Saturday, 24 August 2019 – No trains Wallsend – Tynemouth
Nexus info correct at time of posting:
“All day on Saturday 24 August no trains will run between Wallsend and Tynemouth to allow for overhead line renewal work. During the work a replacement bus service, number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations in the affected area. Replacement bus stop locations and bus timetable are available below. Your journey will take longer so please leave extra time for travel.”
For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm) or use the Live Travel Map.
Thank you – from Metro Radio Cash for Kids Charity!
5th September 2018
I wanted to write to you to say thank you for your recent donation of £1,044.50 to Cash for Kids from fundraising at the Crossing the Tyne Festival. The money will help make a difference to the lives of local disabled and disadvantaged children here in the North East.
1 in 4 children across the North East are living in poverty, in a home that is cold, damp or both and regularly go without hot meals. It is our mission each year to respond to the needs of children in our communities and give the most disadvantaged a better and brighter future. We aspire to enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential.
Cash for Kids guarantee that all the money raised in the North East stays here and at least 90p in every £1 donated goes to support the children direct.
Once again, thank you to you and all of the venues involved for your support – it is only through donations like yours that we can continue our work of alleviating child poverty, supporting disability and improving quality of life.
“Together we can make a difference”
Kind Regards, Dan Slee Charity Manager Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids
Thank you – everyone!
On behalf of the Festival Team, I would like to thank everyone who donated to Metro Radio Cash for Kids at the Crossing The Tyne Festival 2018 on Saturday 25th August.
We aimed high in setting a fundraising target of £1,000 and you did us proud! We raised over £1,044!
Every penny donated at the Festival went direct to the Charity. There are no “Admin Costs” – the Festival is entirely voluntary and unfunded.
We could not have done this without the support of the 19 venues in North Shields, South Shields and on the Nexus Shields Ferry, who hosted the bands, singer songwriters, poets and choirs who all gave their time and talents for free in a good cause.
Thank you to all the venues who helped us to raise over £1,044 for Metro Radio Cash for Kinds:
to the “hosts” and volunteers at each venue who organised the performances, provided sound gear and technical support, kept things running smoothly on the day, collected donations, organised raffles, etc. etc.
to all the photographers and video makers, who have created a stunningly vivid record of a wonderfully vibrant Festival.
to the musicians, poets and choirs who contributed more than 140 performances during the Festival!
All the Performers and Venue “Hosts” are listed on the Festival website and we will be adding photos and videos soon.
Special mentions to the following Festival Team Members:
Lesley Tan: for being everywhere on multiple social media platforms, providing information and promoting the Festival, plus contacting individual performers and bands to check that they knew where and when they were booked to play.
Liz Panton: Festival “web monkey” for collating and publishing Festival information, with an interactive map to help everyone to navigate on the day, plus hosting the second biggest venue, the “Strum on The Tyne” ukulele festival at The Magnesia Bank, with two stages and 12 acts that raised over £200 on the day
Ray Rowley: for hosting on the Shields Ferry – the busiest, most challenging venue with Performances on 24 crossings and the one that raised the most funds on the day – over £400 for Metro Radio Cash for Kids!
We have already started planning the next Crossing The Tyne Festival – we will keep you posted. See you then! And thank you all again!
Phew! We all did it again – and no one fell in the river!
It is obvious from all the photos and videos posted on Social Media that everyone had a great time yesterday! We sort of had a hunch that you might!
Festival Organiser, Steve Willis, and his Admin Elves will be collecting and counting all the donations to the Festival Charity, Metro Radio Cash for Kids. We will let you know how well we have done this year as soon as possible!
Aren’t you just exploiting professional musicians?
– Performers deserve to be paid and need to earn a living.
We are aware of and support the Musicians Union campaign #WorkNotPlay
The Festival does not have any money to pay anyone – it is all entirely voluntary
Every year, musicians and other performers say that they want to be involved again and new people ask to join in – so we must be doing something right
What we offer is the chance to see other performances for free, to meet and jam with other musicians, visit and play in new venues, wow new audiences, raise funds for a good cause and have a great day out.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements?
Some Festival venues are inside or in the grounds of Public Houses.
Crossing The Tyne Festival 2017 was a great success! Many thanks to EVERYONE who contributed – on both sides of The Tyne and on The Tyne. In North and South Shields, in Gateshead and Newcastle and on the Nexus Ferry!
Many thanks to the Performers, Festival Admin, the Venues, the Event Organisers and Hosts – to everyone who came along and made this such wonderful day and helped to raise funds for a good cause! The sun shone down and smiled on us too!
Many thanks also to everyone who has shared their photos and videos so that we can share them with you!
We will be posting highlights from 2017 but in the meantime you can see photos and videos on our Facebook Festival Page, Group and Facebook Events – and on the “Top Tourist” blog here! Crossing The Tyne Festival 2017
Many thanks to everyone who has supported us for the last three years! So many people have given their time, energy, talents and performance spaces for free, to entertain and help raise funds for charitable causes!
Past Festivals might be gone but they are not forgotten! We will be featuring stories, photos and videos from all the Festivals on the website in future.
We will be developing our website to support and promote The Crossing The Tyne Festival in 2018 and beyond!
We are sure that everyone will enjoy the 2017 Festival and we have some even bigger plans for our next Festival in 2018!
Thank you again to everyone who has made this possible.
Organiser, Crossing The Tyne Festival