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Curiously Contrary March Hare sculpting workshop

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Spend a fun-filled day creating your very own hare sculpture for display in either your home or your garden. You will spend the first part of the day building the base structure ...

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 ...

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Christian Reilly, Adam Staunton, and host Tom Houghton

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on September 6th 2017: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Christian Reilly, Adam Staunton, and host Tom Houghton ...

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

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

Tudhoe Victory Club, Tudhoe

Sequence and Ballroom Dancing to excellent recorded music. A full and varied programme of dances. This is a friendly dance in pleasant surroundings.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Tudhoe Victory Club, 67 York Hill Crescent, Tudhoe, DL16 6LP

Durham Castle goes Medieval

Durham Castle, Durham

Enjoy a FREE Medieval -themed Family Day at Durham Castle on Sunday 25th June. Castle Community Action (CCA) and Durham Castle Museum have teamed together to offer you a unique experience at Durham Castle. Prepare for a Medieval family day out as Durham Castle and its beautiful grounds take a step back in time to the Medieval period! Immerse

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:00

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

Maddisons Thread + Warrilow

Empty Shop HQ, Durham

Lee Maddison and his fellow musicians deliver a welcome antidote to the trials and tribulations that we deal with on a day to day basis. Believe me, if you get a chance to see him play live then do anything you can to get there, even if it means selling your children, he really is that good!’- ProgRadar.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:00

Location: Empty Shop HQ, Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, DH14SJ

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

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

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

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

Alington House, Durham

everyone welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

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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Costa Coffee, Chester-le-Street

Church meeting for contemporay and informal worship and fellowship particulary suitable for those seeking faith with question about the Christian faith, thoose looking to re-engage with a church or those simply wanting to experinece a something new.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 17:00-18:15

Location: Costa Coffee, 42 Front Street, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3BG



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