Events aim to highlight town to its visitors

There will be a series of free events in Newbiggin next month.

On Thursday, August 1, there will be a sandcastle competition, sand art, balloon making and magic from 1 pm to 5pm, and the JayEss Brass Band will perform at the bandstand from 6pm.

Organised by the Portas Town Team, the events are designed to showcase the beach and to welcome visitors.

On Saturday, August 3, there is the annual ‘Art on the Beach’ fundraiser for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, where people can take their easel and join in.

Organised by the Little Gem Art Gallery in Woodhorn Lane, Saturday.

Also on the Saturday is the annual summer fair, and there will be another chance to browse the table top sale in the piazza organised by Newbiggin by the sea traders.