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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 - 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 - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montfort, and host Katie Mulgrew
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on April 20th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D. Montfort, and host Katie Mulgrew Show details: Ivan Brackenbury - As seen in BBC’s Hospital People.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 20 Apr

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 - 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 - handcrafted boutique fairs
Artisian bespoke craft fair from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House
Sat 5 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 21 Apr, 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 - 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 - Hillside Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
The gardens of these two C19 cottages offer contrasting styles. At Number 1, grass paths lead you through a layout of trees and shrubs including many interesting specimens.
Hillside Cottages, Bishop Auckland
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 - Baby and Children's Nearly New Sale
This sale has sold out of stalls bringing lots of sellers together all under one roof selling 1000s of nearly new items ranging from baby to age 6. If you love bargains, you will love our market you are able to buy good quality affordable items ranging from Clothes, books, toys and lots of equipment.
Longfield Academy of Sports
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Thornton Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
C16 Grade I listed hall (not open). 2 walled gardens with Elizabethan raised borders, separate vegetable garden. Plantsman’s garden with emphasis on colour-themed borders, plant associations, form and foliage. Unusual perennials, interspersed with interesting trees and shrubs in mixed herbaceous borders.
Thornton Hall Gardens, Darlington
Sun 13 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Carl Hutchinson, Daisy Earl, and host Rob Mulholland
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on May 5th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Carl Hutchinson, Daisy Earl, and host Rob Mulholland Show details: Carl Hutchinson - “An absolute must... the next big thing!” - The Skinny Daisy Earl - Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2018.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington
Sat 5 May

More details - Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny McLoughlin, host Andy Fury & support
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on May 14th 2018: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny McLoughlin, host Andy Fury & support Show details: Danny McLoughlin - “His innate comic timing, insightful digressions and ability to think on his feet puts him alongside the
Hole in the Wall, Horesemarket, Darlington
Mon 14 May

More details - Our Line
“I never met my great grandmother Nora, but she hovers around the edges of my mother’s memory. A tiny woman, she died when my mam was about 7. She remembers her baby teeth coming out at the time. Nora’s story is woven into the landscape that you travel through from Darlington to Bishop Auckland on the train.
Darlington Railway Station Bank Top Darlington
Today, Sat 21 Apr, Thu 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ugly Chief (Jabberwocky Market)
Artist and performer Victoria Melody teams up with her dad, TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for her most ambitious show yet. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter.
Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, Grange Rd, Darlington
Fri 27 Apr and Sat 28 Apr

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 21 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, 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 - 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 - 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
Today, Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May

More details - Meccano Exhibition at Beamish Museum
The North East Meccano Society will once again hold its annual exhibition at Beamish, with construction sets dating from the early 1900s to the present day. The exhibition will take place in the Collections Study Room next to Open Stores and will be a brilliant opportunity to admire a timeless toy.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 21 Apr and Sun 22 Apr

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 - Badapple Theatre Company presents “Amy Johnson’
Badapple Theatre Company is celebrating 20 years on the road and to mark the milestone, it is re-presenting the first show the Company ever toured with. ’Amy Johnson’ will tour nationally starting in Yorkshire, travelling down through the Midlands, Surrey, Gloucestershire and finally Somerset.
Yarm Fellowship Hall
Sat 28 Apr

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 - Milton Jones is Out There
Great news here, with a brand-new show from Mock the Week’s one-liner kingpin, star of Live at the Apollo and TEN series on Radio 4 – Milton Jones is coming to Yarm! Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there, and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys.
The Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Washington Old Hall - The Skirmish
Come and witness history in action. The Time Bandits will bring the story of John Sadler, leader of a local English militia which included the residents of Washington, to life through a re-enactment. The Scots have invaded and are on their way.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Sun 22 Apr

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

More details - Saying Goodbye Service - Sunderland
Saying Goodbye are an International baby loss support charity (part of the Mariposa Trust. ) Since 2012, 100 services have been held across the UK, France & North America, the services are completely free and open to anyone of any faith or no faith.
Sunderland Minster, Sunderland
Sun 22 Apr

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 - 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
Today, Thu 26 Apr

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
Fri 20 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, Mon 23 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Mon 30 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 20 Apr, Sat 21 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Sat 28 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
Sat 21 Apr, Tue 24 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May

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 21 Apr, Sat 28 Apr

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 - 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

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 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

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 4 May, Sat 5 May, Fri 11 May, Sat 12 May, Fri 18 May, Sat 19 May, Fri 25 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Gibside - Showcase night
Every month we open up the floor at Gibside Pub for Showcase night. Whether you’re simply looking for somewhere to relax and be entertained, or you happen to be a budding musician and would like to show off your talents this could be for you.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 4 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
Fri 4 May, Sun 6 May, Mon 7 May, Fri 11 May, Sun 13 May, Mon 14 May, Fri 18 May, Sun 20 May, Mon 21 May, Fri 25 May, Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May

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
Sat 5 May, Tue 8 May, Sat 12 May, Tue 15 May, Sat 19 May, Tue 22 May, Sat 26 May, Tue 29 May

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 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Gibside - Music and Evensong in the Chapel
Enjoy the fantastic acoustics of Gibside Chapel with live music from local performers and choirs (1.30 - 2.30pm) followed by a traditional Anglican service (3pm). Free entry. Booking Not Needed.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 6 May

More details - Gibside - Dawn Chorus Walk
Get up with the lark to hear the dawn chorus as the sun rises over Gibside. International Dawn Chorus day is the first Sunday of May every year. Celebrate it this year with a guided walk at Gibside. Our experts will help you identify the bird song that surrounds you as you explore the estate before we open the gates.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 6 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 9 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May