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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 on the Visit Northumberland website and Tyne Out.

Hexham Events 2017 - Autumn/Winter 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 Events 2017 - Download Programme



DECEMBER - 2017


Hadrian's Wall famous sycamore tree. Click photo to view details of Northumberland National Park events throughout Spring and SummerNORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK
Winter (dates on their website)

Northumberland National Park is running a programme of events throughout the autumn and winter at a range of locations, all within easy driving distance of Hexham.

Click here for more details or pick up an events guide from Hexham Tourist Information Office (based in the Library in Beaumont Street).


What's On in Hexham - Sankta Lucia winter festivalSANKTA LUCIA FESTIVAL - Hexham Abbey
Wednesday 13th December 2017

The deeply beautiful Swedish winter festival comes to the atmospheric Hexham Abbey.

With a Swedish choir, in Hexham specifically to lead this candle-lit celebration, Sankta Lucia is an experience which brings light into the darkness of winter and joy into the hearts of everyone:

  • 1600 Celebration jointly with the children of Hexham First School – fully candle-lit and with refreshments in the Abbey afterwards
  • 1830 Full celebration with the Swedish choir augmented by additional British singers. Following the celebration all are invited to join guests and choirs in the Abbey for Kannelbulle and Glögg (traditional cinnamon buns and spiced wine)
  • Free admission to both celebrations – retiring collection.

This event heralds a new multi-arts festival for Hexham – Nordic Voices – which will take place between 8-20 May 2018.


A photo of racehorses at Hexham Racecourse HEXHAM RACES - CHRISTMAS MEETING - Yarridge Heights
Wednesday 13th December 2017
First Race 12.40pm

There's a special Christmas deal available for this meeting. Call 01434 606881 for details. 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


What's On in Hexham - The Wizard of Oz - Oddsocks Productions at Queen's HallTHE WIZARD OF OZ - ODDSOCKS PRODUCTIONS - Queen's Hall
14th-30th December

This pantomime season at Queen's Hall Arts Centre who better to add festive fun to one of the classic stories of all time than Hexham favourites, Oddsocks Productions.

  • Will the Scarecrow find a brain?
  • The Lion some courage?
  • The Tin Man a heart?
  • The Audience some ice cream?

The “irresistibly anarchic" Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty!

More details on the Queen's Hall website.


CHRISTMAS DAY
Monday 25th December 2017

 



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 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


Dilston Physic GardenDILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN (Corbridge, NE45 5QZ) SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS

Discover the secret power of plants for health, medicines, and for your brain. Wander up a country lane in a panoramic stretch of Northumberland to find a uniquely peaceful garden nestled on the banks of a winding river. Visitors say its natural design has a remarkably calming effect.

Click here for more details or call 07879 533875

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

EXTERNAL LINKS
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