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Celebrating Durham message wall

Watch our huge Celebrating Durham artwork, put together from your messages telling us why you love Durham, being created.

Watch the full artwork come together

Icon for pdf Message Wall - Assembly of artworks video transcript (PDF, 91.1kb)

Watch our individual message walls being created

Beamish Museum - 29 May to 31 May 2018

Icon for pdf Message Wall - Beamish video transcript (PDF, 87.8kb)

Dalton Park - 1 June to 3 June 2018

Icon for pdf Message Wall - Dalton Park video transcript (PDF, 86.0kb)

The Witham, Barnard Castle - 1 June to 3 June 2018

Icon for pdf Message Wall - The Witham Barnard Castle video transcript (PDF, 83.9kb)

Clayport Library, Durham - 29 May to 31 May 2018

A video of the message wall being created at Clayport Library, Durham is not available. 


In May/June 2018 we created huge message walls at four locations in the county. We then brought these together to form one huge artwork featuring some of the county's famous landscapes, buildings and people - all created from your comments.