Northern Design Festival
November 3rd – November 8th
The Assembly House, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

Now firmly established in the national design calendar, the Festival is a showcase of the best in contemporary design by leading northern, national and international designers across graphics, furniture, fashion, illustration, architecture, ceramics, textiles and lighting.
Ranging from internationally renowned designers to some of the UK’s hottest emerging makers, this year’s Northern Design Festival has nine exhibitions featuring work by more than 50 designers, plus a programme of special events, tours and talks from some of the world’s leading creatives.

Hexham Christmas Market
December 8th (2pm – 7pm) and December 9th (9am – 3pm)

Hexham’s annual Christmas market, featuring more than 50 stalls of exclusive handmade ceramics, food, crafts and gifts. There’s a a packed programme of music in the Abbey cloister, along with seasonal refreshments and street food. On Saturday the Farmers’ Market joins the festivities together with a traditional fairground and real reindeer.