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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (c) Charlie Hedley

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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    No Turning Back

    I had to write this blog post as quickly as possible after seeing 1916: No Turning Back at the Gala Theatre in Durham City.

  • A day in the life of a Kynren volunteer

    Kynren - an epic tale of England

    When the news broke in 2015 that ‘Kynren’ was coming to Bishop Auckland I was delighted for my town, but I had no real idea of what it all meant or what was to come.

    By Andrew Corry

  • Spectacular summer of events in Durham

    Spectacular summer of events in Durham

    Durham has a packed year-round calendar of events, but this summer’s programme is one of the most exciting yet as history and heritage is brought to life at amazing attractions and events across the county.

  • An epic preview night for Kynren

    Kynren

    Under a full moon, inside a meander of the River Wear, with the silhouette of Auckland Castle as a backdrop, 2000 years of history sprang to life as Kynren – An Epic Tale of England was told for the first time.

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