Local events across Teesside in December and January

Lost for ideas for something to do over the next few days, or just wondering what events are happening in the Tees area?

Here's a snapshot of what's on in December and January.

If you'd like your Teesside event included, email us tees@bbc.co.uk

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Family

The Disney character Snow White. Photo: Getty Images Beware the Wicked Queen, ready to tempt Snow White with her poisoned apple

Middlesbrough Theatre's family pantomime - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - runs until 8 January 2012.

The theatre is promising "stunning costumes, magical scenery and plenty of audience participation".

Call the Box Office on 01642 815181 for times and ticket prices.

Middlesbrough Town Hall is showing a modern version of the fairytale Hansel and Gretel on 28 January at 1pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £6 for children and £22 for a family.

Darlington Civic Theatre's pantomime is Cinderella and runs until 15 January 2012. Tickets £13.50 - £21.

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  • Mini Mima continues throughout December and January at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art from 10am until 11.30. Call 01642 726 720 for booking and to check session days.
  • The Dorman Museum holds exhibitions and activities and has a number of permanent collections. It also runs workshops for families and children.

Nature & Outdoors

  • One of many around the region, there will be a Boxing Day dip in Redcar from 11am at Redcar Seafront.
  • Wrap up warm and follow an ice trail around RSPB Saltholme from Saturday, 10 December to Sunday, 29 January.
  • Take the kids to Middlesbrough high street and let them enjoy a Christmas carousel ride between your Christmas shopping. Runs until Saturday, 31 December.
  • Go along and watch free classic films at Middlesbrough's Big Screen in Centre Square throughout December. Enjoy The Grinch, Home Alone and White Christmas.
  • Newham Grange Country Farm offers families the chance to get close to rare sheep, pig and cattle breeds as well as goats, ponies and assorted fowl.
  • As well as providing a link to the world of nature and the environment Nature's World at Acklam runs farmers' and craft markets on the last Sunday of every month, 10am-2pm, and has a special Christmas market on 18 December.

Arts, Culture & Music

Nowhere Man 2011 (detail) by Mateo Lopez Nowhere Man 2011 (detail) by Mateo Lopez

'The Peripatetic School: Itinerant Drawing from Latin America', showcases the work of artists from across Latin America.

Highlighting the portability of drawing and its potential for teaching and learning, the exhibition runs until Sunday, 19 February 2012 at Mima.

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  • Darlington Civic Theatre has a choice of ballet in the new year with Swan Lake on 19 and 20 January and The Nutcracker on 21 and 22 January.
  • Bishop Auckland Town Hall's reading group meets on 5 January 2012 between 10am and noon. For further information call 01388 602 610.
  • 'Dutch Landscapes: Paintings from the Royal Collection' is a collection of 38 works at the The Bowes Museum from the 'golden age' of Dutch painting. Lent by Her Majesty The Queen, it runs until Sunday, 11 March 2012.

Science & History

Mary Quant in 1969 Iconic pop music from the 1960s to the 1980s will be played

'She Wears It Well: The Fashions of Marguerite Elliott' is an exhibition celebrating women's fashion at The Museum of Hartlepool.

It features labels like Biba, Ossie Clark and Mary Quant and clothes worn or made by Marguerite Elliott, a retired local clothing designer.

Most of the collection has recently been donated to Hartlepool Cultural Services and is on public display for the first time until Sunday, 29 January 2012.

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  • The Bowes Museum presents 'At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron and Steam since 1750' - a collection of prints focussing on heavy industry - the trinity of coal, iron, and steam. runs until Sunday, 15 January.
  • Public star shows at Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory usually take place on the first & third Friday of each month, with some exceptions.
  • Norton Library are running some free family history taster sessions on 19 January, 16 February and 15 March.

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