A NEW temporary exhibition on fairy tales and folklore from northern Britain being held at Durham University’s Palace Green Library.

Between Worlds: Folklore and Fairy Tales from Northern Britain looks at a forgotten type of fairy tale, very different to those that we are familiar with in today’s popular culture.

The exhibition takes its inspiration from medieval romance, ballads, and collections of folklore compiled between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, which tell of encounters with otherworldly creatures and journeys into mysterious worlds.

Palace Green assistant curator David Wright said: “If you think that a fairy is just a pretty little thing with wings, then think again.

“Our exhibition enables you to compare seventeenth to nineteenth century folklore and fairy tales with what you think you know, to see how our thoughts of fairies have changed.”

The exhibition is accessible to all ages. Anyone visiting as a family is invited to at reception for a free Fairy Investigator Pack to help explore the exhibition.

It is being held at Palace Green Library until 25 February 2018, between 09am to 5pm daily.

Watch out for related events happening before and after Christmas for various age-groups, including folk music performances, art workshops, and lectures.

The Botanic Garden is also hosting trails for younger and older children to help search for mythical creatures and characters.

Entry to the exhibition is free. For more information contact Carolyn Gaw on telephone 0191 334 3019, email: carolyn.gaw@durham.ac.uk or visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/whatson.