Delivering the Durham Dragon
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Delivering the Durham Dragon

[Or: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Em] The beauty of Durham is that, as unassuming as its pastoral beauty may make it appear, it could never be accused of being predictable. Call it what you will – initiative, invention, or simple quirkiness – the ingenuity and originality expressed by the University community has…
Creating Durham Drama Festival 2018
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Creating Durham Drama Festival 2018

For the 43rd year in a row over 120 students have come together to produce the Durham Drama Festival. From the 4 -11 February the student theatre community of Durham will perform nine full length shows and five extracts, all written, directed, teched and performed by students. The annual Drama Festival is a wonderful…
What does it take to put on a show?
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What does it take to put on a show?

Durham Student Theatre (DST) collectively puts on about 90 shows from 26 individual theatre companies annually. Chances are, during your time in Durham, you will have gone to watch at least one of these entirely student produced and performed shows. The talented cast, aided by lighting design and sound effects, would have left…
Get in the swing - try swing dancing!
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Get in the swing - try swing dancing!

When I was approached by a vintage-clad stranger in my hometown a couple of years ago, I only had a vague idea of what swing dancing might be. Due to my love of the 1940s (and the effect that had on my wardrobe) people had mentioned swing dance to me a couple of times before, but it was only after finding myself near-obsessively…
Top Tips for Lumiere 2017
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Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on…
Music Durham - Lunchtime Concert Series
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Music Durham - Lunchtime Concert Series

These concerts are run by students; performed by students, but for EVERYONE. The Music Durham Lunchtime Concert Series proudly showcases the plethora of musical talent within the University. This term, the series covers an exciting array of ensembles and repertoire. From musical theatre to classical soloists, the Lunchtime…