A fantastic summer afternoon opener for the 2018 Great Northumberland programme
Please note revised early timings in light of England v Sweden World Cup match. The show will now start at 1.30pm until 2.45pm.
We know there's a slight distraction afoot with the next crucial England match in the World Cup this Saturday, coinciding with the Hexham Launch.
The organisers have therefore decided that the show presentation will now start at 1.30pm, so let's give all the presenting groups a fantastic Northumberland welcome from 1.30pm.
Here's what's happening:
To launch the Great Northumberland 2018 programme of events across the county over the summer, we're staging the Hexham Launch which is, in effect, a showcase event for the whole programme.
From 1pm onwards, roving street theatre artists will be performing across the Abbey Grounds in a captivating display of entertaining eccentricity, along with a full line-up of musical talent on the bandstand to build anticipation for the main launch showcase.
Between 2.45pm and 4pm representatives from each Great Northumberland event across the county will come together to showcase excerpts of their forthcoming events on a giant screen and backdrop map animated with special effects highlighting the location of their show.
So, if it’s happening in the Great Northumberland 2018 programme, you’ll see it first here. This ‘fun for all the family’ showcase launch event will not only provide a snapshot of the whole Great Northumberland programme, but will give visitors the chance to enjoy an unforgettable afternoon packed with exciting things to see and do. Following the showcase launch, entertainment will continue until 5pm.
Festivals Coming Soon
Dashehra Diwali Mela finale in Albert Square
Manchester Mela - October 20 evening finale
Heritage Now Finished
An afternoon of English eccentricity in stately surroundings
Carnival Capers at Seaton Delaval Hall