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Talks aim to shed light on the Marquesses of Londonderry
Published February 16, 2018 1.50pm
The Durham County Record Office is hosting a series of talks on the Marquesses of Londonderry, a wealthy and influential family who owned significant parts of County Durham and were responsible for the building of Seaham Harbour, amongst other landmarks.
Britain's finest chefs come to the North East
Published February 15, 2018 12.21pm
Two of Britain's finest chefs are heading for the North East as Dan Doherty and Jack Stein bring their culinary talents to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, taking place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Iconic Matisse cut-outs to be displayed at Gala Gallery
Published February 14, 2018 11.00am
An exhibition featuring the work of French painter, sculptor and designer Henri Matisse will open in Durham this month.
Bishop Auckland actor to perform in front of home crowd
Published February 12, 2018 3.00pm
An actor from Bishop Auckland who has performed across the world is looking forward to playing in front of a home audience later this month.
Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex turns 50
Published February 09, 2018 3.54pm
A County Durham leisure centre which was officially opened half a century ago is celebrating the milestone this weekend.
Talking Heads' director gets ready for rehearsals
Published February 09, 2018 12.31pm
The director of Gala Theatre's latest in-house production, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, has spoken of the warmth and community contained within the writing.
Get inspired at Durham Adventure Festival
Published February 09, 2018 10.11am
A festival encouraging people to get outdoors and try something new is making its debut in Durham this spring.
Popular plays to be screened at Gala
Published February 07, 2018 10.45am
Some of the most highly anticipated plays of the year are being beamed live to the Gala Theatre this spring, with tickets already selling fast.
Bring the story of the suffragettes to life with tailored workshops
Published February 06, 2018 3.16pm
The story of the fight for women's suffrage is being brought to life in a new workshop, delivered by Durham County Record Office.
TV's Candice Brown looking forward to Bishop Auckland Food Festival debut
Published February 06, 2018 1.11pm
One of Britain's most recognisable bakers is looking forward to visiting the North East as she brings her showstopping style to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
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.
Family fun at parks this half-term
Published February 02, 2018 1.57pm
Families are in for a treat this February half-term with events and activities for both children and adults in County Durham parks.
Prince Bishops Durham City Run set to grow
Published February 01, 2018 11.08am
Plans to expand the Prince Bishops Durham City Run for 2018 have been revealed.
Peterlee swimming pool re-opens to public
Published January 23, 2018 3.24pm
The swimming pool at Peterlee Leisure Centre has now re-opened following the completion of demolition works at the front of the building.
Art installation moves to Bishop Auckland
Published January 19, 2018 1.31pm
An art installation made up of three cast iron sculptures has moved to its third location as it continues its journey across County Durham.
Cast announced for Gala's Talking Heads
Published January 12, 2018 1.35pm
Three actors based in the North East are set to star in a new production of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads at Durham's Gala Theatre.
New Year, new writing sessions at libraries
Published January 04, 2018 12.00pm
Budding writers are invited to explore their creative side at County Durham libraries this month.
National recognition for Wharton Park restoration
Published December 22, 2017 3.30pm
A £3m project to breathe new life into a County Durham park has won national recognition.
£1.75 million playtime investment continues
Published December 22, 2017 2.23pm
A £1.75 million investment programme continues to brighten up playtime for children across County Durham.
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.