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Watch the story of Durham Cathedral - in Lego

A County Durham filmmaker has told the history of Durham Cathedral - in Lego.

Matt Smith, 36, of Durham-based video production company Lintelfilm, was asked by Durham Cathedral to make the animated short films to help launch the cathedral's Open Treasure exhibition, which launches on Saturday July 23.

Supported by a grant of £3.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the new permanent exhibition will give visitors access to the cathedral’s buildings and collections as never before.

Matt's film features interviews with people such as Visit England's Tourism Superstar 2016 Lilian Groves.

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Cathedral guide is 'Tourism Superstar'

Lilian Groves has been a Durham Cathedral guide for 25 years Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A Durham Cathedral tour guide has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise her contribution to tourism.

Lilian Groves has been showing people the cathedral's sights for twenty five years. She is a passionate advocate of the North East; encouraging visitors to explore the region's other attractions.

Lilian, who is eighty seven, has been nominated in the 2016 Visit England Tourism Superstar competition. She already holds the title for County Durham. The contest recognises the dedication of those working in the tourism industry.

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