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Glass Exchange: The Life of St Bede by Monster Chetwynd and The Moment by Katie Paterson

Saturday 26 March to Sunday 11 September

Bringing together ground-breaking contemporary artists with some of the most highly skilled glass makers in the country, Glass Exchange is an ambitious project led by the National Glass Centre to present four ambitious new art works in locations across the North East, including Durham Cathedral.

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Miners Festival Service: Durham Miners Gala

Saturday 9 July at 3:00 PM

Join the traditional celebration of the local miners in this annual festival, returning for 2022 following the pandemic. The hugely popular Miners Festival Service at Durham Cathedral has been part of every Gala since 1897. 

This service will be livestreamed on Durham Cathedral's Facebook page.

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Evensong and Farewell to the Dean of Durham and Choir Dismissal

Sunday 10 July at 3:30 PM

At this service the cathedral community bids farewell to Andrew Tremlett as Dean of Durham, and the departing members of Durham Cathedral Choir.

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Meet Saint Bede: Durham Cathedral Museum exhibition

Monday 11 July to Saturday 29 October

Durham Cathedral Museum’s new exhibition, Meet Saint Bede, gives a snapshot illuminating Bede’s life and legacy with loaned objects and items from the cathedral’s collections.

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Under 5s Forest School

Friday 10 June to Friday 15 July
Durham Cathedral
Engage your child with the great outdoors in tailored sessions on Durham Cathedral’s woodlands and riverbanks. See your child develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our outdoor classroom. Book online here.

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Durham Brass Festival: LYR & Easington Colliery Band

Friday 15 July at 7:30 PM

As Durham Brass Festival returns for 2022, we're hosting a performance from LYR together with The Easington Colliery Band.

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Durham Brass Festival: Richard Hawley & NASUWT Riverside Band

Saturday 16 July at 7:00 PM

With the return of Durham Brass Fesitval this year, Richard Hawley and NASUWT Riverside Band take the stage. 

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Meet Saint Bede summer holiday activities

Friday 22 July to Sunday 4 September

Meet Saint Bede this summer through free activities and trails in the cathedral, Mondays to Saturdays 10am-4pm during the school holidays.
 

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Meat Loaf by Candlelight

Friday 22 July at 8:00 PM

Join us for an incredible night of Meat Loaf Anthems by candlelight.

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Riverbanks History Walk

Saturday 23 July to Saturday 24 September

The woodlands and riverbanks that surround the cathedral are a hidden gem, rich in the natural and cultural heritage of the area. The history walk is 1.5 miles long and reveals secrets about the hidden heritage of the cathedral’s woodlands and riverbanks.

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Meet the Monk at Durham Cathedral Museum

Tuesday 26 July to Tuesday 30 August

On Tuesdays in the summer holidays meet the monk roaming the museum to learn more about how the medieval monks of Durham Cathedral once lived, cooked, slept and studied in the spaces that today house the museum.
 

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Summer Organ Recital Series: David Hill

Wednesday 27 July at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ. 

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Monk Summer School

Thursday 28 July to Thursday 1 September

Get a hands-on experience of the life and skills of the medieval monks who once lived at Durham Cathedral. Each week of the summer holidays have a go at different activities like dyeing fabrics, making flatbreads, and decorating manuscripts. Suitable for families with children aged 7+. 
 

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Queen by Candlelight

Friday 29 July at 8:00 PM

Following a run of sell-out shows across the UK in 2021, experience an incredible night of Queen Anthems performed by candlelight at Durham Cathedral.

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Flag-making workshops

Monday 1 August

Make a fabric patchwork rainbow flag to wave in the school holidays! Sharon from the Raggy Robin sewing room will be leading these free workshops, and showing you how to hand sew a textile flag using the Japanese method of ‘boro’.

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Summer Organ Recital Series: William McVicker

Wednesday 3 August at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ. 

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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Cinderella

Friday 5 August at 7:00 PM

Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is possible especially if it is before midnight.

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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday 9 August at 7:00 PM

Join family and friends for what promises to be a splendid evening of the summer as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in this unforgettable love story.

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Summer Organ Recital Series: Ian Shaw

Wednesday 10 August at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ. 

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Queen by Candlelight

Friday 12 August at 8:00 PM

Following a run of sell-out shows across the UK in 2021, experience an incredible night of Queen Anthems performed by candlelight at Durham Cathedral.

 

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Summer Organ Recital Series: Joseph Beech

Wednesday 17 August at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ. 

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Twelfth Night - the Handlebards

Wednesday 24 August at 7:00 PM

Join The HandleBards at Durham Cathedral for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

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Summer Organ Recital Series: John Kitchen

Wednesday 24 August at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ. 

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Summer Organ Recital Series: Ronny Krippner

Wednesday 31 August at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ. 

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Meat Loaf by Candlelight

Thursday 1 September to Friday 2 September

Join us for two incredible nights of Meat Loaf Anthems by candlelight.

 

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Summer Organ Recital Series: Daniel Cook

Wednesday 7 September at 7:30 PM
Distinguished organists join Durham Cathedral's organists for a recital series on the cathedral's magnificent 1876 Harrison & Harrison organ.

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Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents 21st century Abba and Elton

Friday 4 November to Saturday 5 November at 7:30 PM

Come together with family and friends to listen to the live sounds of some of the greatest performers of all time in Abba and Elton John.

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Roma by Anthony Lo-Giudice

Friday 18 November at 7:30 PM

ROMA is a dance theatre production that explores the notions of belonging, nationhood and cross-cultural identity, told through the semi-biographical account of Anthony's English mother and Sicilian father. ?

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The Snowman including Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Wednesday 21 December

Make it a Christmas to remember with a special screening of family-favourite The Snowman, accompanied by a live orchestra.

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