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More details - TeesdaleArtNet Showcase Exhibition
Presenting work by selected artists from TeesdaleArtNet. Presenting work by selected artists from TeesdaleArtNet, the recently established network for all artists living or working in the dale.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Sat 26 May

More details - Frankie Vah
Presented by Luke Wright. We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today

More details - Fall Out
Presented by Old Kent Road. SEE THE SOUND. FEEL THE MOVEMENT.  The show takes a journey through quintessential jazz, entangling movement within the graceful perspective of tap dance.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 30 May

 - Cancelled

More details - The Giant Jam Sandwich (3-7)
Enjoy how this much-loved picture book comes to life! Presented by New Perspective Theatre Company. What a to-do! One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 31 May

More details - Matthew Bourne's Cinderella encore screening
The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sun 3 Jun

More details - All'Opera :Le Corsaire (12A)
Ballet recorded live in HD from Teatro Alla Scala. Le Corsaire follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Heidi Talbot and John McCusker
Two of folk music’s most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 9 Jun

More details - ROH live : Swan lake
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Film : That Good Night (12A)
John Hurt’s final performance as a terminally ill writer grappling with his own mortality, based on N.J. Crisp’s acclaimed stage-play. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and secretly to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes into that good night.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert (12A)
Looking back Rattle says, ’I felt that I was finding my voice on that day’. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Glyndebourne live : Madama Butterfly (12A)
Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 21 Jun

More details - The Majestic May Family Fun Day
Bonjour! Celebrating Queen Victoria in Paris, climb aboard for our journey to France during this drop in session. Take part in our French inspired day, the home of our beloved founder Josephine Bowes. Let’s see who can build the tallest Eiffel Tower!
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Thu 31 May

More details - Broaches Farm - Open Garden for NGS
In 1996 this wonderful garden was a field. It now includes 2 ponds, one with koi, stream, bog garden and wooded area. Mixed colourful borders are full of herbaceous perennials. Informal and naturalistic, this is a rural idyll. Abundant wildlife incl kingfishers, dippers, wagtails, frogs and toads.
Broaches Farm, Richmond
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Lowbridge House - Open Garden for NGS
Rural setting with wonderful panoramic views of local countryside. Garden consists of mixed borders, roses and sweet peas. Large pond (small lake) stocked with ghost carp and trout, with natural planting including candelabra primulas and wild flower banks. Island has ducks, coots and moorhens nesting.
Lowbridge House, Richmond
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Duncan Chisholm
We’re delighted to welcome back one of Scotland’s most admired fiddle players and composers, performing music from his latest album, Sandwood, which draws its inspiration from a single location in Sutherland, the furthest northwest part of mainland Scotland.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Steve Turner
Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Friends of Swaledale Museum talk
Christine Hallas, ‘The Garths of Crackpot, A Swaledale Yeoman Family’. This lecture is based on five Day Books of the Swaledale Garths who lived at Crackpot farm and later at their newly built house, Haverdale House. The first Book was started in 1795 though there is a reference to possible earlier Day Books.
Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Coffee morning
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The Green, Reeth
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival - Maya Youssef Trio
Syrian musician Maya Youssef is a virtuoso player of the Qanun - a traditional 78-string zither found across the Arab world, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Winner of an Exceptional Talent Award in 2012, she regularly appears on television and at venues and festivals worldwide.
St Andrew’s Church, Grinton
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival - Dodo Street Band
A joyful and contagious blend of Celtic, gypsy and klezmer music played by Red Priest geniuses Piers Adams and Adam Summerhayes alongside a wizard of the accordion, a dazzling Irish percussionist, and a superb bass player.
St Andrew’s Church, Grinton
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival 26th May - 9th June.
Swaledale Festival is an annual two week festival of music, walking and the arts in the Yorkshire Dales.
Hudson House, Reeth, Swaledale.
Sat 26 May

More details - Swaledale Festival - Mahan Esfahani plays Goldberg Variations
For the first of two performances of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations we are delighted to welcome the leading harpsichord soloist, Iranian-born Mahan Esfahani, whose recording of the seminal work won the 2017 BBC Music magazine Award for Best Instrumental Recording.
St Andrew’s Church, Grinton.
Wed 30 May

More details - Swaledale Festival - The Young'uns
Evocative folk songs from the modern day heroes of the folk scene.
St Andrew’s Church, Grinton, Swaledale.
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival - Jennifer Pike & Petr Limonov
Violinist Jennifer Pike was crowned BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2002 at the age of twelve. Since her astonishing performance in the final she has blossomed into a commanding soloist with exquisite poise.
Influence Church, Richmond
Tue 29 May

More details - Swaledale Festival - Slot Machine Theatre
An incredible story for children and adults alike, told in puppetry, dance and projection with live music from a world-class pianist. Featuring pieces from Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev and Glass, this is the piano as you’ve never encountered it before. This is part of www.swalefest.org/
Influence Church, Richmond
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival - Angela Hewitt plays Goldberg Variations
Canadian born pianist Angela Hewitt has made Bach’s music the cornerstone of her stellar career. Her expressive artistry, flawless technique and beauty of tone make her a compelling player of the highest order.
Influence Church, Richmond
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival - Marian Consort - Miserere
The world-class vocal ensemble, directed by Rory McCleery, performs a cappella works by two early masters and two leading contemporary composers. Allegri’s sublime Miserere is one of the most popular choral pieces of all time, and MacMillan’s setting complements it perfectly.
St Mary’s Church, Richmond.
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Chic Vintique Fair
Chic Vintique Vintage & Craft fairs offer something for everyone whose passion is vintage, retro and collectables or gifts, crafts, jewellery and cards.......and much more! There is a vintage tearoom offering a selection of delicious cakes and a hot/cold drink served on fine china and with linen table cloths.
Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Woodbine House - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is approx a quarter of an acre, divided into two, one half used as a vegetable garden with large greenhouse. The other half of the garden is lawn with well stocked (and some unusual planting) herbaceous borders and small pond. Bees are kept in the vegetable garden.
Woodbine House, Crook
Mon 28 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Anthony King, Stephen Bailey, and host Dave Twentyman
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on June 15th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Anthony King, Stephen Bailey, and host Dave Twentyman Show details: Anthony King - “It’s the one-liners that set him apart.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul Pirie, Anth Young, and host George Rigden
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on May 31st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 31 May

More details - 107 Coniscliffe Road - Open Garden for NGS
This is a small garden designed for a wildlife loving wheelchair user and features a pond, a patch of meadow, huge bug palace, numerous bird feeders and living brush pile. In addition vegetables shares the borders with the flowers.There are some weeds as the rule is if the bees butterflies and bugs love it, it stays.
107 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Saturday Skating
Every Saturday morning we have two family roller disco sessions. Session 1: 10:00am - 11:00am Session 2: 11:00am - 12:00pm We have a number of skates available but you are welcome to bring your own. The price is £2.50 per skater per session. No booking necessary - just pay on the door.
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Family Night
Come along to our monthly family night! From 7:00pm til 10:00pm. Activities can include bouncy castle, soft play, table tennis, badminton, football, etc. Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer roller skating as part of this. Fully licensed bar open for adults and food available.
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Jessica Fostekew, Jack Barry, and host Sam Avery
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on June 6th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle: Folly
Coming to Hilarity Bites at the Old English Gentleman in Darlington on May 24th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle: Folly Show details: In a moment of madness, Lee has decided to bite off more than he can chew and has booked a 30+ date national tour, as an attempt to answer the question "What happens if
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Today

More details - Darlington Race for Life 5K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research.
South Park, Parkside, Darlington
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Mum2Mum Market Darlington
Do you need to sell your outgrown baby and children’s goods or are you looking to grab a bargain if so you love Darlington’s mum2mum market. You can grab some real bargains with thousands of items on sale, you can save up to 80% from buying new.
Longfield Academy, longfield Road Darlington
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat One
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on June 11th 2018: Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat One Show details: From June-August 2018 the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition returns, for the eleventh year, as the North-East’s biggest and longest running comedy
Hole in the Wall, Horesemarket, Darlington
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat Two
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on June 18th 2018: Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat Two Show details: From June-August 2018 the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition returns, for the eleventh year, as the North-East’s biggest and longest running comedy
Hole in the Wall, Horesemarket, Darlington
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club at Darlington Food Festival feat. Tom Wrigglesworth & Kate McCabe
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Food Festival on May 27th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club at Darlington Food Festival feat.
Darlington Market Square Market Square Darlington
Sun 27 May

More details - Whatever the Weather
Presented by M6 Theatre Company Winner of Best Production for Children and Young People (0-7) at the OFFIES 2016. The award winning M6 Theatre Company presents a humorous and highly visual show for the very young.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Bobby Mair, Alex Boardman, and host Danny Deegan
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on June 2nd 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Croft Hall - Open Garden for NGS
A lovely lavender walk leads to a Queen Anne-fronted house (not open) surrounded by a 5 acre garden, comprising a stunning herbaceous border, large fruit and vegetable plot, two ponds and wonderful topiary arched wall.
Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees
Sun 27 May

More details - Summer of Steps 2018 Tour
There is no comeback greater than Steps! The iconic pop group have returned to claim their pop crown! Their Summer of Steps 2018 Tour includes a concert at Mowden Park, Darlington on Sunday 27 May 2018 with special guests Aqua and Blue.
Mowden Park, Neasham Road, Darlington
Sun 27 May

More details - Swaledale Festival - Film: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
A fascinating collection of vignettes on the life and work of the late great Canadian pianist who astonished the music world, particularly with his interpretations of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Leyburn Arts & Community Centre
Tue 29 May

More details - A Regular Little Houdini
Newport, South Wales: a lowly dockworker’s son, obsessed with the exploits of magician Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic to escape a suffocating, impoverished future amid the industrial detritus of the docklands.
Leyburn Arts & Community Centre
Thu 31 May

More details - Hic!    or The Entire History of Wine (abridged)
In association with Campbell’s of Leyburn How did wine begin? Who put the bubbles in champagne? What was Jeeves’ patent morning reviver? What do you do when a chap forgets to pass the port?
Leyburn Arts & Community Centre
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Swaledale Festival - Brighouse & Raistrick Band
This eagerly-awaited concert is the first Swaledale Festival appearance by the giants of the brass band world. They come to Leyburn in fantastic form - as the reigning National Champions of Great Britain.
The Garden Rooms, Tennants
Sun 27 May

More details - Swaledale Festival - The Hallé
It is a privilege to welcome back to Swaledale Festival the North’s world class symphony orchestra. This performance is a delicious programme of masterworks by Mozart, Grieg, Ravel and Kodaly, conducted by Jonathon Heyward.
The Garden Rooms, Tennants
Sat 9 Jun

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