Historic High Street Fund

North Shields in North Tyneside & Hexham in Northumberland are the only two Geordie towns or cities, set to benefit from the UK Governments fund for historic high streets.

North Shields High Street

The funding which was awarded to 69 towns and cities is intended for projects aimed at turning historic disused buildings into shops, houses and community centres. The award was provided after the towns submitted proposals setting out the overall vision that they wish to achieve for their high street and town or city centre.

For more information visit the UK Governments historic high street fund


With a tribute to Alan Hull
Sage Gateshead 2

Sunday, November 3, 2019
4pm and 8pm

Following the huge successes of Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, The Great Joe Wilson (both @ Sage Gateshead), Hadaway Harry (London and Newcastle Theatre Royal), three fantastic Great Joe Wilson Nights (Tyneside Irish Centre) and Carrying David, Wisecrack Productions present this brilliant new show featuring classic North East songs and comedy.

A tremendous celebration of our brilliant local songwriters including Alan Hull, Joe Wilson, Ned Corvan, Geordie Ridley, Billy Mitchell, Judy Dinning, Tommy Armstrong, Alex Glasgow, Johnny Handle and Pete Scott.

Starring some of the region’s biggest theatre stars: Micky Cochrane, Sarah Boulter and Jamie Brown (all The Great Joe Wilson) with top musicians Rachael McShane (Mr Corvan’s Music Hall and Bellowhead) and Jordan Miller (The Great Joe Wilson, Vandebilt & The Lake Poets). Featuring brilliant musical comedy from Gavin Webster and Josh Daniels.

Tickets only £20 from http://www.sagegateshead.com or via http://www.wisecrackproductions.co.uk


One-minute trailer

“Superb…it has emotion and heart, and is incredibly uplifting…you don’t need to be a boxing fan to enjoy this” – Sunday Sun (June 3, 2019)

“A play that packs a punch…entertaining and exciting stuff, and at its end I felt exhausted” – Evening Chronicle (June 5, 2019)
“A tremendous feat of acting…a knockout success” – The Journal (June 5, 2019)
“An emotional journey…at the end of the show the audience was on its feet…rapturous applause” – Northern Echo (June 5, 2019)
“Highly recommended” – Ian Payne, Tyne Tees Television News (June 5)

“A standing ovation…a remarkable story” – Shields Gazette (June 7, 2019)

“Heartbreaking…rollercoaster true story…a standing ovation” -Hartlepool Mail (June 7, 2019)
“Gripping, dramatic, accessible, unpretentious and contemporary…even if you had no interest in boxing you would have found a wonderful piece of storytelling. It punches hard and leaves its mark” – Richmondshire Today (June 11, 2019)
“An absolute knockout… a deserved standing ovation … amazing performance” – Hartlepool Life (June 13, 2019)

St James’ Park To Host Rugby World Cup 2021 Opening Ceremony

Geordies are in for a treat as well as experiencing a huge expected boost to the North East England economy as the 2021 Rugby League World Cup is to be hosted at Newcastle United’s iconic stadium.

St James

Owners of Hotels and B&B establishments across Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland are especially expected to be feeling very canny at the fantastic news that St James’ Park will also host the opening England men’s group game along with the men’s opening ceremony.

Further up the road, Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium will host a significant men’s group game, as part of meeting the UK Governments target, of hosting at least 80% of the tournament in the Northern Powerhouse.

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Geordie Eye Test

People from the UK areas of Durham, Northumberland and Tyneside have been extolling (sic 🤣) the very simple new Geordie eye test .. “whey man” said Fred “ah couldn’t believe how easily ah passed it” before knocking me and a little bairn over on his way out of the opticians 👀😂.

Geordie Hoose Rules

Geordie hoose rules 🤣 

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