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Hear about upcoming events, festivals, shows and exhibitions across the county.

New season shows on sale at Gala Theatre

Published July 24, 2017 11.49am

An exciting line up of theatre, live music and a swashbuckling Christmas pantomime awaits audiences at Gala Theatre over the coming months as the new autumn season is announced.

Get a glimpse of Roman life at Binchester

Published July 14, 2017 10.19am

Experience what life was like living in County Durham during Roman times this weekend as part of this year's Binchester Roman Festival.

Emergency services head to Durham for hill sprint challenge

Published June 28, 2017 5.14pm

The region's emergency services are preparing to race each other at a special event in Durham city centre next month.

Festivals set to flourish thanks to Arts Council funding

Published June 27, 2017 3.26pm

Three of Durham's most popular festivals will benefit from £1.66 million of core funding from Arts Council England between 2018 and 2022.

Artichoke announces BRILLIANT winning proposals for Lumiere 2017

Published June 21, 2017 12.37pm

Five local artists will have their work shown at Lumiere in Durham in November as part of the BRILLIANT commissioning strand.

West End stars returning home for BRASS festival

Published June 15, 2017 11.38am

Two West End stars are looking forward to returning home to the North East to perform in this year's BRASS festival.

BRASS announces full line-up of events for this year's festival

Published May 16, 2017 8.30am

The full line-up of this year's BRASS festival has been announced, with events ranging from popular Northern Soul band Keep the Faith to a unique play-along screening of iconic British film Brassed Off.

Volunteers set to shine at Lumiere

Published May 15, 2017 10.47am

"Absolutely do it - the first chance you get!"

Police cadets to play their part in upcoming Tour Series

Published May 09, 2017 2.41pm

A group of police cadets are gearing up to play their part in this year's Tour Series when it returns to the city at the end of the month.

Durham businesses urged to go on the run in new corporate challenge

Published April 27, 2017 1.33pm

Businesses in Durham are being encouraged to show their competitive side as part of this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run.

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