Archive for November, 2011
The North East England Farmers’ Markets (NEEFM) group has compiled a list of some of the best places to shop for the pick of the region’s festive poultry. This means shoppers will know where to get poultry in the region. Locations include farm shops and markets.
Ann Coburn will head up a a teenage reading group in Berwick Library in December. The local author and playwright will hold the first session of the group on December 7. She is a children’s novelist and playwright and has authored 20 children’s books and seven theatre plays.
Aardman’s senior model maker Jim Parkyn will be at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on January 21 to host a model making workshop. This will give people a chance learn tricks of the trade from one of the masters. Jim is a model maker with Aardman, which produces The Wallace and Gromit programs and films.
The Hexham River Hydro Project group is leading the way to win funding from Energyshare. The funding would be used to construct a small in the River Tyne near the town. Energyshare will provide more than £100,000 to the winner.
Bamburgh Castle reports a one per-cent increase in the number of visitors travelling to the attraction by bus. More and more visitors to Northumberland chose to leave their cars behind and travel by bus in 2011. As well, more people who live in the county are using the local bus to travel around, especially to tourist attractions.
Thisisnorthumberland.com occupied part of Hexham Farmers’ Market for a bit of self-promotion this weekend. Visitors and stallholders at the twice-monthly farmers’ market were able to see the website on a giant plasma TV screen mounted to the back of a nippy Smart car.
Northumbrian musician Kathry Tickell wants the North East of England to have a Year of festivals set to lift the North East of England in 2013. Speaking to local newspaper The Journal, she wants a festival to showcase the innovation and creativity of the North East.
Lumberjacks are harvesting Christmas trees in the Forestry Commission’s Kielder Water & Forest Park. The first of this year’s crop has been dispatched from the 62,000 hectare (155,000 acre) Northumbrian forest because it supplies trees up to 60 foot tall to stand in prime locations across the UK.
Northumberland County Council has launched a new online library service for residents. The user-friendly website (www.mylibrary.co.uk) has doubled the number of people accessing their local library online. It gives each library in Northumberland its own mini site containing a guide to everything from opening times to directions.
St John’s Church at Healey near Hexham has won over Canterbury Cathedral and Angel of the North to win a top ecclesiastical art award. It is the winner of this year’s Art in a Religious Context prize awarded by the charity Art & Christian Enquiry.
A ghoulish tale from Alnwick’s past is to be brought to life in a new spine-tingling Channel 4 series starting this weekend. It will be hosted by Tony Robinson and will investigate the and shocking beliefs that built Britain – and helped change our history. There is a story that a man who thought his wife was having an affair, so he crept up into the rafters at Alnwick Castle to spy on her and, sure enough, saw her having a bit of hanky-panky but slipped out of the rafters, crashed to the floor and died, whereupon he was buried.