Creating small scale spectacle to showcase a summer programme of events
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.
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