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Competition: Spot the eggs

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Although the doors of The Hullabaloo remain closed, we’ve created a beautiful new installation for you to visit and interact with in our windows from 29 March.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sun 11 Apr 21

Signs of Spring

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Although the doors of The Hullabaloo remain closed, we’ve created a beautiful new installation for you to visit and interact with in our windows from 29 March.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Mon 5 Apr 21

Falling on your Feet

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North East arts charity, Helix Arts, is inviting people aged 65 and over in Easington, County Durham, to join a new online community where they can stay fit and active, and connect with others during
Virtual Event
Thu 14 Jan 21

Hullabaloo Winter Wonderland

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Cuddle up by the fire where the stockings are hung and look out through the window on a winter wonderland…Theatre Hullabaloo are proud to present a new winter wonderland installation behind the glass
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Mon 28 Dec 20

Online Festive Craft Videos

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We have recorded some festive craft videos for you to enjoy over the festive period with your little ones Below you can find a series of short craft videos for you to enjoy over the festive period
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Mon 28 Dec 20

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan Bespoke craft fairs with selected crafters from around the north east
Town Hall Northallerton DL7 8QR
Sat 19 Dec 20

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs Alington House Durham

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Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House 4 North Bailey Saddler Street Durham DH1 3ET
Sat 5 Dec 20

Believe Christmas

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BELIEVE Christmas is an immersive magical world brought to life in a theatrical production within our elf tipi village.
Location (In the grounds of) Hardwick Hall Hotel Sedgefield County Durham TS21 2EH
Sat 5 Dec 20

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tez Ilyas & Josh Pugh - Cancelled

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tez Ilyas & Josh Pugh Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on December 5th 2020: Two shows (7:30pm - 8:30pm / 9pm - 10pm) Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 5 Dec 20

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House Durham DH1 3ET
Fri 4 Dec 20

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan bespoke craft fairs with selected crafters from around the North East
Town Hall Northallerton DL7 8QR
Wed 2 Dec 20

Winter Wonderland at Adventure Valley

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Winter Wonderland is back for 2020 at Adventure Valley. Creating festive family memories to cherish forever, the 2020 event will be slightly different from previous years, due to social distancing.
Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham DH1 5SG
Sat 28 Nov 20

Gala Theatre and Cinema Durham

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Written and Directed by Neil Armstrong and Paul Hartley. More fun and mayhem from your favourite panto family, as they all head for Sherburn Forest to tell the tale of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, his...
Gala Theatre and Durham 1 Millennium Place Durham DH1 1WA
Wed 25 Nov 20

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Day & Dave Twentyman

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Day & Dave Twentyman Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on November 7th 2020: Two shows (7:30pm - 8:30pm / 9pm - 10pm) Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 7 Nov 20

Quintet’s Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair at Lumley Castle - Cancelled

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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,
Lumley Castle Chester-le-Street, County Durham DH3 4NX
Sun 1 Nov 20

The Story of Guitar Heroes

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“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to...
Gala Theatre, illenium Place, Durham DH1 1WA
Sat 24 Oct 20

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2020 - Durham

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of The Sixteen’s annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000 the choir have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of the country’s most beautiful...
Durham Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EH
Fri 16 Oct 20

Handcrafted Boutique Fairs

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Artisan bespoke craft fairs with selected crafters from around the north east
Town Hall Northallerton DL7 8QR
Sat 10 Oct 20

Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest

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Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 8th 2020: Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle – ConQuest: The Most Hated Man In Australia Show details: Have you ever just been
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Thu 8 Oct 20

Aled Jones Cathedral Tour

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40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he brings his special concert of music and stories to cathedrals throughout the UK As one of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled
Durham Cathedral, The College, Durham DH1 3EH
Fri 2 Oct 20

A Guided Manaslu Circuit Trek | Larkya La Pass Trek

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Manaslu trek, a hike into rural Nepal which is an excellent combination of nature and culture of Gorkha Nepal, the route also has open bounder with Tibet.
Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal DH1 4EE
Fri 2 Oct 20

Heritage Open Day: Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 18 Sep 20

Monthly Market

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We are holding a monthly market in our sports hall featuring a range of stalls. The centre is fully Covid-19 compliant and on one level for ease of access with car parking on site.
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington DL15 0JA
Sat 12 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: Durham Cathedral

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 11 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: 100 years of the Durham Coast

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 11 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: Durham School & Chapel Virtual Tour

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 11 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: Virtual Tour of Bishop Auckland

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 11 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ Virtual Visits

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 11 Sep 20

Pretty Muddy Kids - Chester-le-Street

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Pretty Muddy Kids - Chester-le-Street Pretty Muddy Kids is a fun-filled muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. The course is approximately 5k and children can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with...
Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester Le Street DH3 3SJ
Sat 5 Sep 20

Pretty Muddy - Chester-le-Street

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Pretty Muddy - Chester-le-Street Pretty Muddy 5k is a fun-filled muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame, crawl through the mud pit, bounce on the space hoppers and have fun with your friends while raising valuable funds...
Riverside Park, Riverside South, Chester Le Street DH3 3SJ
Sat 5 Sep 20

Mindful Morning

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Mindful Morning You are invited to join a small group of individuals to spend two hours in mindful relaxation. No prior experience needed. Do you feel stressed?
Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton le Dale, Seaham ST7 9JY
Mon 10 Aug 20

Introduction to Foraging

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Introduction to Foraging Fun and informative two hour guided walk led by Jenny, proprietor of Dalton Moor Farm and harvester of wild foods, who will introduce you to the world of foraging, the legal and environmental dos and
Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton le Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY
Sat 1 Aug 20

Kynren – An Epic Tale of England

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From daylight to starlight watch legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic scale - 2,000 years in the making.
Eleven Arches, Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland DL14 7SF
Sat 1 Aug 20

Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2020 - Cancelled

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Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2020 Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth, Durham DH7 8DE Friday 24th July 2020 - Sunday 26 July 2020 Over 75 separate stalls.
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth DH7 8DE
Fri 24 Jul 20

Meditation Classes

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Meditation Classes in Darlington Content: These drop in meditation classes are taught by Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Dragden, and include two guided meditations, talk and refreshments.
81 Victoria Road DL1 5JQ
Tue 21 Jul 20

Oliver Ford Garden - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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A peaceful, contemplative 3 acre garden developed and planted by the owner and BBC Gardener of the Year as a space for quiet reflection.
Oliver Ford Garden Longedge Lane Rowley Consett Durham DH8 9HG
Sun 12 Jul 20

Race for Life - Durham 5k

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Race for Life - Durham 5k Race for Life 5k is suitable for all ages and abilities. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 5k at your own pace while raising valuable...
St Leonards Sports Fields, County Hall DH1 5UL
Sun 28 Jun 20

Ravensford Farm - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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This 3-acre garden offers colour and interest throughout the year, but June is often one of our favourite months.
Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley DL13 3NH
Sun 21 Jun 20

High Bank Farm - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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The front garden has an abundance of roses, leading onto the Orchard. The back garden has a lovely cottage garden, with a secluded summer house to relax in, together with paved area with beautiful...
High Bank Farm, Darlington DL2 2QE
Sun 21 Jun 20

Holmelands - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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Semi formal garden with orchard and large vegetable patch. Herbaceous beds and climbing roses as well as standard roses. Laid out in a semi formal design to create a harmonious effect.
Holmelands, Darlington DL2 2QY
Sun 21 Jun 20

The Fold - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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Garden, approx ½ acre created over 25 years in an area that had been extensively mined. It stands at 700ft and enjoys splendid views over countryside.
The Fold, Stanley Crook DL15 9AP
Fri 19 Jun 20

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Daliso Chaponda & MC Hammersmith - Cancelled

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Daliso Chaponda & MC Hammersmith Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on June 19th 2020: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 19 Jun 20

Handcrafted Boutique fairs

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Artisian bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters around the north east
Alington House DH1 3ET
Sat 13 Jun 20

Ushaw College - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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Part of the 50 acre landscape within open countryside around Ushaw College, the gardens were originally laid out in 1840 in front of the Georgian house and feature a formal rhododendron garden with
Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9BJ
Sat 13 Jun 20

Race for Life - Darlington 5k

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Race for Life - Darlington 5k Race for Life 5k is suitable for all ages and abilities. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 5k at your own pace while raising valuable...
South Park, Parkside DL1 5TG
Sun 7 Jun 20

Neasham Abbey - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A country house garden with views of the river Tees. Interesting paths lead to different areas including a walled garden of beautiful old red brick surrounding shady borders.
Neasham Abbey, Near Darlington DL2 1QW
Sun 7 Jun 20

Funny Way To Be Comedy - An Audience with Cannon & Ball

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Cannon & Ball present an evening of their own unique brand of humour - unforgettable legendary sketches, songs, storytelling and an audience Q & A session.
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham DL12 8LY
Sat 6 Jun 20

Croft Hall - Open Garden for NGS - Cancelled

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A lovely lavender walk leads to a Queen Anne-fronted house (not open) surrounded by a 5 acre garden, comprising a stunning herbaceous border, large fruit and vegetable plot, two ponds and wonderful
Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees DL2 2TB
Sun 31 May 20

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. John Scott & Cal Halbert - Cancelled

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. John Scott & Cal Halbert Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Farrer’s in Crook on May 28th 2020: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Farrers, Roddymoor, Crook DL15 9RL
Thu 28 May 20

ROH live : The Dante Project

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Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY
Thu 28 May 20

Things to do in County Durham