Celebrating the best of Bedlington

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Residents are being given the opportunity to celebrate the very best of Bedlington as part of a special project.

Over the last few months, local charity Leading Link and the Bedlingtonshire Development Trust have been exploring the history of Bedlington thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The project included the Big Event 2 at Attlee Park, where more than 2,000 people enjoyed a family fun day at the original home of the Northumberland Miner’s Picnic.

The project will culminate with a red carpet celebration on Wednesday, July 3, in a marquee in the sports hall of St Benet Biscop High School in Bedlington.

The evening includes a chance to interact with the incredible touring Bedlington TARDIS and more about exciting plans to transform Attlee Park into an outdoor performing arts venue.

There will also be the full band debut of The Big Bedlington Song, an appearance from popular historian and archaeologist Barry Mead and theatrical performances from children of the local Bedlington schools.

Lyn Horton, manager of Leading Link, said: “We had The Big Event 2 at Attlee Park to help bring the community of Bedlington together and this marquee celebration is another opportunity for everyone, young and old, to come and celebrate the heritage of this great area.

“With singing and dancing, a chance to see our fantastic touring trailer and a look back at our ‘60 years of Bedlington’, this promises to be an evening for the whole family to enjoy.”

The event starts at 6pm and will run until approximately 8.30pm.

Parking is free, and tickets priced at just £3 are available to buy from Leading Link at The Lodge or by calling (01670) 820088.

If you have any queries, please contact the Leading Link team on (01670) 820088 or email info@leadinglink.co.uk