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24 June 2019

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Merry housewives of Windsor

2:00pm to 8:00pm, Dorwick Suite, Trevelyan College, Durham

Summer in the City
Falstaff, having played fast and loose with his money, attempts to seduce the rich but married Mistresses Ford and Page. However, these strong-independent-women-that-don't-need-no-men are far from impressed and devise their own plan to make a fool out of Falstaff. Meanwhile multiple suitors compete for the love of ambivalent millennial Anne Page'. Throw in a Welsh priest, a French doctor and a whole heap of drama and you have a show worthy of binging.

Prehistoric Pioneers: a journey through life in Bronze Age Britain

10:00am to 4:00pm, Museum of Archaeology

This exciting exhibition explores the daily lives of our prehistoric ancestors. Discover their pioneering inventions, and a never-before-seen Bronze Age hoard recently discovered in County Durham. Explore life in ancient Britain, from warfare to rituals, and the way Bronze Age people buried weapons and treasure in hidden hoards. This exhibition gives a face to prehistoric people, and challenges the idea that these were ‘primitive’ cultures.

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7:30pm to 9:00pm, Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College, DUrham

Summer in the City
Fifteen years ago, Ray and Una were in love. They planned on running away to start a new life together in Europe. Fifteen years ago, Una was twelve and Ray was forty. Now, Una has come back to confront Ray about what he did to her. What follows is an intense discussion about love and abuse, and how the two may be intertwined.


7:30pm to 9:00pm, Trevelyan College, Durham

Summer in the City
The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.

Woodplayers Summer Showcase

1:45pm to 1:45pm, Mark Hillery Arts Centre

Join us at the Mark Hillery Arts Centre on Saturday 22 June at 2.30pm, Sunday 23 June at 7.30pm an Monday 24 June at 2.30pm for an evening of musical theatre.

Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

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

Exhibition by photographer James Sebright on the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora.

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Summer in the City

1:50am to 11:50pm, Venues throughout Durham City

Together with Durham County Council, we’re supporting a fantastic new festival celebrating the very best theatre, music and art Durham has to offer. Summer in the City will include a host of exciting cultural events at venues across the City. From Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan to art exhibitions and workshops, there’s something for everyone.
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Things from Home

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

This installation of contemporary ceramics is inspired by the objects, landscapes and food that international students miss most when they are away from home. The works were created by award winning ceramic artist, Katrin Moye.

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Letterbox Productions presents 'All Over Lovely'

7:00pm to 8:00pm, St John's College Bar, South Bailey, Durham

Summer in the City
Two women meet after years apart... All Over Lovely by Claire Dowie is a challenging and passionate two woman play framing a furious debate about politicised feminism and sexuality.
First performed by the quirky playwright herself, ’All Over Lovely’ is a challenging, biting dialogue about adolescent sexual awakening, politicised lesbianism and womanhood, asking the question, what are we prepared to compromise when it comes to feminism?

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Tours of Durham Castle

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Durham Castle is open to visitors by guided tour which averages 45-60 minutes.
There will be Guided tours at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm.

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In Pursuit of Elegance: Chinese Jades from the Arnhold Collection

Oriental Museum

An exhibition celebrating the elegance of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese jades from the Arnhold collection of Chinese art.

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New Song: Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century

1:00pm to 9:30pm, Ushaw College, Durham

A conference bringing together leading scholars from around the world to discuss the why and how of reading Biblical Hebrew poetry as Scripture in today's world. The aim of the conference is recontextualization with the goal of moving beyond reconstructive historical work to constructive theological work. More information at

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Prehistoric Pioneers: the Creation of a Student led museum exhibition & Life and Death in Bronze Age Britain

3:00pm to 5:00pm, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library

Join us for a special two-part talk.

Durham University Bronze Age specialist and former British Museum curator Dr Ben Roberts (now of the Department of Archaeology, Durham University) will discuss life and death in Bronze Age Britain.

This will be followed by current MA students in the Museum and Artefact Studies program sharing their behind-the-scenes experience of creating the Prehistoric Pioneers exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology.

This talk is free of charge and will take place in the Learning Centre at Palace Green Library.

Booking is required.

Contact or telephone Palace Green Library on 0191 334 2932 to book your place on this talk.

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