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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian ...

Yoga

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join in our free weekly Yoga sessions with instructor Fiona Duke, on the bowling green every Wednesday from1 June until 28 September. Beginners are welcome and some mats will be ...

Kynren - An epic tale of England

nr Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland is set to burst into life as the UK’s most spectacular open-air live action night show since the opening of the London 2012 Olympics opens this summer. ...

Mami Shikimori

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Mami will play compositions including: Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke D.946, Ravel: La Valse and Debussy: Preludes (Book 2). Mami Shikimori’s playing has been described as ...

Traditional Crafts Weekend

Botanic Garden, Durham

Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer will be demonstrating their skills in the garden.

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

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

Ushaw Jazz Festival Event

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

Location: Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

Ushaw Jazz Festival Event

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

Location: Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

Ushaw Jazz Festival Event

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:00

Location: Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

Ushaw Jazz Festival Event

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

Witton Park Village Hall, Witton Park

Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 27th August - Monday 29th August inclusive. Open 10am - 4pm. The annual exhibtion of work produced by local artists, from the class of artist Trish Hudson-Moses. A more varied exhibition this year as the artists expand their creativity. Refreshments are available, and viewing is in a pleasant and relaxing venue.

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

Location: Witton Park Village Hall, Main Street, Witton Park, DL14 0DX

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Fly away with us as we take you on a swashbuckling adventure to the magical world of Neverland with Peter Pan and the dastardly Captain Hook. Meet members of the Darling family, Hook's pirates, and Tinkerbell in the world where you never never grow old.

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

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

Cleveland Ramblers

layby off A177 Manor Farm, Sedgefield

Six to eight miles

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: layby off A177 Manor Farm, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS17 0BY

Frosterley Village Hall, Bishop Auckland

lots of photographs of past exhibition, come and look and see who has changed in the past 40 years. There will also be tombola, raffle, food and drink

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: Frosterley Village Hall, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2QW

Linda Mumba Art Exhibition

Cafe on the Green, Durham

Beautiful landscapes and Seascapes by Durham based artist Linda Mumba. Originals and framed prints are available to purchase. After attending Art College in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Linda’s art career began to take shape in the studio of Hugh Mackay Carpets, where she created exclusive designs for hotels, ships, leisure facilities and private

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

Location: Cafe on the Green, Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RL

Ustinov College, Durham

Henri Matisse: The Last Works 5 August - 11 September 2016 Ustinov College, Durham University This summer Ustinov College and The Global Citizenship Programme are hosting an exhibition of lithograph prints by Henri Matisse from the 1958 publication of Verve magazine. A renowned painter, in 1953 Henri Matisse (1869-1954) began working with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ustinov College, Howlands Farm, Durham, DH1 3DE

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

New Ferens Park, Durham

The summer holidays are drawing to a close - but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! A family day out to support Durham Women FC in their upcoming match against Oxford United is the perfect way to spend quality time together as a family and get the most out of those last few remaining days off. Getting outdoors and enjoying the best of the

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: New Ferens Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1GG

Durham Women FC v Oxford United Women

New Ferens Park, Durham

There's plenty of family fun to be had at a Durham Women FC game - on and off the pitch!

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: New Ferens Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1GG

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Summer fun

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

There’s something for all the family to enjoy every day of the summer holidays. From brass bands to 1940s Home Guard, craft activities to Victorian lessons, we’ll have loads of activities and fun that you can join in! There’ll be a chance to try something different at the museum – get to know our animals a bit better or relax in the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

1916: No Turning Back

Gala Theatre, Durham

It’s 1916. Your country needs you, the army needs you… You join one of thousands of County Durham men in enlisting in the army, volunteering to fight for your country. You say goodbye to your family and get ready for war. 1916: No Turning Back is unlike anything seen before at Gala, and forms part of Durham Remembers, our programme of events

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Ranger fun

Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield

have a go at pond dipping, mini-beasts hotel, mini dens and bug hunts

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

Location: Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

A joint exhibition of art from Bowburn Nursery and Infant School, Junior School and Bowburn Art Group can be seen in the Corridor Gallery of Bowburn Community Centre. Entry is free and the Centre is open throughout the day and early evening. New artists are always welcome to join the Art Group on a Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-19:00

Location: Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT

Echoes Of Light exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

The Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers is the foremost group of glass engravers in the North of England. The aim of the exhibition is to inform, educate and make the public aware of the art of glass engraving, by exhibiting glass engraved using modern engraving techniques, in the hope that it will arouse their interest in this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Shiny Shillings

Palace Green Library, Durham

Emboss your own shilling using embossing tools. 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

Durham Photographic Society exhibition

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Established in 1892, Durham Photographic Society is today one of the largest societies devoted to photography in the North of England. It has a diverse and dynamic membership with a wide range of photographic interests. The exhibition of more than 100 prints is the recent work of members who vary in experience from established to up and coming. The

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916. Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The coalfields of Durham have inspired a wealth of political, social, creative and artistic responses. The exceptional ‘mining art’ of County Durham reflects the pride and identity of regional artists, as well as their internal and external struggles over the past two centuries. This spotlight exhibition celebrates the industrial and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today. The samurai were the military class of Japan who developed from provincial warriors into the ruling elite. They were a powerful force in Japan for more than six centuries and so had a profound effect on military

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A British Museum Spotlight Tour: Celebrating Ganesha

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

India is a land of gods and the Hinduism that originated in India is its most prominent religion. Among the many deities worshipped by the Hindus, Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, holds pride of place in the hearts of people. The celebration of Ganesha takes place in the month of Bhadrapada (August - September) when thousands of clay

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Kynren - An epic tale of England

nr Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland is set to burst into life as the UK’s most spectacular open-air live action night show since the opening of the London 2012 Olympics opens this summer. ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, presented by Eleven Arches, will take audiences on a spellbinding journey through British history when it launches in July for the

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 20:30

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

Guided Tours

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join one of our guides for a tour of the museum and its treasures. These 45 minute tours highlight the key pieces in the collection as well as some hidden gems. The tours are free with normal admission.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15

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

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection. The Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Ancient Lebanon

Oriental Museum, Durham

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world. Supported

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: No set start -17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The English Rose - Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring a newly acquired portrait by Van Dyck, of Dame Olivia Porter, a beauty in the court of Charles 1, alongside famous ‘English Roses’ painted by Lely, Kneller, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, Millais and Sargent.

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

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

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Palace Green Library, Durham

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France. A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of

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

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



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