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

Lumiere conference to ask life's big questions

Published September 19, 2017 11.19am

Experimental physicists, architects, artists, educators and internationally acclaimed thespians are coming together in Durham to ask Who Are We and Where Are We Headed?

Sneak preview of Lumiere programme

Published September 06, 2017 11.16am

Durham's iconic landmarks including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the historic Miners' Hall at Redhills are the first locations to be announced in a sneak preview of the programme for the fifth edition of Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, which returns to Durham from 16 to 19 November 2017.

Explore County Durham during Heritage Open Days festival

Published September 06, 2017 10.12am

With the end of summer in sight, residents are being invited to make the most of the last few days of warmer weather by visiting some of the cultural gems right on our doorstep.

Merchant Navy Day to be marked by council

Published August 31, 2017 12.25pm

We will be marking Merchant Navy Day by flying the Merchant Navy's Red Ensign flag over County Hall this weekend.

Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2017

Published August 10, 2017 10.49am

The annual festival returns with headline guests including Roddy Doyle, Lionel Shriver, Robert Webb, Alan Hollinghurst, June Sarpong and Tracy Chevalier

Emergency services head to Durham for hill sprint challenge

Published June 28, 2017 5.14pm

The region's emergency services are preparing to race each other at a special event in Durham city centre next month.

Artichoke announces BRILLIANT winning proposals for Lumiere 2017

Published June 21, 2017 12.37pm

Five local artists will have their work shown at Lumiere in Durham in November as part of the BRILLIANT commissioning strand.

Volunteers set to shine at Lumiere

Published May 15, 2017 10.47am

"Absolutely do it - the first chance you get!"

Police cadets to play their part in upcoming Tour Series

Published May 09, 2017 2.41pm

A group of police cadets are gearing up to play their part in this year's Tour Series when it returns to the city at the end of the month.

Durham businesses urged to go on the run in new corporate challenge

Published April 27, 2017 1.33pm

Businesses in Durham are being encouraged to show their competitive side as part of this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run.

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