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Archived Events from Spring/Summer, 2012

Ganesh & Kumaresh

Friday 13th April 2012

They have been playing together since they were children; having hit headlines in 1972 for their first concert at the age of seven and five. Four decades of making music together has given them an almost sixth sense when playing. Their technique is powerful and precise. Their music is highly creative and vigorous and reflects the rich tapestry of India, its languages, customs, traditions, festivit...

Festival of Belonging: We're all Mad Here

Monday 30th April 2012

We’re all Mad Here All aboard the Trashed Organ Express for an explosive night of poetry from Stevie Ronnie, Claire Askew, Andrew McMillan and Lizzie Whyman. Music from Fiona’s Jazz Express and Oud master Firas Kirala. Meet someone new and send a postcard from the Wish You Were Here booth, and win a bottle of port in our Trashed Laureate competition! Festival Pass - £15/£12 conc. (gives ac...

Putting Yourself on the Map: A Poetry Workshop

Tuesday 1st May 2012

How do we write about belonging? Read, write and enjoy poetry on this theme, with Christy Ducker. Open to all. Brought to you in collaboration with NCLA, GemArts and Stepaway Magazine. (Max 10 participants) Pick up a Festival Pass to all events and workshops. Box Office - website

Festival of Belonging: Castles, Collieries and Coastline

Tuesday 1st May 2012

Celebrate the culture and history of the North East with Christy Ducker, Pippa Little and Tom Kelly. Plus Darren Richard Carlaw/Stepaway Magazine presents an exploration of North East flânerie with Ira Lightman, Bob Beagrie, Ian Davidson and Keith Parker. With music from local legend The Lake Poets. Pick up a Festival Pass to all events and workshops. Box Office -

Festival of Belonging: Anywhere I Lay My Head

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Celebrate the outsider Trashed Organ style. An evening for nomads and romantics with poetry from Tony Williams, Sheree Mack, Daniel Hardisty and Susannah Pickering. Plus 1930's swing, gypsy jazz and country from Rob Heron (of The Tea Pad Orchestra). Pick up a Festival Pass to all events and workshops. Box Office - website