The festival opened on Friday and closed on Saturday evening after an action-packed programme of events, including an ice sculpture trail and fire performances.
Mat's work pulling in the crowds Rescue hero Grace Darling remembered in ice Incredible skill went into the sculptures It takes a brave man to disrespect Darth Vader like that There were plenty of picture opportunities A great selfie opportunity The streets were bustling The wonderful cityscape of Durham provided a brilliant backdrop to the festival They're having a great time Mat Chaloner of Glacial Art, at work on a ice sculpture Batman has had another battle with Mr Freeze Creeping up on Lord Vader This one proved very popular! A fine collection of superheroes! Great to see the event proving so popular Mat Chaloner of Glacial Art at work He founded the company with fellow Sunderland University graduate Mat Foster He's crafted pieces for high-profile shows such as Game of Thrones and brands including Rolex and Gucci But he says coming back to the North East is always a highlight. And we love their work too!