I was very excited to hear that the dates of Lumiere Durham 2017 have been confirmed. After being rather underwhelmed by 2013's festival (many friends felt the crowd control measures were necessary but perhaps overzealous) last November's festival was an absolute treat.
As a kid back in the 1980's and 90's I loved traveling all the way up to the top of Weardale to visit Killhope Lead Mining Museum. To be honest I wasn't that excited by lead mining, or water wheels, or even underground mine trips. For me what was special was the taste of wilderness, of adventure and the sense of escape into nature that being up at Killhope gave me.
Part Three and Part Four of our five-film LEGO animation series on the story of Durham Cathedral are now available to view!
Part Three: Life in the Monastery explores what life was like for the monks who lived in the medieval monastery, including murder most horrid, sign language and a surprising fact about underpants:
Part Four: The Reformation looks at the turbulent period in the Cathedral's history when Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell dissolved the monasteries and what happened when the commissioners they sent smashed open St. Cuthbert's coffin. It also looks closer to our own time with the founding of Durham University by Bishop Van Mildert in 1832.
Part Two of our five-film LEGO animation series on the story of Durham Cathedral is now available to view!
If you missed Part One you can watch it below: