Saturday, October 19, 2019



Lord of the Flies 3

A play based on a classic – and very dark – 20th-century novel is to come to the Durham stage. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies will be performed at Durham’s Gala Theatre between Monday...
Lumiere Bottle Festoon 3

A huge eco-friendly County Durham art installation is to be constructed from plastic bottles. Communities from across the county will come together to make the artwork ahead of the light festival Lumiere, which will take...

Following our review of ‘The Big Meeting’, Durham Magazine caught up with filmmaker John Irvin. Though he's probably best known for his work on shows and films such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Mandela's Gun,...
Michael Stevens 1

A man who began his working life as a 15-year-old apprentice at a north east Council recently celebrated his 50th year of working for the same employer. Michael Stevens, 65, a vehicle fitter from Croxdale,...
Daisy GCSE results day - 3

Yesterday was GCSE results day and County Durham’s young people have continued to perform well despite major changes to the exam system. Students across County Durham have kept up their level of success from last...
Edible planting school pupils

Schoolchildren from across Durham City have been tending city centre gardens of delicious edible plants. Some of their produce has been used in local restaurants and the kids’ efforts might just win Durham a prestigious...
SME power funding

Small and medium-sized County Durham businesses are to receive a £160,000 boost to help them cut carbon emissions. As well as being good for the environment, this investment should help the SMEs (small and medium-sized...
Guanless Bridge (3)

The remains of a historically important County Durham bridge have received a much-needed makeover. Gaunless Bridge, West Auckland, was once a vital thoroughfare for the pioneering Stockton and Darlington Railway. It is believed to have...
act up

Young people are being invited to take over Durham’s Gala Theatre this summer – in order to create and perform a show of their own. Act Up is a summer school programme that encourages aspiring...
Britain in Bloom 2

Durham City, hoping for yet another victory in the Britain in Bloom contest, welcomed judges from the competition earlier this week. The judges – from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals...

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