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Today Wednesday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Scott Wall - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Travel Update for Blaydon

This is for anyone coming to tomorrow night’s Xmas party at the Black Bull, Blaydon.
The old Scotswood Bridge (not the A1 bridge) has a diversion on the Blaydon side. It’s not very clearly marked.
If you are coming over from the north best come down the A1 and take the first slip road off once you cross the river.
At the roundabout take the A694 for Consett. At the next roundabout turn right (the B6317) which bring you into Blaydon after about one mile.
For anyone coming along the western by-pass, past the Metro Centre, take the next slip road after the Metro Centre turn off, marked for Swalwell & Whickham. Turn right at the roundabout onto the B6317 and follow it straight on - it leads into Blaydon after about one mile. 
The old A695 bridge  (a box girder bow shaped bridge) seems to need regular maintenance. We'd have been better off with the old Chain Bridge built in 1831 which was built to last, like a lot of Victorian civil engineering. Trouble was - it was just one lane only so a slight bottleneck in its latter years. Many experts though felt it was the most beautiful of all the Tyne bridges and of course its immortalised in the Blaydon Races song. Bring back the Victorians when we could do things in style and made to last without cheap-skating it. Not sure if they were keen on jazz though??
Roly

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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