- 22 July
- Wharton Park
The Durham BRASS Festival Chorus are joined by the Reg Vardy Band for a rousing rendition of Carl Orf’s brilliant Carmina Burana. One of the most widely heard pieces of classical music it has featured in movies such as the Omen, on aftershave adverts, as the tension builder for X Factor and even as the entrance music for Newcastle United.
– Please be aware that the car park at Wharton Park will be closed on Saturday 21 July to the public until 4.30pm when it will open only to Blue Badge holders. Due to limited parking spaces once full Blue Badge Holders can access the car park as a drop-off and pick up point during the event
– On Sunday 22 July the car park will open to the public at 10am with access limited to Blue Badge Holders only. Due to limited parking spaces once full Blue Badge Holders can access the car park as a drop-off and pick up point during the event
– Additional free parking will be available at County Hall Carpark for all visitors across the weekend to use just a short walk away from the park
Access to the park
Wharton Park is built on a hill and access for many visitors may be a problem. We have improved access to the park where possible but this is a difficult site due to the steep inclines around the park.
Heritage Centre and viewing area access
From the car park located at the top of Framwellgate Peth you can access the Heritage Centre with ease and use our disabled viewing area to look down on the Amphitheatre and over the park and city.
Amphitheatre and lower levels of the park access
Should you wish to access the Amphitheatre and lower level of the park such as the Community Garden area, we would advise you to use the North Road ramped access point. Using this entrance will still involve an incline, however, this is far less steep than accessing via the upper car park.
An access guide for this park is available at DisabledGo: Wharton Park
The café will remain open throughout the events.