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Durham City Run Festival returns with sporting boost for City of Culture bid
Published January 26, 2022 3.50pm
Plans have been unveiled for the 2022 Durham City Run Festival, as part of a summer of sports and cultural events in County Durham.
Chinese New Year to be celebrated in Durham City
Published January 26, 2022 9.55am
Communities and venues across County Durham are preparing to ring in the Year of the Tiger with a host of traditional events and activities.
Plans unveiled for Stockton and Darlington Railway 200th anniversary celebrations
Published January 14, 2022 3.56pm
Special steam train journeys, exhibitions, parades and arts and theatre events are all being planned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR), it has been revealed.
Early bird offer for Gala panto following Robin Hood success
Published January 14, 2022 9.22am
Organisers at a County Durham theatre have hailed the success of its recent Christmas pantomime, and are already looking forward to entertaining audiences once again next December.
Accessible pantomime performances available for families over Christmas
Published December 21, 2021 9.08am
With pantomime season in full swing, two County Durham theatre venues are providing accessible performances of their Christmas shows, so that all audiences can share in the festive fun.
Christmas show takes young audiences on festive Durham adventure
Published October 26, 2021 10.34am
Young audiences can help three mice save a little girl's Christmas, as a children's festive show takes to the stage in County Durham from next month.
Take on a star role at the UK's leading light festival
Published October 21, 2021 9.20am
With excitement for Lumiere building, volunteers are needed to help make the magic happen.
BBC investment recognises the talent and potential of North East
Published September 22, 2021 1.46pm
News the BBC is to make its biggest investment in the North East in decades has been welcomed by the partnership spearheading County Durham's Bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.
Magical Christmas mice and a host of TV favourites head to Durham theatre
Published September 01, 2021 9.55am
Tickets are now on sale for a new season of shows at Gala Durham, including the return of the theatre's annual pantomime, a new Christ-mouse musical for families, and lots of familiar faces.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival celebrity chefs announced
Published August 27, 2021 11.12am
Organisers of a popular County Durham food festival have announced the line-up of celebrity chefs who will be each adding a unique flavour to the weekend.