Current events

"The Bensham Fab Four” – The Story of The Tru Tones"

Tues 10 December 7.00pm

64 years ago, 4 lads from the North of England came together and began to make music which would change the world forever. They were called The Beatles. Meanwhile, at exactly the same time, in Bensham, Gateshead, 4 completely different lads came together and began to make music which would see them on and off the stage, on and off the television and in and out of mischief for decades. They were called The Tru Tones and their story is told in a new book, “Upstairs on Fourth Street”, by local author Chris Tait, who was co-founder of the Newcastle United fanzine The Mag and deputy editor for over 25 years, Chris will explain how he began writing in the first place and how he came to write the story of “The Bensham Fab Four”. The Tru Tones themselves will also be on hand to answer questions and share their memories of half a century “doing the clubs”

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

"Tyneside Song"

Tues 14 January  7.00pm

Join Dave Harker as he discusses Tyneside’s ‘pop stars’ of the 18th and 18th centuries who chronicled the affairs of the day in their topical songs. Dave has done considerable research into the lives of these people and his work provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who lived on Victorian Tyneside.

£3 . Reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office   0191 433 4699 or buy online  at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

"Seaton Delaval"

Tues 11 February 7.00pm

Join Liz Finch, a volunteer tour guide at Seton Delaval Hall as she recounts the history of the Hall, the ‘mad Delavals’  and discusses the current restoration of the building.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson