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Get hands-on with the DLI Collection at Bank Holiday event
Published May 22, 2018 9.23am
Families can learn more about the history of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) at a special hands-on Bank Holiday event.
Brandon artist brings installation to Gala Gallery
Published May 15, 2018 12.10pm
An artist from County Durham is bringing a new exhibition to the city as part of a visual arts festival taking place this summer.
Commonwealth Games cyclists battle it out in Durham
Published May 09, 2018 1.08pm
Two Commonwealth Games heroes from Great Ayton are heading back to the north east this month as the Tour Series returns to Durham.
BRASS is back for 2018
Published May 04, 2018 11.18am
County Durham's loudest festival is back - with brilliant bands and musicians heading to the region for a ten-day celebration of all things brass.
Thousands inspired at Durham Adventure Festival
Published May 04, 2018 10.34am
Thousands of people have been left inspired to do something different after the first Durham Adventure Festival.
Bank Holiday children's sessions at Killhope
Published April 30, 2018 4.10pm
From sand art to water rockets, there's lots of exciting things to make and do at a County Durham museum this Bank Holiday weekend.
Durham to host three Cricket World Cup 2019 matches
Published April 27, 2018 2.24pm
Durham will host three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, including England's final group game against New Zealand, the ICC has announced.
Children celebrate Commonwealth in city centre parade
Published April 25, 2018 3.58pm
Hundreds of schoolchildren from County Durham and beyond came together today to celebrate the Commonwealth with a colourful procession through the centre of Durham City.
401 marathon man inspires novice to tackle city run for suicide prevention charity
Published April 25, 2018 3.09pm
Ben Smith, who transformed his life through running and completed 401 marathons in 401 days to raise money for anti-bullying charities, has signed up to run this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run in July.
Artists invited to showcase work at new festival
Published April 25, 2018 11.45am
A new visual arts festival is coming to Durham - and North East artists are invited to get involved.
County Durham artwork will feature messages from the public
Published April 18, 2018 10.42am
Picture this! The iconic landscapes, buildings and people of County Durham are to be represented in a massive mural created using the words of the public.
Muddy Mayhem set to return in September
Published February 06, 2018 12.50pm
Thrill seeking early birds are invited to sign up to take on the dirtiest of challenges as Muddy Mayhem returns.
Lumiere 2017 in Durham closes on a high note as festival organisers Artichoke redraw the city in light
Published November 20, 2017 10.17am
Organisers declared Lumiere a resounding success as the fifth Lumiere festival in Durham drew to a close last night, Sunday 19 November 2017 at 11.00pm.
Full programme announced for Lumiere
Published October 16, 2017 4.47pm
Programme information for Lumiere 2017, running from Thursday 16 until Sunday 19 November 2017, 4:30pm until 11.00pm.
Artichoke announces ticketing information for this year's Lumiere festival, 16-19 November
Published October 05, 2017 6.58pm
With excitement growing following last month's sneak preview of the sparkling Lumiere line-up this year, Artichoke has announced plans for ticket availability for the fifth Lumiere festival, 16-19 November.
Durham businesses urged to go on the run in new corporate challenge
Published April 27, 2017 12.33pm
Businesses in Durham are being encouraged to show their competitive side as part of this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run.
Relaxed Performance is a first for the Gala Theatre
Published December 21, 2016 10.31am
The Gala Theatre is to host its first ever special pantomime performance designed for audience members with extra sensory needs.
Nursery uses spectacular summer of culture to inspire children's education
Published August 26, 2016 12.12pm
A nursery is using Durham's spectacular summer of culture to teach children about the history and heritage of their local community.