Summer Meet the Birds

During Summer, come for a family stroll in the gardens and meet the amazing birds from Gosling Raptors who are back by popular demand. Izzy the Tawny Owl will be returning alongside Nika the Bengal Owl, Wizard the Black Barn Owl and Sunny the Barn Owl to the beautiful outdoor classroom at Ushaw. For a […]

Picking Up The Threads

We are delighted to be showing a textile exhibition by the Take A Stitch 2 Durham group. Take a Stitch 2 is an independent group of creative textile artists and stitchers from Durham and the surrounding area. The members share an interest in a broad range of techniques including hand and machine embroidery, quilting and […]

Bold as BRASS: Ben Lunn

On Wednesday 13th July, Durham Brass Festival stops off at Ushaw for a special performance by  Conductor, musicologist, teacher and composer, Ben Lunn. Celebrating the culture and history of the region with this new song cycle for voice and brass, Ben explores notions of identity within the pit communities and the North East of England. […]

County Durham Faiths Network Sharing Event

Join County Durham Faiths Network for an evening of thought provoking insights, and contemplative moments on the theme of ‘Sacred Places & Special Places,’ inspired by, and in the presence of Wolfgang Weileider’s ‘Kiosk.’ County Durham Faiths Network run regular ‘faith sharing’ events on different topics and in different locations. This event will follow the […]

A Walk in Nature by Studio 70 Artists

Ushaw is home to broad spectrum of artists and creative businesses. For the last three years, Studio 70 has been shared by Alison Minney, Denise Smithson and Graham Parker. A creative space is not the only thing they share. The work of all three artists is inspired by the land and the sea and each, […]

The Pugins at Ushaw: Masters of Gothic Design

The Pugins at Ushaw: Masters of Gothic Design highlights the members of the Pugin family of architects and designers who were engaged by Ushaw’s Presidents to produce work for Ushaw. Through their endeavours, Ushaw’s range of buildings was expanded and interior spaces were transformed. Ushaw received its first students in 1808. For a century, from […]

Cilla & The Swinging 60s

Cilla & The Swinging 60s returns to Ushaw on Friday 1st July 2022! Join us for a highly entertaining show, stylishly celebrating the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black as well as her handpicked selection of her well known contemporaries, including Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Beatles and many more. Starring the […]

NE Street Band – The Songs of Bruce Springsteen

After their sell out gig in August last year we are delighted to announce that the NE Street Band are returning to Ushaw on Sunday 17th July with their Bruce Springsteen show This time they will be performing in the fabulous all seater Exhibition Theatre which is a beautiful venue to see any event in. […]

Kiosk – Wolfgang Weileder

Kiosk, by Wolfgang Weileder, is a large-scale architectural sculpture. It has been designed using the visual language of Islamic architecture and is constructed out of wood from reclaimed Christian church pews. It stands at a height of approximately 5.4m, with a width and depth of 4.4m. Kiosk combines the materials of one religion with the […]

Mini Pride and Wildflower with Curious Arts

Mini Pride | Join us between 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm Join Curious Arts at Ushaw for Mini Pride, a celebration of everything that’s unique and wonderful about families! Take part in fun, creative activities from colourful arts and crafts to an interactive storytime with our Curious Artists.  Wildflower By Curious Arts | performances […]