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.

Litter Blitz #3 - Town Centre

22 April 2018

LITTER BLITZ 3 IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 2ND APRIL AT 2.30PM AND WILL INVOLVE THE TOWN CENTRE. All equipment (including gloves, bags and litter pincers)  is provided, so all you need is stout footwear and old clothing. If anyone is interested in helping please contact David Richards (dai_richards@btinternet.com or 07850743636)

PLEASE  MEET AT ST ROBERT’S CHURCH AT 2.20PM –TEA PROVIDED AT APPROXIMATELY 3.45- 4.00PM

Each month in 2018, GMDT Environment team, supported by Morpeth Lions and various Litter Groups, are planning a Litter Blitz through specific areas of Morpeth, the April Blitz aims to hit the streets of Morpeth Town and its outlying estates e.g. Goosehill, Gashouse Lane, Abbey view streets. Come and help us make a difference by clearing up litter that has in some places been there for 20 years or more. You may even find money while doing—one of our litter pickers found £5 in March

It is a very therapeutic for you—you will meet like minded people and have a pleasant 1.5 hours. To express an interest, can you please contact the organiser below—we have a max. no. of about 40 litterpickers available, we would not want you to waste your time arriving only to be told there is no equipment available, any suggestion to picking up litter up by hand is just not safe!


If you are interested in helping, please contact GMDT Environment team member David on 07850 743636 or dai_richards@btinternet.com, with your contact details.


Hidden Figures (2016)

04 May 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

Friday 4th May    Hidden Figures (2016)

Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson
Screenplay: Allison Schroeder & Theodore Melfi

Genres: ​Biography, Drama, History      Guidance: PG      Running Time: 2hr 7mins

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations.

Friday 1st June  Lion (2016)

2018-19 Season

Friday 7th September    Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Friday 5th October         Darkest Hour (2017)


"The Audience" - Helen Mirren

12 May 2018

6:30pm Morpeth Town Hall (includes a 15 min interval)

Cenigi digital download of...

"The Audience" staring Helen Mirren from the National Theatre in London 

"For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence- and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional- sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive."

Tickets £10 from Morpeth Town Hall, Chantry TIC, GMDT or Frank Rescigno


Picnic in the Park 2018

15 July 2018

Free family fun at the annual Picnic in the Park

- held in Carlisle Park 12noon - 4pm

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

Suffragette Tea Room in the Pavilion – there will be no charge for the 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

Entertainment from Nat Lunatrick and Jo Jingles

Music from KEVI Steel Band, KEVI Brass Band and Werca’s Folk

And Animal Attractions, Storytelling, Facepainting and a host of stalls


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 info@gmdt.org or tel 01670 503866.

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

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