Event List

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2022
    7:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    film poster of Death on The Nile

    Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths.

    Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. Distributed by Disney (2022).
    Starring Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright.

    Shown with subtitles.
    Running time 127 minutes.
    Tickets £5 or 2 for £8. Booking link FILM: Death on the Nile (12A) - The Witham

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    With the release of their second album ‘Cairn’, Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio has underlined their status as one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz.

    The trio’s music is dynamic and beautifully crafted, reflecting the Scottish landscape and musical traditions while honouring the American and European jazz legacies, and its huge emotional pull has brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe and resulted in an appearance at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival.

    Tickets £15 (under 16s £10). Booking link Fergus McCreadie Jazz Trio - The Witham

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2022
    2:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of puppet farm animals on stage

    Featuring the voices of Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis from CBeebies as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow (PLEASE NOTE: JUSTIN AND NICOLE DO NOT APPEAR IN PERSON). Come dressed in your best party clothes and help make Pongo’s Party a day to remember, by joining in a show full of fun, songs and laughter – play in a huge children’s band and take part in the town’s biggest ever game of pass the parcel!

    With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show particularly suitable for 2 – 7 year olds.

    Songs include: The Wheels On The Bus, Pat-A-Cake, I Am The Music Man, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and many more!

    Running Time: 90 minutes (including interval). Adults £10 | Children £8 booking link Pongo’s Party! - The Witham

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh

    Director: Kenneth Branagh

    Brief synopsis: Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping Egyptian desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

    Runtime: 127 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2022
    1.00pm till 5.00pmMickleton Village Hall

    Mickleton Carnival & Craft Fair

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2022
    1pm - 4pmWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre

    QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

    This event is organised to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.      It starts at 1300 hrs with Bingo, then we have Jenna Highfield on to entertain you, followed by a buffet along with refreshments (tea & coffee).     There's another game of Bingo, then the artiste will be back again to finish the entertainment off and raise a glass of sherry to our Queen.    Everything is FREE and funding has been kindly provided by BELIEVE HOUSING and from the Community Association's funds.     All we need is £2.00 as a deposit to pay for two games of Bingo.

    It is open to all members of the WEST AUCKLAND MEMORIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION and anyone from West Auckland and St Helen Auckland.

    Just contact Dave on 07708 350458 to obtain tickets as soon as possible

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2022
    Tue
    02
    Aug
    2022
    10:00 amLands Village Hall

    Come and enjoy a coffee, cake and a friendly welcome at Lands Village Hall on one of our regular coffee mornings.

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    Cartoon of mothers hanging washing out with pram and children and row of terraced houses in banckground

    A Way Home: The fight for a place to belong 
     A play by Christina Castling. A Carole Wears Production.

    It’s 1951 and a third of County Durham’s villages have been classified as ‘D’. No longer deemed worthy of investment, they’re expected to die quietly. But they refuse to go without a fight.

    A Way Home is a new play rooted in the stories and memories of the people who called those D villages home. A County-wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as she and her family grapple with what identity, loss and belonging really look like.

    Tickets £12 (under 16s £10) booking link A Way Home - The Witham

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of Alistair McGowan

    Promoted by Funny Way to be Comedy

    “The classical concert you’ve always wanted to see”

    A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music. Following the surprise success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist!

    Tickets £22 booking link Funny Way To Be Comedy – Alistair McGowan: The Piano Show (12+ Family Friendly) - The Witham

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmLands Village Hall

    Join us to taste the wonderful modern flavours of gin from The Herbal Gin Company in Newton Aycliffe. You will have a fun, relaxed and informal evening of gin and conversation. Will it be Lemon Drizzle Cake, Seville Orange, or Rhubarb and Ginger for you? Or perhaps it will be one of the other eleven flavours...

  • Wed
    22
    Jun
    2022
    5:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of actors with words Hedge

    A playful, fresh and engaging new show aimed at children aged 4+ and their families. Meet a hedgehog waking up from hibernation to find the world is not as it once was. Come along on the adventure and see the world through tiny eyes! Playful, fresh and engaging, HEDGE combines the magic of dance with beautiful costumes, innovative props and puppetry to create a fun-filled performance space for little ones to enjoy.

    “Breathtaking…I really wish all children could be introduced to dance in this way.”  Audience member.

    Adult £6 | Child £5 Booking link: HEDGE - The Witham

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2022
    2:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    film poster of The Duke

    ‘The Duke’ is a moving true story that celebrates a man who was determined to live a meaningful life. Set in 1961, it follows the story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington.

    Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead

    Running time 95 minutes. Matinee 2pm showing with subtitles. Additional evening showing 7pm. Tickets £5. Booking link: FILM: The Duke (12A) - The Witham

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2022
    7:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    photo of string players

    We are looking forward to our first Witham fundraising concert which also takes part for us during our 2nd Community Music Festival.

    The Orchestra is a true community of instruments and players of all ages and abilities who meet regularly on most Saturday mornings in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Barnard Castle to rehearse music from the shows, light classics, pop, standards and novelty numbers. Many of our players are local but not all have that luxury! Often teaming up with our Community Choir for fun, family concerts, tonight our guests are the school choir from Green Lane while Cream Tees will entertain you in the foyer pre-show.

    Tickets £8 | Under 16s £5. Booking link: Community Orchestra: Summer Sizzler Concert - The Witham

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough

    Director: Will Sharp

    Brief synopsis: The true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, psychedelic pictures transformed the public's perception of cats forever. Set in the early 1900s, we follow Wain as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).

    It's one of those quirky English stories. Well told and narrated and just a very nice, honest and interesting stories about someone who was different.

     Runtime: 111mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal

    Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

    Brief synopsis: True Story, Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.

    Runtime: 144 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose

    Director: Stephen Spielberg

    Brief synopsis: Manhattan, Upper West Side, 1957. Against the backdrop of the decaying tenements in the San Juan Hill neighbourhood and the constant threat of the wrecking ball, two warring gangs--tough Riff's Jets and swaggering Bernardo's Puerto Rican Sharks--fight for supremacy. Now, with a once-and-for-all, winner-takes-all rumble on the cards, an unexpected whirlwind romance at the high-school dance between former Jet brawler Tony and Bernardo's delicate little sister María sets the stage for an all-out turf war. But what's a gang without its territory? Above all, when the future is uncertain, what's hope without love?

    Runtime: 156 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2022
    7:00 pmMickleton Village Hall

    Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma

    Director: Kat Coiro

    Brief synopsis: Kat Valdez is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian. As Kat and Bastian's inescapable hit single, "Marry Me," climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans in a ceremony that will stream across multiple platforms. Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou and his best friend Parker Debbs. When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage, questioning love, truth, and loyalty. As her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger-a face in the crowd. If what you know lets you down, then perhaps what you don't know is the answer, and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance. But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises: Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?

    Runtime: 112 mins

    Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 pmThe Witham Hall

    Elysium Theatre Company present: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House translated by Michael Meyer with Alice Frankham as Nora and Danny Solomon as Torvald.

    Nora is a happily married woman with a loving husband and three beautiful children. Everything seems perfect in her happy home. But when a man from her past appears demanding what he owes her, her ideal life unravels and, as she realises the truth of her marriage, she is forced to make the ultimate choice.

    Don't miss this thrilling play!

    Tickets £14 | Under 16s £12. Booking link A Doll’s House - The Witham

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2022
    1330 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre
  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2022
    13:00 till 15:00Mickleton Village Hall

    Every Thursday, 1pm to 3pm, the Post Office will visit Mickleton Village Hall

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2023
    8:00 pmThe Witham Hall

    Photo of folk artist Heidi Talbot

    Heidi has been nominated for Folk singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards.

    Tickets £15 in advance (£17 on the door). Booking link Heidi Talbot - The Witham