Archive for June, 2013
The Lindisfarne Gospels return home to North East England on Monday July 1 and will be here until September. There will be a lot of excitement around the exhibition, and many additional events, too. Find out more information and details about a special bus service running to Holy Island for residents and visitors alike.
Visiting Northumberland and wonder where to find information? Are you a resident and want to check news? Discover the brand new Big Local App, which contains all this as well as vouchers and more. It’s developed by a local taxi driver Andrew Park, even contains a business directory and is free to download.
If you are not able to make it to Durham to see the remarkable and priceless Lindisfarne Gospels, take advantage of the opportunity to see a copy of the Gospels at various churches and museums in Northumberland this summer.
History and heritage combine in Northumberland in July with the area’s Sill project team announcing exiting taster sessions for members of the public. Enjoy key and age-old skills that play a vital role in heritage conservation. Find out more.
Mervyn Anthony, John Goodfellow and John Hartshorne have supported some 250 business and community projects with funding and advice during their tenure on the SDF grants panel with Northumberland National Park and said farewell recently after a combined 30 years’ service.
A new walking guide book covering St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way Northumberland has been published by Cicerone Press.
If you dad loves food then he is in for a treat this Father’s Day. Taste North East has curated a Foodie Dads Collection with different collections of Great North food and drink gifts and experiences tailored to each type of dad. Food writer Harriet Southall reveals all about the collection.
EAT! NewcastleGateshead offers a fantastic range of foods and drink this summer, with chefs cooking meals in dramatic, unusual outdoor locations! As well, look for the return of Cake City and the secret Speakeasy, all in August and September.
Northumberland National Park urges you to participate in Love Your National Park – a celebration which will encourage people to appreciate these special areas and their natural beauty, as well as their contribution to the environment and economy.
Landscape photograph Keith Moss is a fine art photographer who specialises in black and white. In his latest post he writes about his recent shoot at Bamburgh Castle, one of the most awe-inspiring places in the United Kingdom!
Come and celebrate an important part of North East industrial heritage on Saturday at Woodhorn, near Ashington, Northumberland, with the 2013 Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. There will be an phenomenal amount to do for all the family, including music, dance, a picnic and of course a brass band.
Brinkburn Music Festival artistic director Paul McCreesh will step down on a high as his last festival will celebrate the music of Benjamin Britten. It takes place July 5 – 7, 2013.
Kevin O’Hara welcomes the arrival of June and a warmer spring, but is annoyed about the arrival of larger, noisy wind farms which drown out the sound of birdsong. But he welcomes over signs of summer, including bluebells, chicks, foxes, and much more. June is a busy month!