Maypole dancing at the Gathering

Morpeth Town Hall was alive with colour and music during a workshop for Maypole Dancing.

The event was one of many to be held on the first day of the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering festival, celebrating traditional arts, crafts, dialect, dance and music.

Elizabeth Lawson put members of the public through their paces as she showed them the steps used to create the intricate weaving around the maypole.

Herald photographer Jane Coltman managed to avoid getting tangled as she captured some of the session on film.