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Blake

The Empire, Consett

Fresh from recent appearances on the Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing and The One Show, British harmony trio BLAKE present a brand new show featuring the finest songs from ...

Plants, food and gift fair

Raby Castle, Staindrop

Over 20 stands featuring some of the best Northern plant nurseries along with quality gifts and food stands. Something for everyone. Admission (reduced) £5.00 to gardens, park ...

Fairy tale week

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

Once upon a time in the far away land of Durham City, there was a a beautiful and enchanted Medieval manor house with wondeful gardens called Crook Hall and Gardens. Crook Hall was ...

Durham Race For Life

St Leonards Sports Fields, Durham

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer, Join us by taking part in Durham Race for Life 5k ...

Fused Glass Workshop

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham

May Friday 27th, 28th, 31st, June 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Three sessions a day 10am, 12am and 2pm Space is limited so best to book. Email Janet@crushedchilli.co.uk Fused glass workshop sessions are 60 to 90 minute workshops. Age limit 3 years to 99. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops are themed however, if you have your

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Crushed Chilli Gallery, South Street, Durham, DH1 4QP

Janet Cardiff: Forty Part Motet

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Forty separately recorded voices are played back through forty speakers placed in an oval in the space. Visitors are invited to walk throughout the installation, listening to the individual voices of the singers or to absorb the impact of the choir as a whole. The Forty Part Motet is a re-working of Thomas Tallis’s 16th-century composition Spem

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

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 creative

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

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

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

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

Big Jug, Durham

A four piece band from the South Shields area playing modern and classic rock covers by bands such as Bon Jovi, Chilli Peppers, Kings of Leon, Metallica, Muse, U2, Van Halen & Whitesnake, to name but a few.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Big Jug, Claypath, Durham, DH11RG

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

Rose Lodge Care Home, Newton Aycliffe

Join our Tea Dance featuring live music from singer Jeff Wright as well as a selection of cakes and refreshments. We will be raising money for the regional branch of charity Music in Hospitals with proceeds going towards providing free live music from professional musicians to care homes, hospitals, day care centres and special schools in the area.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:00

Location: Rose Lodge Care Home, Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SE

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

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live music

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

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

Loveshack, Durham

Tom Hingley and The Karpets (singing all the Inspirial Carpets hits) will be headlining MADCHESTER The original lead singer in Inspirial Carpets one of the original bands in the Madchester movement of the late 80’s/90’s Tom Hingley is going to raise the roof! Ha’waysis are the north east’s number one Oasis tribute show. Since the band

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

Location: Loveshack, 3 Walkergate, Durham, DH14SQ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A special display showcasing a number of works by renowned local silversmith, Bill Chaytor, taking the magnificent North East countryside as inspiration. The display, in the newly refurbished ceramics galleries, features a menagerie of birds and animals among spoons, chalices, tumblers and other religious pieces, his most recent being a Bishop’s

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

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

Get Women Into Golf

Bishop Auckland Golf Club, Bishop Auckland

FREE taster sessions for ladies at Bishop Auckland Golf Club in May and June. Come along and have a go in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment. All equipment will be provided for you - just book your place and turn up in casual, comfortable clothing. For details of sessions and to book online go to www.getintogolf.org

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Bishop Auckland Golf Club, High Plains, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8DL

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

Something for us by Stephen Elliott and Joanne Howard

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Stephen Elliott and Joanne Howard have been friends for over 16 years. Twenty years ago Stephen set up the Bishop Auckland Theatre Hooligans, Joanne became a member of that group, then after University, a leader of the group with Stephen. Their work with the Theatre Hooligans leaves them very little time for anything else, but both of them have a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Limited Edition Prints by Norman Wade

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual artwork featuring Durham Cathedral and other significant architectural landmarks. Following the death of his widow, the Cathedral received Norman’s remaining artwork as a legacy gift. Money raised from the sale of Norman’s artwork is used to support Durham Cathedral. A selling

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

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Cluedunnit?

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Was it Colonel Helman Mayo in the Library with the Knife...? Lady Weewilly in the Ballroom with the Pistol...? Miss Magenta in the Kitchen with the Arsenic...? The eight famous faces behind the board gaming phenomenon ‘Cluedunnit’ have gathered together to celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary. But when the players take turns to drop

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

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

Dance : Fertile Ground

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The North East's First Professional Graduate Dance Company. Fertile Ground nurtures, inspires and challenges dance artists, audiences and participants developing and presenting inspirational and accessible dance opportunities across North East England and beyond. Working with The Bowes Museum, we are looking forward to a powerful dance performance.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

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

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Sporting chance/Football Crazy R Us is a well-established sporting organisation coaching boys and girls in several sports from 3-11 years old and is currently branching further in to the Newton Aycliffe Area. Friday Football 3 – 6 years old 4pm – 5pm Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre Friday Football 7 – 11 years old 5pm – 6pm

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 16:00-18:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL54HT

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Lead by Jayne Latcham 90 Minutes of fun and play time plus healthy snack, for toddlers and coffee/tea for Mum, Dad, Nanna and granddad. Older children accepted during school holidays subject to space.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL54HT

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Lead by Age UK Gentle exercise to music for over 50's

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL54HT

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: 10:00-18:00

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

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two unique heritage walks. Buy or instantly download then explore at your leisure.

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

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP



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