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Each season a network of venues, volunteer promoters and performers across rural areas light up their village halls and community spaces with a fantastic programme of live arts and events, contributing to a healthy, happy and vibrant rural life.

List of events

  • A celebration of extraordinary women through song. From smugglers to suffragettes, from nurses to political...

    Lazonby Village Hall - 29 Feb

    Orton Market Hall - 1 Mar

    Frosterley Village Hall - 2 Mar

    The Hearth, Horsley - 3 Mar

  • Learn the art of metal embossing, whilst creating a pair of decorative coasters from aluminium...

    Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 20 Feb

    The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 2 Mar

    Woodland Village Hall - 9 Mar

    Amble Parish Hall - 10 Mar

    Ellingham Village Hall - 12 Mar

    St Mary’s Village Hall - 13 Apr

    Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 11 May

  • Who am I? Do I belong? Who do I belong to? And who should I...

    Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 7 Mar

    Amble Parish Hall - 8 Mar

    Arnside Educational Institute - 9 Mar

    Alston Town Hall - 10 Mar

  • AND

    A dance poem about wonder, worries and being alive. A homage to the mothers and...

    Gilsland Village Hall - 8 Mar

  • From the voices of ramblers and campaigners to the songs and poetry inspired by past...

    Dufton Village Hall - 14 Mar

    Felton Village Hall - 15 Mar

    Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 16 Mar

    Barningham Village Hall - 17 Mar

  • “A troubadour evening of exceptional musical storytelling to gather folk together and inspire the collective...

    Boldron Village Hall - 14 Mar

    Great Whittington Village Hall - 15 Mar

    Skirwith Village Hall - 16 Mar

    The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 17 Mar

  • Through folk song and story, Stolen From God tackles the history of the transatlantic slave...

    Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 21 Mar

    Watson Institute, Castle Carrock - 22 Mar

    Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall - 23 Mar

    Levens Village Hall - 24 Mar

  • Explore the effects of watercolour on cloth in this workshop with textile artist Jessica Kinnersley....

    Woodland Village Hall - 27 Mar

    Newton & Bywell Community Hall - 24 May

  • We make bread – the Syrian way. We hear the story of a displaced Syrian...

    Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 4 Apr

    Allendale Church Hall - 5 Apr

    St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 6 Apr

    Amble Parish Hall - 7 Apr

  • The 1930’s star of musical comedy Gertrude Lawrence tells her own story for the first...

    Casterton Village Hall - 10 Apr

    Lazonby Village Hall - 11 Apr

    Shilbottle Community Hall - 12 Apr

    St Cuthberts Church, Norham - 13 Apr

  • With visceral storytelling and music brimming with textures, reminiscent of her home on a hill...

    Frosterley Village Hall - 11 Apr

    Woodland Village Hall - 12 Apr

    Dufton Village Hall - 13 Apr

    The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 14 Apr

    Lesbury Village Hall - 20 Apr

    Orton Market Hall - 21 Apr

  • 1854. Actresses Emily and Fanny excitedly await the arrival of Julia St George, star of...

    Middleton & Todridge Village Hall - 18 Apr

    Newton & Bywell Community Hall - 19 Apr

    Arnside Educational Institute - 20 Apr

    Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 21 Apr

  • Chine collé is a fun lino printing technique, combining collage with lino printing. Suitable for...

    Soulby Village Hall - 20 Apr

    Allendale Village Hall - 25 May

  • Jack Dean & Company are an artist-owned, disabled-led band and non-profit fronted by award-winning composer...

    Scarth Memorial Hall - 20 Apr

  • Patrick Monahan has performed in over 1,000 cities and towns, and dozens of countries around...

    Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 25 Apr

    Alston Town Hall - 26 Apr

    Grasmere Village Hall - 9 May

    Askham & Helton Community Centre - 10 May

  • It’s the 1930s and two sisters in Bottledale are about to have their quiet world...

    Armathwaite Old School Hall - 9 May

    Kentmere Institute - 10 May

    Hamsterley Village Hall - 11 May

    Edmundbyers Village Hall - 12 May

  • Channelling the music of her ancestors, Clare Sands is a unique force in Irish music....

    The Hearth, Horsley - 16 May

    Whittingham Memorial Institute - 17 May

    Murton Village Institute - 18 May

    Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 19 May

  • Internationally acclaimed, While & Matthews continue to be a leading force on the UK’s acoustic/roots...

    The Community Hall at Grizebeck - 17 May

    Appleby HUB - 18 May

    Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - 19 May

  • Out of the Box is a performance of ever-raising stakes. Impossible, implausible situations and a...

    St Mary’s Village Hall - 24 May

    Scarth Memorial Hall - 25 May

    Wingates Village Institute - 26 May

    Hepscott Parish Hall - 27 May

    Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 28 May

  • Dive into a showbiz world full of glamour, optimism, rivalry and acceptance. Meet Margaret Frognal...

    Amble Parish Hall - 1 Jun

    Edmundbyers Village Hall - 7 Jun

    Great Whittington Village Hall - 8 Jun

    Allendale Village Hall - 9 Jun

    Grasmere Village Hall - 20 Jun

  • A rare chance to see Noble Jacks perform as an acoustic duo in an intimate...

    Middleton & Todridge Village Hall - 6 Jun

    Cotherstone Village Hall - 7 Jun

    Burgh by Sands Parish Hall - 8 Jun

    Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 9 Jun

  • Rum Ragged takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, the...

    Casterton Village Hall - 11 Jun

    UTASS, Middleton in Teesdale - 12 Jun

    Wingates Village Institute - 13 Jun

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