Capturing events for posterity, all thanks to app

King Ecgfirth from Hexham Abbey's Turbulent Tales of Northumberland.
King Ecgfirth from Hexham Abbey's Turbulent Tales of Northumberland.

Organisers of the inaugural Northumberland Day have teamed up with a new app to enable a very special record of the event to be created.

With less than two weeks to go before the first celebration of the county, on Sunday, May 28, the team has announced the involvement of a new app called Weddr.

This will achieve what had seemed an impossible dream – allowing all involved in events at www.northumberlandday.net to create very special memories of their inaugural celebrations and gain recognition in the end-of-event show-reel.

Weddr is a ground-breaking wedding app, which allows brides and grooms to view their wedding through their guests’ eyes and video clips, which are not only shared in real-time, but also then professionally edited into a once-in-a-lifetime video of memories that would go otherwise unseen.

When Catapult PR, organiser of Northumberland Day, was appointed to handle PR for Weddr, it quickly popped the question and asked if its event organisers could use the app, to create the ultimate Northumberland Day video. The company offered the app as its form of sponsorship and has also provided one as a prize for Northumberland Day’s Facebook followers.

Meanwhile, Northumberland Day has attracted a fourth sponsor for its Northumbie awards, with Waitrose’s Hexham branch now sponsoring a Best Community Involvement award, with Beadnell one of those in the running so far.

Events such as Hexham Abbey’s Turbulent Tales of Northumberland look good for the Best Dressed Event Award, while the likes of Elsdon are competing for Best Dressed Village or Parish.

The fourth award – The Jill Bradbury Award for Most Inspiring School – sponsored by Catapult PR, has some outstanding entrants, including Newbiggin Primary School, which has involved children, parents and community in its celebrations and set in motion a huge number of exciting and curriculum-linked activities.

Pumpkin Pie Nursery in Felton also has inspirational activities with the children wearing red and yellow to celebrate Northumberland Day and planting red and yellow flowers. Parents are picturing their children at their favourite Northumberland place, while children are tackling arts and crafts projects, cooking and tasting Northumbrian food, completing a Northumberland word quiz and discovering Northumbria’s famous people.

Northumberland Day organiser, Jane Hunt, said: “We are delighted to have new sponsors on board, corporate partners and, of course, the Weddr app, which will allow all events organisers to record how they played their part in the first-ever Northumberland Day and helped create an extraordinary cross-county grass-roots community celebration and events programme. We can’t wait to see the final video and the blaze of red and yellow that we shall create across Northumberland.”