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Amble Puffin Festival events for 2018

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Please note: this is a draft programme and activities may be subject to alteration or cancellation.

 

Date Description
Time

Saturday 26 May 

Kites on the Braid

 

Fair in the Square
Craft + food stalls and children’s amusements, in the Town Square

10-4pm

 

Puffins ahoy!
Video footage of puffins on Coquet Island. In the Town Square

 

 

Morning nature walk:
Birds and Flowers of the estuary. With Atholl Swanston. Meet at Town Sq

10am.
Free

 

Morning beach art
Paint a puffin stone or make some beach art. With Sarah Dunne. At the Little Shore.
Children must be accompanied by an adult

10.30-12pm.
£1

 

Children’s Storytelling with Stephen Finlay
Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrsAt old TIC in the Town Sq. From

11am.
Free

 

Puffintastic Crafts. Puffin-themed crafts. With Sheila Cartright.
At the Seafood Centre. . Children must be accompanied by an adult

11-3pm.
£2

 

Stand up Paddleboard taster sessions.
Sessions last 30mins. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult + must sign permission form. Ring Jon 0794 439 9115

 

Come and Try:
Have a go at kayaking with Coquet Shorebase Trust. Sessions last 20 mins. No need to book. At Little Shore

12-4pm.
£3

 

Maypole dancing performance with Dansformation
Town Sq

11-11.30am

 

Puffin Theatre Club performance of Puffin Peter
Town Sq

12-12.30pm

 

Afternoon history walk:
Harry’s ramble around Amble. With Harry McQuillen. Meet at Town Sq

2pm

 

Live music from latin/samba band SALIDA
Sponsored by Spurreli Boutique Ice Cream

In the Town Square.

2pm

 

Afternoon talk:
The railway ran through the middle of the house. With Bartle Rippon. At Coquet Club opp Town Sq.

3pm..
£3pp*

Evening event:
The Cloudberries - local singer songwriter duo. Philip Stuckey and Madelaine Leddy. AtNTC Dovecote Centre. Bar available. £3pp*

7pm.Bar available.
£3pp*

Sunday 27 May

Kite display on the Braid

 

 

Fair in the Square
+ food stalls and children’s amusements in the Town Square

10-4pm

 

Puffins ahoy!
Video footage of puffins on Coquet Island. In the Town Square

 

 

Nature walk around Hauxley Discovery Centre.
With Tim Mason.
Booking essential. Ring 0777 151 5469. Meet at Hauxley

10am.
Free

 

Walking football event.
Come and have a go! With Tiny Woods Academy. At running track pitch (Welfare).

10-3pm.
Free

 

Morning beach art.
Paint a puffin stone or make some beach art. With Sarah Dunne. At the Little Shore. . Children must be accompanied by an adult

10.30-12pm.
£1

 

Pop-up Poet
Amble Poet Ian Williams will be performing in cafes around the town

10.30-4pm

 

Stand up Paddleboard taster sessions.
Sessions last 30mins. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult + must sign permission form. Ring Jon 0794 439 9115

 

 

Children’s Storytelling with Stephen Finlay.
Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs. At old TIC in the Town Sq.

From 11am
Free

 

Puffintastic Crafts.
Puffin-themed crafts. With Sheila Cartright. At the Seafood Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult

11-3pm.
£2.

 

Guided kayak/canoe tour of the upper Coquet Estuary and river.
No experience necessary. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential. 01665 710367

1-4pm

 

Live music from rock/indie band YELLOWSTONE
Sponsored by Spurreli Boutique Ice Cream

In the Town Square.

12.30pm

 

Lunchtime talk: Spot the Dolphin;
the highs and lows of marine wildlife photography. With Martin Kitching. Downstairs at Coquet Club opp Town Sq.

1pm.
£3pp*

 

BBQ at Coquet Yacht Club.
From midday

 

 

Afternoon history walk: Harry’s ramble around Amble
With Harry McQuillen. Meet at Town Sq

2pm. Free

Live music with local singer/songwriter Brian English
In the Town Square

3pm

 

Afternoon talk: From coal buckets to lobster creels:
With Bartle Rippon At Coquet Club opp Town Sq.

3pm.
£3pp*

 

Evening event:
Plastic in the oceans, the footprint of modern society (Upstairs at Coquet Club. Sorry no disabled access).

7pm.
£3pp*

Bank Holiday Monday 28 May

Kite display on the Braid

 

 

Community day in the Square.
Stalls. children’s amusements in the Town Square.

10-4pm

 

Puffins ahoy!
Video footage of puffins on Coquet Island. In the Town Square

 

Morning nature walk:
Flowers of the dunes. With Atholl Swanston. Meet at Town Sq

10am. Free

 

Morning beach art.
Paint a puffin stone or make some beach art. With Sarah Dunne. At the Little Shore. Children must be accompanied by an adult

£1

 

Pop-up Poet
Amble Poet Ian Williams will be performing in cafes around the town

10.30-4pm

 

Children’s Storytelling with Stephen Finlay.
Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs. At old TIC in the Town Sq. From

11am.
Free

 

Puffintastic Crafts.
Puffin-themed crafts. With Sheila Cartright. At the Seafood Centre. . Children must be accompanied by an adult

11-3pm.
£2

 

Fun at the Radcliffe Club . Wristbands for castle and slides £4

12-4pm

 

Live entertainment.
Brian English, Amble Sword, Tribe Zuza and The Band2. In the Town Sq

12 – 3pm

 

Stand up Paddleboard taster sessions.
Sessions last 30mins. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult + must sign permission form. Ring Jon 0794 439 9115

 

 

Cadet climbing wall.
Next to Town Square

 

 

Kick Start Sports.
Throwing, catching, kicking, running and jumping! On the Braid.

From 11am.
Free

 

PARRT dog show.
On the Braid, by the beacon. Registration from 11am. Show starts at 1pm

 

 

Pottery Painting at 42 Queen St.
Suitable for all ages.

1-4pm

 

Afternoon history walk:
Harry’s ramble around Amble. With Harry McQuillen. Meet at Town Sq

2pm.
Free

 

Guided kayak/canoe tour of the upper Coquet Estuary and river.
No experience necessary. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential. 01665 710367

1.30pm -5pm

 

Afternoon talk: A personal peek at the Coquet Puffins.
With RSPB warden Paul Morrison. Upstairs at Fourways2.

3pm. £3pp*;

 

Evening event: Talk on the history of the Amble Lifeboat.
With John Young and Rodney Burge(Upstairs at Coquet Club. Sorry no disabled access) *

7pm.
£3pp

 

EVERYDAY

To see the puffins, and thousands of other seabirds, take a Puffin Cruise from the Harbour (weather permitting). Booking essential. Ring 01665 711975 or 07752 861914. See ad above.

  • Arty Visits Amble’ book sale. - available from various outlets. Email helmick72@sky.com or ring 07751 229739
  • Look out for Tommy Noddy the giant puffin
  • Photography competition. See www.facebook.com/groups/PuffinPhoto
  • Children’s puffin artwork displays in various shop windows

Tickets for events marked * are available from N & F Young (8 Queen St), and Fourways2, Dilston Terr. Tickets for talks are also available on the door.

FRINGE EVENTS

Tues 29 
1-4pm  Pottery painting. At 42 Queen St
1.30-3.30pm  Make a puffin pinny. At Amble Pin Cushion, 20 Queen St
Estuary tours with Coquet Shorebase Trust. 01665 710367

Wed 30 
1-4pm  Pottery painting. At 42 Queen St
Estuary tours with Coquet Shorebase Trust. 01665 710367

Thurs 31- Sun 2
Estuary tours with Coquet Shorebase Trust. 01665 710367

Please note: The Colony music festival will be held on Sat 7 July.