The weekend all kicks off on Friday 28th September with the Full Moon Street Food Market. In conjunction with Durham Markets and The Asian Project people can enjoy the very best street food along with some live music from 4pm till 9pm.
From 10am on Saturday there will be a variety of singers and performers on the main stage including Ami Leigh Music, Bradley John Thompson, Jenna Highfield, Steven Berry, Sandra Welsh School of Dance and Runaway Samba performed by Jack Drum Arts.
For the children there’s a grassed play area with giant toys and games, FREE face painting, children rides and visit from The Gaunless Gateway Big Purple PlayBus! Plus, the Town Team mascot ‘Bishop The Boar’ will be making guest appearances.
There will be a section market and food traders in attendance offering everything from pizzas to fish & chips, donuts to ice-creams.
The Bishop Auckland Town Council will be holding their annual Horticultural and Produce show in the Bishop Auckland Town Hall from 12pm till 3pm and St Anne’s Church will be hosting a photographic art event called ‘Faith in our Future: Blooming in Unexpected Places’.
In addition the The Auckland Project will open the doors to The Auckland Tower where they will have an exhibition of work by school children created in celebration of the town’s horticultural and garden heritage. There will also be music from Vaughan Williams, Cecil Sharp and Cream Tees, a youth folk band, formed in 2012 as part of the Music at the Heart of Teesdale project. Local Celtic harpist, Louise Bradley will give you an opportunity to try your hand at playing harp.
Once the entertainment finishes in the Market Place, vintage vocalist Yvonne Slater will be performing inside the Fifteas Vintage Tearoom from 4pm then to finish the night off there will be a 1980s and 1990s party in The Merry Monk
It’s a fun packed weekend and everyone is invited to celebrate together!