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Durham City's Traditional Christmas Festival

Durham City's Traditional Christmas Festival

Durham's Christmas Festival will bring festive cheer and plenty of shopping to the City from Friday 30th November to Sun 2nd Dec 2018! It combines excellent Christmas shopping opportunities with a fabulous range of festive entertainment.
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Durham Book Festival 2018

Durham Book Festival 2018

The festival takes place in and around the beautiful city of Durham between 6th and 14th October 2018. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
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Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. The country’s biggest event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days.
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Durham Brass Festival

Durham Brass Festival

Durham’s loudest festival is back – with brilliant bands and outstanding musicians heading to the county for a ten-day celebration of all things brass. The 2018 programme will feature a celebration of women and brass, brass at the cutting edge using live looping technology and a premiere of a new suite inspired by Quentin Blake’s magnificent illustrations for Roald Dahl’s BFG.
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BISHOP AUCKLAND FOOD FESTIVAL 21ST-22ND APRIL 2018

BISHOP AUCKLAND FOOD FESTIVAL 21ST-22ND APRIL 2018

This year the Bishop Auckland Food Festival will stretch across the stunning market place in front of the town hall. With a fantastic range of delicious traders and producers, street food, bars, pop-up cafes and attractions the festival will be a great day out! The Bishop Auckland Food Festival brings together traders and producers from across the region to sell their delicious treats. Soak up the atmosphere with live music and attractions and buy lots of goodies to take home too. Make sur...
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KYNREN- THE UK’S MOST SPECTACULAR OPEN-AIR LIVE SHOW

KYNREN- THE UK’S MOST SPECTACULAR OPEN-AIR LIVE SHOW

Taking place in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham every summer, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ is a mesmerising live action extravaganza that takes you on a whistle stop tour of 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.
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Kynren - An epic tale of England 2017 Show

Kynren - An epic tale of England 2017 Show

From Roman times to the Second World War, encompassing the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties, Kynren takes you on an action-packed voyage.
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The Bowes Museum - Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum - Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

11 June - 9 October Another major fashion coup for this summer, the Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this exhibition before touring internationally to the USA and China.
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Le Tour de Yorkshire 2016

Le Tour de Yorkshire 2016

The Tour de Yorkshire is a three-day road cycling race in Yorkshire, England which started in May 2015. It is promoted by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and is rated as a 2.1 event as part of the UCI Europe Tour. The idea for the race arose as a legacy event following the significant success of the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to the county. The first two stages of the 2014 Tour, also organised by ASO, from Leeds to Harrogate, and York to Sheffield, were nicknamed Le Tour de Yorkshire. ...
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