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

Enjoy a range of activities this bank holiday weekend

Published May 26, 2017 9.57am

With the weather set to stay warm this bank holiday weekend, there's plenty to do across Durham to make the most of the sunshine.

Top 10 Things to Do in Durham this Half Term

Published May 19, 2017 4.00pm

Let's hope the sun has got his hat on this half term because we've got a packed schedule of events for the whole family to enjoy.

Durham Blues Festival returns for seventh year

Published May 16, 2017 2.13pm

One of the city's top music events of the summer is returning to the Gala Theatre for a seventh year.

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.

Tickets on sale for new season shows at Gala Theatre

Published April 10, 2017 1.45pm

Acts from across the world will descend on Durham for the return of the BRASS Festival, just one of many highlights in the new season at the Gala Theatre.

Tickets for BRASS Festival 2017 on sale now

Published March 30, 2017 11.13am

Durham's popular BRASS Festival returns for its 11th year celebrating the best of brass from soul to jazz to traditional and classical across 10 days in one of the North East's most stunning cities.

Time to plan your big day!

Published March 27, 2017 4.10pm

Couples looking for a venue for their special day should make sure to visit Durham's Aykley Heads House register office when it hosts a wedding open day this weekend.

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