Crossing The Tyne Festival 2021

Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August!

Check out everything we have in store for North and South of The Tyne in 2021 in the Festival Programme !

  • Fantastic local musicians – spot the Saturday Main Stage secret theme!
  • Visiting performers from as far afield as Texas
  • A wonderful Choir from Co Durham
  • “Uke on The Tyne” showcasing top groups and solo acts from Tyne & Wear
  • The Stanza poets strutting their stuff
  • The young musicians of “Own Your Stage”
  • “Into The Spotlight” at the Customs House Amphitheatre

We are enormously grateful to everyone who has given freely of their time and talent to make this the most exciting Crossing The Tyne Festival yet!

All performers for good causes, tireless venue hosts, patient sound and stage managers and enthusiastic volunteer helpers!

Venues

The big venue this year is outdoors with a Main Stage and an Acoustic Stage in Northumberland Square, North Shields NE30 1QD

Indoors, there will be a more intimate Acoustic Stage in the bar at The Exchange, Howard St, North Shields NE30 1SE

On Saturday only, an innovative outdoor stage at the Customs House Amphitheatre, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES

Refreshments

Festival Lager and Ciders, Shipyard IPA, Stella Artois and soft drinks will be available at the pop-up bar in Northumberland Square.

Festival Charities

Covid-19 put paid to a full Festival in 2020 and we only had a small event at the Amphitheatre outside the Customs House, South Shields with no fundraising.

In 2019, our last proper Festival, we raised over £4,000 for RNLI Lifeboat Tynemouth.

This year we are supporting three local charities:

Saturday: North East Homeless

Sunday: RNLI Lifeboat Tynemouth

Monday: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Find out about the important work these charities do by visiting their stalls in Northumberland Square – and please give generously at all Festival venues!

Partnership with North Tyneside Council

We are delighted that North Tyneside Council has recognised the cultural contribution of the Festival. Without its generous support, practical and financial, we could not have managed to put on such an ambitious event in Northumberland Square. Particular thanks to Tom Wilson, Senior Events Officer, for his advice and patience.

Official Sponsors

Many thanks to RayTel Security Systems for financial support and to NY Timber North Shields for valuable donations of timber to build the Acoustic Stage and Bar in Northumberland Square.

Kind Supporters

A special thank you to Stephenson Steam Railway for the loan of portable barriers and to The Beacon Centre for providing a rehearsal space for Darlington SING Community Choir.

Most of all – come along, bring the family and enjoy the fun!

Steve Willis
Festival Organiser

Thank you – from Metro Radio Cash for Kids – and from Steve Willis, Festival Organiser!

 

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Dan Moylan (Metro Radio), Steve Willis (Organiser, Crossing The Tyne Festival), Liz Panton (Festival Team Member)

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Thank you – from Metro Radio Cash for Kids Charity!

5th September 2018

THANK YOU!

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

5th September 2018 Dear Steve, Liz and everyone at the Crossing the Tyne Festival THANK YOU! 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 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:

1. Nexus Shields Ferry
2. Ferry Landing (South Side)
3. Alum Ale House (South Shields)
4. The Exchange (North Shields)
5. Magnesia Bank (North Shields)
6. Old Low Light Heritage Centre (North Shields)
7. Holborn Rose & Crown (South Shields)
8. Lovaine Community Garden (North Shields)
9. Cluny 2 (Newcastle)
10. The Word (South Shields)
11. Low Lights Tavern (North Shields)
12. St Hildas Pithead (South Shields)
13. Bell & Bucket (North Shields)
14. Pub & Kitchen (North Shields)
15. Oddfellows (North Shields)
16. Pie & Bottle Shop (North Shields)
17. Steamboat (South Shields)
18. Queen Vic (South Shields)
19. Juke Shed Bar (North Shields)

Thank you . . .

  • 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!

Steve Willis
Crossing The Tyne Festival Organiser
https://crossingthetynefestival.uk

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Over £1,000 raised for Metro Radio “Cash for Kids” Charity!

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CROSSING THE TYNE FESTIVAL 2018

  • 19 Venues in North Shields, South Shields and on the Nexus Shields Ferry
  • Over 140 Performances by musicians, singers, choirs and poets
  • Over £1,000 raised for Metro Radio Cash for Kids!

Last year the Festival raised over £700 for Oxfam, in partnership with Oxjam Newcastle.

This year we went it alone and set ourselves a fund-raising target of £1,000 for Metro Radio Cash for Kids.

You cannot imagine how pleased and proud I am that the Festival raised over £1,000 !

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART, RAISING FUNDS AND GIVING MONEY TO THIS GOOD CAUSE!

Steve Willis
Festival Organiser


£1,034.50 added today to the “off-line donations” on the Metro Radio Cash for Kids Festival Fundraising Page 

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I guess this will stop showing “pending” Office Hours tomorrow because the cash has already been delivered!

Fantastic Fourth Free Festival yesterday! Thank you EVERYONE! ♫❤️♬

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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!

THANK YOU AGAIN EVERYONE! – YOU ROCK!!