The Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 2JR
England

Website

FARNE website

E-mail

ticketoffice@thesagegateshead.org

Telephone

0191 443 4661

Fax

07624 804 064

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The Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England. Our inclusive approach enables all our performance, learning and participation programmes to be constantly inspired and supported by each other.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open 9.30am-8.30pm, 7 days a week.

Admission charges

Free entry

Getting there

Driving from the A1(M)/ A1
Take the exit signposted (from the South) Gateshead and Newcastle (Centre) A184 or (from the North) Gateshead A184. Keep in the left-hand lane of A184 signposted Gateshead town centre. At roundabout, take third exit, signposted Gateshead town centre. Go straight through two sets of traffic lights. Get into the right hand lane to go straight over at a third set of lights. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto Oakwellgate and immediately right under the railway bridge up the steep slope into our car park, or second right to the drop-off point, or blue badge parking.

On foot from Gateshead Metro:
Exit onto West Street. Turn left and walk down to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Askew Road, straight over the traffic lights at the end of the Tyne Bridge and then left at the next traffic lights onto Oakwellgate. The Sage Gateshead is on your right. This walk takes about ten minutes.

Buses
The bright yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, around every 20 minutes during the evenings and directly serves The Sage Gateshead. The Quaylink Service 1 (Q1) starts from both Newcastle Central Station and Gateshead Interchange. It takes 10 minutes from Central Station to The Sage Gateshead; the last return bus leaves The Sage Gateshead at 11.59pm. It takes 4 minutes from Gateshead Interchange, with the last return service leaving The Sage Gateshead at 12.28am.

ExploreMusic, our resident music information and library service run by Gateshead Council, provides a range of folk information online as well as an online community. This includes forums, galleries, sound files, features on tutors and blogs for those who attend Folkworks activities.

ExploreMusic also manages FARNE (Folk Archive Resources North East); a rich archive of manuscripts, song lyrics, recordings and photographs bringing to life the amazing musical tradition of North East England. Together, these areas are fast becoming the hub of all of the latest online folk information and news with What's On listings for the region thrown into the mix. Visit ExploreMusic and click on 'Folkworks Communities'.

Collection details

Music

Key artists and exhibits

  • Folk Music
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Salute our Heroes - The Response

  • 27 September 2014 7:30-10:30pm

A musical and literary based commemoration of the tens of thousands of local men who volunteered to serve in the armed forces on the outbreak of WW1.

The show will be narrated by Alasdair Hutton OBE TD who has written and narrated the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for over 20 years. Music will be provided by the bands of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Royal Signals (Northern), Durham ACF, Tyneside Scottish and Tyne Electrical Engineers Pipe and Drums.

The Newcastle Choral Society, University of Sunderland choirs will be joined by Vicki Guillory and other well known North East Artists and Scottish, Irish and Indian Dancers. Kate Adie, Denise Robertson (ITV This Morning) together with BBC Look North presenter Carol Malia and TTTVs presenter Pam Royle complete what is a very impressive line up.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.sagegateshead.com

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Folk Archive Resource North East (FARNE)

http://www.asaplive.com/farne/home.cfm

FARNE - Folk Archive Resource North East - is an exciting and innovative project bringing Northumbrian music to people's homes across the world. Supported by the New Opportunities Fund, FARNE has gathered material from across North East England to create a folk music archive on the Internet. Material including song lyrics, tunes, sound recordings and photographs are all available.
The FARNE website illustrates how life and times have changed in the North East, with songs about industry, conflicts, leisure and entertainment. FARNE shows how music has developed in the region, allowing us to celebrate our rich cultural heritage today. From Atkinson's tunebook of 1694 to twentieth century soun

Getting there

Driving from the A1(M)/ A1
Take the exit signposted (from the South) Gateshead and Newcastle (Centre) A184 or (from the North) Gateshead A184. Keep in the left-hand lane of A184 signposted Gateshead town centre. At roundabout, take third exit, signposted Gateshead town centre. Go straight through two sets of traffic lights. Get into the right hand lane to go straight over at a third set of lights. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto Oakwellgate and immediately right under the railway bridge up the steep slope into our car park, or second right to the drop-off point, or blue badge parking.

On foot from Gateshead Metro:
Exit onto West Street. Turn left and walk down to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Askew Road, straight over the traffic lights at the end of the Tyne Bridge and then left at the next traffic lights onto Oakwellgate. The Sage Gateshead is on your right. This walk takes about ten minutes.

Buses
The bright yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, around every 20 minutes during the evenings and directly serves The Sage Gateshead. The Quaylink Service 1 (Q1) starts from both Newcastle Central Station and Gateshead Interchange. It takes 10 minutes from Central Station to The Sage Gateshead; the last return bus leaves The Sage Gateshead at 11.59pm. It takes 4 minutes from Gateshead Interchange, with the last return service leaving The Sage Gateshead at 12.28am.

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