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

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The Comedy Club Cullercoats
Cullercoats Crescent Club

The Comedy Club Cullercoats at Cullercoats Crecent Club on Thursday 2nd April. Charity Fund Raising Show for the RNLI with 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Karen Bayley:BBC New Comedy Awards Semi Finals BBC Choice Take the Mike ITV…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07842 320943
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Chocolate Party
Kirkley Hall

Come along to Kirkley Hall this Easter and enjoy lots of delicious sweet treats at our chocolate party. With a special appearance from the Easter Bunny join us for party games an Easter Egg Hunt and face paintingat an additional cost. …

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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Robin Trower
The Sage Gateshead

Robin Trower at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 03 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 tickets…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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A Night of Championship Boxing
Metro Radio Arena

A Night of Championship Boxing at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 04 April 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…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Sports

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Easter Sunday Four Course Carvery Lunch
Kirkley Hall

Celebrate Easter with family and friends here at Kirkley Hall. Enjoy a delicious four course homemade carvery lunch and sample fine wines from our menu. Booking in advance is essential as this is a very popular event.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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Morpeth Amphibian Day
Kirkley Hall

Morpeth Amphibian Day is a celebration of frogs and other amphibians you can find in Northumberland and around the world. Come and see rare frogs Poison Dart frogs including Terribilis Learn how to keep these jewels of the rainforest and to protect…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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Mike The Mechanics
The Sage Gateshead

Mike The Mechanics at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 08 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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Tim Vine
Playhouse

Tim Vine is an English actor writer and comedian. Famed for his quick‐fire wit and stand‐up routine his puns and his one‐liners Vine also held the 2004 world record for the most jokes told in…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 09 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: 7.7 miles away
Category: Sports

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Nicki Minaj
Metro Radio Arena

Nicki Minaj is arguably one of the most popular female rappers of her generation. Though she is best known as a rapper but she also dances and is often seen on television. Minaj entered the…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Counterfeit Sixties Show
PlayHouse Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08442 481588
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Kirkley Hall Outdoor Centre Activity Day
Kirkley Hall

Try out a variety of our activities including high ropes low ropes zip slide archery clay pigeon shooting bush craft knife throwing tomahawk throwing and forest challenge activities during this fun family day out. Something for everyone. £10 per person…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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James Bay
Newcastle University

James Bay at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Sunday 12 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 price…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Lee Nelson
Durham Gala Theatre

Hello u blurb readin legend Its Lee Nelson here from off ur tele im coming to a crap town near u with my brand new WELL NEW TOURits gonna b bigga betta …

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Cbeebies Live
Metro Radio Arena

Calling all CBeebies fans Come and join the fun and make some music with your favourite CBeebies stars in a brand new show for Easter 2014 ‐ CBeebies Live The Big Band.Mixing‐up this fun filled…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Justin Friends
Metro Radio Arena

Justin Friends at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 13 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: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Newcastle Does Vintage
The Civic Centre

WERE BACK FOLKS And boy are we excited Come and find us at our BRAND NEW VENUE ‐ The Banqueting Hall at Newcastles Civic Centre ‐ just at the end of Northumberland Street ‐ 2 min walk from Haymarket Metro station We…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

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Olly Murs
Metro Radio Arena

Achieving second place on ITVs The X Factor in 2009 Olly Murs debut single named Please Dont Let Me Go hit the top spot on the UKs Singles Chart and his second single Thinking of…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Ladies Night
Holiday Inn Newcastle - Gosforth Park

This one is for all the ladies out there Ophelia Balls drag queen extraordinaire will host the evening. You will be welcomed on the door by topless hosts who will assist you with drinks. Then have some fun party games and stripping…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01912 019988
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Harlem Globetrotters
Metro Radio Arena

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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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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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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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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

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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