I love Durham 2019

Flashback bringing the snow globe back for the festival’s ten years anniversary.

The colossal snow globe resurrected for the second time.

A giant glittering snow globe brings the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry galloping into the 21st Century A public statue of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, known to generations in Durham as ‘the man on the horse’, is no stranger to controversy.  An Eton-educated MP and Lord-Lieutenant of the county, he was considered a brutal oppressor of the miners employed in his pits.  More recently, his statue was the subject of local debate over whether it should be removed or moved. An original commission for Durham in 2011, the snow globe makes a spectacular return to Market Place. The Marquess is transformed into a larger-than-life figurine, adorned with the pink neon words, ‘I Love Durham’. Watch as ‘the man on the horse’ disappears in a billowing blizzard, just like the snow globes many of us enjoyed as children.

Copyright Photo 1 & 2 :  Lee Dobson

Copyright Photo 6 :  Stephen Mcgahon

Copyright Photo 3, 4, 5 :  Jacques Rival