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Students showcase their talents in Song for Europe contest
Published June 15, 2018 1.25pm
Children from across the North East joined together for a special version of the Eurovision Song Contest this week where they put their foreign language skills to the test.
Get creative at new art market
Published June 08, 2018 12.29pm
Members of the public are being invited to get involved in a new art market when it comes to Durham later this month.
West End star returns home for BRASS festival
Published June 06, 2018 11.14am
A West End star who discovered his talents in County Durham is looking forward to performing in front of a home crowd as part of this year's BRASS festival.
Artwork celebrating County Durham unveiled
Published June 04, 2018 12.49pm
A giant artwork made up of four images of iconic County Durham landscapes has been brought together for the first time.
Brandon artist brings installation to Gala Gallery
Published May 15, 2018 12.10pm
An artist from County Durham is bringing a new exhibition to the city as part of a visual arts festival taking place this summer.
BRASS is back for 2018
Published May 04, 2018 11.18am
County Durham's loudest festival is back - with brilliant bands and musicians heading to the region for a ten-day celebration of all things brass.
401 marathon man inspires novice to tackle city run for suicide prevention charity
Published April 25, 2018 3.09pm
Ben Smith, who transformed his life through running and completed 401 marathons in 401 days to raise money for anti-bullying charities, has signed up to run this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run in July.
Artists invited to showcase work at new festival
Published April 25, 2018 11.45am
A new visual arts festival is coming to Durham - and North East artists are invited to get involved.
Muddy Mayhem set to return in September
Published February 06, 2018 12.50pm
Thrill seeking early birds are invited to sign up to take on the dirtiest of challenges as Muddy Mayhem returns.
Lumiere 2017 in Durham closes on a high note as festival organisers Artichoke redraw the city in light
Published November 20, 2017 10.17am
Organisers declared Lumiere a resounding success as the fifth Lumiere festival in Durham drew to a close last night, Sunday 19 November 2017 at 11.00pm.
Full programme announced for Lumiere
Published October 16, 2017 4.47pm
Programme information for Lumiere 2017, running from Thursday 16 until Sunday 19 November 2017, 4:30pm until 11.00pm.
Artichoke announces ticketing information for this year's Lumiere festival, 16-19 November
Published October 05, 2017 6.58pm
With excitement growing following last month's sneak preview of the sparkling Lumiere line-up this year, Artichoke has announced plans for ticket availability for the fifth Lumiere festival, 16-19 November.
Durham businesses urged to go on the run in new corporate challenge
Published April 27, 2017 12.33pm
Businesses in Durham are being encouraged to show their competitive side as part of this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run.
Relaxed Performance is a first for the Gala Theatre
Published December 21, 2016 10.31am
The Gala Theatre is to host its first ever special pantomime performance designed for audience members with extra sensory needs.
Nursery uses spectacular summer of culture to inspire children's education
Published August 26, 2016 12.12pm
A nursery is using Durham's spectacular summer of culture to teach children about the history and heritage of their local community.