When: 4th – 9th December 2018
Where: Saltwell Park, Gateshead
£: Tickets cost £9 for adults (+ 50p booking fee) and £4.50 for children under 16 years (no booking fee). Children aged 3 years and under go free
What is it?
Enjoy an after-dark arts adventure in the atmospheric setting of Saltwell Park, Gateshead, this festive season.
Enchanted Parks – The House of Lost and Found will see specially commissioned artists transform Saltwell Park into a magical and mythical wonderland. This year the event will run for six nights, meaning more people can enjoy the popular event.
This year’s event tells the enchanting story of a travelling fair, but not a fair of fast, over-priced rides and candy apples. A fair that has been travelling in one guise or another for centuries. The earliest sightings of the fair were reported in 18th Century Europe, later in the 19th century across the Atlantic and again in the heady days of London in the 1920s.
At the helm is Peter Chevalier, an illusionist and philanthropist who has gathered around him an extended ‘family’ of people who are in some way lost. This weird and wonderful ‘family’ have attracted attention, suspicion and awe wherever they turn up and turn up they do. Overnight they appear, stay for a few days and then disappear.
Each fair is different, taking on the quirks and foibles of whatever place they end up, but the story is always the same: what have you lost and how can we help you find it?
Meet The Shadow Collector and The Little Legionnaires, and enter the Garden of Lost & Found Voices.
More info: www.newcastlegateshead.com