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Lumiere returns with Director's Cut of past festival favourites for 10th anniversary edition
Published November 14, 2018 9.25am
The biennial Lumiere light festival, produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by the council, will return to Durham city from the 14 to 17 November 2019. Lumiere 2019 will mark 10 years since the festival first launched in Durham in 2009.
Something wicked this way comes
Published October 18, 2018 2.37pm
There's more than just tricks, but real family treats, in a spellbinding programme of Halloween events in County Durham parks this month.
Local jokesters, TV favourites and a fun final farewell at Gala Theatre this autumn
Published August 17, 2018 9.30am
Side splitting stand-ups and hilarious impressionists are part of the top-class line up at Durham's Gala Theatre this autumn, bringing a combination of observational humour, music, satire and more.
It's official! UK's largest light festival 10th anniversary spectacular will Help Durham Shine
Published July 11, 2018 1.19pm
Durham will host its most ambitious ever Lumiere light festival in 2019, featuring a selection of some favourites from the past decade of festivals.
What's on this summer
Published June 18, 2018 11.48am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.