Arts & Culture

A Bosnian Refugee To Speak On Struggle And Survival During Genocide

A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The moving talk will form part of Durham County Council’s annual events to remember the victims of genocides throughout the world. International Holocaust Memorial Day […]
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Fun Arts Program For The Elderly To Continue Enriching Lives in 2021

A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts. Artful Age provides opportunities for older people in East Durham to make friends and grow their appreciation of the arts, from singing and dancing, to creating their own art […]
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Work Being Undertaken At Durham Town Hall To Preserve Its History

Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come. Durham Town Hall has been central to the city from as far back as the 14th century and is a popular site to learn about County Durham’s heritage. The building has attracted almost 16,000 […]
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County Durham Schoolchildren Get Creative With Covid-19 Caution Poster Designs

School pupils in County Durham got creative to design posters aimed at reinforcing the important handwashing message as part of the fight against coronavirus. Durham County Council’s competition for primary schools and early years settings across the county asked youngsters to come up with ideas for how best to raise awareness of the message about […]
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Trace Ancestors With Durham County Record Office’s New Online Sessions

People hoping to kick off 2021 by finding out more about what lurks in their family tree can do so through new online sessions with Durham County Record Office. Following a series of successful online taster sessions last year, the Record Office is running an online family history course aimed at people who’ve thought about […]
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UK Public Invited To Create BRILLIANT Artwork For Lumiere

Today, Monday 11 January, Artichoke, the producers of extraordinary large-scale events, has launched BRILLIANT, a £50,000 nationwide commissioning scheme for new works for the UK’s leading light art event. Six awards will be made, with the works to be shown alongside those of internationally-renowned artists at Lumiere, which is commissioned by Durham County Council and […]
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100 Cherry Trees Planted In Commemoration Of Japan And The UK’s 150 Years Of Friendship

One hundred cherry trees have been planted at a County Durham park, marking 150 years of friendship between Japan and the UK. As part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, Durham County Council has worked with sponsors NSK to ensure County Durham was included in the scheme to plant more than 5,000 trees throughout the […]
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Richard Holden Leads Call To Support Outdoor Education

North West Durham MP Richard Holden is leading calls for the Government to provide decisive support for outdoor education residential centres which have been badly affected by restrictions introduced in response to the public health crisis this year. Small outdoor education centres – like Weardale Adventure Centre in Ireshopeburn in Richard’s constituency – have not […]
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A Love For Gardening Among Children In County Durham

A love of gardening is growing amongst children in County Durham thanks to a school’s community garden. Developed by staff and pupils at Bearpark Primary School, the garden is providing pupils with an opportunity to spend time outdoors and learn some life skills. Thanks to generous donations from local suppliers, children have been working with […]
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Durham High School won’t let Covid-19 spoil its traditional Christmas performances

School’s Nativity Stars Seen Online in Australia Wise men and women from a Durham school have found a way to make sure that the COVID Grinch doesn’t spoil a traditional Christmas family favourite. Durham High School has taken the positive step of ‘live streaming’ their traditional Christmas pupil’s performances so that the Tier Three restrictions […]
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