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Jay's Animal Encounters

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Jay returns to The Bowes Museum with a selection of wonderful creatures including tarantulas, snakes and scorpions. During this bookable workshop children will be able to handle ...

Just One Spark

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

In 1812, the Felling Mine Disaster killed 92 men and boys after two explosions ripped through the mine. The cause was found to be the use of a naked candle, which ignited the ...

Robert Mapplethorpe

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Forming part of the Artist Rooms project, a major national initiative led by the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the work of renowned American ...

Mercy

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership are delighted to be exhibiting at Durham Cathedral again. This exhibition, inspired by the Catholic Year of Mercy, is an opportunity ...

Fused Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

SELF PORTRAIT SPRING TERM GLASS WORKSHOP Saturday 13th February, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th. Friday 19th. Three sessions a day 10am, 12am and 2pm Space is limited so best to book. Fused glass workshop sessions are 60 to 90 minute workshops. Age limit 3 years to 99. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops are

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

Location: Crushed Chilli Gallery, South Street, Durham, DL1 4QP

Stephs Rock Bar, Consett

GREEN DAYS

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

Location: Stephs Rock Bar, Newmarket Street, Consett, DH85LQ

WMC, Newton Aycliffe

live music

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

Location: WMC, Newton Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5NU

Newhouse Club & Institute, Esh Winning

live music

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

Location: Newhouse Club & Institute, Newhouse Avenue, Esh Winning, DH79JU

Tindale Crescent WMC, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

Location: Tindale Crescent WMC, Tindale, Bishop Auckland, DL149SS

Low Spennymoor and Merrington Lane WMC, Spennymoor

live music

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

Location: Low Spennymoor and Merrington Lane WMC, Spennymoor, Spennymoor, DL16 6EN

Catholic Club, Ferryhill

live music

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

Location: Catholic Club, Ferryhill, Ferryhill, DL17 8ET

Station Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Station Club, 18 East Parade, Consett, DH85RN

Close House SC, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

Location: Close House SC, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL146JX

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

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

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

Dirty Love

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Dirty Love are a female fronted totally live band with great vocals with a fantastic standard of musicianship to back it up. performing songs from the likes of Blondie to Aretha Franklin and from Bon Jovi to whitesnake we promis that 99.9% of your audience will know 100% of what we do .........Dirty Love ......go on you know you want to...

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

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

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

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

TOMBOLA STALL,FACE PAINTING AND PROFESSOR NINCOMPOOP

Newton Aycliffe Town Centre, Aycliffe

The Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group is holding a stall in Newton Aycliffe Town Centre inside the Thames Centre we are raising awareness of our group as well as raising funds for the groups activities. We have Professor Nincompoop coming along 10am until 11.15 then face paring 11am until 1pm as well as z chance to win some great prizes on our

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Town Centre, in The Thames Centre near Julie Pets , Aycliffe, DL5 4SB

Amazing Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our Antarctic exhibition is about to close so there’s one last chance to make a model of your favourite animal. All family activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Amazing Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

Our Antarctic exhibition is about to close so there’s one last chance to make a model of your favourite animal. All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

City Theatre, Durham

Who is the myserious Dr. Short and why did he marry a warthog?Has he murdered his 4th wife or has she murdered him first?Has he really got 2 daughters called Sabrina.......just some of the questions facing the legendary Inspector Drake! Tickets from Durham Gala or on the door.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: City Theatre, Back silver Street, Durham, DH7 3RA

A Performance of Pride and Prejudice

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

A performance of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice, presented in the Throne Room at Auckland Castle by The Castle Players’ Theatre Company.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

Gala Theatre, Durham

The Dance Fusion Academy host their annual dance event at Gala with a large group of dedicated dancers of all ages joining together to provide you with a fun packed night of entertainment to suit all.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Marvellous Mosaics

Oriental Museum, Durham

Be inspired by the Oriental Museum's collections and create your own mosaic with colourful glass tiles. Drop in 1-3pm. Suitable for children aged 5-11 years. Free with admission (£1.50 per adult / 75p per child or concession / under 5's free).

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence

Oriental Museum, Durham

On the Threshold II: Formal Presence aims to present the meaning of our existence in a post-internet society and the lived experience of different cultures mainly through the mediums of painting and photography while exploring the use of colour. In the words of Jean-Luc Nancy ‘We are there without leaving the threshold, on the threshold,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Pride and Prejudice

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The Castle Players’ 2016 winter production brings Jane Austen’s ever-popular story of grand country estates, beautiful women, and eligible young men to the stage. Vivid characters, humour and romance abound in Laurence Sach’s new adaptation. Whilst Mr Bennet seeks only a quiet life, Mrs Bennet believes that finding eligible husbands for

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Classes Lead by Danny Alessandro Destination Judo is Britain’s largest children’s judo school. Our goal is to enthuse children with the sport, to help them keep fit and have fun, and ultimately to coach them to success at the highest level. To book a free introductory session call 0131 467 9054. You must call the number above before

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:30-18:15

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL54HT

Quiltscapes and Quiltine by Pauline Burbidge

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Quiltscapes & Quiltline features a collection of new work by this acclaimed textile artist, inspired by the beauty of the rural landscape around her home in the Scottish Borders, where she lives and works. Burbidge, who has been making quilts professionally for 40 years after studying fashion and textiles at St Martins Art College in London,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Lau

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Bell That Never Rang is the hugely anticipated new album and tour from the U.Kʼs most musically revered and celebrated folk trio Lau. Since their debut album in 2007 Lau have picked up four awards for ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their acclaimed solo

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

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

Props North-East

Durham Cathedral, Durham

PROPS North East support families and carers of substance misuse. As part of their whole family working approach they work with young people aged 11-25 who are negatively affected by substance or alcohol misuse and look to support them through the inequalities and low self-esteem this creates. This exhibition is the culmination of a four week

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Mercy

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership are delighted to be exhibiting at Durham Cathedral again. This exhibition, inspired by the Catholic Year of Mercy, is an opportunity for students to engage with Christian values through art. Held in The Galilee Chapel

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the work of Ewan Anderson

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Since his last exhibition in the Cathedral (May, 2014), Ewan’s tree drawings have been displayed in seven exhibitions. He will become artist in residence at the Nature in Art Museum and Gallery, Gloucester, in July. While there, he will draw the Kaki tree raised from a cutting from the Chinese Persimmon which survived the atomic bomb at Nagasaki.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

New Light Prize Exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting shows of contemporary art in the region, the biennial open art prize - comprising a competition and accompanying exhibition - was devised and organised by the charity New Light, from which it takes its name. Its aim is to bring art alive via encouraging, celebrating and promoting the work of talented

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

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

With Scott to the Pole

Palace Green Library, Durham

Historic photographs of this ill-fated Antarctic expedition, taken by Herbert Ponting, tell an unforgettable tale both epic and human in scale. In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out for the Antarctic, a journey from which he did not return. Having reached the South Pole, he died on the return journey along with his colleagues, just

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two unique heritage walks. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP

Plots and Spangles

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Guy Fawkes' story comes to life in tapestry. Includes workshops and demonstrations. Presented within Auckland Castle's beautiful State Rooms, this exhibition of lavishly embroidered priest's vestments tells the compelling and tragic tale of one woman's religious devotion in the aftermath of the Gunpowder plot. This impressive collection has been

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

Location: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

Antarctica

Palace Green Library, Durham

This winter, Palace Green Library’s exhibitions consider the Polar Regions, focusing particularly on the discovery, exploration and ongoing work taking place in Antarctica. This includes two spectacular exhibitions on loan from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), alongside displays exploring how men and

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

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Robert Mapplethorpe

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Forming part of the Artist Rooms project, a major national initiative led by the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores the work of renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. This exhibition runs from 28th November 2015 to 16th April 2016.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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



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