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EVENTS COMING SOON 

Early signs of spring are all around us in the Land of Oak & Iron and it's nearly time for the next school break.  Join in some of the events coming up in the next few months, including fun and creative activities for families, evening events in café shrub and nature walks in the Derwent Valley.

The Great Northumberland Winter Festival - Tyne Riverside Country Park
Thursday 20 February, 10am - 4pm

Explore nature and heritage through a range of traditional and creative activities including printmaking, willow bird feeders, traditional woodland crafts, campfire cooking and charcoal pencils.

Thanks to Northumberland Cultural Fund all the activities are free - just drop in anytime to take part, we will be in or near the café.
Look Out - Schools Out!
Heritage Centre, Winlaton Mill

19th February, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

It's February already and time for warm woolly jumpers to wrap up warm.  We have lots of colourful wool to get creative with too!  Join in the fun and use your imagination to create something unique to take home!
No need to book, just drop in anytime and join in.

Donations towards workshop materials welcome.
'Two Little Mice' Storytime & Craft
The Lodge, Blackhill & Consett Park

Saturday 22 February, 10.30am - 12pm

Come along to hear local author and illustrator Monique reading from her new children's book 'Two Little Mice', followed by a mini craft session for your little ones to get creative and take something home.

Places are free, booking essential:
Contact Martin Weston: martin.weston@durham.gov.uk
Call: 03000 262 480
The Courageous Countess
café shrub, Heritage Centre

Friday 6 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Illustrated talk by local author Val Scully presents a new interpretation of the dramatic and significant life of Mary Eleanor Bowes, transforming this resilient and courageous woman from victim to feminist icon.

The evening includes a delicious one-pot meal and glass of Prosecco.
Tickets £12.50, BOOKING ESSENTIAL

This event sold out last year - so book your place soon.
Guided Bird Walk & the Life of Thomas Robson
Heritage Centre, Winlaton Mill

Sunday 15 March, 10am - 12pm

Join local ornithologist Michael Turner on a guided walk highlighting the variety of birds that can be seen and heard in the Derwent Valley.

Michael will also give a fascinating account of the findings of local 19th century ornithologist and former Crowley employee Thomas Robson.

Further details on our website.
Tickets £6 per person, BOOKING ESSENTIAL
 
More details on all these events see our website.
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