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Durham 2025: Are you getting ready?


Thursday 07 April 2022
12:30 - 16:00


The Lounge, Durham University Business School
Millhill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB

Join us for a fun, interactive and reflective ideation session aimed at helping *you* start planning what types of products, opportunities and/or services you can develop to help your business grow and thrive during Durham 2025 and beyond!

This event is designed and delivered by Durham University’s Creative Fuse NE team in collaboration with the Durham 2025 UK City of Culture Bid Project Board. Lunch will be provided and we are able to offer a modest stipend to support your attendance.

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, we’ve been shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2025! This is huge! Winning will have a significant impact on so many parts of our economy with an influx of visitors; a robust programme of events; a steady stream of skills, training, and apprentice opportunities; and focused support for our local businesses and freelancers to thrive and grow.

To keep the bid’s momentum going we want to help Countywide businesses, artists, and practitioners make the most of the opportunities winning City of Culture could present for our County. Now is the perfect time to start thinking ahead and decide how you want to make the most of this game changing year.

We’ll start this session with members of the Project Board who will set the stage for us with the bid’s overall programme, step change aims, and themes. And then we’ll move onto a series of activities designed to help you reflect and plan where you might fit in and make your mark! There will be opportunities after this session to keep going with one-to-one mentoring, too.


Please register here and we’ll be in touch to confirm your place. Spaces are limited at this event (up to 15) and registration will close on April 6th, 2022.

Further information for artists or creative practitioners, please contact: