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Barnard Castle has been recognised nationally as one of the 50 most historically and architecturally important towns in Great Britain and listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain. The Grade II listed Witham Hall is an important, central feature of the townscape, located where Horsemarket meets the Market Place.


The Hall

The Witham Testimonial was built by public subscription as a memorial to Henry T.M. Witham of Lartington, a palaeobotanist and philanthropist who had strived to make provision for the medical and educational needs of Barnard Castle before his death in 1844. Hence the building, which opened in 1846, housed the Mechanics' Institute and a Dispensary for the Relief of the Sick Poor. By 1860, a large music hall had been built to the rear of the Testimonial Building, whilst the premises later incorporated several small cottages in Hall Street. Together these buildings became known as The Witham and have continued to be used by the people of Barnard Castle as a backdrop for celebration, for participation and for people to gain new experiences.

2013 marks the culmination of over 10 years work to raise money and carry out work to restore its historic fabric and make The Witham fit-for-purpose as a fully accessible modern arts venue for the 21st century. The redevelopment project has seen the original Grade II listed Witham buildings restored, and a new link building constructed between the Witham Testimonial and the Event Hall, incorporating a foyer area, café bar and toilets. In addition, Durham County Council has extended and refurbished its Library building to the rear of The Witham buildings, to include new council offices and a customer access point as well as the continued Library service.

Funding of the project principally came from Durham County Council investing over £2 million with match funding of £336,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and £773,879 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF funding is part of a wider programme which has brought more than £300 million to the North East. The Witham and Library development project was led by Barnard Castle Vision, Durham County Council and The Witham Directors.

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Hire Charges: Contact the hall directly Registered Charity Number: 1146726

Contact

Centre Manager - 01833 631107 Email: admin@thewitham.org.uk The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY Registered Charity Number: 1146726

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What's On at Witham Hall Barnard Castle

Coming Up Contact Notes
On Wednesday the 05th of October 2016 until 19 October 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Around the Dales Photography
5 – 19 Oct Around the Dales Photography Exhibition by Middleton Hall Retirement Village Photography Club. A portrayal of real Dales life, from the sheep farming lands of Swaledale to majestic Teesdale. An exhibition presented by Middleton Hall Retirement Village Photography Group.
info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
Every day except Sundays and Mondays
On Friday the 07th of October 2016
20:00 Heidi Talbot
Heidi Talbot’s Angels Without Wings is an album of new, original songs taking their inspiration from the world of traditional folk music, with guest contributions from artists as diverse as Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, King Creosote, Julie Fowlis and Tim O’Brien. Talbot was born in Co. Kildare in Ireland. She grew up in a musical household, and began singing as a child in the church choir her mother played organ and sang for. After finishing school, she spent time in New York, where she joined the Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies. Her solo 2008 breakthrough In Love And Light won her international acclaim, including a US Indie Acoustic Award which signalled her music’s crossover appeal. Collaborations with Michael McGoldrick and Drever, McCusker & Woomble followed, and guest slots for Idlewild and Eddi Reader. The majority of Angels Without Wings was written with longtime friend Boo Hewerdine and her husband, the producer and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. The couple live in Scotland with their daughter Molly-Mae. “Simply vocal heaven” The Sunday Times
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 in advance, £16.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Sunday the 09th of October 2016
11:00 to 15:00 Handcrafted Weddings Market
Handcrafted Weddings Market The Witham Sunday 9th October, 11am - 3pm Entry is free Bringing creativity to your big day - handmade inspiration for weddings and other special occasions. The perfect event for those planning a special event, looking for a bespoke gift or those who just love to have a go at new crafts. There will be designer makers selling work, demonstrating and letting the public 'have-a-go'. And for those looking to do something different for a hen or stag party there'll be lot's of ideas for alternatives.
Kathryn Guy
01748825640
Free Entry
On Tuesday the 11th of October 2016 until 21 February 2017
19:30 A Brief History of Theatre (16 sessions)
One of two great courses by Laurence Sach, performing arts lecturer and freelance writer and director. A Brief History of Theatre An informal introduction to the development of European theatre from its earliest origins in ancient Greece to the five key practitioners (Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Constantin Stanislavsky, Bertolt Brecht & Samuel Beckett) who provided the solid foundations for modern 20th and 21st century theatre. The course consists of sixteen sessions (7.30pm - 9.30pm) between Tuesday 11th October and Tuesday 21st February. A Brief History of Twenthieth Century Theatre Part Two This course traces the development of 20th century theatre from the influential writers of the Edwardian period to the role played by the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. The course takes a thematic approach with topics including American Theatre, Musicals, Theatre at War, Irish Theatre and Censorship and the Theatre and examines the contributions of significant practitioners including Joan Littlewood, Peter Brook and Matthew Bourne. The course consists of sixteen sessions (10am - midday) between Wednesday 12th October and Wednesday 22nd February. Either course can be studied first. Each session will comprise an illustrated talk followed by a group discussion of that day's topic. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments. The courses are present by Laurence Sach, a performing arts lecturer and freelance writer and director. Price £120 per course (£100 per course if booked by July 31st)
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£120.00 16 session www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 12th of October 2016
19:00 to 22:00 RSC Live : King Lear
One of Shakespeare's most epic and powerful works. King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point. Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays. Join us for this live cinema screening of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays on 12 October, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.
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01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 15th of October 2016
10:00 to 15:30 Hand Crafted Boutique
Handcrafted Boutique Fair with a quality selection of handmade products from around the North East.
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On Saturday the 15th of October 2016
19:30 The Fishburn Band
One of the North East's premier brass bands. Known for their entertaining programmes with a wide variety of music for all tastes, why not come along for an enjoyable Saturday evening.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Tuesday the 18th of October 2016
19:30 Royal Northern Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Wind Octet
An evening with the finest chamber orchestra in the UK. Lars Vogt Music Director, Julian Rachlin Principal Guest Conductor, Thomas Zehetmair Conductor Laureate. This evening's performance includes: Mozart: Harmoniemusik from Il Seraglio D'Indy: Chanson et Danses Op. 50 Jonathan Dove: Figures in the Garden Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K375 Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Founded in 1958, RNS has built a world-wide reputation for the North East through the quality of its music-making and the immediacy of the connections the musicians make with audiences. The orchestra regularly flies the flag for the region at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival and further afield, last year touring to Brazil and in Europe.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£13.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 19th of October 2016
10:30 In a Nutshell (age 3-7)
The clock has stopped at a quarter to Spring. The World is frozen in Winter. Who could guess the key to the New Year lies hidden, in a Nutshell…. Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spring. In a quest to find breakfast for his friend Robin, Acorn embarks on an adventure that takes him to the edge of his world and beyond. But unlocking the secret to this frozen world means that everything must change…Everyday objects transform in this heartwarming tale of growing up and letting go. That’s life, in a Nutshell. In a Nutshell was created by PuppetShip in collaboration with visual artist Tanya Axford. Performed by Alison McGowan and Elena Miller with a specially created musical score by Ziad Jabero.. For ages 3 - 7 years
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£6.00 child, £8.00 adult www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 19th of October 2016
13:30 In a Nutshell (age 3-7)
The clock has stopped at a quarter to Spring. The World is frozen in Winter. Who could guess the key to the New Year lies hidden, in a Nutshell…. Little Acorn wakes up too early to find that it’s always winter, never spring. In a quest to find breakfast for his friend Robin, Acorn embarks on an adventure that takes him to the edge of his world and beyond. But unlocking the secret to this frozen world means that everything must change…Everyday objects transform in this heartwarming tale of growing up and letting go. That’s life, in a Nutshell. In a Nutshell was created by PuppetShip in collaboration with visual artist Tanya Axford. Performed by Alison McGowan and Elena Miller with a specially created musical score by Ziad Jabero.. For ages 3 - 7 years
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£6.00 child, £8.00 adult, £25.00 family www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 26th of October 2016
11:00 Mavis Sparkle
A cosmic mix of magic, illusion, animation and laughter plus a galaxy of delights. With a magician for a dad and a stargazer for a mum, no wonder there’s more to Mavis than meets the eye! A feather duster in one hand and a few tricks up her sleeve, our chatty cleaner is moving ever closer to making her dreams come true. With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket, Spike the hedgehog and a nice cup of tea, Mavis is on a journey north to see nature’s biggest light show with her own eyes. M6’s cosmic production mixes magic, illusion, animation and laughter inspiring us all to dust away doubts, follow our dreams and reach for the stars! For ages 4+ and families
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 individual, £6.00 child, £25.00 family. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 27th of October 2016
19:15 Branagh Theatre Live : The Entertainer (12A)
John Osborne's modern classic conjuring the seedy glamour of the old music hall scene. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 29th of October 2016
10:30 David Gibb : Letter through your Door
Musician, song-writer and story-teller. David Gibb is an award winning song writer, story teller and tallest man in Derbyshire on a mission to create great music for children and families. At just 23 years old he’s already had his music played on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, performed at Glastonbury Festival (amongst many others), played over 400 concerts, been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award as part of the duo ‘David Gibb & Elly Lucas’, and won the highly commended prize at the Young Story Teller of the Year competition (2011). Frustrated at the lack of high quality music available for children, and inspired by the strong independent children’s music movement in America, he set himself the mission of writing an album of songs aimed at families, with quality and musicianship and song writing being the focus. The result is ‘Letters Through Your Door’, a fun and exciting album and stage show packed full of catchy and toe tapping numbers.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 individual, £6.00 concessions, £25.00 family. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Tuesday the 01st of November 2016 until 10 November 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Barnard Castle Art Society Exhibition
Barnard Castle Art Society have held their annual art exhibitions at the Witham since the gallery first installed there and have been pleased to be able to show their work since it was refurbished. The art society have sketching meetings during the Summer and meet for practical work sessions during the the other seasons .These meetings inspire them to produce an attractive variety of work for their exhibition. Gallery closed Sundays and Mondays
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 04th of November 2016
19:00 Music for Music open mic night
Our next fundraising event for the Music for Music Campaign 2016. Talented local musicians bring a wealth of instruments and voices to raise money for subsidised tickets for young people to enjoy musical gigs at The Witham, and also help towards our 'New Grand Piano Fund'. This time round we are holding a 'Pay What You Want' gig where previous musicians who have taken part in the campaign are taking to the stage in the music hall for an evening of eclectic music. Bands to be announced.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
Pay what you like. www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 10th of November 2016
10:00 to 15:30 Art Workshop with Fiona Carvell : Purely Pastels - landscapes
Using soft pastels to create a series of Landscape compositions from photographic reference. Aimed at beginners or those with some experience but new to pastel work.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£80.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 11th of November 2016 until 19 November 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour : paperscissorsbook
A stunning exhibition of paper art and storytelling that showcases the best of contemporary paper-cut and artist’s books. From exquisite hand-cut paper to the latest laser-cut techniques; sculptural paper works, installation and intimate book works. The artists explore a variety of themes with a deft stitch here, a sharp scalpel there, coated with a generous helping of wry humour. Including work by British stars of the paper-cut genre such as Rob Ryan; innovators such as Andy Singleton and ambitious emerging artists. The show international profile includes work from Linda Toigo (Italy), Mayumi Arakawa (Japan) and Priya Pereira (India). This year we have some exciting new partnerships: Durham Book Festival, showing work for the first time in libraries in Weardale and Teesdale including Barnard Castle Library and Jackass Youth Theatre, Jack Drum Arts who will be performing at three of our venues. For more information go to: www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
On Friday the 11th of November 2016 until 19 November 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour : paperscissorsbook
A stunning exhibition of paper art and storytelling that showcases the best of contemporary paper-cut and artist’s books. From exquisite hand-cut paper to the latest laser-cut techniques; sculptural paper works, installation and intimate book works. The artists explore a variety of themes with a deft stitch here, a sharp scalpel there, coated with a generous helping of wry humour. Including work by British stars of the paper-cut genre such as Rob Ryan; innovators such as Andy Singleton and ambitious emerging artists. The show international profile includes work from Linda Toigo (Italy), Mayumi Arakawa (Japan) and Priya Pereira (India). This year we have some exciting new partnerships: Durham Book Festival, showing work for the first time in libraries in Weardale and Teesdale including Barnard Castle Library and Jackass Youth Theatre, Jack Drum Arts who will be performing at three of our venues. For more information go to: www.highlightsnorth.co.uk Gallery closed Sundays and Mondays
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 11th of November 2016
20:00 Dare Devil Rides to Jamara (11+)
Townsend Productions bring their performance which commemorates the sacrifice of the volunteer International Brigades. Two unlikely friends brought together by a common cause, join the International Brigade to fight in the brutal Civil War in Spain. The story captures the raw passions and emotions of idealism and despair through powerful storytelling, stirring songs and poetry and flamenco dance. Suitable for ages 11+
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£10.00, www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 12th of November 2016
14:00 Big Little gigs : Blind Panic Ceilidh Band (0-10 years and family)
An authentic four piece Ceilidh Band - get ready to dance! BIG Little Gigs is a fun live music experience for 0-10 years and their grown ups. Since their first show in Darlington last October, they have brought gypsy jazz, Northumbrian folk, string quartets, ceilidhs, ska, New Orleans Jazz and latin to sellout audiences. Through high quality performance, BIG Little Gigs hopes to inspire a life long love of live music in your little ones and maybe even inspire them to start learning an instrument for themselves. We bring a diverse mix of bands and artists to a child friendly environment for a fun, interactive, relaxed performance so your child can dance, move around, singalong or just sit and take it all in and because all our musicians are high quality you get to enjoy a brilliant live music experience too. A truly enjoyable, family time that unites generations through music.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£5 individual, £16.00 family wwwthewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 12th of November 2016
20:00 Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music The Telegraph Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. Justifiably met with significant critical acclaim, Gigspanners riveting new album Layers of Ages sees the band blowing the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional music and song to reveal authentic moments of staggering originality and great beauty, and has been added to the Telegraphs Best Folk Albums of 2015 list. Hailed by Songlines magazine as another milestone in folks rebirth of cool, Gigspanner present a carefully curated and skilfully narrated program of material that goes way beyond the folk genres usual boundaries. Modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, it is music that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion. "Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works, leaving no doubt that Gigspanner’s increasingly impressive sound is like no other" Folk Radio UK
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£12.00 in advance, £14.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 16th of November 2016
19:30 Master Musicians : Konstantinos Destounis (piano)
Konstantinos Destounis graduated with honours from the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, and achieved international acclaim for winning the "Grand Prix Maria Callas" in Athens, and the "Southern Highlands" competition in Australia. In 2015 he won Second Prize in the London Liszt Society annual competition . The programme will consist of Chopin, Debussy, Skalkottas, Liszt & Schubert.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Thursday the 17th of November 2016
11:30 Mambo Jambo Amazon soundscape workshop (preschool and nursery)
Music making inspired by the Amazon rainforest. For pre-schoolers and nurseries. Join Acoustic Roots Duo, Mambo Jambo in their Amazon Soundscape; the children will be transformed to the Amazon Rainforest as they join together to make a soundscape featuring the sounds of the rainforest, from the animals and birds to the arrival of and duration of the Thunderstorm!
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£4.00 (adults and under 1 free)
On Thursday the 17th of November 2016
13:30 Mambo Jambo World music participatory performance (primary school age)
Explore instruments from around the world and take part in this musical journey! Suitable for primary age children. Mambo Jambo will be presenting many instruments and styles from all over the world in a lively and engaging performance where the children will be invited to join in at various points. Styles might include Cuban, Cajun, West African drum pieces and songs, Carnival songs, samba and salsa, Eastern European, Bluegrass music, Middle Eastern and island sounds. Instruments include guitar, saxophone, flute, clarinet, banjo, the Cuban traditional guitar (tres), accordion, ukulele, djembe and samba drums and percussion of all descriptions. Participation (e.g. clapping and singing, rhythm patterns etc.) and questions/answers are usual and encouraged.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£4.00
On Thursday the 17th of November 2016
19:30 mambo Jambo Acoustic Roots duo
Rhythmic, rootsy, world music. Acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo present a bit of a musical feast. They will take you on an enjoyable and intriguing musical journey, mixing sounds from around the world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. Their repertoire draws in a wide range of styles that might include Bluegrass, Latin & Caribbean New Orleans, Balkan, and more. Blending all these influences they create an upbeat rhythmic and rootsy sound all of their own – with appeal across a very wide audience. Between the two of them they carry with them more instruments than the average orchestra! Pete on guitar, vocal, banjo, percussion, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), ukulele, accordion, suitcase (!), and Frankie on saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, vocal and lots of percussion.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00, £6.00 concessions £25.00 family www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 19th of November 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Paperscissorsbook workshop
Cut, Fold, Construct - Paper Sculpture Masterclass with Andy Singleton. 2 free places for 16-19 year olds. For beginners and experienced papercutters alike. Please book as places are limited. Supported by Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£25.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 19th of November 2016 until 20 November 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Designer Maker Christmas market
A showcase of the very best craftspeople in the region. A two day event, showcasing some of the very best designers and craftspeople from around the region. The emphasis will be on original and contemporary work, with a strong up-cycled theme. A great opportunity to meet the designer-makers in person and buy unique handcrafted good of gallery quality, with crafts people demonstrating their skills and 'have-a-go' sessions for people of all ages to try their hand at learning a new craft. It will be a wonderful day out for all the family.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 23rd of November 2016 until 03 December 2016
10:00 to 16:00 Fine Art by Anne Mason
A collection of fine art depicting northern landscapes, animals and natural history. Teesdale artist, Anne Mason, exhibits original paintings and prints of northern landscapes, animals and natural history. www.annemasonart.co.uk Gallery closed Sundays and Mondays
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 23rd of November 2016
19:30 Signals (11+)
A comedy drama about a love letter to the brooding welsh hills. This comedy drama centres around four people and how they communicate. Whilst a curious tale of how their lives become entwined, delivering a message, it is also very witty, lyrical and humorous. Owen is Wales's greatest nature poet. The hillside where he lives is threatened by the intrusion of a radio mast: that essential component of a modern world built on ready communication. Owen suspects that what passes for communication is largely the meaningless babble of a society that is obsessed with talking and has lost the capacity to think: the new Babylon. Is the telecoms revolution making life better, or does it merely highlight our own human inability to reach out to one another? Signals is a play about communication, and also a love letter to the brooding Welsh hills. Presented by Hands On North East
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£10.00, www.thewitham.org.uk
On Friday the 25th of November 2016
19:30 Barnard Castle School Choral Society & Barnard Castle School Festival Orchestra present an evening of Mozart
Barnard Castle School Choral Society and the Barnard Castle School Festival Orchestra present a programme of Mozart, including Requiem.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£10.00, www.thewitham.org.uk
On Saturday the 03rd of December 2016
20:00 Belshazzar's Feast
Breathtaking and wickedly inventive music. On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£14.00 in advance, £16.00 on the door www.thewitham.org.uk
On Wednesday the 14th of December 2016
19:30 Christmas with Musicality : Richmond Ladies Choir
Welcome in the festive season with Richmond ladies' choir, Musicality, for a celebration of Christmas music. Under the musical direction of Gillian Ash, a professional musician and composer, the choir's superb harmonies will guarantee an unforgettable evening with a collection of traditional and modern carols and seasonal songs.
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£8.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
Daily (including weekends) Contact Notes
Every day
10:00 to 16:00 Fine Art by Anne Mason
23 Nov to 3 Dec Fine Art by Anne Mason A collection of fine art depicting northern landscapes, animals and natural history. Teesdale artist, Anne Mason, exhibits original paintings and prints of northern landscapes, animals and natural history.
info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
Every day except Sundays and Mondays
Every day
10:00 to 16:00 Barnard Castle Art Society
Barnard Castle Art Society 1 – 10 Nov Barnard Castle Art Society have held their annual art exhibitions at the Witham since the gallery first installed there and have been pleased to be able to show their work since it was refurbished. The art society have sketching meetings during the Summer and meet for practical work sessions during the the other seasons .These meetings inspire them to produce an attractive variety of work for their exhibition.
info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
Every day except Sundays and Mondays
Every day
10:00 to 16:00 David Gibbon Photography
7 Sept to 1 Oct David Gibbon Photography David and Louise bring images of their past year travelling around the UK, Scottish Highlands, Poland and the Boreal Forest in Finland. The couple have always had an interest in wildlife, but it wasn't until 2009 when the RSPB opened a flagship £7 million nature reserve - Saltholme on Teesside - that their interest in photography really took off. They are now widely published and have won many accolades for their work, which is now represented by image agency Robert Harding and press agency Rex Features. After attending a workshop with north-east wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt in 2011, they switched off auto and began taking photos by setting the ISO, aperture and shutter speed themselves. The pair, who live in County Durham, shoot in RAW and use Apple Mac, Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 to process their images. Talking about their work, David said: "Louise and I have spent a great deal of time studying the work of professional wildlife photographers, many of whom are now friends, and this has helped us in our quest for better images. For anyone looking to do wildlife photography on a serious level, this is something we highly recommend." David and Louise now travel extensively and specialise in capturing wildlife. David said: "Louise and I only photograph truly wild animals. A few years ago we made a vow never to capture anything that is captive, it just doesn't feel right. We have many more trips planned to capture the natural world so watch this space."
info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
Every day except Sundays and Mondays
Weekly Contact Notes
Tuesdays
10:30 to 12:00 Storytelling and Crafts Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl.
Each Tuesday from 26 July until 30 Aug Storytelling and Crafts Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl. Date: Tuesdays Time: 10:30 am - 12 noon Price: Craft activity £3 per child (to Green Bee Creatives) No Booking Required Come along to enjoy a multitude of imaginative and magical stories in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the session. DIFFERENT EACH WEEK – PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS Contact info@thewitham.org.uk Tel 01833 631107 Websiye www.thewitham.org.uk
The Witham
01833 631107
DIFFERENT EACH WEEK – PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS
Tuesdays
10:30 to 12:00 Story telling with crafts
Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl Come along to enjoy a multitude of imaginative and magical stories in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the session. No booking require
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3 www.thewitham.org.uk
Tuesdays
10:30 to 12:00 Story telling with crafts
Featuring the winning story of the Summer of Stories Writing Competition. Get crafty and enjoy stories inspired by the work of Roald Dahl with a multitude of imaginative and magical tales in our storytelling corner. There will also be some exciting Roald Dahl related craft activities provided by the lovely Green Bee Creatives throughout the session. No booking required
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3
Thursdays
10:30 to 12:00 Royal Literary Reading Round Group
The Reading Round is a new sort of reading group promoted by the Royal Literary Fund & I have the great pleasure of being appointed one of their Northern "lectors". In each session the group discusses a short story and a poem read aloud. There is no homework & no prior knowledge is necessary. You just turn up with your love of a good story. If you are interested in joining the Barnard Castle group, email me at rj@rebeccajenkins.com. I look forward to meeting you!
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
£3.00 www.thewitham.org.uk
Monthly (first of a month) Contact Notes
The first Saturday of every month
10:00 to 15:30 Northern Crafts
Different every time. 20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods. Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage
Centre manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk
The first Saturday of every month
10:00 to 16:00 Northern Crafts
Everything from jam to jewellery. With over 15 stalls of locally handmade goods and luxury gifts on sale, why not pop along and have a look. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. You can also enjoy the refreshments on offer in the Cafe Bar during your visit. For more information see www.northerncrafts.co.uk or email northerncrafts@outlook.com
Centre Manager info@thewitham.org.uk
01833 631107
FREE www.thewitham.org.uk

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A variety of hire options are available, from meeting rooms to hot-desks and The Dispensary Cafe Bar offers drinks, snacks and meals. For more information please contact The Witham.