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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 ...

Christmas Decorations using upcycled materials

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Fancy a homemade Christmas this year? This workshop will get you started with a whole host of fun and festive upcycling crafts to adorn your home and create gifts for friends and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Great Ladies of Song

Durham Gala Theatre, Durham

Whickham-born singing sensation Anna Reay is bringing back her sell out show Great Ladies of Song to the Durham Gala Theatre on the 17th September. The intimate performance with full band showcasing an array of female singers will see Reay travelling through the decades with timeless classics from Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield and Crystal Gayle

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: Durham Gala Theatre, 1 Millenium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA

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

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

Sunderland Bridge, Croxdale

Durham Woodlands: Old and New, nine and a half miles with historian David Butler.

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Sunderland Bridge, off the B6300, Croxdale, DH6 5JL

Colliery Club, Easington

live music

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

Location: Colliery Club, Seaside Lane, Easington, SR83JZ

Boxing Club Tournament

Brandon Cricket and Sports Club, Brandon

An afternoon of Olympic Style Boxing to welcome Brandon Boxing Club to its new home at Brandon Sports Club (aka Cricket Club). Doors open at 11.30am with First Bell at 1.30pm. Featuring Champions Megan 'Blitz It' Bainbridge, Jude 'Flash' Gordon, Karl 'The Jackal' Turner and Peter 'The' Hardman. Tickets from Brandon Boxing Club or Brandon Cricket

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:30-17:00

Location: Brandon Cricket and Sports Club, Brandon Lane, Brandon, DH7 8PG

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 17:00

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

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

New Victoria Centre, Howden-le-Wear

Mighty Wurlitzer: Young Organist's Showcase – Stars of Tomorrow

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: New Victoria Centre, nr Crook, Howden-le-Wear, DL158EZ

St. Paul's Church, Evenwood

Continuing the celebration of 150 years of St. Paul's Church, Evenwood, with an exhibition of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Evenwood and Ramshaw. Refreshments available and free parking. On September 17 and 18

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

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

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

With her enviable vocal range and inimitable charm and wit, Anna Reay together with her band and special guests, pay tribute to some of our favourite singers including, Nina Simone, Maria Callas, Eva Cassidy, Whitney Houston, Cilla Black, Adele, Dusty Springfield, Kathryn Jenkins and many more. On Sunday, September 17

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Barbara Nice

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket. Better still, experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live – from Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

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

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

Anna Reay

Great Ladies of Song with Anna Reay, Durham

With her enviable vocal range and inimitable charm and wit, Anna Reay together with her band and special guests, pay tribute to some of our favourite singers including, Nina Simone, Maria Callas, Eva Cassidy, Whitney Houston, Cilla Black, Adele, Dusty Springfield, Kathryn Jenkins and many more. Anna has travelled the world showcasing her unique

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:00

Location: Great Ladies of Song with Anna Reay, Gala theatre , Durham, DH1 1WA

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

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

Handcrafted Wedding Boutique

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Handmade inspiration for all occasions, bespoke gifts, demonstrations and have a go experiences. The Witham and Designer Makers Market and Vintage Essence offer a creative exploration of wedding possibilities.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

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

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

Alington House, Durham

everyone welcome

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

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

Scarth Hall, Staindrop

sequence and ballroom dancing to live music

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 15:00-18:00

Location: Scarth Hall, 5 South Green, Staindrop, DL2 3LD



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