Meet Regional Producers in the Cathedral Cloisters
A selection of the region’s finest food and drink producers are preparing for a special market to celebrate St Cuthbert’s Day.
The Cloisters of Durham Cathedral will be the location for the annual St Cuthbert’s Day Market on Saturday 17th March. From 10am to 4pm, visitors will be able to shop from a selection of stalls in this unique setting.
Here's who you'll discover at Saturday's special St Cuthbert's Day Cloisters Market:
Howie Nicholson - gin, port and whisky
South Durham Honey - locally produced honey, and related products
Weardale Cheese - cheeses produced in Weardale
Northumberland Sausage Co - variety of sausages produced locally
Hart Bakery - pies, cakes, pastries and breads
Sweet Sally Cinnamon - handmade cinder toffee, fudge and caramel
The Chirnells - scones, cakes, brownies and Simnel Cakes
Screaming Chimp - chilli sauces, chilli chocolate and chilli jerky
Liz Ramshaw - homemade ginger puddings, wine, pokey and parkin
Three Brothers Brewery - locally brewed bottled beers
The Mad Jam Woman - homemade jams
Claypath Deli Bakery - fresh baked breads
Crimson Moon Mead and Wine Emporium - country wines and meads
Burtree Puddings - homemade puddings
Spicy Monkey - ready-made curry sauces
St Cuthbert’s Day celebrations include the annual Northumbrian Society walk from St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s Church in Chester-le-Street. The walkers will arrive in the Market Place at approximately 1.30pm, and then will follow St Cuthbert's Banner to the Cathedral for prayers at the Shrine of St Cuthbert at 2.10pm.
Other special events on the day include tours of the Cathedral, demonstrations from the Stonemasons and talks, as well as a special Sung Eucharist service at 5.15pm. For children, there will be free storytelling with Adam Bushnell, who will be telling tales of Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Medieval legends. For further details, see https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/date-17-03-2018 .