Arts & Culture

New Book Featuring The Roman Civilisation On County Durham’s Development To Be Released

A new book that is the first to detail the influence that Roman civilisation had on the development of County Durham is set to go on sale. Roman County Durham: The Eastern Hinterland of Hadrian’s Wall covers how the Romans’ network of roads, forts and farming communities formed a vital part of the infrastructure that […]
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Durham School Celebrating Pupils’ Success In Securing A Place In National Finals

The Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation (DCSF) Equestrian team competed for the 1st time in the Tri County Schools Championship, winning their events and qualifying for the National Finals. The group of girls Olivia Graham (Year 11), Edie Cracknell (Year 9), Chloe Johnson (Year 8) and Lola Cracknell (Year 6) are the first team to represent […]
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Durham’s Largest Beer Garden Returns To Hardwick Hall Hotel

 GROUPS CAN make the most of outdoor drinks, street food and a stunning view when County Durham’s largest beer garden opens on Monday (12 April). The grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel, at Sedgefield, will once again transform into a huge outdoor drinking and dining area next week, after the success of the beer garden last […]
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Taylor Wimpey Donates Easter Eggs To The Children Unit At Wansbeck General Hospital

Taylor Wimpey North East has lifted spirits at Wansbeck General Hospital following the donation of 40 Easter eggs to the children’s unit.   The sweet treats were provided just in time for the Easter weekend and were also accompanied by colouring sheets and pencils, giving patients on the ward fun activities to keep them occupied during their stay. Brenda […]
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Schoolchildren Spreading Kindness Through Postcards Across Durham

Pupils at a Peterlee primary school have been hard at work creating kindness projects to spread smiles and happiness across the North East. One project has seen children from Years two and three at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School – part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust – design postcards and writes […]
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New Dance Film “Macho” Challenges The Stigma Behind Masculinity and Men’s Mental Health

MACHO Choreographed and directed by Michael Heatley, Artistic Director  Hit the Ground Running Dance Theatre Company Available to watch on YouTube from Monday 10 May A new dance film is being widely released this Mental Health Awareness Week to challenge stereotypes around masculinity and men’s mental health. Produced by Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre […]
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County’s Record Office Offering Online Creative Workshops This Easter

Youngsters can enjoy fun art activities in the comfort of their own home this Easter and earn a qualification at the same time. Durham County Council’s Durham County Record Office is using funding from Arts Council England to give children and young people the chance to get creative online. Next week families can sign up […]
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World Social Work Day 2021 Celebrated Virtually Across Durham

Social workers across County Durham have been celebrated as part of World Social Work Day. Taking part in a number of activities to mark the day, staff at Durham County Council have been thanked for their continued support of vulnerable residents, particularly throughout the pandemic. The council’s heads of adult care and children’s social care […]
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Living Museum of the North plans to Reopen Outdoor Areas from 12th April

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North plans to reopen its outdoor areas from 12th April, under Step 2 of the government’s COVID-19 roadmap. The open-air museum will be able to reopen its grounds only under Step 2, subject to the government timeline for the easing of lockdown restrictions. Visitors will be able to take […]
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Council Cabinet Approves New Leisure Centre Sites

Durham County Council’s Cabinet has approved the preferred sites in Seaham, Chester-le-Street and Bishop Auckland, which will support the county’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, regenerate local communities and improve the physical and mental health of residents. The new build centres are part of the council’s multi-million-pound leisure transformation programme, which aims to develop […]
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