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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.
Experience the sights and sounds of Roman life
Published August 21, 2019 12.42pm
A Roman encampment - complete with soldiers, traders and traditional artisans - will be brought to life in County Durham next week.
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.
Discover The Secret Garden at Wharton Park
Published August 06, 2019 1.14pm
A classic tale of friendship and discovery will be brought to life as The Secret Garden comes to Wharton Park this Saturday.
Young people invited for theatre take over
Published August 01, 2019 9.12am
Young people are invited to put on a show of their own making, thanks to a special summer school at the Gala Theatre.
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.
Stars of tomorrow to shine when Chicago arrives in Durham
Published July 26, 2019 1.58pm
Up and coming young actors from across County Durham will transport audiences to roaring twenties Chicago this summer.
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.
Get crafty this half-term at your local library
Published May 24, 2019 11.29am
Durham County Council libraries will be hosting craft sessions to round off the half term holidays.
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.