PATRON EVENTS 2017


Cathedral by Night,
Wednesday 7 June, 4.15pm-6.00pm, Priors Hall (All Patrons)
Join us for this early evening opportunity to explore the work of our Stonemasons. The event includes a visit to their workshop with demonstrations and updates from the work taking place on the Central Tower and our plans for conservation work and repair going forward. A reception will follow.

Magna Carta, Private View,
Monday 19 June, 6.30pm - 9.00pm (Oswald+)
Oswald and Bede Patrons are cordially invited to a private view of our Magna Carta exhibition. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see all three issues of Durham Cathedral’s Magna Carta, including the 1216, 1225 and 1300 issues alongside their associated Forest Charters, from 1217, 1225 and 1300.

Summer Networking Event,
Thursday 6 July, Monks Garden, 6.00- 8.00pm (Young Patrons)
This is a joint event with Durham Young Professional's Network. Join us for their Summer Garden Party for an opportunity to meet fellow professionals in and around the city, while enjoying the Monks Garden this summer.

Treasures of St Cuthbert, Preview,
Friday 28 July, 6.30pm - 9.00pm (Oswald+)
Oswald and Bede Patrons are cordially invited to a private view of the installation of the Treasures of St Cuthbert in the Great Kitchen, their final resting place.The Treasures of St Cuthbert have been a focus for prayer and veneration by Christians for centuries. They include his coffin, his pectoral cross, precious silk textiles, portable altar and comb, alongside the original Sanctuary Knocker.

To RSVP to any of the above events please contact Sophia Stovall on 0191 384 4055 or sophia.stovall@durhamcathedral.co.uk

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Textiles: Painting with the Needle, Private View (Oswald+)
Monday 21 November, 6.30-8.30pm
Patrons are invited to join us for this Private View of the new exhibition Textiles: Painting with the Needle, featuring some of the most unique items in the Cathedral's collections.

Christmas Reception, (All Patrons)
Join us for a warming glass of mulled wine and a mince pie or two, as we get ready to welcome in the new year. This is an informal opportunity to mingle with fellow supporters, and perhaps enjoy the Christmas Festival and Market or a carol concert beforehand making it a very festive afternoon indeed.

Meet the Dean (All Patrons)
Patrons are invited to an exclusive evening with the Dean of Durham, the Very Revd Andrew Tremlett. This event is an opportunity for Patrons to get to meet our new Dean while hearing news and updates from the Cathedral. 

Young Patrons Picnic(Young Patrons)
We hope for sunshine for the second annual Young Patron's Picnic. Join fellow Young Patrons for an informal afternoon in one of the Cathedral's beautiful gardens.

Capture the Cathedral, (Aidan +)
Tuesday 12 July, Durham Cathedral, 6.00-9.00pm
Enjoy having the Cathedral to yourself for this private photography evening with professional photographer Peter Burmann, who will be on hand to offer handy tips to take that perfect photo.

Open Treasure Preview, (Oswald +)
Thursday 21 July, Chapter House, 6.00-9.00pm
Oswald and Bede Patrons will be able to enjoy a curatorial introduction and private view of the museum and exhibitons, before Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's new museum and gallery opens its doors on Saturday 23 July.

Cathedral by Night, Live from the Library, 
(All Patrons)
Patrons joined us for an evening with a special focus on our recently refurbished Refectory Library. Patrons had the opportunity to meet the Cathedral’s Collections Team, hear about what is involved when caring for the early printed collection and viewed items which had been specially selected for them.

Annual Patron & Corporate Reception,
(All Patrons)
This is the annual reception, taking place over the same weekend as the Cathedral's celebrates St Cuthbertstide.

Romancing the Stone, (Young Patrons)
Over the years Durham Cathedral has provided a romantic backdrop for important moments in peoples' lives.  Love has been shown in a variety of ways, from falling in love at Durham Cathedral as students, to being proposed to at the top of the Cathedral Tower.  

30th Anniversary Inaugural Lecture,
(All Patrons)
Jane Gibson, Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator opened a lecture series that focuses on all the UK sites which are celebrating their World Heritage Site anniversary with us.  Over the rest of the year, Durham will have visiting speakers from the other six UK sites, who will visit and tell us about their particular challenges and new developments. This event was followed by a drinks reception at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

Meet the Producers Lumiere,
(All Patrons)
Patrons had the opportunity to hear from Helen Marriage, Director and colleagues from Artichoke, the producer of Lumiere about highlights from 2016's programme and the Cathedral's role in the festival. This event was followed by a reception and private view of the Litre of Light, designed by local artist Mick Stephenson, which saw Durham Cathedral's Rose Window recreated from 12,000 plastic bottles in the Cathedral Cloister.

Night in the Bell Tower, (Young Patrons)
Young Patrons braved the stairs for a special film 'scream'ing in the Cathedral's Bell Tower. Drinks and the obligatory popcorn was served.