Humshaugh’s Chris Francis has released a book about his epic, solo, end-to-end walk in 2016, which took him from Land’s End to John O’Groats. “Stroll On!”, published by Humshaugh Publications, is now on sale in the shop. Chris’s marathon stroll raised £4,500 for local charity Tynedale Hospice at home and profits from the book will go to the same great cause. Copies are just £8.50. Chris will be having an official launch in Humshaugh Village Hall on Thursday August 24th. He’ll be joined by Northumberland explorer Conrad Dickinson, who wrote the foreword to the book, and Laura Elliott from Tynedale Hospice. If you’re not local, you will soon be able to buy the book from the new Tynedale Hospice website. You can also order from us by post. Send a cheque for £10.50 (inc £2 P&P) made payable to “Humshaugh Community Ventures Ltd” to: Chris Francis, Humshaugh Village Shop, Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4AG.
The current season of Friday film nights ends with a flamboyant flourish this week with “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”. This 1994 movie is about two drag artists and a transgender woman who travel across the Australian desert in their lavender coloured bus, Priscilla. They’re on their way from Sydney to Alice Springs, where they’re performing a drag show.
Tickets are £5 for adults (£2.50 for children). It’s a PG and suitable for 15 years upwards. Doors open at Humshaugh Village Hall at 7pm on Friday March 10th and the film starts at 7.30. Drinks will be available in exchange for a donation to Humshaugh Arts Programme and exotic desserts will be served in the interval for just £1.50 each. Tickets are on sale in the shop.
The North East Recorder Orchestra is performing at Humshaugh Village Hall tomorrow afternoon (Saturday March 4th). You can get your tickets from the shop. The concert begins at 2.30 and, during the interval, tea and cakes will be served. The orchestra performs with a huge range of recorders in all sorts of shapes and sizes, not just the regular descant size that we all remember from our schooldays.
There will also be a photographic exhibition featuring images of local musicians.
Tickets are £5 (£2.50 for children). Tea or coffee and cake costs just £1.50. Tickets can also be bought on the door.
The event has been organised by HAP, the Humshaugh Arts Programme.