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Taking Root – A Day of Floral Art and Music

18 September 2018

Visitors are being invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of Victorian England as part of a flower show and town-wide celebration.

Taking Root – A Day of Floral Art and Music will take place at Auckland Tower on Saturday, 29 September, coinciding with Bishop Auckland Town Council’s Horticultural and Home Produce Show and Bishop Auckland Town Team’s Celebrating Together events.

The event, hosted by The Auckland Project in partnership with community organisation Daisy Arts, celebrates the historic flower fete previously hosted at Auckland Castle by the Bishops of Durham in the mid to late 1800s.

500 local school children have created a trio of unique artworks which will be on display, taking their inspiration from 19th century art.

Teesdale-based youth folk band, Cream Tees will also be performing music from the 1800s. And those keen to have a go themselves can take part in harp workshops with local musician, Louise Bradley.

Past and Future Tours of Bishop Auckland Market Place, will be taking place at 11am. Tours of the scenic Deer Park will set off from The Clock Tower, Bishop Auckland Market Place at 12pm and 2pm.

And Behind the Scenes Tours taking place between 10am and 3pm, will offer a peek at the work under way at Auckland Castle.

The event marks the second time the local community has been invited inside Auckland Tower ahead of its official launch on Saturday, 20 October 2018.

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