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Live, interactive art to take over Durham this bank holiday weekend

We want you (alongside artists) to add some colour to Durham City across the upcoming bank holiday weekend!

As part of our monthly Live InDurham event, Doodle InDurham will offer you the chance to see artists in action, as well as the opportunity to take part in activities on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August.

From 11am to 4pm, large-scale doodle shapes will be located across the City that all visitors are invited to contribute too. You can also expect to be entertained by live drawing events, performances and art-shows too.

We’re really excited to give people the chance to see the City in a new light, get involved and be creative during their visit to Durham across the bank holiday weekend.  Doodles InDurham is set to be a really enjoyable free, family event, giving people the chance to try out different arty activities from doodling, colouring, chalking and even action art. 

We hope it will inspire people from the region to visit Durham, have a fun day out and make the most of all Durham City has to offer.  From live events, shopping, food and drink, services and leisure activities, there’s so much happening in Durham that you can take advantage of over the weekend.  

From 11am on both days Doodle installations will be located in Millennium Place, Market Place, Elvet Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge. Here people of all ages can help to colour in the gigantic cube and pentagon installations and collaborate to create a unique work of art.  You’ll also have the chance to see masterpieces created live with Big Windoodles drawing events, where artists will be creating themed doodles on shop windows throughout Durham.

From 11.30am on Saturday, visitors passing through Millennium Place will also have the chance to get involved in an Urban Action Painting.  Led by Urban Canvas, people can participate in creating an outdoor gallery of modern art with the help of remote control cars.

A live performance walkabout show, the Art Critics will be on hand to entertain passers-by throughout Saturday, with comedy characters to help create even more fun in Durham City.

Artist John Hicks will take centre stage in the Marketplace to showcase his unique painting style in a live street show. John’s act is art in action as he creates works of art with speed set to music at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm on Saturday.  He will return to Durham City on Sunday at 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:15pm. On Sunday, visitors will also have the opportunity to help craft Italian Chalking Art from 12pm-4pm in the Market Place.

So join us on Saturday and Sunday as the City is more vibrant than ever, and get ready to be inspired and get creative as you Doodle InDurham. 

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