Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are unable to bring you our usual programme of activity for Northumberland Day 2020. However, what we do have are some competitions and a special image for you to share on social media. Head to our 2020 Zone page to find these. You will also find two education packs on our Education page, which you can use with your children whilst home schooling or just wanting to know more about Northumberland.
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Kirkharle Flies the Flag for Northumberland!
21st May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 27th May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Visit the birthplace of Lancelot Capability Brown, the landscape artist known as the ‘Shakespeare of Gardening’ and explore the hamlet of Kirkharle, which is truly flying the flag for Northumberland in the week leading up to Northumberland Day and on the day itself. Over 30 Northumberland Flags will be flying around the hamlet and red and gold bunting will also be much in evidence.
Additionally, Kirkharle’s fabulous courtyard, filled with talented and passionate artisans, will be introducing visitors to a variety of Northumbrian delights, edible, crafted and homemade, with opening hours being 10am to 5pm.
One daily guided walk entitled, ‘Northumbria – from the Pagans to the Georgians’ will be led by Angus McTavish each day from Wednesday May 23rd to Northumberland Day on May 27th. This will start at 2pm and tour the hamlet. As numbers have to be restricted to 20, for safety reasons, please book a place in advance by calling 07877 563076.
Kirkharle Coffee House
There will be a number of Northumbrian dishes added to the menu for the week, made from produce sourced from local farms and meat and fish suppliers from Northumbria. These will be published at the Kirkharle Courtyard website –http://www.kirkharlecourtyard.co.uk
The Glass Barn Studio
Glass artisans Dawn and Jan have produced a number of things to celebrate Northumberland Day, including some Northumbrian hearts in red and gold and some large stain-glass windows featuring a number of landscapes of Northumberland. They will talk to visitors and explain the processes involved in their glass work. Please visit http://www.theglassbarnstudio.co.uk
Northumbrian Kitchens are bespoke and hand made and visitors can see a wide range, with Vivian and Vanessa on hand to explain all about them. The kitchens will include the Alnwick and Corbridge range and anyone placing an order in the period leading up to Northumberland Day, or on May 27, will receive a special Northumberland Day discount of 15%. Please visit http://www.northumbriakitchens.co.uk
Artworks by Dianne Fox
Gifted and creative craft person, Dianne, offers a wide range of products, including jewellery, wall hangings and mirrors. She has recently designed a range of jewellery inspired by the amazing dark skies of Northumberland and this will be on display in her studio .http://www.darkskiesjewellery.co.uk
Hygge by Jensen
Jaqui and Laura’s Danish-concept home and lifestyle products and clothing are displayed in a large converted barn, full of interesting furniture, household items and clothing. They have recently developed a new style of candle, proving to be very popular. They will be flying the flag for Northumberland and looking forward to meeting people. http://www.wearejensens.co.uk
Well-known Northumbrian artist, Peter Phillips, has an outstanding collection of paintings and art work in his Kirkharle art studio, where it is all beautifully displayed. Don’t miss his stunning Northumbrian landscape collection, featuring both the familiar and the more unusual. http://www.phillips-creative.com
The Creative Chicken
The Creative Chicken run art and craft workshops for both adults and children, with classes including Powertex fabric sculpting, mixed-media art and papercrafting suitable for those of all levels of ability and experience. Workshops are led by Wendy Reed, a level-4 Certified Powertex Tutor and a fully qualified teacher with over 10 years classroom experience. Workshops run through the year and specialist tutors and TV Crafters also run classes. A variety of art and craft supplies are available to buy and private classes and children’s parties can be booked. During Northumberland week, Wendy will demonstrate Powertex fabric sculpting every afternoon from Tuesday to Friday, with a Saturday workshop on making Powertex ‘Northumberland Gadgies’ (mini garden gnomes. Book places at http://www.thecreativechicken.co.uk
Rebecca Noelle Art Studio
Rebecca’s newly established art studio at Kirkharle will be welcoming visitors wanting to explore her work, inspired by countries abroad and Northumbrian landscapes. Rebecca will be in her studio during Northumberland week, talking to people about Northumberland as a place in which to paint – something that inspires her workshops and outdoor art classes. Visit http://www.rebeccanoelleartstudio.com
Browns Lakeside Larder
Browns Larder brims with Northumbrian produce, supplied by producers including North Chocolates, Northumbrian Fudge Parlour, Northumbrian Bakehouse biscuits and nuts, Tarset marmalade, The Honey Store, Fat Lass Preserves, Carrolls Heritage potatotes, Total food produce, Kitty’s Ginger wine, Ludovici Limoncello, Anarchy Brewery, Wylam Brewery, Pumphrey’s Coffee, Marlish Water & tonics, Poetic License Gin, Northumberland Honey Company sparkling mead, meat from Cranston’s, Scott’s and Rothbury Family butchers, Doddington’s Dairy cheese and ice cream, Parlour Made cheese, Pedigree and Embleton Hall milk. The Larder is proud to support the diverse skills and creations of talented artisans and gives visitors space to browse shelves full of delicacy favourites, gift ideas, pantry basics, beverage treats and new and unusual flavours.
Kirkharle Plants and Walks
As well as leading walks, Angus McTavish will have a selection of plants with an association with Northumberland either on sale, or to see.