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

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.

'Lose Control' at Gala with Chantel McGregor this April

Published March 23, 2017 2.05pm

Blues fans are in for a treat when acclaimed guitarist Chantel McGregor brings her 'Lose Control' tour to the Gala Theatre on Thursday 13 April at 7.30pm

All roads lead to Spain but this one goes through Durham

Published March 15, 2017 12.06pm

A centuries old pilgrimage route through Durham has now been officially recognised.

Royal chef set to grace the Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Published March 13, 2017 3.16pm

Foodies looking to get the royal seal of approval for their cooking skills should look no further than Rob Kennedy's masterclasses at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.

Tasty Tours announced for BAFF foodies

Published March 13, 2017 2.58pm

For the first time ever, foodies at the Bishop Auckland Food Festival will be given the chance to tour some of Durham's finest producers thanks to a unique partnership between the festival and Visit County Durham's Taste Durham initiative.

Celebrating County Durham's cultural success

Published March 07, 2017 2.55pm

Culture in County Durham is thriving and is having a significant impact on the economy, councillors will hear next week.

County Durham Archaeology Day Returns on 11 March

Published March 03, 2017 2.32pm

County Durham Archaeology Day, arranged and hosted by us, returns for its 11th consecutive year with a fascinating day of talks and exhibits on the history, archaeology and historic architecture of our region.

Durham to host Saturday night of top cycling as Tour Series returns in May

Published March 02, 2017 12.31pm

Top cyclists will go wheel to wheel on the cobbled streets of Durham as the Tour Series returns to the North East in 2017.

I, Daniel Blake star headlines BAFF's Comedy Feast

Published March 01, 2017 11.53am

Dave Johns, the star of Ken Loach's critically acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake, is set to headline The Big Comedy Feast; an exciting new addition to the Bishop Auckland Food Festival.

Food Festival returns to Bishop Auckland

Published February 22, 2017 4.40pm

Food lovers and families are in for a treat this spring as Bishop Auckland gets ready to host its fabulous food festival once again, on 1 and 2 April.

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