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Pilgrimage: Pathways to Enlightenment

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

22 May - 24 September
An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, showcasing artefacts related to pilgrimages from the heartlands and furthest reaches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. The exhibition will be based around key pilgrimages from each religion and will focus on themes of pilgrimage travel (a key component of any spiritual journey).

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham

10:00am to 4:45pm, Palace Green Library

This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.
Admission to this exhibition is free.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Korean Cultural Festival

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Monday 18 - Sunday 31 May
Join us for a two week celebration of all aspects of Korean culture including music, crafts and food. For details of individual events visit the website www.durham.ac.uk/oriental.museum 

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


A Walk Announced

12:00pm to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Art Exhibition
On Thursday 16 April 2015, artist Zoë Anderson started walking 1000 miles. Visitors to Durham University’s Oriental Museum can explore Anderson’s journey through a new artwork, ‘A Walk Announced’. Anderson will cover a distance of 25 miles per day, six days per week and expects to complete her journey on 1st June 2015.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The Enlightened One: printed Buddhist art

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH
2 April - 7 June
This exhibition showcases Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections, contrasting traditional single colour woodblock printing with modern, mass-produced full colour imagery including prints from Tibet, India, China, Korea and Singapore.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Global Economy: The Cause and Effect of Economic Phenomena around the World

10:30am to 1:00pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

Ustinov College Seminar
The term "global economy" seems a familiar term, but what exactly does it mean to you? Come along to ur seminar to find out what it means to our amazing speakers who will share their knowledge and insights on important economic phenomena around the world.

Contact ustinov.seminar@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Taekwondo Demonstrations & Taster Classes

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Korean Cultural Festival
Members of the Billingham Taekwondo group will be in the museum to demonstrate the Korean martial art, Taekwondo. Taekwondo was developed in the 1940s and is characterised by high kicks to the body and head. There will be two demonstrations of this high-paced style in the museum throughout the day and two classes.
This is a free event, but classes need to be booked online in advance.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Crazy Carving

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

The Oriental Museum is full of interesting sculptures and carvings. Explore our collections and carve your own masterpiece from soap.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Victorious Vikings

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May
Children can imagine sailing away with this weekend's craft activity, making their very own mini Viking ship!

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Ushaw String Quartet

3:00pm to 5:00pm, Ushaw College

Ushaw String Quartet will be performing a programme including Haydn Op.76 No.2 "Fifths" and Grieg Opus 27 No.1.
Tickets £6 at the door.


A Night at the Movies

7:30pm, Durham Cathedral

Durham Festival of the Arts
Durham University Symphony Orchestra, Palatinate Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Northern Lights A Cappella, Light Opera Group , Opera Ensemble, Big Band, Brass Band and the DUMS Chorus launch the Festival of teh Arts, performing this musical spectacular in Durham Cathedral, taking you to a night at the movies.



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