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Northumberland Miners' Picnic

  • Woodhorn Museum QEII Country Park Ashington NE63 9YF (map)

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. 

Earlier Event: June 3
Prudhoe Town Fair