Thursday, 22 January 2015

Walk 4 Life in County Durham

If 2015 saw you making new resolutions to get fitter and outdoors a bit more, then County Durham's Walk 4 Life programme might be right up your street. Their programme of short walks (30-60 minutes) take place every week in local communities across the county, with starting points in Durham city centre, the Durham Dales, Sedgefield, and right here on our doorstep in Langley Park
All walks are led by trained walk leaders and follow safe and accessible routes, allowing walkers to make the most of their surrounding area. Participation is free of charge, and everyone is welcome. 

To find out more, click on the map on the left, and visit the Walk 4 Life Country Durham website:

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Burns Night in Esh

Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Everyone is welcome to join the village celebrations for Burns Night on Friday 30th January 2015, from 7pm onwards at the Esh Church of England School.

As well as the address to the haggis ('Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!'), there will be entertainment by 'Just Us' and a buffet supper with wine and soft drinks.

All monies raised will go towards the St Michael and All Angels Church Heating Fund.

Tickets: Adult £5.00, Child £1.00

Raffle prizes on a Scottish theme would be greatly appreciated! Heather honey, tablet, oats or a single malt are just a few ideas....

For more information, to buy tickets, or to drop off raffle prizes, please see Gillian (14, Green Court), Evelyn (7, Front Street), or Kay (Esh Hall).

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Monthly Live Music at The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys pub, our village local, is fast gaining a reputation for great live music.

Each 3rd Wednesday of the month sees a talented group of fiddlers, accordionists, hurdy gurdy players and guitarists get together to perform finger-snapping, toe-tapping folk music whilst local punters enjoy the real ales from local breweries such as Black Sheep, Wylam and Allendale. The perfect antidote to these chilly winter evenings...

See you there!

Public Events at Ushaw College

Esh is lucky enough to have Ushaw College right on its doorstep. 

Founded over two hundred years ago as a college to house and train Catholic priests, much of Ushaw was designed by the famous Gothic Revival architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) and the buildings and gardens are still home to some of the finest Victorian architecture in the North East.

Since closing as a seminary, the College has opened its chapels and performance spaces up to the public and has designed an exciting and varied events programme for 2015 to which everyone is welcome. Folk, classical and jazz concerts, and talks, exhibitions and services will be taking place throughout the year: for more information, please follow this link to Ushaw's Event's page.

Car parking is free and easily accessible and the College is only 5 minutes drive from the village!