Durham News and Events

Planning your Durham trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Durham such as events and attractions, to make your Durham visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Durham, you’ll find everything you need for your Durham holiday on Whats On in Durham.com. Our What’s On Durham guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Durham – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Durham by checking out our News and Events page.

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Local News

There’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Durham.

Whats on in Durham – Local News

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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Upgrades to County Durham’s National Cycle Route 1

Durham County Council has been able to extend its current work on the county’s 23-mile stretch of the National Cycle Route 1 (NCN1), which runs from Dover to the Shetland Isles, thanks to additional funding. Following an award of almost £1 million last year, the council received a further grant of £240,000 from the Department […]
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Five ‘Levelling Up Fund’ Bids Made for County Durham

Bids totalling almost £100 million have been submitted to government to help enhance transport, regeneration, town centres and culture. The Council has submitted the bids to the Levelling Up Fund for five of its parliamentary constituencies. It follows its success in the first round of funding bids, which saw £20 million secured for Bishop Auckland. […]
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Making Travel More Active across County Durham

Residents in County Durham now have even more opportunities to get on their bikes or enjoy their surroundings on foot. Durham County Council’s ambitious plan to create an active travel corridor in Newton Aycliffe is now complete following £650,000 in funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The corridor runs alongside the A167 between Moore […]
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Celebrating County Durham’s Volunteers

Volunteers who help run community events and activities across County Durham are being thanked for their hard work and commitment as part of National Volunteer Week. Durham County Council is recognising thousands of volunteers and the essential contribution they make to its services, during a series of celebration events to mark the occasion. Celebration activities […]
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Events Calendar

The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for family and kids.

Upcoming Events

  1. Unity is Strength: Durham Miners’ Gala

    22 June @ 11:00 am - 30 December @ 4:00 pm
  2. Dali / El Greco: Christ on the Cross

    9 July @ 11:00 am - 4 December @ 3:00 pm
  3. 21st Century ABBA and Elton

    4 November @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
  4. 21st Century ABBA and Elton

    5 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm