City hosts festival of literature
Authors, poets, playwrights and journalists will be in Durham over the next month as the city hosts its annual Literature Festival.
This year marks the 15th festival and local writers will be performing alongside international names like Iain Banks and Ian Rankin.
Novelists will be discussing their work and there will be political debates and historical lectures.
Workshops will also be held for visitors to get involved.
Events will be taking place throughout the city when the festival opens on Sunday, and will continue until 23 October.