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.

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Forthcoming events in Stanley

24
MAY
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Speed Dating in BasingstokeHow Speed Dating in Basingstoke worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Basingstoke you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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26
MAY
Bottomless Brunch
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

.Two TapasBottomless Prosecco £22ppTapas Menu:Crispy Pork BitesBite size pieces of succulent pork fried in a spicy coating and served with fiery tomato sauce.Crunchy Torpedo king prawnsLightly coated king prawns with aioli.Chicken SatayThree grilled chicken skewers coated in peanut and soy sauce with…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 603303
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27
MAY
Psychic Sunday's
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

. Psychic SundaysJoin us for an afternoon or evening of fun fizz feasting and fortune tellingTwo TapasTwo Glasses of FizzPrivate Reading £30ppPsychic Reading from Margeretta SmithMargaretta uses tarot wisdom and angel cards. General and In depth readings help in different areas of…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 603303
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02
JUN
Tina Turner Tribute - Dinner And Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

. JANET JAYE started out as a soulful singer in her local church singing gospel music. Then going on to perform as a backing vocalist for Ruby Turner on The Motown Songbook Tour.Janet has marvelled audiences in BerlinSwitzerlandFranceSpain etc with her fabulous…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0192 603303
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03
JUN
Born To Win
The Customs House

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01914 541234
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09
JUN
Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience Day
Wine Unearthed Newcastle

. Our Newcastle Wine‐Tasting Courses make for great days out in the North East ‐ learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a full Wine Tasting…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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10
JUN
Race for Life - Gateshead
Saltwell Park

Race for Life Gateshead is a 5k or just over 3 miles and is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and can choose to run jog or walk your way around the course.Those…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Sports

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04
JUL
Little Women
Gala Theatre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters ‐ Jo Beth Meg and Amy ‐ tell the story of their life during the…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
JUL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Wharton Park

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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14
JUL
Pretty Muddy - Newcastle
Town Moor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life is a series of women‐only events which includes Pretty Muddy raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A‐frame. Crawl…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

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14
JUL
Pretty Muddy KIDS - Newcastle
Town Moor

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant brand new muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends all the while helping raise valuable funds…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

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15
JUL
Race for Life (5k) - Newcastle
Town Moor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life is a series of women‐only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer5k or just over 3 miles is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

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15
JUL
Race for Life (10k) - Newcastle
Town Moor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life is a series of women‐only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.10k is a great step up from our 5k events. If you have taken part in a 5k Race for Life…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

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17
JUL
An Evening with David Sedaris UK Tour 2018
Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Leading US Humorist Best selling author and Triple Grammy Award nominee David Sedaris is coming to London for his 2018 UK tour supporting the release of his new book of essays Calypso.Known for his sardonic wit and his social satires and critiques…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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21
JUL
Mixed Joinery Workshop
The Wood Pile

The mixed Joinery workshop is £90 per person for a 6 week workshop. Learn the use and maintenance of a range of common woodworking hand toolsdevelop confidence in planning and producing woodworking projectsgain motivation to increase woodworking skills.At the end of the…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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21
JUL
Rough Runner North East
Lambton Estate

Welcome to our world of teamwork fun and incredible unique obstacles.Ever watched a TV game show and thought Id love to try that Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle racesEither way youre in the right place now…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Sports

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27
JUL
Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2018
Brancepeth Castle

Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2018Brancepeth Castle Brancepeth Durham DH7 8DEFriday 27th July ‐Sunday 29th July 2018Over 75 separate stalls. A huge number of interesting different and high quality crafts will be displayed for sale in Brancepeth Castle from all over the…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01913 789670
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04
AUG
Amy Winehouse Experience Dinner and Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

.The show features Nicola showcasing her incredible talent stunning vocals and the rich unique voice that Amy was known for. Not only does Nicola sing she also adds in humour and interacts with her audience.Nicola has toured the UK and Europe…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 603303
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14
AUG
Sense and Sensibility
Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
SEP
A Celebration of Sir Elton John and Billy Joel
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

. Singer songwriter John Reilly and Canadian pianist and songwriter Lewis Nitikman celebrate the timeless music of Sir Elton John and Billy Joel.This will be a truly unique evening of stunning vocals and outstanding piano expect to hear all your favourite Elton…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 603303
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08
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Wonder Women
The Sabai Pavilion

Uncork the champagne Dress to kill Party like theres no tomorrow Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years The Lady Boys of Bangkok Wonder Women Tour will take the UKs number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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09
SEP
Great North Run 2018 (Wait list only)
Start line

Join Action for M.E. for the Great North Run 2018 and help raise funds and awareness for a little understood life stealing Neurological condition affecting approximatly 250000 men women and children in the UK.Register now for our 2018 team and be first…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01179 279551
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16
SEP
Newcastle Music Competition
Tyne Theatre Opera House

Music competition auditions dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced Open Mic UK is coming to Newcastle with auditions at The Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Open Mic UK is more than a music competition in its search for…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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21
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Empire Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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24
SEP
Dionne Warwick - Don't Make Me Over
The Sage Gateshead

Soul Pop Legend Dionne Warwick will be returning to the UK for her 2018 tour Dont Make Me Over Featuring the classic hits; Walk On By Any One Who Had A Heart Do You Know The Way To San Jose…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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29
SEP
North East Art Weekend 2018
Brancepeth Castle

A weekend exhibition and sale of original art & photography by North Eastern artists The North East Art Weekend 2018 will be held in Brancepeth Castle near Durham. Beautiful and varied original art work by North Eastern artists and limners including…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01913 402357
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06
OCT
Ed Sheeran Experience - Dinner and Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

.With live acoustic guitar playing an accurate recreation of the sounds and all the cheeky charm of the real Ed Kieran is the must see act of the year.Kieran plays and sings completely live and shows off his true skills best when…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01912 603303
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12
OCT
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Playhouse Whitley Bay

. SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBBSweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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19
OCT
Phil Nichol - Your Wrong! Tour 2018
The Stand Comedy Club

The award winning and critically acclaimed Canadian comedian Phil Nichol has announced a UK Tour for 2018. Phil who is currently starring in the new West End musical Everybodys Talking About Jamie will be bringing his latest hour Your Wrong to…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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03
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
Newcastle City Hall

Queen Extravaganza described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

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:…

Topgun Paintball

We are the only UKPSF Accredited Paintball Venue in the North East near to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, making us ideal for Newcastle Stag Parties and Hen activity days out.Our vast site is split into themed zones and is ideal for Corporate and Teambuilding events, where you can…

Life Science Centre

Uncover the secrets of life at The Life Science Centre, which takes visitors on an exciting hands‐on journey through the life sciences. At the Life Science Centre, discover just how truly amazing life is. Explore where life comes from and how it works. Meet your 4 billion…

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