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

02
JUL
Durham Race for Life 5k
St Leonard's Sports Fields

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny mattersA 5k is great for all ages. Run jog or…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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04
JUL
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Sunderland to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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05
JUL
Great Expectations
Gala Theatre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
JUL
Pride and Prejudice
Gibside

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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07
JUL
Marras Festival
Houghall campus

Over 150000 people gather for the Durham Miners Gala every year.Its the biggest community and trade union event in the world.And now weve added a great value weekend festival.Its your chance to see some of the best bands while experiencing the phenomenal…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08435 573940
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08
JUL
Newcastle Race for Life Pretty Muddy
Town Moor

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.So which event is for you All are happening in…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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09
JUL
Newcastle Race for Life 5k and 10k
Town Moor

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.So which event is for you All are happening in…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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12
JUL
Wildlife of the World photography exhibition
Q4, Quorum Business Park,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition highlight…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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15
JUL
Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience Day - World of W
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 Experience…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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15
JUL
WHICKHAM Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale
Whickham School & Sports College

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide. Come along to Whickham School & Sports College to buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of their…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07545 098091
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26
JUL
Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Mat
Northumbria University (conference venue)

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 7467 043350
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28
JUL
Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2017
Brancepeth Castle

A huge number of interesting different high quality crafts from all over the UK. Over 70 different stalls. All unique and handmade. Something for everyone from knitwear to woodwork jewellery photography leather work fabric craft furniture wall art ceramics cakes. Free catalogue…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01913 789670
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30
JUL
Beatles Tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

HEY JUDEHey Jude were formed in 1998 in Liverpool and to play a prestigious show at the citys famous Cavern Club. Since then they have grown to become one of the UKs best loved tribute acts entertaining crowds throughout the UK with…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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03
AUG
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

How speed dating in Newcastle worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Newcastle. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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05
AUG
Ami & Jodie Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Ami Vaziri &Jodie FitzgibbonWith over a decade experience in the industry this young duo combines their skilled musicianship and vast knowledge of songs to create shows that everybody can enjoy from old school 80s to modern charts to rock to disco these…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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17
AUG
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful musical score and…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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18
AUG
Peter Pan
Wharton Park

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids magical fairies and…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
AUG
After Midnight at Chester le Street Golf Club
Chester Le Street Golf Club

After Midnight will perform at Chester le Street Golf Club on Saturday 19 August. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.00pm. Tickets are £10 available in advance from The Golf Club ‐ Tel: 0191 388 3218 ext…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01913 883218
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23
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Gibside

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Times Square

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
SEP
Great North Run (entry deadline July 3)
Start line

Join Action for M.E. for the Great North Run 2017 and help raise funds and awareness for a little understood life stealing Neurological condition affecting approximatly 250000 men women and children in the UK.We ask runners to commit to raising a minimum…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: Seew ebsite
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10
SEP
Great North Run for Kidscan
South Shields

The biggest and most famous half marathon in the world with more than 50000 people taking part each year.Run for Kidscan Childrens Cancer Research and you can help us fight childhood cancer. We want EVERY child with cancer to survive and thrive.Get…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01612 953206
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16
SEP
Newcastle Auditions for The Voice to Win OpenMicUK
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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16
SEP
Newcastle Open Mic UK Music Competition
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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16
SEP
Newcastle Open Mic UK Singing Competition
Newcastle Tyne Theatre

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Newcastle Singing…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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16
SEP
Newcastle Songwriting Competition
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

NEWCASTLE FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASEDSongwriting Competition performance dates for Newcastle Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking hereFuture Music have announced their performance dates for the Newcastle Songwriting Competition…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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27
OCT
CLASSIC CLAPTON at Durham Gala Theatre
Durham Gala Theatre

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Durham Gala Theatre in October. This time they will be celebrating 32 years on the road.This will be a special home‐coming…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 03000 266600
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03
NOV
Only Fools and 3 Courses Interactive Dinner Show i
Whitworth Hall Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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11
NOV
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Newcastle

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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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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