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Estate is set to show off its magnificent flower power

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

Ponteland Music in the Park, Rendezvous Jazz Band. Picture Trevor Walker.

All revved up for summer sounds with Music in the Park event

Families are being invited to take their picnics and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment at Music in the Park this weekend.

The Undertones, who are headlining Northumberland Live Festival at Blyth.

Music is live and kicking at coast

Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on the North East coast this weekend as the Northumberland Live Festival returns.

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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.

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Cathedral organist is guest at church recital

Morpeth Methodist Church welcomes Francesca Massey, sub-organist at Durham Cathedral, for the third of its 2017 organ recitals.

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.

Talented performers Iona Brown on violin, and Jenny Martins on piano, delighted the audience at the recent St Georges Church lunchtime concert in Morpeth.

Duo gave a musical masterclass

St George’s Lunchtime Concert

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.

Katie Doherty, who came up with the idea of Beyond The End Of The Road and has written music and lyrics.

Communities make a musical

The sound of music will be ringing out of village halls across Northumberland in a unique show created by the communities it will entertain.

Theatre and Comedy

Erasure tickets to go on sale for North East gig

It’s been announced that Erasure will return to Newcastle City Hall on February 4 next year.

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.

Cathedral organist is to give church recital

Cathedral organist is to give church recital

The second in the series of monthly organ recitals in Morpeth will take place at the end of this 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.

Pan-fried sea bass at the Black & Grey, Morpeth.

MEAL REVIEW: Black & Grey, Newgate Street, Morpeth

An instant, cheery smile from behind the bar was the first signal of things to come.

Whats on
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.

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