Summer Fetes InDurham Tuesday

Millennium Place & Elvet Bridge, Durham City


11am - 4pm

Join us for Summer Fetes InDurham and celebrate the community spirit of the City!


Millennium Place: 

Traditional summer games, vintage rides, treasure hunts and a whole host of activities including...

All Day: Time Travelling Victorian Gents walkabout act. - Keep your eyes peeled and they might even take your picture!

All Day: Can you Break the Box? -  Free Escape Room Activity Game for both children and adults from Escape Rooms Durham

All Day: Walk- in Crafts and Upcycling activities - Summer Fetes Hub: Corner Unit,  Millenium Place 


11am - 2pm Planting with Durham in Bloom

  • Planting Activities  with Durham in Bloom. Keep your eyes peeled for an appearance from Miss Bloom!

11am - 12pm Singing for the Brain   

Why not try Singing for the Brain with the Alzheimer’s Society? All ages welcome.

12pm - 1pm GTSS Performance

  • We've got some amazing performances from GTSS singing  from Decade of Musicals and their upcoming show The Addams Family

3.15pm Cheesy Waffles Project 'Votes for Women' Performance

  • Young people and young adults from the Cheesy Waffles Project will parade in period costume, to mark the centenary of some women receiving the vote and to promote inclusiveness and positive disability awareness. At 3.15pm a small group will march with banners, from the Town Hall to the Gala and back, giving out suffragette ribbons.

    The activity links to ‘Remembering Durham’ – a WW1 photography display at Durham Town Hall - remembering those who lived in County Durham from 1914-1918. This photography project explores the life and work of people in Durham during the First World War, presented by members of the Cheesy Waffles and Wider World Projects, to promote disability awareness in a positive way. The photographs honour the work and lives of people in Durham both away at war and the contribution made at home, particularly by women.

  • Cheesy Waffles Project is a provision for young people with additional needs aged 11 - 30 years living in County Durham, delivering clubs and activities for young people to attend in their leisure time. Young people learn skills through taking part in positive activities that will help them with the transition into adulthood and promote self-awareness, self-esteem and independence'

Summer Fetes Hub: Corner Unit,  Millennium Place : Walk- in Crafts and Upcycling activities

Reuse not Recycle Competition: We will be running a competition throughout the week awarding prizes to the most creative containers you can design.  Think about reusing rather than recycling an old tin, plastic bottle, pair of wellies, broken kettle etc and create something fun and unique to plant flowers and vegetables in this summer. Why not paint up a pot, jazz up a jar and create something TREE-menous to use! 

Bring your finished planter to our planting events during the week and receive free seed and compost  on Tuesday from Durham in Bloom, Vegetable seeds from Age UK County Durham on Wednesday or pick up a plant at one of the plant sales on Elvet Bridge on Thursday and Friday.

We will award prizes for “best in show” to both children and adults so get your thinking caps on and get creative!

Durham Cathedral have kindly donated Afternoon tea for two and tickets for Open Treasure.. more prizes too!



Elvet Bridge: Stalls

Our Milo - Origami Crafts raising funds for Great North Children’s Hospital

Wider World Stall Project- Young adults from the Wider World Project will be selling hand - made items and promoting their work and achievements.

The Wider World Project (WWP) is a group for young people and young adults with additional support needs, aged 16 – 35 years, living in County Durham. The project provides positive opportunities that encourage the group members to feel active, achieving, responsible and respected. The young adults plan, develop and engage in a range of programmes which develop skills, confidence and promote positive disability awareness. Activities include leadership, organising activities for others, fostering community links, enterprise activities, running a monthly community cafe, creativity and independence skills. WWP is a not for profit project, under the umbrella of The Cheesy Waffles Project.

Aunt Momos: Family run business selling handmade candles. Raising funds for the  Alzhemier's Society through the sale of their gorgeous Orange Peel Candle.

Outfit Toolkit & Proper Potty:  Hand crafted ceramics, plant pots and floral fashion accessories. Raising funds towards St Oswald's Hospice and Alzhemier's Society.

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