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Ghost Stories for Christmas: Dickens’ Feast of Festive Frighteners

Ghost Stories for Christmas: Dickens’ Feast of Festive Frighteners

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sat 20th Dec 2014

Dickens’ ghost stories are always a treat at Christmas. Enjoy some of his classics in an evening of storytelling as you gather in Belsay’s beautiful library surrounded by nostalgia.

Performances at 7pm and 9.30pm

Booking Required, tickets purchased in advance by calling: 0370 3331181

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A Christmas Carol and Father Christmas Send Off

A Christmas Carol and Father Christmas Send Off

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sat 20th Dec 2014 to Sun 21st Dec 2014

This Dickens’ classic is brought to life at Belsay Hall. Scrooge meets the unusual Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and yet to come, but will he repent in time for Christmas, or is Scrooge doomed to a life of misery? This performance takes us through Dickens' classic novel and makes it easily accessible for young and old alike.
Plus children can gather in our hall to give Father Christmas the send off he deserves!

Performances at 12pm and 2pm, Father Christmas send-off at 3pm

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Saturnalia, a Roman Winter Festival!

Saturnalia, a Roman Winter Festival!

Corbridge Roman Town

Sat 20th Dec 2014

Join English Heritage's Curator of Roman Collections, Frances McIntosh, as she brings the story of the Roman festival, Saturnalia, to life.

Many of the festivities and customs of Saturnalia were absorbed into the Christian festival of the nativity of Christ. The Roman festivity which was held from 17 December - 23 December was a winter solstice festival to honour Saturn the god of seed sowing.

During two 15 minute talks, at 10.30am & 11.30am, Frances will uncover some of the traditions that may have stemmed from the Roman era and she'll identify what was truly unique to the Romans, such as the party when Lords became slaves and slaves became Lords for the day.

The sessions will be followed by any questions and answers you may have.

 ***Booking Required***

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Roman Beer Sampling

Roman Beer Sampling

Corbridge Roman Town

Sun 21st Dec 2014

In the build up to the festive season, we'll be offering visitors free tastings of Beer.

Enjoy the beer, along with a mince pie during weekends at Hadrian's Wall's supply base to the Northern Frontier. Plus, whilst admiring our Roman collection, artefacts and ruins, pick up some unusual Christmas gifts in our shop.

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Victorian Christmas Songs

Victorian Christmas Songs

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sat 27th Dec 2014 to Sun 28th Dec 2014

Join the team at Belsay for a jolly Christmas sing-a-long in the library. Musicians will perform at various intervals throughout the day. Enjoy some tasty treats in our Victorian Tearoom afterwards.

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Further Ahead

Victorian Butler School

Victorian Butler School

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Sat 14th Feb 2015 to Sun 22nd Feb 2015

11:00am to 4:00pm

Being the Butler of a Victorian country house is no easy job. Do you think you've got what it takes? Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes are immaculate and you're standing up straight, because this half term you're joining our Butler for his Butler School. You can learn all about the etiquette of a country house, from dressing a table to folding a napkin. But make sure you pay attention, as the master of the house won't keep sloppy butlers around for long!

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Children’s Roman Soldier Week

Children’s Roman Soldier Week

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Sat 14th Feb 2015 to Sun 22nd Feb 2015

Are you willing to join the Imperial Army?

Join us at Chesters Roman Fort where youngsters can train to be Roman soldiers with hands on activities including military drill, sword skills, dressing up and much more.

Your little Roman soldier will love the authentic setting of Chesters Roman Fort - this event will spark imaginations and create new memories for youngsters.

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Twilight Tours

Twilight Tours

Belsay Hall

Fri 13th Mar 2015 to Sat 14th Mar 2015

Discover Belsay in a different light by taking a tour of the stunning Grecian mansion, once home to the Middleton family and their staff. Enjoy a hot drink on arrival and learn about the fascinating family that lived here. Please dress appropriately for the weather and don’t forget your torch! Not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Tours at 6.30pm and 8.30pm

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