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More details - Craft Fair - October 19
Carft Fair - Lots of goods to buy from local crafters, The Whistling Teapot will be open. stalls still available email stpaulscentre@btconnect.com
St. Paul’s Centre
Today

More details - NTL encore matinee : A Midsummer Night's Dream
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today

More details - Elizabethan Concert at Brancepeth Castle
An Elizabethan Concert at Brancepeth Castle to commemorate the Rising of the North 1569. An evening of live period music, song and poetry with Jeni Melia, The Lachrimae Consort, lutist Wilfred Foxe and others. Wine, canapés an exhibition and log fires! Come and have an evening to remember.
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth Village
Today

More details - World Singing Day
The whole world is being asked to stretch its vocal chords on Saturday 19th October as part of a global sing-a-long called World Singing Day. To mark the occasion, we’re teaming up with Ushaw in Durham to offer a free singing workshop.
Ushaw, Durham
Today

More details - Birds of Prey Photography - Static and Flying!
Learn the skills of fast action photography in a day On this workshop you’ll learn the skills of fast action photography and take stunning portrait shots of a variety of amazing birds.
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, Walworth Castle, Darlington
Today

More details - Creative Age Project (55+), weekly until 27 Feb 2020 held at UTASS premises, Middleton in Teesdale
The Witham Arts Centre in Barnard Castle is seeking to recruit adults aged 55+ for a craft-based project led by local artist and former farmer, Trevor Dixon. Trevor produces beautifully detailed, miniature models of farmhouses, outbuildings and drystone walls using natural materials.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Sat 30 Nov

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 Sun 3 Nov

More details - Life Drawing classes , 12 weeks
Join Art teacher Kate Baptist to hone your drawing skills in this new life drawing class on Tuesdays at The Witham from 2 pm - 4 pm. Starting September 10th, it costs £70 for the 12 week course. Beginners welcome. There are only 10 places so please book swiftly to guarantee your place.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Thu 7 Nov

More details - Falling on Your Feet (65+)
Helix Arts’ Falling On Your Feet is a dance and health programme co-produced with people aged 65+ who are living independently. Work with high quality dance artists in regular workshops to develop your strength and flexibility, and co-create high quality dance pieces.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Fri 8 Nov

More details - In a Differant Light, watercolour paintings by Stuart Fisher
An exhibition of watercolour paintings and prints by celebrated Durham artist Stuart Fisher. Shortlisted finalist in the prestigious Sunday Times Watercolour Competition three times, Stuart has carried out commissions across the UK, including those to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the founding of Durham Cathedral...
Durham City World Heritage Visitor Centre Owengate
Today to Thu 31 Oct

More details - Framing the Land exhibition
The rocks beneath our feet shape the landscape around us, and in the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark they tell a story spanning 500 million years. See the work of the latest photographers to be inspired by this landscape.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Sat 26 Oct

More details - Aquarius String Quarter matinee
The Manchester-based quartet will take us on a fascinating journey through classical favourites including Haydn Opus 64 no 5, known as “The Lark” (naturally following on from “The Bird” they played in April) and Dvorak Opus 96 “The American”. Their third piece, or group of short pieces, has yet to be decided.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sun 20 Oct 19

More details - My Friend Selma
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham. The show tours with a small exhibition about the real-life story that inspired the show that you can visit after the show.
Greenfield Community College, Shildon Site Jubilee Road Shildon
Tue 22 Oct 19

More details - Hide-and-Seek
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham. Performed in French and English, Hide-and-Seek (or Cache-Cache) brings to life the excitement, fear, pleasure, surprise and joy of playing this well-loved children’s game.
Pelton Community Centre Front Street Pelton Chester Le Street
Tue 22 Oct 19

More details - Sky
Lie down and look at the sky through your toes! Can you see the world from upside down? Can you hear the stars? Jump onto a soft cloud and feel the wind whirling and whispering as two dancers make the space around you twist and turn. Everything is changing.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Tue 22 Oct 19

More details - Halloween Evenings
Are you ready for a fright night to remember at Beamish Museum’s Halloween Evenings? Experience a spooktacular evening of tricks and treats as Beamish is transformed into The Un-living Museum of the North.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Wed 23 Oct, Fri 25 Oct, Sat 26 Oct, Wed 30 Oct, Thu 31 Oct

More details - There is a Noise
 TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham.  Presented by Hestnes / Popovic What can we share with others and how can we relate to something that we do not understand?
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Wed 23 Oct 19

More details - Hide-and-Seek
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Wed 23 Oct 19

More details - My Friend Selma
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 23-26 October across Durham. Presented by Terra Incognita The show tours with a small exhibition about the real-life story that inspired the show that you can visit after the show.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Thu 24 Oct 19

More details - October Half Term at Beamish
All aboard for an October Half Term to remember at Beamish Museum! This year we’ll be celebrating looking at Transport Through Time with a whole host of transport-related activities! Highlights include: Dress up in costume and sit in the driver’s seat of one of the Beamish buses.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 24 Oct 19 to Sun 3 Nov

More details - FIVE
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham. Presented by WinterWalker & Theatre Hullabaloo.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Thu 24 Oct 19

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Matt Stellingwerf & Simon Lomas
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Outstanding Art in Durham on October 24th 2019: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Matt Stellingwerf, Simon Lomas, and host Richard Massara Show details: Matt Stellingwerf - “Stellingwerf’s comedy is intelligent, clever and thoroughly researched...
Outstanding Art, 76 North Road
Thu 24 Oct 19

More details - ROH : Don Pasquale
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 24 Oct 19

More details - FIVE
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham. Presented by WinterWalker & Theatre Hullabaloo.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Fri 25 Oct 19

More details - Sky
TakeOff Festival, England’s leading festival of theatre for children. 22-26 October across Durham. Presented by Teater Minsk Everything is in motion in this lyrical piece of dance theatre for the very young.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Fri 25 Oct 19

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