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Further events this weekend

CBA North News
Some last minute news of further events this weekend that might interest you. If you would like to attend the events organised by the Northumberland National Park on Saturday and Sunday, then you’ll need to book up today.

Best wishes,

CBA North Committee

Northumberland National Park events
Northumberland National Park are running a pair of events this weekend. These are;

…and on Sunday there is a guided walk of Lordenshaw and Simonside. Again you will need to book up for this which you can do following this link.

The English Renaissance Herbal and its European Antecedents

On Saturday morning there is another lecture to be held by the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Marie Addyman will talk at 1030 at the Clore Suite, the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, upon at the centuries of European and English precedents which local man William Turner of Morpeth, the ‘Father of English Botany’, drew upon in his A New Herball of 1551 to 1568.

Turner’s work is considered to be the first herbal in English to give accurate descriptions of the plants listed as well as their medical uses, but he did not invent the genre. This event includes a lecture and exhibition of materials held by the society.

A reminder about Saturday’s Arch & Arch lecture
In case you missed our earlier email with the change in details for the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland’s lecture, a quick reminder with the poster below for the change in details of Saturday afternoon’s lecture is below.

Kirknewton Archaeology Festival 15-17th August 2014

The Kirknewton Archaeology Festival will be based in Kirknewton in the Northumberland National Park. The event builds upon the hugely successful event held two years ago and is organised entirely by Voluntary Rangers with the assistance of staff at the National Park and Northumberland County Council and on the Gefrin Trust.

The event will take place first on the 15th, 16th and 17th of  August 2014 with a series of Guided Walks between August 31st and September 5th.

Highlights include:

*        Demonstrations of ancient crafts including pottery, textiles, horn and wood carving;

*        Visits to the Anglian Royal Township site of Ad Gefrin by archaeologist Roger Miket

*        Have a go archery

*        A one-day literature course on Border Ballads (advanced booking essential)

*        Exhibition featuring the work of local archaeological societies
For more information check out the leaflet:

Click to access Kirknewton-Festival-Leaflet-2014.pdf

Or contact Northumberland National Park on 01434 605555

Northumberland National Park Authority

I’m Krissy Moore and I’ve just joined the Northumberland National Park Authority as the Community Archaeologist. I’ve come a long way to get to Northumberland, I grew up in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, and studied archaeology at the Australian National University. After graduating in 2007, I worked in Aboriginal archaeological and cultural heritage management in New South Wales, I would go on surveys with local Aboriginal community representatives, and record their cultural insights along with any archaeological sites we might discover. In 2010, I took the opportunity to go on a two-year working holiday in the UK, and did as much archaeology work and volunteering as I could. I feel really passionate about archaeology and I applied to the University of Sheffield to undertake an MA in Landscape Archaeology, which I completed this September. I’m really excited to be starting with the National Park, and among other exciting projects part of my work will be to set up a new Young Archaeologists Club branch and working with the Altogether Archaeology project as well as supporting community archaeology groups and promoting the involvement of young people with archaeology and heritage in the National Park.

www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk or Facebook Page and Twitter feed @NorthumberlndNP