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"The Barnard Castle Railway” – A talk by Chris Lloyd

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

10 November 2018

Well-known local journalist, historian and Deputy Editor of The Northern Echo Chris Lloyd tells the story of the dastardly duke who tried to frustrate building a railway to Teesdale.

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3 Little Pig Tails

@ Arts Centre Washington

23 October 2018

Garlic Theatre entertain the whole family with beautifully crafted puppets, music and a garlicky French twist to the tale.

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A Frog Called Woanda (Une grenouille qui s'appelle Woanda)

@ Arts Centre Washington

02 November 2018 - 03 November 2018


An exciting new international collaboration between UK and Montreal, Canada.

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A Night with the Stars

25 October 2018

Cost: £30

Join us in our recently renovated Gatehouse for an evening of stargazing with Joe Gordon. Joe is an expert in his field and will give a beginners’ guide to stargazing. If the weather is clear, expect a trip to the bottom of our garden to have a look through the telescopes!

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@ Deer Park

27 October 2018

Adults £6 / Under 16s £4/booking essential

Step into the shadows of Auckland Castle and come face to face with characters from local history, myth and fable...

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@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

07 November 2018

Join us at The Word for an audience with Glenda Young.

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@ Dance City

08 November 2018

Tickets: £13.50 / £8.00 students & under 18s / £11.00 concession

Urgent and moving from emerging talent

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Adam Hills: Clown Heart

@ Newcastle City Hall

19 November 2018

Tickets: £23.50

Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally. His combination of positive, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive numerous awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the world...

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Alien Worlds

@ Life Science Centre

22 September 2018 - 07 January 2019

Included in your admission ticket

Our Earth is a welcoming place for us humans, but what might it be like on different, alien, worlds?

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Allan Taylor

@ Arts Centre Washington

03 November 2018

Allan's been coming to the Davy Lamp for many years and we're always very glad to welcome him back.

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Alston Skywatch

23 October 2018

Cost: Adult – £10; Child – £5; Families – £25 + Eventbrite booking fee

Come and join us for night of stargazing! After a short chat about what is on view in the night sky and a quick introduction to how to use the telescopes and binoculars we will get outside.

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An American Werewolf in London

@ Newcastle Castle

28 October 2018


In this '80s horror classic, two American students are attacked by a werewolf, whilst on a walking holiday in the Yorkshire Moors.

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An Evening with Afro Celt Sound System

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

17 November 2018


As Tyne Theatre & Opera House expand their programme of musical events for 2018, they are thrilled to announce An Evening with Afro Celt Sound System on Saturday 17th November.

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An Evening with The Hairy Bikers

@ Newcastle City Hall

31 March 2019

Tickets from £23.35

National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers have announced a huge nationwide tour for 2019. With their irresistible enthusiasm, An Evening With The Hairy Bikers will be an epic night of cooking and conversation.

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Anya Gallaccio at Lindisfarne Castle

@ Lindisfarne Castle

05 May 2018 - 04 November 2018

Included in Admission Price

Perched on top of a high crag on Northumberland’s Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle re-opens this year, following 18 months of essential repairs and conservation work, with a major new site-specific installation by internationally acclaimed, former Turner-prize nominated artist, Anya Gallaccio with the support of Locus+

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Armistice Family Activities Day

@ Durham Cathedral

27 October 2018

Booking is not required and entry is free of charge.

A special day of family activities as we commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Come down for this free event in order to participate in a range of activities, such as a virtual reality trench-life experience, poppy and badge making, costumes, and a story tent.

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Armistice: living with the peace

@ Durham Cathedral

25 September 2018 - 05 January 2019

Tickets: £2.50 - £7.50 (under 5s free, family ticket £17.50)

On 11 November 1918 an armistice ended the war in Western Europe, although peace would not fully return for many more months. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of this momentous event, this exhibition explores what it meant for the people of Durham and the north east as World War I ended, soldiers came home, and peace was gradually restored.

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@ Sunderland Empire

14 January 2019 - 19 January 2019


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Bianca Del Rio: It’s Jester Joke

@ Newcastle City Hall

10 September 2019

Tickets £40.00

The self proclaimed 'Clown in a Gown' will tell tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life on the most ambitious solo drag show with her brand new comedy 'It's Jester Joke'.

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Bing Live

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

23 February 2019 - 24 February 2019

Premium: Adults £18.75, Children £16.75 (A-D in the Stalls) Band 1: Adults £16.75, Children £14.75 (rest of the Stalls & Grand Circle) Band 2: Adults £14.75, Children £12.75 (Upper Circle & limited view)

Calling all “Bingsters”! Bing and his friends are extending their first ever UK stage show tour into 2019 and will visit Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February!

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Black and White Exhibition

@ No.42

05 September 2018 - 03 November 2018

This Autumn, No.42’s most popular exhibition returns. The monochrome themed exhibition Black & White makes a comeback to the gallery space as local artists prove limited colour does not limit creativity. This multimedia exhibition will run throughout the season.


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