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Durham Gala Theatre Stars Lead Christmas Storytelling Sessions

Some of County Durham’s school and nursery children last week enjoyed a visit from some very special stars.Kids from St Michael’s RC Primary School in Esh and Busy Bears Children’s Day Nursery in Bearpark...
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Explore County Durham’s Archives and Discover Your Past

People are being urged to explore County Durham’s past this week, by delving into the thousands of documents and records at Durham County Record Office.Durham County Record Office is taking part in the national...
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Second-hand Clothes Swapping ‘Swishing’ Event to Hit Durham

A fashionable version of the traditional jumble sale will be hosted in Durham next month. The ‘swishing’ event will encourage people to donate or swap their unwanted clothes instead of throwing them away.Clothes destined...
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County Durham’s Hardwick Park May Be Voted UK’s Best

The residents of County Durham are being asked to vote for Hardwick Park to help it clinch a prestigious prize. Hardwick Park, a country park near Sedgefield, is one of 14 north east parks nominated...
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German Choir to Perform Mozart’s Requiem at Durham Cathedral

A 50-strong choir from the town of Tubingen, in Germany, is to team up with local musicians to deliver a stunning performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Durham Cathedral.The choir, known as Semiseria, will perform...
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Prepare for Spooky Halloween Fun as Fright Night Returns to Durham

A scary family show is set to return to Durham’s Wharton Park this Halloween.  Following the success of last year’s event, Fright Night will be back on Saturday 28th October – featuring an all-new...
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‘Hell Broke Loose’ – Rare WWI Photos Go on Show in Durham

Rare photographs from the First World War are now on show at Durham County Record Office. The photographs show a British raid on a German trench and are believed to be the only photos in...
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Glittery Drag Inspired Show Coming to Durham Gala

A glittery show inspired by the drag scene and dealing with LGBTQ+ issues will be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre this Friday.Drag Me to Love – by Newcastle-based company Bonnie and the Bonnettes –...
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Spooky Play to Celebrate Ancient History of Durham’s Crook Hall

A play is to bring to life the 800-year-old story of Durham’s grade-one-listed manor house Crook Hall, including the legend of its alleged haunting.The White Lady – a Tapestry of Crook Hall will feature...
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Lumiere Lighting Conference to Draw Delegates from over 70 Cities

A major conference on lighting – which will coincide with the Lumiere festival – is expected to draw international delegates from more than 70 cities to Durham.Architects, engineers, planners, lighting designers and mayors will...

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