Food & Drink

Free Food Festival In County Durham Expected To Take Place Between 7-8 August

A free food festival is set to return to a County Durham seaside town this year with measures in place to keep people safe. Subject to coronavirus restrictions, Seaham Food Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August. This will be followed by Bishop Auckland Food Festival in October, with dates to […]
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New Community Food Bank To Support County Durham Residents

A new community pantry and food bank will open its doors to County Durham residents next week. East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership (AAP), one of Durham County Council’s 14 AAPs, has donated more than £11,000 to the Coxhoe and Area Community Pantry. Targeting those in Coxhoe and its surrounding villages, the pantry aims […]
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New Virtual Course Bringing Medieval Easter To Your Easter To Your Dining Table

The intriguing world of medieval Easter will be unearthed at a new virtual course staged by Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle in conjunction with Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS). Building on the success and global reach of their previous two virtual courses, ‘Fast & Feast: A Taste of Easter Past’ will […]
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Charity Distributes Food Parcels To Families This Christmas

Hundreds of food hampers have been given to County Durham families ahead of Christmas after thousands of pounds in funding was granted. Durham County Council pledged £21,000 towards the Feeding Families-run scheme, which helps those who are currently in financial hardship. The facilities team at the council collected a total of 700 hampers from the […]
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Council Steps In With Meals Support Scheme This Half-Term

The council is to step in to support families during next week’s half-term holiday by providing support to those who would normally receive free school meals. Senior members of Durham County Council’s Cabinet have met to discuss a scheme to provide support for eligible families. The urgent talks follow Wednesday’s House of Commons vote against […]
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Shake Away The Shakeaway Menu

Last year I, Kushal Gautam, was in Durham, pursuing my Master’s study, a long way from home in Kathmandu, Nepal. After the last day of exams, I, with my friends decided to give ourselves a quick treat of a milkshake at Shakeaway – yes, that’s how boring we engineering students are. In the North Rd, […]
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Cook Delicious Meals For Charity With Spices From Silk Island

At this time of year, the not for profit charity, EmbraceAbility, would usually be throwing some beach-side boogies to raise funds. They are a small charity of volunteers supporting children with disabilities on Koh Dach Island, or Silk Island, in Cambodia. Due to COVID-19, fundraising events have had to be put on hold. Therefore, they […]
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