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Beowulf, Bishops & Battles – 20th Feb

 St Wilfred

Wilfred will lead an interactive ink making and writing work shop using quill and historic ink. He will tell stories of his life and the sanctuary offered by the church within the surrounding stone crosses and the frith stool .

Beowulf :

Telling the story of this classic tale, Beowulf will include the fact it was written in the North East and possibly at Hexham. This will be suitable for families.


With the story of his connection to Hexham Abbey and St Wilfred, through his first wife Etheldreda, Ecgfrith will set the scene. This Warrior King will also provide a shield drill on blackboard shield so children can create their own Anglo-Saxon designs.

How to get there:

The event is in Hexham Abbey.  You can buy a parking permit from the Hexham Tourist Information Centre for £1.  This will allow you to park within Wentworth Leisure Centre Car Park, on Beaumont Street or in Hexham Market Place.  Time limits may apply.  Please be aware of the different parking restrictions regarding the coloured bays at Wentworth.    There is also parking available at Tescos Car Park with a 3 hr limit for customers.