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Focusing in with 'A Northern Eye'
Published August 17, 2018 11.00am
A remarkable series of photographs showing life in 1850s County Durham can be explored by visitors in a revealing history talk.
Local jokesters, TV favourites and a fun final farewell at Gala Theatre this autumn
Published August 17, 2018 9.30am
Side splitting stand-ups and hilarious impressionists are part of the top-class line up at Durham's Gala Theatre this autumn, bringing a combination of observational humour, music, satire and more.
Double the chance to discover County Durham's history and heritage
Published August 16, 2018 1.00pm
An annual celebration of County Durham's history and heritage is set to run across two weekends for the first time this year.
Spend the day amongst rowdy Romans
Published August 15, 2018 9.20am
An exciting Roman re-enactment will transport visitors back in time this bank holiday.
Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2018
Published August 13, 2018 2.12pm
The programme has been announced for Durham Book Festival 2018, the North East's largest literary event.
Muddy Mayhem is back and it's better than ever
Published August 10, 2018 1.59pm
A veteran of the North East's ultimate obstacle course is hoping to continue his race success when the event returns next month.
Get Back on your Bike this summer
Published August 08, 2018 12.27pm
People who haven't ridden a bike for a while are being encouraged to get back in the saddle with free Back on your Bike courses.
Famous Mexican artists inspire colourful exhibition
Published August 01, 2018 4.40pm
Freda Kahlo, Pedro Linares and Mexico's legendary Day of the Dead celebrations are the inspiration behind a colourful exhibition.
Sign up quick for Muddy Mayhem
Published July 30, 2018 10.09am
Places are filling up fast for the North East's most exhilarating obstacle course, but don't worry there's still time secure your spot.
Fine weather, smiles and a record field at the 2018 Prince Bishops Durham City Run
Published July 19, 2018 1.08pm
A record field of runners was cheered on by big crowds at the 2018 Prince Bishops Durham City Run on Wednesday evening.
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.
What's on this summer
Published June 18, 2018 11.48am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.