What's on in County Durham

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Christmas - Create and Paint

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Create and Paint return to The Hullabaloo this year, come along and paint some festive gifts on Sat 27 November.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 27 Nov 21

The Firrenes plus Alistair James play Stockton-on-Tees

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The Firrenes plus Alistair James play Stockton-on-Tees 'Proper songs performed properly' From soaring indie rock anthems to burlesque-inspired cabaret numbers, The Firrenes (it rhymes with 'beans') are a melodic, song-based
The Green Room, Green Dragon Studios, Theatre Yard, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1JZ
Sat 27 Nov 21

HUG in a bag Christmas Market

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HUG in a bag Christmas Market The event takes place Saturday November 27th, 1pm-4.30pm at Houghton Church Hall DH4 4DN (up the small bank on the church ground through the arches, all the way to the back behind the...
Kepier church Hall Dh44dn DH4 4DN
Sat 27 Nov 21

Middleton Mart Christmas Fair

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Middleton Mart Christmas Fair Currently 65 stalls booked in! FREE entry & FREE parking! Cafe will be open for refreshments! The 9th Middleton Mart Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 27th November!
Middleton in Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart Station Bank Middleton in Teesdale DL12 0PJ
Sat 27 Nov 21

Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair 2021

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Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair 2021 Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth, Durham DH7 8DE Friday 26th - Sunday 28th November 2021 Over 50 separate stalls, suitably spaced, including outside stalls in the courtyard.
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth DH7 8DE
Fri 26 Nov 21

Rave On: The Rise of Rock and Roll

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Rave On is the 1950s and 60s musical sensation sweeping the nation. Featuring multiple award winning band The Bluejays, a group comprised of stars from West End Productions The Buddy Holly Story,...
Queensway, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 2LJ
Fri 26 Nov 21

Christmas Market

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Join us for our annual Christmas Market. We have been holding a Christmas Market at Spectrum every year since 2015 in our sports hall.
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington DL15 0JA
Sun 21 Nov 21

The Giant Cosy Kindness Quilt Family Fun Day

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The Giant Cosy Kindness Quilt Family Fun Day 20 November, 10.30, Included within admission As the days draw shorter and colder, get cosy and help to make a Giant Kindness Quilt.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 20 Nov 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Eddy Brimson & Simon Lomas

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Eddy Brimson & Simon Lomas Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on November 19th 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 19 Nov 21

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Stars of the stage and screen, Wendi Peters (Big! The Musical; Coronation Street) and Bill Ward (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; Emmerdale), will lead a thrilling new production of The Legend of...
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Tue 16 Nov 21

Remembrance Sunday at Beamish Museum

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Join us at Beamish Museum for Remembrance Sunday as we commemorate those soldiers who gave their lives during the First World War from 1914 to 1918.
Beamish Museum Beamish DH9 0RG
Sun 14 Nov 21

toooB

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Introducing toooB, a curious and friendly shape-shifting creature. She’s not quite sure where she’s landed but she’d love to meet and play with you.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sun 7 Nov 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul Pirie & John Robertson

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul Pirie & John Robertson Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on November 6th 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 6 Nov 21

toooB

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Introducing toooB, a curious and friendly shape-shifting creature. She’s not quite sure where she’s landed but she’d love to meet and play with you.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 4 Nov 21

Magic Andrew's Workshop

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Magic Andrew’s Workshop 30 October, Workshops start at 11.00 - 45 mins slots, last entry 14.15, Free with Museum Admission, booking required.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 30 Oct 21

Spooky Family Fun Day

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Spooky Family Fun Day 30 October, 11.00, Included within admission Trick or Treat? There’s Halloween excitement for all the family!
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 30 Oct 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club presents The Parapod Movie, plus Live Q&A

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club presents The Parapod Movie, plus Live Q&A Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on December 30th 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club presents The Parapod Movie, plus Live Q&A Show details: The first podcast to be turned
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Sat 30 Oct 21

Halloween Themed Drama Workshop led by Mad Alice Theatre Company

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Halloween Themed Drama Workshop led by Mad Alice Theatre Company 29 October, 10.00 - 16.00, £12 per child, includes lunch Act out fun characters like Giant Trolls, Silly Witches, Brave Soldiers and save the captured Sailors from being eaten for breakfast by...
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Fri 29 Oct 21

Neurodiverse Friendly: Hulla-ween Trick or Treat Disco

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A neurodiverse friendly event featuring a silent disco, crafts and spooky storytelling. Brave our Hulla-ween Trick or Treat disco for two hours of frightfully good activities including a silent...
Theatre Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 28 Oct 21

Hulla-ween Monster Mash

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Join us for some Hulla-ween fun - perfect for your little monsters! Brave our Hulla-ween Monster Mash for two hours of frightfully good activities including disco, messy play and crafts.
Theatre Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 28 Oct 21

An Evening of Remembrance

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We invite you to join us to a Gala Evening of Remembrance. Thursday 28th October 2021 7pm till 10pm A night to remember...
Poplar Tree Garden Centre Hall Lane Shincliffe Durham DH1 2NG
Thu 28 Oct 21

Hulla-ween Trick or Treat Disco

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Join us for two hours of Hulla-ween activities at The Hullabaloo! Hulla-ween at The Hullabaloo! A jam-packed two hours featuring a silent disco, storytelling and crafts!
Theatre Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 28 Oct 21

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop

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LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop 27 & 28 October, 10.30 - 11.30 & 1.00 - 2.00 - £4 per family, booking essential. Take part in a session inside The Bowes Museum exploring coding and make your LEGO® model come alive.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 27 Oct 21

Midnight Reflections, Clara meets Monet

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Midnight Reflections, Clara meets Monet 26 October, 11.00 & 28 October, 11.00, Included within admission Take part in this playful session exploring light and dark and create a moonlight scene with a variety of materials, inspired by...
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Tue 26 Oct 21

Spooky Stories

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Join actor and storyteller, Chris Connaughton, for some frightfully good storytelling sessions as we celebrate all those things that go bump in the night this Hulla-ween at The Hullabaloo.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Tue 26 Oct 21

Clara The Ghostbuster

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Clara The Ghostbuster 23 October, 11.00 & 25 October, 11.00, Included within admission Halloween is high on the agenda at The Bowes Museum as it gears up for Half Term, kicking off with Clara the rhino getting ready...
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 23 Oct 21

Puss in Boots

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PUSS IN BOOTS By Lyngo Theatre With a host of puppets, a working windmill, an avalanche of fruit and veg, this classic tail is the cat’s whiskers! Would you trust a talking cat?
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 23 Oct 21

October Half Term Fun at Beamish Museum

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Join us this October Half Term and enjoy two transport events, live music and Halloween-themed family fun!
Beamish Museum Beamish DH9 0RG
Sat 23 Oct 21

Mega Meccano Exhibition

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An exhibition of working Meccano models of all descriptions built by members of the North Eastern Meccano Society and associated Meccano Societies.
St. Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Market Place, Darlington DL1 5QG
Sat 23 Oct 21

First Class Wrestling

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2 hours of live all action family entertainment with wrestlers from all over the world taking on the very best of Great Britain Come see live what the rest of the world see on TV
Wallsend memorial hall NE28 6RN
Fri 22 Oct 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Nick Doody & Ben Van der Velde

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Nick Doody & Ben Van der Velde Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 22nd 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 22 Oct 21

Adventure Valley’s Pumpkin Festival

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On 16th and 17th October and daily from 23rd-31st October, treat the kids to an autumnal adventure at Adventure Valley, with a free pumpkin included in entry for every full paying child (2 and over).
Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham DH1 5SG
Sat 16 Oct 21

Thingamabobas

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Roll up, Roll up. Join our mysterious and peculiar guide on a tour of a technological circus like no other.
Theatre Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 16 Oct 21

Cilla & The Swinging 60s

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Only £10 a ticket (including food platter) available by messaging this page or sandzentertainment on 07808 804390. See ticket link www.skiddle.
Borges Function Suite, Yarm Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 1ER
Fri 8 Oct 21

Hilarity Bites presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean & Tarot (WIP)

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Hilarity Bites presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean & Tarot (WIP) Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 6th 2021: Hilarity Bites presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Work In Progress) & Tarot (Work In Progress) Show details: A
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Wed 6 Oct 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Seann Walsh & Bethany Black

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Seann Walsh & Bethany Black Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 2nd 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Sat 2 Oct 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Bethany Black & Adam Staunton

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Bethany Black & Adam Staunton Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 2nd 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 2 Oct 21

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival returns next month to County Durham on 2-3 October. From cookery masterclasses hosted by celebrity chefs to delicious food and drink from terrific local traders, it’s...
Market Place DL14 7NP
Sat 2 Oct 21

The Sounds of Sinatra & Swing

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Gary Grace is widely regarded as one of the UK's finest jazz/swing vocalists, providing a touch of class.
Ushaw Historic House, Woodland Road, County Durham DH7 9RH
Fri 1 Oct 21

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

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In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this
ARC, Stockton Arts Centre Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL
Thu 30 Sep 21

Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

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Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory Show rearranged from Saturday 9th May 2020. Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on September 28th 2021: Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory The year...
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Tue 28 Sep 21

Autumn Transport Gala at Beamish Museum

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Join us at Beamish Museum and see a whole host of fantastic working transport exhibits, including rare items from our own collection.
Beamish Museum Beamish DH9 0RG
Sat 25 Sep 21

Clara Family Fun Day

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Clara Family Fun Day 25 September, 11.00, Included within admission Join us for a family fun day celebrating lots of Clara inspired crafts in recognition of World Rhino Day.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 25 Sep 21

St. Cuthbert's Reveals Some of its Hidden Secrets

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Heritage Open Day: Learn about the town centre's oldest building and some of its hidden secrets.
St. Cuthberts Parish Centre, Market Place, Darlington DL1 5QG
Sun 19 Sep 21

Book launch - Bishop Auckland in colour postcards

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Heritage Open Day: Meet local historian Tom Hutchinson as he talks about his new publication of Bishop Auckland in colour postcards.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Sat 18 Sep 21

Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington

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Heritage Open Day: Take the opportunity to visit Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 18 September between 10 am and 4pm and enjoy activities and displays designed to help us to celebrate and enjoy the
Holy Trinity Church, Woodland Road, Darlington DL3 7BQ
Sat 18 Sep 21

St Andrews Bishop Auckland

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Heritage Open Day: Open Church. Opportunity to visit the ancient parish church of Bishop Auckland. Built on a Saxon foundation, the current building dates from the 13th century.
St. Andrews Church, Crown Street, Bishop Auckland DL14 6FR
Sat 18 Sep 21

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Patrick Monahan & Sammy Dobson

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Patrick Monahan & Sammy Dobson Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on September 17th 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 17 Sep 21

St Anne's Church Bishop Auckland

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Heritage Open Day: Open Church. Built on the site of a medieval chapel, St Anne's was designed by William Thompson and built by William Edgar in the 19th century.
St. Annes Church, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Thu 16 Sep 21

Park Installation by Ed Carter

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Heritage Open Day: Discover artworks installed in the park grounds created by Artist Ed Carter as part of his residency at Hardwick Park this includes a collaboration with the Sedgefield Handbell
Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 2DN
Thu 16 Sep 21

Things to do in County Durham