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Today to Thu 19 Jul, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Hairspray
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.
Newcastle Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne
Mon 25 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Arts Society Presents: #GetNorth
The Arts Society Presents: #GetNorth: Raoul Dufy: Cradled by Music and the Sea To coincide with the three-month Great Exhibition of the North, The Arts Society and its local groups are presenting a series of talks at the Tyneside Cinema this Summer.
Tyneside Cinema 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Secrets Of Burlesque Revealed - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Embrace and celebrate what you have, and who you are! A unique introduction to the Basics of Burlesque Performance, fused with elements of physical theatre, stand-up and public speaking.
Space Six Floor Six Commercial Union House 39 Pilgrim Street
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Peter Doherty
Peter Doherty Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Peter Doherty.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Speed Dating in Newcastle
Newcastle Speed Dating How speed dating in Newcastle works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Newcastle. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.
Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle St, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Thu 5 Jul

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 23 Jun

More details - Zippos Cirque Berserk!
FIRST TIME HERE. NOW IN ITS FIFTH THRILLING YEAR! Direct from a string of sold-out seasons in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and the West End, Britain’s favourite contemporary thrill circus is on tour to amaze and entertain the nation.
Tyne Theatre & Opera House, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Today to Sun 24 Jun

More details - Robots – then and now exhibition
Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.
Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Tue 24 Jul

More details - Pretty Muddy KIDS - Newcastle
Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant, brand new muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
Town Moor, Near Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Pretty Muddy - Newcastle
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events, which includes Pretty Muddy, raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit.
Town Moor, Near Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Race for Life (5k) - Newcastle
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and can choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course.
Town Moor, Near Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Race for Life (10k) - Newcastle
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. If you have taken part in a 5k Race for Life before, maybe this year you want to up the challenge?
Town Moor, Near Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Where Your Wings Were….Journeys with David Almond
Embark on a journey through Tyneside like never before, discovering how its landscapes, language and people inspired the magical stories of David Almond. Delve into the writer’s dreamlike world where tales such as Skellig and My Dad’s a Birdman took root.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Storytime
Explore a world of imagination at Seven Stories with entertaining and enthralling storytelling for the whole family. Unique, energetic and playful, these sessions are led by one of our expert Story Catchers and delivered in signature Seven Stories-style!
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today to Wed 1 Aug

More details - Winged Tales of the North
Trail starts Glasshouse Bridge and ends at Archway 4, Stepney Bank (pick up a map from Seven Stories) A playful and imaginative street art trail inspired by new flash fiction by David Almond – one of the North’s best-loved writers.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Fri 22 Jun to Sun 5 Aug

More details - Circus Central POPS UP at Seven Stories
A spectacular circus takeover with Circus Central as they pop-up throughout the building with drama-based circus activities, games and crafts for all the family!
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Sat 30 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Circus Skills Workshop
Calling all budding acrobats, jugglers and hoopers! Have you ever wanted to juggle or walk the tightrope? If you have ever dreamt of running away with the circus then this fun and energetic workshop is for you!
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Sat 30 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Curious Crafts
The first week of July sees Seven Stories celebrating LGBTQ+ families as part of Curious Festival 2018! Tie a rainbow ribbon to our Tree of Pride, make a statement about your family identity with a badge or flag and have fun with colourful Curious-themed crafts in our Studio. All welcome.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Tue 3 Jul to Sun 8 Jul

More details - Curious Festival: Rainbow Rave presented by Chalk
Express yourself and celebrate all families at this rainbow dance event! Programmed as part of Curious Festival 2018, this colourful LGBTQ+-celebratory rave is an opportunity to express your family’s identity with pride.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Spectacular Drag Story Time
Sashay down to Seven Stories for this fabulous event and see top drag artists share some of their favourite books. Grab your feather boa, it’s going to be fierce. Yaaaassssss queen! Presented as part of Curious Festival 2018.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Marie Curie Hospice Newcastle on Tyne - Open Garden for NGS
The landscaped gardens of the purpose-built Marie Curie Hospice overlook the Tyne and Gateshead and offer a beautiful, tranquil place for patients and visitors to sit and chat. Rooms open onto a patio garden with gazebo and fountain. There are climbing roses, evergreens and herbaceous perennials.
Marie Curie Hospice Newcastle on Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Woodlands - Open Garden for NGS
Mature garden on a site of approx one seventh acre- quirky, with tropical themed planting and Caribbean inspired bar. A fun garden with colour throughout the year, interesting plants, informal beds and borders, pond area and decks.
Woodlands, Gateshead
Sat 30 Jun, Thu 5 Jul

More details - Ravenswood Singers at St Aidan's
St Aidan’s Wallsend are hosting a Midsummer Concert with the Ravenswood Singers on Saturday 30th June at 7pm. The concert will include songs from the shows, Sacred music and Viennese Songs Tickets - £6 (includes a complimentary glass of wine.
St Aidans Church, Coniston Road, Howdon
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Gibside - Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside’s past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - The orangery urns by Andrew Burton
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor’s second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes’ original orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

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 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

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
Today, Wed 27 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

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 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside summer nights
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we’re opening the whole estate until late. Stroll around this eighteenth-century landscape garden while the sun sets, celebrate history through two contemporary art installations and down your picnic blanket.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

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 22 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

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 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - Pond Dipping
Discover what’s living below the surface of a pond. We have nets, underwater cameras and experts on hand so you’ll have everything you need to discover the wildlife living below the surface. Maybe you’ll see a rare great crested newt. Booking Essential. Phone: 01207 541820.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

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 1 Jul

More details - Gibside - Outdoor Theatre:  Little Women
Gibside and Chapterhouse Theatre Company are proud to present Louise May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, brought to life within Gibside’s Georgian walled garden. Little Women is the timeless story of four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - and their life during the Civil War in America.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Thu 5 Jul

More details - Little Women
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Gibside, Burnopfield
Thu 5 Jul

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 6 Jul

More details - Gibside - Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside’s past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 11 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Gibside - The orangery urns by Andrew Burton
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor’s second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes’ original orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 11 Jul to Fri 31 Aug

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 13 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Gibside - Gibside summer nights
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we’re opening the whole estate until late. Stroll around this eighteenth-century landscape garden while the sun sets, celebrate history through two contemporary art installations and down your picnic blanket.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 13 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Fri 20 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Fri 27 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

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 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 4 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sat 25 Aug

More details - Gibside - Music on the Avenue: Newcastle Concert Band
Spend a lazy afternoon enjoying a relaxed summer concert on the Avenue. Perfect for picnicking. With big band music and tunes from the shows, you’re sure to hear some of your favourites. We recommend bringing along your own folding chairs or picnic blankets. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 15 Jul, Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

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 18 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Thu 2 Aug, Wed 8 Aug, Thu 9 Aug, Wed 15 Aug, Thu 16 Aug, Wed 22 Aug, Thu 23 Aug, Wed 29 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

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 19 Jul, Thu 26 Jul

More details - Washington Old Hall - Martin Stephenson
Martin Stephenson live in the Nuttery on a summer evening. If you didnt catch the show last year don’t miss out again. Delighted to be back in the Nuttery, Martin will be playing a mixture of old and new favourites here on the Fourthof July.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Washington Old Hall - 4th July American Independence Day ceremony
It’s here at Washington Old Hall where the ’Washington’ family (and the first president of the United States) took their surname, and we’re proud to celebrate this special day with our American friends.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Wed 4 Jul

More details - Old King Coal at Beamish Museum
Now in its sixth year, Old King Coal celebrates the rich mining history of the North East. From banner parades to brass bands and everything in between, this event will celebrate the rich mining history of the North East.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Wed 27 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Quoits Weekend
Competitors from The Quoits Association will play the traditional game in The Pit Village at Beamish Museum on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July. The sporting event, which is similar to the game hoopla, has been associated with mining communities for many years.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

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