Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland, 2014
Installation view: Woodhorn Museum, 2015
Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival
27 June – 26 July 2015
The tour continued to this historic colliery site, reflecting the importance of the coal measures in Nicholas Wood’s geological strata diagram. The exhibition was presented in the large Workshop Gallery and included an additional special archive display about Nicholas Wood and his pioneering work as a mining engineer in nineteenth century Northumberland.
Exhibition Launch and Folk Music Concert
Sat 27 June 2015, 1–4pm
Workshop Gallery, Woodhorn Museum
The exhibition launch of Sound Strata at Woodhorn Museum was followed from 2–3pm by a concert of traditional Northumbrian music and dance featuring leading local folk musicians: Stewart Hardy (fiddle), Chris Ormston and Andy May (Northumbrian pipes), Benny Graham (singer) and Alistair Anderson (English concertina). The concert referenced folk musicians key to Sound Strata including James Hill (influential Tyneside fiddler) and Tom Clough (known as ‘The Prince of Pipers’, who lived in the mining community of Newsham in South East Northumberland). More information here
A return coach was available from central Newcastle to Woodhorn Museum.
Coach Tickets: £5
Warkworth Sound Walk with Chris Watson
Sat 11 July 2015
The acclaimed BBC wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson continued his series of coastal sound walks for Sound Strata, with a walk at Warkworth Dunes. More information here.
Nicholas Wood Lecture
Wed 15 July 2015, 2–3pm
Local historian Bill Lancaster explored the life of nineteenth century mining engineer Nicholas Wood, who revolutionised deep mining and transportation, heralding the birth of modern industrial society. More information here.
QEII Country Park
Opening Times: Wed – Sun, 10am–5pm (27 June – 12 July 2015)
Opening Times: Mon – Sun, 10am–5pm (13 July – 26 July 2015)