Live Events

Over the years, GMDT has developed a portfolio of events, largely built up and developed by the Trust's interest groups. This section previews and reports on GMDT- organised events, for a comprehensive listing of events in and around Morpeth, we recommend the More in Morpeth website.

Picnic in the Park 2018

15 July 2018

Free family fun at the annual Picnic in the Park

- held in Carlisle Park 11am - 3pm - brought forward an hour to avoid clashing with the World Cup Final (which starts at 4pm)

The themes this year draw on two centenaries: Women’s Suffrage and the End of World War 

Suffragette Tea Room in the Pavilion – with tea and cake

Community Art Project – with children will be making Suffragette rosettes this year. 

Time Bandits will create a WWI trench and have “over the top” training sessions for everybody to take part in.  They will also bring food from that time - for example bully beef! And tell stories and read poetry relevant to the period. 

Plus a free BBQ from Churches Together


10:30 – 11:00 am              Morpeth Churches Together Service

11:00 – 11:30 am              Official Opening by the Mayor, Cllr Jack Gebhard

11:30 – 12:00 noon           Jo Jingles       Werca’s Folk              (Pavilion)

12:00 – 12:30 pm              Nat Lunatrick

12:30 –   1:00 pm              Werca’s Folk

  1:00 -   1:30 pm              Jo Jingles              

  1:30 -   2:00 pm              Nat Lunatrick         

  2:00 –   2:30 pm              Active Northumberland Fitness Class

  2:30 –   3:00 pm              KEVI Brass Ensemble

And throughout the day...

Take part in activities and watch demonstrations on Army Cadets’ Climbing Wall and Encampment, Bouncy Castle, Bowling Demonstrations and taster sessions (Morpeth Bowling Club), Community Art Project – children making Suffragette rosettes this year, Football Coaching, Guide Dogs, Medieval Tile Making, Morpeth Electric Bike Company, NCT Baby Changing and Feeding Tent Northumbria Community Policing with quadbike, Old English Falconry, Pet Grooming Tips, Suffragette Tea Room and Ballot, Table Top Sales, Tennis Taster Sessions (Morpeth Tennis Club), Time Bandits WWI Encampment, Toddlers’ Fitness Coaching, Whitehouse Farm: small animal petting area, Woodhorn Matters

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

07 September 2018

Morpeth Community Cinema - screening films on the first Friday of the month from September to June - Morpeth Town Hall 7pm

Tickets available for the month before screening from GMDT. Chantry TIC or the Town Hall - or on the door if not sold out

2018-19 Season

Friday 7th September    Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.


Stephen Frears


Lee Hall (screenplay by), Shrabani Basu (based on the book by)


Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith

Friday 5th October         Darkest Hour (2017)

‚ÄčFriday 2nd November    The Post (2017)

Friday 7th December     Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)

Heritage Open Days 2018

13 September 2018

The Morpeth Heritage Open Days programme 2018 runs from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September

We are always on the look out for new opportunities so if you have an event you could see working well in Morpeth or would like to work with our interest groups to develop new ideas please contact us by email or tel 01670 503866.

We also recommend "Inside Morpeth" magazine edited by Ian Leech email: for more in-depth reporting of local events.