Hot Dates 2017 Archive


On Track Exhibition at Shildon Railway Museum 3rd January to 14th February

Craftspeople Of The North East Exhibition at the Witham Centre, Barnard Castle from Thursday 5th January to Saturday 28th January

Chinese New Year, Newcastle Sunday 29th January


Tanfield Photographic Day Saturday 4th February

NCPF Club Championships Clara Vale 12th February

Assignment Saltburn Saturday 18th February

Beamish Museum, Washington Children’s Strike Commemorations Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 February 

Snap n Chat #3 York at Night Wednesday 22nd February

Fire and Ice in Durham 24 – 25 February 


Ushaw College open 4 days a week from March 

Zombie Run, Hamsterley Forest Sunday 12 March 

St. Cuthbert’s Day Walk Saturday 18 March 

The Photography Show 2017  NEC Birmingham 18th to 21st March

DPS Assignment Tanfield Railway Saturday 18 March 

Tanfield Railway Great War Weekend 18 – 19 March 

British Rallycross, Croft Sunday 19th March 

SNAP n CHAT  Preston Park, Stockton TS18 3RH at 10.00 28 March   

Old King Coal, Beamish 29 Mary – 2 April 


North East Motor Cycle Race Meeting 1 – 2 April 

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 1 – 2 April 

Great North Steam Fair Beamish 6 – 9 April 

Ryhope Sunderland Start of Season Show Classic cars Sunday 16 April 

Harrogate Spring Flower Show 20 – 23 April 

Horses at Work, Beamish Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 

Whitby Goth Weekend 21 – 23 April 

Camera Fayre Boston Spa 23 April 

Tour de Yorkshire  28th, 29th, 30th April

Barc Race Meeting, Croft 29 – 30 April

Assignment Barford Raceway Sunday 30th April

Worldwide Pinhole Day 30 April 

Dragon Boat Racing Sunday 30 April Teeside Watersports Centre 

  BikeWise Mini Bike Club: UK Minimoto Championship round 1 at Teesside Karting on Sunday 30 April.


Tynemouth Food Festival 13 – 14 May 

Haworth 1940’s weekend 19 – 21 May 

NCPF Beamish Photography Weekend 20 – 21 May 

The Steampunk Seaside Spectacular Filey 20 – 21 May http://  

Skylive Air Show – Durham tees Valley 27 May 

Pearl Izumi Tour Series Round 9 Durham Saturday

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Durham, starting Friday 26 May 

Durham Cathedral Photography Morning  5.00am – 6.30am 27 May 

27 May 

Northumberland County Show Monday 29 May

Durham Pride 2017 BH Monday 29th May


Georgian Fair, Beamish Museum Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th June 

Appleby Horse Fair 8 – 14 June 

Blaydon Races 9 June 

Durham Regatta 10 – 11 June 

British autotest championship Middleton Grange, Hartlepool Sunday 11 June 

Frontline Sedgefield Battle Re-enactment Show 16 – 18 June 

The Hoppings, Newcastle Town Moor, 16 – 24June 

DPS Assignment Frontline Sedgefield Saturday 17th June

Tough Mudder, Drumlanrig Castle 17 – 18 June 

North Yorkshire County Show at Camp Hill Estate DL8 2LS Sunday 18 June 

Armed Forces Day Saturday 24 June. Events nationwide 


Grey’s Monument Tour 1 July 

Lanchester Agricultural Show 2 July 

Durham Brass Festival 7 – 16 July, Streets of Brass Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th

Durham Miners’ Gala – Saturday 8th July

Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate 11 – 13 July 

Middlesbrough Mela 15 – 16 July http://Middlesborough Mela 2017  

St. Margarets Allotments Open Day Durham 16 July 

Durham City Run 5K and 10K 19 July 

Newcastle Pride 21 – 23 July 

Summertime Americana Festival, Sage Gateshead, outdoor stage, 21 – 23 July 

Sunderland International Airshow 21 – 23 July 

Bikewise 23 July DPS supported event 

Whitby Steampunk Weekend  28/29 July 

Tough Mudder, Skipton 29, 30 July 

North East Festival of Transport, Sunderland, 29 – 30 July 


Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, N Yorks Moors 2.00pm for the public, Tuesday 1 August 

Stockton International Riverside Festival 3 – 6 August 

Whitby Traction Engine Rally 4 – 6 August 

Grey’s Monument Tour 5 August 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 4 – 28 August 

Durham Cathedral Photography Evening  6.30pm 10 August

Sedgefield Show 12 August http: 

Classic Car Event at Raby Castle Sunday 13 August 

River Rat Race Stockton 19th August 

Egton Show, Egton N Yorks Wednesday 23 August 

Asylum Steampunk Festival, Lincoln 25 – 28 August 

Wensleydale Show – Leyburn 26 August 

Newcastle Mela 27 – 28 August


Grey’s Monument Tour 2 September 

Wolsingham Show 2-3 September 

Tour of Britain 3 – 10 September Stage 2 Monday 4th September Keilder Water to Blyth

Stanhope Show 9 – 10 September 

Great North City Games, NewcastleGateshead Saturday 9th September

Great North Run  10th September 2017  

RPS Distinctions Advisory Day Sunday 17th September Newton

DPS Assignment Preston Park Museum & Grounds 23rd September

Sunderland Pride 24 September 

York Balloon Festival 29 September – 1 October 

Masham Sheep Fair Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October 


Shildon Vehicle Rally Sunday 1 October    

Muddy Mayhem Hardwick Park, Sedgefield Sunday 1 October 

Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk 7 October (Durham,Co. Durham, UK Photo Walk led by Durham PS’ Tony Mearman 

RPS LRPS Assessment Day Sunday 8th October Newcastle

Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend 13 – 15 October 

Assignment Thorp Perrow Arboretum Saturday 21st October 10.00 am

Whitby Goth Weekend 27 – 29 October

Zombie Run Witton Castle, Bishop Auckland 29 October

Freedom on the Tyne Sunday 29th October Dr Martin Luther King inspired events culminating at 5.15 pm on the Tyne Bridge (thanks Dave Mason and Angy for the info!)


Jeff Teasdale Lakes Weekend, Blencathra 3rd – 5th November

Lumiere Durham  16 – 19 November  

Wear Area Battle at Washington Camera Club starting at 7.45pm on Friday 24 November at Shiney Row Community Centre, Claremont Drive, Shiney Row, DH4 7LR

Haworth Steampunk Weekend 24 – 26 November

NCPF Presentation Day – Sunday 26 November



Seaham Boxing Day Dip 26 December (also Seaburn, Wjitley Bay, S Shields etc)  http://boxing day swim at seaham 2017

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