JACK DRUM ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL BRINGS THE PAST BACK TO LIFE Friday, 5 August 2016
More than 30 youngsters, aged eight to 18, travelled from as far afield as Newcastle, Sunderland and the Yorkshire Dales to attend a special summer school at Auckland Castle.
There, they used a combination of drama, art and music to explore the history of the Prince Bishops, who called the Castle home for more than 900 years.
This included an opportunity to build their own shields and compose original songs telling the rich, and often bloody history, of Auckland Castle and its former residents.
Working with Community Interest Company, Jack Drum Arts, as well as representatives from the Backscratch Theatre Company, the summer school participants were then able to showcase their music, along with a selection of traditional pieces, as part of a one off performance for family and friends.
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