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BBC investment recognises the talent and potential of North East
Published September 22, 2021 1.46pm
News the BBC is to make its biggest investment in the North East in decades has been welcomed by the partnership spearheading County Durham's Bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.
Members asked to consider next stage of proposals to invest in former DLI Museum
Published September 21, 2021 4.43pm
Options for the future display of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Collection and Archive will be discussed next week, as well as potential uses for the former DLI museum building and its grounds.
Traders ready to share their produce at Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published September 17, 2021 10.15am
Foodies can look forward to a weekend of tasty treats and delicious dishes as traders across County Durham and beyond prepare to show off their produce at Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Arts Council England announces commitment to County Durham
Published September 16, 2021 12.30pm
Arts Council England has announced that County Durham will be one of 15 priority places in the North where it intends to develop new opportunities for investment, as part of the publication of its three-year Delivery Plan for 2021 - 2024.
Travel back in time at popular heritage festival
Published September 16, 2021 10.10am
A heritage festival is bringing the rich history of a North East market town to life, while celebrating the anniversary of the world's first passenger railway.
Exploring life Through Soldiers' Eyes
Published September 13, 2021 10.47am
A free exhibition featuring artwork from veterans and the Armed Forces community officially opened to the public at the weekend.
Heritage Open Days showcase diversity of County Durham's cultural offer
Published September 09, 2021 12.43pm
England's largest festival of culture and history returns this week, offering free access to some of County Durham's hidden gems.
Learn from the experts at Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published September 08, 2021 5.56pm
Making tasty treats with a top TV baker is just one of the activities on offer at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Food is key ingredient in UK City of Culture 2025 campaign
Published September 02, 2021 9.30am
Food and its ability to bring people together will be essential ingredients in County Durham's bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.
Magical Christmas mice and a host of TV favourites head to Durham theatre
Published September 01, 2021 9.55am
Tickets are now on sale for a new season of shows at Gala Durham, including the return of the theatre's annual pantomime, a new Christ-mouse musical for families, and lots of familiar faces.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival celebrity chefs announced
Published August 27, 2021 11.12am
Organisers of a popular County Durham food festival have announced the line-up of celebrity chefs who will be each adding a unique flavour to the weekend.
Ideas needed to help shape County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid
Published August 27, 2021 9.28am
All success stories start with an idea and, as work begins to shape County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid, there is no denying the difference creative thinking has already made in the region.
Flower planting and carnival for users at County Durham hub
Published August 27, 2021 9.19am
Seeds of hope have been planted at a County Durham hub as part of a summer event to spread positivity.
New Lumiere 2021 installation announced, as Durham University renews backing for UK's leading light festival
Published August 26, 2021 12.05pm
A video-mapped projection and soundscape telling the story of time from nanoseconds to millennia will be among the attractions at this year's Lumiere light festival, it has been announced.
Celebrating County Durham through the eyes of the people
Published August 16, 2021 9.55am
As County Durham's campaign to be UK City of Culture 2025 gathers pace, members of the public are being encouraged to share their favourite places.
Food fans enjoy a weekend full of flavour in Seaham
Published August 09, 2021 8.50am
County Durham's foodies made the most of the sunshine and showers to enjoy this year's Seaham Food Festival.
Planning your visit to Seaham Food Festival
Published August 03, 2021 9.16am
Visitors are encouraged to plan their journeys to Seaham Food Festival in advance this weekend as the event makes its welcome return to the County Durham coastline.
County Durham secondary school students to write their words in light at Lumiere 2021
Published July 22, 2021 12.09pm
Young people from The Durham Federation school in Ushaw Moor will produce a major art installation at this year's Lumiere Festival in November.
Durham theatre to perform in the park with free summer tour
Published July 13, 2021 10.45am
Gala Durham will be going on tour this summer with a family performance to enchant audiences across County Durham.
Stories of love, loss and secrets unveiled at annual reading event
Published July 02, 2021 4.12pm
Three acclaimed authors will be talking about their latest novels in an annual reading event.