Taking Shakespeare on tour
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Taking Shakespeare on tour

Castle Theatre Company’s summer Shakespeare Tour is an annual tradition going back decades at Durham. Every year, a group of student actors, musicians and creatives, prepare a Shakespeare comedy and take it on tour, performing it at venues around the south of England in July. While affiliated with University College, the team…
Performing live at Sage Gateshead with Sir Tom!
EventsMusic

Performing live at Sage Gateshead with Sir Tom!

Following a (surprisingly) successful audition in late-September 2017, I first rehearsed with Durham University Orchestral Society (DUOS) in my very first week of university. I was immediately overwhelmed by the high standard of the orchestra, as well as the quantity of exciting opportunities on offer. That year, we performed in…
The 'fashion' show must go on!
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The 'fashion' show must go on!

I began planning the Durham University Charity Fashion Show (DUCFS) along with my colleagues in May 2020 when we believed Covid-19 to be a short-lived reality. Over a year later I am still planning the event during a worldwide pandemic. It is not the final year I expected or desired however, I have come to learn a lot about…
24 hours of fundraising football!
CollegesEventsSportStudent experience

24 hours of fundraising football!

This year, for the 5th year running, the men and women of Collingwood College AFC are back at it, another 24 hours of football to be played in support of Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RSACC) for Darlington and Country Durham. We want to raise as much money as we can and we need YOUR support. When? This Friday…
Footprint 2021: Taking steps towards a more positive and sustainable future
Durham CityEventsStudent experience

Footprint 2021: Taking steps towards a more positive and sustainable future

Footprint was supposed to be a one off. In 2018, we aimed to bring people together with a lineup of outstanding speakers in an open forum to discuss environmental action in Durham. Little did we know that out of that first event, a group of astonishing Durham students would decide to take the next step and organise Footprint…