EASTER ACTIVITIES WITH THE AUCKLAND PROJECT Tuesday, 27 March 2018
A special woodland trail through Auckland Castle’s historic Deer Park will be running from 30 March to 15 April 2018. Visitors can hunt for clues leading to wooden animals hidden around the medieval park. Each will reveal part of a secret word, with special Easter-themed prizes waiting for anyone who cracks the code.
The beginning and end of the Easter Trail is the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland Market Place, where free Easter-themed craft activities will be on offer from Monday, 2 to Friday, 6 April 2018.
Here, visitors can try their hand at traditional crafts between 11am and 3pm each day, including decorating eggs, making chicks and creating Easter cards inspired by printing techniques used by mining artists. In addition to craft activities, there will also be a chance to learn more about the artists featured in the gallery by following a special family trail designed by artist, Gillian Gamble.
As well as craft activities in the Mining Art Gallery, children aged 5 to 11 can also take part in Arts Award – Discover in a Day workshops, offering youngsters the opportunity to explore different types of art and find out about local artists. Participants will then create their own artwork, inspired by what they’ve seen and heard.
The one-day workshops at The Auckland Project’s community gallery and shop, No.42, will run from 9.30am-3.30pm on Wednesday, 11, Thursday, 12 and Friday, 13 April 2018 and cost £15 per child, including entry to the Mining Art Gallery.
To book a Discover in a Day workshop, contact The Auckland Project on 01388 743791 or email [email protected].
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
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Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
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The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The first museum in England to explore the history of faith in Britain and Ireland, from prehistory to the present day