Bishop Auckland & District

Events

We meet in Bishop Auckland Town Hall on the third Tuesday of each month except in December when we meet on the second Tuesday. At each meeting full details of the coming months activities are available and after announcements there is a speaker covering the widest variety of subjects. The meeting is usually over before noon.

Most of the other events are organised by Groups.

Please check with any Groups that interest you for further details of meeting dates and times as not all recurring events are shown here.


Dates for your Diary
June 2019
Fri Jun 28thBridgeBridge Session
July 2019
Fri Jul 5thBridgeBridge Session
Fri Jul 12thLocal HistoryVisit to Mount Grace Priory
Tue Jul 16thMeetingThe Origins of our Language, a talk by Peter Rogerson
Fri Jul 19thBridgeBridge Session
Fri Jul 26thBridgeBridge Session
Tue Jul 30thWalking (4-6 miles)South Shields to Whitley Bay.
August 2019
Fri Aug 9thLocal HistoryVisit to Durham Cathedral with guided tour
Tue Aug 20thMeetingSecrets in the Attic - The Plot Thickens, a talk by Tony Nicholson
September 2019
Tue Sep 10thTheatre VisitsLes Miserables
Fri Sep 13thLocal HistoryHeritage Open Day event
Visit to Brancepeth Castle.
Tue Sep 17thMeetingWeather from Figures to Forecasts, a talk by Ken Cook
October 2019
Sun Oct 6thWildlife and EnvironmentCoach trip to Lion Salt Mill and Jodrell Bank with overnight stay at the De Vere Cranage Hotel.
Thu Oct 10thTheatre VisitsMatthew Bourne's modern ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet.
Fri Oct 11thLocal History“Wor Woolies:An Architectural Tour of former Woolworth Stores in the North East
Speaker- Graham Soult
Tue Oct 15thMeetingThis month's meeting is preceded by the Annual General Meeting. This will be followed by a talk on Armoured cars in Russia: Extracts from a WW1 diary by Margaret Bozic
Tue Oct 29thTheatre VisitsOpera North present La Boheme
November 2019
Fri Nov 8thLocal History“Battle of Britain in the North East”
Speaker- George Dixon
Tue Nov 19thMeetingThe 1825 Stockton & Darlington Railway. Better than 'first'? Work in progress for the bicentenary in 2025', a talk by Niall Hammond
December 2019
Tue Dec 10thMeetingThe Durham River Wear Assemblage, a talk by Gary Bankhead.

This will be followed by our Christmas lunch.
Tue Dec 10thSocialToday is our Christmas lunch - an event not to be missed. Fine food and wine, raffle prizes, a quiz and wonderful prizes. (maybe the last bit is something of an exaggeration)
Fri Dec 13thLocal History“Mining in the North Pennines”
Speaker- Peter Jackson
Sat Dec 14thTheatre VisitsAnnual full day visit to Keswick with matinee performance of Christmas Carol
March 2020
Wed Mar 4thTheatre VisitsOpera North present The Marriage of Figaro
Thu Mar 19thTheatre VisitsRoyal Shakespeare Company present As You Like it