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Durham Cathedral open for selfies

Father and Daughter team of Cathedral Vergers Jeffrey and Rebekah Hewitt take a selfie in Durham Cathedral.

Father and Daughter team of Cathedral Vergers Jeffrey and Rebekah Hewitt take a selfie in Durham Cathedral.

RED tape will be lifted on photography at Durham Cathedral so that visitors can snap a selfie.

Usually restrictions are in place for taking photos at the historic site, but they have been scrapped for a social and digital event.

As part of the evening, participants are being encouraged to take a ‘selfie’ and share it on twitter with the hashtag #dcathselfie.

The cathedral will also be inviting photographers to post their photos to the cathedral Facebook page as part of an online competition after the event.

Head of marketing and events, Ruth Robson, said: “These evenings are always very popular, providing a chance to capture images in this wonderful building, something that is normally strictly forbidden.

“In recent months, we have noticed a trend of people sharing their favourite images of the cathedral on social media sites, so we decided it would be wonderful to embrace that and bring a social and digital element to the evening this time around.”

The photography evening takes place on September 8 between 6.30pm and 9pm when the cathedral is closed to the general public, ensuring uninterrupted views of this world-renowned historic building.

During the evening, photographers will also be able to go up the tower (weather permitting) to take advantage of the panoramic vista over the city.

The usual admission charge of £5 per adult and £2.50 per child is made for access to the tower.

Although no flash photography is permitted during the evening, tripods are welcome to be used. The evening costs £10 per camera and booking is essential.

To attend the event, visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson to download a booking form.

 

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