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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 taking place in and around Hexham and 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.

Hexham Events 2016 - Spring/Summer Programme can be downloaded here. (*PDF)

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.


*PDFs - You may need Adobe Reader to view the What's On Guide and some of the documents below. It's free to download here.



Hexham Community Partnership Spring/Summer Events - Download Programme



May to September 2016


Mansio ProjectTHE MANSIO PROJECT – various points along Hadrian’s Wall up to September 2016

The Mansio has its roots firmly based in place and history and will be brought to life in a series of geographical locations that are rich with internationalism, social and architectural heritage. Hadrian’s Wall is considered to be the most important monument the Romans built in Britain.

The Mansio will become a ‘place of rest’ for visitors, a touring tea-house where the public can experience contemporary art, literature and video in a bespoke twenty first century ‘building’ within an important historical and geographical context. Stopping at internationally significant sites including the roman forts and townships at Hexham, Arbeia, Vindolanda, Senhouse, Walltown Crags, Birdoswald and Carlise Castle. Visit the Mansio website for more details.



May 2016


A photo taken at Ladycross Nature Reserve – a tourist attraction 5 miles from Hexham in Slaley NorthumberlandLADYCROSS NATURE RESERVE - May and Summer Walks
Thursday 26th May - Woodcock walk

Once again we are offering a series of nature walks in May to help raise funds for a classroom and the reserve (booking is essential for all walks). Contact Merilyn on 01434 689889 to book.

There is also a varied programme of walks throughout the summer. More details here.

TAWNY OWL - Nest Box Walks
An opportunity to look at the young tawny owls but this will depend on how the breeding season goes so it is not possible yet to set the dates for these. Please check in the local press (Village Notes) or via our website. Contact Joan Jewitt on 01434 573245 or jjewitt245@btinternet.com to express an interest.


NETWORK RAIL - Working To Improve Hexham Bridge - Wentworth Leisure Centre
Thursday 26th May NETWORK RAIL - Working To Improve Hexham Bridge - Drop-in Session at Wentworth Leisure Centre
Thursday 26th May
1530 – 1730 & 1800 – 1900

We're improving the railway bridge in Hexham this summer as part of our
Railway Upgrade Plan. To do this safely we need to close the A6079 next to
Hexham station to vehicles for six weeks from 6 June.

Our 24 helpline is available on 03457 11 41 41

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL SIZE FLYER


Volleyball evening at the Wentworth Leisure Centre, HexhamKITE FESTIVAL - Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall
Sat 28 – Mon 30 May.

Learn the art of kite flying this Spring on Hadrian’s Wall.

Make your very own kite in their workshop sessions. Once made, you'll be shown the skills you need to successfully fly a kite in the grounds of an ancient Roman Fort. Don’t miss the live kite demonstrations from their team of experts. They’ll show you some fun tricks as the kites take flight over this picture perfect part of Hadrian’s Wall Country.

Details and the timetable can be found here. You can also find or share this event on Facebook.


Volleyball evening at the Wentworth Leisure Centre, HexhamVOLLEYBALL EVENING - Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Sunday 29th May
6.30-9.30pm

The event will be hosted by Tyne & Wear Sport with four grass volleyball courts open at Wentworth Leisure Centre. Changing facilities and toilets are all available. There is an area for family and friends to spectate if they do not want to participate, otherwise just turn up and play!

Contact Phil Dodd for more details: Dodd.phil@btinternet.com or 07703 203687


Hexham Abbey Phelps OrganHEXHAM ABBEY - Tuesday lunchtime concert series
31st May
1.00pm

A series of 45 minute concerts on Tuesday lunchtimes at 1.00pm. Eat your lunch while you listen to some wonderful music - the Refectory café will be selling take out sandwiches and teas and coffees. Free admission but retiring collection.

For more details visit the Lunchtime Live page of the Abbey Website.



June 2016


Hexham regattaHEXHAM REGATTA - Tyne Green
Saturday 4th June
2016

One of the biggest one-day regattas in the country - enjoy a picnic or some hot and cold refreshments while sitting on the banks of the Tyne watching this very popular event.

Details about Hexham Rowing Club can be found on their website.


QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY PICNIC
Sunday 12th June 2016


Wide Skies film festivalWIDE SKIES FILM FESTIVAL - Various venues in and around Hexham
10th-19th June 2016

This Forum Cinema initiative is a brand new festival for the Tyne Valley, bringing together Queen's Hall Arts, the Cinema and a host of local partners. There will be a huge range of screenings on offer for only £5.00 and on the 17th June the original 1922 silent version of Nosferatu with live piano accompaniment (see below) and all in the glorious surrounds of Hexham Abbey.

For programme, venue and tickets details see our Wide Skies Film Festival page.

CINEPIANO PRESENTS NOSFERATU - Hexham Abbey
Friday 17th June 9pm

Screenings of ‘silent’ films were, in fact, rarely silent – they were almost always accompanied by music. CINEPIANO is a tribute to this magical, lost experience. Scoring classic silent movies, Brazilian composer and pianist Tony Berchmans improvises by blending excerpts of classical and folk music with his own original music inspired by vintage styles such as ragtime, traditional jazz or stride piano. Created in 2010, the CINEPIANO project has toured around Brazil and Europe and now arrives in Hexham!

Tickets £15

Book a table at The Refectory and enjoy a meat or cheese platter and glass of wine or beer before the film for £10 - space limited so booking is essential on 01434 - 602031.

Picnic in the Cloister – bring your own food - the bar will be open in the Abbey porch from 7pm.


A photo of a Hexham AbbeyHEXHAM RACES LADIES' DAY - Yarridge Heights
Sunday 19th June - (1st Race 2.00pm, Gates Open 1.00pm)

One of the highlights of the racing calendar and described by one commentator as the 'Ascot of the North'. Picking winners in the fashion stakes is more difficult than picking winners on the racecourse.

A great day out for all the family.  Website   Email    01434 606881


Armed Forces DayARMED FORCES DAY
Saturday 25th June 2016



July 2016


Hexham Carnival photoHEXHAM CARNIVAL
Sunday 3rd July 2016


Hexham Hidden Gardens small image of the flyerHEXHAM HIDDEN GARDENS
Sunday 3rd July 2016
From 1.30pm

Come and enjoy a trail of twelve of Hexham’s gardens, both big and small, with a range of trees, shrubs, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

For a donation of just £3.00 (£7 for families) enjoy all of this plus a light-hearted quiz, a green woodworker, music, garden advice and even a glass of Pimms!

View a flyer with more details here (*PDF).


HEXHAM HIDDEN GARDENS
Sunday 3rd July 2016



THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

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 Battle Hill in HexhamARTFUL - Town Centre, Battle Hill

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

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