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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 8 May

More details - Penshaw Monument - Tours to the Top 2018
Climb the secret spiral staircase to the monument’s rooftop walkway. Enjoy spectacular views across Wearside and County Durham from the top of this 70ft iconic landmark. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0844 249 1895. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Blues Caravan 2018 - Three Musicians on a Mission
Featuring Mike Zito, Vanja Sky and Bernard Allison This is no ordinary club tour.......this is the Blues Caravan 2018.
Hartlepool Supporters Club , 73 Sandringham Road, Hartlepool
Sat 28 Apr

More details - handcrafted boutique fairs
Artisian bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House
Sat 5 May

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Rick Molland & Sully O'Sullivan - Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-up
Coming to Hilarity Bites at One77 in Hartlepool on May 6th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Rick Molland & Sully O’Sullivan - Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-up Show details: It’s stand-up, but not as you know it; no rules, no backup, no script, no set-list, just pure comedy.
One77, 177 York Road, Hartlepool
Sun 6 May

More details - Grand Charity Concert
Annual charity concert by Washington Musical Society, this year supporting Parkinson’s UK. It’s a great night with local guest artists and a fantastic buffet.
North Biddick social Club, Fatfield, Washington
Fri 18 May

More details - Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny O'Brien, host Danny Deegan & support
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pot House in Hartlepool on May 17th 2018: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny O’Brien, host Danny Deegan & support Show details: Danny O’Brien - “O’Brien took to the stage like a force of nature...
The Pothouse, Croft Terrace, Headlands, Hartlepool
Thu 17 May

More details - Chester-le-Street Theatre Group Graduate Section present 'Be My Baby'
Chester-le-Street Theatre Group are proud to announce that our Graduate Section will present Amanda Whittington’s debut play ‘Be My Baby’ which sheds light on teenage pregnancy in 60s Britain.
Chester-le-Street Community Centre Newcastle Road
Thu 10 May to Sat 12 May

More details - Bluebell Woodland Open Day at Church Woods, Whitworth Park, Spennymoor. Durham DL16 7QX
We are delighted to open our Bluebell Woodland again for everyone to view. Be sure of a warm welcome on Thursday 10th May 10am - 3pm. Please park in Whitworth Hall Hotel Car Park, then wander through Church Woods to see the bluebells. This is a free event.
Church Woods, Whitworth Hall, Spennymoor
Thu 10 May

More details - Tenors Un Limited - ‘In Concert with Tenors Un Limited Celebrating 15 Years’
TENORS Un LIMITED is proud to present their newest touring show. Throughout 2018 the guys will tour UK theatres and concert halls performing works from their previous albums and tours as well as new repertoire. This concert series combines the rich vocal harmonies for which Tenors Un Limited are known.
Forum theatre, Queensway, Stockton-on-Tees
Sat 12 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Great Run Local
Free weekly 5k and 2k runs, open to all. 5k and 2k timed courses on Souter’s scenic coast. Open to runners of all levels and ages including absolute beginners and families, as well as more experienced runners. The perfect way to get fit and stay fit. Booking Not Needed.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Great Run Local
Free weekly 5k and 2k runs, open to all. 5k and 2k timed courses on Souter’s scenic coast. Open to runners of all levels and ages including absolute beginners and families, as well as more experienced runners. The perfect way to get fit and stay fit. Booking Not Needed.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Dawn Chorus
Join our rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on an early morning ramble taking in the wonderful sounds of the dawn chorus. Finish with bacon butties and hot coffee in the Lighthouse Caf. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 6 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Nature reserve walk
A guided tour of Whitburn Coastal Park nature reserve with rangers and the Coastal Conservation Group. Take in the sights and sounds of local wildlife. Find out how reclaimed colliery land has been transformed into a haven for nature and hear about our manmade sand martin colony project. Booking Essential.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 13 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Car Boot Sale
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 20 May

More details - JiggleBeamers at Beamish Museum
Bring your little ones along to our weekly play session in the Pit Village Band Hall. JiggleBeamers is a session for pre-school children and their families, which includes informal play with toys, snack time, and traditional songs and rhymes.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May

More details - May Day Celebrations
Join us in The Pit Village on 6th and 7th for a host of May Day activities! Did you know that May Day was one of the biggest annual celebrations in Edwardian times? The May Day King and Queen will be crowned, plus there will be music, Maypole dancing and crafts.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Empire and Flag Days at Beamish Museum
Visit Beamish Museum to celebrate Empire and Flag event. Empire Day was first celebrated in 1902, following the end of the Boer War.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Seymour Mace, Jack Campbell, and host Andy Fury
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on May 2nd 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Seymour Mace, Jack Campbell, and host Andy Fury Show details: Seymour Mace – (replacing Dave Johns, due to filming). Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2015.
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe
Wed 2 May

More details - Gateshead Beer & Music Festival 2018
Gateshead Beer & Music Festival first started off in 2010 with the emphasis on creating a great local community festival. Moving forward seven years the festival has grown into an event that is loved both locally and nationally, whilst maintaining its community beliefs.
Eastwood Gardens, Lowfell, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Fri 4 May to Sun 6 May

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 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun

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 5 May, Sat 2 Jun

More details - Counterfeit Sixties Show
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.
Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields
Sun 20 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rob Rouse, El Baldiniho, and host Danny O'Brien
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on May 18th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 18 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Eddy Brimson, Jay Hampson, Ruth Cockburn, and host Dave Twentyman
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Planet Leisure in Newton Aycliffe on May 11th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Eddy Brimson, Jay Hampson, Ruth Cockburn, and host Dave Twentyman Show details: Eddy Brimson - “There must be a school of comedy in the British Isles...
Planet Leisure, Maple Way, Newton Aycliffe
Fri 11 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Scott Bennett, Clayton Jones, and host Danny Deegan
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pavilion in Bishop Auckland on May 4th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Pavilion, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland
Fri 4 May

More details - Lower Than Atlantis
Lower Than Atlantis. Artists performing: Lower Than Atlantis.: Tickets avaiable.
The Empire, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough
Fri 11 May

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More details - 'Building a Foundation of Love (not walls): Alberta's Dream'
This musical event tells the story of the life of one of the worlds most important mothers, who quietly raised Dr. Martin Luther King with his brother and sister on a foundation of belief and love.
St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate (next to Sage Gateshead)
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Submariners Association
North East Submariners Monthly meeting
Manhattans, 85-87 High Street West, Wallsend
Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Be Creative Autism Friendly
BALTIC is working with North East Autism Society to help create a relaxed and engaging activity.   The following adaptions will be made to help you have the best possible experience.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead
Sat 5 May

More details - Roseberry Topping - Roseberry and time guided walk
Join a ranger to uncover some of Roseberry’s secrets. This iconic hill hides a wealth of myths, legends and history. Take a walk to discover the stories behind one of the area’s most popular landmarks. Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Roseberry Topping, Newton-under-Roseberry, North Yorkshire
Thu 17 May

More details - Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
As part of our Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight Season, the London Concertante travel to St Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle to perform two hallmark works of the Baroque era: J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 & 5.
St. Nicholas Square
Sun 13 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Pete Otway, Sammy Dobson, and host Aaron Twitchen
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on April 26th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Pete Otway, Sammy Dobson, and host Aaron Twitchen Show details: Pete Otway - “Devastatingly funny” - Chortle Sammy Dobson - As seen in BBC’s ’Boy Meets Girl’. “Shockingly funny...
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Speed Dating in Newcastle
Speed Dating in Newcastle How speed dating in Newcastle works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Newcastle event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms Fenkle St Newcastle upon Tyne
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, a thrilling love story set in London during the Second World War.  A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
Newcastle Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner begins in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war where two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament.
Newcastle Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne
Mon 30 Apr to Sat 5 May

More details - Swansea City Opera present The Barber of Seville
Set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that compliment the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, this production is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.
Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough
Sat 12 May

Shalamar featuring Howard Hewett Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey at Newcastle City Hall More details - Shalamar featuring Howard Hewett Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey at Newcastle City Hall
Celebrating 35th anniversary of the multi-million selling "Friends" album,USA Soul legends Shalamar are coming to The City Hall Newcastle!!
Northumberland Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sat 12 May
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More details - 'Wick'ed Works
If, like us, you’re a lover of candlelight and would love to make your own bespoke candles then come and join us and get creative. All materials for this workshop will be provided and a range of teacups, jars and quirky vessels for you to take your sweet smelling scents home will be provided.
Unit 19, Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Sat 5 May, Sat 23 Jun

More details - Fantastic Folders
Become an origami master with our short sessions, focusing on a different theme each month. Great for all ages and abilities; we’ll cover birds, flowers, animals, mythical creatures, geometric decorations, gift boxes and more! This workshop is recommended for ages 12 and up.
Unit 19, Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Tue 8 May

More details - Rag Wreaths and Embellishments
Rag wreaths got you tied up in knots? Everything is provided for you in our wreath workshop to make your very own rag wreath to complete and take home with you.
Unit 19, Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Wed 16 May

More details - Painter's Projects
Tried the basics but wary about painting a larger item? We’ve got you covered. In this workshop we take you to the next level of upcycling and focus on perfecting your technique.
Unit 19, Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Thu 17 May

More details - Southlands - Open Garden for NGS
South facing High Victorian Gardens created by Sir Samuel and Lady Sadler. Elevated site with sloping lawns, herbaceous borders, orchards and woodland areas. A natural stream runs through this 10 acre garden with a miniature lake and island.
Southlands, Stockton-On-Tees
Sun 6 May

More details - Gibside - History tour
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. It was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ’wow’ moments.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Fri 27 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Mon 30 Apr

More details - Gibside - Nordic Walking
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it’s a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time. Walking, using the poles provided you have support to work out harder as you’re on the move.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Tue 24 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May

More details - Gibside - Health Walk
It’s been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am. You can meet a guide at Visitor Reception for a walk around the grounds, as well as meet new people.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May

More details - Gibside - Gibside Sewing Group
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome. The Gibside Sewing Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the main caf.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Gibside - Gibside Pub
Gibside Pub can be found inside the main caf every Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. And although it may be on the small side, it is nestled within an 18th-century garden as well as being the only pub in the village. Inside you’ll find Wylam Brewery ales on tap, lager, wine, cider and soft drinks available.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 27 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Gibside - parkrun
Whether you’re new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. It’s an opportunity to enjoy running in a historic garden where the background noise includes birdsong, perhaps a lawnmower or two, and not much else.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Gibside - Bat Walk
Explore Gibside after sunset, looking for and learning about the bats that live within our historic buildings. After dark Gibside becomes the playground of thousands of bats as they emerge to feed.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sat 28 Apr