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…
My Chelsea Pensioner guests at Graduation
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My Chelsea Pensioner guests at Graduation

As part of the obligatory mid-life crisis, I decided to quit my job and return to full-time education. With no particular career path in mind I applied for a place on the MA International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University, with the only premise being that it complemented my BA in archaeology. Military…
Remembering Graduation 1968
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Remembering Graduation 1968

Ing. Emeritus Professor Victor Esehwanu Heathcote Strasser-King, Bsc. (Durham), PhD (Manchester), FGS (London), CGeol (London), Minst.MM (Britain), CEng (Britain), PEng, FRC, FSLIE, Dip. It is an honour and privilege to join the Durham University family to celebrate 50 Years of my graduation. My degree (BSc. Geology and…
A Magical Christmas in Durham Castle
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A Magical Christmas in Durham Castle

“A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day.” Quote from Du Zai Yi Xiang Wei Yi Ke, Mei Feng Jia Jie Bei Si Qi (独在异乡为 异客,每逢佳节倍思亲)”. This extract from the famous Chinese poem ‘On the mountain holiday thinking of my…
A Crafty Christmas Market
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A Crafty Christmas Market

Durham Christmas Festival is an annual event held every December and features traders and entertainers from the North East. The festival was spread across the city centre, with the festivities focused in and around the Cathedral and Castle- two World Heritage Sites. It’s a fantastic day out and an opportunity to do some…
The Ginormous Turkey
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The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly…
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…
Dazzling first night at Lumiere 2017
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Dazzling first night at Lumiere 2017

It was a lovely Thursday evening in Durham, but what made it extra special was the Lumiere event – one of the UK’s largest light festivals all around the city centre – the perfect excuse to take a break from your studies. This is in Durham until 19 November, so don’t miss out as I highly recommend you come (and bring a…