Epiphany Events: Things To Do In Duz

Bored of essays? Bored of formals? Bored of the handful of clubs in this tiny town that's apparently a city? We've got answers. 

 

Cuths’ Charity Fashion Show

St. Cuthbert’s Society’s Fashion Show sold out within 30 seconds - and for good reason. The ‘secret garden’ theme promises a night unlike any other this fashion show season. Those lucky enough to have bagged themselves tickets to the event will get to see Cuths’ models in big name brands like Topshop (!) and some local names like Thrift Boutique. If, like me, you weren’t so fortunate you’ll have to make the most of the Facebook pics of the event - and better still, donate to the Tiny Lives Foundation. The charity, which is this year’s SCSCFS beneficiary, provides support for babies and their families at the Royal Victoria Infirmary ward in Newcastle.

Wednesday 24th February

The Slug and Lettuce

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011813445551157/

 

Thornfest 2016

If you needed any more proof that Durham is a city bursting with artistic talent, Thornfest 2016 will showcase that best Durham has to offer. There’ll be music, poetry, and live art: over one weekend Thornfest will bring us ‘Turning Tides’ a poetry and acoustic music showcase, ‘equinox’, a gig night at Empty Shop, and ‘Lunar Time’, a Thornfest first; a performance of Jean-Paul Sartre's 'Huis Clos/No Exit’. Tickets are available for all three events over the weekend so be sure to book ahead of time.

26th February - 1st March

Durham City

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/970623736320572/

 

International Women’s Day Concert

To mark International Women’s Day the Music Department are putting on a concert to highlight to work of their female musicians. They say the event will be a celebration of women’s creativity and contribution to music from the Byzantine era to the present day. The pieces will all be conducted by female students, and after the event you can stick around for the drinks reception and a discussion on gender equality in music - unmissable for any aspiring musicians/gender-equality devotees.

Tuesday 8th March

Music Department, Palace Green

 

The Feather Theatre Company presents ‘1984’

Based on Orwell’s original novel, the distopian nightmare is brought to life Empty Shop HQ this March. The show was a sell out when it ran earlier this year so tickets might be hard to come. The plot follows ‘the story of a man's fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching’. The themes of a police state, totalitarianism, individual liberty and privacy are brought to life in Orwell’s prophetic classic. The show was a sellout when it ran earlier this year so if you want tickets don’t hang around.

Sunday 6th March - Tuesday 8th March

Empty Shop HQ

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665784116993682/

 

Holi Festival

You’ve probably seen pictures of the Holi Festival before - it’s a traditional way to welcome the season of Spring and comes from Ancient Hinduism. Also knownm as the festival of colours, it’s a great excuse to get away with throwing coloured paint at your friends, and probably a great opportunity for some instagram-able snaps. The Durham Oriental Museum is laying on the festivities, so we don’t have far to go to experience the colours of India and Nepal.

Sunday 20th March 12.00 - 17.00

Durham Oriental Museum

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/221027088236875/

 

Durham Vegan Cafe

On 5th March Durham’s very own pop-up vegan cafe is reopening it’s doors for a special spring event. They promise an array of ‘vegan treats’ so whether you’re committed to the cause or up for tyring out some new cusine you should definitely put this in your diary.

Saturday 5th March

Allington House, 4 North Bailey

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/834350813360377/

 

Pole Dance and Aerial Arts Showcase

Two of Durham’s most outlandish societies have come together to host an ‘aerial extravaganza’ in the SU Riverside Cafe. The Pole Fitness and Aerial Arts Societies are on a fundraising drive to ensure they can keep providing affordable lessons; entry is free but there’ll be plenty to spend money on - they promise great cakes, entertainment and spectacular performances from students and instructors alike.

Sunday 13th March

Riverside Cafe, Dunelm House

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737042996507871/