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The Auckland Project Unveils Its Redeveloped Gardens and Celebrates with New Events

The Auckland Project, founded by philanthropists Jonathan and Jane Ruffer, proudly revealed the redesigned Walled Garden on Saturday, 25th May. This significant project has been nearly a decade in the making and represents a remarkable blend of history, art, and creativity. A Garden Reimagined by Pip Morrison The redesigned garden is the brainchild of Pip […]
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Farm Cats in Need: Could Your Outdoor Space Be Their New Home?

Do you have the space for a farm cat? The RSPCA has issued a desperate plea to find homes for farm cats who prefer exploring the great outdoors rather than curling up on a lap. Farm cats, or outdoorsy cats, don’t necessarily have to live on a farm but are looking for a home with […]
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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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Explore County Durham’s Rich Heritage for Free: Heritage Open Days 2023

Starting next week, County Durham will offer over 40 venues and attractions for families to visit at no cost. Durham County Council is sharing details of the 46 places taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days, a national event that celebrates the architectural and cultural sites across England.  From Friday 8 to Sunday 17 […]
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Immerse Yourself in History: Killhope Lead Mining Museum’s Summer Holiday Program Revealed

The summer holiday program at Killhope Lead Mining Museum has been announced. This beloved museum in County Durham is offering a variety of free activities throughout July and August. Visitors can look forward to engaging theatre performances, captivating science demonstrations, and even the opportunity to experience a day as a blacksmith. Located in the picturesque […]
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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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