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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 ...

Sean Kelly - Sold Your Way!

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer. He’s led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in ...

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 ...

The Andrea Pattison Trio

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Bishop Auckland

Next weeks lunchtime jazz will feature the wonderful singing of Andrea Pattison. A professional singer for twenty years, Andrea will present a programme of jazz standards ...

car park beside Belmont flyover on A690, Belmont

Photography Walk: Goblins, Pixies and Kepier Wood? Two miles with Philip Nixon

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: car park beside Belmont flyover on A690, Belmont, Belmont, DH1 1HP

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

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

Henknowle Community Centre, Bishop Auckland

Golden Hearts is an gentle exercise class for the over 60s located at Henknowle Community Centre in Bishop Auckland. Both free standing and seated exercises. ​For more info contact Bernadette on 01388 601177

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-14:00

Location: Henknowle Community Centre, 3 Cumbria Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6TJ

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

The Lightfoot Institute, Bishop Auckland

Beginners class in moving to all types of music. For more information call Maureen 01388-603851 or email her on mhankey@talktalk.net

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

Location: The Lightfoot Institute, Kingsway, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7JN

Music & Memories

Waterhouses Community Centre , Waterhouses

We are holding a regular 'Music and Memories' session at Waterhouses Community Centre on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3pm. Join us for a variety of activities such as listening to music, sing-a-longs, dancing, craft, quiz’s and trips out. It is a fantastic opportunity to get together with old friends and make new ones. Contact us to register and

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

Location: Waterhouses Community Centre , Russell Street , Waterhouses, DH7 9AR

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

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

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

Inquisitive Infants (0-5)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Creative sessions for 0-5 year olds. Come and explore in this creatively nurturing session, to engage children's minds, hands and imaginations. Weekly activities will help encourage and develop: • self confidence • problem solving skills • dexterity, gross and fine motor skills • social and emotional awareness Ticket includes a drink

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00

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

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