There are a range of festivals which take place across our venues all year round. Explore to find out more!
Buddha’s Birthday, also known as Vesak, celebrates the birth of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama on Saturday 27 May 2023.
Summer in the City
Summer in the City (SITC), Durham University’s annual arts festival, brings an entire season of visual arts and entertainment to venues across the city and beyond.
This community-led event will feature traditional prayers to the goddess Lakshmi which everyone is welcome to take part in during October 2023.
Lunar New Year Lantern Festival
In collaboration with Durham University students and the local community, we will mark Lunar New Year with a celebration in February 2024.
Holi is the Indian Spring Festival also known as the Festival of Colours, because the main way to celebrate is to throw brightly coloured powder over friends and family!
Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at the Oriental Museum and join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts, food and readings for Eid 2024.