Villages to tell their stories for major European arts project

East Durham villages have been chosen to be part of an internationally-acclaimed arts project.

A previous Lumiere at Durham Cathedral

Locations revealed for this year’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

It’s been announced which Durham landmarks will be lit up for this year’s Lumiere spectacular.

Radley charms

Personalisation event returns to Dalton Park’s Radley branch

Handbag brand Radley is hosting a personalisation event at its Dalton Park branch tomorrow.

Celebrating 100 years of the WI in Durham at Beamish

Jam and Jerusalem: Celebrating 100 years of the Women's Institute in the North East

Women’s Institute members will gather for centenary celebrations at Beamish Museum this weekend.
Young people at Horden Youth and Community Centre with visual artist Vicky Holbrough.

Outdoor art installation inspires youngsters

Young people have been showing their creative side during a visual arts workshop inspired by an outdoor art installation.

Ministry of Defence file phot of a Spitfire P7350 (front) flying alongside Hurricane LF363 (back) from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, over RAF Conningsby.

Sunderland Airshow stars grounded: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight plans hit by safety fears

Historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have almost entirely been taken out of action over engine-related safety fears.
Beamish Museum

Eight things to do at Beamish Museum this summer holidays

From explosive experiments, football and falconry to storytelling, secret letters and Home Guard drills, there’s plenty going on at Beamish Museum this summer.

Whats on

Thousands of spectators defy the weather at Sunderland airshow

Sunderland Airshow bosses finally lost the war with the elements today, with the final display of the day cancelled as the clouds opened.

52nd Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance. Pic by Danielle Cutler.

Billingham festival to stage premiere of ice dance spectacular

The premiere of an ice skating, dance and music spectacular is coming to Billingham next month.

Part of We Will Remember Them exhibition by Amy Thompson at the Heugh Battery Museum

Artist’s poignant reminder of war on show at Hartlepool museum

A unique art exhibition which pays tribute to the sacrifice of men and women of the First World War has gone on show at a Hartlepool museum.

Vintage vehicles were on show at last year's Festival of the 50s.

Let's go retro with Beamish's celebration of the 1950s

Four days of fabulous food, fashion, hair dos and parade floats is lined up as one of the region's top attractions celebrates the 1950s.

Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone is 20 today.

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released on June 26, 1997. Picture: PA.

Harry Potter fans celebrate anniversary of first book being published

Harry Potter fans around the world will today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book about The Boy Who Lived.

The Greatham Feast is into its 556th year.

Historic Greatham Feast returns for 556th year this weekend

The historic Greatham Feast returns this weekend.

Seven Dials, near Covent Garden, London

LONDON REVIEW: Seven top shopping finds in and around Seven Dials

In need of direction when shopping in London?

Beamish is giving visitors the chance to try out their hand at barrel rolling at its Georgian Fair.

Georgian fair set to roll into Beamish for four days of fun

Amazing animals and extraordinary entertainers will feature in a celebration of Georgian entertainment at Beamish later this week.

Peterlee Library could be on the move.

Council fits up leisure centre for new library

People could exercise their minds as well as their bodies as a proposal is put forward to create a library inside a leisure centre.

Reg Smythe, creator of Andy Capp.

Town tips its Capp to man behind cartoon character

The life and work of the man behind the Andy Capp character will be put on show in his home town next month.

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Museum uses virtual reality mask to bring viking camp back to life

The sights and sounds of a Viking army camp have been brought to life through state-of-the-art virtual reality.
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