Have I told you how much I love where we live? Seriously there is always something new happening and Durham has the right to be called a cultural mecca. We are never short on places to go and things to do so I have listed below a few things that we are taking part in this month.
Whether you are wanting to spend the day out with the children or needing time out there really is something for everyone!
DINE IN DURHAM – January
DURHAM CITY CENTRE
19.01.17 TO 22.01.17
Look out for the amazing £5, £10 and £15 meal deals in Durham City this weekend. If you’re a fan of food, you’ll be spoilt for choice by what’s on our menu. From large national chains to independent eateries, the food offering in Durham City is second to none.
Bella Italia are offering 2 courses for £15 and Fat Hippo 2 courses for £10.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS: NETSUKE AND JAPANESE MEN’S FASHION
JAPAN GALLERY, ORIENTAL MUSEUM
22.12.16 TO 21.03.17
Japan Gallery, Oriental Museum
A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories.
Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan.
This exhibition was developed in partnership with the British Museum, and is generously supported by the Dorset Foundation.
Image: Goldfish netsuke, early 1800s © Trustees of the British Museum
DURHAM OUTDOOR MARKET
DURHAM MARKET PLACE
07.01.17 TO 30.12.17
Durham’s Saturday Outdoor Retail Market in the Market Place every Saturday from 9am and is well worth a visit for homemade cheeses, cupcakes, homeware and so much more!
VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS DURHAM CITY CENTRE
Connor Thomas and friends are back in a showcase of some of the finest local and emerging musical talent in Durham across three venues:
6pm – 9pm Head of Steam (Reform Place)
6pm – 9pm Lounge Street Cafe & Bar (Silver Street)
7pm -10pm Starbucks at the Durham Marriott Hotel (Elvet)
Line up includes:
Connor Thomas, Corey Spence, Jonathan Honor, The Regulars, Cara Pearson, Jordan Bailey, Tony Gowland and Buddha’s Last T-Party
Starbucks at the Durham Marriott Hotel: Connor Thomas
Lounge Street Cafe & Bar: Corey Spence
Head of Steam: Jonathan Payne
DURHAM VOCAL FESTIVAL
28.01.17 TO 04.02.17
This week of vocal music will celebrate the finest vocal music locally, nationally and internationally. The choral heritage of Durham is part of the fabric of the area and this week serves to offer a flavour of that from the UK premier of Defiant requiem: Verdi at Terezin, to the internationally known Kings Singers, Will Todd and National Youth Choir Fellowship Programme culminating in the North East Festival of Youth Choirs celebrating the diverse talent of young choral music in the area.
PALACE GREEN LIBRARY
28.01.17 TO 29.01.17
28 January 2017 – 29 January 2017 , 13:00 to 15:00
Create a dream diary for you to fill in with all of your happiest dreams. They could be what you want or what you have actually dreamt.
All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Let me know if you visit any, I know we have a diary full of fabulous things to do this month so we hope to see you at some of the amazing days out in Durham!