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Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Over 100,000 visitors came to see Kynren last year. This year, the show will be even Bigger, Better and Brighter with the addition of completely new scenes, new characters, extra ...

HandleBards Outdoor Shakespeare with As You Like It

Raby Castle, Staindrop

This summer, The HandleBards are returning to County Durham to perform their hit all-female production of As You Like It at Raby Castle on Friday 28th July. The HandleBards are ...

St Cuthbert's Hospice garden open to the public

St Cuthbert's Hospice, Park House Road, Durham

5 acres of mature gardens surround this CQC outstanding-rated Hospice. In development since 1988, the gardens are cared for by volunteers. Incl a Victorian-style greenhouse and ...

Clockwork Garden Live

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Two days of wonder for the whole family from The House of Fairy Tales. Tulips bursting forth in the galleries, a whirring Clockwork Garden filling another gallery, plus a trail of ...

The North's Premier Book Sale

Pemberton Rooms, Durham

12,000 high-quality new and used books on every subject under the sun, including lots of books for children. All bargain prices and many are just 50p. Open from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July. 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and accompanied children are welcome. All proceeds to Durham Palestine Educational Trust which, in partnership with

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green (yards from the Cathedral), Durham, DH1 3RS

Northern Ink - An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A selling exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition celebrates the Wedgwoodn’t Vases by the contemporary artist Michael Eden. His designs are loosely based on early Wedgwood Vases, chosen because Josiah Wedgwood was at the forefront of the first Industrial Revolution. In order to create his fashionable and desirable pottery, Wedgwood transformed both the ways that ceramics were

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Phoenix Club, Newton Aycliffe

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

Location: The Phoenix Club, MacMillan Road, Newton Aycliffe, DL54LG

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects. How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day? The key is TIME. Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

Amazing Animals

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Explore the Museum and see lots of animal inspired artwork before recreating your favourite creature in this fun collage workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

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

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Tom Deacon & Katie Pritchard

The Cornerhouse, Crook

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on July 27th 2017: Tom Deacon, Katie Pritchard, and host Aaron Twitchen Tom Deacon - “With looks, confidence, charm and great material; expect other comics to lynch him” - The Sunday Times Katie Pritchard - FINALIST Musical Comedy Awards 2017. “Sometimes surreal, often unusually

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: The Cornerhouse, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

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: 12:30-13:30

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

We Learn at Leisure and Study for Pleasure

The Witham, Barnard Castle

We Learn at Leisure and Study for Pleasure!” is an exhibition in the Dispensary Gallery that celebrates the ten year anniversary of Teesdale U3A (University of the Third Age). Taking an holistic view of learning and studying, members of Teesdale U3A enjoy an enormous array of activities from fell walking to Scrabble, astronomy to wine tasting.

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

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

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

Palace Green Library, Durham

How big is time? And what will the future be like? The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and

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

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

Old Well Inn, Barnard Castle

Every Thursday starting at 8:30. All genres of acoustic music welcome. Special Guest nights last Thursday of the month

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

Location: Old Well Inn, The Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PH

Th Magic of Illustration

The Witham, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, The Magic of Illustration, will bring to life books, music, characters and drawings by local and nationally celebrated artists and illustrators, who through their displays will open up their sketchbooks and notepads to reveal the process behind the finished product, be that a book sleeve or an album cover. This bright and beautiful

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

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

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

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

Durham KFA Moves Free Sessions

Laurel Avenue Primary School, Durham

Exercise, Movement and Dance event Drop in to join or watch any or all the sessions led by our qualified teachers between 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. sessions will include different dance styles – such as Line Dancing, working with apparatus and seated exercise. Come along, have fun, meet new people and start your New Year developing a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Laurel Avenue Primary School, Laurel Avenue, Durham, DH1 2EY


Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Simple and fun dance workout, with glow-sticks and disco lights, to club anthems from the Nineties, through to today's tracks.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:15

Location: Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

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