Northumberland Day workshops to inspire involvement

A previous workshop at Langley Castle - the birthplace of Northumberland Day.
A previous workshop at Langley Castle - the birthplace of Northumberland Day.

The organisers of the first Northumberland Day are urging all residents to get involved and take up the baton of celebration planning, just as the county’s south-west has done.

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, which first put out the call for a Northumberland Day in July 2015, and Catapult PR, which devised the concept, have together staged the first ideas workshop for those wishing to get involved.

This took place at the birthplace of Northumberland Day – Langley Castle – on Tuesday, January 24.

The next ideas workshop is scheduled for next Wednesday at Newton Hall, Newton-by-the-Sea, while another is already in the diary for Wednesday, March 15, at Headway Arts in Blyth.

Both will brief any businesses, community groups, teachers and individuals that wish to attend, as well as inspiring them to plan some sort of activity.

Activities for Northumberland Day itself, which will take place on Sunday, May 28, and the days around it are already being planned.

A new Northumberland Day website should be developed soon, to showcase all activities and help deliver the economic benefit to Northumberland that a vibrant, county-wide celebration should bring.

Anyone wanting to attend either next week’s Newton Hall event or the March 15 ideas session at Headway Arts in Blyth should email Jane Hunt at NDay@cata pultpr.co.uk, call 0191 653 1121 or 01253 891114.