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Bebop Spoken There

JD Allen: "...art in itself is now a luxury that you need a lot of finances to do." - (DownBeat October 2021)

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

13,822 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1239 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 18).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 25: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Gosforth Civic Theatre says "Thank you".

(Press release)

I wanted to write to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Big Give campaign and COVID-19 Appeal this year; in total we raised an amazing £26,571 from your donations and pledges. This money will help us continue to support our learning disabled company members to run Gosforth Civic Theatre for you, this will mean that everyone can come together and enjoy gigs, shows and events here again when we are able to do so.

This year we have experienced so much generosity and support from you all, the examples are simply endless; you donated at our outdoor gigs, sent us kind messages of strength, were patient and understanding when we couldn’t be there for you, you gave us your time and expertise freely, people paid for coffees when our doors were closed, shared stories of when they were open, and gave generously throughout. The list goes on and on.
 
Over the past year we have all suffered from being isolated from our friends and extended families from time to time, we have all had to miss birthdays, celebrations and anniversaries that otherwise would have brought us together. We have also had to distance from our neighbours and those from our communities, but my experience, and I hope yours too, from being out in those communities has often been one of togetherness and mutual understanding of our shared situation.
 
We have all experienced this year differently, some of us have suffered loss, loneliness, anxiety, and some of us haven’t, but we have all been without connection. I hope this shared experience will bring us all closer together in the future, I hope it will build bridges between all the beautiful diversity in our community, but what I can promise to you is your support will enable Gosforth Civic Theatre to be a safe place where these connections happen and thrive.
 
We are greatly looking forward to being able to open our doors again; without you we are simply bricks and mortar, but with you all here, we are so much more.
Rob Huggins   

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