Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control at Palace Green, all planned events as part of Balloons InDurham at this location have now be re-arranged to take place at The Sands, as part of the Durham Pride celebrations. Our thanks to the organisers of Durham Pride and the Freeman of the City for inviting Balloons InDurham to this event. Click here for more information.


Elise Downing and Dave Cornthwaite

The Gala Theatre


An evening of incredible stories of adventure and exploration with Elise Downing and Dave Cornthwaite.

In a bid to find out just how far her legs could take her, Elise spent 301 days running an amazing 5000 miles around the coast of the UK, carrying her belongings on her back. Elise shares tales from her great big British adventure; scratching the surface of both the country she calls home and her own capabilities.

Since quitting his life as a couch potato, Dave Cornthwaite has been on the move! Following a ‘Say Yes More’ philosophy he created Expedition1000. With the project aiming to take on a series of 1000 mile journeys, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. Dave has completed fourteen journeys including skateboarding across Australia, paddle boarding the Mississippi and swimming the Lower Missouri.

Expect to leave this session feeling entertained and truly inspired!


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