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Traders announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 30, 2022 10.18am
In just five weeks' time, a County Durham seaside town will come to life with a scrumptious selection of food vendors and entertainment.
Counting down to the return of BRASS
Published June 24, 2022 10.23am
Rehearsals are now well underway for the return of Durham BRASS in just over two weeks.
Final celebrity chefs announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 17, 2022 10.01am
Two celebrity chefs born and bred in the North East have been confirmed as the final additions to a star-studded line-up for Seaham Food Festival.
Michelin star chef and MasterChef finalist announced for Seaham Food Festival
Published June 08, 2022 10.10am
The latest famous faces to join the line-up at a popular coastal food festival have been announced.
Roadshow exhibition for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month
Published May 30, 2022 9.36am
A programme of activities will be taking place at venues across County Durham to celebrate Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller heritage.
Streets of Brass returns to Durham
Published May 24, 2022 9.29am
The streets of Durham are set to come alive with the sounds of brass music when BRASS returns this summer.
Definition of wellbeing explored in new exhibition
Published May 24, 2022 9.26am
A new exhibition which shares personal views of strength and wellbeing is now on show at a historic County Durham venue.
Lord Lieutenant checks on pupils' rehearsals ahead of Gala Platinum Jubilee culture event
Published May 18, 2022 8.39am
The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham has given school pupils preparing to perform in special Platinum Jubilee musical events the seal of approval.
Tales of First World War hero to be told at exhibition
Published May 05, 2022 9.17am
The fascinating story of a First World War hero will be told at a special event in County Durham this month.
An action-packed summer of entertainment at Gala Durham
Published April 26, 2022 9.10am
Olivier Award winning opera, high profile stand-up comics and fire-breathing family fun are just some of the highlights on offer at Gala Durham this summer.
Scrumptious success as thousands turn out for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 24, 2022 3.24pm
Bishop Auckland Food Festival returned to its original spring date this year and was a roaring success, as people travelled from County Durham and beyond to celebrate all things food.
Don't miss BRASS acts at Gala Durham
Published April 20, 2022 9.26am
As excitement builds for the return of Durham BRASS Festival, Gala Durham is gearing up to welcome a host of world-renowned artists to the stage.
Travel information for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 19, 2022 10.12am
With just days to go until Bishop Auckland Food Festival, visitors are being encouraged to plan their journey ahead of the weekend.
Brassed Off to take centre stage at Gala Durham
Published April 14, 2022 9.07am
A story of love, tragedy and brass will take centre stage at Gala Durham later this year as the venue announces its next production.
Two weeks to go to Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published April 08, 2022 10.12am
Organisers of Bishop Auckland Food Festival are counting down the days until visitors are welcomed back to celebrate all things food.
BRASS headliners ready to take on iconic Durham Cathedral
Published March 31, 2022 9.15am
Performers at this year's Durham BRASS have spoken of their excitement ahead of its return after two years.
Performers and magician set for touring festival events
Published March 23, 2022 8.59am
Families can enjoy free fun activities this weekend in Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Barnard Castle as touring festivals make their final stop offs at another three locations.
County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid remains on track
Published March 18, 2022 10.30pm
County Durham is now a step closer to being named UK City of Culture 2025 and securing the colossal social and economic benefits this would bring.
Traders announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival
Published March 17, 2022 10.51am
From deliciously-decorated donuts to flavourful street food, traders from County Durham and beyond are preparing to show off their specialities at this year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Free street festival makes next stop on County Durham tour
Published March 17, 2022 9.28am
Touring festivals making their way across County Durham will stop in two more towns this weekend.