This year, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are 40 years old!
We're helping them celebrate this Thursday 28th June at Tyne Bank Brewery with
an evening of contemporary folk music, performance, dance and spoken-word bringing the North East to life, all curated and hosted by Kathryn Tickell and Magnetic North East.
The evening will feature:
7pm Eve Simpson
Eve Simpson has a voice as pure as a mountain stream, and boy can she write,' - The Crack Magazine
Often likened to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, Eve wrapped-up 2016 as the support act on the Northern Leg of the Martha Reeves & The Vandellas tour. 2017 continued in the same fashion, supporting the likes of The Lake Poets, Cattle & Cane and American Young, adding to an extensive list of support slots that already include Beth Nielsen Chapman, UB40 and Nikki Lane.
Whilst finishing her last year of A Levels, Eve opened the BBC Introducing Stage at Evolution Emerging 2017, appearing again at the festival following 2016’s performance.
7:35pm Slap Squeeze and Strum (Phil Corbitt, Zoe Lambert and Jane Holman/Wade)
Three of the North East’s favourite music and theatre performers who have worked in a variety of combinations over the decades bringing the words and music of the North to life. With a new set of local material stretching from classic Tyneside folk song to the music of local heroes via the sparkling prose of Julia Darling and the surreal humour of Leonard Barras, we’re all about fun, foot-tapping rhythms and gorgeous harmonies.
Interval, enjoy a drink from the award-winning Tyne Bank Brewery Tap
8:05pm Star and Shadow Rapper
Star & Shadow are a multi-award winning Rapper sword dance team, based in the Ouseburn Valley. Showcasing their own unique spin on Northumberland’s own traditional dance, Star & Shadow will amaze you with their glistening steel blades, twirling skirts and acrobatic routines!
8:25pm Sesh Grenade
Two words - Session. Explosion.
That’s the aim of the Newcastle upon Tyne band Sesh Grenade. It’s a warts and all approach to distil the joy of improvised tradition music-making from the North East. A fresh line-up now invites accordion power-house Amy Thatcher and Jazz drummer Jonathan Marriott to join the session! Take Cover and wait for the Sesh Grenade Disco Party!