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The Witham arts centre announces the appointment of a new director to take Barnard Castle’s arts centre to the next stage.

The Witham arts centre is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Director, Gaye Kirby who will start at the Barnard Castle arts centre in early September.

Gaye joins The Witham with almost twenty years’ experience including time with The Halle Orchestra where she managed the transition of the fundraising strategy from crisis appeal to a long-term development programme for fund raising.  Gaye is currently the Head of Development Strategy at Durham Cathedral where she leads a team which has developed and overseen the cathedral’s strategic plan for renovation.   Gaye brings a wealth of general management, fundraising and great creativity to The Witham.

As Shelagh Avery, The Witham's Interim Director, comments: 'I am so pleased that Gaye is joining The Witham to help it continue to thrive. It’s an exciting time here at Barnard Castle’s arts centre with the staff team and our wonderful volunteers all working hard to ensure that our visitors continue to enjoy the fantastic events, delicious food and warm welcome that you deserve. We look forward to welcoming Gaye to The Witham community as we move to another exciting chapter.'

Shelagh has been working with The Witham team to manage the transition between the previous Director, Katy Taylor and Gaye Kirby joining the team.

 

 

Humanist hymns, ancient Chinese poems, feminist battle cries, and the title track’s reflections on the rise of racism in Britain make this Bella’s most wide reaching and richly rewarding album to date.

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £16 in advance | £18 on the door 

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 00:00

Wool Rocks exhibition

The North Pennines AONB Partnership commissioned Teesdale textile artist Sara Cox to work with Year 6 children from Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School.

Date: 5 - 30 June
Time: 10:00am - 16:00pm
Price: FREE ADMISSION 

Saturday, 28 July 2018 00:00

Handcrafted Boutique Fair

Handcrafted Boutique Fair with a quality selection of handmade products from around the North East.

Date: Saturday 30 June
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday, 04 August 2018 00:00

Northern Crafts Market

Northern Crafts

Date:  Saturday 4 August 

Time: 10:30 pm - 3:30pm

Saturday, 07 July 2018 00:00

Northern Crafts Market

Northern Crafts

Date:  Saturday 7 July

Time: 10:30 pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Create an Elf Garden

If you were an elf, what would you grow?

DateWednesday 25 July
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Price: £6

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Harry and Chris are the hottest comedy-rap-jazz duo out there. They might also be the only one.

Date: Friday 23 November
Time: 8.00pm
Price: £12.50 

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Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian).  

Date: Thursday 27 November 
Time: 8.00pm
Price: £15 

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Head to The Witham to celebrate National Hay Meadow day! 

Date: Saturday 7 July
Time: From 11am with workshop 12:30 until 1:30pm
Price: £6 per child for the workshop, demos, walk and experience is free!

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