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Friday, 29 May 2015

Events diary

A UNIQUE concert celebrating the songs and culture of the North-East’s coal mining tradition brings together four of the region’s leading champions of its musical heritage at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, by way of the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw its demise and the resulting aftermath. On stage will be ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham singer-songwriter Jez Lowe.

LEARN about the Northern Lights – what are they, how do we see them? – during a tour of Kielder Observatory. Learn the explanations for the aurora from 8pm tonight and tomorrow.

HEXHAM and District Music Society presents an all-Beethoven programme by Martin Roscoe at the Queen’s Hall. This recitalist, accompanist, chamber musician and teacher is recording the complete Beethoven Sonatas during this season to mark his 16th birthday.

STAFF will take visitors on a guided tour of Chesters Roman fort and museum, with a chance to see behind the scenes. Take a look at the hundreds of artefacts from the Clayton collection displayed in the museum, with Georgina Plowright, English Heritage curator for Hadrian's Wall, from 10.30am until midday, and 2pm until 3.30pm. Adults only.

FILM in the Theatre presents, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG), at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham. A struggling writer moves into a New York apartment building and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbour Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), in this classic 1961 movie.