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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 ...

Family Fun Tour

Durham Castle, Durham

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout the tour. Charges apply. Our friendly tour guide will take ...

The Fugitives

Cotherstone Village Hall, Barnard Castle

Once again Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives are heading to the UK for a tour of venues in the North. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen ...

Funny Way To Be - The Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

The Witham, Barnard Castle

This multi-award winning, box office record-smashing American comedy duo, renowned for their unique brand of physical comedy and split-second character changes, draw on their huge ...

Seaham cliff top car park, opp Seaham Hall, Seaham

Art walk: Seaham, two miles with artist Sophy Nixon

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Seaham cliff top car park, opp Seaham Hall, Seaham, Seaham, SR7 7AG

Durham 300 Classic Car Show

Tanfield Railway, Stanley

A classic car show at the oldest railway in the world. See the cars and Ride the trains at the Tanfield Railway To celebrate with the freemasons of Durham 300 years of the United Grand Lodge of England

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Tanfield Railway, Marley Hill Engine Sheds, Stanley, NE16 5ET

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

The Boy Who Grew Wings

Hamsterly Forest, Witton-le-Wear

Join us for a magical journey around Hamsterly Forest and watch aerial acrobats fly through the trees as the story unfolds! You will be guided by a narrator as you step into a real life fairy tale and meet some interesting characters. Not to be missed!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:00

Location: Hamsterly Forest, Hamsterly Forest, Witton-le-Wear, DL13 3NL

Festival of Archaeology: What is it?

Museum of Archaeology, Durham

Meet our local Finds Liaison Officer from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and bring along any objects you have unearthed – whether they were discovered in the garden or while walking the dog. Come to the Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library to join in the Festival of Archaeology and display of the Lanchester Diploma - the first

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

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

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

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

Wild Yoga

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Howden-le-Wear

We’ve teamed up with accredited Dru Yoga Teacher,Roy Moor, to deliver weekly yoga classses at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Classes will last 1 hour 15 minutes and will run every Tuesday, 10am – 11.15am. £5 per class. Booking is essential as class space is limited. For further information contact Roy Moor on roymoor4@aol.com

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30, 10:30-12:30

Location: Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor, Howden-le-Wear, DH4 6PU

Oriental Museum, Durham

Make your own special Tibetan-style bracelet. 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

Kynren

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 layers of detail, more special effects and a much larger cast. Whether you are a returning visitor or experiencing Kynren for the first time, join us on a whistle stop

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

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

Funny Way To Be - Edinburgh Previews: Jo Caulfield & Brennan Reece

The Witham, Barnard Castle

TV star and Funny Way To Be Comedy favourite Jo Caulfield has been dubbed the "funniest woman in Britain", living up to the title with razor-sharp wit, acerbic observations and scandalous one-liners. 2016 Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee and 2015 English Comedian of the Year Brennan Reece returns from supporting Joe Lycett and Jason Manford with his

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

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

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

Hollie has thrilled and entranced audiences across the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This evening of poetry and storytelling is taken from Hollie’s new book, Plum. With special support from Alix Alixandra.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Hand Crafted Boutique

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Handcrafted Boutique Fair with a quality selection of handmade products from around the North East.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Artisan bespoke craft fair with selected crafters from around the north-east.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Bespoke artisan craft fair with selected crafters from around the north east

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

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



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