Brass bands descend on Durham for annual celebration

Plenty of surprises are in store at Brass: Durham International Festival which hits Durham today

Award-winning author Benjamin Myers talks about his new novel

Benjamin Myers talks to Laura Fraine about the road that took him from teenage band member to novelist

Two North East landmarks are the best in the country

Durham Cathedral and Cragside House have been ranked in the top 10 landmarks in the country

Three world premieres make annual Durham brass festival shine

The programme for the 2014 Durham brass festival has been unveiled with music across the county

New York Times' article praises beauty of the North East

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley visited the region and wrote a glowing report for the New York Times

Biography of Darlington-born Everest mountaineer published despite author's death

Family efforts result in book about Bentley Beetham who was part of Mallory’s ill-fated expedition in 1924

Northumberland farmers' wife donates bird feed to Durham Cathedral project

Valdine Hogg of Laverock Farm in Blyth was inspired to help out Cathedral project after reading about it in the Journal

Durham Cathedral secures fragments of work of Venerable Bede at auction at Sotheby's

The fragments of the 8th Century monk's work were kept inside a 15th Century confessional work by a canon lawyer

Stone mason celebrates 40 years working on Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral stone mason Iain Wilmshurst celebrates 40 years working on one of the country's most impressive buildings

Review: Northern Chords at Durham Cathedral

Russian composers take centre stage as the Northern Chords festival brings magic to the Chapter House. Rob Barnes was there

Special show will bathe Durham Cathedral in music and 3D projections

Audiences will truly see Durham Cathedral in a new light when it hosts the world premiere of a stunning new show

Review: The AniMotion Show at Durham Cathedral

An inspiring marriage of art and music created something new and beautiful for Easter as David Whetstone reports

Art and music to animate Durham Cathedral cloister on Easter Monday

Russian artist Maria Rud and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie are to premiere AniMotion at Durham Catherdral on Easter Monday

Durham Cathedral kitchen dig serves up food for thought

Archaeologists from Durham University have revealed what was on the menu at Durham Cathedral after excavating the kitchen

Culture magazine - April 2014

The April 2014 edition of Culture magazine is out now. If you missed your copy in The Journal newspaper, you can read it online here

Pilgrims march on Durham Cathedral for St Cuthbert's parade

Around 120 people walk the final part of the route St Cuthbert's body took to reach the Durham city

Newcastle composer Mark Carroll gets organ-ised for London festival

Mark Carroll has written a new piece of music to celebrate the restoration of the Royal Festival Hall's organ by Durham's Harrison and Harrison

Piece of St Cuthbert's coffin goes up for sale for just £200

A fragment of St Cuthbert's coffin to be sold on March 27 by auctioneers Anderson & Garland in Newcastle, with an estimate of £200-£300

Collaboration set to see music meet art at Durham Cathedral

Art, music and animation will make it an Easter Monday to remember at Durham Cathedral

New Bishop of Durham is finally enthroned at Durham Cathedral

Bishop Paul Roger Butler will replace Justin Welby in the high-profile Church of England position

Bishop of Durham pledges to battle North East poverty

The new Bishop of Durham has pledged to battle poverty, and revealed he would be in favour of a “Robin Hood” tax on banks

Stonemason carves new Bishop of Durham's name into stone

Right Rev Paul Butler will take up his new job at Durham Cathedral this weekend

Cramlington asbestos management firm targets £2.4m turnover

Asbestos management firm AMS is on course to double its turnover this financial year to £2.4m following a series of lucrative contract wins

Election of new Bishop of Durham confirmed at York Minster ceremony

The election of the Right Reverend Paul Butler as the 74th Bishop of Durham has been confirmed

Major TV drama Moonfleet stirs memories of a North East author

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Sky One's Victorian adventure yarn Moonfleet was written by a top Newcastle businessman John Meade Falkner

Christmas comes to Durham Cathedral as tree lights switched on

Christmas came to Durham Cathedral yesterday as its tree lights were switched on alongside the blessing of the crib

Work starts on Durham Cathedral woodland upgrade

A drive has started to improve the woodland and riverbank area around Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral gets £3.9m lottery grant to show off treasures

Durham Cathedral will unveil its hidden treasures thanks to a £3.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Spennymoor church adds to Durham Cathedral Lego build

Members of a church in County Durham have built part of their own cathedral – in Lego

Diver finds treasures in River Wear at Durham

A Durham firefighter is studying for a masters degree at Durham University after finding various relics in the River Wear whilst diving

County Durham flag unveiled to the public for first time

A flag which will represent County Durham has been officially unveiled to the public at a ceremony at Durham Cathedral

Sunderland pupils perform at Durham Cathedral

The annual Cathedral Outreach Concert at Durham Cathedral featured children from eight of Sunderland's primary schools, who sang alongside cathedral choristers

Young Sunderland singers perform at Durham Cathedral

Dozens of young Sunderland singers have sang alongside Durham cathedral choristers at a special concert in a historic cathedral

Durham's Lumiere festival judged a huge success

Huge crowds, a massive boost to the local economy and a proposal of marriage saw Durham’s Lumiere festival judged a massive success

North East fails to make top 10 list for popular UK destinations

Tourism bosses in the North East have defended the region after it failed to make a list of top 10 destinations in the UK

Durham Lumiere Festival: Spectacular display for Durham City

From the spectacular Durham Cathedral bathed in light, to a public telephone box converted into an aquarium, the Lumiere festival has it all

Thousands head to Durham for the Lumiere festival of light

A series of light installations and projections transformed Durham into a shimmering city this evening for the preview of the Lumiere festival of light

Stained glass Robin Reliants gear up for Lumiere festival

This year's Lumiere festival in Durham has geared up a level with the inclusion of three Robin Reliants which have been transformed into works of art

Lumiere app wins fans across the world

An app that allows users to create their own virtual light projection video on a 3D render of Durham Cathedral has achieved global success, with users in every continent across the world

Reliant Robins with a twist head for Durham light festival

This year’s third Lumiere festival is moving into top gear. David Whetstone talks to contributor Stuart Langley about his unique contribution


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