Things to Do in Durham

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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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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Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The Covid-19 Vaccine

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine in December and was looking forward to getting his second injection on January 5th.   Richard and his team had worked with Bernard earlier in the year to successfully help him get information about […]
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Shildon Althetics Club Refurbished Thanks To Council’s Funding

A revamped athletics stadium can now offer sports clubs and the community access to even more high-quality facilities after receiving a funding boost. Earlier this year, Shildon Athletics Club underwent a £250,000 refurbishment to secure the venue’s future and provide enhanced facilities for the benefit of residents and the clubs that train there. Funded by […]
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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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ELEMIS Skincare Brand Joins Spa Ramside Hall Hotel

Those heading to a North East spa can now enjoy the celebrity treatment, thanks to the arrival of an award-winning skincare brand. The Spa at Ramside, at County Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, has introduced a range of treatments from skincare pioneers ELEMIS, which boasts famous fans including the likes of Kate Hudson, […]
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Beamish Museum Launches Video Calls With Father Christmas

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is bringing festive cheer to families during lockdown by launching video calls with Father Christmas. The open air museum has closed its doors due to the national COVID-19 restrictions but wanted to make sure children didn’t miss out on a chance to meet Father Christmas, a popular tradition […]
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Full Virtual Events’ Program To Mark Remembrance Day

Following its announcement in October that six landmarks across the county would be lit up in red to mark Remembrance Day, Durham County Council has now unveiled its full programme of online events and virtual content, taking place between 8-11 November. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many traditional services, parades and wreath laying ceremonies […]
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More Libraries To Reopen Across County Durham

A further eight libraries across County Durham will once more open their doors from next week. Durham County Council has already reopened three-quarters of its libraries since lockdown restrictions were introduced in March, allowing visitors to choose their own books straight from the shelves or access public computers. From Monday 2 November, Annfield Plain; Ferryhill; […]
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