Park to play host to festive songs

Northumberland Park in North Shields'Picture by Jane Coltman
Northumberland Park in North Shields'Picture by Jane Coltman

A popular park is to play host to live festive music throughout December.

Christmas songs and carols will be performed in and around the newly-refurbished bandstand in Northumberland Park, North Shields.

Three local schools will feature among the entertainment on offer at the park, which re-opened earlier this year after a multi-million pound revamp and restoration by North Tyneside Council.

It begins on Thursday, December 3, from 10am to 11am, with children from Cullercoats Primary School.

On December 10, pupils from Southlands School will be singing from 10am to 11am.

The final show is on Thursday, December 17, from 2pm to 3pm, featuring a choir from Kings Priory School.

Coun Eddie Darke said: “The park has become a real attraction for everyone, and we expect these lovely events will prove very popular.”

“I would personally like to invite as many people to come along and join in with the festivities.”

Refreshments will also be available to buy from the new cafe, The Glasshouse Tea Room. The new building, which also has a community education room and toilet facilities, stands in the central area of the park.