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Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Day 3 Sunday

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
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Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

28 Apr 2019

The 52nd annual Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - a festival of traditional Northumbrian culture - is as always over the weekend after Easter

Follow the Morpeth Gathering website for news and updates as the event approaches - but it is guaranteed that the event will take place at venues all over the town and there'll be

music - song - dialect - dance - crafts - pageantry - re-enactments - heritage - stalls - family activities - and competitions

This year's special Ower the Watter international theme marks our area’s musical links with other countries. 

Draft Programme - Subject to Change

09.30 - 16.30  CRAFTS EXHIBITION  as  Friday Town Hall

09.30 - 11.00 ORIENTEERING event (prizes at 12) Park

10.00 - 15.00  OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT & STALLS - Punch & Judy, Maypole, Ran Tanners, Time Bandits, story tellers  Market Place, Park, Sanderson Arcade

 10:00 - 16:00 LIVING HISTORY activities with Archaeosoup  and Rent a Peasant William Turner Herb Garden (Park)  Free

10.00 – 16.00 MORPETH CASTLE OPEN DAY history, stories & music. Arranged with Landmark Trust  Free  

 

10.30 – 15.30 FAMILY EXHIBITION art, family craftwork activities, model rail display (tbc)  Leisure Centre café  Free

10.30 CHURCH SERVICE St George’s UR Church 

11.30 – 12.30 SONGS OF THE SEA with JIB (Jim Mageean, Ingrid and Barrie Temple)  Town Hall £4/£3

12.00 - 14.00   MUSICIANS’ SESSION Tap & Spile   Free

13.00  - 15.00 TOWN TREASURES tours of Council Chamber, Mayor’s Parlour, civic silver and artefacts Town Hall  Free

13.30 - 15.00 FAMILY CONCERT including Woolsington Community Strings, Northumbrian Ranters, 2018 junior winners Town Hall  £2/£1 at door

15.00 – 16.00 KNIGHTS’ TOURNAMENT Dawn of Chivalry present a medieval combat tournament  Castle  Free

15.30 -16.30  HANDBELLS WORKSHOP Clock Tower

19.30 – 22.00 TOPETTE!!  Anglo-French supergroup in concert  Town Hall £12/£10/£8