Project Blog

Cooking up a storm!

Yvonne & Duaghter washing butter

Over 200 people came through the door of Slaley Parish Hall on Easter Saturday to try the tastes which the Smelters and Carriers would also have enjoyed. Displays of cooking… read more

Inspired Prints

Newton,Rosemary 2

Here are some of the fabulous prints people have made over the last few weeks during our print workshops.

Heritage Cook Off

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Check out the second section of this week’s Hexham Courant for a great taster of what we’ll be up to at the Heritage Cook-off on Easter Saturday! Here’s the timetable for the… read more

A Dowsing Day in Dukesfield Woods

A Dowsing Day In Dukesfield Woods MB If you go down to the Arches on Saturday 12th April, look out for professional dowser Eleanor Burke. Eleanor will be leading a dowsing event… read more

Printmaking on the 5th April

There are still a few places left on the Smelters and Carriers project drypoint print technique workshop this coming Saturday, 5th April, at Slaley Commemoration Hall. The workshop with expert… read more

Natural Ability Help Us Out


Our friends from Natural Ability have been helping us out tidying up the Arches site in recent weeks.   We brought in local tree surgeon John Harding to fell… read more

What’s On Spring 2014

Wood Cut Print Techniques Saturday 15th March 9.30 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30 Drypoint Print Techniques Saturday 5th April 10am – 4.30pm Contact: An invitation for all artists, beginners and experienced, to join… read more

The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467