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25 April 2015

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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.


'Old Times' by Harold Pinter

5:30pm, The Horsfall Room, St. Chad's College
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 April
Raving Mask Theatre begins the Easter term program as they embark upon on Pinter’s most enigmatic play, ‘Old Times’.

Contact matilda.hunter@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms, Durham

Thursay 23 - Saturday 25 April
Join the talented cast and crew of Aidan's College Theatre, for the biggest battle of the sexes to hit Durham this year. What better way to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, than to be transported to the 1920s, and watch his comedy classic, "The Taming of the Shrew."

Contact l.k.chapman@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle
Monday 20 - Thursday 30 April
Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

Contact castle.tours@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Vietnam: A Nation not a War

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

30 January - 26 April
The exhibition mixes historic and contemporary objects from Vietnam with contemporary works by British artist Anthony Key to explore national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and belonging in Vietnam.

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


On Seeing the Author Exhibition

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

30 January - 26 April
Thinking about the author has always been important in thinking about the words. Research is brought together in a fascinating new exhibition at Palace Green Library.

Contact pg.library@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.


Digital Pilgrimage Exhibition

10:15am to 6:00pm, St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle

An exhibition of art, prayers and reflections on the theme of pilgrimage, hosted in the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in Newcastle. This exhibition will travel to five other venues in Newcastle and Gateshead later in the summer.

Contact t.r.b.hutchings@dur.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.


Ustinov Seminar presents 'Africa: Interdisciplinary Conversations and Experiences'

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

What does Africa mean to you? Come along to our first seminar this term to find out what it means to postgraduate researchers and academics who will share their knowledge and insights on a continent about which many of us know so little.

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


Who do you think they are?

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 April
Get inspired by our exhibition and create a crazy portrait of some of our best known authors.

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


Wonderful Worms!

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

Find out how silk is made, and try some Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts in today's family activity at the Oriental museum

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


Renaissance - 'Darkness into Light'

7:30pm to 9:45pm, Ushaw College

Renaissance will be performing with Ben Rowath in St Cuthbert's Chapel of Ushaw College. Ushaw - open for music! Tickets £10 - available at the Gala Theatre, Durham



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