2017 PATRON EVENTS 


Capture the Cathedral, (Aidan +)
TBC, 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.

BEASTS, Private View (Oswald+)
TBC, 6.30-8.30pm
Patrons are invited to join us for this Private View of the new exhibition BEASTS, An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times..

Annual Patron & Corporate Reception, 
Saturday 18 March, 3.00-5.00pm 
This is the annual reception, taking place over St Cuthbertstide weekend, celebrating St Cuthbert.

To RSVP to any of the above events or for any queries about your membership please contact Sophia Stovall on 0191 374 4055 or sophia.stovall@durhamcathedral.co.uk
 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

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
Friday 2 December, Prios Hall, 4.00-6.00pm
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 infomral opportunity to mingle with fellow supporters, and perhaps enjoy the Christmas Fevital and Market or a crol concert beforehand making it a very festive afternoon indeed.

Meet the Dean, 
Wednesday 28 September, The Deanery, 6.00-9.00pm
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,
Saturday 2 July, Monks Garden, 2.00-5.00pm
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, 
Tuesday 7 June, The Refectory Library, 6.00-9.00pm
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,
March 2016
This is the annual reception, taking place over the same weekend as the Cathedral's celebrates St Cuthbertstide.

Romancing the Stone, (Young Patrons)
February 2016
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,
February 2016
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,
November 2015
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)
October 2015
Young Patrons braved the stairs for a special film 'scream'ing in the Cathedral's Bell Tower. Drinks and the obligatory popcorn was served.