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“Strum on The Tyne” is a free, fund-raising Ukulele Festival that operates under the umbrella of the Crossing The Tyne Festival

  • The “Crossing The Tyne Festival” is a completely voluntary event.
  • All venues, performers and organisers give their performance spaces, equipment, time, talents and energies for free – to entertain, enjoy the community spirit and raise funds for good causes.
  • The Crossing The Tyne Festival was recognised by the Great Exhibition of The North 2018 as an Inspirational Event!


Strum on The Tyne 2019

RNLI Fundraising

Many Thanks!

To The Magnesia Bank for welcoming us at very short notice and hosting “Strum on The Tyne” 2018!  We will be back at the “Maggie Bank” for the 2019 “Strum on The Tyne” as part of the “Crossing the Tyne Festival” on Saturday 24 August 2019.

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The Magnesia Bank
1 Camden St
North Shields
NE30 1NH

Directions: Google Map


  • There are only “Bar snacks” (crisps, etc.).
  • The pub is just off North Shields High Street, close to cafe’s and shops.
  • 3:05 – 3:30 BREAK for food!

Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from North Shields metro and many bus stops
  • 9 minutes walk from North Shields Ferry Terminal.


  • On-street: Camden St and surrounding streets, 50p per hour (no time restrictions) (Camden St is one-way, running down from the High St.)
  • Beacon Centre Multi-Storey: 2 mins walk
    Adjacent to the shopping centre is a multi-storey car park with more than 400 parking bays, 13 disabled bays and 7 parent & toddler bays.
    Parking charges:
    Up to 2 hours £1.20
    2-4 hours £1.50
    4+ hours £2.50
    For Sat Nav purposes the postcode of the Car park is NE29 6QN
    The car park is open from 7am – 7pm
  • North Shields Fish Quay: Free parking
  • North Tyneside – All Parking Info


  • Level access from Camden Street into The Conservatory.
  • Level access from Camden Street to back entrance of main bar. (One step maybe, there were three doors and I was not sure which one was the back entrance!)
  • Several steep steps between The Conservatory and Main Bar
  • Toilets are level access from the Main Bar.
  • NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
    • There is no designated wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • Staff say that customers in wheelchairs do use the toilets.



  • STAGES – Running Order being tweaked!

    Stage 1: MAIN BAR

    Programme 12:00 – 6:00

    • 12:00 – 12:30 Stage 1. The Dead Skunk Skiffle and Blues Orchestra (BAR)
    • 12:30 – 12:40 Stage 2. Rik Hoskin – Set 1 (CONSERVATORY)
    • 12:50 – 13:20 Stage 1. Low Fell Ukes (BAR)
    • 13:25 – 13:35 Stage 2. Rik Hoskin – Set 2 (CONSERVATORY)
    • 13:45 – 14:15 Stage 1. Central Bar Ukulele Players (BAR)
    • 14:15 – 14:30 Stage 2. OPEN MIC SLOT (CONSERVATORY)
    • 14:30 – 15:00 Stage 1. Dam Jammers (BAR)
    • 15:00 – 15:30 BREAK
    • 15:30 – 16:00 Stage 1. Peter Fry (BAR)
    • 16:05 – 16:30 Stage 1. Richard Taylor (BAR)
    • 16:35 – 16:55 Stage 2. OPEN MIC SLOT (CONSERVATORY)
    • 17:00 – 17:20 Stage 1. Fine Vintage (BAR)
    • 17:30 – 18:00 Stage 1. TBC (BAR)
      6:00 RAFFLE

    A pretty version of the Running Order for you! *To be added*

    Download PDF file to print 2019 Strum on The Tyne – Running Order *To be added*


    Raffle Donations welcome! All proceeds to RNLI Lifeboats

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    If you have already contacted Liz Panton to say that you / your band would like to perform at “Strum on The Tyne 2019”, you do not need to get in touch again – you are already on the list!

    Contact Liz Panton about “Strum on The Tyne” Ukulele Festival

    Archive: Strum on The Tyne – previous years

    Strum on The Tyne 2018

    • over 100 people performed on two stages at the Magnesia Bank, North Shields
    • we raised £220 out of a total of £1,044.50 for the “Crossing The Tyne Festival” 2018 Charity, “Metro Radio Cash for Kids”

    Strum on The Tyne 2017 

    • over 100 people performed on two stages outside the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields
    • we raised £122 for the “Crossing The Tyne Festival” 2017 Charity, Oxfam.

    We were very lucky with the weather – and the year before as well!

    We would like to thank the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields for their hospitality in hosting “Strum on The Tyne” in 2016 and 2017!