Cricket World Cup Trophy arrives this weekend
The region is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting events in the World when the Cricket World Cup comes to Durham this summer. Ahead of the games the public will have the chance to see the World Cup Trophy when the tour arrives in the North East this weekend.
Durham gears up for cycling fever as Tour Series returns
A pro-cyclist will be back racing on home turf when Durham hosts the eagerly awaited OVO Energy Tour Series for a record-breaking tenth time.
BRASS returns with the most exciting line-up to date
One of the region’s liveliest festivals is back with a bang this summer, showcasing the very best contemporary brass music from across the globe.
Durham19 Celebration Event
Over 100 people representing the county's cultural sector, tourism businesses, community partnerships and councillors attended Durham Town Hall on 20 March for an event that showcased some of the events, festivals, anniversaries and openings that are set to make 2019 such an incredible year.
Apollo 50: Hundreds turn out in Peterlee to see Apollo Pavilion in a new light as 50th anniversary celebrations lift off
More than 1500 people experienced a taste of Lumiere in Peterlee over the weekend as Victor Pasmore’s iconic Apollo Pavilion was transformed by light artists Mader Wiermann in the launch event of a year of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark structure. Commissioned by Durham County Council, Apollo 50 was produced by Artichoke, the UK’s leading producer of art in the public realm.
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.
Introducing the only closed road cycling event in the North of England
Supported by Durham County Council, this brand-new festival of cycling will provide 15,000 riders of all abilities with the opportunity to explore the beautiful County Durham countryside on fully closed roads on Sunday September 1.
Celebrating 50 years of Peterlee’s Apollo Pavilion
A County Durham landmark named after the first moon landing will celebrate its half century this year.
MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace heads to North East food festival
His passion for good food made him the perfect choice to co-host BBC MasterChef and now the nation’s most famous greengrocer is headlining Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Order your #Durham19 Events Guide
As activity for #Durham19, the county's Year of Culture gets underway, the first Events Guide is now available for businesses to use as a promotional tool.
2019 is here and promises to be a spectacular year for Durham as we celebrate all that is special about our county in our designated Year of Culture! Read on to find out how you can get involved in #Durham19 and make the most of the exciting opportunities to attract more visitors.
Durham's Year of Culture is being sponsored and supported by Durham County Council, the County Durham Cultural Partnership, Visit County Durham and Partners.