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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Durham, featuring the best of things to do in Durham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Durham fundraisers and charity events.

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November 2020

David Ford – 2 night residency

27 November @ 7:00 pm - 28 November @ 10:00 pm
Old Cinema Launderette, 38 Marshall Terrace
Durham, DH1 2HX GB
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DAVID FORD 2020 tour Award-winning songwriter, David Ford has a brand new show with some old-school values. After touring the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his most technically ambitious stage production to date, this time Ford is packing away his terrifying array of triggers and loop machines and building a show around his classic songwriting and musicianship, presenting career highlights in a series of stripped-back, intimate performances. Ford’s ability as a songwriter has given rise to a 20-year career…

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Live at Crinnions

28 November @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Crinnions of lanchester, 25 Front Street
Lanchester, DH7 0LA GB
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The Vinyl Chimes - 5 Piece band based in the North East of England covering alternative/indie music from the 1980s. Gig

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December 2020

Dan James – Christmas Rat Pack and Buble Night

4 December @ 7:20 pm - 5 December @ 12:00 am
Ramside Golf Club, Carrville
Durham, DH1 1TD GB
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An evening meal and music from the era of Rat Pack through to modern day crooner Michael Buble. Award Winning Singer, Dan James brings a little black tie glitz to get your Christmas season party going in style. Live music & disco set. More details available from Ramside Golf Club. Tel - 01913869514

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January 2021

Exodus (Durham city centre) new date TBA. Scotty-J Ace Plus more

2nd January 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 3rd January 2021 @ 2:30 am
Klute Durham, Elvet Bridge
Durham, DH1 3AA GB
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Exodus launch night. New date depending on the governments go ahead. Bringing you some of the best headliners the north east has to offer... MC’s Scotty Jay Ace Impulse Turbo D Lyric Double M Special guest DJ’s Danny Eclipse & Illusion With support from - DJ’s Alert, Danny T, Matty G, Olly Smith, Binksy, Skippy Verbal Networks talent - Surge Majestic Newy Newcastle’s up & coming Mc Menace Plus room 2 (clubland/bounce) Djs Beefy Belly Hardstyle Rossi Talo New date…

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March 2021

Kris Drever (Lau)

28th March 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Old Cinema Launderette, 38 Marshall Terrace
Durham, DH1 2HX GB
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KRIS DREVER Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine. His recent single “Scapa Flow 1919” was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish…

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April 2021

Cloudbusting: The Music of Kate Bush

22nd April 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place
Durham, DH1 1WA GB
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This show was originally postponed from April 16th 2020 to November 15th 2020, and has now been further rescheduled to April 22nd 2021 All existing tickets remain valid. ‘If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band…

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May 2021

Aled Jones at Durham Cathedral

3rd May 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Durham Cathedral, The College
Durham, DH1 3EH GB
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40 years since Aled was a choirboy at Bangor Cathedral, he bring his special concert of music and stories to cathedrals throughout the UK. As one of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled Jones has received countless prestigious awards, record-breaking sales and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 37-year career, Aled's outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star, has performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 36 albums…

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