Community voices is a series of podcasts produced by Rathergood radio and County Durham Community Foundation.
County Durham Community Foundation provides grants that make a genuine difference to the lives of local people. We manage charitable funds donated by local individuals, families, businesses and trusts, building up a source of long-term support for the community and acting as the vital link between donors and local needs, enabling people to achieve far more than they could by themselves.
We are dedicated to helping communities grow by creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.
This series of podcasts puts the spotlight on 8 groups across the region.
Episode 1 - Jack Drum Art
Episode 2 - 1st Staindrop Scouts Group
Episode 3 - Spectrum Roller Skating
Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games opening but does not sit with Prince Harry
Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle, appeared at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games but did not sit with the Prince.
TV chef Mary Berry drives sheep over London Bridge
TV chef Mary Berry was spotted by hundreds of tourists leading 20 sheep across London Bridge.
Colin Firth becomes Italian citizen after Brexit vote
Film star Colin Firth has taken Italian citizenship in the wake of the Brexit vote, it has been revealed.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Bring along your favourite bear and take part in our teddy bears’ picnic! Children and parents will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum, make a ‘crafty’ creation, and enjoy a play and song time. Booking required on 01833 690606. Suitable for children under 5 who must beat The Bowes Museum
Joséphine Bowes - The Woman of Fashion
The Museum’s 125th anniversary celebrations continue with a new in-focus display in the award winning Fashion & Textile Gallery. The display pays tribute to founder Joséphine Bowes, who was a driving force behind the creation of The Bowes Museum, highlighting her influence as a socialite and devotee of fashion.at The Bowes Museum
Turkish Tulips - The Bowes Museum
An exquisite and engaging trail, linked to items from the Museum collection, viewed through the eyes of contemporary artist Gavin Turk in collaboration with other renowned British artists including Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker, Sir Peter Blake, Fiona Banner, Matt Collishaw, Adam Dant and Yinka Shonibare MBE. In an interactive experience which challenges visitors to see things in new ways, the familiar becomes the unfamiliar as the tulip’s role in history is played out in a tale of romance, beauty, obsession, inequality, and extravagance.at The Bowes Museum