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What's On

Exhibitions

Sunday 27 May 2018

Out of the blue

10:00am to 6:00pm, Trevelyan College Bar, Elvet Hill Road

Trevelyan College Art Exhibition
'Out of the Blue', exhibition of linocuts from local artist Janice Earley to be held in Trevelyan College bar from Monday 30 April to 1Friday June.
Janice Earley's work relates to the environment, in particular North Yorkshire with its coast and harbours and conveys the reflective qualities of water. Her work has been reproduced in printmaking books and sold through a number of exhibitions and galleries, including the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.

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


Hidden Women

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

New tour highlights the 'hidden women' at the Oriental Museum

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


Khyal: Music and Imagination

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

Led by Durham University’s Music Department, this multimedia exhibition brings together visual artists and musicians to explore diverse visual responses to Indian classical music.

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


The Hills are High

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

An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year.

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


Everyone's History: 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

10:00am to 5:00pm, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library

This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act and also the archaeology that is discovered everyday by the public.

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


Wednesday 30 May 2018

Happy Hedgehogs

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

Come and see our beautiful Middle-eastern hedgehog pot and make your own spiky hedgehog to take home.

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


Friday 1 June 2018

Autism friendly activities: Powerful Pots

10:00am to 12:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families are invited to take part in our quiet-time craft activities. Create your own beautiful Chinese pot from clay.

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


Saturday 2 June 2018

Delightful Death Masks

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

Have a look at our beautiful Ancient Egyptian mummy masks and create your own mask to take home.

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


Monday 4 June 2018

Showing of Jurassic Park with discussion

6:30pm to 9:00pm, Ustinov College Sheraton Park Café (postcode: DH1 4FL)

Watch Jurassic Park and discuss it with a (animatronic) dinosaur zookeeper!
“Life will find a way.”
Considered an instant classic, Jurassic Park (1993) spawned four sequels and inspired a whole generation of scientists. Come watch it at this special event! After the showing, we will discuss how our understanding of dinosaurs changed over 20 years?

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


Saturday 16 June 2018

Celebrating Eid-al-Fitr

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

Find out about the Islamic Festival of Eid and make a beautiful Eid hanging decoration.

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


Saturday 23 June 2018

Rain rain go away

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

Find out about the rainy season in Japan and make a fine weather doll.

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


Saturday 30 June 2018

Quack Quack

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

Ducks symbolise peace and affection. Have a look at our lovely Korean wedding ducks and make your own duck puppet.

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


Friday 21 September 2018

Scaling the Heights

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

Bringing mountaineering literature to life

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