What's On in Durham

 
Gibside Farmer's Market Gibside County Wide

10am-4pm Buy fresh, seasonal food and crafts direct from local growers and producers. Every first and third Saturday.

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Twelfth Night Celebrations at Beamish Beamish Museum Stanley
26-Nov-15 to 26-Nov-20

Looking for the perfect post Christmas outing? Well look no further! We invite you to join us in celebrating Twelfth Night and first footing at Pockerley Old Hall from the 26th...

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Messy Plays Jam & Jelly Messy Plays Durham
20-Jan-16 to 20-Jan-21
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At Messy Plays Durham we are providing a unique play experience. We provide the creative tools and messy play sessions for you to play alongside your child in a safe and fun envir...

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International Women's Day at Beamish Beamish Museum Stanley
8-Mar-16 to 8-Mar-21

Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement, join us at Beamish to celebrate International Women's Day on both the weekend...

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Vocal Masterclass with Marilyn Hill Smith The Bowes Museum Teesdale
21-Jul-16 to 21-Jul-21
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Watch this talented soprano work with professional and amateur singers, and hear their voices soar in an evening of beautiful music. Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/...

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Moving Ceramics The Bowes Museum Teesdale
21-Jul-16 to 21-Jul-21
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Ceramics are known to be fragile, but can be moved if necessary with minimum risk to the object. Join curatorial intern Caroline Potts for a brief introduction to historic and...

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
23-Aug-16 to 23-Aug-21
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Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about this rare and fascinating painting, which has been saved for the nation, and other associated artworks in...

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Inquisitive Infants The Witham Teesdale
30-Nov-16 to 30-Nov-21

Come and explore in this creatively nurturing session, to engage children's minds, hands and imaginations. Weekly activities will help encourage and develop: self confidence pro...

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Mess Around Teesside Messy Events Yarm, Saltburn, Darlington, Middlesbrough Darlington
5-Jan-17 to 5-Jan-22
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Exploring their little world through Messy play. We provide a multi sensory, messy play experiences for children aged 6 months - 10years olds. Booking in advance at www.messaround...

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Only in England The Bowes Museum Teesdale
25-Feb-17 to 7-May-17
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Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearin...

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Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny Stockton Garden Centre County Wide
1-Apr-17 to 23-Apr-17

Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny 1st April – 23rd April* Come and enjoy our special Easter event, a treat for kids of all ages (and grown-ups too!) • Enjoy a delicious...

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Buttons, Sequins & Feathers The Bowes Museum Teesdale
8-Apr-17
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Get creative and let your imagination run wild by making finger puppets, memory boxes and more in this drop-in activity workshop. Free for children, who must be accompanied by an...

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Paiting the Theatre: Garrick in Action The Bowes Museum Teesdale
8-Apr-17 to 9-Jul-17
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A celebration of England's 18th Century best-known actor David Garrick (1717-1779) to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The Museum has recently acquired two outstanding...

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Felting Easter Eggs The Bowes Museum Teesdale
10-Apr-17
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Join us for this fun wet felting workshop and create a colourful 2D Easter Egg to take home. Booking required on 01833 690606. Suitable for children aged 5+ who must be accompanie...

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Free Doorstep Orchard Session Community Orchard near Newton Hall Durham
10-Apr-17

Come and join us for fun family activities and games based around the new orchard between Framwellgate Moor and Newton Hall. Find out about wildlife, habitats and your local...

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Free Doorstep Orchard Session Community Orchard near Newton Hall Durham
10-Apr-17

Come and join us for fun family activities and games based around the new orchard between Framwellgate Moor and Newton Hall. Find out about wildlife, habitats and your local...

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Easter Crafts The Bowes Museum Teesdale
11-Apr-17 to 13-Apr-17
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Create some simple Easter crafts in this fun workshop that is guaranteed to get you into the Easter spirit! Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an...

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
13-Apr-17
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Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to explore the recent acquisition St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by the workshop of Dieric Bouts, now on display in the...

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Easter Extravaganza The Bowes Museum Teesdale
14-Apr-17
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Celebrate Easter in this fun packed day by taking part in lots of drop-in craft activities for all ages: 1. Easter baskets with a treat! 2. Make an Easter card with a difference...

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Dinosaur World Gala Theatre Durham
15-Apr-17 to 16-Apr-17
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Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host...

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Easter Crafts and Face Painting Byron Place Shopping Centre Seaham
15-Apr-17
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Join in the FREE Easter Fun at Byron Place Shopping Centre with Easter Crafts to decorate a polystyrene Easter Egg, Face Painting and meet the Centre's mascot Daffy the Dolphin!...

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Easter Crafts and Face Painting Byron Place Shopping Centre Seaham
15-Apr-17
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Join in the FREE Easter Fun at Byron Place Shopping Centre with Easter Crafts to decorate a polystyrene Easter Egg, Face Painting and meet the Centre's mascot Daffy the Dolphin!...

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Easter Monday Egg Rolling! Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve County Wide
17-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-22

Spend your Easter Monday at the Reserve and take part in our eggstravagant eggtivities.We'll be decorating, racing and rolling eggs all for eggcellent prizes and raising money for...

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Theatre Action! The Bowes Museum Teesdale
18-Apr-17 to 19-Apr-17
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Theatre is the inspiration for this craft workshop as you design and make a wooden spoon puppet and cardboard stage to entertain your family. As part of the workshop you will also...

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The Scarecrows' Wedding Gala Theatre Durham
18-Apr-17 to 19-Apr-17
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Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves...

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Seaside Fun The Bowes Museum Teesdale
20-Apr-17 to 21-Apr-17
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Visit the Only in England photography exhibition and take part in a variety of fun seaside themed crafts in this drop in session. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for...

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Wild Adverntures in the Woods The Bowes Museum Teesdale
21-Apr-17
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Learn outdoor survival skills in the museum grounds with Rachel Dawber. Make shelters, saw and split wood, learn how to light a fire with a flint and steel before whittling wood...

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
22-Apr-17
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Join the Museum's Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.

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Painting Workshop The Bowes Museum Teesdale
24-Apr-17
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Join artist Linda Birch to learn the methods of early watercolour painting in the eighteenth century and use them to create a landscape painting.

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
28-Apr-17
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Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about the Museum's collection of Spanish paintings, the largest public collections in the UK. The first in this...

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World War I Lecture Series The Bowes Museum Teesdale
29-Apr-17
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Dominion Geordies: Join Alan Fidler and Marie Caffrey as they tell us about their project to trace men from the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and...

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North East Early Museum Forum Performing Day The Bowes Museum Bishop Auckland
30-Apr-17
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Enjoy varied performances around the Museum from the North East Early Music Forum, a group of amateur musicians who specialise in early music from the medieval to the baroque...

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North East Early Music Forum The Bowes Museum Teesdale
30-Apr-17
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Enjoy varied performances around the Museum from the North East Early Music Forum, a group of amateur musicians who specialise in early music from the medieval to the baroque...

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Neverland ( Jabberwocky Market ) The Dolphin Centre Darlington
3-May-17 to 5-May-17

Let's go on a journey. Let's sail through the sky and dive deep beneath the ocean. Let's go together. Step into a tented den and discover a magical world to explore and play in. I...

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
5-May-17
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Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to explore the recent acquisition St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by the workshop of Dieric Bouts, now on display in the...

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Jonathan Long: Martin Parr, Tony-Ray Jones The Bowes Museum Teesdale
6-May-17
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Join Jonathan Long, Prof. of German & Visual Culture at Durham University whose talk Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, & the Face of the Nation complements the current exhibition Only...

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Beautiful Batik The Bowes Museum Teesdale
6-May-17
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Explore & sketch St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child in this free workshop, before creating your own Hot Wax batik which will later form part of a summer celebration marking the...

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North East Morris Minor Club The Bowes Museum Teesdale
7-May-17
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Members of the North East Morris Minor Club will display 30 classic cars on the Museum terrace. Come and relive the motoring era of days gone by, and ask the owners anything about...

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Gallery Talk - Painting the Theatre The Bowes Museum Teesdale
12-May-17
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Join the Museum's Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.

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Artist Trickery of the 15th Century The Bowes Museum Teesdale
13-May-17
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Learn to draw like St Luke in this free workshop. Have a go at silverpoint drawing before making your own oil paint to create a masterpiece inspired by St Luke Drawing the Virgin...

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Painting workshop - Automatism The Bowes Museum Teesdale
22-May-17
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Join artist Linda Birch to create a painting using an early form of `Automatism` developed from Leonardo de Vinci and promoted by the artist Alexander Cozens (1717 – 1786). This...

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
25-May-17
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Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to learn more about the Museum's collection of Spanish paintings, the largest public collections in the UK. The second in this...

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World War I Lecture Series: Home Comforts The Bowes Museum Teesdale
27-May-17
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Explore the role of the Red Cross and the work of volunteers to aid the recovery of the wounded and sick soldiers sent to the North of England, through this interactive and hands-...

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Ready, Steady, Action! - Family Fun Day The Bowes Museum Teesdale
30-May-17
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During this fun packed day of drop-in activities you can listen to Tillytoo Tales performing her fantastic stories and try a variety of theatre inspired crafts. Children must be...

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Fantastic Founders - John and Joséphine Bowes The Bowes Museum Bishop Auckland
31-May-17
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Learn about the founders of the Museum, John & Joséphine Bowes, in this interactive drop-in workshop before exploring their amazing collection. Children must be accompanied by an...

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Family Fun Tour Durham Castle Durham
31-May-17

Enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout the tour. Explore what it was like to live and work in Durham Castle in the past and find...

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Fun with Clay The Bowes Museum Teesdale
1-Jun-17 to 2-Jun-17
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Explore and sketch in the ceramics galleries before creating your very own clay creation in this fun workshop. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an...

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Gallery Talk The Bowes Museum Teesdale
2-Jun-17
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Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to explore the recent acquisition St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child by the workshop of Dieric Bouts, now on display in the...

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Gallery Talk - Painting the Theatre The Bowes Museum Teesdale
7-Jun-17
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Join Guest Curator, Veronique Gerard Powell, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.

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Painting Workshop - Colour Themed Paintings The Bowes Museum Teesdale
12-Jun-17
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Join artist Linda Birch to explore painting with new and limited colour combinations. Many of the best paintings are those with a limited number of colours (for example Thomas...

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Richard III and the Wider World The Bowes Museum Teesdale
28-Jun-17
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Richard III and historical enthusiasts are invited to a varied programme of talks looking at the Northern attitude towards the King; 15th century Netherlands; dress of differing...

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Family Fun Tour Durham Castle Durham
2-Aug-17

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children on the tour. Our friendly tour guide will take you through the gatehouse...

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Family Fun Tour Durham Castle Durham
17-Aug-17

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children on the tour. Our friendly tour guide will take you through the gatehouse...

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