Northumberland Miners' Picnic
Saturday 13th June, All day.
This fantastic free family day out is jam packed with things to see, hear and do!
The Northumberland Miners' Picnic 2015 will celebrate Northumberland's heritage with a full programme of traditional and contemporary North East music, song and dance, a regional food and craft fair, street theatre, family art activities and much, much more.
10.15 Miners' Memorial Service - remember and celebrate an industry and its people. Featuring Ashington Male Voice Choir and Ashington Colliery Band and followed by wreath laying at The Miners' Memorial
12.00 YPG 4 TIPS! - young Northumbrian pipers group
12.45 Acclaimed folk singer songwriter Johnny Handle
14.00 Music from Appletwig Songbook
15.15 Celebrate our heritage with the Northumbrian Language Society
12.00 Traditional dance from the Hexhamshire Lasses
12.35 Ashington Colliery Band presents favourite brass melodies
13.30 Haalin' the Lines - a premiere of new songs performed by musicians and choirs, inspired by the stories from Newbiggin Genealogy project
15.00 The New Rope String Band - great music and a bit of humour
16.15 The Baghdaddies - with their unique brand of music from around the world
All day Craft Fair with an array of gorgeous local goods
11.30 Music from Bedlington Youth Brass Band
Around the site:
Gallery of Wonder - discover a mysterious and spellbinding exhibition
ANIMATE with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art - free animation and model making activities with artist Lesley-Anne Rose
Wansbeck Matters - traditional hooky and proggy mat making
The Squirrels - street theatre from two larger than life cheeky dancing squirrels
20,000 Voices and Wansbeck Voices - pop-up choir performances during the day
Children's craft activities with Jane Gower
Face painting by Izzy
Download the picnic programme here.
Admission free. Parking £3.50
Free bus from Ashington Bus Station. First bus Ashington 12pm and runs every 20 minutes via QEII Country Park. Last bus leaves Woodhorn 5.45pm
Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are not permitted within the fenced museum area. We advise that you leave pets at home.