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  • Vikings Storm Quayside Seaside

    Posted on Aug 12, 2019

    A Viking raiding party invaded the beaches of Newcastle’s Quayside Seaside on Saturday 17 August. As well as storming children’s sandcastles, the raiders also made use of their Viking helmets to attempt to create sandy strongholds of their own during the surprise attack. The friendly horde are all part of ‘Kynren – an Epic Tale of England’, the UK’s largest outdoor theatre show, which is currently taking place every Saturday evening at Bishop Auckland.

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  • Watch Legends Come To Life For Silver Travellers

    Posted on Jul 20, 2019

    Silver travellers and history enthusiasts can experience the UK’s biggest outdoor live theatre event, where legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic scale. Taking place every Saturday until 14th September* at Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Kynren – an Epic Tale of England transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Visitors with blue badges can park as close as possible to the show site for those in need. Perfect for mature travellers and silver surfers, the multi-award-winning show is ranked among the Top 5 Performances to see in the UK on TripAdvisor.

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  • Kynren Receives Accessibility and Disability Equality Award

    Posted on Jul 06, 2019

    Kynren – An Epic Tale of England has been commended for its accessibility and disability equality by Attitude is Everything, a charity dedicated to improving deaf and disabled people's access to live music and events. The multi-award-winning show, which opened with its 50th Anniversary performance on Saturday, 29th June – and running until Saturday, 14th September has received a Bronze Award as part of a UK-wide Charter of Best Practice compiled by the charity. Over 125 venues and festivals have already signed up to the Charter, adopting it as an industry standard for accessibility at live music events and agreeing to be mystery shopped by a team of deaf and disabled volunteers.

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  • Epic Reviews From Kynren's Press Preview - The Sun

    Posted on Jun 25, 2019

    "It feels just as well produced as any blockbuster historical or fantasy drama on HBO or Netflix." Victoria Williams Read the full review here:

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  • Kynren Picks Up Green Tourism Award

    Posted on Jun 18, 2019

    Kynren – an Epic Tale of England has been recognised for its commitment to supporting environmental initiatives with a Green Tourism Award. The Bishop Auckland-based live outdoor theatre spectacular, which premieres its new 2019 show on 29th June, has been awarded Bronze status in the internationally recognised accreditation scheme.

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  • Epic Reviews From Kynren's Press Preview - Northern Echo

    Posted on Jun 18, 2019

    Thank you to Chris Lloyd - Chief Features writer from the Northern Echo for this fantastic review from Saturday night. Read the full review here:

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  • Epic Photographs From Kynren's Press Preview - Richmondshire Today

    Posted on Jun 17, 2019

    Thank you to Guy Carpenter from Richmondshire today these fantastic photographs from our press preview on Saturday 15th June. Click here to view them all:

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  • Equestrian Expert Adding Extra Horsepower To Epic Live Show

    Posted on Jun 16, 2019

    International eventer Anna Warnecke is currently working out how best to kidnap a fisherwoman on horseback and teach a horse to walk on water. These are just two of the epic challenges facing the renowned German rider as she prepares for the 2019 season of the UK’s biggest and most spectacular live outdoor theatre show.

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  • Eleven Arches Appoint New Chairman To Kynren

    Posted on Jun 14, 2019

    Eleven Arches, the charity behind multi-award winning outdoor theatrical show ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, has appointed a new chairman. Durham-born Stephen Hall, a senior partner at Deloitte UK’s Newcastle office, is taking over the role from the charity’s founder philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer.

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  • Setting the Wheels in Locomotion

    Posted on Jun 10, 2019

    A replica of the world’s first passenger steam locomotive is being put through its paces prior to the premiere of the UK’s biggest outdoor theatre production in County Durham later this month. Part of the performance recreates the momentous first journey taken by the steam engine, known as Locomotion No.1 and designed by Robert Stephenson and his father George, on the nearby Stockton to Darlington railway on 25th September 1825.

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