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County Durham-born opera star to launch vocal festival
Published January 22, 2020 12.40pm
A distinguished opera performer, outstanding acapella singers and a host of local musical talent will perform for audiences when Durham Vocal Festival returns for 2020.
Durham City welcomes the Year of the Rat
Published January 20, 2020 11.05am
A day of celebrations in Durham city centre will welcome in the Chinese New Year.
Theatres' Christmas wishes are granted with panto success
Published January 09, 2020 10.53am
Two County Durham theatres are celebrating the end of a magical pantomime season as the curtains fall on their most successful Christmas shows ever.
On the trail of history on the high seas
Published January 09, 2020 10.37am
Real accounts of adventure, arrest and a suspect sailor will be brought to life through historical records as monthly history sessions resume.
Gladiators, goldilocks and 'gold' hit-maker on way to revamped venue
Published December 16, 2019 12.36pm
An exciting line-up of music, comedy and children's shows will hit the stage of a newly renovated Bishop Auckland Town Hall when it re-opens next year.
Magic for all with accessible Christmas theatre shows
Published November 22, 2019 10.38am
A Durham City theatre will host a series of accessible performances, including its first ever captioned show, to enable everyone to enjoy its festive events.
Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival 2020
Published October 31, 2019 10.03am
A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year.
Durham City Chinese New Year Celebrations
Published October 28, 2019 11.35am
Durham is preparing to celebrate the entry of the Year of the Pig in true Chinese style.
Dates announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020
Published September 26, 2019 11.13am
A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when it returns next year.
Entertaining autumn in store at County Durham theatre
Published September 05, 2019 12.44pm
Magic carpet rides, pop icons and a chilling desert island adventure - an exhilarating autumn awaits at a County Durham theatre.
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.