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Theatre director takes on enduring story of hope and struggle
Published February 21, 2020 2.56pm
One of Britain's most respected theatre directors will oversee a highly anticipated production in County Durham this spring.
Bake Off star Alice Fevronia heads to County Durham
Published February 20, 2020 10.24am
Fans of the Great British Bake Off can meet one of 2019's star bakers at a North East food festival this spring.
TV chefs bring Mediterranean flavours to popular food festival
Published February 13, 2020 1.42pm
Celebrity chef Joe Hurd and reigning MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou will bring the flavours of the Mediterranean to County Durham this spring.
World-famous vocalist powers into Consett theatre
Published February 13, 2020 10.22am
The original vocalist on one of the most famous power ballads of all time will star at Consett's Empire Theatre next month.
Stanley to host international bowls tournament
Published February 12, 2020 4.38pm
The British Isles Indoor Bowls U25 Men's International Series will be hosted in Stanley next month. Supported by Durham County Council and Visit County Durham, the tournament will take place at Stanley Indoor Bowls Centre from 15-16 February, raising Durham's profile as a county recognised for hosting sporting events, but also encouraging local communities to get involved.
Bake Off star returns to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published February 07, 2020 2.31pm
Great British Bake Off favourite Jane Beedle will turn people of all ages into star bakers when she returns to a North East food festival this spring.
Seek sanctuary and get inspired at County Durham art gallery
Published February 03, 2020 11.17am
Durham's enduring status as a place of sanctuary is the subject of an interactive art installation that has been unveiled today (Monday 3 February).
MasterChef star heads to free North East food festival
Published January 30, 2020 10.41am
Top television chef John Torode will headline a County Durham food festival this spring as organisers pull together all the ingredients for an irresistible culinary weekend.
County Durham-born opera star to launch vocal festival
Published January 22, 2020 12.40pm
A distinguished opera performer, outstanding acapella singers and a host of local musical talent will perform for audiences when Durham Vocal Festival returns for 2020.
Durham City welcomes the Year of the Rat
Published January 20, 2020 11.05am
A day of celebrations in Durham city centre will welcome in the Chinese New Year.
Theatres' Christmas wishes are granted with panto success
Published January 09, 2020 10.53am
Two County Durham theatres are celebrating the end of a magical pantomime season as the curtains fall on their most successful Christmas shows ever.
On the trail of history on the high seas
Published January 09, 2020 10.37am
Real accounts of adventure, arrest and a suspect sailor will be brought to life through historical records as monthly history sessions resume.
Gladiators, goldilocks and 'gold' hit-maker on way to revamped venue
Published December 16, 2019 12.36pm
An exciting line-up of music, comedy and children's shows will hit the stage of a newly renovated Bishop Auckland Town Hall when it re-opens next year.
Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival 2020
Published October 31, 2019 10.03am
A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year.
Durham City Chinese New Year Celebrations
Published October 28, 2019 11.35am
Durham is preparing to celebrate the entry of the Year of the Pig in true Chinese style.
Dates announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020
Published September 26, 2019 11.13am
A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when it returns next year.
Entertaining autumn in store at County Durham theatre
Published September 05, 2019 12.44pm
Magic carpet rides, pop icons and a chilling desert island adventure - an exhilarating autumn awaits at a County Durham theatre.
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.