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25

Mar

Rag Mama Rag Country Blues at Bowes + Gilmonby Parish Hall

Saturday 25th March 2017

Ashley & Deborah Dow are Rag Mama Rag. Playing a vast array of instruments they never fail to delive

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25

Mar

Hayley McKay at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 25th March 2017

Hailing from Darlington, Hayley McKay is an extraordinarily gifted singer/songwriter with an amazing

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25

Mar

Mickleton LIVE presents: ALBERT LEE & his Electric Band at Mickleton Village Hall

Saturday 25th March 2017

Double Grammy Award Winner, Albert Lee returns to the UK, this time accompanied by his great America

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25

Mar

Daisy Doodle Paint a Pot at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 25th March 2017

Daisy Doodle is a small family run paint a pot parlour in the heart of the thriving market town of N

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29

Mar

Royal Northern Sinfonia Chamber Music for Strings at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 29th March 2017

The very best live chamber music for strings performed by Sage Gateshead's premier ensemble performi

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30

Mar

Royal Opera House live : Madam Butterfly at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 30th March 2017

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a hear

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30

Mar

Harambee Pasadia through the Years exhibition at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 30th March 2017

An exhibition in the Dispensary Gallery (closed Sundays and Mondays) presenting an exciting collecti

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30

Mar

Wonderous Watercolours at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 30th March 2017

Watercolourists Michael Farmer, Jenny Ulyatt, and Sarah Hill present an exhibition of refreshing wat

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31

Mar

Social & Ukulele night at Bowes + Gilmonby Parish Hall

Friday 31st March 2017

Doors & bar 7pm, Ukes start 7:30pm Come along and sing, play-a-long or just listen. All welcome, n

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31

Mar

Library Theatre Presents: Alan Bennett's at Dalton and Gayles Village Hall

Friday 31st March 2017

The Library Theatre company present two of Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads". "A Lady of Letters" & "B

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1

Apr

Northern Crafts at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 1st April 2017

20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods - jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocola

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1

Apr

The Pat McCarthy Quartet at Whorlton Village Hall

Saturday 1st April 2017

These talented musicians will present a programme of the very best of jazz and swing, ranging from 1

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1

Apr

Fabric Sculpture Workshop by Curiously Contrary at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 1st April 2017

In this one day workshop you will create a stunning fabric sculpture using Powertex. Throughout the

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3

Apr

5

Apr

Master Musicians : Michael Newman & Tyler Hay at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Michael Newman is equally comfortable in Classical, Jazz and Folk styles and recently completed his

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6

Apr

NTL : Twelfth Night (12A) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 6th April 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A shi

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7

Apr

Two Way Mirror by Arthur Miller at Hamsterley Village Hall

Friday 7th April 2017

Highlights presents Theatre by the Lake on Tour. A beautiful and rarely performed double bill of So

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7

Apr

Trolls cert U at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 7th April 2017

Starring:  Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake Directors: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

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7

Apr

Ian McMilland & Luke Carver Goss at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Friday 7th April 2017

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious

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7

Apr

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them cert 12 at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 7th April 2017

Starring:   Eddie Redmayne,  Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler Director: David Yates Brief synopsi

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8

Apr

Three Cane Whales at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 8th April 2017

Multi-instrumental acoustic trio Three Cane Whale comprises Alex Vann (Spiro), Pete Judge (Get The B

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11

Apr

Eggspert Egg Decorating Workshop at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Tuesday 11th April 2017

An exciting workshop using natural dyes and a whole array of interesting and creative techniques to

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11

Apr

Royal Opera House live : Jewels at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Tuesday 11th April 2017

George Balanchine’s timeless evocation of the brilliance and sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamond

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12

Apr

Paul Eddis and Emma Fisk Duo at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Emma Fisk (violin) and Paul Edis (piano) present a programme of classical, jazz and tango music from

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13

Apr

Film : pete's Dragon (PG) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 13th April 2017

Pete, a boy is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident

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14

Apr

Designer Makers Market at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Friday 14th April 2017

Showcasing some of the very best regional designers and craftspeople with a strong 'up-cycled' theme

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18

Apr

Exhibition on screen : The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (12A) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Tuesday 18th April 2017

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN’s newest film lets viewers explore the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition which brou

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18

Apr

Sights of Spring at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Inspired by the sounds of spring, Kathryn Guy from the Green Bee Creatives will guide children to cr

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20

Apr

Film : Queen of Katwe (PG) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 20th April 2017

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madin

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21

Apr

Box Tale Soup present Northanger Abbey at Whorlton Village Hall

Friday 21st April 2017

Box Tale Soup's version of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey features a cast of just two performers and

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21

Apr

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children cert PG at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 21st April 2017

Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson   Director: Tim Burton Brief synopsis: W

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21

Apr

Inferno cert 15 at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 21st April 2017

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones Director: Ron Howard Brief synopsis: When Robert Langdon wak

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23

Apr

Bake it ...Bring it ,,, BAKE OFF ! at Newsham Village Hall

Sunday 23rd April 2017

£1 per entry, all entries to be brought to the hall between 11 and 1. The hall will re open at 3pm f

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24

Apr

Construction Skills CSCS CiTB Green Card at Evenwood Evenwood - Randolph Community Centre

Monday 24th April 2017

The Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for learners wishing

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26

Apr

RSC live : Julius Caesar (12A) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Julius Caesar begins the Roman series, with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence in

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27

Apr

Adventures in Drawing : Purely Pastels, Landscapes at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 27th April 2017

Using soft pastels to create a series of landscape compositions from photo-reference. About the art

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27

Apr

Emotive Landscapes at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 27th April 2017

Celebrated artists Dawn Brookes, Debbie Loane an Andrew Dalton present an abstract exhibition inspir

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27

Apr

Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland Future Plans at Evenwood Evenwood - Randolph Community Centre

Thursday 27th April 2017

Find out about the exciting regeneration plans for Bishop Auckland and the local area presentation

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1

May

Jig Doll at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Monday 1st May 2017

A combination of clogs, folk music, digital layering and Hannah Jame's beautiful and delicate voice.

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5

May

Arrival cert 15 at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 5th May 2017

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Director: Denis Villeneuve Brief synopsis: A

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5

May

Kubo and the 2 Strings cert PG at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 5th May 2017

Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes Director: Travis Knight Brief synopsis:

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5

May

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Friday 5th May 2017

One of the UK folk scene's most rewarding enduring partnerships. Their intimacy and strength of pass

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6

May

Mickleton LIVE present Limehouse Lizzy plus support at Mickleton Village Hall

Saturday 6th May 2017

Formed in Limehouse, East London, in early 1993, they have accomplished a staggering amount in a sho

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6

May

Richard Navarro : Let the People Sing at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 6th May 2017

Richard brings a chorus of singers from across County Durham and beyond adding energy to captivating

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6

May

Northern Crafts at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 6th May 2017

20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods - jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocola

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8

May

Spring into IT at Evenwood Evenwood - Randolph Community Centre

Monday 8th May 2017

Starting on Monday 8th May, this 3 week course will run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday from 12.

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10

May

Master Musicians : Mark Viner at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Mark Viner, 26, is recognised as one of the most exciting British concert pianists of his generation

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12

May

GAINFORD ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2017 at Gainford Montalbo Village Hall

Friday 12th May 2017

GAINFORD ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2017 Display of work by artists from around the area. The exhibitio

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13

May

Lost Dog Theatre Company present Paradise Lost (13+) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 13th May 2017

There is a possibility that God made everything because he was terrified of doing nothing. Here is

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13

May

GAINFORD ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2017 at Gainford Montalbo Village Hall

Saturday 13th May 2017

GAINFORD ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2017 Display of work by artists from around the area. The exhibition

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18

May

Adventures in Drawing : Portraiture for beginners at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 18th May 2017

This workshop is aimed at those new to portrait drawing. Designed to develop observational and techn

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19

May

Art with a Heart (14+) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Friday 19th May 2017

'Declaration' takes you on vibrant and daring adventure that asks you to roll around in your weirdne

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19

May

Surfs up 2 WaveMania cert PG at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 19th May 2017

Starring:   Diedrich Bader, Saraya-Jade Bevis, Mark Calaway Director: Henry Yu Brief synopsis: A

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19

May

Jackie cert 18 at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 19th May 2017

Starring: Natalie Portman, Caspar Phillipson, Greta Gerwig Director: Pablo Larraín Brief synopsi

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20

May

Dance with Terry Dean at Hamsterley Village Hall

Saturday 20th May 2017

Please bring your own food and drink. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Tickets £5

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24

May

RSC live : Anthony and Cleopatra (12A) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story

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25

May

Fields and Hedgerows at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 25th May 2017

Fields and Hedgerows is an art exhibition inspired by the magical discovery of the natural world. Th

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25

May

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (plus optional supper) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 25th May 2017

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come

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27

May

Daisy Doodle Paint a Pot at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 27th May 2017

Daisy Doodle is a small family run paint a pot parlour in the heart of the thriving market town of N

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2

Jun

Sing cert U at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 2nd June 2017

Directors:  Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings Brief synopsis: In a city of humanoid animals, a

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2

Jun

I, Daniel Blake cert 15 at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 2nd June 2017

Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy   Director: Ken Loach Brief synopsis: A 59-yea

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3

Jun

MICKLETON VILLAGE CARNIVAL at Mickleton Village Hall

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Fancy Dress Judging at 1.30pm (In the Village Field next to the Hall) (Categories: Under 5’s, 5-7y

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7

Jun

Royal Opera House live : works of Frederick Ashton at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 7th June 2017

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at The Royal Opera House to a close with a mixe

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10

Jun

HEIGHINGTON FAIR 2017 at Heighington Village Hall

Saturday 10th June 2017

After the great success of the 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday celebration. We are back with another two

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10

Jun

NTL Encore : Peter Pan at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Saturday 10th June 2017

Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production wit

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13

Jun

Exhibition on screen : Michaelangelo, Love and Death at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Tuesday 13th June 2017

'Michelangelo Love And Death' goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant o

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16

Jun

Moana cert PG at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 16th June 2017

Starring:  Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall Brief synopsis: A s

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16

Jun

A Street Cat named Bob cert 12A at Mickleton Village Hall

Friday 16th June 2017

Starring:  Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas Director: Roger Spottiswoode Brief synops

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22

Jun

NTL : Salome (15) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 22nd June 2017

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the w

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28

Jun

Royal Opera House live : Otello at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 28th June 2017

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great

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1

Jul

Dance with Milburn Music at Hamsterley Village Hall

Saturday 1st July 2017

Please bring your own food and drink. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Tickets £5

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20

Jul

NTL : Angels in 'america part 1 : Millennium Approaches (15) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 20th July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration,

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20

Jul

The Magic of Illustration at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 20th July 2017

This exhibition, The Magic of Illustration, will bring to life books, music, characters and drawings

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27

Jul

NTL : Angels in America part 2 : Perestroika (15) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 27th July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration,

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9

Aug

RSC Live : Titus Andronicus at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story

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19

Aug

Dance with Alan's Band at Hamsterley Village Hall

Saturday 19th August 2017

Please bring your own food and drink. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Tickets £5

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31

Aug

NTL : Yerma (15) at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Thursday 31st August 2017

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Act

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21

Oct

Dance with Terry Dean at Hamsterley Village Hall

Saturday 21st October 2017

Please bring your own food and drinks. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Tickets £5

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21

Oct

AUTUMN FAYRE at West Auckland Memorial Community Centre

Saturday 21st October 2017

Cake Stall, Raffle, Tombola, Bric a Brac, Toys, Jewellery, Books, CD's, DVD's, & Craft Stalls The

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18

Nov

Dance with Milburn Music at Hamsterley Village Hall

Saturday 18th November 2017

Please bring your own food and drinks. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Tickets £5

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