‘Experience Bishop Auckland’ opens at Bishop Auckland Town Hall next Monday (10th September) and will feature archive photographs and lithographs of the town and surrounding areas.
The black and white images, from Durham County Record Office and the Historic England Archive, have been enlarged for the exhibition, and offer an insight into bygone days.
Many of the images feature places within the Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone, a five year project we are running with Historic England to use history to help boost the economy in parts of the town centre.
The exhibition will run until 23rd December.
There are a number of engagement workshops at Bishop Auckland Town Hall which run alongside the ‘Experience Bishop Auckland’ Exhibition.
Photography Workshop: Take a photography walk with Louise Taylor and re-create some of the scenes from the current exhibition, as well as recording what Bishop Auckland looks like today.
No experience or equipment necessary. Camera phones can be used.
This workshop takes place on Saturday 22nd September 10am to 12pm and Wednesday 26th September 6:30pm to 8pm. (ages 12+ and any under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Creative Writing & Story Making: With renowned writer David Napthine, have fun creating stories and words inspired by the photographs and images of the exhibition and photography workshop. No experience necessary.
These workshops take place on Wednesday 17th October 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday 20th October 10am to 12noon.
Mixed Media Art Workshop: Join artist Vicky Holbrough in creating new images from old, using collage, photographs, writing, drawing, colour and stitch to re-imagine versions of the exhibition.
These workshops take place on Saturday 24th November 10am to 12noon and Wednesday 5th December 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Workshops are £2 per person and bookable by calling 03000 269 524 or via the Box Office at Bishop Auckland Town Hall.