What's on inStanley

Welcome to Stanley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Stanley - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Stanley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Stanley

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Ben Howard
Metro Radio Arena

2011 and has been a triumphant year for twenty‐three year old Ben Howard. With catchy single The Wolves he caught the attention of potential fans away from his growing fan base in Devon and Cornwall…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Newcastle United vs Swansea City
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Swansea City at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 25 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Sports

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Sting
The Sage Gateshead

'Sting' or Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was once lead vocalist and base player in 'The Police' until he launched his solo career after the band split. Musician singer‐songwriter activist actor and philanthropist he has enjoyed…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Twilight Sad
The Cluny

The Twilight Sad at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 25 April 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Dinner and Cabaret
Adriano's

Back by popular demand Enjoy authentic Sardinian food then sit back and be entertained by your favourite big‐voiced crooner. ALWAYS a fun night.Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call Nicole on 0191 284 9897 to make your reservation or…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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Traditional Afternoon Tea with pianist Mark Deeks
Kirkley Hall

Come along to the beautiful surroundings of Kirkley Hall for our Traditional Afternoon Tea in the Banqueting Room.Enjoy a selection of homemade cakes freshly cut sandwiches and scones served with your choice of tea or coffee whilst listening to live pianist Mark…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01670 841235
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Wedding Fayre
Holiday Inn Newcastle - Gosforth Park

Come and be inspired view the hotel facilities which will be set for a wedding reception. Therewill be a variety of exhibitors available fashion show and live entertainment.…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01912 019932
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Wedding Open Day
Holiday Inn Newcastle - Gosforth Park

This is a fantastic opportunity to really experience our wedding venue. Its a chance for the hotel to show off its facilities and it will be the ideal time for the Bride and Groom to speak to our wedding coordinator.…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01912 019932
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An Evening with Texas
The Sage Gateshead

An Evening with Texas at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 April 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Sharon Van Etten
The Sage Gateshead

Sharon Van Etten at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Marc Almond
The Sage Gateshead

Marc Almond is currently on tour celebrating 30 years in the music business he has recently released his album Variet which is the first recording of his own work for 10 years. He first rose…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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While She Sleeps
Newcastle University

After releasing their debut mini‐album titled The North Stands For Nothing metalcore band While She Sleeps had already gathered a large following even before having released a full‐length album. This group from Sheffield England had…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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PLANET CIRCUS THE WOW FACTOR
BATLEYS CAR BOOT SITE

Planet Circus The Wow Factor in Chester Le Street.Dont miss Britains number one family circus and its brand new 2015 super showFeaturing everything a traditional circus has with spectacular thrilling stunt action that will wow audiences of all ages. Presenting the worlds…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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Nick Cave
The Sage Gateshead

Nicolas Edward Cave is the legendary Australian frontman from the Gothic group known as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. This musician composer screenwriter songwriter author and film actor was born on the 22nd of…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Al Stewart
The Sage Gateshead

Al Stewart at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 03 May 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Vamps Union J
Metro Radio Arena

The Vamps Union J at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 04 May 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Betway Premier League Darts 2015
Metro Radio Arena

Betway Premier League Darts 2015 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 07 May 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Sports

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Jason Isaacs in Concert @ The Biscuit Factory
The Biscuit Factory

Jason Isaacs and The Ambassadors of Swing perform their annual Swing Fever show in the brand new state of the art function suite at The Biscuit Factory.Reacting to our fans requests for a dance floor we have decided to hold our next…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07745 046805
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Chris de Burgh
The Sage Gateshead

Christopher John Davidson 61 is Argentinean born yet an IrishBritish singer‐songwriter of huge worldwide success. Perhaps most famed for his Lady in Red single of 1986 and his Christmas single A Spaceman Came Travelling he…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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S Club 7
Metro Radio Arena

S Club 7 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 09 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch S Club 7 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Frozen Ice Queen & Princess Tea Party
Kirkley Hall

Join Princess Elsa and Princess Anna for an Afternoon Tea Party fit for royalty. The afternoon will include a Frozen sing along story telling and magical party games. Afternoon Tea will be served at 3:30pm. For ages 3 to 10 yearsAdults…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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Slaves
The Cluny

Slaves at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 11 May 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Lulu
The Sage Gateshead

Lulu at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 15 May 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Dinner and Rat Pack Cabaret
Loch Fyne

Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call 0191 255 9320 to make your reservation. Guests are asked to arrive at 7pm and the performance will start at approx 9pm once dinner service is complete.The show will include all your…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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Kirkley Hall Countryside Festival
Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall is proud to host their all new one day countryside festival featuring a new layout and additional attractions Visitors can look forward to a fun day out for all the family including entry into the Zoological Gardens a variety of…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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Take That
Metro Radio Arena

Take That is without a doubt the biggest come‐back of any boy band in the world. Were particularly excited to see Robbie back in the band for their Progress tour in 2011. Tickets…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Mark Knopfler
Metro Radio Arena

One of the most respected rock guitarists Mark Knopfler is today a true benchmark forfans of his genre. Rewarded with an Edison Award in Holland and a Steiger prize in Germany for his outstanding achievements…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Folklore, Legends & Myths Artisan Weekend
Bede's World

FOLKLORE LEGENDS & MYTHS are back for a SECOND YEAR3 Days Event. 10am ‐ 5pm dailyStalls Indoors & Outdoors with Live Music Storytelling Demonstrations Artisan Crafts Gifts Art and Foodsfrom around the world to delight and tantalise to eat there or take…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular
Metro Radio Arena

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 28 May 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Four Course Homemade Carvery Sunday Lunch
Kirkley Hall

Enjoy a delicious four course homemade carvery lunchin the beautiful surroundings of Kirkley Hall. Tables available to book anytime between 12 noon and 2.00pm£16.50 per adult £8.25 per child This is a popular event so booking is essential.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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Tourist Attractions


Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

Britain&8217;s Best Museum Period Living & Traditional Homes &8216;2005 Best of British Awards&8217; and &8216;Living Museum of the Year 2004&8217; Good Britain Guide, Beamish is one of the region&8217;s leading tourist attractions. It vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and early…

Durham Cathedral

Founded in 1093, this magnificent Norman cathedral is the shrone of St Cuthbert and one of the great architectural experiences in Europe. Together with the adjacent castle, it is a World Heritage site.Cathedral Opening Times & PricesMonday ‐ Saturday 9.30am ‐ 6.15pm, Sun 12.30pm ‐ 5pm, extended…

Tanfield Railway

World's oldest exisiting railway, originally opened in 1725. 3 mile steam passenger railway between Sunniside, Causey Arch and East Tanfield. Loco and carriage collection and Britiain's oldest engine shed built in 1854.Open: Daily 10am ‐ 5pmTrain Times: Summer Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday and Wednesday…

Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section was designed by George Stephenson and opened on 17 January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways.It was 15…

Durham Castle

Dating from 1072, one of England's largest surviving Norman castles and grandest Romanesque palaces. Seat of the Price Bishops until 1832 and now part of a World Heritage Site. Housing University College, Durham Universitys Foundation College, it is a conference, banqueting and holiday centre in vacations.Open:…

Killhope, North of England Lead Mining Museum

Winner of The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2003, Killhope explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families. Park Level Mine underground experience, Northern England's largest working water wheel and hands‐on activities. Visitor Centre with shop, cafe and World's largest Spar Box exhibition. Woodland…

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