Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cheeseburn- Open this weekend!

There is an exciting weekend ahead at Cheeseburn! From 11am-4pm on Saturday 27th-Monday 28th August, Cheeseburn Sculpture will welcome visitors with the chance to see a new exhibition over the Bank Holiday weekend- Dawn Chorus, a sound installation and exhibition by Mike Collier. Featuring sounds such as the birds inhabiting Cheeseburn recorded by Mike himself, it is a unique exhibition with poetry, text and relief sculpture on wood. Cheeseburn is a fantastic destination for contemporary art in the North East which supports artists and projects, as well as providing a showcase for sculpture within the historic setting of Cheeseburn Grange. Make sure to visit this Bank Holiday weekend! 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Protecting our Heritage

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to celebrate, protect and educate us about our diverse heritage. HLF grants have benefitted museums, historic buildings, parks and photographic records for us all to enjoy, and so I was delighted to learn that The Bellingham Heritage Centre has been awarded a grant of £15,300 as part of a six month project to aid and develop the centre in areas such as staff, services and income generation. This is fantastic news that will benefit the centre and the Bellingham community as a whole, and I look forward to seeing the Heritage Centre thrive for a long time to come!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Go back in time with the Romans at Hexham Abbey!

This August Bank Holiday (Monday 28th August, 11am-5pm), Hexham Abbey is giving you the chance to go back in time and explore Hexham's Roman past. Flavinus Day is a free event celebrating Hexham's famous Roman Cavalryman whose 2000 year old tombstone stands at the foot of the Night Stair inside the Abbey. Learn about his life and Hexham's Roman history with exhibitions, talks, demonstrations and guided tours around the Abbey, as well as enjoying a range of children's activities and a Roman barbecue and menu in the cafe. It will be a fascinating, fun-filled day- more information is available here-