November: Cultural Events in Durham

All the biggest and best cultural events this November in and around Durham.

Whilst it might be a while until we see the same kind of city-wide theatrical performances that we witnessed with the Durham Mysteries, there are still loads of great cultural events left to come in 2017.

Places of Pilgrimage – An Exhibition of the Artwork of Ian Scott Massie

Yorkshire based artist Ian Scott Massie has been a professional artist since he was a student back in the 1970s. His landscape works are considered to be a continuation of the British Romantic School of the 1930s whilst he’s also carved out a successful career as a folk musician. His current exhibition focuses on holy places and attempts to frame these buildings, such as Durham Cathedral, within the context of their towns.

Where? The Undercroft Restaurant, Durham Cathedral

When? 1 November – 22 Nov 2017

Lumiere Durham

Produced by leading arts charity, Artichoke, Lumiere is a light festival that transforms cities into living, breathing art spaces. This is the fifth time that the festival has come to Durham and it promises to be the most popular one yet, with a brand new slew of international artists bringing their original artworks to the city. The last Lumiere festival brought 200,00 visitors to Durham – here’s hoping this year’s is an even bigger success.

Where? See for more info

When? 16 November – 19 November 2017

Making a Joyful Noise

This exhibition explores the deep historical connection that Durham has with music – charting the city’s journey with music from the earliest records of monks in the cathedral right the way up to the 21st Century. Original manuscripts and some of the earliest-printed books will be on display showing us just how far music has come. There’ll also be historical instruments on display. Tickets are cheap at only £2.50 for kids and £7.50 for adults.

Where? Durham Cathedral

When? 19 September – 19 November 2017