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What's On in Hexham, Northumberland

What's On in Hexham

Hexham is a thriving town with a wealth of culture, music, art, cinema and theatre. In the town and surrounding areas you'll discover all kinds of festivals, country shows, fairs and exhibitions.

Hadrian's Wall Hexham Abbey in Autumn Hexham bandstand performance watched by an audience in the sunshine Hexham's Spook Night

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

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Events and What's On In and Around Hexham

Below you can find a selection of events and activities and you can download a Hexham Events 2014 - Autumn/Winter Programme.

You can also find a comprehensive listing of events, activities, exhibitions and entertainment for all ages by visiting the Northumberland County Council website events page and Tyne Out.

Lower down this page you'll find events, which occur throughout the year.

If you are coming to Hexham for an event or activity and want to make the most of your time in the town, please do use this website to help you. You will discover Hexham's wide and varied range of eateries, pubs, accommodation, shops, attractions, sport, leisure facilities, arts activities, historical information and other things to do.

*You may need Adobe Reader to view the What's On Guide. It's free to download here.



Summer - 2014


A photo of the historic rood screen at Hexham Abbey, with the Phelps Organ a tourist attraction in HexhamHEXHAM ABBEY ORGAN RECITALS
Throughout the Summer

Hexham Abbey Celebrity Organ recital series throughout the summer, including Martin Neary and Dame Gillian Weir. The full programme is available on the Abbey website.

Website 


An oil painting of Highshield Crag, Hadrian's Wall from the Peter Flanagan Gallery in HexhamPETER FLANAGAN GALLERY - Town Centre, Market Place

Continuing exhibition of paintings and prints of local landscapes and Hadrian's Wall, alongside the regular figurative and life drawing exhibition. Open Saturdays 10am to 5pm and weekdays by appointment or when the sign is outside.

10a Market Place    NE46 1XG    07973 702463    Website    Email



September - 2014

Download a Hexham Events 2014 - Autumn/Winter Programme (PDF).


Tanante African Drummers from Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and the ArtsHEXHAM ABBEY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Friday September 19th – Saturday September 27th

Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and the Arts is hosting 9 days of artistic delight with something for all the family from classical concerts to folk, African drumming, a family workshop and a performance to live music by the astonishing ground breaking free running and Parkour group, 3RUN.

Download the festival programme of events from the Hexham Abbey website.



October - 2014

Download a Hexham Events 2014 - Autumn/Winter Programme (PDF).


Spook Night in Hexham Town Centre. As darkness falls ghastly ghouls appear and ghostly actvities occur as the town comes alive with a halloween themed family eveningSPOOK NIGHT - Town Centre - Free Event
Saturday 25th October

A halloween themed family fun evening, with funfair, fancy dress competitions, hot and cold food with spooky specials, face painting, lantern making and lantern walk, dance displays, ghastly walks, performances, balloon modelling, turnip/pumpkin lantern competition and story telling. Strictly no alcohol allowed at event.

View or download a timetable of the ghastly events on our 2014 Visit Hexham Spook Night page.



NOVEMBER - 2014

Download a Hexham Events 2014 - Autumn/Winter Programme (PDF*).


Hexham Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks Night on the Sele - a photo of fireworks exploding in the night skyHEXHAM BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS NIGHT - The Sele
Saturday 1st November
From 6pm

Organised by Hexham Round Table.

All the details on their Website


REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE & SERVICE
Sunday 9th November

Website


A photo of a Christmas tree with lights on in front of Hexham AbbeyCHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON - Abbey Grounds
Friday 28th November
5pm

 



DECEMBER - 2014

Download a Hexham Events 2014 - Autumn/Winter Programme (PDF).


A photo of a stall at the Hexham Christmas MarketHEXHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET & LATE NIGHT SHOPPING - Town Centre
Friday 12th December


 


What's On in Hexham - A photo of reindeer taken at the Chrismas Market in Hexham Town CentreHEXHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET & ABBEY FAIR - Town Centre
Saturday 13th December


 



THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

A photo of Hexham's Farmers' MarketHEXHAM FARMERS' MARKET - Town Centre, Market Place

Hexham's Farmers' Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, between 9am and 1.30pm. You'll find a wide range of delicious locally produced foods and friendly service by the knowledgeable producers themselves. Contact Peter Samsom.

Market Place    NE46 1XQ    07854 320519   Website (or find us on Facebook or Twitter)

A photo of the exterior of the Queen's Hall Art CentreQUEEN’S HALL ARTS CENTRE - Town Centre, Beaumont Street

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre boasts a 350-seat theatre and two galleries. It has an all-year-round programme of the best international and national artists from music, drama, dance, exhibitions, film, comedy and non professional shows. The building is shared with Hexham Library, the Exchange Café and theatre company Théâtre Sans Frontières.

01434 652477    Website

The Forum Cinema in HexhamFORUM CINEMA - Town Centre, Market Place

Hexham's community-owned cinema with an exciting programme of films - latest releases, classics, world cinema and weekly Kids' Club - alongside a fantastic programme of live satellite events brought to you from the Royal Opera House, Bolshoi Theatre, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and major galleries.

Online booking Website

A photo of the inside of Andy Bates Leatherwork shopANDY BATES LEATHERWORK - Town Centre, Market Place

Call in to our workshop and see craftsmen making beautiful objects in leather using traditional craft skills and tools. We have pieces for sale, are available for commissions and deliver training and courses. Click here for details of the new Level 2 qualification in creative crafts.

10 Market Place     NE46 1XQ    01434 298948    Website

A photo of the exterior of Artful on St Mary's Chare in HexhamARTFUL - Town Centre, St. Mary's Chare

Artful is a studio and gift shop based in Hexham. We aim to make art accessible to as many people as possible, selling a wide range of hand-painted glass, cards, jewellery, photography and original art, all produced by North East artists.

26 St. Mary's Chare    NE46 1NQ   01434 608 974   Website   Email

A photo of the interior of the Core Music Shop in Hexham Northumberland with instruments on the wallCORE MUSIC - Town Centre, Gilesgate

The one-stop shop for all things musical in Tynedale: instruments, accessories, lessons, clubs, workshops and more! We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, actively promoting access to affordable music for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Contact: Mike Coleman.

14 Gilesgate    NE46 3NJ   01434 601993    Website

Visit Hexham Specialist Haslam's of Hexham photo, who have work by leading local and nationally acclaimed artists over three galleries and offer painting and drawing classes, an Art Materials Store and Picture Framing Service HASLAM'S OF HEXHAM - Town Centre, Hallgate

Work by leading local and nationally acclaimed artists over three galleries. Painting and Drawing classes and an excellent Art Materials Store and Picture Framing Service. Collectors world wide find us friendly and welcoming. Contact: Ben Haslam.

22-24 Hallgate     NE46 1XD     01434 603884   Website

Visit Hexham photo of Robinson-Gay Art Gallery, in Hexham showcasing some of the region's finest artists and designers and view British-made contemporary fine-art, ceramics and sculpture alongside our handmade and bespoke-designed furnitureROBINSON-GAY ART GALLERY - Town Centre, Market Street

Ours is a unique gallery in the heart of Hexham showcasing some of the region's finest artists and designers. View a selection of high quality British-made contemporary fine-art, ceramics & sculpture alongside our handmade and bespoke-designed furniture.

3a Market Street    NE46 3NS    01434 601972    Gallery Website    Furniture Website

Visit Hexham photo of the Unique in Glass shop front in Eastgate, HexhamUNIQUE IN GLASS - Town Centre, Eastgate

We celebrate and sell the artwork of glass artists from the North. Exclusive gifts in either mosaic, stained, cast, fused or blown glass. Find us opposite Danielle’s Bistro on Eastgate. Opening Hours: Tues - Fri, 11.30am - 3.30pm Saturday 10am - 5pm.

The Old Transformer Shed, Eastgate   NE46 1BH   01434 394114   Website

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