Arts & Screen

Estate is set to show off its magnificent flower power

Visitors to Belsay can see it at its blooming best this weekend.

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L J Ross (Louise Ross) e-book literary bestseller pictured at her home in Bath, Wiltshire.
Pic Gareth Iwan Jones

Local lass LJ Ross tops the charts with thriller Cragside

Ponteland-born author LJ Ross’s latest DCI Ryan thriller, Cragside, has shot straight to number one in the charts.

Alix Alixandra, who performed at Celebrating Sanctuary in Morpeth. Picture by Phil Punton.

Refugee benefit night is a big success

Kind-hearted people from Morpeth and the surrounding areas enjoyed a great night of entertainment and community art while giving generously for refugee families settling locally.

Ponteland Party In The Park
Photo by Trevor Walker
Large crowds enjoyed the performances at Ponteland Party in the Park.

It’s time to Party in the Park

Ponteland Party in the Park celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend in a landmark event.

Lucy Moat and Ciara Donnelly in rehearsals for Swan Lake. Picture by Ben Garner.

Teen’s on her toes for ballet

A talented teenage dancer is stepping up to the professional stage after landing a role with the English Youth Ballet (EYB).

One of the display cases in John Caffrey's Birds of Thoreau Country exhibition at the Lit and Phil, Newcastle.

Exhibition run extended for artist

An exhibition showing the work of Morpeth artist and writer the late John Caffrey has proved such a success that its run has been extended.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Picture courtesy of English Heritage.

Happy Birthday Belsay as hall celebrates its 200th anniversary

It’s party time at Belsay as it marks a double century.

Cambo First School pupils try out the new Dragon Cycle Trail at Wallington. Picture by National Trust / North News and Pictures.

Estate switches on to pedal power for trail

Visitors are being told to get on their bikes at a Northumberland estate as it launches a new attraction.

Tulips by Mary Ann Rogers

Artist opens door to home gallery to showcase summer collection

One of the UK’s most popular wildlife artists, will hold her annual summer exhibition next month.

Matthew Court with his family during his year in Uganda.

Hear stories of Africa, its people and wildlife

Tales of Africa and travels will be regaled at a fund-raising night next week.

One of the quilts on display at the Belsay Hall exhibition.

Quilters to showcase masterpieces at ninth annual show in old hall

Almost 200 quilt masterpieces, made locally, will be on show at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens from Saturday.

Ruby Robinson, who will be reading at Morpeth Chantry as part of Read Regional.

Readers are urged to ‘risk’ a new book

Twelve titles by authors based in the North of England have been selected to take part in Read Regional 2017.

An idiot in marriage

Jester is back with comedy

The sequel to best-selling novel An Idiot in Love is to be released this summer, promising further darkly comic and 18-certificate humour from rising British author David Jester.

Artist Karen from Morpeth

London beckons for artist

An artist whose work has been presented to royalty could see it break into one of the world’s most prestigious auction houses.

A snapshot of the Border Cavalcade and Pageant parade at a previous Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering. Picture by Paul Harris.

Morpeth is all set for a golden Gathering

Hand over your gold! That’s not a threat, but the message of this year’s Northumbrian Gathering in Morpeth.

Easter eggstravaganza at the Sanderson Arcade

Fun for all the family at Eggstravaganza

The team at Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade are hosting a bigger and better Eggstravaganza event this year by extending the entertainment over the bank holiday weekend.

Fun for all the family at Manor Walks shopping centre this Easter.

Free Easter fun at Northumberland shopping centre

A range of egg-citing Easter activities will keep children entertained for free at Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington from Monday.
MG upn for auction as part of the Save Druridge Campaign

Auction to fight mine plans

A unique musical instrument that was used to play the theme tune for an iconic children’s TV show is being auctioned to raise money to fight opencast mining plans.


Visitors help bring books to life at school

Youngster at a Ponteland school had a special World Book Day after winning an art competition.


WATCH: Ex-colliery plays host to miners’ strike artwork

The former colliery site at Woodhorn Museum will provide a particularly poignant location for Jeremy Deller’s artwork on The Battle of Orgreave – an exhibition which opens today.

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