Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

We go on a site visit as work proceeds at Durham Cathedral to turn rooms off the cloister into a major visitor attraction

Jeremy Vine and The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham, study a copy of the Magna Carta

Durham Cathedral's Magna Carta to go on show

A major summer exhibition in Durham will look at Magna Carta in the context of resistance against authority

Culture magazine March 2015

Culture Magazine - March

Welcome to the March edition of Culture where we feature a Durham Magna Carta exhibition and catch up with folk act The Unthanks

What is the North East's best building? Results of the public vote

Hundreds of readers voted for their favourite North East landmark in our poll

Iconic buildings in the North East

What is the North East's best building? Our panel of experts try and find out the answer

We turn our gaze onto what is the best building in the North East and ask experts for their opinions

Richard Evans of Beamish Museum.

Beamish Museum director Richard Evans talks of ambitious plans

Beamish Museum director Richard Evans has doubled visitor numbers - now he has ambitious plans for the future

Durham Cathedral

Review: The Theatre of Royalty, Durham Cathedral

A majestic concert got the region's festive programme of to a flying start in the fitting surroundings of Durham Cathedral, says Rob Barnes

Gary Fyldes of Kielder Observatory

How former brickie Gary Fildes reached for the stars

The amazing journey of Gary Fildes from a building site to to a master of the universe

Auckland Castle's head curator Dr Chris Ferguson with a newly restored portrait, Christ Carrying the Cross, which is usually displayed in Raby Castle's private chapel

Art experts gather for major conference in County Durham

A collaboration between the North East and leading art galleries could result from links being forged over three days

A scene from War Correspondents, a work of 'song theatre' by Helen Chadwick

Review: The Sage Gateshead tells a tale of war told through music and dance

The frustrations of the war correspondent are brought to the stage in a new work of 'song theatre'

Tony Benn with the Blackhall Lodge banner

Screen homage to Tony Benn gets Durham Cathedral showing

A film looking at the life of Tony Benn, one of the Durham miners' staunchest allies, is to be screened in the city

CIC student Cameron Gough

Hundreds expected to turn out to see DLI memorial unveiled in Durham

Dedication ceremony for the statue in Durham’s Market Place will take place on Sunday during a weeked of WWI commemorations

Donald McBride in one-man show Choir

Judy Garland reincarnated for touring solo theatre show

Actor Donald McBride strips down to his underpants for pared down new play

Russell Watson performing live

Russell Watson will bring a choir and candles to Durham Cathedral for Christmas

The best-selling classical artist will take in the historic cathedral as part of a seasonal UK tour in November and December

Jim Mulhall 95 who helped build the LEGO DLI Memorial in Durham Cathedral.

DLI veteran donates to Durham Cathedral LEGO build in aid of chapel for his former regiment

Jim Mulhall asked for donations to the fund instead of birthday gifts


Nature wardens to celebrate the life of St Cuthbert with twin beacons

Plans have been announced to mark St Cuthbert's Day by lighting beacons on both sides of the Scottish Border

Durham Voices of Recovery Choir

Young Durham choir leader sings her way to Prime Minister’s award

A young choir leader who gives up her spare time to coach former addicts is the winner of a new volunteering award

Norman Cornish

Dave Whetstone: Norman Cornish was the artist whose work struck a chord with North East folk

Norman Cornish, the region's best-known living artist, has died aged 94, leaving a huge legacy of paintings and sketches

Jo Hamilton

Review: Fractal Sparks performance at Durham Cathedral

Jo Hamilton gave a taste of her new album in the Fractal Sparks performance at Durham Cathedral

At the annual meeting of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham, held in the Lancastrian Suite, Dunston, the Provincial Grand Master for Durham, Norman Eric Heaviside presented £50,000 to Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, the Dean of Durham Cathedral.

Freemasons make £50,000 donation to Durham Cathedral's heritage project

Donation is first half of £100,000 pledged to support Hidden Treasure restoration project at landmark cathedral


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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Sports Writer