Tuesday, 11 December 2012

@Jowheretogo 13th - 20th December

Christmas is Nigh!

Theatre is still firmly in the realms of panto and musicians are kindly donating their talents to charity. It’s getting pretty close to Christmas.

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                                                                       The Garage

Right, on to the events....


Until 5th January

The Little Detective Agency and the Case of the Festive Thief at Northern Stage.

Until 19th January

Aladdin at the Theatre Royal. Starring Clive Webb, Danny Adams and Chris Hayward.

Until 6th January

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Tyne Theatre on Westgate Road, By the Newcastle Panto Company. Good value, great fun.

Snow White by Phillip Meeks at The People’s Theatre, Jesmond, or Heaton, if you prefer!

Classical Musical Events

Ceremony of Carols by Northern Praeclassica at St James United Reformed Church, Newcastle.

An Unforgettable Evening with Andre Rieu. Popular violinist Andre Rieu is joined by the Johann Strauss Orchestra at Metro Radio Arena.

The Snowman at the Sage Gateshead. Northern Sinfonia accompanies the classic animation. A very popular event in previous years.

Music for the Masses! (gigs)

Thursday 13th December

The Famous Class at the O2 Academy. A “dirty pop punk band from London”.

An Evening with Lady Winehouse. A tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, at the Trent House pub, Newcastle.

The 1975 at Hoults Yard. See their “Sex” and “The City” videos on YouTube. Cool tunes!

NARC “Stars in Their Eyes” show. At the Cluny. Tiny Lights Bands, Lake Poets, Maps Are Fiction & Bonsai Five will “be” Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Super Furry Animals and Idlewild. Look out for the Tiny Lights (a local indie record label) Christmas CD with local bands playing Christmas music as you’ve never heard before. Buy it here.

Friday 14th December

This Ground Moves Single Launch at Hoults Yard. Celebrating the launch of their single “Shoulders of Fortune” which got some exposure on American TV’s CSI New York last week. Good work lads!

Saturday 15th December

Get your santy hats ready! Slade and the Sweet are at Sage Gateshead.

Bootleg Beatles at the City Hall, Newcastle. All the stages of the Beatles on one night!

Longsands at the Star Inn

Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister and Friends at Hoults Yard

Jazz Christmas Party at Trinity Church, Gosforth, Newcastle: Rae Brother’s New Orleans Jazz Band, West Jesmond Rhythm Kings, Caroline Irwin and Keith Stephen

Sunday 16th December

Rat Scabies and Brian James (The Damned) with Texas Terri + Maximum Zeroes. Playing Damned, Damned, Damned at The Cluny.

Monday 17th December

Insangel Christmas Party: Red Letters, Rayne + Warning at Trillians. Heavy but happy rock!

Tuesday 18th December

Roller Trio at The Cluny. Mercury-nominated laid back jazzy trio of drums, sax and guitar. Nice.

Wednesday 19th December

Saw Doctors at the O2 Academy. County Mayo party rock, we need this at Christmas, yes we do!

Ian McCullough (“Echo” of Bunnymen fame) and Ian Broudie (A major Lightning Seed) at Hoults Yard

                                                                  Ian McCullough


Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 16th December

At The Stand on High Bridge the Christmas Special with Vladimir McTavish, Steffen Peddie and Alfie Joey.
                                                            Vladimir MacTavish

Sunday 16th December

Gavin Webster’s Northumbrian Assembly at The Stand

Tuesday 18th December

Fundraiser for the Sunshine Fund at The Stand with MikeMilligan, Lost Voice Guy, Johnny Pelham, Chris Merryweather and MC Steffen Peddie

Thursday 20th December

Daliso Chaponda, Mike Milligan, Erich McElroy at the Hyena Café

Family Events

Little Elves New Year Workshop at the Baltic ; help Father Christmas clear out his cupboards and make artworks and gifts out of recycled materials.

Until 6th January

Sleigh Ride 4D at the Life Science Centre from 10am apart from Sunday 11am.


Friday 14th December

Saturday 15th December

FTP End of the World Warehouse Party at Northern Line Studios (6, King Edwards Bridge NE1 3TQ)

Sunday 16th December

At CumberlandArms: Funky Butt. Chilled-out fun clubbing with vintage R&B (that’s “blues” rather than “bass”) latin jazz, soul, ska, bluebeat (?) and funk.

I Do Music Too!

And a quick mention for the Singing Stellas (previously known as the Acapella Stellas) who will be performing a seasonal setlist in the foyer of the Sage Gateshead on Saturday 15th December at 11am. I will be one of the sopranos. Its free!

As a final plug for something I've done, for free, and for fun..here's my Christmas song. "Switch Off Your Smartphone This Christmas" On AmazingTunes and on Soundcloud for you people with no Flash on your strange Apple devices!

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