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Charlie Musselwhite: "I used to see these posters in the windows of the [Chicago] blues clubs advertising Elmore James and Muddy Waters which knocked me out. I was making a note of the addresses and at night I'd go back and listen to the blues until 4-5 in the morning." - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2021)

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Tuesday, June 01, 2021


(Press release)

Newcastle’s community-owned music venue The Globe has been shortlisted for a Co-op of the Year Award – a prestigious accolade that honours co-ops across the UK who have shown a commitment to the co-operative principles, stepping up and supporting their communities during the pandemic.

Dave Parker, co-chair of the co-op that owns The Globe, said, “We’re so excited to be one of just five co-ops shortlisted for the Small Community Co-op of the Year Award. The winners will be decided by a public vote – so we’re a

sking all our members, employees, customers and supporters to cast a vote for us.

“The pandemic has been so hard for so many of us and we’ve done our best to adapt our co-op during this challenging time. We have continued to operate, providing income for musicians, employment for staff, and joy for isolated people. We broadcast 15 events a month including jazz, folk, rock, and classical. Performers and technicians work in a covid-secure environment to deliver high-quality livestreams. These have been viewed by thousands and have raised over £40,000 for musicians.

“If we’ve inspired you, impressed you, helped you or made a positive difference in any way we’d love it if you could vote for us.”

The Co-op of the Year Awards 2021 are organised by Co-operatives UK – the network for Britain’s thousands of
co-operative businesses – and sponsored by The Co-operative Bank. The Globe has been shortlisted in the category of Small Community Co-op.

To vote for The Globe go to

Voting closes at midnight on the 1 June and the winners will be announced in early July.

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