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Hartlepool dance festival is hailed as the best yet

Hundreds of colourful dancers brought the stage to life at a long-running dance festival in the town.

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Hundreds of youngsters strut their stuff at Hartlepool dance festival

A long-running dance festival is under way for another year - and it has pulled in hundreds of top-class competitors once again.

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From Snow White to White Walkers - what to expect from Durham’s Fire & Ice Festival

From The Gruffalo carved from a tonne of ice to a frosty incarnation of William Shakespeare, this year’s Fire & Ice Festival is set to be a cool event.

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Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

It’s been announced which famous figures will be given a frosty reception at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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Field Music.

Sunderland’s Field Music to headline Deer Shed Festival alongside Goldfrapp and Drenge

Sunderland’s Field Music are to headline the Deer Shed Festival alongside electro popsters Goldfrapp and indie outfit Drenge.

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The Festival of the 50s will make a return to Beamish in July.

Busy year ahead for Beamish as museum releases list of events for 2018

North East favourite Beamish Museum has announced the dates of its special events for the next 12 months.
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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

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Coun Olwyn Gunn, Nicola Balfour, Phil Hodgson and Sue Rounce with children  Leo Forster Hewitson and Hannah Jobling, from Wingate
Nursery; Faith Cook, from Horden Nursery and Sophia Airey, from Rosemary Lane Nursery.

New art gallery opens within Durham’s Gala Theatre

A new gallery space within Durham’s Gala Theatre is now open to the public.

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

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Gemma Atkinson and Alja Skorjanec will take part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

Celebrity line-up revealed for Strictly Come Dancing live shows

The Strictly Come Dancing stars who will be wowing live audiences on a UK arena tour have been revealed.

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Will you be reading Clinton Heylin's latest book?

Review: Trouble in Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years

Rock legend Bob Dylan’s conversion to Christianty in the late 1970s was, and continues to be, one of the most controversial periods of the singer/songwriter’s illustrious career.

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Durham City Lumiere Light Festival 2017.

240,000 flock to Durham’s Lumiere spectacular

Almost a quarter of a million people marvelled at this year’s Lumiere spectacular.

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What you can expect to see as Lumiere spectacular opens in Durham tonight

Let there be light!

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The Umbrella Project, Durham Lumiere

10 things to do in the North East this weekend

From boarding the Vengabus to the spectacular Lumiere, there’s plenty happening in the region this weekend.

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The Umbrella Project by Cirque Bijou

Everything you need to know about next month’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

From a gigantic illuminated mobile over the River Wear to a field of light flowers which will blanket Durham Cathedral’s Cloisters - Lumiere will return in all its awe-inspiring glory next month.

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Have you got one of the books?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

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Horden Welfare Park will host events

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.

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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.

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