Park to host last session of the summer

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A summer series of performances is to come to an end this weekend.

Northumberland Park, in North Shields, has played host to a number of local performers since it underwent a multi-million pound revamp and restoration project led by North Tyneside Council.

Included in the project was the installation of a Victorian-style bandstand.

Local musicians have been able to showcase their talents to park visitors in a series of ‘Sunday Sessions’ held throughout the summer.

But the final music event of 2015 will take place on Sunday, September 27.

Starting from noon, the event will feature a range of different styles and genres.

Work in the park, which is nestled between Tynemouth and North Shields, has also included an archaeological dig, which found the outline of a medieval hospital; restoring or replicating lost Victorian features; improvements to the bowling green and general planting and landscaping.

A tearoom and education centre has also been built, as well as improvements to the children’s playpark.

For more information, contact park wardens Fiona Betts on 07976 307378, or Jimmy Oliver, on 075832 25859.