The Durham Fire and Ice 2019 schedule has been announced - here are the times you need to get around Durham and make the most of this fantastic elemental event.

The Fire and Ice Durham festival returns to our city at the end of the February half term holidays, and promises two days of ice sculptures, events, demonstrations and shows that will entertain the whole family.

Taking place over Friday and Saturday February 22-23, Durham Fire and Ice 2019 theme is Heroes and Villains, and the city will be filled with comic book heroes and big screen Hollywood villains, all depicted in ice.

New to Durham Fire and Ice? Here's everything you need to know for the 2019 event

But what time do all the best activities take place? Here's the 2019 Durham Fire and Ice schedule and timings.

Official opening 10am

At 10am on Friday the Durham Fire and Ice festival officially opens and visitors can begin making their way around the 10 sculptures which are located in positions from Durham Gala Theatre all the way across to North Road and up to Durham Cathedral

Where will all the Fire and Ice sculptures be? We've got a run-down of what sculpture is where in Durham

Have a go at ice carving 12-5pm

Under the expert instruction of Glacial Arts - the team that is carving the main attractions and has worked on Game of Thrones - you can have a go at chiselling away your own frozen masterpiece. It takes place in Millennium Square near the Gala Theatre.

Ice carving demonstrations 12-4pm

Would you rather just watch the experts in action? You can see live carving demonstrations in Durham Marketplace between 12-4pm.

Fire performer 5-5.10pm

A short show in Durham Marketplace will see a fire performer literally playing with fire in a short show towards the end of the day. Should be exciting and well worth watching.

Evening fire show spectacular 5.15-5.25pm and 6-6.15pm

The finale of the Durham Fire and Ice event is the fire show spectacular, which involves water and fire shooting into the air in time to music. Taking place in front of St Nicholas Church in Durham Marketplace, it's well worth going along to see - and get there early as the crowds are usually quite deep.

Durham Fire and Ice 2019 closes 6.15pm

As darkness falls the Fire and Ice show finishes.

Feature image credit: Durham BID