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Suitcase Studio : Supersize Structures

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Calling engineers and architects! Could you construct a Castle fit for a King, with dragon proof defenses? Are you able to create a maze to capture a Minotaur? Or perhaps you could ...

Craft Hour

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

Our local craft group meets weekly to knit, crochet and natter, crafting wildlife-inspired creations to raise money for Durham Wildlife Trust. All welcome, email ...

Hilarity Bites presents... Allyson June Smith & Dan Nightingale

Roobarb 'n' Custard, Seaham

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Roobarb ’n’ Custard in Seaham on August 8th 2017: Allyson June Smith & Dan Nightingale Show details: Allyson June Smith - “Ultra likeable ...

HandleBards Outdoor Shakespeare with As You Like It

Raby Castle, Staindrop

This summer, The HandleBards are returning to County Durham to perform their hit all-female production of As You Like It at Raby Castle on Friday 28th July. The HandleBards are ...

Northern Ink-An exhibition of pen and ink drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Undercroft Restaurant Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A preview event will

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

The North's Premier Book Sale

Pemberton Rooms, Durham

12,000 high-quality new and used books on every subject under the sun, including lots of books for children. All bargain prices and many are just 50p. Open from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July. 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and accompanied children are welcome. All proceeds to Durham Palestine Educational Trust which, in partnership with

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green (yards from the Cathedral), Durham, DH1 3RS

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Back by popular demand - take part in den building, wood carving and much more in the Museum’s beautiful grounds with Rachel Dawber. Children must be accompanied by adult, for whom there is no charge for the event. Repeated same day from 1.30-3.30pm

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Back by popular demand - take part in den building, wood carving and much more in the Museum’s beautiful grounds with Rachel Dawber. Children must be accompanied by adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-12:00

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

Northern Ink - An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Drawings by Naomi Blayney

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture. Her subjects are often the famous landmarks of the North East and this exhibition promises not to disappoint with new works featuring Durham Cathedral's rose window, Hadrian's Wall and the Tommy sculpture in Seaham. A selling exhibition.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Chuck Close exhibition

St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Bearpark

The dramatic black and white portrait tapestries of American hyper-realist artist Chuck Close will be exhibited in a religious setting for the first time. Chuck Close, who is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, will become a part of the congregation, including a portrait of former US President Barack Obama

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw Durham, Ushaw College, Bearpark, DH79RH

Michael Eden: Wedgwood and Wouldn’t

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition celebrates the Wedgwoodn’t Vases by the contemporary artist Michael Eden. His designs are loosely based on early Wedgwood Vases, chosen because Josiah Wedgwood was at the forefront of the first Industrial Revolution. In order to create his fashionable and desirable pottery, Wedgwood transformed both the ways that ceramics were

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum, Durham

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects. How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day? The key is TIME. Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there

Palace Green Library, Durham

How big is time? And what will the future be like? The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept - one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and

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

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

A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War. 96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

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



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