Self portrait in black and white patterned dress

The work of a well-known photographer – whose images ranged from snaps of Pablo Picasso to shots of the London Blitz – is to be exhibited at Durham’s Gala Theatre. Lee Miller – whose photos...
Song for Europe 1

Children from across County Durham have taken part in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over 300 children from 24 schools were in Durham City last week to participate in the fourth annual...
Tile painting

Durham’s residents will soon have the chance to look at and buy plenty of great art – and will even have the opportunity to get creative themselves. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June, a...
Pic 2 - Ambassador visit - St John's School

Some of County Durham’s language teachers will soon be brushing up their language skills abroad. Teachers from 13 County Durham schools – as well as another two schools in the north east – will take...
Mathew Gent

A star of London’s West End will be returning to his Durham roots to perform at the city’s BRASS festival. Matt Gent, from Page Bank near Spennymoor, learnt his stagecraft at Durham’s Gala Theatre Stage...
Robert Metcalfe 2

A security guard who works at Durham Bus Station has received a national award after saving the life of a young female passenger. Robert Metcalfe was working at the bus station when he was approached...
Message Wall 3

This half-term holiday, County Durham residents will have the chance to watch a gigantic artwork taking shape. During the last few weeks, people have been encouraged to send messages to Durham County Council, saying why...
image courtesy of Bryan Ledgard from Flickr Creative Commons

Preparations are underway in County Durham to assist Travellers and Gypsies passing through the county to Appleby Horse Fair. The event, in Appleby, Cumbria, will take place between Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th June. A...
Dawn Layland Branching Out

Have you ever wondered about the origins of different surnames? Do you have any idea where your own surname comes from? If you’d like answers to these questions, Durham County Record Office might be able...
Lt McKean memorial

A new light installation may be set up in Millennium Place, Durham City, to honour County Durham soldiers who died in the First World War. The installation is one of several ideas that could...

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