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Theatre & The Arts

The Arts thrive at Durham University. Whether you're into painting or music or theatre; directing, managing or performing, you'll find it here. And if you don't, then you'll have every opportunity to set something up yourself. You can get involved in the arts at both university-level and within your own college. The possibilities are endless.

Sam Kingston-Jones' Durham University Experience

Sam Kingston-Jones' Durham University Experience

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Find out about Sam's experience at Durham University as the President of Durham Student Theatre.

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If performing isn't your thing, then Durham offers many other ways in which to enjoy and engage with the arts. The University is home to wonderful art collections, many of which are owned by and displayed within the Colleges. There is a lively student art scene with exhibtions from societies held throughout the year to showcase student talent.

Durham Book Festival

The University has developed close links with the annual Durham Book Festival which brings national and interantional writers to the city. By creating a post of 'Festival Laureate' we have enabled our students to work with Sir Andrew Motion, Simon Armitage and Carol-Ann Duffy and to take part in festival events as volunteers.

All student theatre at Durham is student-led and manged with the support of Experience Durham and Durham Students' Union.

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What's On Guide

For details of events happening in and around the University, from theatre and music to sport and exhibitions check out the What's On Guide.

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Experience Durham is responsible for co-ordinating University sport, staff and student volunteering and outreach, and in partnership with Durham Students Union, student theatre and music

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