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More details - Planet Circus the wow factor!!
Planet Circus The Wow Factor!!! This year’s super show features: The world’s most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Globe of Death, with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, this act has to be seen to be believed.
FARMERS FIELD DARLINGTON
Today to Sun 24 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
Today

More details - Darlington Continental Market
Sample flavours from around the world at our Continental Market, run in partnership with MM Events Group.
Darlington Market, West Row, Darlingotn
Today and Thu 21 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 - 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 - Annual Festival Show “A Panorama of Movement & Dance”
Annual Festival Show of Movement and Dance, featuring participants from all over the North East, from children to mature movers, including performances fresh from the national festival show at Birmingham Symphony Hall. A colourful display of dance and movement, to a variety of music.
Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington
Sat 23 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 - Lullabub
Join us as we enter a magical dreamland of sleepy byes in this playful, peaceful and wonderful performance for you and your baby.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Wed 4 Jul, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Thu 12 Jul, Fri 13 Jul

More details - Beginners Basic Ballroom lesson, part of Barnard Castle's 1940s weekend
Join us at The Witham for some of Barnard Castle’s 1940s’ weekend and learn some basic ballroom! The Glitterball awaits! Come along with a dance partner or meet one at the class! Whirl away the hour learning the basic moves to the classic ballroom styles including Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Tango.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 23 Jun

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 - Polemonium Plantery Open Garden
A series of garden rooms reveal a cottage garden, Yard garden, Pergola garden and secret garden, Managed organically and with 5 national plant collections. Children’s treasure hunt, small plant nursery and traidcraft shop, organic cream teas and refreshments
28 Sunnyside Terrace Trimdon Grange TRIMDON STATION County Durham
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Lullabub (13 - 30 months)
Join us as we enter a magical dreamland of sleepy byes in this playful, peaceful and wonderful performance for you and your baby.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Mon 25 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Tue 10 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat Three
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on June 25th 2018: Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat Three 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 25 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Danny Posthill, George Rigden, and host Rick Molland
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Smiths Arms in Carlton on June 26th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Danny Posthill, George Rigden, and host Rick Molland Show details: Danny Posthill - Britain’s Got Talent finalist.
The Smiths Arms, Carlton Village, Carlton
Tue 26 Jun

More details - The East Pointers
The East Pointers write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – have spent the last two years touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album,...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Tue 26 Jun

More details - Old King Coal at Beamish Museum
Now in its sixth year, Old King Coal celebrates the rich mining history of the North East. From banner parades to brass bands and everything in between, this event will celebrate the rich mining history of the North East.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Gardens On The Green - Open Garden for NGS
A variety of village gardens of different sizes and aspects on the village green. . These include a courtyard garden and formal and cottage gardens. There are lovely views of the River Tees from some gardens. Two of the gardens are previous winners in the Darlington in Bloom competition.
Gardens On The Green, Darlington
Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Durham Singers: Sing unto the Lord
Joyful psalm settings by British and German composers, based around the psalms texts ’O Sing unto the Lord’.
St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Byers Green Fun Day
Byers Green Fun Day (similar to Carnival) is held on the Village Green from 12 o clock until 4 p.m. We have market stalls and a variety of goods oin display.
Byers Green Village Green
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east
Witham Hall Barnard Castle
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Warrenfell - Open Garden for NGS
The garden, started 2012, is just over 650ft in approx ¼ acre. A stunning location, lots of birdlife. Combine with a walk at the reservoir' The garden has a lot to interest in a small space. Some unusual plants in borders with shrubs, perennials, roses, peonies and an alpine garden added 2015. Pergola and arbour.
Warrenfell, Bishop Auckland
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Durham 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.
St Leonards Sports Fields, County Hall, Durham
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Cotherstone Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A warm welcome awaits you in this traditional and historic Teesdale village. The village is bounded on two sides by the Balder and Tees rivers. A wide variety of country gardens (and allotments) are opening. Look out for some great Teesdale views as you walk between them.
Cotherstone Village Gardens, Barnard Castle
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hartlepool Race for Life 2018
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Hartlepool Promenade, Coronation Drive, Hartlepool
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Edinburgh Previews: Chris Washington & Tom Houghton
Two comics on the cusp of stardom try out their brand new shows. With bags of northern charm, Chris Washington is fresh from a hugely successful 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, during which he received a sparkling nomination for the coveted award for Best Newcomer.
Scarth Hall, The Green, Staindrop
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat Four
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on July 2nd 2018: Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - Heat Four 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 2 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Martin Mor, Matt Stellingwerf, and host Lou Conran
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on July 4th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe
Wed 4 Jul

More details - NTL encore : Macbeth (12A)
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Directed by Rufus Norris.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 5 Jul

More details - Of Life and Land, exhibition by Lucy Saggers
Of Life & Land is a captivating, contemporary, photographic exhibition chronicling life in the Yorkshire village of Ampleforth. Featuring residents, both old and young, going about their everyday lives and work, the photographs are raw, honest and exceptionally beautiful.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 5 Jul to Sat 28 Jul

More details - Everybody's Talking about Jamie (12A) live screening
nspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 5 Jul

More details - The Fold - Open Garden for NGS
Garden, approx ½ acre created over 20 years in an area that had been extensively mined. It stands at 700ft and enjoys splendid views over countryside. Herbaceous borders, alpine bed, island beds, ponds, numerous mature trees and small roof garden.
The Fold, Stanley Crook
Fri 6 Jul and Sat 7 Jul

More details - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters.
Wharton Park Amphitheatre, Framwellgate Peth
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Chester le Street Pretty Muddy Kids
Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER. *Children up to the age of 12 will be able to take part.
Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester le Street
Sat 7 Jul

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 7 Jul, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Chester le Street Pretty Muddy 5K
Race for Life Pretty Muddy is Cancer Research UK’s brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester le Street
Sat 7 Jul

More details - National Hay Meadow Day
To celebrate our new Hay Meadow interpretation trail, we are working with the wonderful Neil ’Mr Hayrake’ Diment. He will be in the meadow from 11am giving talks and scything demonstrations.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Artisan bespoke craft fairs with selected crafters from around the north east
Town Hall Northallerton
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Quoits Weekend
Competitors from The Quoits Association will play the traditional game in The Pit Village at Beamish Museum on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July. The sporting event, which is similar to the game hoopla, has been associated with mining communities for many years.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Russell Hicks, Paul Pirie, and host Freddy Quinne
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on July 7th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Russell Hicks, Paul Pirie, and host Freddy Quinne Show details: Russell Hicks - “Hicks has a sharp wit.. the pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Minibeast Adventure
Explore the world beneath your feet with Ecologist Rachel Clarke – learn more about the minibeast and enjoy a craft inspired by what we can find in the Meadow. This workshop is aimed at age 4+ and their families, but all ages are welcome.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Wind in Your Sails at Beamish Museum
Visit Beamish Museum to celebrate the science and engineering of the North East, from the past and from the present day.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Tom Taylor & Matt Winning
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 8th 2018 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Tom Taylor & Matt Winning Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival. Tom Taylor: Abridged (Work in Progress) - As heard on BBC Radio 4.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Sun 8 Jul

More details - St Margaret's Allotments - Open Garden for NGS
5 acres of 82 allotments against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral. This site has been cultivated since the Middle Ages, and was saved from development 25yrs ago, allowing a number of enthusiastic gardeners to develop plots which display a great variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
St Margaret’s Allotments, Durham
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Lauren Pattison, host Andy Fury & support
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on July 9th 2018: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Lauren Pattison, host Andy Fury & support Show details: Lauren Pattison: Peachy (Work in Progress) - Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Nominee 2017. “Razor wit and brutal honesty...
Hole in the Wall, Horesemarket, Darlington
Mon 9 Jul

More details - Chester-le-Street Theatre Group Graduate Section present 'My Fair Lady'
Chester-le-Street Theatre Group proudly present ’My Fair Lady’. This version of ‘My Fair Lady’ follows the script and lib of the original score but with a difference…………………….the place is Newcastle upon Tyne, the time is now and the theme is homelessness!
Chester-le-Street Community Centre Newcastle Road
Tue 10 Jul to Sat 14 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Scott Bennett & Hal Branson
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 10th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Scott Bennett & Hal Branson Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Tue 10 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Tom Houghton & Hayley Ellis
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 11th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Tom Houghton & Hayley Ellis Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival. Tom Houghton: The Honourable Tom Houghton (Work in Progress) - Tom’s just been made “The Honourable”.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Wed 11 Jul

More details - Festival of 50s at Beamish Museum
Dance the day away to live music, treat yourself to a 50s hairdo or simply enjoy a milkshake in the sun at the Festival of 50s this summer at Beamish Museum.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 12 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Seymour Mace & The Delightful Sausage
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 12th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Seymour Mace & The Delightful Sausage Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Thu 12 Jul

More details - The Drystones
The Drystones are a young (just 21) lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Women and Brass
Start as we mean to go on Opening the Festivals’ women and brass celebration we pay tribute to the legendary bandleader Ivy Benson. Her all-female band overcame scepticism and prejudice to become one of the most popular and famous dance bands during the war years and beyond.
bandleader Ivy Benson. Her all-female band overcame scepticism and prejudice to become one of the most popular and famous dance bands during the war years and beyond. Original Ivy Benson band member Chrissy Lee brings her dynamic all-female big band featuring many of the UK’s leading female jazz stars to salute Ivy’s pioneering spirit. Our celebration will also include internet sensation and Swedish Jazz trumpet star Gunhild Carling whose high energy performances and remarkable multi-instrument
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Raby Castle - Open Garden for NGS
Raby Castle is one of the founding gardens of the NGS and has been opening for charity since 1927. C18 walled gardens set within the grounds of Raby Castle.
Raby Castle, Darlington
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Edinburgh Festival Preview Day 1
An evening packed with four separate full one hour Edinburgh Preview shows from award winning TV comedians (Nish Kumar, Alex Edelman, Lucy Pearman & Steve Bugeja). 5.00pm – Nish Kumar (£7) 6.30pm – Alex Edelman (£6) 8.00pm – Lucy Pearman (£6) 9.30pm – Steve Bugeja (£6)
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Stockton and Darlington Railway – train suite gig
On the 27 September 1825, large crowds saw Locomotion No 1 slowly move forward, with George Stephenson at the controls, pulling 12 wagons of coal and flour, 14 wagons full of workmen and six wagons of guests, and symbolically pulled the world into the mass transport era of the railway age.
Locomotion National Rail Museum, Shildon
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Brennan Reece & John Hastings
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 15th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Brennan Reece & John Hastings Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Sun 15 Jul

More details - BRASS goes to Hollywood
Join the Scottish Swing Orchestra and the BRASS Hollywood Chorus for swing versions of great Hollywood tunes.  Featured movies include The Sound of Music, Chicago, Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray and La La Land.
Gala Theatre, Durham
Sun 15 Jul

More details - The James Morrison Quartet (part of BRASS Festival)
Australian trumpeter James Morrison is one of the worlds most in-demand jazz musicians.  He is a true virtuoso, besides the trumpet, he excels on piano, double bass, saxophone and all brass instruments. Last summer James starred at the BBC Proms’ tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.
Gala Theatre
Mon 16 Jul

More details - Street Celidh's (part of the BRASS Festival)
Scottish street band Reel Brass will be bringing a whole new dimension to the traditional celidh by taking it to the street. Expect vibrant and brassy versions of traditional Celidh favourites and more.
Various venues: Peterlee (Shotton Hall), Crook (Glenholme Park), Chester-le-Street (Civic Centre), Spennymoor (Jubilee Park), Aycliffe (Town Park), Durham City (Wharton Park)
Mon 16 Jul to Sat 21 Jul

More details - Big BRASS Bash (part of the BRASS Festival)
Big BRASS Bash The Big BRASS Bash returns to bring free concerts to communities across County Durham in July 2018. Tuesday 17 July  6.00pm – 9.00pm at Glenholme Park, Crook Wednesday 18 July  6.00pm – 9.00pm at Timothy Hackworth Park, Shildon Thursday 19 July  6.00pm – 9.
Tuesday 17 July  6.00pm – 9.00pm at Glenholme Park, Crook Wednesday 18 July  6.00pm – 9.00pm at Timothy Hackworth Park, Shildon Thursday 19 July  6.00pm – 9.00pm at Jubilee Park, Spennymoor Friday 20 July  6.00pm – 9.00pm at Town Park, Aycliffe
Mon 16 Jul to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Gary Delaney & Rob Rouse
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington on July 16th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Gary Delaney & Rob Rouse Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival.
Bannatyne Hotel, Southend Avenue, Darlington
Mon 16 Jul

More details - Pictures at an Exhibition (part of the BRASS Festival)
The brilliant Fine Arts Brass Ensemble perform Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in the beautiful and appropriate setting of the Bowes Museum.
Newgate, Barnard Castle
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Sam Avery & Lou Conran
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 17th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Sam Avery & Lou Conran Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Tue 17 Jul

More details - Cirque Berserk!
For the first time here! Direct from a string of sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and the West End, Britain’s favourite contemporary thrill circus is on tour to amaze and entertain the nation.
Hippodrome, DARLINGTON
Tue 17 Jul to Sun 22 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Steve Day & Steve Bugeja
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 18th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Steve Day & Steve Bugeja Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival. Steve Day: Adventures in Dementia (Work in Progress) - “Laugh-out-loud funny, compelling and sensitive” - ?????
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Wed 18 Jul

More details - Brass for Sir Bobby
Sir Bobby Robson was a great lover of swing music, his Desert Island Discs appearances featured the likes of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee.
Durham Miners Association, 8 Flass Street, Durham
Wed 18 Jul

More details - Northern Soul at Easington (part of the BRASS Festival)
We are taking one of the highlights from the 2017 festival to Easington, which has a great tradition as a Northern Soul hotspot.  Leading Northern Soul band Keep The Faith team up with the fabulous NASUWT Riverside Brass Band to present big, bold and brassy renditions of classic tracks to fill the dance floor.
Seaside Lane South, Peterlee
Wed 18 Jul

More details - Film : Darkest Hour (PG)
An Oscar winning performance from Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in this retelling of his early days as Prime Minister. This epic drama will transport you to the early days of World War II.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 19 Jul

More details - BRASS Loops (part of the BRASS Festival)
Live looping is the recording and playback of a piece of music in real-time for a live audience. It has become extremely popular in recent years as it allows a solo musician to create amazing multi-part performances.
Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham
Thu 19 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Noel James & Archie Maddocks
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on July 19th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Noel James & Archie Maddocks Show details: As part of Darlington Comedy Festival. Noel James: Lumbar Puncture!
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Thu 19 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Mick Neven, Archie Maddocks, and ho
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on July 20th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Mick Neven, Archie Maddocks, and host Barry Dodds Show details: Mick Neven (Replacing Tom Houghton, who will appear later in the year) - “Mick Neven’s stand-up is so slick...
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Samling Academy Opera : Venus and Adonis
Music Director John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort—one of the UK’s leading Baroque ensembles—in Samling Academy Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Come, ye Sons of Art.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Bach and Brass (part of the BRASS Festival)
Durham Cathedral Choir is joined by leading period instrument orchestra St. James’ Baroque, for an evening of Bach in the stunning acoustic of Durham Cathedral.  The programme includes two masterpieces that showcase Bach’s brilliant and virtuosic use of brass instruments, the Brandenburg Concerto No.
Durham Cathederal
Fri 20 Jul

More details - Street Bands in the Park (part of BRASS Festival)
Street Bands in the Park 21 July 6.00pm-9.00pm Wharton Park Free The culmination of the Street Celidh’s event. Featuring Scottish street band Reel Brass who bring a new dimension to the traditional Celidh by taking it to the street.
Wharton Park, Durham
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Summertime Fun
Summertime Fun at Adventure Valley Daily 21st July – 2nd September 2018 Don’t miss Adventure Valley’s Summertime Fun this Summer holidays, there is so much family fun!
Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham
Sat 21 Jul to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Edinburgh Festival Preview Day 2
An evening packed with four separate full one hour Edinburgh Preview shows from award winning TV comedians (Lauren Pattison, Adam Hess, Tom Wrigglesworth and Ed Night). 5.00pm – Lauren Pattison (£6) 6.30pm – Adam Hess (£6) 8.00pm – Tom Wrigglesworth (£7) 9.30pm – Ed Night (£6)
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Liz Pulman sings Streisand with the Brighouse Rastrick Band (BRASS)
A unique collaboration between one of the ?nest voices and one of the ?nest brass bands in the country celebrating the songs of the great Barbra Streisand.
Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Durham Coast - Tea and cake at Hawthorn Hythe
A walk to the coast with rangers, with tea and cake along the way. A walk of approximately 3 miles at a relaxed pace taking time for a chat along the way. With woodland, meadows and stunning cliff top views, Hawthorn Hythe is an oasis for nature lovers, rich in plant and bird life.
Durham Coast
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Streets of BRASS
A perennial favourite, with international street bands transforming Durham’s World Heritage centre into the ‘Home of Street BRASS’ for two days of fun, frolics and musical madness. Durham’s World Heritage Site City Centre resounds to the sound of Brass with the ever-popular Streets of Brass.
www.brassfestival.co.uk/events/streets-of-brass-2/
Sat 21 Jul and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Kiplin Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Fabulous lake views, gardens, woodland and parkland. These beautiful grounds, once in decline, are being restored to their former beauty in this lovely setting. Topiary surrounds the White and Rose Gardens. Perennial and Hot Borders, Knot and Sensory Gardens.
Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Newbiggin House - Open Garden for NGS
5-acre landscaped garden at 1000ft, started in 1996 and maturing beautifully. Enjoy old-fashioned herbaceous borders, peonies, shrubs, roses, bog and wild gardens incl a wild rose walk. Magnificent collection of unusual trees and shrubs.
Newbiggin House, Blanchland
Sun 22 Jul

More details - BRASS Festival Finale: Carmina Burana
The Durham BRASS Festival Chorus are joined by the Reg Vardy Band for a rousing rendition of Carl Orf’s brilliant Carmina Burana.
Wharton Park, Durham
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band (part of the BRASS Festival)
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band have established themselves as one of the top-ranked Brass Bands in the World.  The band has held the titles of European Champions, National Champions, British Open Champions, BBC Best of Brass Champions and last year represented England at the World Championships in Holland.
Gala Theatre, Millenium Place, Durham
Sun 22 Jul

More details - British Trombone Society – Trombone Day (part of BRASS Festival)
The British Trombone Society is holding a Trombone Day as part of the Durham Brass Festival. We hope to assemble the largest choir of trombones that Durham has ever seen to take part in an outdoor performance as part of Streets of Brass.
Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Woodside House - Open Garden for NGS
Stunning 2 acre, mature, undulating garden full of interesting trees, shrubs and plants. Superbly landscaped (by the owners) with island beds, flowing herbaceous borders, an old walled garden, rhododendron beds, fernery, 3 ponds, grass bed and vegetable garden.
Woodside House, Bishop Auckland
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Zzzzz Sweet Dreams!
Explore The BFG in Pictures exhibition and create a dream catcher to take home and hang above your bed; they are believed to catch a “trogglehumper” (bad dream) ensuring you have golden “phizzwizard” (good dream)! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Mon 23 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Mon 30 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Chris Ramsey Live 2018 (The just happy to get out of the house tour)
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome in Darlington on July 24th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Chris Ramsey Live 2018 (The just happy to get out of the house tour) Show details: Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington
Tue 24 Jul

More details - Summer Sun Family Fun Day
Hurrah! Holiday time begins so come and celebrate with us throughout the Museum and in the grounds during this drop in session. Look out for our festivity tent filled with crafts galore, sparkles and sprinkles, a delight for all. Bring a picnic!
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Create an Elf Garden (4-11)
If you were an elf, what would you grow? Join the wonderful Gemma McColl from Suitcase Studios and be part of this magically creative workshop. All you need to bring is your creativity and Gemma will have everything else you need to create your very own elf garden to take come and watch grow!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Brennan Reece & Steff Todd
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on July 26th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Durham Coast - Rock pool rummage
Explore rock pools with a National Trust ranger. See how many fascinating creatures you can find and learn all about them. Will you catch a crab or spot a starfish' Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Durham Coast
Fri 27 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Beyond the end of the Road
November Club performing arts company bring their storytelling rabble to weave a tale about the residents of their village P L A C E. Inspired by folk, traditional music and including Teesdale stories, this is an award-winning show exploring rural life.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 27 Jul

More details - Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2018
A huge number of interesting, high quality, different crafts from all over the UK to see, buy and commission. Over 80 stalls. Something perfect for everyone, for every budget!
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth
Fri 27 Jul to Sun 29 Jul

More details - Hand Crafted Boutique Fairs
Artisian bespoke craft fair from selected crafters around the north east
Witham Hall Barnard Castle
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Gyles Brandreth "Break A Leg!”
They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles’ case it’s tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip returns to Barney with his new one-man show, Break A Leg!, a celebration of all things theatrical.
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Sat 28 Jul

More details - André Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert
‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’, is the renowned violinists tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. Book yourself an Afternoon Tea at The Witham before the show!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sun 29 Jul

More details - St Cuthbert's Hospice - Open Garden for NGS
5 acres of mature gardens surround this CQC outstanding-rated Hospice. In development since 1988, the gardens are cared for by volunteers. Incl a Victorian-style greenhouse and large vegetable, fruit and cut flower area. Lawns surround smaller scale specialist planting, and areas for patients and visitors to relax.
St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham
Sun 29 Jul

More details - BFG Puppets
Look at the amazing Quentin Blake illustrations in The BFG in Pictures exhibition before creating your own Big Friendly Giant or Sophie puppet to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Wed 1 Aug and Thu 2 Aug

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Harris & Sam Gore
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on August 1st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Harris, Sam Gore, and host Ray Bradshaw Show details: Steve Harris - “Quite simply, fantastically funny” - BBC Sam Gore - “The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, i.e. very...
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe
Wed 1 Aug

More details - LITTLE Dance Workshop (4+)
The D Project Dance Company offer a wonderful dance workshop for 4+ years. Play with scale through movement and dance, interacting with props and letting your imagination run wild as we delve into a world where anything is possible! Explore and all things LITTLE, small, intricate and interesting, through movement!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 1 Aug

More details - Glyndebourne : Saul (12A) recorded
Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 2 Aug

More details - I is a Big Friendly Giant
Become The BFG and bring the story to life by creating your very own Big Friendly Giant ears and dream horn! In addition, explore the original illustrations from the book in The BFG in Pictures exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Fri 3 Aug, Mon 6 Aug, Mon 13 Aug

More details - Woodside, Killerby - Open Garden for NGS
Woodside is set in 12 acres of which 2 acres have been developed into garden. The owner had a stroke 31 years ago yet has designed and executed the works mostly single handedly.
Woodside, Killerby, Darlington
Sat 4 Aug

More details - 4 Stockley Grove - Open Garden for NGS
A stunning ½ acre garden with inspirational planting to provide yr-round colour and interest. Landscaped with hidden grassy paths with many unusual trees, shrubs and plants incl wildlife pond, rockery area and water features. Rockery currently being extended. 4 times winners of The Beautiful Durham Competition.
4 Stockley Grove, Brancepeth
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Mini monsters at Maidendale Nature reserve
A wildlife morning for the whole family- Welcome to the wonderful world of beetles, dragonflies, butterflies spiders and other creepy crawlies. We will be exploring pond, meadow and woodland of Maidendale Nature Reserve in search of these mini-monsters and discovering fascinating facts about these creatures.
Firthmoor Community Centre, Burnside Road, Darlington
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Heather Holm - Open Garden for NGS
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 the 2013 Britain in Bloom competition.
Heather Holm, Saltburn-By-The-Sea
Sun 5 Aug

More details - ACT UP - Summer School
Gala Theatre are delighted to be running a brand new summer school. Young people aged 8-15 years are invited to come and take over our theatre. We need you to select the text, come up with the ideas, develop the characters, put the show together and then perform it for an audience.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Sun 5 Aug to Thu 9 Aug

More details - Newbiggin House Open Garden
Five acres of formal will gardens. Features include interesting trees and shrubs, a pond bog garden, wild rose walks and extensive herbaceous borders. Dogs on leads.
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Sun 5 Aug

More details - Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - The Final
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on August 6th 2018: Hilarity Bites New Act Competition 2018 - The Final 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 6 Aug

More details - Durham Coast - Lime Kiln loop guided walk
Walk at a relaxed pace and enjoy the coast with a ranger. A leisurely walk north to Warren House Gill along cliff top paths, returning along the beach. An opportunity to learn about the history, landscape and wildlife of the coastline and the work of our rangers. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895.
Durham Coast
Tue 7 Aug

More details - Build a Giants Garden (4-11)
Ever wandered into a Giant’s garden? Well, this is your chance to come and grow one at The Witham, working as a team, paint and create a Giant’s Garden! Join the wonderful Gemma McColl from Suitcase Studios and be part of this magically creative workshop.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 8 Aug

More details - Film : Black Panther (12A)
Marvel’s most radical superhero movie and a watershed moment in film making. Thrilling and action packed with stunning performances and score
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 9 Aug

More details - The Playful Clown workshop (5+)
Dive into the fun world of the clown where anything is possible. Presented by Fun in the Oven theatre company, this workshop is open to those aged from 5 to 105 years. Dive into the fun world of the clown where anything is possible. A fun family workshop exploring imagination, silliness and play!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 11 Aug

More details - Glyndebourne live : Vanessa (12A)
A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Tue 14 Aug

More details - Dream Jars Galore!
See the fantastic Quentin Blake illustrations in The BFG in Pictures exhibition before creating your own dream jar to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Wed 15 Aug and Thu 16 Aug

More details - GIANT Cut and Stick!
View The BFG in Pictures exhibition and have some GIANT cut and stick fun creating a collage of the Big Friendly Giant – the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Fri 17 Aug, Mon 20 Aug, Thu 23 Aug

More details - Walworth Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Enjoy 3 very different gardens in this new group opening. Quarry End is a 1½ acre woodland garden developed over 18 years on the site of an ancient quarry. It incorporates a newly developed woodland, a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, a fernery and ornamental vegetable plot.
Walworth Gardens, Darlington
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Simple Minds and The Pretenders
Simple Minds and The Pretenders with Very Special Guest KT Tunstall. Artists performing: Simple Minds, KT Tunstall, The Pretenders.: Tickets avaiable.
Emirates Durham ICG, Durham
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Mr Yorke's Walled Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Charming C18 walled garden, redesigned with herbaceous border, ponds, mature trees, standard and climbing roses, vegetable garden, fruit trees, lawns and grassy paths. This is a garden in change and work has progressed since the garden opened for the NGS last year.
Mr Yorke’s Walled Garden, Richmond
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Go wild! Family Fun Day
Find your inner beast and let your imagination run wild  in this fun drop in session. Join in with this animal themed day, who will you be? King of the jungle or a beautiful butterfly? Who knows who or what you will meet! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Wed 22 Aug

More details - BIG Dance Workshope (4+)
The D Project Dance Company offer a wonderful dance workshop for 4+ years inspired by all things BIG! Play with scale through movement and dance, interacting with props and letting your imagination run wild as we delve into a world where anything is possible!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House 4North Bailey, Saddler street Durham
Fri 24 Aug and Sat 25 Aug

More details - Model Making Fun!
Join us and be inspired by The BFG in Pictures exhibition to create a large 3D model street complete with a Big Friendly Giant! – the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Tue 28 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - 38th CAMRA Durham Beer Festival
The annual festival featuring 30 cask beers and 8 ciders and perries. Food and soft drinks also available. Join CAMRA at the festival and get 4 beer tokens. www.durhambeerfestival.org.uk Twitter @DurhamBeerFest2 Facebook CAMRADurhamBeerFestival
NEW VENUE Durham City Rugby Football Club, Green Lane, Durham (off Old Elvet)
Wed 29 Aug to Sat 1 Sep

More details - Jonas Kaufmann : Under the Stars
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join Jonas Kaufmann this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 30 Aug

More details - Sheelanagig
Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 31 Aug

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Artisian bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Witham Hall Barnard Castle
Sat 1 Sep

More details - Gary Delaney "Gagster’s Paradise”
Gary Delaney, A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, is one of Britain’s leading one-liner comics. He returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Sat 8 Sep

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Harris & Caroline Mabey
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on September 21st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 21 Sep

More details - The Rheingans Sisters
Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Track . The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 22 Sep

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 23 Sep

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Old English Gentleman in Darlington on September 23rd 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam Show details: 1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss. 2 of those people are Ray’s parents.
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Sun 23 Sep

More details - Simon Evans "Genius”
Simon Evans is one of the most exciting and distinctive talents to emerge on the comedy circuit in recent years. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz and The Unbelievable Truth. Earlier this year he presented his own programme, "Simon Evans Goes To Market”.
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Tue 25 Sep

North East Art Weekend 2018 More details - North East Art Weekend 2018
A weekend exhibition and sale of original art & photography by North Eastern artists. The North East Art Weekend 2018 will be held in Brancepeth Castle near Durham.
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth, Durham
Sat 29 Sep and Sun 30 Sep
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More details - Handcrafted Boutique fairs
Artisian bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters around the north east
Alington House
Sat 29 Sep

More details - The Autumn Fair @ Ushaw College, Durham
Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Food Fair held in the magnificent, Grade1 listed, former Catholic seminary, west of Durham city. This two -day event will provide a diverse and interesting mix of exhibitors from across the North of England and Scotland.
Ushaw College, Woodland Road Co.Durham
Sat 6 Oct and Sun 7 Oct

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs Alington House Durham
Artisan bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House 4 North Bailey Saddler Street Durham
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Fungi and Foraging Family wildlife Challenge
An event for the whole family! Devils fingers, jelly ear, scarlet elfcup and slimy waxcap are not part of a witch’s spell but the names of some fascinating fungi. Come and explore Geneva Wood with us and see how many different types of toadstools we can find.
Geneva Wood, Geneva Crescent, off Neasham Road, Darlington
Sun 7 Oct

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Tom Binns: Everyman
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 18th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Tom Binns: Everyman Show details: 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown favourite, creator and star of BBC One’s Hospital People, Tom Binns is back.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington
Thu 18 Oct

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Eddy Brimson & Harry Garrison
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 19th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Eddy Brimson, Harry Garrison, and host Tony Jameson Show details: Eddy Brimson - “There must be a school of comedy in the British Isles...
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 19 Oct

More details - Rob Slater's 60  piece 'Choir that Rocks'  plus Pittington Brass Band
Raffle Tombola Pie and peas; quiche and corned beef pie Fundraising concert in aid of Macmillan
60 Front Street, Sherburn village
Fri 19 Oct

More details - Spooky Family Fun Day
Trick or Treat! Halloween excitement for all the family, come and make a witch’s broom, create a potion and take part in the magician trail during this drop in session. Lots of crafty activities to keep you out of mischief! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Artison bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Witham Hall Barnard Castle
Sat 3 Nov

More details - Quintet's Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair at Lumley Castle
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, preserves,fashion, Christmas decorations & much much more will be available in the historic atmospheric Lumley Castle,
Lumley Castle Chester-le-Street, County Durham
Sun 4 Nov

More details - The Christmas Fair @ Durham
Arts, crafts, gifts and food fair at New College, Durham This two-day event will provide a diverse and interesting mix of exhibitors from across the North of England and Scotland.
New College Durham
Sat 10 Nov and Sun 11 Nov

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs Alington House Durham
Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House 4 North Bailey Saddler Street Durham
Sat 10 Nov

More details - RSC live : Troilus and Cressida (12A)
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 14 Nov

More details - Zoe Lyons: "Entry Level Human”
A regular on TV including ’Mock The Week’ and ’Live At The Apollo’, as well as being all over Radio 4 - for whom she’s making her very own series in 2018. It sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she’s doing in life. Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Thu 15 Nov

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tom Houghton & Jenny Collier
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on November 16th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tom Houghton, Jenny Collier, and host Sam Avery Show details: Tom Houghton - “Please take my advice. Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born” - ?????
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 16 Nov

More details - Designer Makers Christmas Market
’Unique handcrafted goods, direct from the maker.’ Designer Makers Market showcases the very best regional designers and craftspeople, with original work and a strong up-cycled theme. Meet the designer makers and buy handcrafted goods of gallery quality.
The Witham 3 Horse Market Barnard Castle Co Durham
Sat 17 Nov and Sun 18 Nov

More details - Daniel Sloss: X
Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy star who is fast becoming one of the world’s biggest comedy names. Still just 27, this is his incredible 10th solo show.
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Wed 21 Nov

More details - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2018 panto, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs! Written and directed once again by Gala favourites, Neil Armstrong and Paul Hartley, this will be the fairest panto in all the land.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Thu 22 Nov to Sat 5 Jan 2019

More details - Gavin Webster’s World Tour of the North-East
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on November 30th 2018: Gavin Webster’s World Tour of the North-East Show details: Cult Geordie comedian of over 25 years, Gavin Webster is finally doing a tour, a World tour to be exact.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 30 Nov

More details - Roughead and Cook: Jason Cook with Glen Roughead
A musical double act like no other. Award winning comedian and writer of BBC2’s Hebburn, Jason Cook, together with swing singer Glen Roughead. The pair joins forces to bring you an evening of laughs, songs and stupidity! A perfect balance of music and comedy!
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Fri 7 Dec

More details - Luna
Christmas at The Hullabaloo: Luna An enchanting first theatre experience about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark for 2 – 5 year olds and their families. Luna is bored up in the sky by herself with nobody to play with.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Sat 8 Dec, Sun 9 Dec, Tue 11 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, Tue 18 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Thu 27 Dec to Sat 29 Dec

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tanyalee Davis & Kelsey de Almeida
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on December 21st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tanyalee Davis, Kelsey de Almeida, and host Matt Reed Show details: Tanyalee Davis - As seen on Live at the Apollo.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Emiliy Smith's Songs for Christmas
A beautiful blend of original and traditional songs drawn from her folk background combine to inspire and celebrate the festive season.  From humble beginnings in a rural farm shop in 2012 Emily has honed a unique, family friendly Christmas night out.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 21 Dec

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