Burns Night Special

Poetry and Music on Newcastle Quayside

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 7.30-9.30pm

The Red House, 32 Sandhill, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 3JF

Admission Free

Performers in this atmospheric venue include Northumbrian piper Chris Ormston, performing a special set with poet Keith Armstrong featuring 18th century-inspired Tyneside poems and tunes. Others performing their own work include poets Katrina Porteous, Catherine Graham, Harry Gallagher and Rob Walton, and special guests from Teeside, Robert Lonsdale and Trev Teasdel. Music from The Sawdust Jacks (featuring their new song on Newcastle writer Jack Common), and Durham’s Gary Miller (whose ambitious performance, recording and book project, The Mad Martins, featuring Keith’s poems, has just been launched).

There will be a special feature, commemorating local writers and artists Jack Common (1903-1968), Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), John Cunningham (1729-1773) and Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903).

Bring your friends and family!

More information from Dr Keith Armstrong, Northern Voices Community Projects:

Tel 0191 252 9531