BUILDING WORK UPDATE
Great progress is being made inside the chapel – we’re excited to see the repaired window frames back in place, the lime plaster going on the walls and the ornate mouldings being restored. Outside the building conditions have been a little more challenging – but of course Walkers Conservation have triumphed over difficulties presented by rain, mud and poor ground. The new extension will soon be taking shape.
To the newest member of the team – Maxine Shepherd, Activity Development Officer. Her job is to develop our network of volunteers and makes links with anyone who provides workshops or other events which could run in Nenthead. Maxine is quickly getting to grips with everything we need to do and there’s plenty of it! If you have any ideas or contacts she would be delighted to hear from you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07926381211
Nenthead Arts & Visitor Centre will open in Spring 2019 and with that comes exciting job opportunites on Alston MoorWe will be looking to employ key staff – a Centre Manager and a Cook/Chef. These positions will be advertised towards the end of this year/early 2019 but if you, or anyone you know, is interested in either position please feel free to contact Kim (details below) for more information.
North Pennines DARK SKIES Festival (tickets still available)
It’s the time to year to wrap up warm, step outside and enjoy the starry nights. There are two Dark Sky events taking place on Alston Moor in the coming weeks: Nenthead Mines Stargazing: (2nd November) a thought provoking talk on ‘Why Space Travel is Hard’ – the science of travel, time and space and why humans need to travel into space. This is followed by an opportunity to gaze at the stars with telescopes and experts on hand. For more information, costs and booking see: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/events-calendar/nenthead-mines-stargazing
Pop-up Planetarium, Alston: (25th October)
Join us in Alston Town Hall for a journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. This immersive experience will take you to infinity and beyond, touring our solar system before heading through the Milky Way to other galaxies. For more information, costs and booking see: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/events-calendar/pop-up-planetarium-alston-2/
CAN YOU HELP?
The project build is well underway, and our target is to open in the spring of 2019. There is lots to do and we need help to make it happen. Whatever your interest is, as long as you have the energy and some time to spare, we would love to have you on the team. We want to make sure we have a successful launch and community business moving forward. Many hands make light work!