What's On This Week
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Steve Waters’ Temple brilliantly reimagines three events that really happened during the ‘Occupy London’ protests outside St Paul's Cathedral in London in 2011 – all the while examining the role of the church in the modern world.
Ed’s latest tour is called Spoiler Alert, but don’t worry: we won’t be ruining any jokes here. You can expect plenty of laughs though, as the Irish comedian, who has spent more than two decades in comedy, runs through his neverending list of jokes.
Expand your horizons at Ernest’s monthly cosmology night, where all aspects of outer space and science will be tackled in a group discussion. Learn something new about life and the universe at these specialised evenings.
The BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2018 nominees promise to ignite the Ouseburn valley with their spirited blend of fiddle, guitar and whistle that has made waves in the folk scene since 2011.
Crook Cornerhouse feature a live comedy showcase on the last Thursday of every month as part of the Hilarity Bites Comedy Club. Seasoned comic Pete Otway is the guest of honour for April, serving his sharp wit and affable charm straight to Crook locals.
Don’t miss out on the first big event of the horticultural calendar in 2018, with more than 100 nurseries displaying their flora and fauna in the Plant Pavilion, floral art and great garden shopping all on offer.
Upcoming indie quintet The Gallery are gaining a reputation for snarling lyrics and irresistible, foot-stomping songs. This gig at one of the region’s most intimate independent venues could be the perfect introduction to the band if you’ve never seen them live.
The North is wonderfully celebrated in this three-part classical contemporary dance programme – which draws inspiration from famous northerners William Armstrong, George Stephenson, Grace Darling and Emily Wilding Davison, as well as the work of the Pitman Painters.
Local comic Gavin Webster has a stand up style that’s loud, sharp and controversial – and his fans love him for it. He hosts Eston Labour Club’s Big Club Comedy night alongside fellow comics Joe Bromehead, George Rigden and Carl Hutchinson.
The Hartlepool-born artist returns to the WORKPLACE for the eighth time. Recent Paintings characteristically displays her transposition of the forgotten snap-shots of strangers into the ambiguous and uncanny territory between abstraction and figuration.
The first-ever Durham Adventure Festival touches down this April promising big names and big things for the outdoors-inclined. World-renowned mountaineer Andy Cave, explorer Anna McNuff and Mark Beaumont will be appearing at the action-packed festival.
This two-day festival of all things creative is enthralling for kids and big kids alike: see how the worlds of science and technology meet, and get your hands into some big projects, some of which you can make that weekend.
This crucial bottom of the table clash could be swayed by the January transfer window: West Brom have snatched Daniel Sturridge (a target for the Toon) on loan from Liverpool. Could he make the difference?