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More details - Play in a Day: Stone Soup
Led by Actor and Storyteller, Chris Connaughton. 10am – 4.30pm (ends with a short performance for family and friends which starts at 4pm)Stone SoupOne day a mysterious stranger turns up at a village which is starving saying that she can feed them all with just a few stones.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Today

More details - Mat Collishaw ‘Execution of Justice’
A new commission by artist Mat Collishaw explores the themes of martyrdom and treason, worship and heresy at Ushaw, the former seminary in County Durham.
Ushaw, County Durham
Today to Tue 10 Sep

More details - Summer of Fun
Every day during the school holidays, from Saturday, 20th July to Wednesday, 28th August, there’ll be amazing activities taking place across the museum for all the family to enjoy. Mystery Mondays: A shocking crime wave has hit the museum – can you help to solve these age-old mysteries?
Beamish Museum Beamish
Today to Wed 28 Aug

More details - Time Travellers
Fly to the moon and back and take step into the future or back in time with a week of robots, space and rockets, where will your mission take you?
The Bowes Museum Newgate
Today and Fri 23 Aug

More details - Barnard Castle Holiday Club (8+)
We are delighted to present the Barnard Castle Holiday Club – a fortnight of exciting activities from Monday 12 August to Friday 23 August.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today and Fri 23 Aug

More details - Summertime Fun
Daily 20th July – 1st September 2019 Summertime Fun has an activity every 30 minutes, including our Hamster Grand Prix, which is back for Summer 2019! Family Fun including Maize Maze challenge and daily shows!
Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham
Today to Sun 1 Sep

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Mike Milligan & Philip Simon
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on August 23rd 2019: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 23 Aug 19

More details - Story Busking session
Town crier Ian Kirkbride reads stories at The Witham, either in the cafe or outside in the meadow depending on the weather.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 24 Aug

More details - Kynren - An Epic Tale Of England
Watch legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic scale - 2,000 years in the making. This multi-award-winning live action outdoor theatre spectacular takes you on a spellbinding voyage through history as seen through the eyes of Arthur, the son of a mining family.
Flatts Farm Bishop Auckland County Durham England
Sat 24 Aug

More details - Durham Coast
A free family-friendly festival with live music, activities, food and drink. A banner parade accompanied by local bands starts the day. There’s live music from local artists onstage all day (details below).
Durham Coast
Sat 24 Aug 19

More details - Film : Grease the singalong
Join us for one of the greatest musicals of all time...... Grease IS the word!  Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of Grease, the most successful movie musical of all time.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 24 Aug 19

More details - Kids Crafts (age 4-8)
Grease is the word! Make things inspired by Grease & sing along to the film that afternoon!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 24 Aug 19

More details - Design Laboratory
Explore science and technology, fashion or jewellery. Grab a pencil and paper, some LEGO® and get creative with the LEGO® LAB technicians.
The Bowes Museum Newgate
Tue 27 Aug 19 to Fri 30 Aug

More details - Dig for Victory
Dig for Victory is the first event in our Great North Festival of Agriculture. The event is focused in and around our 1940s Farm and tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital support role the British countryside played during the Second World War.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 29 Aug 19 to Sun 1 Sep

More details - Summer Holiday Family Fun Arts and Crafts
Come along to our Family Fun sessions to take part in some great arts and crafts activities with your children. During each session we will be working with a different art resource, including paint, clay and decoupage.
Cafe Zest, Floor 2 House of Fraser Darlington
Today, Thu 29 Aug

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rahul Kohli & John Gibson
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on August 29th 2019: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rahul Kohli, John Gibson, and host Rob Coleman Show details: Rahul Kohli - “Slick gag machine” - Chortle.
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 29 Aug 19

More details - Mr Foxx's Fabulous Gin Fest
Mr. Foxx’s Gin Fest would like to invite you to a gin experience first for Barnard Castle. With fantastic live music and an awesome atmosphere in The Witham which is located in the centre of Barnard Castle., our debut event at this venue will raise the bar for gin festivals.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 31 Aug 19

More details - Kids Crafts (age 4-8)
Horrid Henry’s Hullabaloo. Games and crafts inspired by Horrid Henry. Where: The Witham (with visit to Library)
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 31 Aug 19

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Bird & Bethany Black
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on September 4th 2019: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Bird, Bethany Black, and host Rob Mulholland Show details: Andrew Bird - “Birdie supported me on my arena tour and made me laugh every night.
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe
Wed 4 Sep 19

More details - Blood Brothers- The Play , Performed by Dryburn Theatrical Workshop.
Story of two brother separated at birth , who by chance find each other and make a lifelong pledge to be Blood Brothers … but how long does that life long bond last ?
Chester le Street Community Centre , Newcastle Bank , Chester le Street
Wed 4 Sep 19 to Sat 7 Sep

More details - Beatlemania
BEATLEMANIA head to The Witham for what promises to be a non-stop Beatles party with over forty songs from ’Love Me Do’ to ’Let It Be’. Beatlemania are one of the longest running and most successful Beatle shows in the world. With the use of authentic in
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 6 Sep 19

More details - Beamish Leek Show
Pack up your potatoes and bring your beetroot to the Leek Show in The 1900s Pit Village. On Saturday, 7th and Sunday, 8th September, the annual contest will see home-grown vegetables and flowers battle it out in an attempt to take first prize.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 7 Sep 19 and Sun 8 Sep

More details - Kids Crafts (age 4-8)
Mad Hats and Masks. Let’s decorate our heads with a hat or a mask from your imagination!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 7 Sep 19

More details - Baby and Childrens Nearly New Sale
This sale has sold out of stalls bringing lots of sellers together all under one roof selling 1000s of nearly new items ranging from baby to age 6. If you love bargains, you will love our market you are able to buy good quality affordable items ranging from Clothes, books, toys and lots of equipment.
Longfield Academy Longfield Road, Darlington
Sat 7 Sep 19

More details - Northern Crafts
Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 7 Sep

Things to do in County Durham