Skip to content
Logo Logo

50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Sunday

« Back to events

50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Sunday

23 Apr 2017

50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Sunday

This April will see a milestone event in Morpeth - the 50th Northumbrian Gathering in Morpeth: the “Golden” Gathering will not only revisit some of the themes and activities of earlier years, welcoming back some old friends, but also look to the future with younger performers, street events and workshops to get the general public joining in and specially commissioned music – including a new piece commemorating a jumper worn by David Oliver at one of the very first Gatherings!

Programme for Sunday:

9.30am - 4.30pm  CRAFTS EXHIBITION  displays and stalls: proggy mats, needlecrafts, jewellery, smallpipes, photos, shepherds’ sticks, CDs, books   Town Hall 60p/40p

9.30am – 11am ORIENTEERING event in Carlisle Park – prizes awarded at 12noon

10am – 4pm ART EXHIBITION with stalls & family activities Riversude Leisure Centre café, New Market


with Punch & Judy, Mark Mark, Belle & Bullock, Astral Circus, Ellington Band, Maximus, Darlington Mummers and Maypole – variously in Market Place, Carlisle Park and Sanderson Arcade  

10am – 3pm  TUDOR TIMES Living History, music, hands-on activities with Rent a Peasant, Archaeosoup, York Waits    William Turner Herb Garden, Carlisle Park


10.00 RAPPER DANCE WORKSHOP Town Hall £2/£1

10am – 4pm MORPETH CASTLE OPEN DAY The Landmark Trust opens doors to public. Music, stories, heritage  Free

10.30am GOLDEN GATHERING CHURCH SERVICE St George’s UR Church, Bridge St

10:30am – 12:30pm HERB GARDENS TOURS guided by Friends of William Turner   William Turner Herb Garden, Carlisle Park

11.30am – 12.30pm THE KING’S SHILLING   Singing duo Old English with songs and stories of the British Redcoats   Town Hall Ballroom  £2 adult, £1 children

12noon – 2pm   MUSICIANS’ SESSION   Tap & Spile, Manchester St   Free (donations)

1pm  - 3pm TOURS OF COUNCIL CHAMBER and Mayor’s Parlour. A rare chance to see Morpeth’s civic silver, town treasures and artefacts   Town Hall  Free

1.30pm - 3pm FAMILY CONCERT with Darlington Mummers, Brothers Gillespie, Wallace Calvert, James Tait, the 2016 junior winners   Town Hall  £2 adults £1 children on the door

3pm – 4pm BATTLE Sealed Knot Civil War skirmish   Carlisle Park  Free

7.30pm  GOWLD A GOWPENS CONCERT with Alistair Anderson and Northlands, Werca’s Folk       Methodist Church, Howard Road   £10 adult, £9 unwaged, £5 school age