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Free event - Discovering Durham's dark secret: photography walk

(5 September 2018)

Come and join Northumberland photographer Kevin Dowling for a relaxing two hours of photography, following the 'Bodies of Evidence' exhibition city trail through the historic and beautiful Durham landscape on Monday, 10 September between 10am and 12pm starting at Palace Green Library. See some of the places associated with the soldiers' story of capture and imprisonment in Durham Cathedral after the 1650 Battle of Dunbar. Whilst this event is free, please note that spaces are limited so booking is required. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

You will be winding your way past eleven sites, some of which would have been in existence and perhaps seen by the soldiers as they ended their long march from Dunbar to Durham. The aim is to discover the various historic sites and to take photographs in this fascinating landscape, sharing thoughts and ideas to improve our techniques. The walk is for everyone so please come along, even if you have never taken a photograph before. All you need is a camera (or a mobile phone with a camera) and some good shoes for Durham’s steep slopes and steps!

The walk will end where it started at Palace Green Library, where you might be interested to learn more about the Scottish soldiers by visiting the exhibition Bodies of Evidence: how science unearthed Durham’s dark secret or perhaps drop into the Courtyard Café for a coffee and see the commemorative plaque above the spot where the soldier’s remains were discovered in 2013, sparking a major historical and scientific investigation.

Meet at the reception area of Palace Green Library at 10am and in addition to some sturdy footwear please do bring along some water, particularly if the warm weather continues!


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