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Santa arrives at Hardwick Park
Published December 09, 2019 11.15am
Father Christmas will be welcoming visitors to his festive yurt for two weekends in the lead up to Christmas.
Roll up, roll up for a new interactive exhibition
Published November 27, 2019 10.11am
Families are invited to join in with all the fun of the fair when an engaging new art exhibition and a series of live dance performances premiere at a Durham City art gallery.
Magic for all with accessible Christmas theatre shows
Published November 22, 2019 10.38am
A Durham City theatre will host a series of accessible performances, including its first ever captioned show, to enable everyone to enjoy its festive events.
Lumiere Durham celebrates ten years and a million visitors
Published November 18, 2019 11.49am
The tenth anniversary edition of Lumiere Durham closed last night, Sunday 17 November, after four spectacular evenings showcasing light art across the city. Hundreds of thousands of people braved incessant rain to experience the event.
Children's festival shines light on faith celebrations
Published November 11, 2019 10.08am
Pupils from primary schools across County Durham learnt how people of different religions use light to celebrate their faith at a festival this month.
Lumiere traffic and travel
Published November 06, 2019 2.01pm
With the UK's largest light festival less than a week away, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey in advance.
Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival 2020
Published October 31, 2019 10.03am
A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year.
Durham park to host fang-tastic Halloween circus show
Published October 16, 2019 10.50am
Families can enjoy an evening full of frighteningly good circus fun in Durham City's Wharton Park this Halloween.
Dates announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020
Published September 26, 2019 11.13am
A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when it returns next year.
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.
Durham City Chinese New Year Celebrations
Published January 28, 2019 11.35am
Durham is preparing to celebrate the entry of the Year of the Pig in true Chinese style.
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.