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Uchenna Dance : The Head Wrap Diary

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Presented by Uchenna Dance. Hair - worn long, worn short, worn wavy or in braids - is the subject of this funny and uplifting dance theatre performance. With a sizzling soundtrack ...

Martial arts seminar fitness & self defence

North Durham academy , Stanley

IMAF Europe U.K. Martial arts seminar Open to everyone 10 years + beginners & experienced students North Durham academy sports centre Stanley DH9 0TW Sunday 15th October ...

Diwali - special late night opening

Oriental Museum, Durham

This October come and celebrate the much loved Hindu festival of Diwali at the Oriental Museum! Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with this special late night ...

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 ...

Bowlers needed all ages male and female

Indoor Bowls Club, Spennymoor

free taster sessions come along and give it a try, gentle exercise improves hand to eye co-ordination

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

Location: Indoor Bowls Club, 53-57 WHITWORTH STREET, Spennymoor, DL16 7LF

Interface Arts: Pop Art Collage Workshop

Oriental Museum, Durham

Join us for a hands-on creative workshop led by artist Wendy Parkin. The Pop Art movement emerged in the 1950s and challenged traditional perceptions of art. You will be introduced to the main techniques and create your own individual art work using found materials and a little bit of imagination. All equipment and materials will be provided.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:30-16:30

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Eggleston Agricultural Show

West Barnley, Eggleston

There will be plenty of things to see and do across the day for people of all ages: Birds of prey, dogs show - entries on the day (£1 per dog), poultry tent, handy craft tent, children's entries, horticulture displays, vintage tractors, horse show, side shows, tombola, hook a duck, bouncy castle, fairground rides, cows including Highland &

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: West Barnley, Eggleston, Eggleston, DL12 0DS

St. Brandon's Church and village hall, Brancepeth

Flower Festival celebrating the voyages 1500 years ago of St. Brandon in search of Paradise and History Exhibition following the history of the church and its people and the village over 1500 years, including film of the fire that gutted the church in 1998 and its rebuilding.Organised by Brancepeth Archives and History Group. Saturday 16th,

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

Location: St. Brandon's Church and village hall, Brancepeth, Brancepeth, DH7 8DD

Brancepeth

St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, Brancepeth

It will be 19 years since fire gutted the Grade I Listed Building that is St. Brandon’s Church at Brancepeth, near Durham. In only a few hours the famous 17th century woodwork and virtually all the contents were destroyed or very badly damaged. Hard work by many people saw the building rise from the ashes; although many of its historic contents

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00, 10:00-16:00

Location: St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, The Village, Brancepeth, DH7 8DG

West Rainton Village Show

Jubilee Hall, West Rainton

The Annual show this year is on 16th September in the Jubilee Hall. 2016 saw over 300 entries and we hope to beat that year with 43 classes from art to baking and photography to crochet! Open for free viewing from 12noon to 2pm, followed by prize giving.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: Jubilee Hall, North Street, West Rainton, DH4 6NU

Belmont Parish Hall, St Mary Magdalene Church, Durham

Concert by local mixed-voice singing group, Bon Achord - entertaining you with a variety of well known songs from the last 60 years. Tickets can be purchased on the door and the cost includes a glass of wine

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Belmont Parish Hall, St Mary Magdalene Church, 2 Fellside Gardens, Durham, DH1 1AB

Belmont Parish Hall, St Mary Magdalene Church, Durham

Concert by local mixed-voice singing group, Bon Achord - entertaining you with you a variety of well known songs from the last 60 years.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00-21:00

Location: Belmont Parish Hall, St Mary Magdalene Church, 2 Fellside Gardens, Durham, DH1 1AB

Autumn Steam Gala with Flying Scotsman

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

Come and see very special guest locomotives including Flying Scotsman and BR Standard Class 2MT No. 78018 as they visit Shildon, the cradle of the railways. Steam train rides, guest locomotives and cab access are all part of this spectacular event. Whether you are new to locomotives or experienced in all things steam, there is something for

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

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

Craft skills festival

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

See blacksmithing and stained glass demonstrations, talk to the experts and try your hand at a range of heritage building and traditional crafts including weaving, pottery, stone carving and much more. Take the opportunity to peek inside the Castle in our Behind the Scene’s Tours running at 10.30 and 1pm or our St Peter’s Chapel Tours

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

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

Coach & Horses, Crook

live music

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

Location: Coach & Horses, 3 Addison Street, Crook, DL15 9EG

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Sports and SC, Middleton-in-Teesdale

COUNTRY AND WESTERN. 60s & 70s.

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

Location: Sports and SC, ROSE TERRACE., Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0UU

Brandon Rocks

BRANDON CRICKET AND SPORTS CLUB, Brandon

Brandon Rocks is new rock music festival featuring 12 Bands on 2 Stages from 1.30pm to 11pm. Headline Bands on the Outfield Stage include Bon Jovi Forever, Revolver, The Scandals, Sleeze Sisters and Hellraiser. The Pavilion Stage features Fu Fighters, Tubesnake, The Kieran Johnson Band, Frostie, Circa 69, Joe Hylam and Mayfare.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 13:30-23:00

Location: BRANDON CRICKET AND SPORTS CLUB, Brandon Lane, Brandon, DH7 8PG

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Many of the works are inspired by maps, paths, and topography, whilst others are inspired by naturally occurring geological formations, and other works are inspired

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Agricultural Show

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

Agricultural Show, recreating a typical country show from the early 1900s. With cavalry displays, strong man demonstrations, birds of prey, Punch and Judy Shows, have a go archery, and a chance to meet the animals around the show, including pit ponies, alpacas, ferrets, horses and guinea pigs. From Thursday, September 14 (until September 17)

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

St. Paul's Church, Evenwood

Victorian Fayre & Local History Exhibition. Craft & food stalls, Punch & Judy, Spennymoor Town Band games, refreshments & more plus exhibition of photos, documents & artifacts relating to Evenwood & Ramshaw. Free parking

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: St. Paul's Church, Chapel Street, Evenwood, DL14 9RA

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham

organist of St Margaret of Antioch Parish Church

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

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College, Ushaw, Durham, DH79RH

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Joséphine Bowes (1825 - 1874) was a very fashionable Parisian woman. Sadly, her wardrobe does not survive, except for two bodices and a blouse, but her dress bills and her fashion magazines remain. A selection of these will be shown with her clothes and some of her jewellery. A beautiful lilac evening bodice is to displayed for the first time with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Gala Theatre, Durham

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. On Saturday, September 16

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Mysterious Masks

Palace Green Library, Durham

As a time traveller you will need a disguise, make yourself a mask so that no on recognises you. 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

Dramatic Ducks

Oriental Museum, Durham

Ducks symbolise peace and affection. Have a look at our lovely Korean wedding ducks and make your own duck puppet. Drop in 1:00-3:00pm, no need to book. Activities are included in normal admission prices and are generally suitable for children aged 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

The Searchers

The Empire, Consett

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

Adrian Nation

The Witham, Barnard Castle

“..hard to believe there’s only one man on stage.” (Rock Society Magazine) “…a superior fingerstyle troubadour.” (Guitar and Bass Magazine) “..a prodigiously talented fingerpicking guitarist.” (R2 Magazine) A talented, committed musician in his youth, Adrian Nation describes his first compositions as "the ramblings of a

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, Brancepeth

BRANCEPETH VILLAGE FESTIVAL – CELEBRATES VOYAGE OF ST BRANDON 1500 YEARS AGO Brancepeth village has discovered a unique link to an Irish Sailor Saint who is believed to have reached America a thousand years before Columbus and a weekend festival is to be held to celebrate his epic journeys 1500 years ago. The village, four miles west of

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: St Brandon's Church & Village Hall, The Village, Brancepeth, DH7 8DG

An exhibition of prints by Mary Burton

Durham Cathedral, Durham

AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY MARY BURTON Mary Burton was born in 1945 in New York City. She completed a Doctor of Ministry in Chicago in 1973, was a parish minister in Congregational churches in the USA and emigrated to the UK in 1982. She took up watercolour painting in 1987 and became increasingly absorbed with the interface between creative

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Brandon Rocks

Brandon Cricket Club, Durham

one day rock/pop music festival featuring two stages along with food and beer stalls

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 13:00-23:15

Location: Brandon Cricket Club, Brandon Lane, Durham, DL7 8PG

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

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

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

The Earth's Layers

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Earth's Layers is an exciting exhibition of fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation by a group of artists from across the north of England. Spanning fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper-cut, and mixed-media installation much of the work in The Earth's Layers exhibition is conceptual, yet all

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

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

Under Northern Skies

The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of paintings by Hazel Smith and Jill Eagle. These charming paintings of familiar vistas will be on display in the Dispensary Gallery. The Lie of the Land is an exhibition of sensitively depicted sites that will lead visitors around the Dispensary Gallery, taking them on a journey through the local countryside.

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



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