26 November-4 December 2016 – Tree Plantings

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Throughout National Tree Week, families were invited to plant new trees into Capability’s landscape. 60 Children from 3 local schools and 10 volunteers helped us to plant 420 trees donated by the woodland trust.   We had a wonderful 2 days and the pupils worked extremely hard.  They are now looking forward to watching the […]

Monday 29th, 2-5pm – Church fete

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A traditional church fete was held on the field below the church.  Fun was had by all and the fete included displays of traditional crafts, story telling, games and pony carriage rides. The Cherry pickers provided musical entertainment on this beautiful summers day.

Sunday 28th, 11am – Church service

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A Service of Holy Communion and thanksgiving for the life and works of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown took place in St Wilfrid’s Church, conducted by The Rt Revd Christine Hardman Bishop of the Newcastle Diocese. It was a wonderful celebration.

Friday 26th, 7pm – Evening concert featuring Alexander Armstrong

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An evening concert featured Rothbury-born, TV presenter and entertainer, Alexander Armstrong – another local boy made good and now nationally renowned. The evening began with a glass of bubbles and canapes overlooking the beautiful Northumbrian countryside surrounding St Wilfrid’s church. Alexander Armstrong’s beautiful voice entertained us singing some wonderful songs.  He was supported by Andrew […]

Saturday 27th, 7pm – ‘Capability Brown – A Very Northern Gardener’

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Visitors were offered a second chance to hear historian and broadcaster John Grundy’s talk about Brown, his Kirkharle life and the extent of his influence on English landscapes. John, as always, was extremely entertaining and interesting – his knowledge of Northumbrian history is neverending.