World Heritage Weekend

22 April 2017
Saturday 22 April & Sunday 23 April

Help us celebrate this year's World Heritage Day with a weekend of family activities taking place around Palace Green and the World Heritage Site.
 

Saturday 22 April, 2017


World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

9.30am – 5.00pm

Temporal Layers Exhibition by Maggie Hickman Smith (Visitor Centre) – This draws attention to the Almshouses and the ordinary people who have been a part of life on Palace Green for centuries, imagining their legacy and heritage.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Stonemason (Visitor Centre) - Neil Molloy from Swallow Heritage will be visiting the WHS Visitor Centre to demonstrate the stonemason’s art.

11.00am and 2.00pm
Feltwork Demonstrations with Wendy Stoker (Visitor Centre) – Come and join Wendy as she teaches two workshops on needle felting and take your creation home with you. Each workshop lasts 45mins, session can hold up to 10 people so booking is essential, please call 0191 334 3805 or email visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk to reserve a place.

Palace Green

10.00am – 4.00pm

Scriptorium – Join the Cathedral team on Palace Green to experience the medieval handwriting of the Durham Monks. Try it yourself to experience their ancient way of writing.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Stained Glass Craft Activity – Enjoy looking at the amazing windows in the Cathedral? Try making your own stained glass window to take home with you, they can make beautiful decorations!

10.00am – 4.00pm
Community Art – Come to palace green and add your creative touch to our community art activity. Show us what you love about Durham World Heritage Site through producing your own piece of art to add to our display.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Jarrow Hall – Bringing a fun community loom weaving activity available for visitors to try out and learn a little about weaving on a loom similar to the type the Anglo-Saxons would have used! Use the wool from the sheep at Jarrow Hall as well as a variety of recycled material. By the end of the weekend it will become a fantastic community art piece!

Palace Green Library

1.00pm – 3.00pm
World Heritage Site Crafting – Come and try your hand at making a simple proggy mat based on what you can see on the Durham World Heritage Site.

Additional Activities

10.00am – 4.00pm
Cathedral Broderers (Fowlers Yard) – Head over to Fowlers Yard to see the amazing work of the Cathedral Broderers in Tracy Franklin’s workshop.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Family Trails – Discover more about the World Heritage Site with two fun and exciting family trails! You never know what you might find!
 

Sunday 23 April, 2017


World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

9.30am – 5.00pm
Temporal Layers Exhibition by Maggie Hickman Smith (Visitor Centre) – This draws attention to the Almshouses and the ordinary people who have been a part of life on Palace Green for centuries, imagining their legacy and heritage.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Stonemason (Visitor Centre) - Neil Molloy from Swallow Heritage will be visiting the WHS Visitor Centre to demonstrate the stonemason’s art.

10.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm
Maggie Hickman Smith Textile Workshop (Visitor Centre) – Inspired by the current exhibition, Maggie herself will be joining us to put on some workshops during the day. Come and try your hand at sewing as she creates bunting that will decorate the exhibition space. Sessions last an hour and can hold up to 8 people so booking is essential, please call 0191 334 3805 or email visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk to reserve
a place.

Palace Green

10.00am – 4.00pm

Scriptorium – Join the Cathedral team on Palace Green to experience the medieval handwriting of the Durham Monks. Try it yourself to experience their ancient way of writing.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Stained Glass Craft Activity – Enjoy looking at the amazing windows in the Cathedral? Try making your own stained glass window to take home with you, they can make beautiful decorations!

10.00am – 4.00pm
Community Art – Come to palace green and add your creative touch to our community art activity. Show us what you love about Durham World Heritage Site through producing your own piece of art to add to our display.

10.00am – 4.00pm
Jarrow Hall – Bringing a fun community loom weaving activity available for visitors to try out and learn a little about weaving on a loom similar to the type the Anglo-Saxons would have used! Use the wool from the sheep at Jarrow Hall as well as a variety of recycled material. By the end of the weekend it will become a fantastic community art piece!

Palace Green Library

1.00pm – 3.00pm
World Heritage Site Crafting – Come and try your hand at making a simple proggy mat based on what you can see on the Durham World Heritage Site.

Additional Activities

10.00am – 4.00pm
Family Trails – Discover more about the World Heritage Site with two fun and exciting family trails! You never know what you might find!