Railway gears up for summer with events to keep everyone entertained

Aln Valley Railway vintage traction event.Picture Mark Hayton
View of plant, tractors and locomotives.
Aln Valley Railway vintage traction event.Picture Mark Hayton View of plant, tractors and locomotives.

An Alnwick attraction is gearing up for summer with two events already planned to draw in the crowds.

Aln Valley Railway will be hosting Music in the Loco Shed on Sunday, May 29, with numerous acts performing.

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally
Picture by Jane Coltman

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally Picture by Jane Coltman

The Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band will be playing big band music with some railway content and Voicebeat, a choir singing folk, gospel and reggae songs will set feet tapping.

Ami Huntley, a popular solo singer from Alnwick, will serenade with her remarkable voice and Fiona Fairnington, a solo singer from Wooler, will perform songs from the repertoires of Fleetwood Mac, Marianne Faithful, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner among others.

Acts will be on stage from 12.30pm.

The end of May Bank Holiday weekend will also see steam locomotives operating.

Aln Valley Railway vintage traction event.Picture Mark Hayton
Terry Grahamslaws 1937 Pontiac Silver Streak Straight 8 Station Wagon being admired by Chris Freeman of the AVR

Aln Valley Railway vintage traction event.Picture Mark Hayton Terry Grahamslaws 1937 Pontiac Silver Streak Straight 8 Station Wagon being admired by Chris Freeman of the AVR

And next month the railway will be hosting its annual vintage and classic vehicle weekend.

Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, will see the vehicles from vintage tractors to classic cars on show throughout the day.

There is still room for any other vehicles to fit in at the venue and would like to take part. To book your space email classicvehicleshow@alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Voicebeat

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Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band was taken at an event at the Aln Valley Railway

Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band was taken at an event at the Aln Valley Railway