Archive for the ‘Village Events’ Category

6th Hexham Piper’s Gathering – May 11th-13th 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

After visits to Seattle in the US and Blankenheim, Germany time for some more piping back at home:

  • 18th April, Gun Inn, 8pm
  • 26th April, Presentation for the Village Society, Wall Village Hall, 7.30pm
  • 28th April, Hexham Farmer’s Market (morning)
  • 11-13th May, Hexham Piper’s Gathering

The Hexham Piper’s Gathering is now in it’s 6th year and is a regular fixture on the 2nd weekend in May. There’ll be a session in the Abbey undercroft on Friday night, workshops throughout Saturday, informal ceilidh on Saturday evening in the Moot Hall and a follow up session at the Dipton Mill Pub (great food) on the Sunday.

Andrew Davison is organising this one and there’s more details and booking forms over at the Northumbrian Piper’s Society or contact me for for more details.

Old Year’s Night – 30th Dec, Wall

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Old Year's Night 2011

Once more Christmas and New Year are almost upon us and we continue with our annual night of entertainment in Wall on the 30th December. It’s Old Year’s Night, being the last full night of the year (And definitely not New Year’s Eve!)

Supper is a Bring and Share affair, the Prize Draw will no doubt prove highly rewarding but the highlight of the night will be the truly talented local performers who have been persuaded to provide the evening’s entertainment:

  • Fiddler Gillan Burnie will be joining us from Elsdon with a fine repetoire of Northumbrian tunes
  • Mike Tickell of Wark will regale us with songs of shepherds and their shenanigans
  • Perenial village favourite Graham Dick will be out with his songs and stories.

We’ve also got a pair of champion clog dancers, a border piper and I’ll be putting in a tune or two. So all in all it’s going to be a busy night. Tickets are just £7 and everything starts at 7.30pm in Wall Village Hall. As ever there is no bar (takes up too much audience space!) – bring your own drinks.

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Contact me if you’d like more information / tickets. (Advance booking is essential!)

Twelve Wild Ducks in Wall

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Rural touring programmes are a great way to bring quality shows to small village communities and Wall Village Hall is one of the venues in the  Highlights North programme. In the recent past we’ve had the Chalk Giants & The Theatre of Widdershins Puppet.

November sees the Multi-Story Theatre Company bringing The Twelve Wild Ducks to Wall. The show is on 18th November and starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are £4.50 for children, £7 for adults and a family ticket is £21 (2+2). Contact me for more information and tickets

Update: A great show! We had 60+ children spell bound for an hour. Amazing what two performers can do with a few white sheets and a minimal props!


Clocks Back Ceilidh – Sat 29th October

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Following on from last year’s event – it’s time for this years Clocks Back Ceilidh! We”ve moved up the road this year and we’re in Humshaugh village hall (map) on Saturday 29th October.

The Wall Star Village Band provide the music, we’ll have the local highland dancers out, a spot on the Northumbrian pipes, Whisky Hoy and who knows what else. Food is provided in the form of a wonderful Hog Roast supper (vegetarian alternatives available) and to save some dancing space there is no bar – your own drinks.

The event is being hosted to support the Friends of Humshaugh School (the local first school) and adult tickets are £10.

If you would like to come, tickets should be available shortly in Humshaugh Village Shop or contact me to book tickets in advance! If you can’t come, please do tell your friends.