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.
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.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Explore the stunning 17th-century Walled Garden, where we harvest delicious fresh produce for our cafes and restaurants.
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