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For a list of Jazz events throughout the year, please check our Jazz Events Page. We have a very exciting Jazz program with regular performances throughout the year. 

Make A Book: Our World Book Day workshop returns for Easter! This session gives everyone in the family a chance to get crafty and learn to make, bind and decorate their own book using card, string and all sorts of arty supplies. Visitors will also have the chance to decorate their own Easter eggs and to take part in our Ushaw rabbits scavenger hunt to find the famous fictional rabbits hidden around the building.

Saturday 20th April, drop-in workshop, 11am – 4pm. 

FREE admission for those with day passes or annual passes

Organ Recital - Ian Hare

Organ recital in St Cuthbert's Chapel

27th April, 2pm

Retiring Collection

Rival Arts Easter Fair

Rival Arts returns once again to Ushaw, with an ever popular Easter Fair. Visitors can expect a wide variety of homemade food, drink, arts and crafts on display. 

April 27th and 28th, 10am - 4pm

For more information, including exhibitor listings, please visit the Rival Arts website

Barnard Castle Band

The first performance for 2019 as part of this year's Brass at Ushaw series comes from a band with over 200 years of history and experience. Directed by the talented Andrew Nicholson, this special Sunday performance is the perfect way to start our Brass series.

For more information on this performance, as well as the Brass series as a whole, please visit this page.

5th May, 7.30pm

Organ Recital: Caroline Hodgson

Programme to include works by Gigout, Faure and Susato.

16th May, 12.15pm

Retiring Collection

The Unthanks - Unaccompanied, As We Are

Where does a band go, after a symphonic journey that peaks with orchestral performances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall? Back to the beginning of course. Before fronting one of the most artistically brave and revered bands working today, Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs without accompaniment, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony. As if to prove that creativity should never be about ambition or aspiration, The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best -singing in unaccompanied harmony - joined on this tour by Unthanks member Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio. The three have already established a band within a band in The Unthanks, with the success of haunting harmony signature pieces like Magpie, recently brought to wider attention by Mackenzie Crook’s beautifully poignant series, Detectorists. On this tour, they fully explore their rich and unique vocal combinations, with brand new material and arrangements, alongside more familiar Unthanks material. Believing unaccompanied song to be a performance art of storytelling and communication, instead of recording a studio album, each show will be recorded and there will be chance at shows to pre-order a forthcoming album compiled from live performances on this tour.

24th May, 7PM


Tübingen Musikschule 

Concert by Tübingen Musikschule in St Cuthbert's Chapel. The full concert programme will include:

 Ferderick Delius:
·         Sleigh Ride
·         On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
·         Summer Evening

Georges Bizet:
·         Symphony in C

Wednesday 19th June, 7pm

Tickets coming soon


Tom Scott PIANO

Jonathan Scott ORGAN

Brothers Jonathan & Tom Scott return to Ushaw for another performance of duos for piano and organ, demonstrating the full range of sounds and colours available from this brilliant combination in the stunning setting of St. Cuthbert's Chapel. Their programme includes original works for piano and organ as well as the duos' own virtuosic arrangements of well known classical works. The duo have over 9 million online video views and have released several CDs on their own label, with recent performances taking them to Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Norway and Taiwan.

17th August, 2pm

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Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities

10th September 2019 - 13th September 2019

St Chad’s College, Durham University and Ushaw College 

**Registration now open**

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Early booking discount of 20% for bookings made by 3 June 2019

Full details and programme available here

The final date for all registrations is 15 July 2019.


We are delighted to confirm the following plenary speakers:

Timothy Bolton (Bloomsbury Auctions)

Anne Thayer (Lancaster Theological Seminary)

James Carley (Kent)

Ushaw’s Library forms part of the Durham Residential Research Library, a project led by Durham University in partnership with Ushaw and Durham Cathedral and the only one of its kind in the UK. While at Ushaw on Days 2 and 3, delegates will be offered the opportunity to see some of the many treasures in the Library collection, which contains around 30,000 early printed books and a major collection of archives and manuscripts, some of which formed part of the medieval monastic library of Durham Priory. On the final day of the Conference (Friday 13 September) there will be an opportunity for delegates to view some of the collections based at Durham Cathedral and Durham University.

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