WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Make way for the region's biggest music festival, party at the Proms, join a pizza and prosecco party, get theatre thrills in the garden and browse the farmers' market.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

18 & 19 AUGUST

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Hardwick Live brings Kaiser Chiefs, Vintage Trouble and Ash in a star-studded line-up on Saturday 18 August, at the region’s biggest live music festival. All happening in the grounds of Hardwick Hall at Sedgefield, County Durham, with Happy Mondays, Shed Seven, Feeder, Echo & The Bunnymen and Melanie C on Sunday 19 August. This weekend’s events also include exciting dining menus and demos from Terry Laybourne’s 21 Group and Marcus Bennett, from The Bay Horse, Hurworth.

hardwicklive.co.uk

 

FOR FAMILY…

18 AUGUST

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Wave wild for Proms in the Park this week in the magnificent gardens of Castle Howard. Guest soloists include: Lesley Garrett CBE and tenor Geraint Dodd, who will be joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell. The programme will include popular classics, songs from musicals and all of your flag-waving favourites from the Proms, including Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. A Spitfire flyover, stunning lasers and spectacular firework finale makes for a magical evening in the glorious gardens.

castlehoward.co.uk

 

FOR FOOD…

16 AUGUST

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Get that almost-weekend feeling this Thursday at Blackfriars Cookery School, where foodies are invited to enjoy an evening of pizza-making fun – with a bit of prosecco thrown in for good measure. Blackfriars’ master baker will show you how to make homemade sourdough flatbreads and you’ll get creative with toppings while having fun and drinking fizz. What’s not to love?

blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk

 

FOR THEATRE…

15 AUGUST

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Get your theatre thrills in the stunning surrounds of Middleton Lodge’s Kitchen Garden this week. An evening of open-air theatre bringing children’s classic, The Railway Children to the stage. Based on the tale by Edith Nesbit, you’re invited to join Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter as they move from London to Yorkshire after the mysterious absence of their father. Pack up a picnic blanket, gather the gang and get down to this summer screening of The Railway Children.

events.middletonlodge.co.uk

 

FOR SHOPPING…

19 AUGUST

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Get your foodie, farmer’s market fix at Wynyard Hall this Sunday. The Northern Dales Farmers’ Market returns to the grounds, where you’ll find a scrumptious selection of delicious goodies from local suppliers. Stock up on flavoursome flapjacks, freshly baked bread, herbs, preserves, chutneys, craft beers, luxury desserts and top quality meats. It’s the perfect place to stroll on Sunday morning, stocking up your cupboards for the week ahead.

wynyardhall.co.uk


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