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Taking place each summer in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ is the UK’s only open-air live show of its kind.

The action-packed live blockbuster plays out on a vast stage with a lake at its centre, performed by a cast and crew of 1,500 who take you on a journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.  The spectacular show is brought to life with magnificent sets, special effects and pyrotechnics and set a spine-tingling original soundtrack.  A captivating experience for all ages, it really has to be seen to be believed!

Eleven Arches is the vision of philanthropist and investment manager, Jonathan Ruffer. Eleven Arches is one of the two charities ha has established in Bishop Auckland, the other being The Auckland Project. Together, the aim of the charities is to establish Bishop Auckland as an international tourist destination, attracting visitors and investment which will contribute to the betterment of the area and empower the community.

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