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Jigsaw Lending Library @ Heighington Village Hall


27 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

14:00 to 16:00 every fourth Thursday of the month

Borrow a jigsaw and test your brain at this monthly lending library.


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East Coast War Channels Creative Writing Workshop at The Word @ Souter Lighthouse


14 September 2017

10:00 - 16:00

A free workshop at The Word, South Shields. Using poetry and prose to explore the ships wrecked in the WWI War Channels off the north east coast and mark their human cost.


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Kathy Lette @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


18 September 2017

7.30pm

£17

Grab your girlfriends and come along. Wit, warmth and full frontal frankness, guaranteed.


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Jenni Murray: A History of Britain in 21 Women @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


08 October 2017

4.00pm - 5.00pm

£10 (£8 concession)

Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray offers a history of Britain, as it’s never been told before.


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Family Silent Book Disco @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


08 October 2017

1.30pm - 2.30pm

£4

Families, put away your Kindles and tuck your library cards deep into your pockets, it’s time for our Family Silent Book Disco!


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Roddy Doyle @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


09 October 2017

8.00pm to 9.00pm

£10 (£8 concession)

Roddy Doyle comes to Durham Book Festival for the first time to talk about his impressive career and to introduce his brand new novel Smile


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Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


09 October 2017

6.15pm to 7.15pm

£10 (£8 concession)

Durham Book Festival is delighted to welcome back Peter Snow, a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster, and his wife Ann MacMillan


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Robert Webb @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


10 October 2017

7.30pm to 8.30pm

£12 (£10 concession)

Award-winning comedian and actor Robert Webb (Peep Show) visits Durham Book Festival to introduce his new memoir, How Not to Be a Boy.


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Tony Robinson @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


11 October 2017

7.30pm to 8.30pm

£12 (£10 concession)

Sir Tony Robinson has had a stellar career lasting over fifty years.


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David Almond @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


14 October 2017

7.00pm to 8.00pm

£10 (£8 concession)

This October, we’re encouraging readers across County Durham to delve deep into the magical worlds of David Almond’s Half a Creature from the Sea


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Chris Ryan @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


14 October 2017

5.00pm to 6.00pm

£10 (£8 concession)

Chris Ryan served in the SAS for seven years and in 1991 was the only member of the infamous Bravo Two Zero team to evade capture behind Iraqi lines.


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Backlisted Podcast Special: Alma Cogan by Gordon Burn @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


15 October 2017

11.30am - 12.30pm

£3

The literary podcast that gives new life to old books returns to Durham for a special episode dedicated to Gordon Burn’s extraordinary first novel Alma Cogan.


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Philosophy, Literature and the Meaning of Life @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


17 October 2017

7.00pm

£3.50

In this lecture we will explore the philosophical idea of existentialism.


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Hollie McNish: PLUM @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


22 October 2017

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £10, £8 concessions (over 60s, under 16s & students with valid ID)

Plum is a new collection of poems which charts Hollie’s journey from childhood to attempted adulthood


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Linda Birch: Illustrating Bagpuss and Other Stories @ The Witham


24 October 2017

7.30 pm

£5

An evening with the much-loved children's illustrator


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Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Night With Very Special Guests @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


11 November 2017

8.00pm

£18

In Psychopath Night, Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime – the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his bestselling book The Psychopath Test.


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Tall Tales Tree Trail @ Wallington


11 November 2017 - 28 February 2018

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Follow this fantastical story trail through the woods and discover fascinating facts about some of the wonderful trees that grow there


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