Durham City venues taken over for free live music event

Connor Thomas will be performing at Lounge
Connor Thomas will be performing at Lounge
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Live music will ring out around Durham City’s streets as part of a free celebration of local talent.

The Live InDurham event will kick off on Thursday, October 13 with a night of free live music at Head of Steam, in North Road; Esquires in Silver Street; Lounge Durham in Silver Street and Starbucks at the Durham Marriott hotel.

Performances will start from 6pm and will feature a night of local and emerging musical talent from across the county.

This will be followed by two days of family entertainment, on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, with Hey, Presto! at the Gala Theatre, which is also part of Durham Book Festival.

Adam Deathe, business engagement manager at Durham BID, said: “We’re really looking forward to this month’s Live InDurham weekend. We’ve pulled together a vibrant and engaging programme of events so, as always, there is something for everyone in the city.

“The special Live InDurham evening of entertainment on Thursday promises to be one not to miss. Whatever your musical style, we’ll have a variety of some of the best local talent on offer across four great venues in the heart of Durham City.”

Based on the book by Nadia Shireen and accompanying theatre production, the Hey, Presto! events will offer music and craft workshops for families.

Visitors can learn some of the songs from the show and make a costume or prop with visiting artist Kate Eccles. There will also be face painting, balloon modelling and storytelling from Waterstones Durham.

Full details of the events are available on the Durham BID website. All events are free but families are advised to book tickets to the Hey, Presto! activities as places are limited.

Live InDurham timings

•Esquires, Silver Street

6 - 9pm OPEN MIC NIGHT

•Lounge, off Market Place

6pm - Connor Thomas

6.30pm - Jim Tait

7pm - Ellie Booth

7.30pm - Matty Oliver

8pm - The Bone Hill Apostles

8.30pm - Mark John

•Head of Steam, Reform Place

6pm - Fred Craig

6.30pm - Matty Oliver

7pm - Connor Thomas

7.30pm - Mark John

8pm - Chris Brennan

8.30pm - Alice Turner

•Starbucks, Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet

7pm - The Bone Hill Apostles

7.30pm - Tony Gowland

8pm - Ellie Booth

8.30pm - Matty Oliver

9pm - Mark John

9.30pm - Connor Thomas