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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Festival of Northumberland
26th May 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
To mark Northumberland Day, the Blyth Development Trust is organising a superb Festival of Northumberland, with free-of-charge entertainment and family fun to make everyone proud of their county and its very special county day.
Fun on the quayside in Blyth will include:
Traditional Northumbrian music with headline act The Belta Reivers, plus Northumbrian pipes, local bands and traditional dancing.
Fun fair rides, arts and crafts workshop and face painting.
Licensed bar and food outlets, ice cream, doughnuts and coffee vendors and some added surprises.
Arts & Crafts Market Stalls & Community Exhibitions and Tours
A small mixture of traditional food, arts and crafts stall, displays by local artists and a fire engine display will be found in this area, along with community exhibits.
There will also be an opening ceremony at 11am, attendees by the new North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll. There will be the raising of the Northumberland flag to the sound of the Northumbrian pipes.
North of Tyne was the old county shire border for many hundreds of years, from the time of the Domesday Book to 1974.
Watch this space, as this event has been developed in just days and more elements are emerging all the time!