Great Northumberland: Hexham Launch Event

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Great Northumberland is 56 days of family-friendly arts, culture and heritage events across the county. In a year that sees the Great Exhibition of the North put the spotlight on the north, Great Northumberland is about celebrating the best that Northumberland has to offer.

The summer begins on Saturday 7 July with a spectacular opening ceremony in Hexham. This will be a fantastic opener for a summer-long programme of events, with a vibrant programme of music, street theatre and a spectacular showcase event produced and created by outdoor arts afficionados, ‘Walk the Plank’.

Adapt (NE) is pleased to be a part of the event. As well as transporting performers around the town, we will be providing the free park and ride shuttle bus service from the mart up to the town.

For more information on the launch event at the county-wide programme of events please visit: www.greatnorthumberland.co.uk.

Support from Essity for Cafe @ Burn Lane

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A major local employer, Essity Prudhoe Mill, is supporting the new Changing Places facility within Cafe @ Burn Lane with donations of toilet tissue and Tork paper hand towels. Essity’s Cath Frost came along to one of the preview days in April to deliver the donated goods. Cath is pictured here with Liz Prudhoe at the facility.

Mill and site manager George Placogiannakis said: “Health and hygiene are essential human needs, and we are delighted to support this important new disabled facility as part of our global Essentials Initiative. The link between hygiene, health and well-being is well-documented, but fighting cultural stereotypes and resource inequalities as well as improving access for all sections of our community remains something we all need to get behind.”