Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control at Palace Green, all planned events as part of Balloons InDurham at this location have now be re-arranged to take place at The Sands, as part of the Durham Pride celebrations. Our thanks to the organisers of Durham Pride and the Freeman of the City for inviting Balloons InDurham to this event. Click here for more information.


Scaling the Heights

Durham University Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

21.09.18 to 21.12.18

Bringing mountaineering literature to life

An exhibition by artists Stephen, Margaret and Kate Livingstone working with Dr. Abbie Garrington of Durham University to recreate heroic Himalayan mountain climbs in miniature. Based on accounts of pioneering expeditions the artists are re-staging famous summit climbs using a pair of vintage Action Men figures who scale the heights of prestigious mountaineering libraries. The resulting handmade books will be exhibited alongside images and objects from the collections of the Mountain Heritage Trust.

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Project funded by Durham University, Arts Council England and Montane.



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