HER destitute father tried to persuade her to become a prostitute, but instead Kate dressed up as a boy and went off to find her fortune in London.
Tuesday, 06 December, 2016 at 10:10AM
MEMBERS of Hexham Music Society and well over 50 other music lovers gathered in the auditorium at the Queen's Hall in Hexham to hear clarinettist Thomas Verity perform with Hexham-raised pianist Simon Passmore.
Friday, 02 December, 2016 at 11:10AM
FOR their concert in Hexham Abbey Antiphon’s ambitious choice was Monteverdi’s monumental Baroque masterpiece, the Vespers of 1610.
Friday, 02 December, 2016 at 11:07AM
OVINGHAM Drama Group’s pantomime has been postponed until February 2017, so instead, Jim Wardle produced ‘A Christmas Cracker’ which provided an evening of mixed Christmas entertainment. We were there on Friday night and joined a small but very enthusiastic audience. A little nervousness was apparent at the beginning when we were encouraged to join in with the Christmas songs, but everyone soon forgot their inhibitions and joined in with gusto.
Friday, 02 December, 2016 at 10:59AM
WITH Christmas just a few weeks away, it is an easy option for a village drama club to serve up some farcical romp to get an audience into the festive spirit.
Monday, 28 November, 2016 at 9:32AM
FEW stage roles are more demanding than the one of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 at 8:31AM
THE EPONYMOUS villain of last week's Prudhoe pantomime may jealously guard his moniker, but the name 'Dragon Tale' will surely be on everyone's lips.
Tuesday, 01 November, 2016 at 11:28AM
IN Friday’s festival concert, Hexham Abbey welcomed back one of its own, Ben Rowarth, former choral and organ scholar, now composer, conductor and member of the Renaissance chamber choir which he founded back in 2011.
Wednesday, 28 September, 2016 at 10:22AM
HEXHAM Abbey Festival presented two young musicians’ recitals in the Great Hall, both to capacity audiences.
Wednesday, 28 September, 2016 at 9:38AM
THIS YEAR’S Hexham Abbey Festival opened with a full house and a rare treat, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, given in the original scoring for choir, two pianos and harmonium.
Tuesday, 20 September, 2016 at 1:40PM
THE content of Hexham musician Vic Gammon’s latest CD adds up to more than the sum of its parts thanks to some painstaking detective work.
Monday, 19 September, 2016 at 1:38PM
LAST weekend, Corbridge welcomed once again the distinguished and world-travelled Gould trio, who formed the nucleus of the three-day annual Chamber Music Festival.
Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 at 12:31PM
CELEBRATING a decade of live music, the 10th Redefest musical festival went with a bang.
Tuesday, 09 August, 2016 at 5:07PM
THE hills of Alston Moor were alive with the sound of music as the annual event returned bigger and better.
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016 at 4:51PM
‘There was a savij…’ - so begins poor speller Blue Baker’s story for his English teacher, Mrs Malloy, and so too begins David Almond’s glimpse into the soul of a grief-stricken lad struggling to cope with the death of his father at the same time as fighting off the fearsome bully, Hopper.
Monday, 18 July, 2016 at 10:20AM
IF anyone was working overtime at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham over three action-packed evenings, it was Richard Gardner.
Tuesday, 21 June, 2016 at 4:26PM
BACK from the dead and kicking ass again, 1970s die-hard rocker Wilko Johnson is back to his usual no nonsense, non-pc self, thank God!
Wednesday, 01 June, 2016 at 8:04AM
CLIMATE change is happening right now. The dominant economic system is failing and, 13 years after President Bush’s ‘mission accomplished’ speech, there is still no realistic prospect of peace in Iraq.
Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 at 3:12PM
TYNEDALE’S biggest folk music event for young people, the popular Hexham Gathering, brought performers in from far and wide at the weekend.
Tuesday, 24 May, 2016 at 3:54PM
WHAT type of films are you into? Oh and are you partial to a bit of music?
Monday, 16 May, 2016 at 4:23PM