Events Diary

The World Heritage Site is a hive of activity, with many concerts, plays, talks and other events. What will you find of interest?

The events shown are taking place on or around Durham World Heritage Site. If you are organising an event, please tell us about it.

Scaling the Heights

21 September 2018 - 21 December 2018

Bringing mountaineering literature to life

An exhibition by artists Stephen, Margaret and Kate Livingstone working with Dr. Abbie Garrington of Durham University to recreate heroic Himalayan mountain climbs in miniature. Based on accounts of pioneering expeditions the artists are re-staging famous summit climbs using a pair of vintage Action Men figures who scale the heights of prestigious mountaineering libraries. The resulting handmade books will be exhibited alongside images and objects from the collections of the Mountain Heritage Trust.

Follow the creation of this exhibition on Instagram

Project funded by Durham University, Arts Council England and Montane.


Normal admissions prices apply. Adults: £1.50, Concessions and children (5-16): 75p, under 5's, students, Durham University staff, Art Fund and Museums Association: free.

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