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Auckland Castle Fun Run

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Families and young people can take part in this 2 mile fun run through the grounds of Auckland Castle. Suitable for under 16's but under 8's must be accompanied by an adult. ...

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 ...

Wolsingham agricultural show

Scotch Isle Showground, Wolsingham

As well as being an opportunity to view high quality livestock, organisers have planned an action-packed events programme, featuring everything from show jumping displays, ...

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 ...

Community Football Centre, Stanley

With the very best in local rock, plus a licensed bar, food and market stalls and free children’s activities and inflatables, the festival back for its second year promises to provide something for everyone. The main stage sees live music from: Lana and the Drivers, Whipfist, Heist 2-11, The Distorted, Counterfeit Youth, You Fooled Me and

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 13:00-21:00

Location: Community Football Centre, Tyne Road, Stanley, DH9 6PZ

Village Hall, Romaldkirk

With games, sports, tombola, white elephant, Punch & Judy, live music from the Middleton Silver Band and much more. A fun afternoon out. Plus fancy dress competition, meet for judging outside the Village Hall, 1:00pm.

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

Location: Village Hall, Village Green, Romaldkirk, DL12 9ED

Low Etherley Hillside Cottages, Bishop Auckland

Two gardens in Low Etherley, Hillside Cottages, will be open in support of the Bishop Auckland Fundraising Group for Marie Curie, on Saturday, August 19, 1:00pm-5:00pm The gardens of two 19th century cottages offer contrasting styles. At Number 1, grass paths lead through a layout of trees and shrubs including many interesting specimens.

Category: Gardens
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Low Etherley Hillside Cottages, Low Etherley, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0EZ

Frog and Ferret, Spennymoor

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

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

St Cuthburt's Chapel (Ushaw College), Durham

The organ recital series promotes an eclectic range of music from the classical organ repertoire; from renaissance to baroque and romantic to twentieth century. The programme will include music by Bach, Mozart and Widor. Matthew Atherton studied organ with Ian Little, James Lancelot and Keith Wright. He holds an M.A. in Musicology from Durham

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: St Cuthburt's Chapel (Ushaw College), Durham, Durham, DH7 9RH

Colliery Club, Easington

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Tow Law Community Centre, Tow Law

Family Ceilidh with the Joint Stock Ceilidh Band. Bring your own food and drink. Tickets available form the Community Centre or Cathy's Shop on Tow Law High Street.

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

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

Sunny Sundial

Palace Green Library, Durham

Have you seen our sundial in the gallery? Make your own sundial to tell the time in a new way. 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

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

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The Friends of Durham Cathedral are presenting “All That Jazz”, an evening of Good Time Music with one of the North East's leading traditional jazz bands, Maureen Hall's Rendezvous Jazz. They will play a medley of traditional, spiritual and gospel music, with Maureen’s vocal style inspired by the likes of Billie Holliday, Bessie Smith,

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Crook Hotel, Crook

Live Music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Crook Hotel, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

Live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Waskerley Station picnic area, Stanhope

11 miles to Edmundbyers with Dianne Hannaby

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Waskerley Station picnic area, Stanhope to Castleside Road, Stanhope, DH8 9DZ

MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB., Middleton-in-Teesdale

COUNTRY AND WESTERN. 60s & 70sa

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

Location: MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB., ROSE TERRACE, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL120QL

Amazing Art

Oriental Museum, Durham

Make your own personal calligraphy portrait and see yourself as never before. 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

Crook Hotel, Crook

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Crook Hotel, Hope street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Burning Rock Festival with Lana and the Drivers

Community Football Centre, Stanley

The popular festival that returns for its second year takes place on Saturday 19th August 2017 and includes live music from Lana & the Drivers, Whipfist, The Distorted, Counterfeit Youth and a whole host of the best local talent! Lana from Lana & the Drivers who headline the event said: “"We loved Burning Rock last year. The Stanley Events

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 13:00-21:00

Location: Community Football Centre, Tyne Road, Stanley, DH9 6PZ

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

Rendezvous Jazz

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Join the Friends of Durham Cathedral for an evening of music with Rendezvous Jazz, a local group who play Gospel and Spiritual music as well as jazz. Tickets: £10 for Friends of Durham Cathedral (£12 non-members) available from the Friends’ Office 0191 384 5266 friends@durhamcathedral.co.uk, the Gala Theatre Box Office 03000 266600 or on

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Social Club, Lanchester

live music

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

Location: Social Club, Newbiggen Lane, Lanchester, DH70PF

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

The Creative Sketchbook

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle

This one day workshop will show you how to create interesting textures and backgrounds for your SB pages. Using Visual Language techniques you will create imagery using various techniques before investigating page layout and colour study. To book email info@catherinehowarddesigns.com or visit my FB page at Catherine Howard Designs

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

Location: Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN

Draw Print Stitch Workshop

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle

One day workshop creating a piece of art based on the theme 'Coastal Reflections'. Using collage, mixed media and mark making you will create your art piece, this will then be printed onto fabric to be embellished with stitch.

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

Location: Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN

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

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

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

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

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

After Midnight at Chester le Street Golf Club

Chester le Street Golf Club, Chester-le-Street

After Midnight will perform at Chester le Street Golf Club on Saturday 19 August. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.00pm. Tickets are £10, available in advance from The Golf Club - Tel: 0191 388 3218 ext 1. Visit the venue’s website:- www.clsgolfclub.co.uk NB: This will NOT be an Eric Clapton tribute gig although one or two

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: Chester le Street Golf Club, Lumley Park House, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NS

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

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

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

Hardwick Live festival: Line-up includes Pete Doherty, Buzzcocks, Soul II Soul, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Gabrielle, Brand New Heavies, Ocean Colour Sce

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, Sedgefield, County Durham, have revealed 90s band Ocean Colour Scene will top the bill on Saturday, August 19. The stage will also welcome special guest Pete Doherty and big

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

Location: Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

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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