Sunday 26th June 1pm / Main House



Chair: John Baker-Cresswell

Tom Burston

Director of Policy Research, Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, gives an overview of how changes in farming practice could help us move towards reduced carbon, clean water, healthy eating, biodiversity recovery and positive rural communities.

Simon Bainbridge

organic farmer, (livestock and eggs) former chair of NFU Northumberland.

Edwina Taylor

farmer, chair BASE (Biodiversity, Agriculture, Soil and the Environment)

Peter Hetherington

journalist and author, Land Renewed

Harry Sordy

farmer, a Monitor Farm, member Northumberland Young Farmers



The discussion continues looking at what institutions and consumers can do to speed a transition to new forms of sustainable farming.

Denise Walton

Ecologist and Farmer, Peelham Farm, Berwickshire, Pastures for Life Association

Chloe Munro

Climate Change Team, Northumberland County Council

Professor Sally Shortall

Department of Rural Economy, Newcastle University

Alnwick Playhouse Community Choir

and young singers will send us out with our theme song ‘What a Wonderful World‘.

Performance Dates and Times

Sunday 26th June 1pm

Pay What You Decide (Reserve a seat for £2.00)


Part of the ‘What A Wonderful World Festival’ & included with your Festival Pass.

Festival Pass: £40| Under 18’s: £20. To purchase a festival pass click here.


Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, including how we are keeping COVID secure click here.