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Experience the Magic of Hogwarts like Famous Wizard Harry Potter at the historic Durham...

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...
The Two Fridas, 1939 (oil on canvas)

Films about 3 World-Changing Artists Coming to Durham Gala

Durham’s Gala Theatre and Cinema is to show films about three very different artists whose output shook up the art world.Italian Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and British...

Everything is Corona-Cancelled! Including School

Yesterday, the Council announced the cancellation of next month’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival, with stallholders and those who had bought tickets to receive full refunds. That was just a warm up. Today, a further slew...

Council Works with Schools Towards a Phased Reopening

Schools in County Durham are being advised that they should only start a phased reopening when they 'feel' it is safe to do so, following the Government’s announcement on the phased return. Durham County Council...

Council’s Adult Learning Skills Service Helping Hundreds

The home delivery of learning packages means that, to date, 274 adults and 414 children have continued to engage with East Durham Trust, which delivers community learning on behalf of The Council’s Adult Learning...

County Durham Leisure Centres Re-Engineered From 27 July

The Council will begin a phased re-engineering of its indoor leisure facilities from Monday, 27 July, in line with the cycling of lockdown restrictions across the country and in accordance with antisocial engineering. Initially, only...
Wood wedding DCRO

Trace your Family Tree in County Durham this Spring

County Durham’s residents will soon have the chance to learn how to trace their family histories.This spring will see the return of the popular Family History Course at Durham County Record Office.The course will...
photo courtesy of Dave Lawler, from Flickr Creative Commons

Smartphone App for Toddlers to Be Trialled at Durham University

A smartphone app aimed at the parents of toddlers is to be trialled at Durham University. The EasyPeasy app sends activities and tips to parents with the purpose of improving the language and communication...
Cockton Hill Infants Slow to 20 - v2

County Durham Kids Get Poetic for Road Safety

A performance poet has been helping kids from four County Durham primary schools get creative in the cause of road safety.In a series of workshops organised by Durham County Council, Bernard Young visited Our...
Mathew Gent

West End Star Coming Home to Durham for BRASS Festival

A star of London’s West End will be returning to his Durham roots to perform at the city’s BRASS festival.Matt Gent, from Page Bank near Spennymoor, learnt his stagecraft at Durham’s Gala Theatre Stage...

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