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Movies, music and family fun in theatre's new programme
Published December 14, 2018 2.10pm
TV comedy stars, stage performances of children's favourite stories and a women-only wartime photography exhibition are coming to Bishop Auckland this spring, alongside a range of impressive comedy and music performances.
If you go down to Wharton Park you're sure of a big snowy surprise
Published December 12, 2018 1.10pm
Little bears and their grown-ups are invited on a winter adventure to help save Christmas.
Vocal Festival will fill Durham with song once again
Published December 07, 2018 1.59pm
Durham Vocal Festival is set to return for a third year, promising world famous artists, thousands of performers and two world premieres.
Durham Town Hall opens to the public
Published November 27, 2018 10.17am
An historic building which has been at the heart of life in Durham City for more than six centuries is opening its doors to the public.
Lumiere returns with Director's Cut of past festival favourites for 10th anniversary edition
Published November 14, 2018 9.25am
The biennial Lumiere light festival, produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by the council, will return to Durham city from the 14 to 17 November 2019. Lumiere 2019 will mark 10 years since the festival first launched in Durham in 2009.
Something wicked this way comes
Published October 18, 2018 2.37pm
There's more than just tricks, but real family treats, in a spellbinding programme of Halloween events in County Durham parks this month.
It's official! UK's largest light festival 10th anniversary spectacular will Help Durham Shine
Published July 11, 2018 1.19pm
Durham will host its most ambitious ever Lumiere light festival in 2019, featuring a selection of some favourites from the past decade of festivals.