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Counterfeit Sixties Show

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Counterfeit Sixties Show Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 24 Jul
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Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2020 - Cancelled

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Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2020 Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth, Durham DH7 8DE Friday 24th July 2020 - Sunday 26 July 2020 Over 75 separate stalls.
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth DH7 8DE
Fri 24 Jul to Sun 26 Jul

Kynren – An Epic Tale of England

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From daylight to starlight watch legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic scale - 2,000 years in the making.
Eleven Arches, Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland DL14 7SF
Sat 1 Aug, Sat 8 Aug, and more dates until Sat 12 Sep

Garden and studio at 67 - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden at 67 is at the rear of a Georgian house which was formerly a pub. Artist Mitsi and her partner Nic have landscaped the walled garden over the last 2 years.
Garden and studio at 67, Bishop Auckland DL14 9ER
Sun 2 Aug

Heather Holm - Open Garden for NGS

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At 700 feet above sea level on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Stanghow has won numerous RHS Gold awards for Best Small Village, winning again in 2017, and was a Champion among Champions in
Heather Holm, Saltburn-By-The-Sea TS12 3JU
Sun 2 Aug

Hillside Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

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The mature gardens of these two C19 cottages offer contrasting styles. At Number 1, grass paths lead you through a layout of trees and shrubs including many interesting specimens.
Hillside Cottages, Bishop Auckland DL14 0EZ
Sun 16 Aug

Walworth Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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There are 4 gardens to visit in Walworth. Quarry End is a 1.5 acre woodland garden developed over 20 years on the site of an ancient quarry.
Walworth Gardens, Darlington DL2 2LY
Sun 23 Aug

Pretty Muddy Kids - Chester-le-Street

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Pretty Muddy Kids - Chester-le-Street Pretty Muddy Kids is a fun-filled muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. The course is approximately 5k and children can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with...
Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester Le Street DH3 3SJ
Sat 5 Sep

Pretty Muddy - Chester-le-Street

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Pretty Muddy - Chester-le-Street Pretty Muddy 5k is a fun-filled muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame, crawl through the mud pit, bounce on the space hoppers and have fun with your friends while raising valuable funds...
Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester Le Street DH3 3SJ
Sat 5 Sep

Crook Hall & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Described in Country Life as having ’history, romance and beauty’. Intriguing medieval manor house surrounded by 4 acres of fine gardens.
Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham City DH1 5SZ
Thu 17 Sep

Aled Jones Cathedral Tour

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40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he brings his special concert of music and stories to cathedrals throughout the UK As one of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled
Durham Cathedral, The College, Durham DH1 3EH
Fri 2 Oct

A Guided Manaslu Circuit Trek | Larkya La Pass Trek

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Manaslu trek, a hike into rural Nepal which is an excellent combination of nature and culture of Gorkha Nepal, the route also has open bounder with Tibet.
Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal DH1 4EE
Fri 2 Oct

Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest

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Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 8th 2020: Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest: The Most Hated Man In Australia Show details: Have you ever just been
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 8 Oct

Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest

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Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on May 1st 2020: Show rearranged from Friday 1st May 2020.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 9 Oct

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan bespoke craft fairs with selected crafters from around the north east
Town Hall Northallerton DL7 8QR
Sat 10 Oct

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Lauren Pattison

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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Lauren Pattison Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on October 12th 2020: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Lauren Pattison, host Andy Fury & support Show
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JY
Mon 12 Oct

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2020 - Durham

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of The Sixteen’s annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000 the choir have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of the country’s most beautiful...
Durham Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EH
Fri 16 Oct

The Story of Guitar Heroes

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“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to...
Gala Theatre, illenium Place, Durham DH1 1WA
Sat 24 Oct

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Gary Delaney & George Egg

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Gary Delaney & George Egg Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 31st 2020: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Sat 31 Oct

Quintet’s Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair at Lumley Castle

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Six rooms filled with a diverse range of gifts & handcrafted items including wood turning, candles, pottery , glass, soaps, jewellery, cards, photography, quilting, patchwork, soft furnishings,
Lumley Castle Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH3 4NX
Sun 1 Nov

Gala Theatre and Cinema Durham

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Written and Directed by Neil Armstrong and Paul Hartley. More fun and mayhem from your favourite panto family, as they all head for Sherburn Forest to tell the tale of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, his...
Gala Theatre and Durham 1 Millennium Place Durham DH1 1WA
Wed 25 Nov

Hilarity Bites presents Carl Hutchinson Live 2020

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Hilarity Bites presents Carl Hutchinson Live 2020 Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Hullabaloo in Darlington on November 26th 2020: Hilarity Bites presents Carl Hutchinson Live 2020 After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Thu 26 Nov

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan bespoke craft fairs with selected crafters from around the North East
Town Hall Northallerton DL7 8QR
Wed 2 Dec

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House Durham DH1 3ET
Fri 4 Dec

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs Alington House Durham

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Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House 4 North Bailey Saddler Street Durham DH1 3ET
Sat 5 Dec

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