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The Buddy Holly Story

19 September, 2.00, £28 for Centre Stall Seats, Darlington Hippodrome, Matinee performance

The Buddy Holly Story

This sensational multi award winning show has been thrilling audiences around the world since 1989 stop. Two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written. Book early to secure your reservations. Tickets close Friday, September 13.

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Durham Cathedral’s illuminated manuscripts

9 October, 11.00, Jubilee Room, £10 Friends, £12 Guests tickets available from mid September, Morning refreshments 10:30

Durham Cathedral’s illuminated manuscripts

A fascinating talk by Professor Richard Gameson, Durham University, which we hope will be followed by a visit to see the manuscript in the University Cathedral library at a later date.

Who Created the Ceramics Collection

7 November, 10.30 refreshments, 11.00 talk, £10.00 Friends, £12.00 Guests

Who Created the Ceramics Collection

Dr. Howard Coutts will focus on the ceramic collections in his keep created by three very inspired and talented women; Joséphine Bowes (1825-1874) co-founder of The Bowes Museum; Susan Davidson (1794-1877) cousin of John Bowes and Enid Goldblatt (1929-1983) collector.

Harewood House Christmas Trip

26 November, 8.45 - 5.30, £30.00 per person

Harewood House Christmas Trip

It’s Christmas Eve 1929 and two little boys are looking forward to the morning ahead. Whilst they sleep their dreams start to come to life …Welcome to a fantasy Christmas at Harewood. Enter a Christmas dreamscape that extends from the House into the surrounding grounds, with festive-themed music, events, demonstrations and experiences.

Carol Concert Barnard Castle School Choir & Orchestra

6 December, 6.30 - 8.30, £8.00 Friends, £10.00 Guests



Further Information

Further details of forthcoming Friends’ Events will always be found in the centre pages (12 & 13) of each issue of our quarterly newsletter Bowes Arts (see link to recent issues in the right-hand column).

Booking and Information
: To book tickets for any Friends' Event or to gain further information, contact the Friends' Office, tel 01833 690606 ext.233 or email:

Tickets may also be booked by completing the Booking Form included in the quarterly "Bowes Arts" and sending it to:
The Friends' Office (Events)
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
DL12 8NP

When booking tickets, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope; without this, tickets will have to be collected.

The Friends' office is run by volunteers and it is not, therefore, always possible to speak to someone. However, you may leave a message on the answer phone or in an email and a response will be sent at the earliest opportunity.