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New series of organ recitals set to begin

A new series of organ recital in Morpeth will start tomorrow, (Friday).

Emma Straughan, Peter Waigh and Ken Irvine

Enjoyable programme of music

Emma Straughan and Peter Waugh, supported by pianist Ken Irvine, performed for the St George’s URC Lunchtime Concert on April 5


Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.

A delighted Lorna hugs fellow contestant Fumbi as they both go through to the knock-out stage.

Lorna's reaction to getting through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef.
The Mid Northumberland Chorus in full voice last week in front of a packed congregation at St Jamess Church in Morpeth.

Roller-coaster of emotions in an Easter Evensong service


Guitar duo Cobie Smit and John Mills are performing a concert in Morpeth.

Renowned classical guitar duo to play at town church

Internationally renowned guitarists John Mills and Cobie Smit return to Morpeth tomorrow after their successful concert in the town two years ago.

Tamsin Reed with Mayor of Ashington

Young musicians reap rewards and bursaries at annual festival

Young musicians showed off their skills at Wansbeck Music Festival.

Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools' night of music

A spectacular night of music

A musical collaboration between two schools has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

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.

Ponteland Repertory Society's 90th showcase

Society marks 90 years on the stage

Nine decades of performance were celebrated in a special showcase by an amateur dramatics group.

Theatre and Comedy
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.


Theatre announcement: West End smash Matilda to play Sunderland Empire on first UK tour

West End hit Matilda will be performed at Sunderland Empire as part of its first ever UK tour, the Echo can reveal.

Theatre and Comedy
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.
The awards ceremony will take place at Alnwick Castle in June. Picture Jane Coltman

Launch of the Northumberland Tourism Awards

Northumberland is the jewel in the crown of the North-East tourist industry and that’s why we want to celebrate the very best.

Kathryn Tickell with Elizabeth Quigley

Kathryn pays high school a visit

A renowned Northumbrian musician was a special guest at a Ponteland school.

KEVI students who are appearing in High School Musical
Troy played by Will Capps and Gabriella is Maddy Yates.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Show was ‘utterly brilliant’

The hottest ticket in town last weekend was for King Edward VI High School’s stellar production of High School Musical.

Theatre and Comedy
Alexander Ullman

Pic: Kaupo Kikkas

Acclaimed pianist in music society concert

The next concert for Morpeth Music Society will take place next week.

Morpeth's St George's Community Players get ready for their next production.

Players smash latest show

Josh Beasley was the undoubted star of the show as Morpeth St George’s Community Players performed their spring offering Hello…Is There Any Body There? in the church hall last week.

Theatre and Comedy

Band will transport you back to swing era

A fabulous six-piece band performing music from the swing era of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s will be playing in Pegswood next month.

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.

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