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Community Fun Day will celebrate the best of Durham


Durham University is inviting members of the public to join them in this year’s Community Fun Day.

The free event, which is taking place on Palace Green on Saturday 29 October, brings together an exciting range of activities from across the County to celebrate the best of Durham community projects.

As well as live music, theatre and dance, the event will also host a ‘Creative Village’, from Creative Fuse North East, a partnership which includes the North East’s five universities. The collaboration will be running exhibitions and hands-on arts and crafts for all ages, led by professional artists from across the region.


Visitors will be able to get a flavour of some of the opportunities on offer from a variety of community organisations such as, the Auckland Project at Bishop Auckland and Hardwick Park. County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service will be on hand offering advice and information on fire safety.

Durham University’s visitor attractions, the Botanic Garden, Oriental Museum and Palace Green Library will be represented, and visitors will be invited to visit the Assembly Rooms Theatre as part of a Sherlock Holmes themed Treasure Trail.

Katie Binks, Senior Manager of Student Volunteering and Outreach at the University, said: “There are some incredible, community focused organisations and charities which we are fortunate enough to work with and who run an extraordinary variety of inspiring activities. The Community Fun Day will bring as many of these organisations together as possible in one place for an event which is free and open to all to enjoy.

“There will be something for all ages and interests, so we hope that people will come along, join us, and have fun being curious and trying something new. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Entry to the Community Fun Day is free and no registration is necessary. A small charge may apply for some of the activities on offer.

Full details of the activities on offer and the schedule will be announced closer to the date.