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Archive for October, 2012

Newcastle Life Science Centre events for November

Newcastle Life Science Centre events for November

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are lots of interesting and exciting events taking place at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle, including skating beginning on November 12, as well as a Live Skies event on November 3.

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What you should have in your rucksack for a day walk in the uplands

What you should have in your rucksack for a day walk in the uplands

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Qualified walking guide Patrick Norris’s tackles the complex problem of choosing a rucksack and figuring out what to put in it in his latest column. Packing your back pack is not as straightforward as it may seem if you are walking in the uplands in Britain, where you can sometimes experience weather from all four seasons in one day!

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Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eyemouth Golf Club Captain Bob Holmes enjoys the splendour of some of Britain’s best hills when he visits the Cheviots and the Lammermuirs, and he always appreciates a visit to Lindisfarne. Here he shares some of

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Northumberland half term activities at Woodhorn and Hadrian’s Wall

Northumberland half term activities at Woodhorn and Hadrian’s Wall

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are many events and activities taking place this half-term in Northumberland. We’ve profiled some highlights here from Woodhorn and English Heritage. And we hope you enjoy half-term week, whatever you choose to do!

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Laing Art Gallery Newcastle features Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton

Laing Art Gallery Newcastle features Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

An exhibition marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will feature Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II taken by renowned portrait and fashion photographer Cecil Beaton. They can be seen at the Laing Gallery, Newcastle. The exhibition highlights the V&A’s collection of royal photography and includes photos, film clips and excerpts from Beaton’s letters.

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Stonehaugh Northumberland sets its sights high for a Dark Sky boost

Stonehaugh Northumberland sets its sights high for a Dark Sky boost

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Astronomy and dark sky fans are in for at treat on Oct. 27 when the Forestry Commission and Wark Parish Council hold a free star party at Stonehaugh – and everyone is invited. You’ll get a chance to explore the night skies through powerful telescopes.

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New book about wild Northumberland

New book about wild Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new book about Northumberland wildlife has been published by Powdene Publicity, just in time for Christmas. It markes the 25th anniversary of the magazine and includes a forward by Northumberland Wildlife Trust chief executive Mike Pratt.

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Newcastle’s Juice Festival 2012 – celebrating performance, music and art

Newcastle’s Juice Festival 2012 – celebrating performance, music and art

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Juice is Newcastle and Gateshead’s festival for children and young people and it runs in key venues and attractions in Newcastle and Gateshead, including the Baltic, the Centre for Children’s Books, the Sage Gateshead and other locations. Find out what the key features and attractions of the Juice programme in 2012!

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See Atlantic grey seal pups on the Farne Islands, Northumberland Coast

See Atlantic grey seal pups on the Farne Islands, Northumberland Coast

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Keen to witness the struggles brand new Antlantic grey seal pups face in the first few weeks of life? Now is your chance. Special trips are running to the Farne Islands, Northumberland, home to England’s largest breeding ground of Atlantic grey seals, until October 31.

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Northumberland Youth Hostels celebrate inclusion in Guardian Observer Reader Travel Awards

Northumberland Youth Hostels celebrate inclusion in Guardian Observer Reader Travel Awards

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fantastic news for Youth Hostels in Northumberland – they celebrate inclusion in the top five ranking in the Best UK Hotel category in the Guardian and Observer Reader Travel awards. The win is being celebrated by a special discount offer between November 1 and February 2013. Find out more.

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A long over-due visit to Alnham, Northumberland

A long over-due visit to Alnham, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer and walker Geoff Holland heads back to one of his favourite places in Northumberland and a place that he has not been to for some time – a walk around the small village of Alnham, Northumberland, which sits on the edge of Northumberland National Park and is about 10 or 12 miles west of the popular market town of Alnwick.

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Northumberland National Park hosts dark skies event

Northumberland National Park hosts dark skies event

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cawfields Car Park on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland is one of the best places to see the starts. It is recognised officially as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. Northumberland National Park with Newcastle Astronomical Society and Herding Hill Farm will host a Dark Skies event at that place on the 20th October 2012. Book ahead to attend.

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Northumberland History Fair at Woodhorn October 28

Northumberland History Fair at Woodhorn October 28

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Winter is a great time to research the history of your home or explore the secrets of an historical figure or researching your family. Now you can do this with other keen historians by meeting people at the Northumberland History Fair at Woodhorn, set for Oct. 28, 2012. Be sure to book your place in advance.

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Northumbrian dark skies fan creates stunning image as a homage to Hubble

Northumbrian dark skies fan creates stunning image as a homage to Hubble

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

An amateur astronomer and fan of Northumberland Dark Skies has created the same famous image of galaxies far away produced by the Hubble telescope in 1995. But Robbie did so by using only his own modest telescope at at Kielder Star Camp. Northumberland’s Dark Skies made it possible for Robbie to produce the image.

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust mugs – perfect for hot drinks on cold evenings

Northumberland Wildlife Trust mugs – perfect for hot drinks on cold evenings

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has produced a series of mugs with wildlife images on them. Perfect gifts for the coming Christmas season.

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Nantucket cottage, Bamburgh, Northumberland a wonderful coastal holiday retreat

Nantucket cottage, Bamburgh, Northumberland a wonderful coastal holiday retreat

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a cottage to stay in on the Northumberland then consider Nantucket, in Bamburgh, Northumberland, close to the sea. It is based on the design of some of the old cottages on Cape Cod in the United States and offers a lovely holiday home.

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Ford and Etal Estates Northumberland displays rich foliage and wild flowers in autumn

Ford and Etal Estates Northumberland displays rich foliage and wild flowers in autumn

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

An autumn walk at Ford and Etal Estates in North Northumberland reveals beautiful full foliage and wild flowers still in bloom following a wet spring and summer in Northumberland. Find out what you can do and enjoy at Ford and Etal in the coming months.

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