Crawcrook Fair 2016 is now open for stallholders to book a pitch.
With just under a hundred pitches available and a wide range of entertainment, our established fair brings together families and friends from across the local area year after year.
Its a perfect event for all types of stallholders, businesses, charity, community groups etc.
To book a pitch:
1. Go to http://crawcrookfair2016.eventbrite.co.uk
2. Click the "Event Seat Map" on the right
3. Find the zone you want to be in (TIP: Use the + - in the bottom left hand corner to zoom in)
4. Close the map and select the quantity of tickets (pitches) you want, in the zone you want
5. Scroll down and click "Order Now"
6. Fill in your details and pay for the pitch online
7. You will then receive an email from eventbrite confirming you have booked
If you haven't already, please like and share our facebook page to keep up to date - www.facebook.com/crawcrookfair and once you've booked if you have any photos / logo etc send us an email or facebook message via our page and we'll share them.
Click here to watch a full video of last years fair
Click here to watch the short video of last years fair
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Prince Charming Pantomime
Its freezing cold outside so whats better than a nice warm indoor pantomime fun with the family.
Every night from Monday 15th to Sat 20th February with a Saturday matinee at 2pm, Crawcrook Centenary Methodist Chapel play host to a "Prince Charming Pantomime". Dont miss out on this fantastic fun night out.
Book now but be quick, limited tickets available
On Thursday, 3rd of December, over fifty people crowded around the Greenside war memorial to witness the much-anticipated turning on of the Christmas tree lights.
Children from Greenside Primary School were there to sing carols on this memorable night, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Starry Night and O Come All Ye Faithful. Furthermore, Ryton Lions were there to present a well-disguised Santa. The Mayor of Gateshead was also there, with his wife, who read out a festive poem, to turn on the lights on the giant Christmas tree.
Father Christmas handed out sweets to the lucky crowd, after arriving on his brightly-lit sleigh, with Christmas music booming out for all to hear.
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and residents, enough money was raised to provide lights and decorations for both Crawcrook and Greenside. These fundraising activities included events such as the Crawcrook fair and collection boxes were dotted around the area in shops and churches.
Our lucky journalists had the opportunity to meet the mayor (Alex Geddes) and his lovely wife, both of whom chatted to the Thorp students about their writing, and pleased the students had braved the weather to attend.
The four students all enjoyed the event in spite of the cold and rain as it was so festive and the tree looked so lovely all lit up for the residents of Greenside to enjoy.
Article by Lucas Kennington, Kirsty Wray, Eva Kennington and Lizzie Dinning.
We are very proud to have been present at St Johns church in Greenside along with community leaders, headteachers and local people to celebrate the institution, induction and licensing of Revd Tom Brazier as vicar of the Parish of Greenside. You will be a very welcome addition to our community.
This morning in the freezing cold a group of local volunteers of all ages got together to pick up litter and improve Greenside for the better. They collected over 15 bags of rubbish and had fun doing it! Well done to you all!