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Brass festival to enrich children's lives throughout the year
Published September 12, 2019 10.42am
With the new school year now in full swing, youngsters have embarked on a potentially life-changing musical adventure.
Bishop Auckland on Film screening
Published September 11, 2019 12.40pm
Archive film footage of Bishop Auckland will be shown on the big screen this weekend as part of a festival celebrating the town's heritage.
Transforming plastic waste into glittering works of art
Published September 11, 2019 9.55am
Plastic bottles will be transformed into a unique and eco-friendly art installation when communities across County Durham come together ahead of Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival.
New festival to celebrate town's rich heritage
Published September 05, 2019 12.51pm
A two-week festival celebrating Bishop Auckland's rich and varied history is set to take place later this month.
Entertaining autumn in store at County Durham theatre
Published September 05, 2019 12.44pm
Magic carpet rides, pop icons and a chilling desert island adventure - an exhilarating autumn awaits at a County Durham theatre.
Be part of this year's spectacular Lumiere as a Festival Maker
Published August 30, 2019 11.42am
Festival fanatics are being reminded to take the opportunity to be part of the UK's largest light festival.
Explore for free with County Durham Heritage Open Days
Published August 30, 2019 11.02am
People can enjoy free access to more than 80 venues across County Durham next month, as part of England's largest festival of history and culture.
Follow the branches to find your family roots
Published August 28, 2019 10.28am
A series of family history courses invite new and experienced heritage-seekers to find out about their past.
Hush creator to continue Apollo Pavilion celebrations
Published August 23, 2019 3.13pm
A unique County Durham landmark is to be transformed by a celebrated local artist as part of a year of celebrations to mark its half-century.
Peterlee Pathways' sensational summer carnival
Published August 21, 2019 12.16pm
Adults with disabilities enjoyed all the fun of the fair with their families and carers at a circus-themed celebration in County Durham.
Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2019
Published August 19, 2019 2.42pm
Our annual literary festival returns this October with headline guests including Louis de Bernières, Jung Chang, Caroline Criado Perez, Carrie Gracie, Mark Haddon, Joanne Harris, Kerry Hudson, Alexander McCall Smith, Roger McGough, Suzanne Moore, David Nicholls, Elif Shafak, Colm Tóibín, and Kirsty Wark.
Global debut of Paula's Families on Track brings out the smiles in Durham
Published July 29, 2019 9.40am
Wet weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of 100 families who signed up for the first ever Paula's Families on Track event in Durham on Saturday.
Thousands take on the heat and hills in the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races
Published July 26, 2019 10.20am
Thousands of runners have taken to the streets of Durham on the hottest day of the year, cheered on by big crowds of spectators.
Changes to arrangements for the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k
Published July 24, 2019 4.16pm
After a burst water main led to an emergency closure of the A167 northbound at Neville's Cross in Durham, Events of the North and us have issued a statement about changes to arrangements for the Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10k and 5k races on Thursday evening.
Our initiative gives Durham families free chance to be part of world first with Paula Radcliffe
Published July 23, 2019 3.27pm
County Durham families have been given the chance to be inspired by marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe when they take part in a brand-new running initiative later this month.
Apollo Pavilion 50th birthday celebration
Published July 15, 2019 12.04pm
It's a day that marks half a century of one of the most celebrated moments in history - and one that is commemorated in County Durham in truly unique style.
What's on this summer
Published June 28, 2019 9.00am
Our summer guide provides lots of ideas and suggestions for events, activities and venues that will provide the perfect day out.
Cricket World Cup fever gripping County Durham
Published June 24, 2019 10.42am
Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world's biggest sport events is now just days away from arriving in County Durham.
Seaham Food Festival Saturday cancelled - will go ahead tomorrow
Published June 08, 2019 10.48am
Organisers of Seaham Food Festival have taken the very difficult decision to cancel today's events due to the horrendous weather.
Call for volunteers to make Durham shine as Lumiere returns
Published May 31, 2019 11.15am
The UK's largest light festival is set to return with shining splendour this November, and organisers are calling for people to be part of it.