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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 ...

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 ...

Stacey Kent

Gala Theatre, Durham

The American, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, comes to Durham with a brand new concert, featuring music from her latest album Tenderly. Tenderly sees Stacey return to ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 7th 2016: Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary 'There's Something About Gary'... and that something is ...

USHAW COLLAGE, Bearpark

FLASS VALE ANNUAL CHARITY TRACTOR RUN A 25 MILE TRACTOR RUN WITH OFF ROAD ELEMENTS TO BE HELD AT USHAW COLLAGE, BEARPARK, COUNTY DURHAM. 830AM SET UP - 10AM RUN START. A HOG ROAST ON RETURN APPROX 3.30PM RAFFLE PRIZES TO BE WON THIS IS OUR 8TH ANNUAL TRACTOR RUN AND THIS YEAR WE WILL BE RAISING MONEY FOR THE MAXIO FACIAL UNIT & THE CHILDRENS

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: USHAW COLLAGE, BEARPARK, Bearpark, DH7 9RH

MASONIC HALL, Middleton-in-Teesdale

WHY NOT COME ALONG TO THE FAYRE THIS SUNDAY. AND CHECK OUT WHATS ON SALE. PLUS SAND ART WILL BE THERE

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: MASONIC HALL, HORSE MARKET, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SH

Wild Durham Art Exhibition

Cafe on The Green, Durham

Pastel paintings and prints by Shotley Bridge artist, Fiona Carvell. Growth, colour and texture inspired by the landscape of County Durham.

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

Location: Cafe on The Green, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

Soul Central

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Powerful, top notch soulful vocals and saxophone tones, bluesy keys work, Funky drumming & grooving bass and guitar. So come down to experience Soul Central performing covers by Junior Walker and the all stars, Dobie Gray, Bill Withers, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Ruffin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, The Temptations, The Average White

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

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

Classic car day

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

We are expecting a huge selection of incredible cars dating from 1920s onwards. Amongst the vehicles on display will be those made by famous manufacturers such as Austin, Daimler, Ford, Morris and Riley. This magnificent collection of cars represents some of the finest motoring history, and will be a great spectacle for enthusiasts and novices

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

History Exhibition, Tow Law

History Exhibition, with over 3,000 photos and artefacts covering the villages of Tow Law, Stanley, Sunniside and Wolsingham. On 24th and 25th of September from 11am to 4pm each day.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-16:00

Location: History Exhibition, st Philip and st James Church,, Tow Law, DL13 4LG

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Nature's Delights

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Nature’s Delights showcases a selection of wildlife paintings by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, who introduced a wider audience to the countryside with his illustrations for Ladybird’s popular series What to Look for in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and The Farm. Alongside Tunnicliffe’s work are paintings by Archibald Thorburn and John

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

Terrific Trees

Botanic Garden, Durham

Pick up an Explorer Backpack from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden. (Subject to availability)

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

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

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

Prehistoric Pictures

Palace Green Library, Durham

Be inspired by our ancient ancestors and create a modern version of cave art. 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 the artwork of Stuart Fisher

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Undercroft Restaurant: Following the success of his book of paintings Mostly Durham, award-winning artist and designer Stuart Fisher launches his fifth exhibition of watercolour paintings in Durham Cathedral. The exhibition entitled Adventures in Architecture, will include work featuring Durham City, Prague, Venice, London, Siena and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

An exhibition of the artwork of Judy Hurst

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Galilee Chapel: Vellum, poplar board, 24ct gold leaf, 18ct gold, and exotic wood with inlays are just some of the materials used to produce the work in this exhibition by local artist Judy Hurst. The spiritual life of the North East is represented by images of wildlife intertwined with patterns, both imaginative and mathematical, reminiscent

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Inspired by Architecture - North-East Embroiderers Guild

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Guild is a national organisation divided into 11 regions. Members work in different techniques including traditional counted thread work, surface stitching, gold-work and beading, to applique patchwork and quilting, and incorporate both hand and machine embroidery. Some members of Durham Cathedral’s Broderers are also Guild members.

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: 12:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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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