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Norman Cornish centenary celebrations 2019
Published March 12, 2019 9.35am
The artist's family, and galleries across County Durham, are launching a year-long centenary focus on one of the North East's most celebrated artists, Norman Cornish - famous for capturing the hard-lived but often bright lives, despite adversity, faced in mining communities in the 20th century.
Adventure guaranteed on World Book Day
Published March 05, 2019 1.42pm
Scale new heights and begin your own adventure at your local library this World Book Day.
New Durham City Run Festival promises three days of fun for every generation
Published February 20, 2019 2.03pm
Ourselves and Events of the North have revealed plans for a new three-day running festival in the city centre.
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.
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.
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.