham
York
YO30 7BW

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: Jun 23, 2014 until Aug 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00

FitSteps

Trimdon Station Community Centre, Trimdon Station

Station Road East
Trimdon Station
TS29 6BS

Fitsteps is the latest dance craze set up by two of the professionals from 'Strictly Come Dancing', it combines both Ballroom and Latin styles of dance with fitness, its a fun, energetic and effective

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 26, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00-11:00

Keeping Up Appearances presented by Whitley Bay Theatre Company

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
NE261LZ

Whitley Bay Theatre Company are thrilled to be returning to the PLAYHOUSE in July 2014 with another hilarious production. Brace yourselves folks – “….the bucket woman is here! “. Keeping Up

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Fitsteps

Billion Hall, Chester-le-Street

South Approach, Bullion Lane
Chester-le-Street
DH2 2DW

Fitness that's strictly fun, suitable for all dance abilities and no partners

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 19, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 12:00-13:00

Romesh Ranganathan

ARC, Stockton

Dovecot Street
Stockton
TS181LL

Join Live at the Apollo star Romesh Ranganathan as he previews his eagerly anticipated brand new show right here at ARC. The last twelve months have been incredible for Ranganathan, winning the

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 20:00

The Vicar of Dibley

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Victoria Road
Richmond in North Yorks
DL104DW

The village of Dibley was notably fun-free until the Reverend Geraldine Granger showed up with her bob cut and frankly miraculous bosom. More interested in chocolates and blokes than psalms and

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Darlington Comedy Festival: Seymour Mace & Tom Deacon

Seen, Darlington

Beaumont Street
Darlington
DL1 5SX

Coming to Seen at the Darlington Comedy Festival on July 24th 2014: Edinburgh preview shows from: Seymour Mace presents Questionable Time - Get yourself down for a brand new psychological,

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30-22:30

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
NE84JB

Help us create beautiful bunting to decorate the gallery for the summer and make mini bunting to take away. Design and print a canvas bag perfect for the holidays. £2, no booking required

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00-14:00

Grease

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

100 Grey Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE16BR

Newcastle upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company don their Pink Lady and T-Bird Leather jackets for their 2014 production of Grease. It's 1959 and Rydell High is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 14:00, 19:00

Nocturnal Encounters: Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

Shandy Hall
Coxwold
YO61 4AD

An exhibition of dramatic work by one of Britain’s leading printmakers. In Nocturnal Encounters, Colin See Paynton imagines the twilight adventures of wild creatures. Open everyday (except

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 29, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:30

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Castle Museum, York

Eye of York
York
YO19RY

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: Jun 28, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-17:00

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

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: Jul 18, 2014 until Oct 12, 2014.   Times: 10:00

William Cobbing: Transactions of the Duddo Field Club

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

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: Jul 4, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Westside Gallery, Stocksfield

Westside Farm
Stocksfield
NE437TW

paintings by Sheila Dodd and Kevin Murdoch

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Jun 19, 2014 until Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New Bridge Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18JA

Looking for a bit of artistic creative fun for the summer holidays? This summer the Laing is hosting a five day art summer school for young people. Young people will learn about a variety of art forms and create a portfolio of work. We’ll kick the week off at the Hatton Gallery and Great North Museum then continue the creativity at the Laing. The

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:00

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ripon
Ripon
HG43DY

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: Jul 23, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Important States

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Kirkgate
Thirsk
YO71PQ

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: Jun 12, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Victorian Childhood

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

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: Jun 21, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Stepney Bank
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE12NP

37 artists have been shortlisted from 740 entries in this year's Print Award. Come and see some of their work on display

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 8, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Summer School Holiday Fused Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

South Street
Durham
DH1 4QP

In this one and half hour class. Create glass art! Bring your young artist to create a wonderful Sun Catcher, in your own design, using a variety of Bullseye glass materials. No experience

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:30

Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

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: Jun 9, 2014 until Sep 21, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Pop-Up Film School: Adaptation Boot Camp

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

A five-day filmmaking workshop 10.30am-3.30pm Suitable for ages 12+ Ever wanted to turn your favourite children’s book into a film? Now’s your chance with our amazing Adaptation Bootcamp!

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:30

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur ROARS

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

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: Jul 19, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

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: Jun 10, 2014 until Apr 1, 2015.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Gareth Halliday: Possible Worlds

The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

77 Quayside
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 3DE

UK-based mixed media artist Gareth Halliday joins The Outsiders Newcastle this June with a comprehensive body of provocative works on paper. Possible Worlds marks Halliday’s return to the commercial

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Jul 26, 2014.   Times: 12:00-18:00

In Your Footsteps

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, Durham

7 Owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

an exhibition of oil paintings by North-East Artist Kate Van Suddese. The work is an homage to the walks Kate took with her beloved Grandfather around Durham City as a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 1, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 09:30-18:00, 09:30-18:00

Let's Hang On

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Parkgate
Darlington
DL11RR

The award-winning production Let’s Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. From the

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 19:30

International Print Biennale

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Quadrangle
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE17RU

International Print Biennale is the biggest printmaking event in the UK. Whether you enjoy seeing or making prints – there is something for everyone. Explore the world of print this summer with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Fawcett Street
Sunderland
SR11RE

exhibition by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich, looking at what exists and what is possible.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 13, 2014 until Aug 20, 2014.   Times: 10:00

20 Years: Women as Priests

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

An exhibition celebrating 20 years of women as priests in the Diocese of Durham marking the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Church of England. Themes to be explored are: God’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 19, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Hockney, Printmaker

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

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: Jun 7, 2014 until Sep 28, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

Zetland Street
Northallerton
DL6 1NA

A group exhibition of varied ceramics by members of the UKs largest potters organisation, themed around the natural world.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Jul 29, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Encore School of Dance

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

1B Standard Court
Northallerton
DL6 2XH

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: Jun 2, 2014 until Dec 20, 2014.   Times: 16:00-21:00

Themed Holiday Workshops

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

1B Standard Court
Northallerton
DL6 2XH

Come and let your child indulge their imaginations with our ever popular themed workshops. Ages 3- 6 years, boys and girls welcome. Newcomers welcome, we will sing dance and make craft. Themes are

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014 until Aug 21, 2014.   Times: All day event.

The Happy Carp: contemporary Japanese prints from the collections of the Oriental Museum

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

takes its name from a woodblock print by the UK-based Japanese printmaker, Nana Shiomi. This exhibition showcases modern Japanese prints recently acquired by the Oriental Museum in Durham with the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jun 28, 2014 until Aug 9, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Tubwell Row
Darlington
DL1 1NF

Dennis Dunn and Colin Farrent exhibition

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: May 30, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Birds, Boar and Bees!

Bolton Castle, Leyburn

Castle BOlton
Leyburn
DL8 4ET

Witness amazing falconry displays, the fun of wild boar feeding time and the activity of our bee hives. Also on the weekdays you can have a go at our bird, boar and bee kite and mask making,

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 21, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

St Anne's RC Church Hall, Darlington

Welbeck Avenue
Darlington
DL1 2DR

all levels welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jun 5, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 00:10-11:15

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Times Square
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE14EP

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: May 17, 2014 until Nov 2, 2014.   Times: 10:00

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National Railway Museum, York

Leeman Road
York
YO264XJ

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: May 16, 2014 until Sep 7, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Kilmartin's Bar, Sunderland

1 Tunstall Terrace
Sunderland
sr1 3an

Open Mic evening with Luke Smith

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: May 8, 2014 until Nov 27, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Chance Finds Us

mima, Middlesbrough

Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS12AZ

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: May 2, 2014 until Sep 4, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Ripon
Ripon
HG43DY

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: Apr 24, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:30

KFA Dance Moves

St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Darlington

North Road
Darlington
DL1 2PU

KFA Dance Moves (with Veronica and Catherine), Thursdays 7.30pm – 9pm, St Thomas’ Church Hall, North Road, Darlington DL1 2PU. £3.50 pay as you go. Contact Catherine for more information on

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Apr 24, 2014 until Jan 15, 2015.   Times: 19:30-21:00

Upcycling crafternoons

Borough Road Nursery School, Darlington

Borough Road
Darlington
DL11SG

using clean safe waste

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Aug 28, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Gruffalo comes to the forest

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Pickering
Pickering
YO187LT

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

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Computer Drop in held at Wesley Court every week A chance to get some help and support with your computer or some help with the internet or emails

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

A weekly group for people who enjoy sequence dancing. Held in the Dolphin Centre every Thursday Why not try something different.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 14:00-16:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

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: Apr 1, 2014 until Dec 23, 2014.   Times: 09:00-16:00

DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham

Aykley Heads
Durham
DH15TU

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Young Embroiderers, an exhibition of works by Young Embroiderers past and present. Drop-in workshops will run throughout the exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Freepass

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Station Road
Darlington
DL36ST

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

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

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

A chance to get out and about and meet new people enjoy some company and a lovely meal from cafe Refresh

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until Dec 25, 2014.   Times: 12:00-14:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Dementia cafe 'Memory Lane Cafe ' a chance to get help and support if your worried about memory loss or dementia for yourself or your lived ones

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 10, 2014 until Dec 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

Line dancing group at the Friends Meeting House All capabilities of dancing welcomed.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Apr 3, 2014 until Dec 11, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

Off the Wall: The Art of the Japanese Movie Poster

Palace Green Library , Durham

Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN

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: May 17, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Traces and Revelations

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

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

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

Shifting sands

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

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

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

Jay's Animal Encounters

Botanic Garden , Durham

Hollingside Lane
Durham
DH1 3TN

The zoo comes to the Botanic Garden. From cute and cuddly to smooth and scaly, meet the incredible range of friendly animals visiting the garden for the day. We recommend visitors using the kiosk

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 24, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Yorkshire Museum, York

Museum Street
York
YO17FR

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

Karate

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

Kids and Adults Karate

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Mar 10, 2014 until Dec 1, 2016.   Times: 17:45-18:45, 19:00-21:00

Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War

Castle Howard, Castle Howard

Castle Howard
Castle Howard
YO607DA

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

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

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

Oxford Road
Middlesbrough
TS55DT

Live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Mar 6, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 21:00

St. Andrews Methodist church, Crook

Dawson street
Crook
DL158NH

Parent led toddler music group every Thursday (term Time) 1-2:30pm £1 per session. Bring your child along for some singing and interaction with other children. We have 45 minute song time with movement, instruments and play parachute followed by free play and snack time at the end of the session.

Category: Kids
Dates: Mar 6, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 13:00-14:30

Royals: Then and Now

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

York
York
YO301DD

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

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

The Hive, Durham

5 Station Road
Durham
DH7 7PX

Drop in to The Hive café in Ushaw Moor and share your crafty ideas, techniques and information with fellow crafters. Thursdays 10-12 am.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Feb 6, 2014 until Oct 30, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

The Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

The Louisa Centre, Stanley

Front Street
Stanley
DH9 0TE

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

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

WillyNillie Arts and Craft Sessions

WillyNillie CIC, Chester-le-Street

156b Front Street
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3AY

WillyNillie is a non for profit art hub in Chester-le-Street. We provide a range of creative projects, art sessions and exhibition space for our community, everyone is welcome. Our weekly programme

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Feb 3, 2014 until Oct 6, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

Soft Play Area

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

'Under the Sea' soft play area with interactive features, offering activity for children up to the age of 10. Separate area for young children and babies. Additional play area with sensory

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

Tango class

Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

Skinnergate
Darlington
DL37LX

Classes with Jean-Paul (our professional Argentine dance teacher) start at 7.45 pm every Thursday night in the Voodoo Latin Dance Studio (above the café; then at 9.00 pm until late we join the social

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 30, 2014 until Oct 23, 2014.   Times: 19:45

Swimming

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Look at some musical instruments in the Museum collection before making your own to take home! Tuesday 22 - drums; Wednesday 23 - shakers; Thursday 24 - guitars; Friday 25 -hand drums. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for these events. Events repeated each day at 11.30am and

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 22, 2014 until Jul 25, 2014.   Times: 10:00-11:00

Permanent displays

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Barras Bridge
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE24PT

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

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

Bar Tutsters, Bishop Auckland

37 Bondgate
Bishop Auckland
DL147PE

everyone welcome to join the live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Jul 31, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Education Village, Darlington

Salters Lane South
Darlington
DL1 2AN

A non-combative martial art suitable for all ages 16+ Every Thursday

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates: Jan 16, 2014 until Oct 9, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Hurworth Grange Community Centre,, Hurworth

Croft Road
Hurworth
DL2 2BN

Skernedale Dog Training Club (Kennel Cub Registered). Obedience Training for all Breeds. A basic obedience and beginner training course plus a class for more advanced dogs. Which includes, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Further details can be obtained from Pam Emmerson on

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jan 9, 2014 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 19:00

Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

New Bridge Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE18JA

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

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

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

this class is for women and men of mixed abilites therefore suitable for newcomers and experienced Pilates goers. Pilates willl help you become more flexible, toned & will improve your posture and core strength.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Nov 7, 2013 until Dec 18, 2014.   Times: 18:00-19:00



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