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More details - Ravensford Farm - Open Garden for NGS
This nearly three-acre garden offers colour and interest throughout the year. Beyond the large lawn and herbaceous beds are two ponds, a sunken garden, a wood with shade-loving plants, an orchard with children’s play house and swings, and a good number of unusual plants, shrubs and trees.
Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Romaldkirk Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A group of 8 gardens of great variety. Most gardens are clustered around the village greens. Some are a short walk/drive to the edge of the village. Romaldkirk is an interesting, old, traditional village with a water pump, stocks and attractive church of St Romald.
Romaldkirk Gardens, Teesdale
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Oliver Ford Garden - Open Garden for NGS
A peaceful, contemplative 3 acre garden developed and planted by the owner and BBC Gardener of the Year as a space for quiet reflection. Arboretum specialising in bark, stream, wildlife pond and bog garden. Semi-shaded Japanese maple and dwarf rhododendron garden. Rock garden and scree bed.
Oliver Ford Garden, Consett
Sun 10 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Barnard Castle 1940s Weekend
A weekend of living history, celebrating the cameraderie, costume, vehicles and music of the period. Wartime re-enactment, 1940s entertainment, vintage fair and historical displays. Outdoor events are free entry. Pre-1950 vehicles and re-enactment groups welcome but must pre-register.
Woodleigh, Flatts Road, Barnard Castle
Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

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

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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, optional afternoon tea
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 - An American in Paris, the musical encore screening
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 22 Jun

More details - George Egg "DIY Chef”
Direct from total sell outs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour, award winning (Spirit of The Fringe 2015) comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Sat 23 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 - Middle Grange - Open Garden for NGS
Hidden garden combining well executed design, traditional features and varied planting. Gravel garden, pond, large hexagonal pergola, lawn with borders and imposing 3 tier terrace topped by a seating area - all feature mature, colourful interesting planting of superb quality.
Middle Grange, Hexham
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy. Artists performing: Martin Carthy.: Tickets avaiable.
High Forest Community Centre, Sinderhope, Nr Allendale
Fri 1 Jun

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 - Ushaw College - Open Garden for NGS
Part of the 50 acre landscape within open countryside around Ushaw College, the gardens were originally laid out in 1840 in front of the Georgian house and feature a formal rhododendron garden with herbaceous borders and rose beds.
Ushaw College, Durham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Harperley Hall Farm - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is attached to an award winning specialist plant nursery (5 Chelsea Gold Medals and winner of the RHS Presidents Award 2015).
Harperley Hall Farm, Stanley
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Beacon - Open Garden for NGS
This garden illustrates how to make a cottage garden on a steep site with loads of interest at different levels. Planted with acers, roses and a variety of cottage garden and formal plants. Water runs gently through it and there are tranquil places to sit and talk or just reflect.
The Beacon, Stocksfield
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Thornley House Open Garden
1 Acre garden consisting of woodland, stream, pond, Rosa Rogosa avenue and mixed planting. A feline theme is evident in this child friendly garden. Real cats and ornamental animals enhance the garden. 2 Giant Maine Coons,1 Red Bumese. Safari for children. Cat and garden lovers Bed & Breakfast. Dogs must be on leads.
Thornley House Thornley Gate HEXHAM Northumberland
Today

More details - Northumberland County Show
The biggest one day Agricultural Show in the North, with over 2,000 animals from Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Alpacas, Pigs, Goats, Rabbits, Cavies, Birds, donkeys and so much more! Three great arenas with Atkinson’s Action Horses, Police Dog display, Birds of Prey, The Sheep Show, Tug of War and Wrestling.
Bywell, Stocksfield, Northumberland
Mon 28 May

More details - Bywell Castle and Hall Open Garden
Bywell Castle garden is set on the river Tyne beside the Ancient ruin of Bywell Castle where Henry VI fled from the battlefield of Hexham in 1464. We have a wonderful view of the river Tyne, a woodland garden and a kitchen garden and orchard.
Bywell Castle Stocksfield on Tyne
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Cherryburn - May half-term fun
Get inspired by Thomas Bewick this half-term with artsy fun. Activities include charcoal pictures, printing fun and storytelling. Plus, see how the rangers make their very own charcoal. Booking Not Needed.
Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield,
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Cherryburn - Charcoal burning day
Meet the rangers and see how they make barbecue charcoal from invasive rhododendron, and learn why it’s important for woodland health to remove this species. You’ll also get to prepare your own wood to turn into charcoal pencils and then take them home with you. Booking Not Needed.
Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield,
Wed 30 May

More details - Cherryburn - Walking Looking and Telling Tales
Artist Mark Fairnington will present a series of miniature oil paintings at Cherryburn this season. The oil paintings have been made to reflect Cherryburn, the surrounding landscape, and the work of Thomas Bewick. Mark has been inspired by a series of walks he has made around Cherryburn and Northumberland.
Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield,
Sat 2 Jun to Tue 31 Jul

More details - Cherryburn - Father's Day Bushcraft Day
Celebrate Father’s Day by spending some time in the outdoors learning all about bushcraft. You’ll be like the original wild child Thomas Bewick and enjoy a day of outdoor fun with Dad.
Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield,
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Two
From Jim Cartwirght, the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road comes Two, a gritty yet heart-warming look at northern life filled with pathos and humour. Set in a Northern Pub where the Landlord and Landlady’s cheery greeting and friendly banter barely disguise their contempt for each other.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Tue 29 May

More details - An Evening with Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming understated manner belies a rare comic precision. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the absurd details of everyday life, and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national treasure.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Edge 2018
Experience a whirlwind of movement as Edge Dance Company presents four brand new pieces by award winning choreographers with energy and prowess. This unusual programme by Philippe Blanchard, Tamsin Fitzgerald, Athina Vahla and Ben Wright ranges from the poetic to the wild. What will you make of each piece?
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe
Song-writing alchemy… Described by Mike Harding as “two of our best songwriters and singers, understanding and enriching each other’s songs” and by Mark Radcliffe as a “top-class pair of songwriters”, two of the UK folk scene’s finest singer-songwriters Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe join forces for a series of concerts
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Broadway & Beyond
Now in its eleventh successful year touring the UK, Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of musical wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries performed by eight West End professionals; comprising three all-singing, all-dancing actors accompanied by five
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Sat 9 Jun

More details - The Tempest
Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ musical, Sci-fi adaptation. From the company who brought you the “bonkers and brilliant” Romeo and Juliet and the “downright funny” Macbeth, experience The Tempest that’s out of this world.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Tue 12 Jun and Wed 13 Jun

More details - Beatlemania
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading tribute acts, Beatlemania is one of the longest running and most successful Beatles shows in the world.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Gibside - The orangery urns by Andrew Burton
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor’s second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes’ original orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - History tour
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. It was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ’wow’ moments.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Mon 4 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Gibside - Stick Week
There is so much fun to be had with the humble stick. From building tiny mouse houses to creating huge dens, identifying trees and making stick art. Spend your May half term discovering just how much you can do with a stick. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Gibside - Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside’s past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Gibside - Nordic Walking
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it’s a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time. Walking, using the poles provided you have support to work out harder as you’re on the move.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Tue 29 May

More details - Gibside - Health Walk
It’s been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am. You can meet a guide at Visitor Reception for a walk around the grounds, as well as meet new people.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May, Wed 6 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside Sewing Group
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome. The Gibside Sewing Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the main caf.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Gibside - Showcase night
Every month we open up the floor at Gibside Pub for Showcase night. Whether you’re simply looking for somewhere to relax and be entertained, or you happen to be a budding musician and would like to show off your talents this could be for you.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside summer nights
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we’re opening the whole estate until late. Stroll around this eighteenth-century landscape garden while the sun sets, celebrate history through two contemporary art installations and down your picnic blanket.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 1 Jun, Sat 2 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

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