- 11th August wine tasting, British Classics and French country styl cooking demonstrations
Festival pays homage to the Games The 2012 Corbridge Chamber Music Festival, 10 -12 August 2012, brings another feast of scintillating and varied chamber music to the glorious setting of St. Andrew’s Church Corbridge, in the heart of Northumberland. The Gould Piano Trio (Lucy Gould violin, Alice Neary cello, Benjamin Frith piano), clarinettist Robert Plane and acclaimed guest musicians are offering both the Gallic charm of Fauré’s Piano Quartet and Saint-Saëns’s Second Piano Trio, as well as the intense passion of Brahms’s two great string Sextets. Newcomers this year, on their first visit to the UK, are the dazzling Estrella Quartet (8 hands and 2 pianos) from New Zealand, while the informal salon concert ingeniously pays homage to the Olympics, with music from the cities and years of past Games - John Ireland in London, Ravel in Paris and Rautavaara in Helsinki. In this Diamond Jubilee year, the Festival Service, conducted by Martin Neary, includes Byrd’s O Lord, make thy servant Elisabeth and Mozart’s Missa brevis K192, accompanied by Festival instrumentalists.
This 18 mile cross border challenge takes in the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you start walking in Scotland and finish in England. After registration in Wooler you will be transferred up to Morbattle to start the walk. You initially climb Grubbit Law, follow the ridge over Wideopen Hill (the highest point on St Cuthbert’s Way at 368m) and pass over Cookedshaws Hill before dropping down to Town Yetholm. This section of the challenge walk is truly stunning with the Cheviots to the South and the Scottish Borders to the north. After leaving Yetholm you then have a climb up to the border ridge where you pass from Scotland into England before dropping down to Hethpool. From Hethpool the route passes just south of Kirknewton as you pass in between ancient hill settlements in such a picturesque but rugged landscape as you make your way back to Wooler. Throughout the challenge walk you will pass through checkpoints with water available on all of them and snacks on one. Emergency first aid is provided and if you drop out during the walk we will take you back to Wooler. A limited edition T-shirt is available for all participants so please choose the size you require when booking. A truly special challenge walk passing along the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you make your way from Scotland back into England before receiving a well deserved welcome back after completing a true challenge.
An 18 mile cross-border challenge walk through the North Cheviots from Kirk Yetholm in Scotland to Wooler in England, one of the most scenic sections of St Cuthbert's Way. 8am - 5pm
The 2012 Glanton Show promises to be a real treat, with both old favourites and new attractions. This year our main ring events will include a dog agility display and also a visit from the ever popular West Percy Foxhounds. The sheep dog trial will again take place on Hemmel House field, opposite the show field – this starts at 10.30 and it’s well worth coming along a little earlier to watch these wonderful dogs doing what they so clearly love best. If your own dog is a corker too, we have classes in the companion dog show for pedigree and non-pedigree dogs, and this year two special prizes of a photographic portrait for the best dog and best puppy in show, so get those grooming brushes out & bring Fido for a great day out!
Learn a little about the fascinating history of the area on this figure of eight walk along Hadrian's Wall passing King Arthur's 11:00am Well, Walltown Farm with its connection to "Bloody Mary" and visiting Aesica fort with it's interesting altar. A chance to spot how, over the centuries, man has recycled the roman masonry and how his activities have been influenced by the geology. 5 miles. 4.5 hours
This family taster course is a fun way of spending time with your family in the outdoors. You’ll gain an insight into the world of campcraft and outdoor living skills while having a great fun day out. £20 per person, £15 National Trust members, a maximum of 2 under 5’s go free.