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Durham Launches Bid to be Named UK City of Culture 2025

Durham has launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 – with the hope the accolade will provide a major boost for the whole north east region.

Published: 01 September 2021


New Lumiere 2021 installation announced, as Durham University renews backing for UK’s leading light festival

A video-mapped projection and soundscape telling the story of time from nanoseconds to millennia will be among the attractions at this year’s Lumiere light festival, it has been announced.

Published: 30 August 2021


Durham Book Festival returns to live events with an international programme and a warm welcome

The annual literary festival returns this October with an exciting blend of live and digital events, including headline guests Lemn Sissay, Richard Osman, Pat Barker, Val McDermid, Leïla Slimani, Fiona Hill, Ed Balls and the announcement of the Gordon Burn Prize.

Published: 19 August 2021


Over 300 County Durham businesses benefitted from £6m recovery grant

More than 300 businesses have been supported and over 3,500 jobs safeguarded through a County Durham coronavirus recovery grant.

Published: 27 July 2021


Ushaw welcomes world-acclaimed choir Tenebrae for intimate Durham concert

Ushaw, Durham’s historic house, chapels and gardens, welcomes multi award-winning and Grammy nominated British choir Tenebrae to perform in St Cuthbert’s Chapel on Friday, July 30.

Published: 26 July 2021


Full celebrity chef line-up announced for County Durham food festival

The full line-up of celebrity chefs who will be cooking for the crowds at a County Durham food festival has been confirmed.

Published: 08 July 2021


Visit County Durham launches virtual escape room

Capitalising on the growth in popularity of online escape rooms, Visit County Durham has launched a creative way for consumers to discover Durham digitally.

Published: 30 June 2021


New hands on deck

Durham Cathedral reopened to visitors on 17th May and have now welcomed 30,000 people through their famous North Door, giving a warm welcome to all who come.

Published: 30 June 2021


Visit County Durham and Barmy Army partnership set to bowl cricket fans over

Today is the day of the One Day International (29 June), which will see England take on Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside, and Visit County Durham has been partnering with the Barmy Army to encourage cricket fans to stay longer and experience more of the county.

Published: 29 June 2021


Durham BRASS postponed to 2022

The organisers of a popular annual music festival have taken the decision to postpone this year’s event.

Published: 28 June 2021


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Durham showcased at travel trade show

Durham showcased at travel trade show

As part of Visit County Durham’s ongoing recovery marketing activity, travel trade and groups are being targeted through attendance at the British Tourism and Travel Show, which takes place in Birmingham this week.

Published: 2021-09-22


Accessible tourism ambition boosted by Disability Strategy

Accessible tourism ambition boosted by Disability Strategy

The Government’s new National Disability Strategy has been published, aiming to transform the lives of disabled people across the UK through practical actions.

Published: 2021-09-22


Northern Saints Trails unveiling

Northern Saints Trails unveiling

Visit County Durham officially unveiled the Northern Saints Trails to regional media and stakeholders last week.

Published: 2021-09-22


Webinar on sustainability and consumer choices

Webinar on sustainability and consumer choices

Join a webinar on Thursday, 14 October to hear data and insights on how sustainable development affects consumer and business choices. 

Published: 2021-09-22


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