Wednesday, January 22, 2020



The Rolling Stones 2

For one night only, a play charting the incredible history of one of England’s most successful bands will be calling in at Durham City’s Gala Theatre. The Rolling Stones Story will be staged at the...
photo courtesy of Paul Simpson, from Flickr Creative Commons

A music festival that was due to be a key part of the Durham Miners’ Gala 2017 has been cancelled.  The Marras Festival – which would have been held at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus...
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...
Children sing an adapted version of the 12 days of Christmas at Blue Coat Church of England Junior School in Durham as part of the Litter Heroes campaign. Katrina Du, nine, Isobel Black, nine, Oliver Talks, eight and Alex Bailey, 10. Photo by: Silverbird Photography Emily Carey (www.silverbirdphotography.com)

County Durham kids have written and recorded a somewhat different take on the classic Yuletide favourite The Twelve Days of Christmas. Children from Bluecoat Church of England Junior School...
Addams Family 3

The Addams Family – the creepy, macabre and often darkly funny take on the all-American family unit – are set to entertain Durham theatre goers this week. Having already been the subject of several films...
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...
Secret Garden

A classic children’s story will be brought to life in Durham’s Wharton Park this weekend. Saturday 10th August will see a performance of The Secret Garden – based on the 1911 novel by Francis Hodgson...
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Five north-east artists have been chosen to contribute to Lumiere 2017, the festival of lights that will illuminate Durham this autumn. Earlier this year, the organisers of Lumiere 2017 made an open call for ideas...
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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...
Library 2

County Durham booklovers will soon have the chance to listen to many of the works of their favourite authors – all for free. Hundreds more online audiobooks have now been made available to library users...

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