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Amble Puffin Festival events for 2019

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.
• Look out for Tommy Noddy the giant puffin
• Children’s puffin artwork in various shop windows

Tickets for events marked * are available from 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.

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

Saturday 25 May

Description Time Venue

Kite display


On the Braid

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

From 11am In the Town Square
Puffins ahoy!
Footage of puffins on Coquet Island.
   In the Town Square
Morning history walk: Harry’s ramble around Amble.
With Harry McQuillen.           
Meet 10am Town Sq

Puffin art at the Amble Inn:
Activities and celebrations  

  The Amble Inn
Print a Puffin Workshops:A fun printing session where you
will print a bag or a tea towel with Puffins and fish. Suitable
for all ages. Booking essential www.drywaterarts.uk £5pp.
10-11am,
12-1pm,
2-3pm 

Dry Water Arts

Live Music: Caribbean Steel Band. Tenth Avenue Band. Throughout the day. In the Town Sq
Artists in the Dovecote:
Romy Lazzari & Lorraine Duquemin.
 11.30 - 3.30pm At the Dovecote Centre

Live Performances:
Dansformation
Puffin Theatre Club.
Tom Greenfield kiteflyer on stilts!
Pop up poet Ian Williams

  Town Sq
Town Centre
Children’s Storytellingwith Stephen Finlay.
Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs.
  TBC
Afternoon nature walk: Birds and flowers of the estuary.
With Atholl Swanston.
Meet 2pm at Town Sq
Puffintastic Crafts.Puffin-themed crafts.
With Sheila Cartright. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. £2 per child
11-3pm   Seafood Centre
Stand up Paddleboard taster sessions.
Sessions last 30mins. Ring Jon to book 07944398115.
  various
Talk+workshop: Local artist, Nevill Wilson, will show you how to produce a dry point print by working on take-away lids with a sharp screw! Wear old clothes as this can be messy. An apron will be supplied if you want to have a go. £3pp* 2pm-3.30pm Dovecote Centre
Talk+demonstration: Kate Wilson is an enthusiastic amateur local willow weaver who will demonstrate how you can make a simple bird feeder out of willow £3pp*   4pm-5.30pm Dovecote Centre
Evening event: Cloudberries perform original modern folk, blues and acoustic arrangements of songs they love. They write songs that celebrate Northumberland and North East heritage.  + Bar £3pp*          7pm-9pm   Dovecote Centre
Canoeing: Sunset Estuary Tour with Coquet Shorebase Trust £30 adult £20 under 18s. www.coquetshorebase.org.uk 01665710367     7pm-10. 30pm Shorebase Trust   

 

Sunday 26 May

Description Time Venue

Kite display


on the Braid
Fair in the Square.
Craft + food stalls and children’s
amusements         
From 11am in the Town Square
Drop-in morning talk with RSPB warden Paul Morrison.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Puffins on Coquet Island. Personalised session including live streaming of the puffins on Coquet Island.               
10.30am-2.30pm At Fourways2

Walking football tournament: Free  

10-3pm   At running track pitch (Welfare).

Puffin art at the Amble Inn
Activities and celebrations                  

 

The Amble Inn

Morning nature walk around Hauxley Discovery Centre
With Tim Mason. Booking essential. Ring 0777 151 5469.

11am Meet at Hauxley
Puffin Print and Prose: combine printing using our lovely
wooden letterpress with  creative writing.
Suitable for all ages.  Free.                 
10am-12 Noon At Dry Water Arts
PARRT dog show.    Registration from 11am. Show starts at 1pm On the Braid, by the beacon.
Live Performance: Pop up poet Ian Williams      various Town Centre
Live Music: Caribbean Steel Band.
Tom O’Donnell.                    
Throughout the day.

Town Sq

Amble cadets: Fieldcraft and First Aid stand        Town Sq
Stand up Paddleboard taster sessions.
Sessions last 30mins. Ring Jon to book 07944398115.
  various
Children’s Storytelling with Stephen Finlay.
Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs.  
  TBC
2pm Talk: Local authorBart Rippon will talk about the journey along the old Amble branch railway line and through time starting in 1849 until 1969 the end of coal exports and before the staithes were demolished. Come along for the train ride of how it used to be in Amble 50 years ago. £3pp*   2pm-3.30pm Dovecote Centre
Afternoon history walk: Harry’s ramble around Amble.
With Harry McQuillen.
Meet 2pm Town Sq
Puffintastic Crafts.Puffin-themed crafts.
With Sheila Cartright. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. £2 per child
11-3pm Seafood Centre.
4pm Talk: Vince Hunt author, of 3 war travel logs on Norway, Latvia
and Poland, journalist, BBC music radio presenter, lecturer. Vince will
talk about  Latvia’s environmental movement in1990’s £3pp*
4pm-5.30pm Dovecote Centre

Puffin Burrow Yoga Nidra: a deeply relaxing  form of guided meditation  a bit like being in a warm and safe puffin burrow!!
Cost: £10 (adults)                 

4pm-5.30pm At Dry Water Arts
Puffins ahoy!Footage of puffins on Coquet Island.   In the Town Square

Evening talk: Tim Mason: Wildlife Photographer
and Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteer.
Wildlife from Amble to Cresswell. Suitable for any age. £3pp*

7pm-8.30pm Dovecote Centre

 

Bank Holiday Monday 27 May

Description Time Venue

Kite display


on the Braid
Fair in the Square.Craft + food stalls and children’s
amusements         
From 11am in the Town Square
Puffins ahoy! Footage of puffins on Coquet Island.   In the Town Square
Morning history walk: Harry’s ramble around Amble.
With Harry McQuillen.           
Meet 10am Town Sq

Puffin art at the Amble Inn

Activities and celebrations  
  The Amble Inn
Kick Start Sports: Throwing, catching, kicking,
running and jumping!  Free
  On the Braid

Dry Water Arts afternoon workshop:

Silver Clay Puffin / fish pendant workshop. Booking essential www.drywaterarts.uk Once fired this piece is solid silver.
Cost: £40. Price includes silver clay and silver necklace.
10am-12pm At Dry Water Arts

Go paddling activities: Come and try sit on top kayaks, open canoes, etc with Coquet Canoe Club.  All ages, but under 8s need an adult to go on the water

with them. £3 for around 20 – 30 mins on the water.   
10am -1pm. At the Little Shore
Live Performances: Pop up poet Ian Williams, Brian English, Tribe Zuza, Harbour LightsChoir, Amble Sword, Liam Dobey, Abbie Wilson, The Band2 Throughout the day In the Town Sq/Town centre
Dry Water Arts afternoon workshop:Enameled Fish Pendants. Fun workshop where you can decorate a copper fish with enameling powders which are fired in minutes in a mini kiln
and then finished off with a silver chain.  Booking essential www.drywaterarts.uk
Cost: £15.  Suitable for all ages.  2 sessions.  
1pm-2pm
2.30pm-3.30pm

Dry Water Arts

Children’s Storytelling with Stephen Finlay.
Interactive storytelling for 4 – 12yrs.                  
  TBC
Puffintastic Crafts. Puffin-themed crafts. With Sheila Cartright.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per child             
11-3pm   Seafood Centre.
Afternoon nature walk:Flowers of the dunes.
With Atholl Swanston.         
2pm Meet at Town Sq
Stand up Paddleboard taster sessions.
Sessions last 30mins. Ring Jon to book 07944398115.
  various
Pottery Painting: Suitable for all ages.                1-4pm     at 42 Queen St.
2pm Talk: Richard Ilderton, British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
He will talk about the day to day work of the (BDMLR) nationally and internationally, their local rescue work, and the seal rehabilitation facility and activities. £3pp*
2pm-3.30pm Dovecote Centre

4pm Talk:Photographer Ivor Rackham:

Reality: The camera always lies. Ivor says, what we perceive as reality doesn’t encompass everything that is real. The camera always lies but that is what makes photography magical. £3pp*
4pm-5.30pm Dovecote Centre

 

FRINGE EVENTS

Tues 28 & Wed 29: Pottery Painting at 42 Queen St 1-4pm

Thurs 30: Puffin needle felting and applique kit demonstrations. Plus 10% off these and other puffin-related items. At Amble Pin Cushion, Queen St.

Stamped Metal Jewellery. Make a fabulous piece of aluminium or copper jewellery. Personalise your jewellery by stamping words or textures or both. The is a great introduction to jewellery making ! Price includes an aluminium