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Draw Durham

Across Duham City, Durham

Join us this Bank Holiday weekend for DRAW DURHAM, a series of fun drop-in drawing sessions across Durham City. Pick up your free map from Millennium Place and start exploring. ...

Canary : Fun in the Oven

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Inspired by the stories of the women who worked in Britain’s munition factories during WWI. Set during a zeppelin air raid, Canary uses physical theatre and sound design to ...

Wisdom of a Fool

Gala Theatre, Durham

Norman Wisdom dominated British film and theatre during the 1950s playing to packed audiences across the country. The London Palladium and Pinewood Studios became second homes ...

Paul Chowdhry: Live innit

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Following his 100 date, sell-out 2015 tour, popular TV comic Paul Chowdhry is to bring his brand new show to Barnard Castle this Autumn. A rich comedy talent, the London-born ...

St Peter's Chapel Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Join our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel, with anecdotes of the bishops who worshiped here and stories of the Northern Saints featured in the magnificent stained glass windows.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Auckland Castle Behind the Scenes Tours

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Visitors are being given the chance to go behind closed doors for a peek inside the £17m restoration of Auckland Castle in our FREE Behind the Scenes tours. The Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham is being returned to its Georgian Gothic opulence and will be otherwise closed to visitors until May 2018. The Behind

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:00, 13:00-14:30

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

Quebec Village Hall, Quebec

Local business entrepreneurs have been brought together to offer free treatments/products for people to sample, The event is being organised by Dh7 Community Events who have supported local people in the area. The pamper night is on Saturday 24th June at 7pm, Quebec Village Hall. Along with the products on offer we have a buffet and free glass

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

Location: Quebec Village Hall, Front street, Quebec, Dh7 9DF

Frog and Ferret, Spennymoor

live music

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

Location: Frog and Ferret, Coulson Street, Spennymoor, DL167RS

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope

a presentation of modern-day images, with a selection of photographs from the Weardale museum archive

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

Location: Durham Dales Centre, nr Bishop Auckland, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Brooke's Ceilidh

Hamsterley & District WMC & Institute, Hamsterley

An evening of fun, dancing and learning the art of ceilidh. Come and make friends and hear more about equine welfare charity Brooke - Action for Working Horses and Donkeys. On the night, there will also be a raffle and fundraising games in aid of Brooke. Supper included.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Hamsterley & District WMC & Institute, Saunders Avenue, Hamsterley, DL13 3QF

Brancepeth Castle Steampunk Weekend

Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth

Specialist traders, live entertainment, and fantastic costumes in Castle not generally open to the public.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Brancepeth Castle, Off Main Road, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

St Joseph's, Coxhoe

tombola, raffle, cake stall, refreshments and more. Free admission

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Joseph's, Church Street, Coxhoe, DH6 4DA

Middleton Masonic Hall, Middleton-in-Teesdale

fundraiser for Laithkirk Church

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:30

Location: Middleton Masonic Hall, HORSEMARKET, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL120SW

Parish Church of St Mary, Shincliffe

Midsummer Flowers, in poetry and song

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

Location: Parish Church of St Mary, Shincliffe, Shincliffe, DH1 2NU

spennymoor indoor bowls club, Spennymoor

Friendly family atmosphere, children over 8yrs welcome accompanied by adult. fantastic sound system come along and sing us a song

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

Location: spennymoor indoor bowls club, 53/57 Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor, DL13 7LE

Northern Crafts

The Witham, Barnard Castle

20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods. Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage. Based in Cumbria, Northern Crafts are event organisers, running arts, craft, gift and wedding events in Cumbria and the North East of England. Founded in 2012, they aim to provide

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

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

St. Cuthbert's Centre, Crook

OUR 46TH GARDEN FETE is being held on Saturday 24th June, 2017 at 1pm in the grounds of St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN and being opened by our local Northern Echo Sports Writer, John Phelan. There will be a Grand Draw with first prize of £250; lots of stalls and entertainment for the children, including an assault course,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

Celebrate Eid

Oriental Museum, Durham

Find out about the Islamic festival of Eid and make a beautiful Eid hanging decoration. 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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

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

Our Streets Are Numbered

Gala Theatre, Durham

When Horden pit closed in 1986, the ex-colliery houses were passed on to a Housing Association who, despite many promises, haven’t kept the properties in a good state of repair. This is a powerful film/music performance looking at social housing issues in Horden, through a Leverhulme Artist in Residence post at Durham University Geography

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams

Gala Theatre, Durham

Natural history broadcasters Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams team up to perform this informative and amusing wildlife show packed with fascinating facts and fun. Their exciting journey is filled with real life stories and takes the audience behind the scenes of the wonderful world of wildlife and TV presenting.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

The Nick Ross Orchestra: Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era

The Empire, Consett

Recapturing the sounds of a bygone era, the outstanding Nick Ross Orchestra presents an umissable evening of music and song. With a line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm sectiona and a special guest singer, orchestra fully recreates the Big Band sound of the 1940s.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

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

Cumbrian Print-makers workshop : Woodcut with Debby Akam

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Woodcut is one of the most spontaneous forms of printmaking. Marks are made by cutting into a wooden block, which is then inked up and used to make a print. In a one- day workshop, participants will learn how to design, cut and print a multi-coloured woodcut print using professional printing inks to create layers and textures. The workshops are

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

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

Durham Singers summer concert: The Cloths of Heaven

St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth

Songs of love and home, from Ireland and America, including choral classics by Britten, Stanford and Barber, new music by Howard Skempton and Augusta Read Thomas, and arrangements of traditional songs. We invite the audience to join us for summer refreshments after the concert. Tickets available online, from choir members or from Durham Music

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

Location: St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

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: 11:00-12:00

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

Cumbrian Printmakers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Cumbrian Printmakers are a group of 30 enormously talented, professional artists who make prints using a variety of printmaking techniques, from collagraph, lino, cyanotype, screen printing and etching to printing onto textiles and into ceramics. In order to help visitors better understand the range of methods involved in the various styles of

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

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

Terrific Time Machines

Palace Green Library, Durham

Celebrate our new exhibition on time travel by designing your very own time machine. 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

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

Edinburgh Previews: John Kearns & Lauren Pattison

The Witham, Barnard Castle

London based John Kearns is a former guide at the Houses of Parliament. He won the 2014 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, a year after being named best newcomer – the first act to achieve that in two consecutive years. Lauren Pattison is of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, with a fresh and fierce female voice. In 2016 Lauren also

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

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

Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street

Event details Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you'll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you're part of it. Want to push

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3SJ

Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), Spennymoor

bingo, raffle, friendly atmosphere. Every Saturday at 8pm

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club (above Ken Warnes), 53 - 57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LE

Table-top & Craft Sale.

St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle

On the first and third Saturdays of every month from February to December. Stalls selling bric-a-brac, books, plants, jewellery, collectables, hand-mades, jams & preserves and more. Refreshments available

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 09:30-15:30

Location: St Mary's Parish Hall, Newgate, opposite the Market Cross., Barnard Castle, DL12 8NQ

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



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