Summer at Woodhorn – Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing

Discover and celebrate Northumberland’s much-loved Ashington Group artists with a summer of exhibitions and events at Woodhorn Museum! The Ashington Group dates back to the 1930s, when a group of coal miners began learning about art. Within weeks, the miners were producing their own artwork, and, in time, their paintings became known for their unique record of working-class life within a Northern mining community.

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Join Ian Prowse, Brian Nash and More at the Inaugural Bluebella Music Festival

Music-lovers are in for a treat on Saturday 18thof August, thanks to Belford’s first ever Bluebella Music Festival. Starting at 2pm, and with free entry, the festival promises to be a unique acoustic music event for all the family, with stellar acts confirmed – including headliners, Ian Prowse and Brian Nash.

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Inspiration Exploration: Telling the Story of Captain William Smith in Blyth

In celebration of Captain Smith and The Williams II, Headway Arts and The Blyth Tall Ship have formed a creative partnership, Inspiration Exploration, as a means of championing the story of this local hero. Headway Arts create highly-inclusive participatory projects, which offer world-class opportunities for local people to contribute to the cultural life of their communities.

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Celebrating Women Past and Present with Roman Women, Women Today at Vindolanda and The Sill

Two of Bardon Mill’s most popular venues, The Sill and Vindolanda, have partnered with Hexham Book Festival to bring a series of women-focused events and activities to our wonderful County. The events and activities will celebrate women from the past: those who were alive during the Roman occupation of Britain and the present: those who live and work along Hadrian’s Wall today.

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