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Improve your health and wellbeing with Walk Durham
Published May 23, 2018 3.02pm
With the weather finally warming up, there's never been a better time to get outside and enjoy a walk in our wonderful county.
Birdsong actors visit Durham County Record Office
Published May 23, 2018 9.00am
Two actors taking part in a poignant play set during the First World War have been learning about soldiers from County Durham.
Get hands-on with the DLI Collection at Bank Holiday event
Published May 22, 2018 9.23am
Families can learn more about the history of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) at a special hands-on Bank Holiday event.
Brandon artist brings installation to Gala Gallery
Published May 15, 2018 12.10pm
An artist from County Durham is bringing a new exhibition to the city as part of a visual arts festival taking place this summer.
Durham alumni return to city for Gala play
Published May 14, 2018 12.11pm
Two Durham University graduates are making a return to the city this month with an award-winning production of Birdsong.
Commonwealth Games cyclists battle it out in Durham
Published May 09, 2018 1.08pm
Two Commonwealth Games heroes from Great Ayton are heading back to the north east this month as the Tour Series returns to Durham.
Thousands inspired at Durham Adventure Festival
Published May 04, 2018 10.34am
Thousands of people have been left inspired to do something different after the first Durham Adventure Festival.
Ps in a Pod arrives in Hamsterley Forest
Published May 04, 2018 10.07am
An art installation which has been touring the county has arrived in the last of its temporary locations before being given a permanent home.
First World War play comes to Gala
Published May 03, 2018 1.29pm
A stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' best-selling novel Birdsong is coming to Gala this month.
Free bike repair station installed at Freeman's Quay
Published May 03, 2018 10.26am
A new bike repair station has been installed at a Durham City leisure centre.
Barnard Castle Gymnastics Club vaults to success
Published May 03, 2018 9.51am
Children from Barnard Castle Gymnastics Club are celebrating success after taking part in a regional competition.
Transgender show promises laughs as it comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Published May 01, 2018 10.11am
A new autobiographical play which takes a satirical look at transgender issues is coming to Bishop Auckland this weekend.
Bank Holiday children's sessions at Killhope
Published April 30, 2018 4.10pm
From sand art to water rockets, there's lots of exciting things to make and do at a County Durham museum this Bank Holiday weekend.
Durham to host three Cricket World Cup 2019 matches
Published April 27, 2018 2.24pm
Durham will host three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, including England's final group game against New Zealand, the ICC has announced.
401 marathon man inspires novice to tackle city run for suicide prevention charity
Published April 25, 2018 3.09pm
Ben Smith, who transformed his life through running and completed 401 marathons in 401 days to raise money for anti-bullying charities, has signed up to run this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run in July.
Summer programme at Gala Theatre
Published April 20, 2018 2.56pm
A poignant play marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War, a family musical with a twist and a spectacular showcase from two Strictly stars are part of a packed summer programme at Durham's Gala Theatre.
County Durham artwork will feature messages from the public
Published April 18, 2018 10.42am
Picture this! The iconic landscapes, buildings and people of County Durham are to be represented in a massive mural created using the words of the public.
New book tells stories of life in Weardale
Published April 05, 2018 9.15am
Stories of life in Weardale captured by local schoolchildren are told in a new book.
Muddy Mayhem set to return in September
Published February 06, 2018 12.50pm
Thrill seeking early birds are invited to sign up to take on the dirtiest of challenges as Muddy Mayhem returns.
New season programme announced for Gala Theatre
Published December 14, 2017 9.52am
A new production of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads is just one of the highlights of the spring programme at the Gala Theatre.