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

Wacky Wednesdays!

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

Craft Sessions

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

Billionaire Boy

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

Where: Durham

What: The first and only dedicated Prosecco Festival. The ultimate festival for Prosecco lovers!

Contact: Facebook@ProseccoFestival2017

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

The Moondogs

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