Chester le Street has a shrovetide football game in February.
Jarrow - The Jarrow Lecture in May - An annual lecture on Anglo Saxon topics given since 1958 to commemorate Bede's Day, in St Paul's Church. The Venerable Bede was a monk and priest at the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow in the late seventh and early 8th centuries and was perhaps the most influential writer and historian of his time in Western Europe. The lecture is held on the Friday nearest Bede's Day, May 25th. Contact - Lecture Secretary, Mrs B McAllister, +44(0)191 4216765.
Sedgefield has a shrovetide football game in February.
Apple Day, October 21st
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