Tuesday, June 18, 2019



Internationally Acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre Coming to Durham

An internationally acclaimed contemporary dance troupe is due to perform at Durham’s Gala Theatre. On Tuesday 7th March, Phoenix Dance Theatre will be showcasing three exciting pieces that will exhibit the company’s athletic prowess,...
Durham Botanical Gardens

Spectacular gardens tended with many hours of tender loving care have brought success to Durham City and County in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Northumbria in Bloom Competition declaring Durham overall winners and Champion of...
Foodbank 2

Hundreds of boxes of festive food have been donated to Durham Foodbank, thanks to the generosity of Durham County Council staff. Over the last few weeks, council employees have been bringing items to work that...
photo courtesy of Srikaanth Sekar

You might be surprised to know that rose-ringed parakeets have become a common feature in London parks, that a plant from the Himalayas can be found in abundance along British riverbanks, and that a...
Leyton-John Gibson

Some festive special guests paid a visit to a County Durham children’s ward last week. Stars from this year’s Gala Theatre pantomime called in at the Treetops Ward, in...
Durham Cathedral in Lego Wins Two Awards and May Win Another

A few months ago this magazine reported on a scale model of Durham Cathedral made entirely out of Lego. In addition to raising over £300,000 to help with the cost of the cathedral’s Open...
STRICTLY ST CUTHBERT’S

Armchair dancers across the Country are once again engrossed in the BBC Dance Spectacular Strictly Come Dancing, and the bets are on about who will be sent to the back benches first. Many of us watching...
Tabby landscape

County Durham’s families are to be treated to a new live theatre spectacular this Autumn. Tabby McTat the Busker’s Cat – from the creators of The Gruffalo – will be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre...
photo courtesy of Tiocfiadh ar la 1916, from Flickr Creative Commons

Durham City has once again returned Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods as its Labour MP. Dr Blackman Woods has held the seat since 2005. In 2015, she had an impressive majority of 11,439, but that was boosted...

Staff and supporters of a Durham school will complete an epic bike ride to raise much needed cash. A team of six cyclists will face a 150-mile challenge to raise money for a new outdoor-activities...

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