Local History
  • Clay Workshops 17/08/2017

    As part of the Peregrini Lindisfarne project, two free Clay Workshops are being held in Berwick Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August 2017, 10.00am to 12.30pm. Suitable for all, they offer an opportunity to learn simple clay techniques in workshops led by Graham Taylor.

    Booking essential:  Search EventBrite for “Peregrini Fragments Ceramic Sessions” – or call Sarah on 07557 326797.

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  • Peregrini Heritage Festival 31/05/2017

    Over the weekend of 17th/18th June 2017, the second Peregrini Heritage Festival will be taking place on Holy Island. There will be exhibitions on project work, guided walks and talks, and arts activities. The heritage skills programme will also include pottery-making and firing, wool-preparation, dyeing and spinning, green wood whittling, wood-turning using a pole-lathe, bread-making, metal smithing & jewellery making.

    Saturday 17th June:  12.00 – 6.00pm

    Sunday 18th June:   12.00  – 6.00pm

    At the Village Hall and other parts of the island.

     

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  • Flodden documentation project 31/05/2017

    On Monday 12th June 2017 a talk on the Flodden documentation project will be given by Linda Bankier, in Norham Village Hall.  Starts at 7.30pm.


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  • Cowe’s exhibition 03/04/2017

    An exhibition on the history and restoration of Wm. Cowe & Sons’ building at 64-66 Bridge Street in Berwick will be on display there between Monday 17th and Sunday 23rd April 2017. Open 10am – 4pm daily, free admission.

    Until 2010 the premises housed ‘The Original Berwick Cockle Shop’ owned by William Cowe and Sons. This exhibition brings together material and objects from a number of sources. It will chart the history of the property and its occupants and will also tell the story of the famous Berwick Cockle.

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  • Lindisfarne Priory 27/03/2017

    On Monday 3 April 2017 there will be a talk by Howard Culley entitled “From St Aidan to the Reformation: the story of Lindisfarne Priory”, given for Bowsden History Group.  It will take place in Bowsden Village Hall at 7.30pm.  Free to Group members, visitors £2 (including light refreshments).

    The talk will trace the history of Lindisfarne Priory from its foundation as a simple Celtic monastery in the seventh century through its time as the centre of Christianity in Northern England, producing the Lindisfarne Gospels and other beautifully illustrated works, to its sacking by the Vikings and ultimate abandonment in...


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