An evening of music, food and five-star celebrations! Rolling out the red carpet for a big, black tie celebration, Rockliffe Hall’s glittering 10th Anniversary Ball will be hosted this Saturday by Pam Royle, Patron of the Great North Air Ambulance, Rockliffe Hall’s partner charity. A seasonal three-course dinner will follow a champagne and canapé reception, and the party will get underway with live entertainment from The Hip Operation.A raffle and silent auction will also be held on the evening, with all proceeds going to the GNAA.
23 & 24 NOVEMBER
Get the festive season off to a fun-filled start with a trip to the totally enchanting Kielder Winter Wonderland. It’s the perfect opportunity to round up the troops and embark on a fairytale adventure this Christmas. Expect to find a whimsical woodland packed with festive fun for the whole family to enjoy. Meet the reindeer, go snow tubbing, join an elves’ workshop and enjoy a bit of Christmas theatre. What’s not to love?
FOR FOOD AND DRINK
Admire the winter sky with a romantic and educational stargazing session at the Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland. Pop along and learn everything you need to know about photographing the North Pennines. Gary Lintern, an experienced astrophotographer and astronomer, is hosting practical photography tuition as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival. With camera in hand as day turns to night, stargazers will learn a thing or two about capturing the night sky, followed by a delicious two-course supper to warm you through.
Don’t miss the chance to catch a never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan Lake at the Vienna State Opera House. The beautiful ballet will be taking to the big screen at The Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm this Thursday – be sure to add it to your cultural agenda.
Christmas comes early this week at Wynyard Hall. Go here for the ultimate Festive Shopping Fayre, where you’ll find some of the finest seasonal treats the North East has to offer. Stroll through stalls packed with local artisan food and drinks, homeware, clothes and handmade jewellery. Round up the gang and spread festive cheer at this feel-good Christmas extravaganza!