13-22 September - Heritage Open Days
Alston Moor Business Association has been working with many Alston Moor heritage organisations to put on probably the largest annual event ever seen on the Moor, as part of the National Trust "Heritage Open Days" week. This is with the aim of creating interest for visitors and locals alike, and that it should become a major annual event capable of increasing future visitor numbers and the profile of the area. There are lots of free events; you can see what's on by searching here:
During this period there will also be an exhibition about the involvement of the Vieille Montagne Zinc Company of Belgium in Nenthead, in the Nenthead Arts and Visitor Centre. Alastair Robertson is offering a programme of guided walks, and the archives have extended opening hours, details are here:
Saturday 14 September - Alston and District Flower, Craft and Produce Show
A new format this year, all classes are open to everyone who lives in CA9 and CA8 postcodes. Programmes available now from various outlets.
18 September to 21 October - Exhibition at Nenthead Arts & Visitor Centre
The next artist exhibiting is John Scrowston; Seasons of Mist - North Pennine landscapes in charcoal. Check opening times at www.visitnenthead.com
Saturday 21 September - Trevor Reed, The Street Singer
Come along and hear some of Trevor's songs and anecdotes collected from many years of travel and experience entertaining people on the streets of Britain and Europe. 7.30 pm, Alston Masonic Hall, with bar. Advance tickets £4 from Market Cross Gifts or Alston Wholefoods, £5 on the door.
Thursday 26 September - Alston Moor Film presents....
Woman At War, Alston Town Hall, Doors 7pm, film starts 7.30pm. See the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2v3_jHrvBQ
Friday 27 September - Suzanne Gill, Medium
Full details here:
Saturday 28 September - Medieval Harvest Supper
Organised by Epiacum Heritage, full details here:
Sunday 29 September - Nenthead Big Breakfast
Incorporating the Repair Cafe. Full details here:
Friday 4 October - The Nikolsky Ensemble
A Russian male voice quartet. 7.30pm at St Augustine's Church, Alston. Tickets on sale at Alston Town Hall.
Saturday 5 October - Come and Meet Your Neighbours
There are lots of new people moved into Alston Moor in the last few years and we thought it might be a good idea to have an event where people could meet their neighbours - people who have been here all their life, people who have been here for years and newcomers. Come and find out who everyone is. We have several local musicians to make the evening fun and enjoyable! And of course - a bar! At Alston Town Hall from 6.30pm.
Saturday 12 October - Alston's Got Talent
Rescheduled from 14 September, 7.30pm at Alston Town Hall.
News and Opportunities
Hartside road closure 23 September-4 October
The A689 will be closed for resurfacing from 8am-6pm, with a convoy system outside of those hours. It will be open on 2 October though.
High Mill water wheel
Pop in to Alston Local Links in the Town Hall for a headset to enjoy a virtual reality experience of the corn mill behind the Co-op!
New Alston Moor phone app
The new Alston Explorer app is now available free on Google Play and the Apple Store. Produced with help from Alston Moor Federation school pupils, it is a great way to discover Alston Moor!
Cumberland and Westmorland Herald drop-in surgery
At Alston Local Links/Library on the first and third Fridays of the month, from 10.30am to noon. If there is anything you wish to raise whether it's something of local interest, a particular concern or a general mention then please come along.
Some Future Diary Dates (more info to follow nearer the time)....
Look on Alston Town Hall's website and follow their Facebook page for details of more events happening there over the next few months: https://alstontownhall.co.uk/events/
South Tynedale Railway have some special events on; check out their Facebook page for details:
29 November - 1 December, Alston Christmas Craft Fair
Alston Moor News Website