What's On In and Around County Durham

Past events

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. David Hadingham & Susan Riddell

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. David Hadingham & Susan Riddell Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on May 20th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 20 May 22

Crazy Creatures at Durham University Botanic Garden

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Get interactive with our Crazy Creatures who are visiting the Garden for the day. Animal encounters with rabbits, frogs, snakes, spiders, mice and other animals to enjoy.
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN
Wed 18 May 22

Buddha’s Birthday at Durham University Oriental Museum

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Join us for an afternoon of relaxing guided meditation, a Buddhist-inspired chigiri-e paper collage workshop led by Japanese arts Noriko Matsubara, object handling and activities exploring Buddhist
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH
Sun 15 May 22

Heroes, Myths and Curious Creatures

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Heroes, Myths and Curious Creatures If you are a fan of the Percy Jackson books this is for you! In celebration of ancient mythology discover the stories behind our collections.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 14 May 22

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Noel James

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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Noel James Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hops & Cheese in Hartlepool on May 12th 2022: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Noel James, Gareth Mutch, host Sammy Dobson & support Show
Hops & Cheese, 9-11 Tower Street Hartlepool TS24 7HH
Thu 12 May 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Matt Bragg & Harry Garrison

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Matt Bragg & Harry Garrison Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on May 7th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 7 May 22

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop

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Take part in a 90 minute session exploring coding and make a moving LEGO® vehicle to race in the galleries. A popular and competitive workshop designed for children over the age of 6 years.
Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 7 May 22

Young voices art club – Super Powers and Mythical Creatures

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Young voices art club – Super Powers and Mythical Creatures If you’d like to delve into the world of art then our new monthly Saturday morning art club’s for you.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 7 May 22

Circus Montini - Peterlee

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Circus Montini. PETERLEE. EDEN LANE PARK, SR8 5ND. Our brand new show for 2022. Family entertainment brought to you by our international cast of performers.
Eden Land Park SR8 5ND
Wed 4 May 22

A Cake fit for a Queen

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A Cake fit for a Queen Do you love baking and decorating cakes? We’re holding a competition to find the best cake to celebrate the opening of our exhibition marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 4 May 22

Tony Stockwell, psychic medium

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The popular star of TV's 6ixth Sense, Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eye and Psychic Academy. TONY STOCKWELL demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved...
The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT
Tue 3 May 22

Squidge

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Squidge is a fun interactive dance performance with live music and digital projection, which takes a light-hearted look at our sense of touch and how it influences our everyday lives.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Fri 29 Apr 22

An Evening of Clairvoyance With Karen Dawson

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TOP CLAIRVOYANT MEDIUM KAREN DAWDON BRINGS TO YOU AN EVENNG OF CLAIRVOYANCE NOT TO BE MISSED
Sherburn Community centre front Street Durham DH6 1HD
Fri 29 Apr 22

Circus Montini - Barnard Castle

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Circus Montini. BARNARD CASTLE. STREATLAM FARM SHOWFIELD, DL12 8TT. Our brand new show for 2022. Family entertainment brought to you by our international cast of performers.
Streatlam Farm Showfield DL12 8TT
Fri 29 Apr 22

WALK LIKE A MAN at Forum Theatre, Billingham

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WALK LIKE A MAN Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Four Seasons Let us take you back to 1962 – to four guys barely scraping a living, singing doowop beneath the streetlamps of the tough New
Town Centre,, Billingham, , United Kingdom TS23 2LJ
Sat 23 Apr 22

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

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A Weekend of fantastic food and family fun. Bishop Auckland Food Festival will take place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April.
The Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Sat 23 Apr 22

Knights and Dragons

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Knights and Dragons Celebrate St George’s Day and make a fire breathing dragon, a knight and then take part in our special trail around the Museum and pick up a prize.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 23 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Justin Moorhouse & Meryl O’Rourke

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Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on April 22nd 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 22 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Anth Young: Family Man

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Hilarity Bites presents Anth Young: Family Man Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on April 21st 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Anth Young: Family Man Show details: A comedy club regular across the UK, Anth Young is
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 21 Apr 22

Springtime Wonder

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Springtime Wonder Join us to explore Springtime activities inspired by nature and the changing seasons. Get creative with a range of crafts both inside and outside the Museum!
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 20 Apr 22

The Dorman Roost

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The Dorman Roost A feather-filled mystery is coming to Middlesbrough! Flock to the Dorman Museum this Easter for the Dorman Roost, a theatrical adventure for the whole family.
Linthorpe Rd TS5 6LA
Wed 20 Apr 22

Fun and Food- Movie Madness Drama Workshop

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A chance for any budding thespians to shine by creating a movie trailer. For children 7+ in the Spennymoor area inc Middlestone moor etc booking essential by calling 01388 813404 or via St.
St. Paul’s Garden DL16 7LR
Tue 19 Apr 22

Planet Circus OMG SPENNYMOOR EASTER SPECTACULAR

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Planet Circus OMG SPENNYMOOR EASTER SPECTACULAR Are you looking for family fun suitable for all ages, then look no more as PLANET CIRCUS OMG is in town with its all-new 2022 spectacular show!
Planet Circus Site Opposite The Frog & Ferret Pub DL16 7RS
Mon 18 Apr 22

The Time Machine - Family Friendly Theatre

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The Time Machine - Family Friendly Theatre The Time Machine a Family Friendly Theatre and One Woman Show! Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking away. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need?
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 17 Apr 22

Easter Family Fun Day

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Easter Family Fun Day Spring into action and enjoy a day of Easter themed activities including an Easter themed treasure trail around the Museum with a special treat as your reward – watch out for the Easter Bunny!
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 17 Apr 22

Annual Easter Chick Hunt at Durham University Botanic Garden

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Easter Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. Self-led activity.
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN
Sun 17 Apr 22

Room on the Broom Activity Trail

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Ushaw is cast under a spell in 2022. Is there Room on the Broom? Yes! Hold onto your (witch’s) hat as this fun, family adventure takes you through magical woods, meadows, gardens and by the former...
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens Woodland Road Durham DH7 9RH (
Thu 14 Apr 22

Community Printing Workshop

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Contact Claire@Claire-ford.co.uk to book your place Join the artist Claire Ford to learn printing techniques to create a panel inspired by the Museum’s Regeneration exhibition.
Lipscomb Hall, Cockfield, Bishop Auckland DL13 5DL
Thu 14 Apr 22

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop

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LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop Our popular LEGO® WEDO 2 is back by demand as we recognise National LEGO® Day! Make a moving vehicle and bring your LEGO® creation to life.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 13 Apr 22

Create a Masterpiece

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Create a Masterpiece Create your own masterpiece in The Bowes Museum’s galleries, using an easel you will take on the role of a real artist and experiment with a range of materials. Protective aprons supplied.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 13 Apr 22

Easter Family Brunch Club

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Easter Family Brunch Club Join in activities and party games with Alice in Wonderland and the White Rabbit in Café Bowes. And have your photo taken with them too.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Tue 12 Apr 22

Easter Fun and Food- Family Storytelling and Puppet Workshop

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Storytelling with songs and puppets and a chance to create your own puppets and stories. For Children Age 6+ in the Spennymoor area including Middlestone Moor etc..
St. Pauls Centre Ltd St. Pauls Gardens DL16 7LR
Tue 12 Apr 22

Ravensford Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden, with some 40 different varieties of narcissi, early-flowering trees, primroses and wood anemones, is often most beautiful in spring. There will be music, of course, as well as plant sales.
Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley DL13 3NH
Sun 10 Apr 22

Durham Orchid Show & Craft Fair

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We are pleased to announce that our Annual Orchid Show is to run this year and look forward to seeing you all. Societies from around the N.
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn County Durham DH6 5AT
Sun 10 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Paul Sinha & Angelos Epithemiou

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Hilarity Bites presents Paul Sinha & Angelos Epithemiou Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 9th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Paul Sinha, Angelos Epithemiou, Lauren Pattison, Tom Houghton & Host Hayley Ellis Show
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Sat 9 Apr 22

Baba Yaga

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A deliciously dark and funny fairytale where danger skulks but safety is closer than you think... A sister and a brother are forced to flee from their home only to find themselves alone in a whole...
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 9 Apr 22

Ferryhill Easter Fun Fair

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An Easter Extravaganza will take place in Ferryhill Town Centre on both the 9th and 10th of April, local firm Carnival Fun Fairs will present their very first fair of the season and the first fair in
Ferryhill Market DL17
Sat 9 Apr 22

Paper Chick Crafts

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Paper Chick Crafts Feeling chirpy? Why not have a go at making your own feathery chick for you Easter bonnet and follow the Easter trail inspired by Martin Kinnear’s Regeneration exhibition around the Museum’s grounds
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 9 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Hal Cruttenden & Lucy Porter

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Hilarity Bites presents Hal Cruttenden & Lucy Porter Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 8th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Hal Cruttenden, Lucy Porter, Ria Lina, Bethany Black & Host Laura Lexx Show details: Hal
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Fri 8 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Rob Deering & Nabil Abdulrashid

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Hilarity Bites presents Rob Deering & Nabil Abdulrashid Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 6th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Rob Deering, Nabil Abdulrashid, Danny Poshill, Daliso Chaponda & Host Steve Royle Show
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Wed 6 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Maff Brown & Sammy Dobson

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Maff Brown & Sammy Dobson Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on April 2nd 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 2 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Mike Newall

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Mike Newall Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pavilion in Perterlee on April 1st 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Pavilion, Helford Road, Peterlee SR8 1ER
Fri 1 Apr 22

Mum2mum market Stanley nearly new sale

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Mum2mum market Stanley nearly new sale www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.html Sell baby/kids/maternity items in one place with target buyers. Or come along on the day to get your bargains.
North Durham Academy, High St, Stanley DH9OTW
Sat 26 Mar 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Kate McCabe

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Kate McCabe Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on March 25th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 25 Mar 22

FREE HOLI Parade

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FREE HOLI Parade Come and see the Holi parade through the grounds of the Museum and watch the dancers, local schools and community groups perform as part of Barnard Castle’s colourful Holi celebrations from 3.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 20 Mar 22

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Sam Avery

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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Sam Avery Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hops & Cheese in Hartlepool on March 10th 2022: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Sam Avery, Rachel Jackson, host Lee Kyle & support Show
Hops & Cheese, 9-11 Tower Street Hartlepool TS24 7HH
Thu 10 Mar 22

FREE HOLI Traditional Dance Workshop

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FREE HOLI Traditional Dance Workshop Come and discover the joy of rhythmic mystical dance in these classes led by the choreographer Payal Ramchandani on the following dates: - Sunday 6 March for all; - Sunday 13 March for Children
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 6 Mar 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr & Tom Little

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr & Tom Little Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on March 5th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr, Tom Little, and host Danny Deegan Show details: Micky P.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 5 Mar 22

W3L Wrestling Showdown

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W3L Wrestling Showdown Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Elm Tree Community Centre, Elm Tree Ave, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 0UW
Sun 27 Feb 22

Chill-abaloo

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Relax at The Hullabaloo, 90 minutes of mindful activities including yoga, storytelling and soundscapes for you and your little one.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 26 Feb 22

Things to do in County Durham