Arts & Culture

The Auckland Project: A Spring Reawakening with Art, History, and Music

The Auckland Project is re-open after its winter hiatus with a new events programme bringing together art, history and music at its historic site in the heart of Bishop Auckland. A new exhibition, Nature and the Ideal: Pioneers of British Landscape opens in the Bishop Trevor Gallery at Auckland Castle on 13th March, highlighting a […]
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Gala Durham’s Cinderella Delights Over 30,000 Theatre-Goers: A Magical Recap

The midnight hour has chimed for Gala Durham’s enchanting pantomime, Cinderella, with over 30,000 theatre attendees partaking in the merriment. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the magical production featured a talented North East cast who delivered 73 unforgettable performances at the Durham City venue.  One audience member described the pantomime as “absolutely brilliant”, adding: […]
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Ken Loach Reflects on Filmmaking, “The Old Oak,” and Future Prospects in Durham Magazine Interview

Durham Magazine recently had the privilege of interviewing the legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach. Renowned for his poignant and socially conscious cinema, Loach, at 87, remains as passionate as ever about his craft and the stories he tells. The interview provided deep insights into his personal connection with filmmaking, his latest work “The Old Oak,” […]
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Rod Stewart and Boy George to Perform at Durham Seat Unique Riverside

Legendary musicians Rod Stewart and Boy George are set to share the stage for a one-night-only performance at Durham’s Seat Unique Riverside on June 30th, 2023. Fans can expect a night of unforgettable hits from both artists, as they come together for what promises to be an incredible show. Don’t miss your chance to see these two icons perform together live!
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Discover a Hidden Gem: Rare Durham Map to Hit the Auction at the Northern Antiques Fair

Don’t miss the highly anticipated return of the Northern Antiques Fair, a captivating event that will ignite your imagination with its array of creative ideas and remarkable works of art spanning various historical periods. The fair will take place at The Garden Rooms, located at Tennants on Harmby Road in Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG, […]
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How I Went from Living on a Remote Sheep Farm to Interviewing Hollywood Stars on the Red Carpet

After being orphaned at the age of seven, Phil Mews remained on his family sheep farm in County Durham and was brought up by his grandmother. After deciding that farming wasn’t for him, he studied Performing Arts at University before landing his first big job in TV… looking after Barbara Windsor! Working with Barbara for […]
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Celebrating County Durham’s Volunteers

Volunteers who help run community events and activities across County Durham are being thanked for their hard work and commitment as part of National Volunteer Week. Durham County Council is recognising thousands of volunteers and the essential contribution they make to its services, during a series of celebration events to mark the occasion. Celebration activities […]
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Steven Moore Solo Concert on His Yamaha Five-octave Marimba

As people get older, the potential of achieving their dreams gets put to one side. Steven Moore ignored people’s negative comments and set out to achieve his dream of becoming a soloist. Despite the national lockdown and undergoing several surgeries for his Crohn’s disease,  Steven achieved his master’s degree in music performance and is now looking […]
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