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Dance and Drama

All the world's a stage and no where is this more obvious that at Durham University, home to a wealth of performing talent, with colleges and student societies presenting a wonderful range of comedy, drama and music, both old and new. Durham Student Theatre group incorporates many different production companies including DULOG, Durham Shakespeare Company, Castle Theatre Company, as well as several companies based at the individual colleges, offering a lively programme, showcasing performing talent and developing backstage skills. 

The recently refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre plays host to live performances every week of term and is available as a venue for public performances out of term time.  

Friday 22 May 2015

Film Showing: The Terror Live

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Korean Cultural Festival
The Terror Live is a film of suspense, drama and intrigue. The story follows Young-Hwa Yoon, once a top national news anchor but who has now been demoted to radio news as he attempts to get his title back through an exclusive live broadcast with a terrorist. Korean with English subtitles.
Korean film board rating: 15, viewer discretion is advised.
No visitors under the age of 15 will be allowed to see this film.
 

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


Saturday 23 May 2015

Oriental Museum Korean Gallery Tour & Meet the Curator

2:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Korean Cultural Festival
Want to know more about the Korean collections? Come and visit the Oriental Museum after the summer object rotations to view the collections of the Korean gallery, hear the fascinating stories behind the exquisite pieces and meet the curator, Lauren Barnes.
Free with entry to the museum, no need to book. 2-3pm.

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


Monday 25 May 2015

Words Escape Me

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

Ustinov College Cafe des Arts
A night of spoken poetry presented to you by poets from around the world. Come and enjoy the sheer beauty of art in different tongues. English translations will follow. Do not miss this night of international poetry. Guest readers will include Teesside poets featured in the Break-Out anthology.

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


Thursday 28 May 2015

Children's Film Showing: Daisy: A Hen into the Wild

2:00pm to 3:30pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Korean Cultural Festival
Children’s Film showing of the animated tale. Daisy is a hen who dreams of freedom from her battery cages and escapes to the pond. Here she meets many new friends and becomes a Mum to an adopted duckling. Come with Daisy on this incredible journey of love, friendship and parenthood.
Rated PG. Refreshments provided. Free with entry to the museum, no need to book.

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


Friday 29 May 2015

Film Screening and Q&A with actor Ignasi M

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

Durham Pride Lecture Series
Presents an evening with Ignasi Millet and Diego Córdoba, protagonists of the critically-acclaimed documentary film Ignasi M (dir. Ventura Pons, 2013). Film screening starts at 7PM and it will be followed by a Q&A session with Santiago Fouz Hernández, Ignasi Millet and Diego Córdoba. Viewer Discretion Advised.

Contact santiago.fouz@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 11 June 2015

The Comedy of Errors

3:00pm, Fellows' Garden, Durham Castle
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th June
As we prepare to embark on our famous annual Summer Shakespeare Tour across the South of England, join Castle Theatre Company in the beautiful setting of Durham Castle's Fellows' Garden for a delightful afternoon of one of Shakespeare's finest comedies.
Picnics and blankets are encouraged... It promises to be a good'n!

Contact george.rexstrew@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 17 June 2015

'Yes, Prime Minister' by Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

7:30pm to 10:00pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham

17 - 19 June
From the writers of the original television series 'Yes, Minister' and 'Yes, Prime Minister', comes the equally sharply satirical stage version, brought to you by Ooook! Productions as part of our traditional summer sitcom spectacle!

Contact i.v.rolfe@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 22 June 2015

The Durham Showcase

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms

Celebrate Gradualtion Week by joining some of Durham Student Theatre's finest talent for a night of high quality drama, before the show is taken to London. The night will consist of a selection of scenes staring our troupe -chosen by a panel of industry professionals- intertwined with original writing.

Contact thedurhamshowcase@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Friday 17 July 2015

Ushaw Ceilidh

7:30pm to 9:15pm, Ushaw College, Durham

Great music and dance with local musicians resonating in the wonderful setting of Pugin’s great Refectory. For details see the website. Licensed café bar. Tickets £6 on the door or available at tickets@Ushaw.org

Contact tickets@Ushaw.org for more information about this event.


Durham Student Theatre

Durham Student Theatre is the union for drama at Durham University.

Experience Durham

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