Event List

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    21
    Dec
    2020
    1730 - 1830 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan for price

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoy others company

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    21
    Dec
    2020
    1900 - 2100 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreGerald Routledge 01388 718391Contact Gerald for cost

    Carpet Bowls is a way of still staying active in your later years

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    14
    Dec
    2020
    1000 - 1200 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreSam Tucker 07846 168316£1.30

    Growing Together, WearICare and Innovations come very week for this pleasurable activity.

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    1715 - 1745 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreStephanie Alderson 07715 568614 or dynamicdanceftb@hotmail.co.ukContact Stephanie

    This is NEW and is starting on the 7th November 2017

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    1745 - 1845 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreStephanie Alderson 07715 568614 or dynamicdanceftb@hotmail.co.ukContact Stephanie
  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    1845 - 1945 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreStephanie Alderson 07715 568614 or dynamicdanceftb@hotmail.co.ukContact Stephanie

    Come along with your children and join the Dynamic Dance School on a Tuesday evening.

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    2000 - 2100 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreBernadette Rogers 01388 601177 or 07930 944810Contact Bernadette

    Enjoy a night with us at the Memorial Hall

  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    16
    Dec
    2020
    1800 - 1930 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan for price

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoy others company

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    Thu
    17
    Dec
    2020
    1300 - 1400 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan for price

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoy others company

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    Thu
    29
    Oct
    2020
    1930 - 2130 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreGraeme Scarlett 01388 774228 or 07450 880138 or graemescarlett@aol.comContact Graeme

    Come along and join Graeme on the organ for a tea dance

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Fri
    18
    Dec
    2020
    1730 - 1815 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoys others company

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    26
    Dec
    2020
    0830 hrs & 1030 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreRochelle Holmes 07883 812469 or rochellex1@icloud.comAs per Slimming World

    Come along and join us on a Saturday morning.

  • Tue
    01
    Jan
    2019
    8:00 pmHamsterley Village HallAnne 01388-488318£5
  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
    6:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring:  Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart

    Director: Jake Kasdan

    Brief synopsis: In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break.

    Runtime: 119 mins

     

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
    8:15 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring:   Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Andy Burse

    Director: Dominic Cooke

    Brief synopsis: Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

    Runtime: 110 mins

     

     

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£40.00

    Join local artist Ann Whitfield for a wonderful creative day drawing and painting! This is an Investing in the Witham event with all proceeds being donated to the appeal.

     This workshop will be suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. The emphasis will be on exploration and developing creativity. The day will begin with lots of drawing in a variety of media. Each participant will then have the opportunity to develop one or more of their drawings into a painting in the afternoon.

    All the materials you need will be provided, but if you have particular favourites, then feel free to bring them along. Lunch will be provided.

    'I run a regular workshop in my studio, and all the participants particularly value the emphasis on developing their own creativity and the freedom to explore new ideas'.  Ann Whitfield.

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Keeping creativity alive. An exhibition exploring the idea that the artist’s career can be perused on minimal time each day, in harmony with life’s commitments. 

    All artists collaborating in this exhibition range in age, experience and technique but share one thing in common – creativity. It’s a quality that most of us possess, but do not always make time for.  From the 4th of January to the 2nd of February a number of artworks will be on show, from photography and sketches to oil paintings and portraits. An opening preview will be held on the 4th of January with an opportunity to talk to the artists about their work and making time for creativity means to them.   Gallery usually closed Sunday and Monday

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    2:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00, £10.00 age 16 and under

    The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

    Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a ""powerhouse"" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

    Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

    With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

    “Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.  Book Now.  It’s a hit” - The Times

    “We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail

    “Looks and sounds ravishing.  Complete rapture” - The Telegraph

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£14.00, £12.00 age 16 and under

    ‘The King of Waltz’ will bring his New Year’s concert, recorded live in Sydney, Australia, to millions of fans across the world. André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall. Join the Maestro for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun, it promises a great start to the new year!

    Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema and hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy André’s annual Maastricht concert each July.

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019
    Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    19.00 to 21.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00

    A ten week introduction to contemporary poetry course presented by Judi Sutherland, a poet living and working in Barnard Castle.  We will take some poems apart to see how they work, and begin to build our own poems from what we learn. Bring a notebook and a pen!

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£10.00, £8.00 age 16 and under

    It’s September 5th, 1908 and the Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts have come together to celebrate their silver wedding anniversaries. They were all married on the same day twenty-five years ago. Now, as respected pillars of their community, they face the ultimate embarrassment when they discover that the priest who officiated at their weddings was not licensed to conduct the ceremonies. Scandal looms as a drunken photographer, a housekeeper with an axe to grind, and the imminent arrival of the Mayor of Clecklewyke all threaten their collective respectabilities.

  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00, £10.00 age 16 and under

    Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

    Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

    Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy. "

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  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerPay what you think

    Following a successful live theatre production at The Witham, audiences now have the chance to enjoy a screening of the filmed version, curated by local artists.

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
    6:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring:  Callum Maloney, Dermot Magennis, Ian Coppinger

    Director: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

    Brief synopsis:No-one believed Luis’s dad when he said he’d been attacked by an alien. And growing up with an obsessed Ufologist for a father hasn’t been easy for 12-year-old Luis, either. But then three crazy aliens crash their ship right in front of Luis, and finally he’s got the proof his dad needs to show the world he’s not crazy.

    Runtime: 86 mins

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
    8:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring:    Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne

    Director: Isabel Coixet

    Brief synopsis: England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?

    Runtime: 113 mins

     

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019
    3:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Managerdonations welcome

    HEDGE is FUN , FRESH and EXCITING, drawing in children and adults alike to experience a performance with a difference. Welcome to a story about bravery, in a world that is ever changing; exploring the story of a hedgehog waking up from hibernation and everything is not as it once was.

    HEDGE combines the magic of dance and puppetry to create a playful, friendly atmospheric performance space for young ones, where they will be encouraged to explore their space and be taken on the hedgehogs story as it discovers how to be brave.  Families of all ages can enjoy this performance. Expect to get involved, get attached, and see the world through tiny eyes!

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019
    3:00 pmCotherstone Village Hall01833 651980£8 adults, £2 children

    Castle Players present their winter touring production of J B Priestley's comedy "When we are married".

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£18.00, £16.00 in advance

    Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

    2018 saw him honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.

    He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

    Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

    A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”

    Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”

    He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, enjoy this 1939 classical musical starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. This film launches The Witham's Accessible Screening of Classic films.

    When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (superbly played by Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019
    11.00 - 17.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£3.00, age 18 and under FREE

    Turrets Youth Theatre and regional improvisation experts The Suggestibles invite you to join the Rat Race!  An inter-generational opportunity to develop your improvisation skills...

    Turrets Youth Theatre are working with The Suggestibles to host a series of 3 inter-generational improvisation workshops from Jan - March 2019, leading up to an improvisation showcased called "Rat Race".

    It'll be fun, funny, and fundamentally improvised! Two teams of improvisers in pursuit of the Golden Cheese. Falling over themselves and each other to entertain you in a relentless battle of games, sketches and songs. Inspired by your suggestions, they must work together to fulfil their ratty dreams.

    Who will be worthy of your applause? Your laughter? Your votes? Who will ultimately be crowned ‘Rat Supreme’? You decide!

    This is the first of three inter-generational improvisation workshops - the first two are open to all and the third is on Saturday 30th March to prepare for the the final public performance on Sunday 31st March. Funds raised will support for similar future Turrets endeavours.  You can book for the second workshop too.

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019
    2:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, 16 and under £13.00, 11 and under £10.00

    Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study

  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00

    Local photographer David Williams talks about his coffee table book 'A Wild Life'.  This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to the Investing in the Witham Appeal.  The bespoke coffee table book – “A Wild Life” – came about from a lucky accident of timing when the late Sir Anthony Milbank took a shortcut through the Witham Hall while I had a photographic exhibition taking place there. The resulting conversation led to a project that  lasted some 2.5 years.    This talk will cover various aspects of how this coffee table book came to be published.  While  including images from the book, it will also go “behind the scenes” for images that did not get  selected and briefly cover some technical aspects of its production.

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019
    6:45 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, 16 and under £13.00, 11 and under £10.00

    Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

    From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
    Music: Giuseppe Verdi
    Director: Richard Eyre
    Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
    Starring: Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry), Charles Castronovo (Alfredo Germont), Plácido Domingo (Giorgio Germont)
    Opera in three acts - approx. 215 minutes (including two intervals)

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£14.00, £12.00 age 16 and under

    I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

    Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

    What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

    Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
    6:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring:   Richard Karn, Jason London, Elizabeth Foster

    Directors:  Joey Sylvester

    Brief synopsis: Ten year old Amanda desperately wants a dog but her Dad won't let her. When she finds a young fox, she and her friend Maggie conspire to keep it as a pet. Little do they know the trouble that awaits as the fox is pursued by a pair of shady, bumbling Russians with an ulterior motive. Can Amanda and Maggie outfox the adults?
    Runtime: 88 mins       

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring:   Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin

    Director: Richard Eyre

    Brief synopsis: The Children Act is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.

    Runtime: 105 mins

     

     

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£40.00 including lunch

    Aimed at teenagers and adults, this workshop is all about “New Beginnings”. Learn the technique of Gelli Plate mono printing. Gelli Plate Monoprinting in turn explores the use of colour and how it can affect how we feel.  Use mono prints to decorate a special box into which Positive Quotes, Secrets and Wishes can be stored. The session will enable participants to spend time thinking about themselves and to spend time creating which in turn can help with ones wellbeing.

    The session will begin with an explanation and demonstration of what we are going to create.

    There will be books to inspire and a few examples of books I have are:

    The Little Book of Happiness - Kim Quadrille

    Book of Positive Quotations - 365 quotes to guide you through the year - Linda Picone

    Greatest Inspirational Quotes - Joe Tichio

    Plus lots of positive quote and word cards.

     

    All the materials you need will be provided. Lunch will be provided.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Enjoy the fresh produce on offer!  One of the longest running Farmer's Markets in the North, come to enjoy the delicious food of our region from the producers and farmers who produce it.

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmDalton & Gayles Village Hall, Dalton, Richmond.N.Yorks. DL117HSJim Sadler 01833 621581£7.50 (£10.00 on Door)

    SSP 1. On Saturday 2nd February 2019, Dalton & Gayles Village Hall welcome back The Smokin Spitfires, one of the Hall's favourite live bands.
    An 8 piece outfit playing classic Motown, Stax, Soul and R&B. Licensed Bar.
    Tickets: £7.50 (or £10.00 on door).
    Available from: Alison Brooks 07751 120424 or Jim Sadler 01833 621581.

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00, £10.00 age 16 and under

    Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists.

    Many films have dealt with these later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?  Somewhat overlooked, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.

    Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso explores the influence of each on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.  It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old.  Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Stepping Out of the Box Exhibition. An original artistic exploration of masculinity, asking how gender stereotypes have shaped men and boys in the North East.  Gallery usually closed Sundays and Mondays.

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    10.30 - 15.30Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, £13.00 i n advance

    For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines. He has also found the time to contribute three new songs to BBC Dr Who spin-off show Class, and launched his own Low Culture Podcast.

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019
    6:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    A story of love, life and crime.  It is 1872 when Mary Watson leaves her childhood home to work at Springbank Farm. She soon meets a handsome farmer, Joe Milburn, and becomes infatuated with him, but is he the right man for her? What will her future hold? 

    Mary’s story is woven into a background of rural life and crime. What happens in this remote valley leaves the community reeling in shock and seeking justice.  Find yourself in the secluded valley of Weardale, on the wide open moors and in the deep mines of the North Pennines as this intriguing and dramatic story unfolds.

     

    Margaret Manchester lives in County Durham, England, with her husband and two sons. She was born in Weardale and spent her childhood there.  Her research into family history showed many branches of her family had lived and worked in the area for centuries, and this sparked her interest in local history.  Whilst she studied local history and archaeology, Margaret worked as a guide at Killhope Lead Mining Museum. She was awarded a Masters degree in Archaeology from the University of Durham and then taught archaeology, local history and genealogy. As well as writing, Margaret is managing director of a multiple award-winning business; she is the chair of a charity that supports industrial heritage; and she enjoys spending time in her garden with her dogs. Her first novel 'The Lead Miner's Daughter' was published in 2018.

    Review "An outstanding author whose debut novel The Lead Miner’s Daughter is the most authentic historical novel I’ve read in a long long time." - Phil Mews, Author.

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    For a stylish Valentine’s evening this year, come to The Witham to enjoy this screening of the 1961 American romantic comedy classic, loosely based on Truman Capote's novella of the same name. A trio of opera singers and an accordionist invite you to join them for a family-friendly, interactive retelling of Mozart’s magical fairy tale where nothing is quite as it first appears.

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019
    6:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonChildren £2 Adults £2.50

    Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro

    Director: Eli Roth

    Brief synopsis:The House with a Clock in its Walls, this magical adventure tells the story of 10-year-old Lewis, who goes to live with his uncle in a creepy old house. But this town's sleepy façade jolts to life when Lewis discovers that the house has a mysterious tick-tocking sound coming from its walls. Determined to find the ticking, Lewis uncovers a secret world of warlocks and witches and accidentally awakens the dead - forcing Lewis, his Uncle Jonathan and their neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman into a race against time to save the world.

    Runtime: 105 mins

     

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 pmMickleton Village HallDavid HutchinsonAdults £2.50

    Starring:  Charlie Cox, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon

    Director: James Marsh

    Brief synopsis: A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelery district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.

    Runtime: 94 mins

     

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    11:30 amWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£8.00, age 16 and under £5.00

    A trio of opera singers and an accordionist invite you to join them for a family-friendly, interactive retelling of Mozart’s magical fairy tale where nothing is quite as it first appears.

    As part of the show, you will be invited to take part in a creative arts experience beforehand. Not only will your creation feature in the performance, but you will also be able to take it home afterwards.

    Suitable for ages 4 and above, this is the perfect introduction to opera for all the family.

    11:30am – 12:00pm (workshop) / 12:15 – 13:45 (performance)

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00

    In connection with the Men's Voices Exhibition, a thought-provoking Panel Talk discussion on how mental health can be affected by gender norms such as the term masculinity.

    Building on the exhibition theme, join us for a thought-provoking Panel Talk discussion on how mental health can be affected by gender norms such as the term masculinity. Or is mental health gender neutral? Speakers Professor Brendan Gough – who specialises in masculinity and its impact on men’s health and lifestyle - and best-selling author, award-winning mental health blogger, campaigner and keynote speaker Claire Eastham promise to bring interesting angles to the debate.

    Following the Panel Talk, Durham based Gong-Fu Poets founder, Tony Gadd hosts a creative writing workshop allowing you to explore your thoughts on gender norms in the North East.

    For more information on Men’s Voices: Stepping out of the box please visit www.changingrelations.co.uk

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmScarth Hall STAINDROP DL2 3LDscarthhalltickets@gmail.com£5

    Celebrate St. Valentine's with a themed disco and drinks from the Scarth Hall bar

    doors 7.00pm  Over 18s only

    Tickets from ticketsource.com or from Scarth Hall Bar and Community Café

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, 16 and under £13.00, 11 and under £10.00

    Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.  Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.
    Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

    The Royal Ballet
    Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
    Music: Ludwig Minkus
    Arranged and orchestrated: Martin Yates

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    13.00 - 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£25.00 for four people

    Be like Maria in the Sound of Music and Come to make clothes out of curtains with Sewing teacher Dyane Turner. All materials provided and several patterns for simple items to choose from.  Make Clothes from Curtains – family sewing workshop.  Part of the Sing-a-long Sound of Music week at The Witham.  Recommended age 7 years +.   Cost £25 per machine (each ticket can admit up to 4 with a min. of one adult per group). Each group will make a min. of 2 garments.

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    6:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    This classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with lyric subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. Don’t forget to dress up as one of your favourite things!

  • Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmCotherstone Village Hall01833 651980£7

    Gordon Duffy-McGhie presents his hilarious interpretation of "I, Malvolio".  Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019
    11.00 - 17.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£3.00, age 18 and under FREE

    Turrets Youth Theatre and regional improvisation experts The Suggestibles invite you to join the Rat Race!  An inter-generational opportunity to develop your improvisation skills...

    Turrets Youth Theatre are working with The Suggestibles to host a series of 3 inter-generational improvisation workshops from Jan - March 2019, leading up to an improvisation showcased called "Rat Race".

    It'll be fun, funny, and fundamentally improvised! Two teams of improvisers in pursuit of the Golden Cheese. Falling over themselves and each other to entertain you in a relentless battle of games, sketches and songs. Inspired by your suggestions, they must work together to fulfil their ratty dreams.

    Who will be worthy of your applause? Your laughter? Your votes? Who will ultimately be crowned ‘Rat Supreme’? You decide!

    This is the first of three inter-generational improvisation workshops - the first two are open to all and the third is on Saturday 30th March to prepare for the the final public performance on Sunday 31st March. Funds raised will support for similar future Turrets endeavours.

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    7:00 pmScarth Hall STAINDROP DL2 3LDscarthhalltickets@gmail.com£5/£10/£23

    A Rural Highlights Touring Scheme production performed by Kate Fox and Joey Holden
    A playful, provocative, hilarious and inspiring stand up show exploring the way women are represented (or under-represented) in ideas of Northernness

    tickets from ticketsource.com, Staindrop Post Office or Scarth Hall Bar and Community café 

     

  • Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£10.00, £8.00 age 16 and under

    It’s time to talk about the D word…The Death Show is a darkly comic journey of discovery and contemplation, exploring our universal relationships with death and dying. Why are we afraid of the inevitable? Why are we anxious about how we are remembered? Do we really need a tweet from the Dalai Lama to show the world we lived a good life?

    Drawn together by their shared fear of death, Birmingham based theatre makers and “thanatophobes” Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls, have had to come face to face with death in the making of this show; training with celebrants, shadowing undertakers, talking extensively with hospice patients, GPs and Palliative Care nurses.

    This show invites audiences to take time out to celebrate their own mortality. To laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the grim reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life affirming. Through humour, conversation and reflection, The Death Show aims to encourage more people to think and talk about death, and looks to break down some of the taboos surrounding this universal subject matter. After all, everybody does it!

    The Death Show Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPOp1sBTQQM

    Website: www.thedeathshow.co.uk

    Twitter: @The_Death_Show

    Facebook: @thedeathshowbham

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    In our new exhibition we use a variety of media to represent our personal connection with the Dale, including people, places, plants and panoramas.

    In this new exhibition, members of the Art Society explore their thoughts and feelings about the Dale where we live, work and play, using a variety of media - watercolour, acrylic, pencil, fabric and felt. With pictures, decorated bags and stones, and multi media artefacts, the group has put together an exhibition showing different facets of the Dale, with individual impressions of living in our beautiful area.The artworks depict the plants and animals, the people, places  and panoramas of the Teesdale landscape.  Gallery usually closed Sunday and Monday.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    A 1942 classic in which Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). 

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 amBowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall01833-628357£10 (£9 concessions, £5 students)

    Blaize presents a new play written by Jim Woodland.

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00, £10 in advance

    Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE best loved, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. “The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival

    Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

    This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

    Last year, The Hut People release their 4th studio album on the Fellside label entitled 'Routes'.

    They also supported award-winning trio The Young’uns on their 21-date nationwide tour – gaining a plethora of new fans up and down the country.

    Always rebooked and always talked incredibly highly of, we have no doubt The Hut People are one of the top-class, most-entertaining and musically brilliant acts on the circuit.

     

    ""Their own tunes are remarkable for their inspiration... Throughout, the music is full of life, designed to raise a smile"" RnR

    "There's so much going on that you hear something new each time it is played. Sam Pirt's accordion leads all the tunes, whilst percussionist extraordinaire Gary Hammond provides an amazing array of textures and colours. Routes certainly brightens up the dull grey days of winter, but will be just as good a listen for the rest of the year…Remarkable" THE LIVING TRADITIONYouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMWlCU2WpRU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMhRsoCjfrM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZwCtq7pG4

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Enjoy the fresh produce on offer!  One of the longest running Farmer's Markets in the North, come to enjoy the delicious food of our region from the producers and farmers who produce it.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£40.00 including lunch

    Introduction to soft ground etching with Sharon Loddey.  During this one day workshop we will work on a zinc plate to create a small edition of prints. We will watch with copper sulphate and salt.

    A soft ground line has the character of a pencil or crayon drawing. We will also be able to imprint textures into the soft waxy ground; things like leaves and lace.

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    10.30 - 15.30Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£8.00, age 16 and under £6.00

    A regular visitor to the North-East, prize-winning pianist Viv McLean returns to The Witham to give a recital including works by Beethoven, Chopin and Gershwin. Bach/Busoni Chorale Prelude ""Ich Ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ"" BMV. 639

    Beethoven Sonata in C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 ""Moonlight""

    Sonata in A Flat Op. 110

    Chopin Nocturne in G Minor Op. 37 No. 1

    Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat Minor Op. 31

    Nocturne in E Minor Op. 72 No. 1

    Polonaise in A Flat Op. 53

    Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£8.00

    Tim Crouch’s ‘charged, hilarious’ and ‘downright joyous celebration’ of Shakespeare’s most pent up steward!  Recommended Age 10 + years

    I, Malvolio is the story of Twelfth Night told through the eyes of the play’s ‘notoriously wronged’ servant. In a story of lost dignity, prudery, practical jokes and bullying, Malvolio draws his audience into the madness of Shakespeare’s play and makes it his own.

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£22.00, £20.00 in advance

    The Lindisfarne Story, celebrates one of the UK's most original and successful groups. Front-man Billy Mitchell and founder member Ray Laidlaw travel through the Geordie group's history from the 
    1960's to the present day via their classic songs, rare video, audio and photographs - tall tales and scurrilous gossip.

    THE LINDISFARNE STORY UK TOUR 2019
    'A Twist in the Tale'

    From Whitley Bay to 'Frisco Bay: The Lindisfarne Story. Don't miss it.
    “A fantastic night with The Lindisfarne Story. There are so many words to describe the show and you will feel many emotions with it. It is a real insight into the history of the band and the talented individuals that have forged many fantastic songs over five decades. It really is very special, catch it before it's gone.”

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmScarth Hall STAINDROP DL2 3LDscarthhalltickets@gmail.com£8

    Celebrate St. Patrick's day with live music from the Old Age Travellers and drinks from the Scarth Hall bar

    doors 7.30pm, band 9.30pm

    Tickets from ticketsource.com or from Scarth Hall Bar and Community Café

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
    2:15 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, age 16 and under FREE

    An Investing in the Witham event

    Enjoy a fantastic day packed with Irish music, dancing and singing. There will be Irish music from brilliant folk bands High Force and Teesdale Folk. Irish dancers from the Tierney School of Irish Dance. There will be opportunities for jumping up and getting involved with a Ceilidh and rousing singalong to end the afternoon on a high.

    Doors will open 1.30pm and the event will run 2.15pm till 5pm, doors closing 6pm.

    The Café Bar will be serving traditional Irish food on the day and, naturally, Guinness will be the drink of the day!

     

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    8:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, £13.00 in advance

    ‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later...with Jools Holland

    and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex-Bellowhead),

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, 16 and under £13.00

    Dad’s  Army  Radio  Show Based  on  the  classic  BBC  sitcom  by  Jimmy  Perry  and  David  Croft  Performed  by  David  Benson  and  Jack  Lane.  Two  actors  play  25  characters  in  this  brilliant  staging  of  three  classic  radio  episodes  based  on  favourite  scripts  from  the  original  TV  series.  Celebrating  50  years  of  Perry  and  Croft's  quintessential  sitcom,  which  won  the  Best  One-Liner  accolade  in  a  poll  of  comedians  conducted  by  Gold,  with  the  immortal  words  ""Don't  tell  him,  Pike"". Double  Fringe  First  Award  winner  David  Benson  (star  of  Think  No  Evil  Of  Us:  My  Life  With  Kenneth  Williams and  Boris:  World  King)  and  Jack  Lane  (Wisdom  Of  A  Fool)  present  a  selection  of  classic  radio  episodes  featuring  favourite  lines,  cherished  characters  and  great  feats  of  vocal  impersonation!

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    Winner of 10 Academy Awards, West Side Story is a 1961 musical with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. 

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    American musical romantic drama tells the tale of a hard-drinking musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer. Starring Bradly Cooper and Lady Gaga.

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 amScarth Hall STAINDROP DL2 3LDscarthhalltickets@gmail.comFree

    A spring market showcasing local food producers and crafters.

    Refreshment available, free entry, 10am - 2pm

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£20.00, £18.00 in advance

    Jean Genie performs an incredible tribute to David Bowie, complete with dazzling, flamboyant costumes and stunning effects. Critically acclaimed as the UK’s top Bowie tribute, you’d be forgiven for thinking you are seeing the man himself.

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    17.00 - 19.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    Turrets Youth Theatre and regional improvisation experts The Suggestibles invite you to join the Rat Race!  An inter-generational opportunity to develop your improvisation skills...

    Turrets Youth Theatre have been working with The Suggestibles and this is the performance!

    It'll be fun, funny, and fundamentally improvised! Two teams of improvisers in pursuit of the Golden Cheese. Falling over themselves and each other to entertain you in a relentless battle of games, sketches and songs. Inspired by your suggestions, they must work together to fulfil their ratty dreams.

    Who will be worthy of your applause? Your laughter? Your votes? Who will ultimately be crowned ‘Rat Supreme’? You decide!

    Funds raised will support for similar future Turrets endeavours.

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019
    6:15 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, 16 and under £13.00, 11 and under £10.00

    Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier, in Verdi’s epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano

    Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£10.00, £8.00 age 16 and under

    Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.   

    Supported by Highlight Rural Touring Scheme. Written and performed by Apphia Campbell. Directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs

    Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, ‘Black Is The Color Of My Voice’ follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

    ‘Campbell may wear Simone's trademark head wrap but her performance goes beyond impersonation.’  ★★★★ The Times

    ‘Apphia Campbell is nothing short of sensational… she will make you cheer for her, smile with her and then sting your eyes with tears’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    8:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00,£13.00 in advance

    Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music.   Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives. Together, they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow words that are hundreds of years old resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences.

    Alongside  this,  both  women  are  also  skilled  multi-instrumentalists  and  expert  players  of  dance music,  using  fiddles,  melodeons,  concertina  and  cello  in  their  innate  drive  to  bring  old  dance music to life.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£40.00 including lunch

    Introduction to hard ground etching with Sharon Loddey. 

    During this one day workshop we will work in a zinc plate to produce a small edition of prints.

    Etching is an intaglio printmaking process.

    Traditionally the hard ground yields a pen-like line associated with etchings. The longer the hard ground plate is exposed to the acid, the deeper and wider the etching.

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    This exhibition will be a display of young people’s photography featuring their views of Teesdale.

    The young people have been involved in a project to learn about their Teesdale; the heritage and landscape of their community. They have used photography as a tool in order to do this. Come and see their hard work in full glory at The Witham.  Gallery usually closed Sunday and  Monday.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    2:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£8.00, age 16 and under £6.00

    The Aquarius String Quartet present a delightful mix of music from Purcell to present day via Haydn and Elgar with spoken introductions by the players.

    The Manchester based Aquarius Quartet  bring you a fascinating journey through the string quartet repertoire from the Baroque style of Henry Purcell to  an evocation of Bodnant Gardens composed by viola player, Adrienne Spilsbury. En route they will play you Haydn’s Quartet “The Bird”, and pieces by Elgar, John Ireland and Frank Bridge. The players will guide you along the way with spoken introductions to all the music.

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00, £10.00 age 16 and under

    Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.As You Like It

    Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy."This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

    Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

    Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£8.00, child £6.00

    On Easter Sunday 1722 a Dutch explorer arrived on the island with gigantic, unusual, carved sculptures. That island became known as Easter Island.

    Using a variety of waste materials you will be given the opportunity to re-purpose them in to create your own Easter Island inspired sculpture. How big is your head?

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    11:00 amWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£8.00, age 16 and under £5.00

    Chicken Licken: a TaleJam.  Meet the birds and join the band.  We’ll tell the tale with your helping hands. A musical storytelling experience for all the family telling an epic tale about the end of the world. But how the tale ends, we will let you unfurl. 3-8 years but everyone is welcome.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00

    Tony Walsh is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary talent and a remarkable story.  Overcoming childhood poverty and illness, then working everyday jobs in the communities of his beloved home city of Manchester, he has risen in recent years to become one of the UK’s most widely recognised and most in-demand professional poets. A regular on tv and radio since 2011, Tony performs and teaches internationally and his work has been commissioned by a growing list of major institutions, attracting a legion of fans and celebrity admirers. His work came to worldwide attention in May 2017 when broadcast globally from the vigil for victims of the arena bomb outrage in his beloved Manchester. His performance trended worldwide on social media and his poem, This Is The Place, entered the folklore and fabric of the city he’s still proud to call home – painted onto walls, recited in schools, re-mixed by DJs, even tattooed onto skin.

    This iconic performance, together with Tony’s spontaneous closing comment of “choose love, Manchester” was widely credited with helping to define the city’s notably defiant, compassionate and creative response to these terrible events. The poem has since been used and licensed to raise approaching £200,000 for the survivors of the bombing, the families of those who were killed and other grass-roots community causes.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£20.00, age 16 and under £17.00

    A sensational show celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

    Celebrating it’s 5th season here in Blackpool – this show is our most popular midweek production and appeals to a wide range of audiences and ages. Featuring the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons! This is music with a broad appeal including 'Sherry' 'Beggin', 'Grease' and 'My Eyes Adored you' PLUS more music from the era – so no worries about individual taste or pleasing a big group."

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    6:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£10.00, age 16 and under £5.00

    An evening of fun, laughter, music and verse for all ages hosted by Britain’s Got Talent’s Cal Halbert.  The line up includes Pellingmans' Saraband  - Jacob Heringman & Susanna Pell (world leaders in the music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque period), Jeshika Bassett (Popular music from Teesdale’s rising star), Dixon J Scott (original Country Music), D'ukes Of Scarth (Uptempo ukulele orchestra), Corner Boys (Blues classics and vintage rock and roll), Poetry for Pleasure (Original spoken word from a new Teesdale poetry and writing group) and Euphoria Choir - Upbeat choral versions of classic songs

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    6:30 pmScarth Hall STAINDROP DL2 3LDscarthhalltickets@gmail.com£5/£10/£23

    A Rural Highlights Touring Scheme production, written and performed by John Hegley
    One of the country’s most innovative comic poets, John invites audiences into a wonderful world of words. Join him in a show full of stories, japes and verses with silly drawings, quirky poems and clever wordplay. A show with cross generational appeal that will bring laughter to everyone aged 6 and over

    tickets from ticketsource.com, Staindrop Post Office or Scarth Hall Bar and Community café 

     

  • Tue
    16
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£16.00, in advance £14.00

    Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. "Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music" The Telegraph

    "Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works, leaving no doubt that Gigspanner’s increasingly impressive sound is like no other"  Folk Radio UK

  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£6.00 per child

    Join Suitcase Studio to create a silk painted Koinobori carp streamer to bring a good future for each maker

    These windsocks are traditionally flown in Japan for children’s day, with a carp to represent each member of the family. For this workshop we will be offering accompanying adults the opportunity to buy a ticket and join in the fun.

     

  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
    7:00 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£12.00, £10.00 age 16 and under

    Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy."This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

    Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

    Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy. "

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    1:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    Ground breaking classic 1945 British film directed by David Lean, screenplay by Noel Coward, which centres around the morals of a brief "real love" affair between a married woman Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) and her lover Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard) on a train journey.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00, £4.00 age 16 and under

    MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN | Sing-Along.  Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.  You’re invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James, Andy Garcia and Oscar winner Cher.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019
    10.00 to 16.00Witham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre ManagerFREE

    Two halls showcasing approximately thirty 'handpicked' designers, artists & craftspeople from around the region and beyond. Meet the makers and buy or commission handcrafted goods of gallery quality, with original work and a strong 'up-cycled' theme. Watch demonstrations and ‘have-a-go’.
    Admission is free but a donation to St Teresa's Hospice would be gratefully received.

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    6:45 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£15.00, 16 and under £13.00, 11 and under £10.00

    Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

    There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.