Arts & Culture

This is Lumiere 2021

This is Lumiere 2021 Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, will return to Durham in November Across four magical winter evenings from 18-21 November…


Laurel Avenue Community Primary Goes Green Marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

A County Durham primary school has been selected to take part in a tree-planting initiative to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022. One primary school in every city across the UK has been chosen as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project, with Laurel Avenue Community Primary School being selected for Durham City. Alongside […]
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Showcasing Durham’s Hidden Gems During Heritage Open Days

England’s largest festival of culture and history returns this week, offering free access to some of County Durham’s hidden gems. Heritage Open Days will run from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September, and cultural venues and heritage sites across County Durham are taking part. The full programme reflects the rich heritage that exists in […]
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Heritage Open Days 2021

Heritage Open Days 2021 Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and…


Want To Trace Your Family History?

A new family history course gets underway this month, helping County Durham residents to unearth their family tree. Following its success earlier this year, Durham County Record Office is once again offering the online course for people who would like an introduction to family history research. The course is comprised of three talks and will […]
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Take Advantage of the Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy Dig for Victory!

From Land Girls, Lumberjills and the Home Guard to military vehicles, fun family activities and ration cooking, there’s so much to discover at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North during Dig for Victory this week. Set in and around The 1940s Farm, the popular event, which runs from 2nd to 5th September, tells the […]
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Durham Classic Car Show

On August Bank Holiday Monday 2021, we’re looking forward to once again filling the heart of the city of Durham with classic…


Thea Caine Recognised By International Wildlife Charity For Her Passion To Protect Wildlife

Nine-year-old Thea Caine has today been unveiled as Born Free’s newest Junior Ambassador in recognition of her significant contribution towards wildlife conservation and environmental protection. Thea, who lives in Burnopfield, County Durham, has been passionate about making a positive difference for wild animals for the past four years. She is delighted to have been recognised […]
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Food Fans Enjoy A Flavourful Weekend In Seaham!

County Durham’s foodies made the most of the sunshine and showers to enjoy this year’s Seaham Food Festival. Thousands of people visited the Durham County Council festival over the weekend to support independent traders, boost business recovery and enjoy two days of outdoor theatre, music and taster activities. Traders and town centre businesses have thanked […]
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