Durham Times: Peterlee Glass

Artist Stuart Fisher takes a different view of Durham

Durham Times: CATHEDRAL ART: Artist Stuart Fisher at Durham Cathedral where his exhibition is on show.          Picture: ANDY LAMB (11587036)

10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

THE ancient edifice stands tall and proud; a wall of darkness behind its windows. Its spires thrust like arrows into the sky, piercing the dark purple mass split with white. The image is both powerful and sinister. You imagine a storm about to break or perhaps the start of an ancient battle – the suggestions are limitless. What is clear is that you cannot look at the painting without it stirring emotions.

The Fox Hole, Piercebridge, County Durham

Durham Times: The Fox Hole, Piercebridge.      Picture: ANDY LAMB (11489502)

10:05am Friday 24th October 2014

AS transformations go, the recent conversion of what used to be a very average boozer in the village of Piercebridge, just west of Darlington, into The Fox Hole takes some beating.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum to be staged in Durham

Durham Times: Lycus – Steven Hill and coutesans (L – R) – Nina Walsh (Vibrata), Jennifer Kirby (Erotica), Rebecca Fishwick (Gymnasia), Emma Barthel (Boobiana) & Louise Masters (Tintinabula)
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10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

MEMBERS of an amateur theatre company are inviting audiences to join them on a journey back to ancient Rome as they stage a knockabout musical comedy.

The Moorings, Hett Hills

Durham Times: The Moorings, Hett Hills (11311635)

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

A CHALK board as you enter the bar-cum-restaurant of The Moorings offers a range of tempting daily specials which vary day to day.

Walking around my father

Durham Times: Writer Michael Chaplin

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

MICHAEL Chaplin, son of the much-missed writer Sid, is retracing his father’s steps – almost literally – for this year’s Durham Book Festival. Mark Tallentire reports

Winding in The Willows

Durham Times: FOLK: The Willows PICTURE: Ellie Lucas

10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

YOUNG Cambridge folk band The Willows are coming to Durham tomorrow (Saturday, October 11) as part of a nationwide tour.

The Bay Horse, Hurworth

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10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

IT is six years since the business partnership of Jonathan Hall and Marcus Bennett re-opened the Bay Horse in Hurworth, County Durham, and set a new standard for top notch pub fare.

Laura turns the spotlight on sexism

Durham Times: Campaigner: Laura Bates wants people to realise the problem of sexism  Picture: CLAUDE SCHNEIDER

10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

THE Everyday Sexism Project, acknowledged as one of the most successful social media campaigns, made its founder Laura Bates a voice for women victims. Ahead of an appearance at Durham Book Festival tomorrow (Saturday, October 11), she talks to Sarah Foster.

Blind Joanne's tales of Uska the guide dog

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10:06am Friday 10th October 2014

A COMMON sight in the Carrville area of Durham City is Joanne Roberts and her guide dog Uska.

Orchestra North East prepares for concert at Durham Cathedral

Durham Times:

10:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE globally-acclaimed violinist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny will be returning to Durham City for a concert with Orchestra North-East next weekend.

The Town House, Durham City

Durham Times: EATING OUT: The Town House on Old Elvet in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10415253)

10:04am Friday 3rd October 2014

“ERRRM, medium... please,” I said, timidly. That was as brave as I was prepared to be.

Architect gives in to cathedral's lure

Durham Times: NEW PERSPECTIVE: One of Stuart Fisher's paintings of Durham Cathedral

10:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

A FORMER architect turned painter is staging his biggest exhibition to date with a show in Durham Cathedral.

The Court Inn, Durham

Durham Times:

11:41am Friday 26th September 2014

WHEN my friend and former colleague Duncan and I decided to get together for a catch-up, we set a date, September 11, 1914. Okay, I may be using a little creative licence but, thanks to the Court Inn in Durham City, we could easily imagine we had been transported back in time.

Village hall hosts alt-bluegrass act

Durham Times:

11:38am Friday 26th September 2014

AN ALT-BLUEGRASS act will stop off near Durham as part of a UK tour.

Football fan wears heart on his shirt

Durham Times:

11:37am Friday 26th September 2014

A SUNDERLAND fan is starring in a one-man show dedicated to the Black Cats.

The Library Restaurant, Spennymoor

Durham Times:

12:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

IT’S been a difficult year for Whitworth Hall Hotel, the minor stately pile near Spennymoor. In administration last October, it traded in limbo for three months before a buyer was found.

Why Susan switched from law to comedy

Durham Times:

12:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

AFTER studying law at Glasgow University, Susan Calman worked with death row inmates in the US before turning to comedy. Her UK tour, Lady Like, is a chance to spend an hour with the woman known as The Mad Cat Lady to her neighbours.

Shakespeare gem gets a modern twist

12:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gala Theatre, Durham

Su's playing it for laughs

6:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

VIV Hardwick discovers that Su Pollard is ready for a shot of Maid Marian and then pantomime at Sunderland before seeking the call for a one-woman show.... if only she could find her phone...

Georgi's novel explores dreams and terrifying reality

6:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FORMER Durham University student has penned a new novel exploring dreams and video games.

Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, Consett

Durham Times:

6:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

FOR a day out in glorious countryside and terrific food in stunning surroundings, I can recommend no venue higher than the recently reopened Lord Crewe Arms.

Young singers join Blake for Gala gig

Durham Times: Blake: Ollie Baines, Humphrey Berney and Stephen Bowman

6:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

YOUNG singers from Durham will join a Brit Award-winning trio on stage at the Gala this week (Friday, September 19).

Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet, Lord Chamberlain's Men, Durham Castle

6:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

REVIEW: Romeo and Juliet, Lord Chamberlain's Men, Durham Castle

Silenced by such fine pub grub

Durham Times:

12:16pm Friday 29th August 2014

I ALWAYS enjoy having a rare day off during the week.

Bard’s ‘first’ screened live from Stratford

Durham Times:

12:13pm Friday 29th August 2014

MODERN technology is bringing the Royal Shakespeare Company to Durham next week.

Funding will help put town in the picture

Durham Times:

12:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN arts project is celebrating its first anniversary with a big funding boost.

Callum’s photo mission to capture humanity

Durham Times:

11:49am Friday 22nd August 2014

A FACEBOOK phenomenon that started in New York making celebrities of strangers is catching on in the North-East.

Effie’s debut disc

Durham Times:

11:46am Friday 22nd August 2014

A NORTH-East singersongwriter will release her debut record next month.

Lively workout for the tastebuds

Durham Times:

11:44am Friday 22nd August 2014

I FEEL the need to start with an apology to the chefs at Lebaneat.

Thai of the Tiger earns its stripes

Durham Times:

10:36am Friday 15th August 2014

THE development of the former steelworks site in the former industrial town of Consett has opened up the opportunity for a host of national chains to be part of an ongoing regeneration, which started over 30 years ago.

An extraordinary life

Durham Times:

10:33am Friday 15th August 2014

A RETIRED doctor has published a memoir that tells the extraordinary story of her family’s history over more than a century.

Big song and dance party hits the streets

Durham Times:

10:31am Friday 15th August 2014

A FOLK festival lived up to its billing as a “right old song and dance” took place across Durham.

Island sounds from the days of St Cuthbert

10:30am Friday 15th August 2014

AN ARTIST is seeking to transport cathedral visitors 1,300 years back in time.

The final chapter...

Durham Times:

3:47pm Friday 8th August 2014

IN fading pencil, in the heat of battle, Gunner George James updated the diary he kept inside his tunic pocket.

Haswell's Homer Hill Farm Shop, Pittington Road Rainton Gate, Houghton le Spring

Durham Times:

3:21pm Friday 8th August 2014

AFTER a fairly competitive game of badminton with my husband (for the record I won) we felt we had earned the right to eat out.

Hoarding art display scoops national prize

Durham Times:

3:13pm Friday 8th August 2014

ARTWORK created to brighten up a Chester-le- Street construction site has won a national award.

Weekend festival to be celebration of tradition

Durham Times:

3:11pm Friday 8th August 2014

A THREE-day folk festival will take place next weekend. The Durham Gathering, presented by Folkworks, will include traditional music, song and dance, and be the culmination of the annual Folkworks Summer Schools, which run this week.

Cafe on the Green, Palace Green, Durham

Durham Times:

11:42am Friday 1st August 2014

OUR intended destination had been the Undercroft Restaurant at Durham Cathedral, which was subject to a £120,000 refurbishment earlier this year as part of the cathedral’s Open Treasure project.

Tales from a very curious county...

Durham Times:

11:40am Friday 1st August 2014

A NEW book,The A-Z of Curious County Durham, includes stories and mysteries from past and present, compiled by Martin Dufferwiel, a popular history writer.

Thousands make Brass festival a sound success

Durham Times:

11:38am Friday 1st August 2014

MORE than 30,000 people attended concerts, events and workshops during the ten days of Brass: Durham International Festival.

Over the top and into battle

Durham Times:

12:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

AT 7.30am on July 1, 1916, the guns stopped, the mines exploded, the whistles blew and the British soldiers climbed up out of their trenches and walked into no man’s land towards the German lines.

Nadon Thai, Crossgate, Durham

Durham Times:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS big fans of Thai cuisine, Mrs Tallentire and I were very excited a few months back when we heard of plans afoot to open another such restaurant on Crossgate.

Uncovering the human stories of the DLI’s war

Durham Times:

11:52am Friday 25th July 2014

AN EXHIBITION commemorating the role of the Durham Light Infantry during the First World War has opened to the public.

The retirement project that’s a runaway success

Durham Times:

11:23am Friday 18th July 2014

ARRIVING at Homer Hill, just outside Durham along a turnoff from the A690, you are greeted by a vision of professionalism. The main building, which houses a farm shop, kitchens and a cafe, looks smart and inviting; with a wood exterior in keeping with its rural setting.

Palm Sugar, 69 Claypath, Durham

Durham Times:

11:18am Friday 18th July 2014

YOU know the feeling when you discover something new, wonderful and so exciting that you want to shout about it from the rooftops?

Exhibitions offer up two views of military action

Durham Times:

11:10am Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW exhibition of photographs exploring the uneasy relationship between entertainment and the military has gone on display in Durham.

Opening Hell’s own fire

Durham Times:

2:33pm Friday 11th July 2014

NINETY-EIGHT years ago, Gunner George James was in the trenches near Albert, in northern France, writing his diary.

Folk star’s city date

2:19pm Friday 11th July 2014

A POPULAR folk singer is performing at the Old Cinema Launderette, in Gilesgate, Durham, tonight.

Zafflong Indian Restaurant and Bar, Broomside Lane, Belmont, Durham

Durham Times:

2:24pm Friday 11th July 2014

ZAFFLONG is a constant temptation. The Indian restaurant, bar and takeaway is on my regular running route, along Broomside Lane, in sunny Belmont.

National honours

Durham Times:

2:09pm Friday 11th July 2014

TWO dance groups represented the region at a national festival.






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