Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September 2019
Following on from the success of the event in 2017 and 2018, back by popular demand ‘Bishop Celebrating Together’ will return to Bishop Auckland over the weekend of 27th and 28th September 2019.
The weekend all kicks off on Friday 27th September with the Full Moon Street Food Market. In conjunction with Durham Markets Company 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 Boorman, Bradley Thompson, Steven Berry, Jenna Highfield, St John’s School Band, Sandra Welsh School of Dance and Jack Drum Arts will be performing Runaway Samba.
Performance times for the main stage entertainment (subject to change):
- 10:00am – Music and build up
- 10:15am – Bishop BIG Jam
- 10:30am – Ami Leigh Boorman
- 11:00am – Steven Berry
- 11:30am – St John’s School Band
- 12:00pm – Runway Samba
- 12:20pm – Saved by the Belles
- 12:50pm – Jenna Highfield
- 1:20pm – Runway Samba
- 1:40pm – Sandra Welsh School of Dance
- 2:00pm – Yvonne Slater
- 2:30pm – Bradley Thompson
- 3:00pm – Innovations
- 3:30pm – Kevin Baldam
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 Play Bus! Plus, the Town Team mascot ‘Bishop The Boar’ will be making guest appearances throughout the day.
There will be a section market and food traders in attendance. The North East Bus Preservation Trust will be bringing some vintage busses and offering free tours of the town throughout the day.
We would also like to say a special thank you to 4 Bishop Auckland based businesses who have sponsored the cost of the main stage. These are Vinovium Associates, Vest Construction, Paul Anderson Accountants and the Merry Monk.
The Bishop Auckland Town Council will be holding their annual Horticultural and Produce show in the old McIntyres shop (25 Newgate Street) and the Newgate Shopping Centre from 12pm till 3pm. Children can join in with ‘Kids Corner’ where they can bring along their wonky fruit and vegetables, design a poster or paint a picture of the favourite garden wildlife. For more information visit the Bishop Auckland Town Council website.
In the meantime, you can read all about the 2018 Bishop Celebration Together event.
Below is a YouTube video of ‘Saved By The Belles’ performing ‘Rewrite the Stars’ from The Greatest Showman as part of the ‘Bishop Celebrating Together’ event on Saturday 29th September 2018.
Below is a YouTube video of ‘Steven Berry’ singing ‘Anthem’ from the musical Chess at the Bishop Celebrating Together event.
It’s a fun packed weekend and everyone is invited to celebrate together!