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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.
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.
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.
Popular family history talks return this month
Published January 10, 2022 9.17am
Those wanting to uncover the secrets of their family history can find out how to get started with the return of a series of popular online courses.
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 panto sails into Empire Theatre
Published October 29, 2021 9.26am
Swashbuckling sword fights, hidden treasure, and an adventure on the high seas await audiences who are going to a County Durham theatre's Christmas panto this year.
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.
Gala Durham's Christmas panto returns to the stage
Published October 22, 2021 9.18am
Families can take a trip through 'Sherburn Forest' to find a heroic outlaw and his band of merry men and women, as a County Durham venue's annual festive panto returns to the stage.
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.
Travel information issued for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published September 28, 2021 9.24am
With just days to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey ahead of the weekend.