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Lord Lieutenant checks on pupils' rehearsals ahead of Gala Platinum Jubilee culture event
Published May 18, 2022 8.39am
The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham has given school pupils preparing to perform in special Platinum Jubilee musical events the seal of approval.
Tales of First World War hero to be told at exhibition
Published May 05, 2022 9.17am
The fascinating story of a First World War hero will be told at a special event in County Durham this month.
An action-packed summer of entertainment at Gala Durham
Published April 26, 2022 9.10am
Olivier Award winning opera, high profile stand-up comics and fire-breathing family fun are just some of the highlights on offer at Gala Durham this summer.
Scrumptious success as thousands turn out for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 24, 2022 3.24pm
Bishop Auckland Food Festival returned to its original spring date this year and was a roaring success, as people travelled from County Durham and beyond to celebrate all things food.
Don't miss BRASS acts at Gala Durham
Published April 20, 2022 9.26am
As excitement builds for the return of Durham BRASS Festival, Gala Durham is gearing up to welcome a host of world-renowned artists to the stage.
Travel information for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 19, 2022 10.12am
With just days to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey ahead of the weekend.
Brassed Off to take centre stage at Gala Durham
Published April 14, 2022 9.07am
A story of love, tragedy and brass will take centre stage at Gala Durham later this year as the venue announces its next production.
Two weeks to go to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 08, 2022 10.12am
Organisers of Bishop Auckland Food Festival are counting down the days until visitors are welcomed back to celebrate all things food.
BRASS headliners ready to take on iconic Durham Cathedral
Published March 31, 2022 9.15am
Performers at this year's Durham BRASS have spoken of their excitement ahead of its return after two years.
Performers and magician set for touring festival events
Published March 23, 2022 8.59am
Families can enjoy free fun activities this weekend in Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Barnard Castle as touring festivals make their final stop offs at another three locations.
County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid remains on track
Published March 18, 2022 10.30pm
County Durham is now a step closer to being named UK City of Culture 2025 and securing the colossal social and economic benefits this would bring.
Traders announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published March 17, 2022 10.51am
From deliciously-decorated donuts to flavourful street food, traders from County Durham and beyond are preparing to show off their specialities at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Free street festival makes next stop on County Durham tour
Published March 17, 2022 9.28am
Touring festivals making their way across County Durham will stop in two more towns this weekend.
Final chef announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published March 11, 2022 10.04am
With six weeks to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, organisers are excited to announce the final celebrity chef making up the weekend's line up.
Circus acts and crazy golf to tour County Durham towns
Published March 10, 2022 9.25am
Market places in Crook, Ferryhill and Durham City will become hubs of festival activity as part of a series of free events across County Durham.
Street festival tours across County Durham's towns
Published March 07, 2022 11.23am
Circus acts, face painting, crafts and festival activities will be taking place across the streets of County Durham this month.
Special events announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published February 25, 2022 10.18am
Learn how to make focaccia and fruit crumble with a Bake Off star or enjoy a three-course dining experience from a celebrity chef as part of the special events taking place at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Art installations to go on display at Hardwick Park festival
Published February 24, 2022 9.24am
Visitors to one of County Durham's historic parks will have the chance to experience a one-night-only art installation event.
First celebrity chefs revealed for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published February 08, 2022 10.38am
One of the North East's most popular food festivals has announced its first line up of celebrity chefs, as organisers prepare to welcome foodies back to Bishop Auckland this spring.
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.