News: World Heritage Weekend 2017

Celebrating World Heritage

Join us for an exciting weekend of activities to celebrate the amazing crafts people of Durham that make the World Heritage Site great!

Stonemason Demonstrations • Feltwork Demonstrations • Craft Activities for all ages • Exciting Trails to Follow! • Cathedral Broderers • And Much More!

For full details and a map, you can download the leaflet.

Saturday 22 April 2017

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

9.30 – 17.00
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.

10.00 – 16.00
Stonemason (Visitor Centre) -
Neil Molloy from Swallow Heritage will be visiting the WHS Visitor Centre to demonstrate the stonemason’s art.

11.00 and 14.00
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

10.00 – 16.00
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.

10.00 – 16.00
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!

10.00 – 16.00
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.

10.00 – 16.00
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

13.00 – 15.00
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

10.00 – 16.00
Cathedral Broderers (Fowlers Yard) –
Head over to Fowlers Yard (see map on back of leaflet) to see the amazing work of the Cathedral Broderers in Tracy Franklin’s workshop.

10.00 – 16.00
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

9.30 – 17.00
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.

10.00 – 16.00
Stonemason (Visitor Centre) -
Neil Molloy from Swallow Heritage will be visiting the WHS Visitor Centre to demonstrate the stonemason’s art.

10.00, 11.00, 14.00 and 15.00
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

12.30 – 16.00
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.

12.30 – 16.00
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!

10.00 – 16.00
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.

10.00 – 16.00
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

13.00 – 15.00
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

10.00 – 16.00
Family Trails –
Discover more about the World Heritage Site with two fun and exciting family trails! You never know what you might find!


Added Monday 10th April 2017