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Festivals Online

While our venues remain closed, we still have lots of wonderful festivals you can take part in. Over the coming months we will have an exciting programme of online festivals that celebrate art, faith and culture suitable for the whole family.

Holi Festival 2021

Welcome the spring season to Durham with Holi Festival. Holi is the Indian Spring Festival also known as the Festival of Colours, because the main way to celebrate is to throw brightly coloured powders over friends and family!

This year Holi Festival will be online, so join in the fun with craft activities, story telling and the community voices sharing Holi memories and experiences.

Lunar New Year 2021

Celebrate the year of the Ox with our online event! Wherever you are celebrating the beginning of the lunar new year, we hope you enjoy these crafts, community performances, stories and recipes. A huge thank you to all our community volunteers who sent in videos sharing their experiences and talents of this special time of year

Celebrating world faiths and culture

From Diwali to the Buddha's birthday. Join us for our online, interactive and live world faith and cultural events programme. Co-created with local faith and community groups to create an experience which is fun and accessible for the whole family.

Summer in the City

Durham’s art, music and theatre festival, is going digital. A collaboration between Durham University and Durham County Council, this new online platform will present a programme of cultural and creative events throughout June for everyone to enjoy from home.

Get involved

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver our festival programme. If you are interested please email Charlotte at the Oriental Museum.