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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National honours

Durham Times:

2:09pm Friday 11th July 2014

TWO dance groups represented the region at a national festival.

Mallard: The Opera tops the bill at Brass

Durham Times:

2:07pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN OPERA inspired by the world’s fastest steam locomotive will be premiered in the North-East as part of an annual brass festival which returns today.

A century on, singers capture emotions of war

Durham Times:

4:47pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE Durham Singers marked the centenary of the First World War with a contemplative selection of music encompassing the timeless themes of loss, grief and the yearning for peace.

Folk star Helen enjoys homecoming gig

Durham Times:

4:47pm Friday 4th July 2014

A DURHAM-born musician who has found success in Canada has staged a homecoming gig in the city.

Orchestra North East, Durham Cathedral

4:51pm Friday 27th June 2014

The vast acoustic space of Durham Cathedral was emblazoned with a riot of musical colour when Orchestra North East appeared - depicting a series of contrasting images, from seascapes to a rural idyll and a macabre witches’ dance.

Bishop's widow pens memoire

Durham Times: The front cover of Jo Cundy's book

4:16pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE widow of a bishop who died of cancer has written a book about her experiences.

Shedding light on printmaker Anja's new studio

Durham Times: Printmaker Anja Percival at work

4:16pm Friday 27th June 2014

A PRINTMAKER’S first exhibition in her new Durham studio opens today.

Mum’s tale of a girl who can smudge the edges of time

Durham Times: TIMESMUDGER: Author Gillian Smellie with her new book

12:12pm Friday 20th June 2014

A FORMER Chorister School registrar whose daughters were among Durham Cathedral’s first girl choristers drew on personal experience in writing her first novel.

City’s story, day-by-day

12:01pm Friday 20th June 2014

A NEW history book with a twist tells Durham’s story day by day.

Celebrating the joys of music

11:59am Friday 20th June 2014

OVER 200 pupils from Darlington and the Durham Dales celebrated the joys of music with a special concert at Durham Cathedral on Wednesday.

Creating magic indoors and under night skies

Durham Times: PASSIONATE: Richard Main says outdoor theatre is unpredictable

11:17am Friday 13th June 2014

PRODUCER Richard Main admits to having a soft spot for the North-East. “My grandparents were born in Stanley and my parents both came from South Shields where I was born, and although I grew up in Lincoln, I consider myself to be a South Shields man,” he explains. “I go back to see my parents as often as I can, and have fond memories of the whole area.”

A fine serving of musical mastery

Durham Times: STUPENDOUS: Cellist Gabriel Schwabe and Walter Delahunt

10:38am Friday 6th June 2014

Northern Chords Festival, Chapter House, Durham Cathedral, Northern Chords Festival, Chapter House, Durham Cathedral THE Northern Chords Festival attracts musicians to the region from across the world once a year, with many of the performers meeting for the first time to play new repertoire.

A trip through the ages of Japanese art culture

Durham Times: ON DISPLAY: Volunteer Jen Bergevin takes a closer look at some of the items on display in Off The Wall: The Art of Japanese Movie Posters exhibition at the Palace Green Library in Durham.

10:36am Friday 6th June 2014

TWO new exhibitions exploring ancient and modern aspects of Japan have opened to the public.

Durham Singers mark centenary of First World War

Durham Times: Durham Singers  (6465316)

2:40pm Friday 30th May 2014

THE DURHAM Singers will mark the centenary of the First World War with a rich and contemplative programme reflecting on the wider and universal themes of mourning, loss and the search for peace.

Ballet lovers in for a treat at the Gala

Durham Times: Beauty and the Beast: Elisha Willis as Belle and Robert Parker as the Beast; photo: Bill Cooper (6046387)

4:24pm Friday 16th May 2014

PARTS of the best-loved ballets of all time are being performed at the Gala Theatre this week.

Cathedral concert honours war hero choristers

Durham Times: Festival director and cellist Jonathan Bloxham (center) joins choristers Rupert Browning (9), Beth Stenlake (8) and Liliana Banev (9) and cathedral steward George Hetherington in the Chapter House at Durham Cathedral ahead of the Northern Chords Festival.

4:23pm Friday 16th May 2014

A CATHEDRAL concert of classical music will honour the sacrifice of its former choristers killed during the First World War.

Choral concert steeped in Durham heritage

Durham Times: Durham Choral Society to appear at Durham Cathedral  (5755072)

12:09pm Friday 9th May 2014

A CHORAL concert steeped in local heritage will be held at Durham Cathedral tomorrow (Saturday, May 10).

Messiah on show at the cathedral

Durham Times: Katie Button (5879270)

12:08pm Friday 9th May 2014

Review: Messiah

The poets who captured the true horrors of war

Durham Times: WAR CHRONICLERS: William Noel Hodgson

2:22pm Friday 2nd May 2014

THE words of some of the Great War poets such as Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen are still well known and are some of the most recognisable and evocative literary works we have from the time.

Me, myself and nerves: music legend to go solo

Durham Times: JOAN ARMATRADING: still nervous after all these years

5:07pm Monday 28th April 2014

FOR someone who has appeared on stage for more than four decades, it’s hard to believe that Joan Armatrading still gets nervous.

Sound of Simon and Garfunkel is brought to life

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEAN Elliott never intended to become Paul Simon. The performer who played Buddy Holly for two years in London and on tour in Buddy – The Musical came up with the idea of developing a show about Simon and Garfunkel.

Art display of days from an earlier era

Durham Times: ARTIST: Olly Burton shows off his exhibition at Durham Town Hall

4:49pm Friday 11th April 2014

ART depicting Durham as it was in days gone by is on display in its town hall.

Morecambe show to bring sunshine

Durham Times: LAUGHTER: Olivier award-winning play, Morcambe

4:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

GALA Theatre bosses are hoping to bring you sunshine this summer.

Oriental museum hosting work by Palestinian artists

Durham Times: DISPLAY: A painting by Hazem Hareb

3:15pm Friday 4th April 2014

PAINTINGS by two Palestinian artists will go on show in Durham today.

A ‘homecoming’ gig for folk singer

Durham Times: Bright Season in action

3:13pm Friday 4th April 2014

A FOLK singer and guitarist is looking forward to a ‘homecoming’ gig in Durham.

Director needed for community choir

3:12pm Friday 4th April 2014

A COMMUNITY choir is on the look-out for a new musical director.

Foul and fare days: grandson of lord tells of bus driving life

Durham Times: AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Thomas Beaumont with a copy of his new book

11:46am Friday 28th March 2014

THE grandson of a lord who became a bus driver after being educated at Eton has written a book about his exploits behind the wheel.

Hair today...

Durham Times: WORKS: Gina-Maria Marchella’s Foam

11:45am Friday 28th March 2014

AN ART exhibition featuring human hair opens in Durham today.

Andy’s hoping for peak performance at show

11:43am Friday 28th March 2014

MOUNTAIN climbing comedian Andy Kirkpatrick will speak in Durham this week.

What are the Great Train Robbers’ links with Durham?

Durham Times: WORDS: Author Mike Gray

10:41am Friday 21st March 2014

IT was arguably the crime of the century. After tampering with railway line signals, a 15-strong gang of robbers held up a Royal Mail train and stole £2.6m – the equivalent of £46m in today’s money.


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