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More details - October Half Term at Beamish
Visit Beamish Museum this October half term to look at the history of health and healthcare. From 1950s NHS clinics and Georgian medicines to the dangers of being poorly through the ages, there’s lots to see and do!
Beamish Museum Beamish
Today to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Adventure Valley's Pumpkin Festival
Don’t miss our Pumpkin Festival! With a pumpkin included in entry for every full paying child aged 2 and over, treat the kids to an amazing autumn adventure! 20th – 31st October.
Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham
Today to Wed 31 Oct

More details - Beginners Photography Course
Get Off Auto mode on your camera in just one day. Learn how to create blurred backgrounds in your portrait and close-up shots to make your subject really stand out, and take detailed landscape photos, by shooting in Aperture Priority.
Preston Park Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees.
Today

More details - Introduction to Lino printing 6 week course
Six week course, suitable for absolute beginners as well as the more experienced. £75 (+ £10 materials; all lino, paper, ink and tools will be provided) Together we will discover the joys and immediacy of printmaking, all of which we will be able to do without a press!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Wed 24 Oct

More details - Low Barns Hedgehog Hideaways
As winter approaches discover how to help wildlife prepare for the colder months. Help us create a hedgehog hideaway and make some wildlife winter treatsto take back to your garden. Activities aimed for ages 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book your place at www.durhamwt.co.uk £5 per child
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Low Lane, Witton-le-Wear
Tue 23 Oct

More details - Night Time Star Gazing
Come and learn all about the night sky. Look what you can discover in the dark skies of the nature reserve. Followed by hot chocolate, of course! Book your place at www.durhamwt.co.uk £10 per person
Rainton Meadows Chilton Moor
Wed 24 Oct

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Shanyaski & Chris Washington
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington on October 25th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bannatyne Hotel, Southend Avenue, Darlington
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. John Scott & Simon Lomas
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on October 25th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. John Scott, Simon Lomas, and host Rob Mulholland Show details: John Scott - “Always plays a blinder. Never hits a dry patch.
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 25 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
Thu 25 Oct

More details - NTL encore : King Lear (12A)
National Theatre Live: King Lear By William Shakespeare. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Martha
An original story about friendship created by Andy Manley, Gill Robertson and Annie Wood Martha lives by the sea… Martha lives alone… Martha doesn’t need anyone…  
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Fri 26 Oct and Sat 27 Oct

More details - Holmside Park - Cedric Dragonscars World of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Do you have what it takes to become a Witch or Wizard? At Cedric Dragonscars World of Witchcraft and Wizardry you will be put through your paces learning spells to ward off creatures lurking deep within the forest. You’ll meet some eccentric conjurors along the way. Broomington and Professor Wandless.
Holmside Park Arena Edmondsley
Sat 27 Oct, Sun 28 Oct, Wed 31 Oct

More details - Creatures of The Night
Come and discover the creatures of the night this Halloween with our spooky night time walk - what animals can you see and hear after dark in the nature reserve? A very special one-off event with limited spaces- Book Now. Book your plac eat www.durhamwt.co.uk £8 per person
Rainton Meadows Chilton Moor
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Ghostly Ghouls and Creepy Critters
Crafts, face painting, bat box building, discover creepy crawlies and carve your pumpkins. Have lunch in The Meadows Coffee Shop and free play in our Wild Play Area. Activities aimed at 5-11 year olds. Book your place at www.durhamwt.co.uk £2 per person. There will be a charge for additional activities.
Rainton Meadows Chilton Moor
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Ady Johnson and Special Guest
Chilli Enterprises proudly presents live in concert the acclaimed singer songwriter Ady Johnson. Ady is an inventive songwriter who’s ebullient on stage delivery of life affirming and romantic songs has resulted in numerous festival performances including Latitude and the Cambridge Rock festival.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Table-top and Craft Sale
This friendly, local sale has been running for more than twenty years and, in order to keep it going, it is now being run as a not for profit local amenity. The venue is open from 09:30 to 15:30 on the first and last Saturday of the month from February until December.
St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate, Barnard Castle.
Sat 27 Oct, Sat 3 Nov, Sun 25 Nov, Sun 2 Dec

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 27 Oct, Sat 3 Nov, Sat 10 Nov, Sat 17 Nov, Sat 24 Nov

More details - Ghostly Ghouls and Creepy Critters
Crafts, face painting, bat box building, discover creepy crawlies and carve your pumpkins. Activities aimed at 5-11 year olds. Book your place at www.durhamwt.co.uk £2 per person (pay as you go for additional activities).
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Low Lane, Witton-le-Wear
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Sunday Night at the Witham : Barnard Castle Brass Band
A fundraising concert from the Barnard Castle Brass Band in support of the Investing In The Witham Appeal. The Barnard Castle Band are delighted to support The Witham and will be delivering a program filled with a variety of pieces to entertain a wide audience.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Me and My Bee
Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t.  Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world - one bee at a time. A new comedy for children and adults alike.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Halloween Fancy Dress Party!
Celebrate Halloween with fancy dress fun, music and games. Join in with apple bobbing, crafts and a spooky ghost hunt. A mad scientist will be creating smoke, potions and bubbles for the occasion! Food will be available before the fun begins, and also refreshments for adults to purchase.
The Bowes Museum Newgate
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Film : Journey's End (12A)
JOURNEY’S END is a British war drama, set in 1918, in which a company of British soldiers await their fate as the German army prepare an offensive.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 1 Nov

More details - Mairearad Green and Anna Massie
Mairearad (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna (guitar, banjo and fiddle) are an instantly captivating duo with a warm and friendly stage presence who offer a highly energetic performance.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 2 Nov

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 - 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 3 Nov, Sat 1 Dec

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