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Family Fun Tour

Durham Castle, Durham

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout the tour. Explore what it was to live and work in Durham Castle ...

Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook

The Empire, Consett

Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. ...

Making Spoons

No.42, Bishop Auckland

One day course suitable for beginners with Maurice Pyle. Carving a spoon, ladle or scoop from a split piece of green round wood is an immensely satisfying and creative process, ...

Woodside House garden open to the public

Woodside House, Bishop Auckland

three-acre garden is full of interesting trees, shrubs and plants. Superbly landscaped with island beds, flowing herbaceous borders, an old walled garden, rhododendron beds,a ...

Balloons InDurham

East Durham College, Durham

Look to the skies as the Durham horizon lights up with hot air balloons galore. A brand-new festival, Balloons InDurham is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Join us for our spectacular this Spring Bank Holiday and enjoy a weekend of family fun. From dawn to dusk, if you’re looking for days out in Durham this Spring Bank Holiday Weekend,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:30

Location: East Durham College, Houghall, Durham, DH13SG

Chester le Street Leisure Centre, Chester-le-Street

Sign up for a 12-month swimming contract between 16 May and 2 June and pay only £5 until July 2017*. Our great value, multi-site memberships include access to all of our 6 leisure centre swimming pools, unlimited swimming and a Thrive card which offers access to exclusive discounts at our leisure centres. The offer is available across all six

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

Location: Chester le Street Leisure Centre, Burns Green, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QH

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes? With no diaries and just one letter written by her own fair hand we have so far had to view her via correspondence written by John and documented comments about her. This exhibition will allow for closer inspection of Joséphine through her Museum’s many objects and archives, commencing with an introduction

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

Introducing 'PAST AND FUTURE TOURS' at Auckland Castle! Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and an insight into how many are now being transformed as

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:00

Location: No.42 , 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

Antinomies - Exhibition of textile art

Greenfield Arts, Newton Aycliffe

Exhibition of Textile Art - ‘ANTINOMIES’ by HELEN WINTHORPE KENDRICK Antinomy is a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable. Life is full of contraries, contradictions, contrasts and complements. They can be at odds with one another or enhance each other. This exhibition explores a range of such juxtapositions

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-21:00

Location: Greenfield Arts, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

Greenfields Arts, Newton Aycliffe

Art exhibition exploring juxtapositions. Open Monday to Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm and Friday 10:00am-4:00pm. From Thursday May 4 (until May 31)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Greenfields Arts, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

Lanchester Social Club, Lanchester

Live music

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Lanchester Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH7 0PF

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

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

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

Mark Williams and Joel Byrne-McCullough

Gala Theatre, Durham

Guitarists Mark and Joel have worked with some of the very best in the jazz world (including Jacqui Dankworth and Louis Stewart). They’ve been performing as a duo since they met on the BMus degree at Newcastle College in 2000. For this performance they will be focusing on a choice selection of contemporary standards from composers such as Wayne

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

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join us for an original mix of wit and innovative stories as John Cooper takes to the stage as his alter ego Danny Pensive. Joining Danny will be Gala regular Andy Fury and funnyman Marvyn Dickinson. The evening is compered by Jim Bayes

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall

Gala Theatre, Durham

Written by Ed Waugh (Hadaway Harry, Sunday for Sammy, Laffalang, co-writer Maggie’s End, Alf Ramsay Knew My Grandfather, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham, Dirty Dusting) Directed by Gareth Tudor Price (Hull Truck and West End credits, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham) This fantastic new musical play tells the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Wannasee Tribute Festival

Bishop Auckland Football Stadium, Bishop Auckland

Wannasee Live Music Festival is back for its fourth year in County Durham, in 2017, with a stunning line up of World-class tributes, to many of music history’s most popular acts, past and present, that you could never dream of seeing all at once. These bands offer the closest possible live tributes to the artists they represent, in stunning

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Bishop Auckland Football Stadium, Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9AE

4 Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland

The 4 Clocks Club is a fun social afternoon of activities, for older people. If you are looking to fill in your afternoon and would like to meet new friends then please come along and join us for tea and home made treats. A small charge of £1.50 is required to help sustain this wonderful afternoon club.

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: 4 Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7ET

Spiritual Journeys - An Exhibition of Original Prints by Printmaker Carol Nunan

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The wild landscapes, flowers and gardens of her adopted Northumberland inspire Carol Nunan's handmade, original prints whilst her trademark use of colour draws on her Irish roots and Zambian upbringing. Carol's exhibition reflects the broader theme of spiritul journeys and how the spirit moves each of us in the landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of England's 18th Century best-known actor David Garrick (1717-1779) to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The Museum has recently acquired two outstanding paintings by Johann Zoffany representing Garrick in action, showing the famous actor, who symbolises the high success of 18th-century theatre, acting in both tragedy and

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

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

Arts and Crafts for All

The Witham, Barnard Castle

This class is for people who want to create art work or crafts in their own style. Therefore, you should bring your own materials and Jane will give ideas and suggestions as to how you can improve your endeavours. Or, for anyone new to arts & crafts and with an itch for a new hobby, Jane will give ideas and inspiration. If you want to meet new

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

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

Fields and Hedgerows

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Fields and Hedgerows is an art exhibition inspired by the magical discovery of the natural world. This joyful group show features images of animals and insects that might be found in Teesdale fields and hedgerows. With the coming of spring and the nearing of summer comes the rediscovery of animals and insects in the fields and hedgerows that

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

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

The HUB , Barnard Castle

Harambee Pasadia Dates: May 26-29, 2017 Venue: The Hub, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8TD Tickets: http://www.harambeepasadia.com/tickets.html Email: harambeepasadia@gmail.com Harambee (Swahili) - ‘let's get together’ Pasadia (Spanish) -‘to spend the day’ Harambee Pasadia is a 4-day family

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: No set start -11:00

Location: The HUB , shaw bank , Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD



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