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Area: County Durham

Category Arts and Crafts

'John Bowes and his French wife Joséphine created a magnificent chateau in rural Teesdale to house their collections of European fine and decorative art, ceramics and textiles ... The Bowes Museum is very conscious of its history, and the remarkable survival of the collections and associated bills under one roof. It is also conscious of its position in the North of England as providing an aspect of European art history and collecting for the people of the North East, and a starting point for the more detailed researches into related history for local people and beyond. To that end, it has instigated a variety of research and cataloging projects that aim to make its collections better known, and provide access to the library and archive via a newly built reference library and reading room in the Museum’s dome. '

'We’re a friendly group of honey bee enthusiasts who usually meet at 6.45pm on the last Wednesday of almost every month ... We don’t meet in August or December (although there’s a quiz or a social evening at the start of December) and in June there’s a BBQ instead of a meeting, usually at a member’s home.'

'Durham Book Festival is a Durham County Council event produced by New Writing North and is part of Durham County Council’s exciting festivals programme. The Festival traditionally takes place in and around the beautiful city of Durham each October.'

'At Durham University you'll find an extensive programme of public lectures and seminars. With an impressive line up of experts and renowned academics speaking on a myriad of topics, the aim is to share knowledge and encourage debate. Lectures on thought provoking subjects as diverse as history and astro-physics are aimed at a general audience and delivered online.'

'Durham University's 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover ... As well as being a beautiful natural environment in which to wander, explore and learn more about our plants, the Botanic Garden hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year.'

'Encouraging participation and widening knowledge of geology in the North East of England since 1971 ... The Society normally arranges a series of lectures (given by professional or academic geologists) on geological or environmental topics in the winter months (October to March). Once a year there is an event where members have the opportunity to give their own short talks or demonstrations to the rest of the society.'

'The Wolfson Research Institute conducts research on human health and well-being. The Institute brings together researchers from across almost all of Durham University's academic departments, along with their national and international networks. We seek to improve health and the quality of people's lives by informing policy and practice

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