BIG Little Gigs featuring Lions Of Zululand, St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington, on Saturday, 2:00pm-3:00pm. 

BIG Little Gigs is very excited to welcome the wonderful Lions Of Zululand to Darlington and to the North East. 

Lions of Zululand are an incredibly talented group of singers, dancers and drummers from KwaMashu, Umlazi, Lindelani and Umkhomazi, some of the poorest regions of South Africa.

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They aim to share the wonderful richness of the traditional Zulu and African culture with the world through their music and dance. The group are only in the UK for a short time, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Come along and experience some African culture.

BIG Little Gigs aim to inspire a life long love of live music in children, through inspirational music experiences and provide a fun, accessible, intergenerational experience that all ages will enjoy.

The Northern Echo: Pickering Game and country fair Scampston Hall 21st & 22nd May 2016

Game and Country fair and UK tractor show, Scampston Hall, Malton on Saturday/Sunday, 9-5pm 

An ideal opportunity to experience all the countryside has to offer – from all the country sports with loads of have-a-go opportunities, to fine foods and animals – all this and lots more not just for the country sports enthusiast but all of the family to enjoy throughout the weekend. 

With such broad coverage of all aspects of the countryside this event attracts hundreds of exhibitors, prestigious championships & competitions and visitors from throughout the United Kingdom.

Whatever your age or experience this event offers the opportunity to discover and learn about country sports and pursuits, all under the guidance of leading experts within their particular field. 

The UK Tractor Show will display some of the finest tractors in the UK today. Scampston Hall also has it’s own purpose built tractor pulling area. With a number of clubs already confirmed, there will be hundreds of tractors on display. 

Morgan & West For Kids! Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, on Saturday, 2pm
Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. 

Mixing brain busting illusion and old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound for ages 5 to 105. 

Morgan & West have been performing their unique magic shows across the UK and around the world, including sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe where they were nominated for ‘Best Family Show’ and Buxton Fringe where they were awarded ‘Best Comedy Show’.

  • Tickets on 01748-825252. 

Joséphine Bowes: A Woman of Taste and Influence, Barnard Castle The Bowes Museum, opens on Saturday

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes? As the Bowes Museum celebrates 125 years, a new exhibition throws the spotlight on the French actress who was a driving force behind it's creation. 

With no diaries and just one letter written by her own fair hand we have so far had to view her via correspondence written by John and documented comments about her.

This exhibition will allow for closer inspection of Joséphine through her Museum’s many objects and archives, commencing with an introduction to her early life as the daughter of a Paris clockmaker, her starring roles in the theatre (thanks to her husband’s patronage), and her roles as wife, painter, collector and social climber.

Runs until Jul 16. 01833-690606.

The Northern Echo: The Tees Regatta takes place on the River tees at Stockton. Competitors representing St Peter's School, York near the start of their race near the Tees Barrage. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Tees Regatta, River Tees Watersports Centre, Stockton, on Sunday
Come along and watch this great spectacle of rowing along the River Tees. Tees Regatta takes place on our four-lane fully buoyed 850m course on the Barrage straight, immediately upstream from the Tees Barrage with the finishing line outside the River Tees Watersports Centre. 

A wide range of events in three divisions, offering competitors the chance for a full and varied day of racing. We are also able to offer Para-Rowing and Rowability events in all classes for single and double sculls.

The Northern Echo: CARS: Vintage vehicle rally at Darlington's Head of Steam Museum. Picture: STUART BOULTON.Vintage vehicle rally, Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington, on Sunday, 11-3pm

A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the North-East and Yorkshire regions. Activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts, juggling and balloon making. £1 per person. 01325-460532.