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Launch Showcase

Launch Showcase of Great Northumberland 2018

To kick-off eight weeks of summer activities, this free event will be a vibrant family-friendly day of performance and street theatre in and around Hexham Abbey Grounds and The Sele from 1pm onwards. There's a spectacular showcase event, which has been produced and created by outdoor arts aficionados, Walk the Plank. plus a line up of musicians designed to get everyone involved, culminating in an energetic public ceilidh.

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Walk the Plank’s roving street theatre artists will be performing across the Abbey Grounds in a captivating display of entertaining eccentricity. The street theatre artists will be joined by a full line-up of musical talent, who will showcase their sound in Hexham’s newly-restored bandstand.

 Bruce Airhead, performing on Saturday 7 July at the Hexham Launch of Great Northumberland

Bruce Airhead, performing on Saturday 7 July at the Hexham Launch of Great Northumberland

From 1.30pm to 2:30pm is when the excitement will step up a notch. You'll be treated to a special snapshot of the whole Great Northumberland programme! For the first time, representatives from each Great Northumberland event, will come together to showcase each of their spectacular events that are running right across the summer. Details will be animated via a giant screen and a map, highlighting the location of each show. So, if it’s happening in the Great Northumberland 2018 programme, you’ll see it first!

This will be followed by a public ceilidh by The Village Band.

Great Northumberland’s launch showcase is FREE of charge.

Just turn up on the day and have fun. We look forward to seeing you there!

 Spark! Drummers, performing throughout the day on Saturday 7 July

Spark! Drummers, performing throughout the day on Saturday 7 July

PERFORMANCE TIMETABLE:

1:15pm  Spark! Drummers lead a procession of performers and musicians to The Sele

1:30pm Great Northumberland Showcase - DON'T MISS THIS!

Followed by a public ceilidh on The Sele, join in with us!

STREET THEATRE TIMETABLE:

12:30pm - 5:00pm Roving street theatre performances throughout the day, across the grounds from Swank - Girl Guides, Anyone for Tennis, The Wheel Nuts, Bruce Airhead, Sid Bowfin, Dan Fox, Boom Bikes + Band, Bedlam Oz, Spark! Drummers, Tea Club and L'Hotel. 

 Dansii, folk-rock band will perform on Saturday 7 July at 2pm

Dansii, folk-rock band will perform on Saturday 7 July at 2pm

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

There will be a FREE Park and Ride at Hexham & Northern Marts, Tyne Green, Hexham from 11.30am-5.45pm which will take you directly to the Abbey Grounds. 

 

Earlier Event: July 7
July at Cheeseburn Sculpture