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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 ...

A Night of Dirty Dancing

The Empire, Consett

No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, the romance & joy of the cult classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie ...

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 ...

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting exhibition by members of Interface Arts set amongst the locomotives and carriages at ...

Tow Law Community Centre, Tow Law

Roller disco for young people, skate hire included in the price. 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00-18:00

Location: Tow Law Community Centre, Ironworks Road, Tow Law, DL13 4AW

The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty

The Sands, Durham

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at The Sands, Durham from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th August in its fully heated big top venue. Breathtaking in its simplicity,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:00

Location: The Sands, The Sands, Durham, DH1 1SF

Esh Winning Methodist Church, Esh Winning

Does your life lack direction? Come and find answers. Meetings include musical items and talks about the Bible. Coffee and chat at the end.

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Esh Winning Methodist Church, Evenwood Road, Esh Winning, DH7 9PE

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Peterlee Leisure Centre, Peterlee

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Peterlee Leisure Centre, St Cuthberts Way, Peterlee, SR8 1AF

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex, Bishop Auckland

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex, Woodhouse Lane, , Bishop Auckland, DL14 6JX

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Chester-le-Street

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Burns Green, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QH

Brand new family pool sessions at Durham County Council leisure centre pools

Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre , Newton Aycliffe

If the kids want to do some splashing about in the pool this summer, then they (and you) will love the new range of fantastic, great value family pool sessions now on offer at Durham County Council leisure centre pools. With sessions for all ages throughout the holidays, we can help you keep them entertained all summer long whatever the weather.

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

Location: Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre , Beveridge Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4EH

Wharton Park, Durham

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook. Presented by special

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Wharton Park, Framwellgate Peth, Durham, DH1 4FJ

Allensford picnic area, Castleside

Eight miles with Jo Davies around Cuckoo Bridge, Raven's Crag and Other Delights

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Allensford picnic area, west car park, Castleside, DH8 9BA

Lovely Lions

Oriental Museum, Durham

Everyone loves our Chinese lion which hangs in our gallery. Come and say hello and make a lion mask. 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

Oriental Museum, Durham

A special early bird opening for children with autism, learning or sensory impairments. Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments, together with their families and carers, are invited to take part in our quiet-time craft activities. Make a lion mask. Free with usual admission. We hope you will come along and enjoy our galleries.

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

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Treasures of the North-Durham photographic society exhibtion

Durham Cathedral, Durham

In celebration of the Treasures of St Cuthbert being rehoused in their permanent home in the monastic Great Kitchen within Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s world-class exhibition experience, Durham Photographic Society is showcasing places and people in the north.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Take a gentle stroll along the riverbanks to find out more about the bats of Durham. You may see pipistrelles, daubentons and noctules foraging for food. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral, off Palace Green. Bring a torch and please wear sturdy footwear as there are steep slopes. Tickets: £5 per person - booking is essential.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The Treasures of St Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A rare collection of some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK, including St Cuthbert's preserved wooden coffin and his exquisite gold and garnet pectoral cross. Also on display will be the ivory comb and portable altar buried alongside St Cuthbert, Anglo-Saxon vestments gifted to his Shrine, and the original Sanctuary

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Family Fun Day-Cartas and Charters

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Family craft activities linked to the Magna Carta and the Forest Charters exhibition on display in Open Treasure from 19 June – 9 September. Scriptorium - explore some tools of the writing trade and try your hand at medieval writing and letter illumination. Have a closer look at a copy of Durham’s 1216 Magna Carta – can you create your own

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

RAFA Club, Bishop Auckland

live country music

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RAFA Club, 43-47 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL146HS

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Back by popular demand - take part in den building, wood carving and much more in the Museum’s beautiful grounds with Rachel Dawber. Children must be accompanied by adult, for whom there is no charge for the event. Booking required on 01833 690606.

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

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

First Class at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting exhibition by members of Interface Arts set amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

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

Design a Robot

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Robots are the theme for this day of drop in fun. See a selection of robots in our toy gallery before trying a variety of themed crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

The Clockwork Garden

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A bewitching show promising a magical experience for all ages, offering hands-on activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Flying in from somewhere out in space, a mechanical seed has landed in our exhibition gallery to fill it with a beautiful, interactive exhibition. The seed needs to learn the secrets that make our earthly gardens full of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

An exquisite and engaging trail, linked to items from the Museum collection, viewed through the eyes of contemporary artist Gavin Turk in collaboration with other renowned British artists including Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Sir Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Matt Collishaw, Adam Dant and Yinka Shonibare MBE. In an interactive experience which

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Interface Arts First ClassExhibition at Locomotion

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

An exciting contemporary art exhibition by members of Interface Arts situated amongst the locomotives and carriages at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Historic Durham Tours,12.30 and 2.30pm

Palace Green Library, Durham

The tour will take you through the history of Durham over the last 1000 years using the beautiful buildings around Palace Green. Historic Durham tours unfold the architecture, the history and the stories of the people of Durham to introduce the history of the World Heritage Site. You will be amazed at what you learn from the enthusiastic and

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30, 14:30-15:30

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

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

Storytelling Busking

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Every Tuesday morning from 25 July until 29 August, and every Friday morning from 28 July until 25 August (except 11 August). Be sure to look out for a beautiful stroytelling chair in various locations around Barnard Castle this summer. You never know when you might stumble across an enchanting chair, made out of the most creative and beautiful

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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: 14:00-15:00

Location: No.42 , 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

Nature Abstracted

The Witham , Barnard Castle

Presenting bright and beautiful representations of flora and fauna, Nature Abstracted is a thrilling exhibition of large-scale abstract painting by local artist Anne Mason displayed in the Dispensary Gallery. Representations of emotions, social encounters and memories, this exciting body of work presented in Nature Abstracted is in stark contrast

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

Location: The Witham , 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LY

Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Myths, Legends and Fairytales is visual feast of an interactive exhibition designed to inspire the imaginations of visitors young and old alike. Timed to coincide with school summer holidays, Myths, Legends and Fairytales is an exhibition that aims to inspire the imaginations of visitors young and old alike. This exhibition presents a fascinating

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

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

4 Clocks Centre, Bishop Auckland

The 4 Clocks Club is a fun social afternoon of activities, for older people. If you are looking to fill in your afternoon and would like to meet new friends then please come along and join us for tea and home made treats. A small charge of £1.50 is required to help sustain this wonderful afternoon club.

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

Location: 4 Clocks Centre, 154a Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7ET

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

Hardwick Live with Madness

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield

ONE of the top, legendary bands of the 70s and 80s is to play a special one-off gig at a leading North East hotel this summer. Ska band Madness will be taking to the stage at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield on 18 August, heralding the start of a weekend of music. And their appearance will set the stage for the return of music festival Hardwick

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

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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