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The James Brothers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They come from the lands down under – Australia and New Zealand to be ...

Investigating the small finds from Durham’s River Wear – a scientific approach

Museum of Archaeology, Durham

As part of our Dig Deeper talks, underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead will talk about Investigating the small finds from Durham’s River Wear. With over 10,500 small finds ...

The Fugitives

Cotherstone Village Hall, Barnard Castle

Once again Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives are heading to the UK for a tour of venues in the North. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen ...

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

Gala Theatre, Durham

A brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny Jason ...

Black and White exhibition

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

features more than 40 works by 15 local artists, all made entirely in monochrome. It includes prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and textiles and covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world to the North-East's industrial heritage.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Streatlam Farm, Barnard Castle

23rd/ 24th September 2017 vintage weekend of vehicles and exhibits from a bygone age.Trade stalls crafts northeast strongmen,fun dog show licenced bar musical entertainment

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Streatlam Farm, Streatlam, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TZ

Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche

Claypath Delicatessen, Durham

Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche Sunday, September 24th 4pm £5 Claypath Delicattessen 57 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QS Taking their name from the French for gypsy swing, Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit. This is a must not only for gypsy jazz enthusiasts but for those keen to explore this distinct genre of music which was at

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Claypath Delicatessen, 57 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1QS

Bowlers needed all ages male and female

Indoor Bowls Club, Spennymoor

free taster sessions come along and give it a try, gentle exercise improves hand to eye co-ordination

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club, 53-57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LF

Fossil tree, Market Place, Stanhope

Seven miles around North West of Stanhope, the Red Vein Revisited with John Burgess

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Fossil tree, Market Place, Stanhope, Stanhope, DL13 2UJ

Steampunk Spectacular

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

Take a steam train ride behind Furness Railway No. 20, browse the excellent selection of steampunk trade stands and much more at our weekend extravaganza.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Civic Hall, Shildon

with Tearaways Theatre group

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Civic Hall, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, DL41AH

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Durham Dales Centre, Bishop Auckland

Live music with Steve and Carol Robson. Buy four tickets, get one half price.

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2FJ

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Many of the works are inspired by maps, paths, and topography, whilst others are inspired by naturally occurring geological formations, and other works are inspired

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Staindrop, Staindrop

A choice of two circular walks of approximately 6 & 9 miles at Staindrop. Call 01642 313446 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Staindrop, Staindrop , Staindrop, DL2 3JL

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Joséphine Bowes (1825 - 1874) was a very fashionable Parisian woman. Sadly, her wardrobe does not survive, except for two bodices and a blouse, but her dress bills and her fashion magazines remain. A selection of these will be shown with her clothes and some of her jewellery. A beautiful lilac evening bodice is to displayed for the first time with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Old Cinema Launderette, Durham

Andrew Wasylyk, the alias of Scottish writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell, invites the listener to explore his hometown of Dundee. Eight architectural sites and open spaces have inspired an album of instrumental compositions echoing the materials, the everyday use and the romanticised memories of a post-war cityscape

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

Location: Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham, DH1 2HX

Town Hall, Durham

This event is presented as part of the Launderette Sessions – a boutique music festival created in partnership by the Gala Theatre and Old Cinema Launderette.

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

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

The Masonic Hall, Middleton-in-Teesdale

Grand sale of books. For all book lovers. A variety of stalls selling books from 50p to £50, second-hand and new, for children and adults, fiction and non-fiction. Come and bag a bargain!

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: The Masonic Hall, Horsemarket, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SH

Military Musicals

Palace Green Library, Durham

Music was important to those who served with the DLI. Come along and see what you can make. 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

An exhibition of prints by Mary Burton

Durham Cathedral, Durham

AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY MARY BURTON Mary Burton was born in 1945 in New York City. She completed a Doctor of Ministry in Chicago in 1973, was a parish minister in Congregational churches in the USA and emigrated to the UK in 1982. She took up watercolour painting in 1987 and became increasingly absorbed with the interface between creative

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A rare collection of some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK, including St Cuthbert's preserved wooden coffin and his exquisite gold and garnet pectoral cross. Also on display will be the ivory comb and portable altar buried alongside St Cuthbert, Anglo-Saxon vestments gifted to his Shrine, and the original Sanctuary

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Swing Manouche

Claypath Delicatessen, Durham

Taking their name from the French for gypsy swing, Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit. This is a must not only for gypsy jazz enthusiasts but for those keen to explore this distinct genre of music which was at the cutting edge of the thriving jazz scene during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Expect gypsy jazz standards, such as classic

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Claypath Delicatessen, Claypath, Durham, DH1 1QS

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting exhibition by members of Interface Arts set amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion.

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

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

St Peter's Chapel Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel, with anecdotes of the bishops who worshiped here and stories of the Northern Saints featured in the magnificent stained glass windows.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Auckland Castle Behind the Scenes Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Visitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors for a peek inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle in our FREE Behind the Scenes tours. The Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham is being returned to its Georgian Gothic opulence and will be otherwise closed to visitors until May 2018. The Behind

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30

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

The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A bewitching show promising a magical experience for all ages, offering hands-on activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Flying in from somewhere out in space, a mechanical seed has landed in our exhibition gallery to fill it with a beautiful, interactive exhibition. The seed needs to learn the secrets that make our earthly gardens full of

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

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An exquisite and engaging trail, linked to items from the Museum collection, viewed through the eyes of contemporary artist Gavin Turk in collaboration with other renowned British artists including Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Sir Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Matt Collishaw, Adam Dant and Yinka Shonibare MBE. In an interactive experience which

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

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

Interface Arts First ClassExhibition at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting contemporary art exhibition by members of Interface Arts situated amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects. How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day? The key is TIME. Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War. 96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Alington House, Durham

everyone welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Have fun discovering Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Durham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH



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