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2017 News and Events

Brass Festival Tickets on sale

Durham's BRASS Festival returns for its 11th year celebrating the best of brass from soul to jazz to traditional and classical across 10 days.

Running from Friday 7 to Sunday 16 July, the festival showcases the broadest possible range of brass music. Full details and tickets for the events are available at Brassfestival

(added April 2017)

Lumiere Festival 

Lumiere festival to be 'bigger, bolder and brighter than ever' with new £250k investment

Durham's Lumiere festival has £250k in funding from backers Wellcome and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Produced by creative charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council, the UK's largest festival of light has become an increasingly-popular event of the North East's cultural calendar.

In 2015 an estimated 200,000 people journeyed to Durham to see the attraction, generating  £9.6m for the local economy.

Wellcome has awarded a grant of £150k to support the creation of Cosmoscope, a major installation commissioned by Artichoke and developed by artist Simeon Nelson.

The Garfield Weston Foundation has awarded Lumiere £100k as part of the programme of proactive funding it is carrying out across the North East.

(added April 2017)

CEF to bring dozens of new jobs to Durham with £11m data centre opening

Electrical products and services supplier CEF has revealed plans to open an £11m IT, data and marketing centre in County Durham.

The site, which will act as the company's new IT and marketing headquarters, will generate 'dozens' of new jobs for the area according to the electrical wholesaler.

Designed by international practice FaulknerBrowns Architects, the facility is expected to open in 2018.

(added April 2017)