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Craft Hour

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

Our local craft group meets weekly to knit, crochet and natter, crafting wildlife-inspired creations to raise money for Durham Wildlife Trust. All welcome, email ...

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 ...

Hardwick Live festival

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

THE full line-up has been announced for one of the North-East’s biggest live music events set to return this summer. Organisers of Hardwick Live, held at Hardwick Hall, ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Steve Shanyaski & Joe Bromehead

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on August 2nd 2017: Steve Shanyaski, Joe Bromehead & host Sam Avery Show details: Steve Shanyaski - “One of ...

Northern Ink-An exhibition of pen and ink drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Undercroft Restaurant 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 preview event will

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

car park on the Deerness Valley Railway Path, Stanley Crook

A Walk Past the Cows Tail, 12.5 miles with Bill Gallon

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: car park on the Deerness Valley Railway Path, Stanley Crook, Stanley Crook, DL15 9RY

Chalk that Up! Durham Wildlife Trust

Wingate Quarry Nature Reserve , Trimdon Station

The chalk carpet moth inhabits calcareous grassland (overlying chalk and limestone), particularly that which has formed in old limestone quarries; of which Durham has many. This night flying moth is easily disturbed during the day. Widely distributed in the south of the country, this moth has declined in the Durham area to the point where there is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Wingate Quarry Nature Reserve , Trimdon Station , Trimdon Station, TS29 6BF

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

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

Samling Academy presents When I was One and Twenty

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Young love takes many forms. Journey through the hopeful innocence of first love to the heartbreak of unrequited love and the wisdom gained through experience in a concert featuring some of the most beautiful music ever written. Directed by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and Ian Tindale, this semi-staged performance features some of the North

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

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

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

Village Hall, Escomb

admission £2, refreshments provided

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Village Hall, Escomb, Escomb, DL14 7ST

'Music & Memories'

St Catherines Community Centre , Crook

We are holding a regular 'Music and Memories' session at St Catherines Community Centre on Wednesdays 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: St Catherines Community Centre , Church Street , Crook, DL15 8NE

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

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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