AONB to mark 60 years with a concert
Registration is now open for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership's 2018 celebration concert and annual forum on Thursday, October 11, at Ellingham Hall.
This year, to celebrate 60 years of their designation, the Partnership are hosting a concert following on from the Forum – which will feature song, music and drama celebrating the cultural heritage of the Northumberland coast. There will be an award ceremony and prize-giving for the Written Word competition winners and a performance of the winning entries.
Coun Jeff Watson, chairman of the AONB Partnership, said: “Sixty years is a significant milestone and we have marked the occasion over the year with several events.”
There is no cost to attend but registration is essential. To book your place, visit the AONB Partnership’s Facebook page.
The annual forum will provide an opportunity to reflect on how the AONB came into being and how it can be looked after for future generations. As well as an excellent range of speakers and presentation throughout the afternoon, there will also be the chance to network with others who have a similar interest in conservation.
Robyn Brown, assistant director operations with the National Trust, will be one of our speakers. She will be talking about the work of the organisation on the Northumberland Coast. Local resident, Jen Hall, will also giving an insight into the preparation of a neighbourhood plan.
This year, there is no cost to attend either event. However, as afternoon tea will be provided between the Forum and Concert, registration to either or both events is essential.
For more information about the event contact the AONB Partnership on 01670 620306