Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter at Durham Cathedral. The popularity of Durham City has increased significantly with the interest of the historic, famous Norman cathedral. Many tourists are instantly attracted to the cathedral...
2 Calum Howard and Ruth Mary Johnson, photo by Richard Kenworthy

A trio of talented north-east performers will be giving a traditional folktale a modern twist this Easter at Durham’s Gala Theatre. Chicken Licken: A TaleJam will be a musical retelling of the...
Stephen Robson 2

A dedicated volunteer who has devoted his time to County Durham’s natural cemeteries and given support to bereaved families has been honoured for his work. Stephen Robson, from Langley Park, has been...
Single use plastic 3

Do you know that during the last decade more plastic has been produced than in the whole of the previous 100 years and that 50% of all plastics are used just once and thrown away?
Durham Adventure Festival 2 Doug-Allan-films-Humpback-Whale

A filmmaker, whose adventures include tracking polar bears through the arctic and coming face-to-face with leopard seals, is to give a talk at a Durham Festival. Durham Adventure Festival – which runs...
Miss Julie

Durham’s Gala Theatre is to stage a play that explores the themes of passion, tragedy and class confusion. Miss Julie, by August Strindberg, is set on Midsummer Night in an old manor...
Branching out- Victorian workhouse

County Durham residents will soon have the chance to find out if any of their ancestors had connections to the region’s workhouses. Workhouses were notorious institutions where those who could not support...
Guitar Heroes 5

For anyone with a love of rocking out and a fascination for the history of guitar music, the perfect show is on its way to Durham’s Gala Theatre. The Story of...
road on moors

Velo North – a massive, closed-road cycling event in the North Pennines – is to start and finish outside Durham Cathedral, it has been announced. The event – the first of its...
Food waste challenge

In the UK each year, it’s estimated that households throw away an incredible 15 million tonnes of food and drink. And it’s thought that about half of this waste would be...

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