‘The Balkans’: How we made a 3 part Amazon documentary series whilst studying at Durham
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‘The Balkans’: How we made a 3 part Amazon documentary series whilst studying at Durham

For the past 18 months, myself and fellow Durham students have been working on a 3 part documentary series for Amazon Prime Video. As a group, we carried out all elements of production. The series, ‘The Balkans’ has been a long time in the making. The process involved adapting to the scenario and ‘working with what…
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…