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50th anniversary of German link is heralded with a tune
Published January 23, 2019 3.37pm
Members of a County Durham brass band were welcomed as guests of honour to the county's twinned town of Tübingen this month.
Holocaust survivor will tell of heart-rending experiences at genocide memorial event
Published January 17, 2019 10.05am
Bishop Auckland Town Hall will host a day of moving events as Holocaust Memorial Day remembers victims of the Holocaust and genocides.
Acclaimed exhibition reveals First World War women on the frontline
Published January 16, 2019 11.55am
A nationally acclaimed exhibition showing rare photographs taken by women on the frontline is set to stir audiences as it comes to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
Celebrated orchestra to open Durham Vocal Festival with Handel's Messiah
Published January 14, 2019 2.23pm
A world famous orchestra will perform Handel's hugely popular Messiah on the opening night of a vibrant vocal music festival.
Movies, music and family fun in theatre's new programme
Published December 14, 2018 2.10pm
TV comedy stars, stage performances of children's favourite stories and a women-only wartime photography exhibition are coming to Bishop Auckland this spring, alongside a range of impressive comedy and music performances.
Vocal Festival will fill Durham with song once again
Published December 07, 2018 1.59pm
Durham Vocal Festival is set to return for a third year, promising world famous artists, thousands of performers and two world premieres.
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.
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.