Allendale Bell Tower

We are a small band of ringers and normally ring for the Sunday 11am service and for weddings when requested. Practice Night – Wednesdays 7:30pm until 9pm (then you can find us in The King’s Head). Visitors always welcome. Sunday Service Ringing – Meet at 10.15am Joining the Band – If you live in the … read more

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Allendale Film Club

Judi Dench as Queen Victoria? Or Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woof? Michael Sheen as David Frost? Or Colin Firth as the painter Vermeer? Whatever your taste in actor or film there’s bound to be something to your liking at the Allendale Film Club – and that’s not including the free wine and cheese prior to … read more

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Allendale Forge Studios Art & Media Visitors Centre

The Allendale Forge Studios Art Centre & Cafe is all about encouraging creative collaboration and a great tourist destination. We believe that when creative practitioners collaborate, the results can be even more original and impressive than when they work in isolation at home. This spirit of creative collaboration is supported by offering low studio rents, … read more

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Broadwood Studios – Pottery Workshops

Broadwood Hall Wood Firing Group We are a group of five potters who work together to fire our large fast fire kiln here at Broadwood Hall.  Using old pallets for fuel, most firings take approx 10 to 12 hours and reach a temperature of about 1300 degrees centigrade.  Working together we build a rhythm, alternately … read more

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Caseprint

Caseprint owner, Anna, loves working with print to create modern, edgy designs and illustrations using monoprint, linocut, drypoint and silkscreen techniques. She is currently based at the The Allendale Forge Studios and is also a member of Network Artists and Northern Print. Previous work includes a collaborative commission from One More Grain of Sand, for … read more

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Catton Young Dancers

Catton Young Dancers is a creative dance class for children ages 7 – 11yrs. We meet weekly on a Thursday after school and work towards local performance opportunities. These have included Allendale Fair, Catton Fair and at The Queen’s Hall. Times: 4.30 – 5.45 Venue: Catton Village Hall Termly fee with each class at £3.50

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Golden Lion

“With its warm and friendly relaxed atmosphere, service and community focus, The Golden Lion is the only independent free house in Allendale, we have a comprehensive range of beers and a fine selection of traditional cask ales available to include brews from the local Allendale Brewery. Traditional and modern Bar meals are served 7 days … read more

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Jonathan Atkinson Photography

I offer a wide range of photographic services including Model Shoots , Landscape , Business to Business photography and Pet Portraits. Will take all freelance work and I also sell greetings cards and framed prints of all my work.

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Pat Ashton-Smith Stitched Textiles

Pat uses stitch and fabric to create textile art evoking the wild beauty of the North Pennines.  She enjoys sharing her skills and techniques and runs regular workshops at Allendale Forge Studios.  She also travels to give talks and workshops to groups further afield.  Her art works and smaller stitched items are available to purchase … read more

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Sarah Blackett-Ord

Following graduation with a BA in History of Art at East Anglia University I moved to London and ran an art gallery in the West End.  I have always painted and did several courses in Life Drawing while working as a gallery administrator. On leaving London and moving to Northumberland  I completed a fine art … read more

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The Wolf of Allendale

The Wolf of Allendale and the associated story of the Hexham Heads provided the inspiration for my new novel. The tales intrigued me and Allendale and the surrounding hills provided a beautiful setting for the story. Bert, an early 20th century Allendale shepherd, and Bran, the leader of an Iron Age community in the same … read more

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The Woolly Pedlar

I use locally sourced, recycled knitwear to design and create unique clothes, soft furnishings and accessories with a quirky twist. By upcycling we are helping to reduce the drain on the planet’s resources. My products are all handmade by me from my home in rural Northumberland from good quality recycled knitwear. All designs are one … read more

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