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30 May 2018: Good News for the Queen's Hall

Interval Coffee Ltd has taken over the café at the Queen’s Hall following the great feedback we’ve had from the Book Festival audiences.  There are some exciting developments on their way – watch this space! In the interim they’ll be open Fridays & Saturdays 10.00am - 6.00pm, and for shows, offering a range of refreshments – fresh baked cakes, seasonal dishes (including a vegan option) and locally roasted speciality coffee. Interval Coffee Ltd is committed to supporting local artisan produce.


29 January 2018: Geof Keys to leave QHA.

After more than 20 years at the helm Geof Keys, Artistic Director of the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham is stepping down this summer.

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19 April 2017: QHA Easter Raffle is a cracking success

Registered charity Queen’s Hall Arts (QHA) is delighted to announce that it raised over £1,200 in ticket sales through a recent Easter Raffle. Arts Council England is currently match funding all donations the charity receives, thus bringing the grand total raised to £2,400.  Funds raised will be used to develop and deliver arts projects for young people in the local area. 

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27 July 2016: Catalyst to Success

We are delighted to have been awarded £150,000 from Arts Council England to develop and grow our fundraising income.

Geof Keys, Artistic Director said: “The £150,000 ‘Catalyst Evolve’ award is very timely as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. It will mean QHA is here for future generations and will help us in our ambition to ensure everyone in our community has access to great arts and culture and the opportunity to fulfil their artistic potential”.

Funds raised will be used to bring higher quality performances to Hexham, to nurture local talent and to ensure the local community has increased opportunities to enjoy and take part in the arts.

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