Bishop Auckland Food Festival

FOOD FESTIVAL FUN Thursday, 4 April 2019

We are looking forward to being part of the 2019 Bishop Auckland Food Festival on 13 and 14 April.

Our friendly Engagement Team will be in a special marquee at North Bondgate Car Park, running workshops for children to decorate their own plant pot, as well as learn about seed sowing, seed and vegetable matching and food miles, as part of Incredible Edible Bishop Auckland.

Elsewhere, you can drop in for cake sampling, recipe cards and seeds for you to grow at home and speak to Urban Agriculture specialist, Mikey Tomkins,  about how disused spaces within the town could be used to grow food for the community.

You can also call into No.42 and take in the Makers Market, featuring the works of local, artisan craftspeople before trying our herbal quiz and tea bag making workshop, designed to stimulate the senses through familiar herbal scents.

These activities run by The Auckland Project will form part of a packed programme on offer during the Food Festival weekend, run by Durham County Council. To find out more, please click here.

Those who want a birds eye view of all the action can go up Auckland Tower’s 15-metre high viewing platform , entry to the Tower will be £1. The final Mint Print art installation will also be on display in the Tower and there will be a chance to have a go at print making on Saturday.

And, if you want to make even more of your visit, why not pop into the Mining Art Gallery and see the brand new temporary exhibition, Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life, celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth.

There will also be a chance to take sneak peek inside Auckland Castle, with our guided Castle Tours running throughout the weekend between 10am-4pm.


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