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The John Martin Heritage Festival

Martins ... At Anchor

Thursday 6 October 2011 from 8pm

The Anchor Hotel, John Martin Street, Haydon Bridge, NE47 6AB

Keith Armstrong

This is the John Martin Festival celebration for ‘National Poetry Day’ inspired by the life and work of John Martin and his brothers Jonathan and William in poetry, music and song.   It is presented by the north‘s leading living poet (and Martin scholar) Keith Armstrong, ex Whiskey Priests singer/songwriter/guitarist Gary Miller and renowned Northumbrian piper Chris Ormston.  A wonderful and diverse entertainment is assured with something to please everyone.   Admission is free and no tickets are required so come early for a good seat.  Why not enjoy the Anchor’s excellent gastro pub cuisine and beers.
Admission free. Contact number for Anchor Hotel 01434 688121 for enquiries and meal bookings.

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