We've picked out some free events for the week of March 11-17. Take a look and see what tickles your fancy to fill your evenings and weekends.
You don't always need to be paying for entry to places or buying tickets for special events. Sometimes the best things in life are free. Here are a few ideas for free events in Durham this week.
Free Durham events this week #1: Full Moon Market, Durham
On Friday March 15, the monthly Durham Full Moon Market returns to the Marketplace. From 4-9pm, there'll be a selection of live music to keep you entertained. It's suitable for all ages. You can enjoy the music for free but if you are inclined to spend a little, then you could always purchase from one of the food stalls which include The Asian Project, The Greek Kitchen, The Green Guerrilla, Fat Hippo Fleet, Perissa, Kimchi Planet, Earth and Fire Pizza, The French Pop Up, The Belgian Waffle Tuk, Smokie Dokies, and Coffee Supreme.
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Free Durham events this week #2: Live music, Whisky River bar and cafe
Each month, Live inDurham showcases free live music in a venue around Durham, showcasing some of the best performers in the North East and the region’s most up-and-coming talent. On Thursday March 14 it's the turn of Whisky River Cocktail Bar and cafe to host Live inDurham.
From 7-10pm, you can hear the lineup which consists of Connor Thomas, Jamie Farrell, Matty Allenby, Komparrison, and Phill Short - all for free.
Free Durham events this week #3: Our Teesdale, The Witham
In this free exhibition which closes next Saturday March 23, members of the Teesdale Art Society explore what the beautiful area of Teesdale means to them, using watercolour, acrylic, pencil, fabric and felt. It's open 10am to 4pm each day.
Free Durham events this week #4: Fashion inDurham, Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
As part of the inDurham Fashion event, this weekend Friday and Saturday March 15 and 16, you can get a free fashion appointment with expert stylist Belinda Alexander. Wondering about what suits you best? What colours and styles are most flattering for you? Or just got a clothing concern? Then come and get a free half hour appointment with Belinda Alexander, who has 25 years experience as a model, stylist and personal shopper.
You can call Belinda Alexander on 07747 111702.
Free Durham events this week #5: Hatfield Music Society
A live music lunchtime concert that's open to everyone. On Wednesday March 13 between 1.15-2pm, head to the Durham University music department on Palace Green to hear Hatfield Music Society perform. Doors open at 1pm and entry is free.
Free Durham events this week #6: Stations of the Cross, Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral services are often spectacular (you can check out more on our Durham Cathedral events roundup), and this special service should be a great experience. At 3.30pm on Sunday March 17 is Durham Cathedral's Special Service of Stations of the Cross. This old traditional service has its roots in early Christian pilgrimages to follow in the footsteps of Christ in Jerusalem. Now, the Stations of the Cross are a way to walk with Christ a bit closer to home. Related to Lent, Stations of the Cross sees the congregation gather around symbols at each station as a focus for prayer.