Saturday, January 18, 2020
Durham's Creative Advertsiers Told to Get on their Bikes

Durham County Council seems to be clamping down on unusual means of advertising. Recently, two cafes – which have been using bicycles parked on the pavement to grab the attention of customers – have...
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...
photo courtesy of Chatham House, from Flickr Creative Commons

The Durham Miners’ Gala is this year expecting record-breaking crowds of up to 200,000 people. This would be an increase on last year’s – also record-breaking – figure of 150,000 attendees.  The Durham Miners’ Association,...
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Unlicensed saloons date way back to 1823 but it wasn’t until many years later, in Prohibition-era America in the 1920’s, the term "speakeasy" became a common name to describe a place to get a...
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...
Teechers

Theatregoers will soon be able to relive memories of their schooldays – thanks to a fast-moving comedy set in a secondary school. Teechers – which will run at Durham’s Gala Theatre until Saturday 11th May...
photo courtesy of leuan Jenkins, from Flickr Creative Commons

With Durham City full of new students as the university’s Freshers’ Week begins, concerns have been raised about river safety. Over the last few years Durham – along with other university cities like York –...
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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...
Freemans Quay

The achievements of a legendary Durham swimmer are now on display at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre. Visitors will be able to view a prestigious trophy won by Durham-born Norman W. Sarsfield OBE MC (1920 –...

The late former Bishop of Durham David Jenkins will have his life’s work and his commitment to the region honoured by the presence of a band from the Durham Miners’ Association at his funeral. Many...

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