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Northumberland Miners' Picnic

Saturday 11th June all day.

Celebrate...The Northumberland Miners’ Picnic: a fun, family day out rooted in local heritage reimagined with a contemporary twist!

Enjoy... a fantastic programme of world-renowned performers on the Bandstand Stage with The Pitman Poets, Folk Dance Remixed, The Baghdaddies, Reflection Connection (featuring our local brass community) & Mnozil Brass.

Discover... some of the region’s most talented food and drink producers in the Picnic Market located in our historic Workshop Galleries.

Explore…Woodhorn Museum and the Pityard to meet playful Street Theatre performers, get creative at our pop-up art workshops and refuel at our café, food stalls and beer tent!

Remember… the people, places and industry that brought us the tradition of the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic. Attend The Miners’ Memorial Service or share your own memories of Picnics past in the main museum.

Programme
10.00am – 5.00pm: Picnic Food Market, pop-up art workshops and more
10.15am: Miners’ Memorial Service
12.00pm: The Pitman Poets
1.00pm: Folk Dance Remixed
2.00pm: The Baghdaddies
3.00pm: Reflection Connection featuring Ashington Colliery Band, Bedlington Brass Band, Ellington Colliery Band and Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band with Music Partnership North-Northumberland and composer Lucy Pankhurst
4.00pm: Mnozil Brass
Bandstand Stage compered by Bread & Butter Theatre Company

Admission free. Parking £3.50.
Additional parking may be available at QEII Country Park.

Free bus from Ashington Bus Station.
A free bus operated by Arriva will run from Ashington Bus Station. First departure from Ashington at 9.45am (to be confirmed), then approximately every 30 minutes, with last bus leaving Woodhorn at 5.30pm.     

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.