The Durham Fire and Ice fire show 2019 spectacular is the finale of the two-day ice sculpture event - and it's also the highlight for many visitors.

Durham Fire and Ice returns to Durham city for the fourth year running, and will see 10 ice sculptures expertly carved by ice artists Glacial Arts and placed around the city for visitors to find.

It takes place on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23 2019.

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But at the end of the festival is the Durham Fire and Ice fire show, which sees flames and water shooting into the air in time to music. It's a spectacular show and one which draws a fair crowd, so you'll need to get there early to ensure you get a good spot.

The Durham Fire and Ice fire show 2019 takes place in front of St Nicholas Church in Durham Marketplace. It takes place twice, and on both days of the Fire and Ice festival. On both the Friday and the Saturday, the Durham Fire and Ice fire show will be at 5.15pm and 6pm, and will last for 10 minutes each time.

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The Heroes and Villains theme for Fire and Ice 2019 will see ice sculptures including Wonder Woman, Darth Vader and Lego Batman at locations across Durham including Palace Green and the cathedral.

Previous Fire and Ice festival themes included Polar Exploration as well as Myths and Legends, and visitors have enjoyed sculptures including Paddington Bear, the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, and Shakespeare.

Flaming torches usually mark the locations of the 10 sculptures, while there are also ice carving demonstrations in Durham Marketplace as well as a chance to have a go at carving for yourself, led by expert team Glacial Arts.

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