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Wylam Winter Tales

Festival 2019

 

THURSDAY 24th JANUARY to FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2019

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Tickets for our 2019 Festival will soon be on sale. Unless otherwise specified, you will be able to purchase them from our website, or from The Spar in Wylam. 


THE WYLAM WASSAIL

Thursday 24th January, Tom & Joe’s, Wylam Nursery


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THE FAMILY POETRY SHOW: WITH PAUL COOKSON

Friday 25th January, Wylam Methodist Church


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NOISY OYSTER PRESENTS: DANGEROUS DAVE

Saturday 26th January, Wylam Institute


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CASABLANCA & GIN

Saturday 26th January, Wylam Institute


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THE NORTHUMBRIAN RANTERS: FOLK ON SUNDAY

Sunday 27th January, St Oswin’s Church


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THE BIG BLIND: WITH DOMINIC KELLY

Sunday 27th January, Wylam Institute


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MEET THE AUTHOR: MARI HANNAH

Monday 28th January, Wylam Library


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LIVE AT WYLAM HALL: BELINDA JONES

Monday 28th January, Wylam Hall


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MEET THE CHILDREN’S AUTHOR: CHLOE DAYKIN

Tuesday 29th January, Wylam Library


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ALL THAT JAZZ…& ROOTS: LANDERMASON AT DANIEL FARM

Tuesday 29th January, The Daniel Farm Teashop, Wylam


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THE GIANT TURNIP: StoryTelling Event for U5’s

Wednesday 30th January, St Oswin’s Church Hall


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BEER, BURGERS & BEETHOVEN: WITH ANNIE BALL

Wednesday 30th January, The Ship Inn


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WOMAN OF THE YEAR: COMEDY WITH ANNA NICHOLSON

Thursday 1st February, Wylam First School Hall


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NORTHUMBRIAN TAPAS & WYLAM WINTER ALES

Friday 1st February, Wylam Institute


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ACOUSTIC CAFE FINALE : BOO HEWERDINE

Friday 1st February, Wylam Institute


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Wylam Way Collective

We are kicking off the WWT Festival 2019 with an exciting event: "Wylam Way" Arts & Crafts Collective Competition and Exhibition.

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Cafe

No festival is complete without a resident Cafe and ours is no exception. At all of our events (except the workshops) we will have the Winter Tales Cafe up and running to serve you a warm welcome under our winter gazebo and fairy lights.

Very reasonably priced, there will be a warm drink to get your mits around with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices and snacks all supplied by Traidcraft. Choose your mug for the night and settle in for some great entertainment.

About

It’s not entirely irrelevant that one of us swims in the Tyne every month of the year, or that the other might be tempted to get in during a heatwave in July.

But aside from that…..it started at a local hostelry in Wylam. Doesn’t it always ! We got to chatting and discovered that we all believe in the power of the arts to transform perspectives, enrich lives and bring us out of ourselves. Over the course of several beverages we started to wonder about the seasons and asked ourselves why nothing in particular seems to happen in the depths of winter to help draw us together. Why, when our forebears used to gather round the fireside to share stories and sing songs, do we no longer gather together to share our stories and encourage each other to be creative. Why is it that the sparkly lights all disappear on January 2nd? Why when people need it the most do we not have a bit of light and creativity to help us bridge the gap ’til Spring when all things awaken once again? Soon the vision for a community Arts Festival in late January/early February, based in our local village came to life.

And so with a passion to bring a sense of shared community and celebration, Wylam Winter Tales Festival continues into its fourth year. Hoping to be the spark to ignite your imagination we have a range of arts events to help brighten things up at the darkest time of the year. From Thursday 24th January to Friday 1st February 2019 an oasis of creativity and fun will once again emerge to see you through the doldrums after Christmas and the lull before the Spring. With something for all ages in a range of different venues, you can take your pick from puppet theatre, music, art, film, prose, poetry and food ! Some events are free and the rest are very reasonably priced for all. Come along. Without you - our audience - it won’t be half as good!

Simon, Gareth & Mary (Festival Directors)

 
 

Wylam Winter Tales Festival is a non-profit making voluntary organisation reliant upon grant funding, ticket sales and donations.

 
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WWT Past

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As part of our "QUIRKY WORDY WORKSHOP" kids and parent of Wylam created the WWT typeface. We worked hard on the most wonderful and imaginative letters. It is now available to download. Enjoy and have fun! 

Please note: WWT typeface is for private use only. It is a trademark of Wylam Winter Tales and should NOT be used for commercial purposes.

Wylam Winter Tales Festival is a non-profit making voluntary organisation reliant upon grant funding, ticket sales and donations.

Contact

wylamwintertales@gmail.com

Festival Directors

Mary Bythell

Gareth Davies-Jones

Simon Hackett

Online Booking

You can buy tickets by using the links on our Shows page via our partners The Queen’s Hall, Hexham. If you buy online you can have your tickets sent out to you, or sent via email and added to a list we will have at the door. If tickets remain unsold we will have a limited number on sale at each of the events. Our website will make it clear if an event is sold out or not.

NB: Sorry - we can only offer refunds if an event is cancelled.

Disabled access

Most of our venues are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance if you are a wheelchair user or if a disability means that you require additional help, so that we can make arrangements. We are happy to allocate a free ticket to carers or helpers. Please contact us on wylamwintertales@gmail.com

Childrens Policy

Whilst all of our events are suitable for children of middle school age and upwards, some events may not be appropriate for younger children. Please ask if you’re not sure. Whilst we sincerely hope that all our audiences will enjoy the festival safely and responsibly we would respectfully point out that people attend our events at their own risk and that at every event, children are the sole responsibility of their parents/guardians.

Seating at events

None of our venues have fixed, numbered seating, so seats cannot be booked in advance. Seating position is on a first come first served basis but as all our events are fully seated there will be a seat for everyone.

Volunteers wanted

Without volunteer support, Wylam Winter Tales Festival events would not be happening. That's a fact! So if you fancy getting waist deep in some great arts events and helping our audiences to keep a smile on their face then please contact us at wylamwintertales@gmail.com

Special thanks for making our Festival possible goes to:

Wylam Parish Council

The Daniel Farm Shop & Tea Room

Catherine Cookson Foundation

The Ship Inn

The Spar & Post Office, Wylam

Wylam Institute

Wylam Library

Ovingham Middle School

Wylam First School

The Queen’s Hall, Hexham

We can add to this list as more businesses get on board!