Dig for Victory

Thu 29th Aug - Sun 1st Sep

Now in its fifth year, Dig for Victory returns from Thursday, 29th August to Sunday, 1st September.

Dig for Victory is the first event in our Great North Festival of Agriculture. The event is focused in and around our 1940s Farm and tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital support role the British countryside played during the Second World War.

The farm will again be buzzing with activity – from gardening to wartime recipes and cooking, Land Girls to lumberjills, make do and mend to military vehicles and a host of hands-on activities – make sure you don’t miss any of them! We’ll have music, machinery and Home Guard plus much more!

1940s Farm Hemmel music and dance programme

Thursday & Friday
Fast Footing Swing Dance – 11am to 12pm
Ashley Stirling – 1pm to 3pm
Fast Footing Swing Dance – 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Saturday
Ragtime Rewind Swing Band – 10.30am to 12.30pm
Beamish Choir – 12.30pm to 1.15pm
Bright Street Big Band – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Fast Footing Swing Dance – 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Sunday
Fast Footing Swing Dance – 11am to 12pm
Bright Street Big Band – 1pm to 3pm
Fast Footing Swing Dance – 3.30pm to 4.30pm

The month-long Festival of Agriculture celebrates the agricultural and rural heritage of the North East of England.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy this special event.

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Beamish reserves the right to alter or change this programme at any point.