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Talks aim to shed light on the Marquesses of Londonderry
Published February 16, 2018 1.50pm
The Durham County Record Office is hosting a series of talks on the Marquesses of Londonderry, a wealthy and influential family who owned significant parts of County Durham and were responsible for the building of Seaham Harbour, amongst other landmarks.
Britain's finest chefs come to the North East
Published February 15, 2018 12.21pm
Two of Britain's finest chefs are heading for the North East as Dan Doherty and Jack Stein bring their culinary talents to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, taking place from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April.
TV's Candice Brown looking forward to Bishop Auckland Food Festival debut
Published February 06, 2018 1.11pm
One of Britain's most recognisable bakers is looking forward to visiting the North East as she brings her showstopping style to this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
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.
Prince Bishops Durham City Run set to grow
Published February 01, 2018 11.08am
Plans to expand the Prince Bishops Durham City Run for 2018 have been revealed.
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.
The Charlie Chaplin Story comes to the Gala Theatre
Published June 24, 2016 2.00pm
The Charlie Chaplin Story, a hilarious and heart-warming musical about one of the true icons of cinema, is coming to the Gala Theatre on Sunday 3 July.
Funky jazz and howling Hammonds - The James Taylor Quarter comes to Durham
Published May 26, 2016 2.31pm
The James Taylor Quartet, who have set the standard for the coolest sounds in acid jazz for over a quarter of a century, are coming to Gala Theatre on Saturday 4 June at 7.30pm.