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Composer Writes Music Based on Durham Castle Data

Composer Writes Music Based on Durham Castle Data

A young composer plans to give a concert in Durham Castle – playing music written using data from the ancient building. Jo Coupe analysed large amounts of data concerning things such as visitor numbers,...
Ambitious Plans for New Durham Bus Station

Ambitious Plans for New Durham Bus Station

Plans have been unveiled for a new eight-million-pound bus station on Durham’s North Road. The rebuilding of the city’s bus station will be part of a general overhaul of the whole area around North...
Gala Theatre to Stage Frankenstein

Gala Theatre to Stage Frankenstein

An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein is to be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre.  The play, put on by the touring company Blackeyed Theatre, will be a highly original interpretation of Shelley’s...
Exhibition Gives Insight into 'Food Bank Britain'

Exhibition Gives Insight into ‘Food Bank Britain’

A photography exhibition, recently opened at Durham Town Hall, aims to give the public an insight into the daily life of a food bank. Photographer Carl Joyce, thirty-one, spent ten weeks working with the...
Teaching Assistants Accuse Council of Divide and Rule

Teaching Assistants Accuse Council of Divide and Rule

The long-running dispute between County Durham’s teaching assistants and Durham County Council has taken a new turn. The dispute centres on the Council’s wish to alter contracts so that teaching assistants will only be...
Plan to Make Durham Uni One of World's Best

Plan to Make Durham Uni One of World’s Best

A ten-year plan has been unveiled, with the aim of making every department of Durham University truly world class. The plan also envisages a growth in student numbers of around 4,000 over the next...
Durham to Revisit ‘Lambton Worm’ Legends

Durham to Revisit ‘Lambton Worm’ Legends

A free public talk, scheduled for the evening of 5th October, will shed fresh light on the intriguing north-east legend of the Lambton Worm. Jamie Beckett will look into the medieval origins of the...
Historic Building between Cathedral and Castle to Be Restored

Historic Building between Cathedral and Castle to Be Restored

A little known historic building located on Palace Green between Durham’s Cathedral and Castle is to be restored. The scaffolding is already up around the former Exchequer and Chancery Building and the aim is...

CRY is the Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity. On Saturday they will Walk...

On Saturday 31st September at 11am the Seventh annual CRY Durham Riverside Walk will take place with participants walking the 8-kilometre course around the City.Walkers may sign up on the day to join in...

Miners’ Band to Play at Bishop’s Funeral

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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