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The beauty of lichen: Exhibition & Workshops, Hexham

An exhibition of lichen photographs by Northumberland photographer Iain Duncan has just opened in the Queen’s Hall Art Centre, Hexham, and will be showing until 22 November. This is the culmination of a two year project to showcase the aesthetic qualities of the lichens found around Hadrian’s Wall.

The exhibition will be supported by a number of workshops, including two ‘Introductions to Lichens’ on 13 and 15 November (both 10.00-13.00). These half day sessions will introduce you to the fascinating world of the lichen symbiosis and the diversity of lichens to be found in Northumberland. We will meet at Cawfields Quarry and go for a short walk to see what we can find locally, and learn to identify some common species. These are being run by Janet Simkin in conjunction with the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

Cost: £10.00

For details and to book contact Queen’s Hall 01434 652477 or