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New Durham City Run Festival promises three days of fun for every generation
Published February 20, 2019 2.03pm
Ourselves and Events of the North have revealed plans for a new three-day running festival in the city centre.
Dig deeper into County Durham archaeology
Published February 19, 2019 9.28am
An annual day for archaeology enthusiasts is back next month.
Schools plan Year of the Pig New Year celebrations
Published February 01, 2019 11.15am
County Durham primary school pupils have been working with university students to plan activities for a city's Chinese New Year celebrations.
See your bright idea in lights - Lumiere's BRILLIANT light art competition is open
Published January 28, 2019 3.18pm
Submissions are now open for BRILLIANT, the competition for exciting ideas for new artworks to feature in the 2019 Lumiere festival.
Durham City Chinese New Year Celebrations
Published January 28, 2019 11.35am
Durham is preparing to celebrate the entry of the Year of the Pig in true Chinese style.
50th anniversary of German link is heralded with a tune
Published January 23, 2019 3.37pm
Members of a County Durham brass band were welcomed as guests of honour to the county's twinned town of Tübingen this month.
Holocaust survivor will tell of heart-rending experiences at genocide memorial event
Published January 17, 2019 10.05am
Bishop Auckland Town Hall will host a day of moving events as Holocaust Memorial Day remembers victims of the Holocaust and genocides.
Acclaimed exhibition reveals First World War women on the frontline
Published January 16, 2019 11.55am
A nationally acclaimed exhibition showing rare photographs taken by women on the frontline is set to stir audiences as it comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
Movies, music and family fun in theatre's new programme
Published December 14, 2018 2.10pm
TV comedy stars, stage performances of children's favourite stories and a women-only wartime photography exhibition are coming to Bishop Auckland this spring, alongside a range of impressive comedy and music performances.
Vocal Festival will fill Durham with song once again
Published December 07, 2018 1.59pm
Durham Vocal Festival is set to return for a third year, promising world famous artists, thousands of performers and two world premieres.
Something wicked this way comes
Published October 18, 2018 2.37pm
There's more than just tricks, but real family treats, in a spellbinding programme of Halloween events in County Durham parks this month.
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.