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 Tickets Tickets £12-£15 from https://storiesofsanctuary.co.uk/ or the cathedral Visitor Desk on Visitor Desk on 0191 338 7178

    More information from storiesofsanctuary.co.uk/

Following a successful Crowdfund Campaign, a Durham based refugee-led music project will tour the UK in 2019. Stories of Sanctuary showcases poignant songs written and performed by those with experience of seeking sanctuary, bringing together singers and musicians from different cultures and traditions.

The project – which consists of a choir of 15 along with coordinator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher and guest viola player Raghad Haddad from the National Syrian Orchestra – begin their tour in the North East, performing at Durham Cathedral on March 21st.

Stories of Sanctuary began as a songwriting project in the city of Durham in June 2018, bringing together different communities living in County Durham, including Syrian refugees who have recently settled in the North East via the UNHCR programme. The songs written in community songwriting workshops facilitated by Durham songwriter Sam Slatcher, and tell the stories of refugees fleeing war in Syria and their desire to “be as one” with people living in the UK. The group that also includes long-term residents of Durham and students at the university launched their songs at Durham Cathedral in October 2018 and performed their songs at the Houses of Parliament in November 2018. 

You can book tickets for the March performances on the Stories of Sanctuary website and you can follow Stories of Sanctuary on Facebook or Twitter

Events Diary

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    Landscapes Exhibition

    Today at 9.30am
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    Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral

    Today at 10.00am
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    Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

    Today at 12.00pm
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    The Art Studio presents: Behind the Mask

    Today at 12.00pm
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    Things from Home

    Today at 12.00pm

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