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Key Events 2019

Below is a selection of some of the key events that took place during #Durham19.


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Apollo Pavilion 50th Anniversary Lift Off 22 - 23 March
ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour 6 – 8 April
Mining Art Gallery: Norman Cornish - A Slice of Life 6 April - 13 October
Beamish Museum – The Great North Festival of Transport11 – 28 April
Bishop Auckland Food Festival13 – 14 April
Durham Adventure Festival26 – 28 April
Tour Series CyclingMay
Locomotion: Festival of Steam4 – 6 May
Lego®: Building The Bowes Museum25 May – 13 Oct
Durham Pride UK26 May
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Durham Regatta8 – 9 June
Seaham Food Festival8 – 9 June
Exhibition - The Vikings in Northumbria – Durham Cathedral11 June - 28 Sept
ICC Cricket World Cup – The Riverside 28 June Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1 July Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3 July England v New Zealand
Kynren - An Epic Tale of England29 June – 14 Sept
Miners Gala13 July
Durham Brass Festival13 – 21 July
Durham City Run Festival25 – 27 July
Beamish Museum: Great North Festival of Agriculture29 Aug – 22 Sept
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Autumn / Winter
Wolsingham Show7 – 8 Sept
Heritage Open Days13 – 22 Sept
Locomotion: Autumn Steam Gala21 – 22 Sept
Durham Book Festival5 – 13 Oct
Take Off Festival21 – 26 Oct
North Pennines Stargazing Festival23 Oct - 3 Nov
Lumiere Durham14 – 17 Nov
Exhibition: Norman Cornish – The Bowes Museum16 Nov – 5 Jan 2020
Durham City’s Traditional Christmas Festival29 Nov – 1 Dec


Durham's Year of Culture was sponsored and supported by Durham County Council, the County Durham Cultural Partnership, Visit County Durham and Partners.

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