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Northumberland Brinkburn Festival to feature Benjamin Britten

Northumberland Brinkburn Festival to feature Benjamin Britten

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Newcastle photographic exhibition Futureland Now at the Laing Art Gallery

Newcastle photographic exhibition Futureland Now at the Laing Art Gallery

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new exhibition called Futureland Now will explore key issues in British society. The photographic exhibition that explore an age of uncertainty in Britain. It will feature works by photographers John Kippin and Chris Wainwright.

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Culture in Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Culture in Northumberland & Scottish Borders

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

Despite the border, the county of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have many things in common and area in fact a unique region in the U.K. People who live here share customs, history and a way of speaking. So while the border has shifted over the centuries, people who live here focus more on what they have in common with each other.

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Alnmouth Arts Festival, 23rd & 24th June 2012

Alnmouth Arts Festival, 23rd & 24th June 2012

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

An annual arts festival in Alnmouth Northumberland will feature more than 100 exhibitors and is set to draw large crowds on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. Artists from between the Tyne and the Tweed will show their work.  Exhibitors include photographers, ceramicists, artists, wood turners, jewellers, spinners, mat makers and […]

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Seahouses Festival a musical spectacular

Seahouses Festival a musical spectacular

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Northumberland coastal town is getting ready for its annual festival, set for June 23 and 24. The Seahouses Festival is a highlight on the cultural and arts calendar of Northumberland, and offers a great opportunity to hear some excellent music. The theme of this year’s festival is Heroes and some of the festival’s activities […]

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Wind in the Willows adaptation looks at future of transport

Wind in the Willows adaptation looks at future of transport

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

A quirky and unusual adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows will see Blyth-based Phoenix Theatre’s Young Phoenix group present an interesting take on this well-loved story. The 36 children in this production are spreading the word about low carbon solutions in a humorous way through a new interpretation of Grahame’s tale.

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Vibrant mix on offer at Hexham Book Festival

Vibrant mix on offer at Hexham Book Festival

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Hexham Book Festival is set to take place April 23 to May 3 and it will feature some of the best new fiction being published in the west. It will also include talks on gardening, food and will include travel writers giving talks and readings. Featured guest at the festival is former poet laureate Andrew Motion.

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Alistair Anderson at Northumbrian concert

Alistair Anderson at Northumbrian concert

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Musician Alistair Anderson and other well-known traditional musicians will perform on February 10 as a fundraiser for the Northumbrian Gathering, set for April 13 – 15. The concert will take place in Morpeth Town Hall.

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Christmas gift ideas from Northumberland and The Borders

Christmas gift ideas from Northumberland and The Borders

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Looking for some of the best and most unusual Christmas gift ideas from across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders? This best of list includes art, local food, books and CDs by local musicians.

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Author to lead new teenage reading group

Author to lead new teenage reading group

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Morpeth and Hexham markets gear up for Christmas

Morpeth and Hexham markets gear up for Christmas

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

A collection of images showing Morpeth bathed in a festive glow in December and January after the switch was flicked to turn on the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday.

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Star authors to Northumberland for children’s book festival

Star authors to Northumberland for children’s book festival

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 28th Northern Children’s Book Festival will give 100s of Northumberland children an opportunity to meet their favourite authors during November. The festival is one of the largest of its type n the UK. It involves libraries and schools across the North East of England and attracts dozens of authors to work in the region each November.

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Turning the page on Wooler’s new library at open day

Turning the page on Wooler’s new library at open day

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Wooler Library in Northumberland will hold a Family Open day on November 12. The day is set to showcase the new library facility and what’s on offer. The library has moved to The Cheviot Centre in the centre of Wooler. A variety of events will be held with children’s crafts and storytelling and an introduction to family history research all in the line-up.

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Ex-cop author Graham Pears to give crime novel readings

Ex-cop author Graham Pears to give crime novel readings

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Crime writer Graham Pears will be reading from his novels at Hexham Library November 9 between 7pm-8.30pm. Graham is a former Chief Superintendent with Northumbria Police and he began writing as a diversion. He is now a dedicated writer and focuses on crime fiction with a twist of humour.

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