An Interview with Dave Kelly of the Blues Band

On February 4th, the Gala Theatre will host the legendary group The Blues Band. Formed in 1979 as a band “just to play the...

Haggis, whisky, bagpipes – what’s Burns Night all about?

Burns Night, which is observed on the evening of January 25th, is a celebration of the life and work of the Scottish Romantic poet...

Durham Vocal Festival to Bring Week of Music to City

A week-long festival of choral music is due to be staged in Durham. The Durham Vocal Festival, which will begin on Saturday 28th January,...

Local Art Group Produce Textiles for Durham Cathedral Exhibition

Members of Shadforth Art Group have made a number of textiles which will be hung in the community galleries in Durham Cathedral’s Open Treasure...

Illuminated Walkway Commemorates Easington Pit Tragedy

On Thursday last week, the ex-pit village of Easington Colliery, County Durham, illuminated a tree-lined walkway to remember those who lost their lives in...

Grayson Perry Banner to Be Displayed in Cathedral Exhibition

A banner made by the well-known artist Grayson Perry is due to hang alongside ancient textiles in an exhibition at Durham Cathedral.Entitled Death of...

Durham to Stage Exhibition on Hearing Voices

Durham is due to stage the world’s first exhibition on the topic of hearing voices. The exhibition, which will be held in the Palace...

Ex-Pit Village to Get ‘Gateway’ from Top Sculptor

A County Durham former pit village will soon have a stunning ‘gateway’-type sculpture in its centre. Ushaw Moor will host the opening ceremony of...

Composer Writes Music Based on Durham Castle Data

A young composer plans to give a concert in Durham Castle – playing music written using data from the ancient building. Jo Coupe analysed...

Gala Theatre to Stage Frankenstein

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein is to be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre.  The play, put on by the touring company...

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