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Brancepeth Castle

21 June 2022 - 21 June 2022

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Brancepeth Castle

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Encounter rebellious spirits and abominable monsters as they prowl the halls of Brancepeth Castle this summer.

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A banner on display at Brancepeth Castle

Join a journey through time as an exhibition organised as part of the Radical Dragons project reveals the rich traditions of dragons and worms in North East England, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

In this exhibition you’ll meet the heroes who dared grapple with these fearsome beasts, their powers over us, and the way their stories have fed into the (sometimes radical) history of the region.

Photograph of a red and blue dragon puppet curled in a wooden throne

Witness traditional crafts, hear about the heroic dragon legends, and design your own foul beasts. But beware the Brancepeth dragon in residence…

Our dragon sleeps, drowsing in plain sight, but with a clash of the Conyers falchion he may awaken to unleash his foul stench, and dribble upon your head!

Photograph of some display boards with written text


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