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Funny Way To Be Comedy with Barbara Nice

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

comedy's favourite character, housewife Barbara Nice, performs her new show ‘Raffle’. This critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy from Phoenix Nights actress Janice ...

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Gala Theatre, Durham

Durham Musical Theatre Company follows on from their award-winning productions of Sunset Boulevard and The Best of British Musicals with the sensational Rodgers and Hammerstein ...

The Allure of Napoleon

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring outstanding artworks held in the Museum’s collection, the display will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Founders’ interest in Napoleon and his times. It ...

Rod Stewart

Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street

ONE of the best-selling artists of all time has announced a date in County Durham – one of just two UK mainland concerts this year. Tickets will go on sale later this week ...

Family Fun Tour

Durham Castle, Durham

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle. Our friendly tour guide will take you through the gatehouse and into heart of the historic building. Here you will experience history and tales from 900 years of living history, with activities for children throughout the tour. Take a tour around one Durham's most

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:15-15:30

Location: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

Eden Place picnic area, Beamish

Crash, Bang, Wallop, eight and a half miles with Neville McDonnell

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Eden Place picnic area, Beamish, Beamish, DH9 0RE

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

see how Anglo Saxons would have once made their rings and create your own silver replica to wear with pride

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Napoleon I

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Learn about Napoleon Bonaparte in The Allure of Napoleon exhibition and create your very own bicorn hat and much more in this drop in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies. Also on Wed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30-16:00

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

Animals and the Railways

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Shildon

Come along to Locomotion this February half term and take part in our 'Animals and the Railways' activities. Why not buy one of our activity packs for just £1? Packs contain an animal mask to decorate, museum trail, pencil and certificate! Packs on sale daily between Tuesday February 21 and Sunday February 28. Whilst stocks last.

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

Location: Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE

Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration

Oriental Museum, Durham

A rare opportunity to view a Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration, with mask maker Hideta Kitazawa. Hideta Kitazawa is a second-generation Japanese woodcarving artist who began studying under his woodcarver father Kitazawa Ikkyō. Becoming an independent wood carver and mask maker in 1997, Kitazawa Hideta has since created masks for noh plays

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 15:00-16:30

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Turrets Youth Theatre

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Turrets Youth Theatre has provided drama-based workshops, activities and performances for almost 20 years in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area of Teesdale. From its early days as part of The Castle Players, in 2013 we registered as an independent not-for-profit organisation, committed to delivering unique opportunities for young people

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 16:00-19:00

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

Half Term - Washington Children’s Strike Commemorations

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

It’s the year 1917 and sadly there are hungry children around the North-East and across the country. Agricultural workers are signing up for war, there is naval warfare and a poor harvest, all of which are contributing to food shortages and high prices in Britain, leaving children hungry and dramatically losing weight. Things are about to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Opening the Door: Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Durham University’s Western Art Collection contains a significant number of prints by leading artists and is one of the most important university collections of 20th and 21st century art in the UK. This exhibition explores the different printing techniques used by artists, from early methods of woodcut printing to more contemporary screen and

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

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

Powerful Pyramids

Oriental Museum, Durham

Explore our two Ancient Egyptian galleries and build your own pyramid, complete with secret treasure inside. Drop in 1-3pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children 5-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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

Count Arthur Strong

Gala Theatre, Durham

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

BEASTS!

Durham Cathedral, Durham

An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times. From illustrations of lions and dragons in medieval manuscripts, to early printed books of natural history which feature sea serpents and wyverns alongside images of the rhinoceros or giraffe, and the ‘evidence’ presented to prove the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Master Musicians : Alim Baisenbayer

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Alim Baisenbayer studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and the Purcell School in the UK. His first visit to The Witham, Alim will be playing works by Beethoven, Chopin & Debussy.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Sweetheart craft making

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Make beautiful keepsakes and tokens, learn about romantic traditions from different parts of the world and try your hand at different crafts to make beautiful keepsakes and tokens to take home.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:35-15:00

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

Romance and Roses

The Witham, Barnard Castle

At a time of the year when people are turning their attention to matters of the heart, Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. From a depiction of a quiet walk in the woods, a last Rolo, a

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

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

Romance and Roses

The Witham, Barnard Castle

At a time of the year when people are turning their attention to matters of the heart, Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists' interpretations of love and romance. From a depiction of a quiet walk in the woods, a last Rolo, a

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

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

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories. Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan. Museums often

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday

Palace Green Library, Durham

Hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker is one of the most unusual, complex, and mysterious aspects of human experience. Typically regarded as a symptom of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is increasingly recognized as an important part of many people’s lives and experience, as well as a phenomenon that has had

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

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

 ‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

Palace Green Library, Durham

Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life. Originally shown at Woodhorn, this exhibition is influenced by the Northern Poetry Library and Palace Green Library collections. Located in Northumberland and Durham, the libraries are both important archives and

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

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

In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

Oriental Museum, Durham

Shimla is the capital of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. The British built Shimla as their ‘little version of England’ and, by extension, of Britain itself. Today, Shimla is a hugely popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and its status as an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Allure of Napoleon

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring outstanding artworks held in the Museum’s collection, the display will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Founders’ interest in Napoleon and his times. It will also the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of The Bowes Museum in 2017.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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



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