Events Diary

The World Heritage Site is a hive of activity, with many concerts, plays, talks and other events. What will you find of interest?

The events shown are taking place on or around Durham World Heritage Site. If you are organising an event, please tell us about it.

Stories of Sanctuary

  • 21 Thursday 21st March 2019 at 7.30pm Location: Durham Cathedral, the Nave Tickets £15 (concession £12) from https://storiesofsanctuary.co.uk/tour/

Following the success of the launch last year, the Stories of Sanctuary community project returns to the North East! An emotive and poignant show of original songs written and performed by those with experience of seeking sanctuary, linking the past with the present. Drawing on Durham’s rich history of offering sanctuary – from the arrival of an exiled monastic community seeking sanctuary from the Vikings to modern stories of fleeing the civil war in Syria – Stories of Sanctuary warmly invites you into the project that inspired infectious friendships as well as deeply beautiful songs.

Stories of Sanctuary is made up of the Sanctuary Seekers Choir, featuring the National Syrian Orchestra’s Raghad Haddad along with the project’s curator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher. The project was rated 9/10 at its sold-out premiere at Durham Cathedral in October 2018 and the choir performed an exclusive set in the Houses of Parliament with partner organisation City of Sanctuary in November 2018.

Events Diary

  • 20

    Landscapes Exhibition

    Today at 9.30am
  • 20

    Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral

    Today at 10.00am
  • 20

    Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

    Today at 12.00pm
  • 20

    The Art Studio presents: Behind the Mask

    Today at 12.00pm
  • 20

    Things from Home

    Today at 12.00pm

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