Folk session kicks off Durham Streets Festival

Street Performer, AJ James performing a preview of his act in Millennium Place as a taster of whats to come at the forthcoming Durham's Streets of... Festival.
Street Performer, AJ James performing a preview of his act in Millennium Place as a taster of whats to come at the forthcoming Durham's Streets of... Festival.
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A KALEIDOSCOPE of street entertainment kicks off in style this weekend.

Folk in the Garden, a series of intimate music events in Durham City, will mark the beginning of this year’s Durham Streets Festival.

As part of the event, Joe Hammill, guitarist and singer with Teesside act Cattle and Cane, will perform in Crook Hall and Gardens from 4pm on Sunday.

Joe’s acoustic set is the first of three Folk in the Garden concerts at the medieval venue.

He will be followed by singer and harpist Rachel Newton on August 11 and Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter on August 25.

Each of the three concerts begin at 4pm, but the Streets ticket allows access to Crook Hall and Gardens from 3pm.

The annual Durham Streets Festival sees the city’s historic streets come alive with an international line-up of street entertainers, jugglers, unicyclists, acrobats and circus artists. The festival also celebrates the finest musical talent from across the UK, with shows in some of Durham’s most unique venues.

This year, the majority of events in the festival will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

l Tickets for Folk In The Garden are £6.50 for each show. Tel. 03000 262626. For more details about the Durham Streets Summer Festival 2013, visit www.durhamstreetsof.co.uk.