Museum Of The Moon At Durham Cathedral

Between the 13th September to the 11th November 2021, see the nave in a whole new light as Luke Jerram’s “Museum of the Moon” lands at the cathedral.

About The Installation: “Museum Of The Moon” is a simply breathtaking moon sculpture which brings together detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit 7m wide spherical installation represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The Moon will be suspended in the air in the unrivalled setting of Durham Cathedral for over 8 weeks giving visitors plenty of opportunity to marvel at the stellar display.

About The Artist: Luke Jerram’s arts practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live artworks. Living in the UK, but working internationally, Jerram creates art projects which excite and inspire people around the world.

Planning Your Visit: See “Museum Of The Moon” during the cathedral’s normal opening hours. No admission cost or tickets needed although there is a suggested donation of £5.

Events Programme: Experience “Museum Of The Moon” at night with the evening openings, stretch under the sculpture during Yoga with Liz Adams and move beneath the model throughout a silent disco. To see the full events programme, check out https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whats-on?eventcategory=64

What We Thought:

Further Details: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/visit-us/museum-of-the-moon-2021

Lumiere Durham

From the 14th to the 17th November 2019 The Lumiere Festival returns to Durham City Centre for its tenth year.

In the most ambitious edition of the festival to date, there are 37 installations throughout the city; a mix of old favourites and new commissions.

The festival is open from 4:30pm until 11pm each evening. Between 4:30pm-7:30pm access to the Central Peninsula area of the city is by ticket only. If you don’t have a ticket, don’t panic, there’s plenty to explore outside of the ticketed area (including my favourite installation)

New for 2019, there is a Lumiere Durham app. It guides you around the festival and will help you make your most of your time in Durham.

If you’re thinking of attending the festival before it leaves (and hopefully returns in 2021) I’ve put together my top tips for visiting…

1. Plan your route

2. Use Park & Ride or public transport

3. The festival is busiest between 4:30pm-7:30pm, try visiting outside of these times

4. Download the app

5. Wrap up warm

6. Bring a torch

7. While in the city, pay a visit to one of the many amazing eateries. I highly recommend The Boat Club, Durham.

8. Get social and share your experience online using #LumiereDurham

As the festival draws to an end, I hope it’s been a huge success – This is Durham and Artichoke Trust have, in my opinion, put on an absolutely cracking event!

Have you been to Lumiere 2019? What did you think of it?

Psycho Path Presents Fear Ground 2019

Last week we were invited along to “The Biggest Halloween Event In The North”

Back for another year, Psycho Path claims to be “Bigger, Better, Scarier and altogether more Terrifying than ever before”

This year, there are 4 separate Scare Attractions spread over 700 Acres of farmland. Psycho Path plus the all new Psycho City, iScream Maze and Anarchy Arcade.

The event, which is located at Lintz Hall Farm, Burnopfield, NE16 6AS runs on selected dates from the 11th – 31st October 2019 and is definitely NOT kid friendly. Anyone arriving who is under 13 years of age will be refused entry.

Last year, we attended Terror In The Trees at Beamish Hall and what a disappointment that was! It was laughable how bad it was. Psycho Path, though, is on another level! The location, the actors, the total set up is amazing!!

When you’re not being scared s**tless in one of the Scare Attractions, there’s plenty to keep you occupied; with a cocktail bar, local food vendors, live entertainment and an actual funfair.

I honestly can’t recommend Psycho Path enough. It was an absolutely brilliant night out. We were there for over 3 hours and could’ve easily stayed longer. It definitely deserves all of the high praise it’s receiving.

All event information is available here;

https://www.psycho-path.co.uk

If you have tickets for the event, enjoy your night and let me know what you thought of it in the comments

#PsychoPath #FearGround #Durham #Newcastle #Northumberland #TyneAndWear #Halloween2019