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

23
AUG
Crafty Pirates
Bede's World

3 Days of Pirates Crafts Classes Swashbuckling Live Music Foods and more something for all ages dogs welcome too indoors and outdoor pitches available. email timeandtideeventsgmail.com for detailsWyld Fire will be Swashing Buckles with some of the most scurvy mange ridden creatures…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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27
AUG
St Vincent
The Sage Gateshead

St Vincent at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch St Vincent live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
AUG
200 Faces
Horsley House & Eldon House,

A showcase of 200 faces each telling a story of its very own. This exhibition brings together the work of photographers whove all taken the face as their subject. Here we see the canvas on which all our emotions played out exposed.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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30
AUG
The Barbie™ and The Secret Door Singing Academy
The Sjøvoll Centre

To celebrate the DVD release of Barbie and The Secret Door on the 1st September 2014 Universal Pictures UK and Razzamataz have teamed up this summer to launch the limited edition Barbie Singing Academy across the UK. The limited edition workshops…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01915 801231
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30
AUG
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 30 August 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Sports

31
AUG
Kirkley Hall Activity Day
Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall will be opening its doors for a day jam packed with activities and fun. There will whole host of activites to take part in including our 120 metre zip wire high ropes course archery clay pigeon shooting fair ground rides…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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31
AUG
National Zoo Awareness Day
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Zoo Awareness Day was first started in the early 1990s by CAPS in order to raise awareness of the animal rights and conservation issues surrounding zoos. We will be supporting this event by organising talks and quizzes to help educate visitors about…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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02
SEP
Pet Shop Boys
The Sage Gateshead

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
SEP
Ant and Decs Takeaway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

Twelve times National TV Award winning hosts Ant and Dec return to the screens with the eagerly awaited brand new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The only show on TV that says Don't…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
SEP
Ant Dec
Metro Radio Arena

Twelve times National TV Award winning hosts Ant and Dec return to the screens with the eagerly awaited brand new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The only show on TV that says Don't…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
SEP
Ant Dec#';s Takeway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

This fantastic family event will see Ant Dec039;s Takeway On Tour live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 05 September 2014. Compare ticket prices for the Ant Dec039;s Takeway On Tour event below.…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

05
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Ant Decs Takeway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

This fantastic family event will see Ant Decs Takeway On Tour live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 05 September 2014. Compare ticket prices for the Ant Decs Takeway On Tour event below.…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

06
SEP
Animal Training Weekend
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Come and see how we train our animals here at Kirkley Hall Zoo you can look forward to seeing our Cockatoos and Asian Palm Civit undergoing target training.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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06
SEP
Lisa Stansfield
The Sage Gateshead

Known internationally for her first UK number one hit single All Around The World released in 1989 Lisa Stansfield is one of Britain's most treasured singers. A BRIT Award winning artist in 1991 and…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
SEP
Traditional Afternoon Tea with live pianist
Kirkley Hall

Traditional Afternoon Tea with live pianist Mark Deeks You can enjoy a selection of homemade cakes freshly cut sandwichesand scones served with your choice of tea or coffee in our 17th century hall. £11pp booking essential call 01670 841235 or email enquirieskirkleyhall.co.uk.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01670 841235
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09
SEP
The Saturdays
Newcastle City Hall

Britains favourite girl group The Saturdays have announced a massive 17 date UK tour for February 2011. Una Healy Frankie Sandford Rochelle Wiseman Mollie King and Vanessa White are experts on the live circuit having…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
SEP
Top Hat
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Fred & Gingers greatest Hollywood dance musicallive on stage for the very first time Travers meets the irresistible Dale Tremont the girl of his dreams played by Summer Strallen triple Olivier Award nominee…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

13
SEP
Aquatics Weekend
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Come and see a range of fish turtles and amphibians and learn about how to care for and look after ornamental fish. For more information on caring for fish see www.bigfishcampaign.org…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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Letz Zep
The Cluny

Letz Zep performs live at The Cluny in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland on Saturday 13 September 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Letz Zep at The Cluny now.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
SEP
Health and Healing Fair
Kirkley Hall

Clairvoyants and alternative healers from all over the UK will showcase their talents at the spiritual health and healing fair. It will include over ten clairvoyanttarot readers an aura photographer Reiki healing non‐contact spiritual massage past life regression therapy hypnotherapists crystal stalls…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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15
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Jesus Jones
O2 Academy Newcastle

Alternative dance band Jesus Jones reached the height of their fame in the late 80s and early 90s especially after the release of their single Right Here Right Now which is still extensively used by…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Chester-le-Street Rock
Chester-le-Street Methodist Church

The Chester‐le‐Street Rock Choir is led by choir leader Rob Slater. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Chester‐le‐Street Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining our community…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
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FREE taster session at the Durham Rock Choir
The John Morgan Hall

The Durham Rock Choir is led by local musician Rob Slater. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like the Royal Albert Hall and on top of the…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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17
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FREE taster session at the Newcastle/Gateshead Roc
Walkerville Community Association

The Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne Rock Choir is led by choir leader Rob Slater. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining our community…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Pete Molinari
The Cluny

Pete Molinari at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 17 September 2014. 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: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Pierces
The Sage Gateshead

The Pierces at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 17 September 2014. 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 comparison…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
SEP
FREE taster session at the Ponteland Rock Choir
Main Hall

The Ponteland Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Rob Slater. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Rob. Rock Choir members…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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19
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Italian Pop up Restaurant
Kirkley Hall

They say Italian is the language of love and that food is the way to a man's heart so why not combine the two this Autumn and treat that special someone and yourself of course to an evening at Kirkley Hall's Ristorante…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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The Dunwells Sep 19
Think Tank

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells with the upcoming release of their second studio album.The band have been putting down new tracks with producer Stephen Harris Kodaline Kaiser Chiefs Dave Matthews since late last year and…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07506 674555
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Ben Montague
The Cluny 2

Two years after debut single Haunted took the radio by storm Ben Montague is ready to launch his debut album Tales Of Flying and Falling and announces a tour to celebrate.…

Location: 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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