Celebrate... The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2018: a fun, family day out rooted in local heritage reimagined with a contemporary twist!
Enjoy... a fantastic programme of performances on our main Stage. Full line up- TBC.
Discover... some of the regions most talented food producers and arts and craft makers in the Picnic Market located in our historic Workshop Galleries.
Explore… Woodhorn Museum and the historic colliery site. Get creative at our pop-up art workshops and refuel at our café, food stalls and beer tent!
Remember… the people, places and industry that brought us the tradition of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic.
11am- Miners' Memorial Service
11.45- Brass Marras featuring Ashington Colliery Band, Bedlington Brass Band, Ellington Colliery Band, Jayess Newbiggin Brass Bands and local young brass players.
13.30- PITMAN- perfomed by Eliot Smith Dance
14.15- The Baghdaddies
15.45- Martin Stephenson and the Daintees
Site Wide- Picnic Market, Family crafts, Circus skills, Pony rides, Face painting, Food and drinks stalls, Object handling and lots more.
You can also find out more about the Heart of Hirst and Changed Lives Projects!
This event is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Ashington Town Council and Northumberland County Council.