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#Durham19 – the county’s Year of Culture

2019 is designated as a Year of Culture in Durham, with an unprecedented programme of events, festivals, anniversaries and openings taking place across the county.

Published: 21 March 2019


Community Commemorates Cornish Centenary

The County Durham mining community that provided a lifetime of inspiration for artist Norman Cornish, will sit at the heart of a special exhibition, commemorating his centenary year.

Published: 26 March 2019


Tourism body appoints new board members

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has made two new appointments to its board. Carol Woods, owner of Durham Cottages and Stephen King, commercial director of Go North East, join the existing 10 directors whose role it is to oversee its strategic direction and corporate management.

Published: 09 April 2019


The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019

Visit County Durham is encouraging nominations for the shining stars of the county’s tourism industry in the Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 awards, following the national success of its previous winners.  

Published: 29 April 2019


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