The programme for the third North Pennines Stargazing Festival is being released in the week of the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon. The return of the sell-out festival is set for Autumn half term (23 October to 3 November 2019).
This summer thousands of new and existing cricket fans will have the opportunity to get up close to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup action as all 10 world class host cities bring the tournament to life in iconic locations.
The region is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting events in the World when the Cricket World Cup comes to Durham this summer. Ahead of the games the public will have the chance to see the World Cup Trophy when the tour arrives in the North East this weekend.
Over 100 people representing the county's cultural sector, tourism businesses, community partnerships and councillors attended Durham Town Hall on 20 March for an event that showcased some of the events, festivals, anniversaries and openings that are set to make 2019 such an incredible year.
More than 1500 people experienced a taste of Lumiere in Peterlee over the weekend as Victor Pasmore’s iconic Apollo Pavilion was transformed by light artists Mader Wiermann in the launch event of a year of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark structure. Commissioned by Durham County Council, Apollo 50 was produced by Artichoke, the UK’s leading producer of art in the public realm.
Supported by Durham County Council, this brand-new festival of cycling will provide 15,000 riders of all abilities with the opportunity to explore the beautiful County Durham countryside on fully closed roads on Sunday September 1.
2019 is here and promises to be a spectacular year for Durham as we celebrate all that is special about our county in our designated Year of Culture! Read on to find out how you can get involved in #Durham19 and make the most of the exciting opportunities to attract more visitors.
Durham's Year of Culture was sponsored and supported by Durham County Council, the County Durham Cultural Partnership, Visit County Durham and Partners.