AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2017
A calendar of fun events and performances, for all ages, in the local area over the next month…
Family Treasure Hunt
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 2 PM – 5 PM
Where: Marske Library
What: Free Family Treasure Hunt with complimentary refreshments in association with the 6 week Summer Reading Challenge – all welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Marske & New Marske Community Information Group
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 10 AM – 3 PM
Where: Parkway Centre, Coulby Newham
What: Wacky Wednesdays continues! Give your kids something different to do this summer. Go down to the Parkway Shopping Centre every Wednesday in the Summer Holidays for fun filled Creative Creatures crafts! Wacky fun for children of all ages and best of all, it’s completely FREE!! This week go on an adventure Under the Sea with fishy mobiles and glitter fish!
Contact: 01642 595221
Paws 4 a Cause
When: Sunday, August 6 at 10 AM – 1 PM
Where: Foxrush Community Woodland, Redcar
What: Join in with your four-legged friends for a summer ‘Paws 4 a Cause’ Sponsored Dog walk in aid of Teesside Hospice! After an extremely popular event back in February, there is another 4-mile sponsored dog walk for 2017! Taking place on Sunday 6th August at Foxrush Farm, Redcar, dogs can be entered into the walk by their owners for just £5. Plus, if you’re one of the first 150 to sign up, your pooch will receive a lovely Pets at Home doggie bag after the walk! Each dog will also receive a certificate for taking part. Humans can come free of charge! Registration at 10am. Walk sets off at 10.30am
Contact: 01642 811141
Sci-Fi & Comic Con
When: Sunday, August 6 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds
What: After the tremendous success of last year’s convention it is back again bigger and better. With a large collection of movie related props, live-action characters, the geeky market and gaming alongside the Robot exhibition. Suitable for all ages no matter which trilogy of Star Wars your generation grew up with, there will be something for all. Entry charges apply.
Contact: 01642 479500
When: Tuesday, August 8 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Marske Library
What: Open to children of all ages – Go along and make something fun to take home. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: 01642 485440
When: August 8, August 9 at 6 PM
Where: Preston Park Museum and Grounds
What: Pack a picnic and head down to Preston Park, Eaglescliffe this summer for an outdoor theatre festival in the Bandstand Garden. Billionaire Boy – based on the book by David Walliams.
Contact: 01642 527375
Caribbean Carnival Day
When: Saturday, August 12 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Where: Redcar Racecourse
What: Calling all swashbuckling pirates, gather your shipmates and set sail for the Caribbean… The Caribbean Carnival at Redcar Racecourse! Pirates will be teaching pirate chants and telling stories of life on the open seas – go along and join in a pirate mission!
Contact: 01642 484068
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
When: Thursday, August 17 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds
What: Take your teddy bear to the Museum for a walk in the woods, join in the fun and of course take your picnic. £4 per child includes a free teddy bear.
Contact: 01642 479500
When: Friday, August 18 at 4 PM – 11 PM
Where: Hardwick Hall Hotel, Stockton
What: Hardwick Live Festival is set for a welcome return to the North East festival circuit this summer and Ska legends Madness are set to kick off the party in style. After a year’s hiatus, organisers of the much-loved event have confirmed it will take place once again and have pulled out all of the stops to make it the most memorable gathering to date.
Contact: 01740 620253
Community Gala Day
When: Sunday, 20th August, from 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: Corus Sports & Social Centre (British Steel Club Dormanstown)
What: Gala Day with free face painting, along with kids races later in the day. In the main arena, there will be a dog show from Wilton Agility Club, birds of prey, the new classified dance troupe will also be performing. Also a samba band, jazz band, tug o’ war and children’s games. There will be many fairground stalls, rides and games. Lazer quest, precision football with Redcar CF, inflatables, Zorbs, bungee flyers, the bucking bronco, hook a duck and much more. Refreshments will be available from the Sizzling Griddle and there will also be a licensed bar. Free entrance and car parking.
Guided Walk – The Archaeology of Kirkleatham Village
When: Wednesday, August 23 at 10:30 AM – 1 PM
Where: Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds
What: A guided walk around Kirkleatham Village. All walks will start at the entrance of the Museum lead by Stewart Ramsdale, £1 per person. The walk will last 1.5 hours.
Contact: 01642 479500
An Evening of Mediumship with Richard Cuthbert
When: Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Serenity, 95 Westgate, Guisborough
What: Join Richard as he focuses his energy on making connections with your loved ones and friends in the spirit world, providing validations of our loved ones continued existence and involvement in our lives. As a Spiritualist Medium and member of the Spiritualist’s National Union Richard strives to provide evidence of life eternal, and his clairvoyance evenings are always reassuring, comforting, and often entertaining!
Contact: 01287 623814
Elvis meets Sinatra – Paul Skerrit & Niall Southall
When: Friday, August 25 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Eston and Normanby Social Club
What: Paul Skerrit and Niall Southall will be performing in the club. Doors from 7pm. Non-members welcome. £6.00 per ticket.
Paul Skerrit is one of the key male jazz and swing vocalists in the North East. Paul will perform a fantastic up tempo swing set of Frank Sinatra. The fabulous Niall Southall will be covering Elvis.
Contact: 01642 270883
The Regent Cinema, Redcar
The Regent Cinema on Redcar sea front will be showing a selection of films throughout August, including ‘Despicable Me 3’, ‘Captain Underpants’, Dunkirk’, ‘Emoji Movie’ and ‘Annabelle: Creation’. Entrance costs £4 for adults and £3.50 children for non-3D films and £5 Adults and £4.50 children/concession for 3D films. For further details see the Regent’s Facebook site, or call 01642 482094.
Ironopolis Steampunk Festival
When: Sunday, August 27 at 1 PM – 5 PM
Where: Dormans Club, Middlesbrough
What: A steampunk festival on bank holiday Sunday from 1 to 5pm, with a theme of being different, welcoming everyone, and especially gothicism and cosplay. There will be prizes for the best costumes (over 13 and under 13’s). There will be up to 100 stalls indoors and on the field area as well as music, fairground attractions and more. There will also be a variety show in the function room with headliners to be announced. Entry will be FREE to all. If the weather is bad the event will take place indoors. Money raised will go to Teesside Hospice.
Contact: 01642 823813
Prosecco and Percussion Festival
When: Sunday, August 27 at 12 PM – 3 PM
What: The first and only dedicated Prosecco Festival. The ultimate festival for Prosecco lovers!
Salute To The 1940’s
When: Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 AM – 4 PM
Where: Marske Hall
What: Salute to the 1940’s. Lots of 40’s themed stalls and demonstrations, costumes, military vehicles, vintage bus, singers and performers, refreshments, cream teas, themed raffles and lots of family friendly entertainment. Entry is free.
Contact: 01642 482672
When: Saturday, September 2 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Eston Institute
What: The Moondogs have been performing their shows around the country for the last 18 months to much acclaim. From the fantastic 50’s Rock n Roll sounds of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis etc… to the musical explosion that defined the 60’s from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group etc… the guys will transport you back to those exciting times when music shaped a generation.
Contact: 07717 213818
Saved By The 90s! Party
When: Saturday, September 2 at 7 PM
Where: Hartlepool Rugby Club
What: 90s Disco & Karaoke, 90s themed games, 90s clothes or fancy dress (optional) and much more! Tickets £5
Contact: 01429 266445
Ladies Day 2017
When: Saturday, September 2 at 2 PM – 11 PM
Where: Redcar Rugby Club
What: Don’t miss out on the social event of the year, RRUFC Ladies Day 2017! Tickets are available from behind the bar or from Nicky Rogers.
Contact: 07817 119926
Acklam Hall Summer Festival
When: Sunday, September 3 at 10 AM – 6 PM
Where: Acklam Hall
What: Acklam Hall Summer Festival, in conjunction with the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k & The Cleveland Centre 3k Fun Run.
Contact: 01642 822000
Coulby Newham Antiques and Vintage Fair
When: Sunday, September 3 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: Rainbow Leisure Centre, Middlesbrough
What: Decorative home furnishings, vintage jewellery, antique tools, collector’s items and more. Open 10.00am to 4.00pm. Adults £1.20 Students 60p.
Contact: 01642 593696
Full Swing Dance
When: Monday, September 4 at 4 PM – 8 PM
Where: Swerve table tennis centre, Middlesbrough
What: Full Swing dance HQ opens from the 4th September with an action packed timetable of classes for children ages 18 months to adults! Dance styles on offer are: Ballet • Tap • Modern • Jazz • Acrobatics • street • Commercial • Drama • Vocal • Youth musical theatre • Adult Tap class. Take part for fun, take part in performances, even have the opportunity to take exams and compete locally!
Contact: 07447 664324
Women on Board!
When: Thursday, September 7 at 6 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool
What: A series of talks by the Curator, Clare Hunt, will form part of the ship’s bicentenary celebrations this summer. It was once considered unlucky to have women on board a ship but it was not as uncommon as we might have been led to believe. In this talk by the ship’s Curator you can find out about some of the women who knew HMS Trincomalee from another woman who knows HMS Trincomalee! The talks are half an hour long and focus on different themes, uncovering some of the histories of the ship that aren’t covered on the site or in the guidebooks. They will take place lunchtimes and evenings in the Baltic Suite at National Museum of the Royal Navy – £5 each, or £25 for all 6!
Contact: 01429 860077
The Shoe Cake Comedy Club
When: Thursday, September 7 at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Musiclounge Stockton
What: The Shoe Cake Comedy Club at Musiclounge, Stockton On Tees. An entertaining mixture of open mic acts and experienced comedians every 1st Thursday of the month. Over 18’s Only. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm and finishes at 10:30pm… feel free to stay for a few drinks in the bar afterwards.
Contact: 07891 343524