Newsletter: Friday 31st May 2024

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The Mary Towneley Loop is a picturesque 47-mile circular walk located in the South Pennines of northern England. The route is named after Mary Towneley, a passionate advocate for countryside access.


Lowry and the Sea

LS Lowry. July, the Seaside, 1943. © The Estate of LS Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Image: © Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre.

25 May – 13 October 2024 Tuesday – Sundays 11am – 4pm Granary Gallery, Dewar’s Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1HJStandard Day ticket: £5 Concessions: FREE (see website for details) The Day Ticket allows entry between 11am – 3.30pm. FREE SUNDAYS – entry to the exhibition on the first Sunday of each month is free, but you must book a ticket.

Lowry and the Sea explores the artist’s connection to Berwick and his lifelong fascination with the sea.

Lowry is one of Britain’s most recognisable artists, best known for his industrial scenes of the North-West. However, the sea was a constant presence in his life. During his childhood he enjoyed regular family holidays on the Lancashire coast and later in life he travelled extensively throughout the British Isles, regularly visiting the North-East and its coast.

He first visited Berwick-upon-Tweed in the mid-1930s and continued to visit the town until his death in 1976, drawn by its clear air and views out to the North Sea.

Lowry and the Sea includes works on loan from The Lowry, Salford, The Arts Council Collection, Royal Academy of Arts and several private collections, and is the first curated exhibition of his works in the town for 10 years.

Talks & Guided Tours

During the exhibition period, there will be an opportunity to join us for a range of additional activities, including talks, art workshops and guided tours of the exhibition. See our website for more details.
Booking in advance is advised.

Lowry and the Sea has been made possible with a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund and is supported by Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.


Yorkshire News Round-up

Premier Dancer Abigail Prudames will retire from Northern Ballet this June after a distinguished career, highlighted by celebrated performances in “The Little Mermaid” and “Victoria,” with her final bow as Juliet in “Romeo & Juliet” at Sadler’s Wells.

Carlton Towers is reintroducing its popular half-day Beekeeping Experience courses this summer, offering participants educational and enjoyable workshops led by local apiarists MI Honey within the picturesque parkland estate.

East Yorkshire’s Wold Top Brewery will host a music night featuring the acclaimed Scarborough duo Dani and James on June 22nd, with tickets available for an evening of exceptional entertainment.

British rock band You Me At Six have announced their farewell tour starting on March 7th, 2025, in Dublin and concluding with their final performance at the OVO Arena Wembley on April 4th.

Yorkshire’s Tom Pidcock secured his fourth consecutive victory at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross country race in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, leading from the fourth lap.

Yorkshire’s racecourses are offering free admission for children under 18 and a variety of family-friendly activities this half term – including Doncaster on Saturday 1st June, followed by Father’s Day events at Thirsk and Doncaster Racecourses on June 16th.

Hidden just off a public footpath on the north side of Wensleydale, the remnants of the Keld Heads lead smelt mill and nucleated mine complex, situated 800m east of Preston-Under-Scar, mark the site of Yorkshire’s once richest lead mine, operational from the 12th century.

National Map Reading Week 2024 is an initiative by Ordnance Survey aimed at inspiring and empowering people to explore the outdoors confidently using maps and navigation skills.

This spring, Yorkshire Wildlife Park welcomes new animal babies, including camel, cheetah, monkey, and rhino newborns, providing visitors with a unique chance to witness wildlife growth and conservation efforts.

Bradford Cathedral will host the Coat of Hopes, a remarkable patchwork coat made of over 600 patches symbolizing community and hope, from June 8 to June 29, 2024.

Wakefield Council invites residents to a Service of Commemoration on Thursday, June 6, at 8pm at Wakefield Cathedral, to honor the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings and the bravery of the Allied forces, with the service led by the Bishop of Wakefield, Rt Reverend Tony Robinson, and featuring the lighting of beacons worldwide as a tribute.


June deal: up to 60% off fishing equipment

If you’re into fishing, enjoy up to 60% off deals at Fishing, Tackle & Bait from June 1st to June 30th, 2024.


Special offer: 15% off accommodation with Booking.com

Get at least 15% off selected accommodation through Booking.com – on top of any member discounts you have accrued.


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A round-up of the upcoming concerts and events in the region – including Liam Gallagher and Status Quo:










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