Durham Blog

Beamish at Christmas

We spent a couple of wondrous hours discovering the amazing seasonal sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes of Christmas past at Beamish. Experiencing the magic of a traditional Christmas as we joined in the  celebrations at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, 1900s Town,...

Durham Lumiere 2017

Lumiere 2017 has been a phenominal success once again with over 240,000 visitors over the four days. We viewed approximately 28 of the displays and the sound and light shows were unique and fantastic to watch. Security was tight and well organised, although the new...

Sneak Preview of Lumiere 2017

Durham’s iconic landmarks including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the historic Miners’ Hall at Redhills are the first locations to be announced in this sneak preview of the programme for the fifth edition of Lumiere, the UK’s largest...

The Prince Bishops

The Prince Bishops Durham Castle was built in 1072 by Waltheof, Earl of northumberland, on the orders of William the Conquerer, to defend Northern England from the Scots and to control the local population. The castle was soon handed over by the King to the first...

A Rude Awakening.

Coming into my 70th year now and have been involved with photography for over 60 of those years, from film and Hasselblad, darkroom and printing to my first digital camera in mid 80's. Apart from a VERY short period of wedding photography, I have never...

Welcome lovers of Durham

Lumiere Durham, 16th – 19th November 2017 Back in Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world will illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations to explore. Entry to the city centre area / peninsula will be...

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