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County Durham artwork will feature messages from the public
Published April 18, 2018 10.42am
Picture this! The iconic landscapes, buildings and people of County Durham are to be represented in a massive mural created using the words of the public.
Tour Series cycling to return to Durham
Published April 10, 2018 4.36pm
Top cyclists will go wheel to wheel on the cobbled streets of Durham for not one, but three exciting races as the Tour Series returns.
Share your story at Durham Adventure Festival
Published March 29, 2018 12.42pm
With four weeks to go until Durham Adventure Festival, residents from across the county are being encouraged to come and share their own stories as part of the event.
Top young Durham talent showcased at Sage Gateshead
Published March 26, 2018 11.50am
Hundreds of children filled the Sage Gateshead with tremendous tunes as Durham Music Service showcased County Durham and Darlington's top young talent.
Celebrity chefs back Bishop Auckland Food Festival outreach programme
Published March 16, 2018 11.52am
Celebrity chefs Chris Bavin and Anjula Devi have given their support to Bishop Auckland Food Festival's outreach programme, heading into the local community to encourage healthy eating in a fun and interactive way.
'Two soldiers, two diplomats, one girlfriend'
Published March 12, 2018 11.59am
The Durham County Record Office is hosting a talk on the correspondence between the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry and Lord Burghersh between 1814 and 1846.
Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle joins Bishop Auckland Food Festival line-up
Published March 02, 2018 10.15am
Jane Beedle, runner-up in the 2016 series of Great British Bake Off, will showcase her skills at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which takes place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
Britain's finest chefs come to the North East
Published February 15, 2018 12.21pm
Two of Britain's finest chefs are heading for the North East as Dan Doherty and Jack Stein bring their culinary talents to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, taking place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
TV's Candice Brown looking forward to Bishop Auckland Food Festival debut
Published February 06, 2018 1.11pm
One of Britain's most recognisable bakers is looking forward to visiting the North East as she brings her showstopping style to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
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.
The Charlie Chaplin Story comes to the Gala Theatre
Published June 24, 2016 2.00pm
The Charlie Chaplin Story, a hilarious and heart-warming musical about one of the true icons of cinema, is coming to the Gala Theatre on Sunday 3 July.
Funky jazz and howling Hammonds - The James Taylor Quarter comes to Durham
Published May 26, 2016 2.31pm
The James Taylor Quartet, who have set the standard for the coolest sounds in acid jazz for over a quarter of a century, are coming to Gala Theatre on Saturday 4 June at 7.30pm.