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The Allure of Napoleon

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring outstanding artworks held in the Museum’s collection, the display will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Founders’ interest in Napoleon and his times. It ...

Susan Calman

Gala Theatre, Durham

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, Have I Got News For You, The News Quiz, ...

'A Forgotten Campaign'

Oriental Museum, Durham

11 November 2016 to 30 March 2017 From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. ...

Textiles: Painting with the Needle

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Textiles have always played an important role in church and domestic life and Durham Cathedral boasts some of the best examples of church needlework from the past 1,100 years. A ...

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Both moving and mysterious, Samuel Beckett’s Company is the story of a voice that comes ‘to one on his back in the dark’. This voice, which can neither be verified or named, ‘tells of a past’. In a reading of the text that is at the same time immersive and exploratory, each member of the audience is invited to lie in one of the nine beds

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 17:00, 19:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Have fun discovering Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Durham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Durham KFA Moves Free Sessions

Laurel Avenue Primary School, Durham

Exercise, Movement and Dance event Drop in to join or watch any or all the sessions led by our qualified teachers between 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. sessions will include different dance styles – such as Line Dancing, working with apparatus and seated exercise. Come along, have fun, meet new people and start your New Year developing a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Laurel Avenue Primary School, Laurel Avenue, Durham, DH1 2EY

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Simple and fun dance workout, with glow-sticks and disco lights, to club anthems from the Nineties, through to today's tracks.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:15

Location: Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Samuel Beckett's Company

Durham Cathedral, Durham

A performance of Samuel Beckett’s Company invites the audience to take on the role of the central character by climbing into a bed in a darkened chapel to hear a voice narrate the text in the darkness. Produced by Marco Bernini and Mary Robson. Free tickets available from http://hearingvoicesdu.org/events-programme/. Takes place in the Chapel of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 15:00-20:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Crafts People of the North East

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Craftspeople of the North East is an exhibition of contemporary photography featuring portraits of eminent craftspeople from the North East of England. Craftspeople of the North East is an uplifting and optimistic exhibition to welcome in the new year. This exhibition of contemporary photography features portraits of eminent craftspeople from the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men's fashion

Oriental Museum, Durham

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories. Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan. Museums often

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

Palace Green Library, Durham

Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life. Originally shown at Woodhorn, this exhibition is influenced by the Northern Poetry Library and Palace Green Library collections. Located in Northumberland and Durham, the libraries are both important archives and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday

Palace Green Library, Durham

Hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker is one of the most unusual, complex, and mysterious aspects of human experience. Typically regarded as a symptom of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is increasingly recognized as an important part of many people’s lives and experience, as well as a phenomenon that has had

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Textiles: Painting with the Needle

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Textiles have always played an important role in church and domestic life and Durham Cathedral boasts some of the best examples of church needlework from the past 1,100 years. A selection of the finest textiles from the Cathedral’s collection are included in this display. Highlights include the Anglo-Saxon Dalmatic and 12th-century Peacock

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

'A Forgotten Campaign'

Oriental Museum, Durham

11 November 2016 to 30 March 2017 From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. When the British invaded Sudan in 1898 they did not extend their conquest into Darfur. However by 1916 restless British officers and officials stationed in Sudan

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: No set start -17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Empire, Consett

The CBS Theatre Group present their annual family pantomime

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

Oriental Museum, Durham

Shimla is the capital of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. The British built Shimla as their ‘little version of England’ and, by extension, of Britain itself. Today, Shimla is a hugely popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and its status as an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join the Museum’s Exhibitions Manager, George Harris, for an introduction to the current exhibition Mark Clarke: The Objects are Talking to Me.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:15

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Mark Clarke – Shelf Life: The Ornaments are Talking to Me

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Belfast born artist Mark Clarke ponders the themes of life, love and loss. His poetic interpretations of the homemade shrine explore ideas about dementia, obsession, good and bad taste, collecting and fine art versus outsider art.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP



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