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I love Durham because...


Be part of an exciting new artwork to celebrate everything we all love about Durham.

During May half term we will be creating huge message walls at four locations in the county. The completed canvasses will then be brought together to form one huge artwork featuring some of the county's famous landscapes, buildings and people - all created from your comments.

Help us fill the message walls

Just tell us what you love about the county in approximately 30 words. We'll reproduce your message together with your first name and your town or your twitter handle.

Either on Twitter @DurhamCouncil and add the hashtag #HelpDurhamShine to the end of your message, or tell us what you love about the county online.

There's a VIP pass worth £400, courtesy of Visit County Durham, up for grabs each month for one lucky contributor.

Watch the Leader of the council Cllr Simon Henig, artists and staff from Beamish Museum tell us more about the message wall and why they love Durham in the video below.

Icon for pdf I love Durham because... video transcript (PDF, 332.3kb)

Watch the message walls being created

If you're heading along to watch the wall being created at the following venues, you can also submit your message during your visit:

  • Tuesday, 29 May to Thursday, 31 May at Beamish Museum and Millennium Place / Clayport Library, Durham
  • Friday, 1 June to Sunday, 3 June at The Witham, Barnard Castle, and Dalton Park

Southampton message wall

Liverpool Echo message board

Liverpool message wall

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