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Children's events at the Bailiffgaste museum
Children's events at the Bailiffgaste museum

A host of events and activities will be on offer at an Alnwick attraction this autumn.

After an already busy year of exhibitions, including one on Harry Potter, the Bailiffgate Museum is planning ahead for the rest of the year.

In September the museum will be hosting a sewing course entitled It’s Sew Easy, which will provide help with working with patterns. It takes place on Saturday, September 2, and costs £25.

There will also be a Christmas sewing course on November 4.

Eta Ingham Lawrie, internationally renowned for her work, returns to Bailiffgate with another of her popular freeform weaving courses on Saturday, September 16.

Bailiffgate’s own version of Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, September 23, takes place in the Northumberland Hall. Music will be provided by the Bailiffgate Singers, Felton Bridge Singers and the Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band. Tickets are £10.

On October 21, Jane Jackson and Margaret Kenny will be back with a Rag Rug workshop. This is a popular course, with lots of fun and cakes, and the odd rag rug or two.

Exhibition wise there is still time to see the current showcase, Extraordinary Objects, which runs until August 28.

It will be followed by Dig It, an exhibition of Northumberland Archaeology, which gives people the opportunity to get digging, just like the Time Team. Modern technology in the form of virtual reality will be used to bring the subject to life.

For parents of young children the pre-school group Museum Tots returns in September. In the meantime Family Fun @ the B takes place every Thursday in the school holidays, from 11am to 3pm.