Castle to host array of model miniatures

This autumn, the National Trust will host it's first ever exhibition at one of the north's most iconic attractions - Lindisfarne Castle.'' ''Tiny figures, created by artist and prop maker Laura Johnson, will tell the tale of the Castle's rich and diverse history from lime kiln workers to cellists and architects to royalty

This autumn, the National Trust will host it's first ever exhibition at one of the north's most iconic attractions - Lindisfarne Castle.'' ''Tiny figures, created by artist and prop maker Laura Johnson, will tell the tale of the Castle's rich and diverse history from lime kiln workers to cellists and architects to royalty

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A series of tiny tales are set to illuminate the past of a north Northumberland castle, which is hosting its first exhibition from Saturday.

Tiny figures, created by artist and prop maker Laura Johnson, will tell the tale of Lindisfarne Castle’s rich and diverse history.

The exhibition, Tiny Tales, is a first both for the artist and for the castle.

Clare Ashby, visitor services supervisor for the National Trust at Lindisfarne Castle, said: “Tiny Tales is the first large-scale exhibition of miniature figures that Laura has produced and it is the first art exhibition the castle has staged.

“It will capture some of the history behind the castle, including some of its past visitors, and highlight stories of Lindisfarne that can go unnoticed amid its unique architectural history.”

Laura is a freelance prop maker predominately based at Pinewood Studios, creating props for advertising, television and film.

Recent projects have included Sherlock Holmes and the latest James Bond movie.

“The reason for working on this tiny scale is the challenge of creating details as small as possible,” said Laura.

“There’s nothing more endearing than capturing a scene in miniature and making the image fun rather than ordinary.

“Some of the rooms inside Lindisfarne Castle are quite small, so what better place to discover a delightful miniature world?

“From lime kiln workers to cellists, from architects to royalty, the building has been a fort, a castle and a home to a wide variety of people who will be recreated in stunning miniature form, in the context through which they experienced the castle.”

The exhibition runs from Saturday until November 4.