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 .