Current events

"When Paddy met Geordie"

Tues 9 October  7.00pm

Irish refugees fleeing 1845-51 Potato Famine were generally welcomed on Tyneside largely due the boom in the local economy, in the coal, railway, iron and steel and shipbuilding industries, which demanded labourers that the Irish were able to supply, without “stealing” local jobs. The growth of the Irish population on Tyneside provided an important constituency that supported Irish Nationalism and influenced governments to consider Irish concerns eventually leading to Independence for Ireland. The descendants of Irish immigrants played increasingly important leadership roles in developing Tyneside communities. Tony Flynn.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

“Emily Davison- Suffragette"


Tues 13 November 7.00pm

Emily Davison could have chosen to live a comfortable, if uneventful life, had she so desired.  Instead, she took the path of political controversy and came up against the forces of law and order.  At the same time, she was never fully accepted by her sisters-in-arms within the Suffragette movement and remained rather an outsider. Whether we support or condemn the methods she adopted to promote the cause of women's suffrage, we cannot fail to respect a woman who was prepared to pay the ultimate price for her beliefs.  Emily came from a Northumbrian family and is buried in the family grave in Morpeth. With Ian McArdle.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

A Musical Christmas Concert

Wednesday 19 December 7.00pm

John Beccy Owen’s Pop-Up Choir for a festive evening of songs. With no fixed membership and no auditions, the sound that emerges from each of Beccy’s events is unique and new every time.  It's this sense of spontaneity and it being a 'one-off' that makes it such great fun for singers and audiences alike! Festive refreshments available.

£5. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson