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Local Events

Find local events in the list below, then click on link for more details. Most village hall events are not here. For more information, you should visit their website. All events below are listed by venue. Please check with them for any cost, booking arrangements or to see that something has not been postponed or cancelled. We are not responsible for any aspect of the events listed.

Bowes Hotel

Chess Club
Free Pool & Music Night
Poker Night
Pensioners' Lunch
Open Mic Night
Tyne Valley Folk Train
Leek Show
History Group

Village Store & Tea Room

Knitting Group

Village Hall

Movie Nights

Village Green

Quoits Matches
Bardon Mill & Roman Empire Conker Championship

Playing Field

Children's Carnival

Hensaw First School

Quiz Nights

Henshaw Church

Messy Church


History Group

The History Group meets in the Bowes Hotel bi-monthly on the second Monday in the month at 2.00 pm Anyone with an interest in, or items for and about local history of Bardon Mill, Henshaw and Melkridge is welcome. Just turn up and take part, or contact Steve Gibbon to receive an email notice.

Knitting Group

The Knitting Group meets Tuesdays in the Village Store and Tea Room at midday. Knit and natter. It does not matter what your level of experience is, you will enjoy the company of others who share your interests and are there to swap ideas and skills.

Chess Night

Chess Nights in the Bowes on Tuesday nights. From beginners to experienced players. Come along and learn the game from scratch, or enjoy a fresh challenge.

Quoits

The highly successful Bowes Quoits team plays on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm, with additional competitions played on other days. The team plays in a league with other pub teams.

Free Pool & Music Night

Wednesdays at the Bowes. Free use of the pool table and a free Jukebox. Good company is free every night.

Pensioners' Lunch

Thursdays at the Bowes. The menu is separate from the usual one and portion sizes are geared to the needs of pensioners. On the third Thursday of the month, this is supported by a contribution from the church parish council.

Poker Nights

Sundays at the Bowes. Starts between 4 and 5 pm. Master the intricacies of the game by playing with the experts. The antidote to online suck outs and bad beats is playing face to face.

Messy Church

Third Saturday in the month (except August). For families to explore faith through crafts, collective worship and a meal. Adult supervision of younger children necessary. Free to all ages.

Movie Nights

Movie Nights are a regular feature at the Village Hall. The intention is to have a monthly event and a kids showing too. You can help choose the films to be shown, by filling in a slip in the Village Store. Buy tickets through Moira (01434)344015.

Open Mic Night

First Saturday in the month at the Bowes. Bring your talent along and flaunt it. Your chance to prepare for the big time, dust off a few classics, or just get it off your chest.

Tyne Valley Folk Train

The Folk Train is an excursion from Newcastle to Bardon Mill and is a combination of a folk music session, a day trip and a country pub. Normally every two months, starting at Newcastle Station around 12.10 and returning on the 16.43, it passes through the towns on the line, allowing musicians and the audience to jump aboard. The journey takes about an hour and the music continues in the Bowes Hotel in Bardon Mill. Musicians and singers welcome to join in. Find out more at the Tyne Valley Folk Train Facebook page

Quiz Nights

An occasional event, normally at the Henshaw School hall. This is where you find out just how smart your friends really are, without Google to help. Look out for notices in the Village Shop, or notice boards.

Childrens' Carnival

June. An annual chance to dress up in costume, parade through the streets from one end of the village to the other. Floats, carnival queen, sidestalls and competitions for children and adults. Take part, follow on foot or join the committee to raise funds to make it happen.

Leek Club

Members club. Challenges members to improve leek growing. Annual Leek Show (5th September 2015) with prizes for various categories of leeks grown, in size and shape. Auction of produce raises money for charity.

Bardon Mill & Roman Empire Conker Championship

Every October the village fills with the sounds of shiny brown seeds of the horse chesnut tree being smashed to pieces and the whoops of delight as contestants hold aloft their all conkering destroyer. This festival with added sidestalls and barbecue is a long standing feature of village life. That it is sometimes won by visitors from other lands, merely reflects our Roman heritage. There is always room for more on the team of organisers and judges. All ages toddlers to centenarians.