Playing for the Prince
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Playing for the Prince

I was informed of the wonderful news of the royal visit last summer, which was months before the official announcement, along with just a few of my peers. Whilst we were of course very thrilled, it was very tough not being able to share the news with anyone else! Being aware of the identity of our VIP made me…
#RoyalVisit
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#RoyalVisit

I happen to come from a family that LOVES the royals. We love the tradition, the pomp and ceremony, and the pageantry. We are those nutters you see on telly who, instead of having their public holiday relaxing at home, are on the first train to London to go and sit on the Mall, decked out in red, white and blue. We were there at…
DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!
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DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!

Seussical, the Broadway and West End musical, is a show based on the magical tales of Dr Seuss. It features the world-renowned characters in a brand-new story, using Dr Seuss’s infamous signature style. DULOG (Durham University Light Opera Group) has chosen to take on Seussical as the Gala production; the biggest show of the…
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…
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…
All that Jazz!
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All that Jazz!

Every Sunday evening from 8, the Jazz lovers of Durham descend on Empty Shop, at the end of Framwellgate bridge (the building opposite Starbucks- you’ve have to ring the door bell but trust me it’s worth it! Ok, shameless plug over). Personally, becoming a member of the Jazz Soc Exec sort of happened by accident for me.