What’s On — June/July 2012
Give sport a go
If you want to get more active, improve your health, and have fun, why not be inspired by London 2012 and try a new sport near you.
In celebration of London 2012, Northumberland County Council and its Leisure partners have developed this programme of FREE taster sessions in Olympic and Paralympic sports. The sessions are available throughout Northumberland and are open to everybody regardless of level of fitness or previous experience.
The sports offered include:
Archery, badminton, basketball, boccia, boxing, cycling, diving, fencing, football, gymnastics, equestrian, judo, handball, hockey, kayaking, synchronised swimming, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo , tennis, triathlon and volleyball.
To find out which sessions your local sports centre is offering, log on to www.northumberland.gov.uk and type ‘Give It A Go’ into the search bar. Unfortunately, Amble does not feature as a venue: Alnwick or Morpeth will provide your nearest opportunity.
Alnmouth Arts Festival
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June, 10 am – 5 pm.
Follow the art trail around the picturesque village of Alnmouth and discover some of the region’s best artists and craftspeople. See demonstrations and photographic displays. Free art activities for children in the park.
Admission is free.
See www.alnmouthartsfestival.com for details.
Guyzance Village Open Gardens
Sunday 1 July, 2 – 4.30pm.
Entry to event by charitable donation of £2.50 adults.
All proceeds to be shared between The North Northumberland Hospice, Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Mighty Oaks. Six gardens to be open with some stalls, Tombola, bric-a-brac, books, toys and children’s books, plants, cakes, and refreshments.
Please follow signs to the free parking in the field at the western end of the village. All very welcome!
Live music at the Mason’s
26 May — Stormy Monday
2 June — Broken Spoke
9 June — Band
16 June — Insanity
23 June — Shotgun Hooker
30 June — Scandal
7 July — Beer Monkey
14 July — Night Train
21 July — Dirty Dogz
28 July — Into the Void
4 August — Shaving not Stirred
11 August — King for a Day
Half-term fun on the water
The Shorebase is having an Open Day on Monday 4 June. Drop in between 1 and 3pm, revive old memories, bring the children, or just find out what goes on behind those big blue metal gates. You’ll be able to have a go at canoeing as well (buoyancy aids provided and nice stable boats).
The Olympic Torch is coming, and we are offering everyone the chance to have a go at the events that will be taking place in London this summer. That’s canoeing/kayaking — both sprint events and slalom, plus sailing and windsurfing
This will be on the Lake at the Country Park on Thurs 7th (sailing/windsurfing) and Friday 8 (canoeing/kayaking). We’ll be down from 10.30 – 3.30 each day so just drop in (£5 per half day).
On Saturday 9, we are hosting a ‘Sail for Gold’ come-and-try-it event at the Watersports area in the Park. Just turn up (we’ll have some easy boats there for your first sail). Cost is £3 per head for about 30 mins exhilaration 10.30 – 3.30.
More details from the Coquet Shorebase: 01665 710367 email@example.com
Amble Business Club
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month 6pm Fourways2. Amble Business Club is an organisation of businesses based in and around Amble. http://www.amblebiz.co.uk
Emerge Photography Exhibition
Northumberland College HND students 2 –3 June 2012. Free Photoshop and camera workshop. Parish Hall, Dovecote Street.
Northumberland Coast AONB
“Fire and Ice – travelling to the edge of things” is a series of guided geology walks along the Northumberland Coast this summer.
Back to the Sea
Beadnell — Saturday 9 June
Meet at the beach exit to the main car park in Beadnell at 2pm for a 2 hour walk of about 4km. Beadnell is unique on the East Coast in having a harbour that faces west! Discover the influence of the geology and the relationship between Beadnell’s ancient history and its human heritage.
Ripples, Soft Centres and Tea
Howick to Boulmer — Tuesday 10 July
Meet at the small car park by Sea Houses Farm near Howick (GR NU 257174) at 2pm for a two hour walk of about 4km.
The coast-line here is marked by sandy bays separated by rocky headlands, and the rocks have fascinating markings in them. Come and find out what these patterns tell us about the ancient past of this area.
Giant plants in a Steamy Bog
South of Spittal — Saturday 11 August
Meet at the southern end of the promenade in Spittal at 2pm for a 2 hour walk of about 4km.
Bamburgh — Sunday 9 September
Meet by the entrance to the main car park at 2pm for a 2 hour walk of about 4km.
This walk looks at the rocks, part of the Whin Sill, which underlie the Castle. Explore the evidence which points to the molten origins of these rocks.
More information about these walks can be found at www.ourcoastoursea.org.uk
Northumberland County Council is launching a consultation with local communities on a new planning document.
Local residents, organisations and business will all be able to comment on the document which will set out important planning issues and ask people to choose between options for future development.
Thursaday 21 June — Amble, Fourways2, Dilston Terrace 2pm – 7pm
More info on www.northumberland.gov.uk/corestrategy