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Galtres Parklands Festival

Duncombe Park, Helmsley

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Now ten years old, Galtres is one of the best family festivals in the country. This year ...

Methodist Church Hall, Stokesley

High Street
Stokesley
TS9 5DQ

Friday 1 Aug from 12 noon till 1.45pm at Stokesley Methodist Church Hall a local market featuring home made foods and crafts. Lunch and light refreshments are also available

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 12:00-13:45

Richmond Live music from The South, Dreadzone, Atlantic Soul Messengers, Silent Houses and many more. For full line-up visit richmondlive.org

Richmond, Richmond in North Yorks

45 Olav Road
Richmond in North Yorks
DL10 4PU

music from The South, Dreadzone, Atlantic Soul Messengers, Silent Houses and many more. For full line-up visit

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 16:00

Marsden Inn, South Shields

Redwell Lane
South Shields
NE347JS

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Revival

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

Commercial Road
South Shields
NE331RW

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Star Inn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Westgate Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE11SQ

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

FAB

O'Neills, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

38 Neville Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE15DF

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Smugglers Bar, Sunderland

Marine Walk
Sunderland
SR60PL

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

The Beer Monkeys

Big Jug, Durham

Claypath
Durham
DH11RG

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Zephyr

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
NE262TG

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Greens, Sunderland

36 Low Road
Sunderland
SR13PY

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

South Burns
Chester-le-Street
DH33EZ

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 21:00

Gibside, Gateshead

nr Rowlands Gill
Gateshead
NE166BG

tasty food, real ales, live music plus fun and games for the whole family

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 18:00-21:00

The Forum, Northallerton

Bullamoor Road
Northallerton
DL61LP

comedy hypnotist, family show

Category: Theatre
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 20:00

WMC, West Auckland

33 Front Stree
West Auckland
DL149HW

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Beechwood Easterside & District SC, Middlesbrough

Easterside
Middlesbrough
TS43PP

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 19:45

ASE Club, Darlington

195-199 Northgate
Darlington
DL11UB

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 20:00

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Salters Lane North
Darlington
DL13DT

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 20:00

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: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 23, 2014 until Nov 16, 2014.   Times: 10:00-17:00

Gibside, Gateshead

nr Rowlands Gill
Gateshead
NE166BG

free family adventures and outdoor fun

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 11:00-15:00

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Tubwell Row
Darlington
DL1 1NF

Gena Morton and Bridget Emmerson

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Sep 26, 2014.   Times: 09:00

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

A fun filled week at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre for 11-16 year olds to develop their theatre skills, culminating with a live performance in the main theatre. Professional actors from Multi Story Theatre Company will work with the group to create a prequel to their performance of Little Brother and Little Sister

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe

Yarm Road
Eaglescliffe
TS160JE

live blues music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 20:00

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

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

National Park Centre
Danby
YO212NB

New work by members of Ryedale ArtWorks explores the varied landscapes of the North York Moors. Aspects of this multi-faceted backdrop permeate each artist's use of colour, texture and form - whether in painting. sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, glassware or textiles.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 17, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Jay's animal encounters

Crown Street Library, Darlington

Crown Street
Darlington
DL11ND

a range of animals to meet and learn about, including meerkats and hedgehogs. Booking

Category: Kids
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

Summer Events at Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle and Museum, Knaresborough

Castle Yard
Knaresborough
HG5 8AS

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

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 26, 2014 until Sep 14, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Methodist Church, Durham

North Road
Durham
DH7 6HH

suitable for all levels

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Aug 1, 2014 until Dec 19, 2014.   Times: 13:30

Mowden Infants School, Darlington

Bushel Hill Drive
Darlington
DL3 8RR

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

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 08:15-17:15

Outside South Park Cafe, Darlington

Parkside
Darlington
DL1 5TG

Join the rangers for free messy play in south park for finger painting the wildlife you can find in Alice in Wonderland; choose from caterpillars, flowers, rabbits and butterflies.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

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

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Crown Place
Harrogate
HG1 2RY

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: Jul 26, 2014 until Dec 31, 2014.   Times: 10:30-17:00

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

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

Carnivale

York Dungeon, York

12 Clifford Street
York
YO19RD

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

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Sep 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00

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

SIRF 14

Around Stockton, Stockton

Stockton
Stockton
TS19 1NF

DANCING skeletons, sensory adventures and high flying acrobats are all coming to Stockton this summer as part of the 27th Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) . From spectacular large

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Journey into the Green Man

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL147NP

by William Mills: My work is about pattern. I’ve been on a journey into Celtic art and I’ve taken it for a wander. It’s very different, very Celtic and a little bit weird but aren’t we all.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 15, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:00

Little Brother and Little Sister

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE463LS

A classic Grimm’s tale of youthful adventure, magical transformations and the triumph of love. A brother and sister flee their cruel stepmother, but the boy drinks enchanted water and is turned

Category: Theatre
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 18:30

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

The Wind In The Willows

Theatre Royal, York

St Leonard's Place
York
YO17HD

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

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 30, 2014.   Times: 19:30

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

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

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

43-47 Cockton Hill Road
Bishop Auckland
DL146HS

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 20:00

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

Doris The Dragon

Spa Sun Court, Scarborough

South Bay
Scarborough
YO112HD

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

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 29, 2014 until Sep 4, 2014.   Times: 14:30

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

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

Zumba Gold

Neville Parade Church Hall, Newton Aycliffe

Neville Parade
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 5DH

Zumba Gold is a community orientated and easy to follow class with low impact but effective moves for older adults who want to improve their fitness levels and can participate in the class at their

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates: Jun 27, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 13:00-14:00

Rock of Ages

Empire, Sunderland

High Street West
Sunderland
SR13EX

Still rocking after 5 years on Broadway and following 3 years of ovation-inducing performances in London’s West End, the legendary Rock of Ages now heads out on UK Tour starring Ben Richards (9to5

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: All day event.

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

One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

100 Grey Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE16BR

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK and Ireland from May 2014. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

Start: Waskerley Station picnic area, Stanhope

Waskerley village , off Castleside to Stanhope road
Stanhope
DH8 9DZ

Guided Walk - Local History10.5 miles MEDIUM/LONG Brian Page – Voluntary Countryside Ranger Packed Lunch Reqd

Category: Walks
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-15:30

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

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

Our House

Grand Opera House, York

Cumberland Street
York
YO19SW

The right path? The wrong path? What happens if you choose both? Joe Casey is about to find out! On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Joe takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their

Category: Theatre
Dates: Jul 31, 2014 until Aug 2, 2014.   Times: 19:30

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

Suitable for ages 8-12 Ever wanted to turn your favourite children’s book into a film? Now’s your chance with our amazing Adaptation Bootcamp! Come along and make your own versions of classic

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:30

Baby Dino Stomp and ROAR

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

30 Lime Street
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 2PQ

Suitable for ages 10 months – 3 years Go on a musical story adventure and shake your scaly tale to songs and rhyme. Dance, stomp and roar along to our favourite songs and stories in a super

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 14:00-15:00

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

Car Boot Sale

Land at Rosemont Road, Bishop Auckland

South Church,
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6SX

If you are looking to grab a bargain, to sell to the public or to just have a good day out this car boot sale is excellent for you to visit. Excellent easy access and free parking on the grass so

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates: Jun 13, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 12:30

Cooper Hall, Witton Gilbert

Sacriston Lane
Witton Gilbert
DH7 6TF

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: Jun 13, 2014 until Oct 31, 2014.   Times: All day event.

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Parkgate
Darlington
DL11RR

If you love dance, then this is a show you cannot miss. See the stars of TV dance shows headlined by Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer. from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing

Category: Theatre
Dates: Aug 1, 2014 until Aug 2, 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

Family Fun - Fabulous Fridays

Durham Cathedral, Durham

City Centre
Durham
DH13EH

Borrow one of our free explorer backpacks and embark on a Gruesome Grotesque hunt. See how many weird and wonderful grotesques you can

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 29, 2014.   Times: 10:30-15:00

Dance Summer Camp

Hummersknott School, Darlington

Edinburgh Drive
Darlington
DL38AR

Are your little ones driving you mad singing songs from Frozen? Are you stuck for things for them to do during the holidays? Then why not bring them along to our Infant Summer Camp, where they can

Category: Kids
Dates: Jul 28, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-13:00

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

North East Summer Sound

Gisborough Priory, Guisborough

Church Street
Guisborough
TS14 6HG

Summer Sound returns to the North East with a massive 2 day live music event... Set in the historic grounds of Gisborough Priory this weekend extravaganza plays host to some of the finest tribute

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 18:00-23:00

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: 13:00-21:00

The Witham, Barnard Castle

3 Horsemarket
Barnard Castle
DL128LY

Stories of romance and longing told through song and poetry. Singing teacher and Samling Academy masterclass leader Miranda Wright presents a evening of stunning choral pieces performed by a cast of her most talented young students. An opportunity to hear the singing stars of tomorrow on stage in Barnard Castle before they take the world by storm.

Category: Music - Other
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 19:30

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

Alnwick Garden, Alnwick

Denwick Lane
Alnwick
NE661YU

Design and weave a gorgeous looking love heart for that special someone using willow branches or use any of the myriad craft materials that are to hand. A perfect gift for your special someone or to add a little sparkle to your home decorations. These sessions are operated on bookable slots of half an hour with a ten minute turn-around. The

Category: Kids
Dates: May 29, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30

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

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

Open for Business

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

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

#TheZone

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Horsemarket
Darlington
DL15RP

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: Apr 25, 2014 until Dec 12, 2014.   Times: 19:00-21:00

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk

Westgate
Thirsk
YO7 1QS

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

Category: Exhibitions
Dates: Jul 25, 2014 until Aug 31, 2014.   Times: 10:00-16:30

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

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.

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Beaumont Street West
Darlington
DL15SX

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

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates: Mar 28, 2014 until Dec 19, 2014.   Times: 09:50-11:50

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

Hands on Stonemasonry

Durham Castle , Durham

Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RW

Learn how Durham Cathedral and Castle were actually built through Stonemasonry demonstrations with sculptor Neil Molloy and try your hand at the craft.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Aug 1, 2014 until Aug 3, 2014.   Times: 11:00-16:00

Cherished Cats

Oriental Museum, Durham

Elvet Hill
Durham
DH13TH

Cats were worshipped in ancient Egypt. Learn about the importance of cats to the Egyptians and make your own mummifies cats.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 13:00-15:00

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

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

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 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

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

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 the different robots in the Museum collection before trying a variety of robot themed crafts. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. On until Aug 1. Repeated each day from 1.00 - 2.30pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:30-12:00

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Newgate
Barnard Castle
DL128NP

Look at the different teddy bears in the Museum collection before making your own, using felt. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for this event. On until Aug 1. Repeated each day from 1.00pm-3.00pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates: Jul 30, 2014 until Aug 1, 2014.   Times: 10:00-12:00

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



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