Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday to Saturday 1pm - 5pm
Julian and Rachel are very excited to be taking up residency in the walled garden at Ushaw. The 4.5 acre plot is currently quite overgrown but it is beautifully sheltered. They plan to renovate parts of it for growing fruit trees and flowers for Julian’s gardening business, however it is such a fantastic spot that they would like to open it up to the community too.
Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture
22nd June at 6pm. This year's Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture entitled 'Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church's Flawed Expertise in Humanity' will be given by Dr Ethna Regan from Dublin City University. The lecture will take place at Ushaw as part of the Ushaw Lecture Series and will be free of charge to Durham University staff members and students (students generously sponsored by Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy). The lecture will be followed by a cheese and wine reception for £8. Lecture tickets £4 for non staff and students
Saturday 24th June
An afternoon of performances by Durham Music Service bands to celebrate its first year at Ushaw will take place in the stunning centre of The College. the Quadrangle will be the stage for a wide variety of wonderful performances, covering music from film and stage, as well as original wind band pieces and acts by some of the most talented young flautists in the country. Best of all, its free! So bring a rug, sit back and enjoy the music.
28th June. Professor Stephen Regan and his friends return to Ushaw College for another night of soothing poetry. This time around, Professor Regan will be delving into the poetic world of Victorian Literature, including Francis Thompson's famous 'The Hound of Heaven', which marks its 100th anniversary this year. If you enjoy poetry, why not come along and have it read to you by those who know it best; professors! 7pm, tickets £7 including food.
30th June. Like Jazz? Want to support the next generation of Jazz musicians? Matt Anderson presents an evening of great music, fronted by four young performers from the Royal Academy of Music’s Jazz Masters programme. With an emphasis on composing, come and hear how this group sets the stage for the next wave of Jazz music in Britain. 7pm, tickets £7.
We're delighted to announce our sensational new brass season at Ushaw - summer concerts will be outdoors (subject to the British weather!!) Other concerts will take place either in the stunning Victorian theatre or the splendour of St Cuthbert's Chapel.
11th July 2017, 7:30pm. An established choir of over 70 singers from Canada touring Great Britain and directed by Leonard Ratzlaff . Fresh from various concerts, the programme includes the Henderson magnificat which the choir have recorded. Retiring collection.
the Royal Northern Sinfonia is coming to Ushaw for a performance of some of the best classical music around. Including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Borodin's String Quartet in F Minor, and Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat. Performance starts at 7.30pm in the Exhibition Hall, with food available in The Refectory from 6pm. Tickets £7, book early to avoid disappointment!
A new international residential research library, the only one of its kind in the UK, is to be developed at Ushaw in a £2 million project led by Durham University.
It is intended that leading researchers from around the world will visit Ushaw to study and work with its outstanding collections enhancing the thriving scholarly community that already exists in and around Durham City.
Ushaw College was founded over two hundred years ago and has a rich and fascinating history, with some of the finest Victorian architecture in the North East - surprisingly however, it is relatively unknown. We are now opening up our beautiful chapels and performance spaces for an exciting and varied programme of folk, classical, jazz and choral music as well as talks, plays, exhibitions and services. Our impressive buildings and grounds, which are also being restored, are worthy of a visit themselves and will be open, along with our gift shop and Café Ushaw, before and after events as shown in our programme. We hope that as a result, Ushaw will soon be much better known, it will be a major cultural venue for the North East and it will become a special place for local people to pop in and spend time in the beautiful gardens and chapels.
Fr. John Marsland, Honorary President of Ushaw College