Entertainment

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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The Devil’s Stone: A Red Carpet Premiere Unveils County Durham’s Newest Horror Gem

New horror short, The Devil’s Stone was given a red carpet Premiere in Durham at the Odeon Luxe this week. It is a brand-new movie from award-winning County Durham filmmaker Dean Midas. The film features an A-list cast, including American voice actor Roger L. Jackson, the voice of Ghostface in the Scream franchise. Ellie Darcey-Alden […]
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Harry Potter Actress Ellie Darcey-Alden Joins Durham Filmmaker’s Horror Project

Award-winning Durham filmmaker, Dean Midas has completed work on his new horror short, The Devil’s Stone and confirmed some big names have joined the cast. All of Dean’s films are shot using mobile phones in HD quality, using local locations, actors and crew. This has led to them gaining international recognition at several film festivals […]
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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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Meet the Celebrity Chefs Headlining Bishop Auckland Food Festival

This year’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival, organized by Durham County Council, will feature a MasterChef champion and Great British Bake Off runner-up as Sunday headliners. The festival attracted a record 30,000 visitors last year and will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April. Attendees can expect a delightful weekend filled with mouth-watering food […]
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Uncover Crimes Across the Centuries at Beamish Museum

Visit Beamish Museum during February Half Term (18th to 26th February) to investigate crimes of the 1820s, early 1900s, 1940s and 1950s as the museum prepares to open its 1950s police houses later this year. Discover the story of renowned Georgian quilter Joseph Hedley who was murdered in 1826 in an appalling crime that shocked […]
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Celebrating the Bishop Auckland Food Festival with Celebrity Chefs

Organisers of the hugely popular Bishop Auckland Food Festival have confirmed a trio of celebrity chefs will headline the event’s Saturday line-up. The festival, run by Durham County Council, pulled in a record 30,000 visitors last year and returns to the town on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April. A weekend of delicious food and […]
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Durham OnAir Launches on Freeview Channel 277

Durham OnAir, the local radio station for County Durham, has launched on a new free to air Digital TV Radio channel. UK Radio Portal launched nationally on 21st September, available on Freeview Channel 277. The interactive channel will give viewers easy access to a host of new and existing radio stations through their compatible Freeview […]
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Budding actors set to star in Brassed Off at Gala Durham

Six youngsters have been cast in Brassed Off, directed by Conrad Nelson. The production is based on the 1996 film about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band as it enters a national competition. The production is on at Gala Durham, which is run by Durham County Council, from Tuesday 6 September to Saturday […]
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