Festival of Flame - Illuminate

Fire and light return to Hexham in 2022!

Friday 2nd December

- 1000+ candles in the Abbey
- Roman and Viking Fire Gardens
- Live music performances - Martin Hughes (Violin) & Michael Haynes (piano), Noah Lawson (voice and piano)
- Free craft activities 
- Toasted Marshmallows and Fire & Dough Pizza

Witness the beauty of the Abbey by candlelight with relaxed original and classical live music to enjoy throughout the evening including bite-sized performances of Mozart, Vaughan Williams and Pärt. Grab a drink and a bite to eat in the Refectory, which will be open throughout the event.

#Findtheflock inside and outside the Abbey, each sheep bathed in pure white light and dressed by the communities that have hosted them as part of the Illuminated Sheep project. This weekend marks the final chance to visit of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Laing Gallery in Newcastle. Find out more >

Did you make a lantern for this year’s Lantern Parade? Would you like to show it off at the Festival of Flame? If so, bring it along on the afternoon of Friday 2 December and we’ll put it on display for you in the Abbey. You can collect it at the end of the event or the following morning from 10am.

Please be aware that there may be queues at busy times. If you would prefer a more relaxed experience we would suggest arriving after 7pm.

This event is part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.

Hosted by Hexham Abbey, Festival of Flame is organised by Hexham Community Partnership.

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