Upcoming events from Alston Moor News

08/03/2018 10:03
Autumn and winter tend to be time when, weather permitting, we particularly appreciate being able to get out to events happening around Alston Moor.  There’s less to do in the garden (if you do that sort of thing!) and having a good time with other people makes the dark nights seem less miserable.  When the clocks go back on the night of Saturday 27/Sunday 28 October, the dark will start earlier, so feast your eyes on what there is on offer and go and enjoy our many events.
Upcoming Events
A walk to South Tynedale Waterfall

Sunday 21 October – Free guided walk
Walkers Are Welcome’s next walk is The South Tyne Waterfalls, full information here.

North Pennine Stargazing Festival 

20 October to 4 November - North Pennines Stargazing Festival
There’s lots going on across the North Pennines, including several events on Alston Moor.  Charges apply and advance booking is required:

You can see the full festival programme here:

"Ghost Stories" - Alston Moor Film presents....

Thursday 25 October - Alston Town Hall. Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7.30pm
 A TV personality who debunks supernatural occurrences is challenged with disproving three unexplained events.
Cast includes: Martin Freeman,  Alex Lawther,  Nicholas Burns,  Andy Nyman,  Jill Halfpenny,  Paul Whitehouse.
96 minutes of entertaining. Fine British Horror! Rated15+

Dominic Richardson  Art Exhibition 

27 October - 24 November - Dominic Richardson art exhibition
Dominic is one of our very talented young artists, and some of his work will be exhibited at the Queen's Hall, Hexham from 27 October through to 24 November https://www.facebook.com/dominicrichardsonart/posts/673756616332079

Halloween Pumpkin Spooktacular 

Monday 29 October - Halloween Pumpkin Spooktacular
Full details of this and future events are on the RundFaisers’ Facebook page:


Friday 2 November – Fireworks
Lantern Procession (not the sky lanterns that are bad for the environment ) leaves the Church Road School site at 6pm, followed by Fireworks at 6.30pm on Tyne Willows.  Catering Van serving hot food, entry by donation, suggested amount £2.  Everyone welcome, please bring your torch!

Halloween Party at Low Byer

Saturday 3 November – Halloween Party at Lowbyer Manor Country House 7pm onwards
Live music from Adam Charles singing all your favourite songs to dance to.
In aid of the Pennine Wildlife Rescue

AND a Pie and Pea Supper. £6 a ticket. 
Prizes for the best fancy dress.
Ticket/invite only. Contact stay@lowbyer.com or 01434 381230

Bonfire Night at Alston Golf Club

Saturday 3 November – Bonfire Night at Alston Moor Golf Club
All welcome, full details here:

Alston Moor Parish Council Monthly Meeting

Monday 5th November  - Parish Council monthly meeting
7pm at Samual Kings School. All are welcome. Come along and find out what your Parish Council does. Agenda items this month will include planning, the ambulance, update on the Hospital and more.

Women's Wellness Day 

Saturday 10th November 10am-4pm, Women's Wellness Day - Alston Town Hall
Deep relaxation, gentle movement and tuning into your true, authentic self
with Sam Jones and assisted by Karen Yendall
This day will include: Deep relaxation - lying down practices inspired by hypnotherapy and yoga nidra (sleep yoga)
Gentle movement - chi gung standing practices (similar to tai chi but simpler to learn and oriented towards health benefits) Being your true, authentic self - 'The Way of Council' (a deep practice of listening and being heard), an NLP exercise and a guided meditation  
Price: £40. Light lunch provided

Please book your place by contacting Sam on 07503185259 or samsoulmedicine@gmail.com

Handel's Messiah

Saturday 10th November - Handels Messiah Workshop and Performance
Workshop performance with David Stancliffe and members of the Bishop's Consort with choral scholars from Durham.
St John's Garrigill.
Workshop 11am
Performance 1.30pm
Refreshments available £10 singers/£5 performance audience
Booking essential
email: stjohnsgarrigill@gmail.com or phone 01434 381853 after 7pm

Glam-Mania Charity Night

Saturday 10 November – Glam-Mania Charity Night
At Alston Town Hall, 7.30pm – midnight.  Tickets £10 from Market Cross Gift Shop or Lisa (tel 07789 332255).   £50 prize for best dressed, plus other spot prizes.  Neil Diamond tribute, plus more.  In aid of the Royal British Legion and Great North Air Ambulance.

Wrights bus trip to Harrogate Christmas Market

Saturday 17 November 2018 – Wright Bros. trip to Harrogate Christmas Market
Departing Nenthead 7.30, Alston 7.45.  Price: £25 (adult) £17 (senior) £12 (child).  Book at Alston Library (01434)382244


Alston Christmas Fair Market

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November – Alston Christmas Craft Fair 
At Alston Town Hall from 10am on Friday and Saturday, and from 11am on Sunday.

Alston Moor Archives

Every Saturday - from 12pm - 3pm. Alston Moor Archives in the Town Hall. Come and check out Alston Moor's history. Have you recently moved into the area and want to know the history of your house? Or do you have ancestors here? Maybe you can find out more about them. All welcome. 

The Society is also looking for volunteers to help with the Archives. If you are interested please contact Alastair Robertson on 01434 381769

Future Dates for your Diary

December 2018

Pilates based hip stability Workshop 

Saturday 8th December, 10am - 12pm. Town Hall

Pilates based hip stability workshop with Emma
This is a 2 hour Pilates based workshop focusing on hip stability and mobility and ending with a relaxation/meditation. We will learn how to take care of our hips with functional movement and exercise, look at the relationship between our hip extensors and hip flexors, co- ordination between our hip flexors and abdominal muscles and much more. There are 12 places suitable for all levels 

The investment is £15 for the two hours payable in advance to secure the place. 
emma@adamaspilates.co.uk or 0754 54 80326

Christmas Cabaret 

Sunday 16 December - Alston Town Hall - 7.30pm. Shoo Shoo Baby present - Christmas Cabaret
Audiences are invited to join this “effortlessly funny” musical double act and their multi-talented pianist for their shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret. Expect flamboyant costumes and water-tight vocal harmonising on a wonderful array of Christmas songs played on an eye-watering number of instruments, including the zither, the musical saw and the kazoo.

Unknown, vintage gems are performed alongside fresh new arrangements of popular Christmas songs including; White Christmas, I’d Like You For Christmas and the gorgeous Angie the Christmas Tree Angel. Not only will the audience get the chance to join the ShooShoos with a bit of festive singing but there will also be a prize for the best worst Christmas jumper.  Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen are among their fans.

Tickets £9 adults / £5 children / £22 family
Available from Alston Local Links, call 01434 382244 or online highlightsnorth.co.uk


New Town Hall Website
The Town Hall has a new website. If you want to find out what's on at the Town Hall, please go to the new site. Also if you want to book a room or hire the main room details are available on this site. https://alstontownhall.co.uk

The Hub Museum
The museum will be closing for the winter on Sunday 28 October at around 4.30pm.  It will be open daily during the half-term week commencing Monday 22 October from 11am - 4:30pm.

Electric car charging points
The first two community electric car charge points were launched at the Alston Community Fitness Centre Pavilion in Alston on Saturday 8 September.

Yad Moss Ski Slope
Season tickets for this winter are on sale until 1 November, details here:

Opportunities - Voluntary & Paid

South Tynedale Railway

Hideous Helpers needed.... could you join us on Wednesday 31 October to help us make our Halloween hauntingly spooktacular?!  We'll treat you terrifyingly well with refreshments and a family ticket to ride in 2019.  Call 01434 338212 for more information.