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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.

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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 and some of the documents below. It's free to download here.



Countdown to Christmas

Download or view the full Countdown to Christmas programme here as a PDF (1.2MB)



NOVEMBER - 2014

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


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

 


CHRISTMAS FAIR - Wentworth Leisure Centre

Sat 29th and Sun 30th November


ADVENT CAROL SERVICE - Hexham Abbey

Sun 30th November



DECEMBER - 2014

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


Christmas wreath, which is one of the decorations to be made at the Refectory, Hexham Abbey as part of their Festive Decorative Wreaths WorkshopFESTIVE / DECORATIVE WREATHS WORKSHOP - The Refectory - Hexham Abbey
1st December 9.30 - 11.30 am
5th December 4.30pm - 7.30pm
12th December 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Workshops for festive decoration / wreaths. Full demonstration and instruction in how to make your own festive wreaths. All evergreen, dried flowers, holly, ivy etc supplied. Please contact Silver Sheldon 0775 311 8950. Download this flyer for more details and other venues.


Tynedale Hospice at Home Light up a Life Hexham Abbey on Saturday 6th DecemberTYNEDALE HOSPICE AT HOME LIGHT UP A LIFE - Hexham Abbey
Saturday 6th December at 4.30pm

The service will include well-known carols and a time of candle-lit quiet for remembering those we love who have died. All welcome.

Website


A photo of racehorses at Hexham Racecourse HEXHAM RACES - CHRISTMAS MEETING - Yarridge Heights
Wednesday 10th December
First Race 12.50pm

There's a special Christmas deal available for this meeting.

The home of National Hunt racing in Northumberland for well over a century. The site's natural amphitheatre of sloping grass below the stands provides superb viewing. Website


A photo of a stall at the Hexham Christmas MarketWIND IN THE WILLOWS - Queen's Hall Arts Centre - Town Centre
11th to 28th December

Wind in the Willows blows into Hexham! It’s pantomime season at Queen's Hall Arts Centre and who better to add festive fun to the classic story of Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger than Hexham favourites, Oddsocks Productions.

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and the boisterous, bumptious, loud and lovable Toad as the adventure of a lifetime unravels on the riverbank. Watch out for the dangerous weasels, stoats and ferrets from the wild wood along the way! Website


A photo of a stall at the Hexham Christmas MarketHEXHAM CHRISTMAS MARKET & LATE NIGHT SHOPPING - Town Centre
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th December
2pm - 8pm
(Friday) and 9am - 3pm (Saturday)

FRIDAY

  • Late night shopping throughout the town
  • Over 80 stalls of arts, crafts & gifts
  • Punch & Judy, pony rides & traditional funfair
  • Carols & music from local groups.

DON'T MISS ... HEXHAM'S GOLDEN TICKET GIVEAWAY

SATURDAY

  • Arts, crafts & gifts markets
  • Santa's reindeer and grotto
  • Hot food and mulled wine
  • Face Painting
  • Hexham Abbey Fair& Farmers' Market

MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING A LIST OF TRADERS AND PROGRAMME OF EVENTS ARE ON OUR CHRISTMAS MARKET AND LATE NIGHT SHOPPING PAGE.


What's On in Hexham - A photo of Hexham's bandstand in the snow and Christmas Lights with peopleCAROLS IN THE PARK - Around the bandstand, organised by Churches Together In Hexham
Sunday 14th December 2014

 


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland imageALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - Royal Ballet, The Forum Cinema
Tues 16th December 2014

More details here.


A photo of Hexham's Farmers' MarketHEXHAM FARMERS' MARKET - Town Centre, Market Place
Saturday 20th December

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.

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


The Nutcracker Bolshoi Ballet photoTHE NUTCRACKER - BOLSHOI BALLET - The Forum Cinema
Sun 21st December 2014

More details here.


HEXHAM ABBEY - CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Wed 24th December 2014

Website


CHRISTMAS DAY
Wednesday 25th December 2014

 



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 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


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

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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