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Durham gets set for action-packed adventure festival
Published April 18, 2019 4.20pm
A world of adventure is but a week away in Durham thanks to the return of one of the region's most action-packed festivals.
Stories from the Durham Light Infantry archives for family historians
Published April 09, 2019 9.18am
Family historians can discover a popular collection of local military records at an archive talk later this month.
Paula Radcliffe's new family athletics event to make global debut in Durham
Published March 28, 2019 4.40pm
A new concept that encourages families to exercise together will make its global debut in the North East this summer.
Apollo 50: Hundreds turn out in Peterlee to see Apollo Pavilion in a new light as 50th anniversary celebrations lift off
Published March 26, 2019 11.04am
More than 1500 people experienced a taste of Lumiere in Peterlee over the weekend as Victor Pasmore's iconic Apollo Pavilion was transformed by light artists Mader Wiermann in the launch event of a year of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark structure.
Norman Cornish centenary celebrations 2019
Published March 12, 2019 9.35am
The artist's family, and galleries across County Durham, are launching a year-long centenary focus on one of the North East's most celebrated artists, Norman Cornish - famous for capturing the hard-lived but often bright lives, despite adversity, faced in mining communities in the 20th century.
New Durham City Run Festival promises three days of fun for every generation
Published February 20, 2019 2.03pm
Ourselves and Events of the North have revealed plans for a new three-day running festival in the city centre.
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.
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.