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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Don’t miss the boat . . . Ferry!

Crossing The Tyne Festival Programme

UPDATE: Thurs 23 August

The Festival Programme is might have one or two more tweaks but is pretty well finalised!


Playing on The Ferry?

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Performance “turnaround times” on the Ferry are very tight!

Some good advice from Ray Rowley, Host for “Music on The Ferry”, to make sure that you get maximum “play time” on The Ferry:

  1. Board the ferry BEFORE the crossing you are actually playing on.
  2. The best plan is to board from the same side that you will be playing your slot – which means 30 mins before your “gig-crossing”, eg.
    • catch 11:30 Ferry from North Shields to perform on 12:00 crossing from North Shields to South Shields;
    • catch 11:45 Ferry from South Shields to perform on 12:15 crossing from South Shields to North Shields;
    • catch 12:00 Ferry from North Shields to perform on 12:30 crossing from North Shields to South Shields;
    • catch 12:15 Ferry from South Shields to perform on 12:45 crossing from South Shields to North Shields;
  3. There is a page on the Nexus website with Ferry Times and a Ferry Timetable with maps and directions to the Ferry Landings that you can download.
  4. Timed playlists for “North to South Crossings” and “South to North Crossings” to help you to plan to get to the Ferry on time: DOWNLOAD FERRY CROSSING PLAYLISTS
  5. Late arrivals: if you do NOT manage to follow Ray’s Cunning Plan as above then you need to board as quickly as possible:
    • do not just wait in line
    • alert the Ferry Crew that you are due to play on the Ferry
    • they will give you quick passage to the left of the Ferry Queue
    • be aware that even with this help, that if you are late and then take too long to set up on stage that you might still miss your chance to play
  6. Free Ferry travel “Pop Cards have been provided by Nexus for Performers on the Ferry. These are normally £5 to buy and have been pre-loaded with £2.80 worth of travel credit, ie. a “Ferry Day Saver Ticket”. (Keep them or give them to someone else afterwards! The car itself is still worth £5 and you can add more credits to it!)
  7. Festival “Pop Card” Bunny! Katie will be travelling to and fro on the Ferry all afternoon with the Pop Cards. She will have a list of who is playing on the Ferry and will get off at each landing to greet performers and hand over Pop Cards.
  8. Check in with Ray when you arrive so he can confirm what you need on stage and he can get it set up in time.
  9. DOWNLOAD THESE TIPS

 

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Remember what fun we had last year!

We have been ferreting out your photos and videos as a reminder of just how GREAT the Crossing The Tyne Festival was in 2017!

Check out this page!  2017 Festival

We have started adding pages for some of last year’s events too  . . .

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. . . Looking forward to seeing all the photos and videos from the Crossing The Tyne Festival 2018 on Saturday 25th August! 

 

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Crossing The Tyne Festival – a Great Exhibition of The North Event!

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Be part of the Festival this year – Saturday 25th August

 

Contact Steve Willis, Festival Organiser

Or see our CONTACT PAGE for other ways to get in touch

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Steve Willis
Crossing The Tyne Festival Organiser
Timmerman Music


 

Crossing The Tyne Festival 2018

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Only six weeks to go now before the next Crossing The Tyne Festival!

Performers

Thank you to everyone who has already been in touch to say you would like to perform on Saturday 25th August.

We are still taking names and you can contact us in LOTS of ways – please see the Festival Contact Page

If you are on Facebook then an easy way to give us your name, or the name of your band, is to add it to this Poll that Lesley Tan has set up in the “Crossing The Tyne Festival Group”:  click through to add your name

  • Please note: Lesley’s poll is NOT a “popularity poll”
  • there is no need to tick the names of people who you would like to see perform
  • there is no need to ask people to tick your name
  • if you want to perform at “Strum on The Tyne”, please see below instead of using the Poll

Strum on The Tyne – Ukulele Festival

If you have not already done so, please contact Liz Panton directly using the “Strum on The Tyne” Contact Form

Venues and Hosts

We have started updating the Festival Programme Page with information about venues and hosts/organisers for 2018. This will include links to Facebook Events created for specific venues.

Updating the Festival Programme is ongoing as there are often changes in the run-up to the Festival.  To date, there are many venues listed as “TBC” (To Be Confirmed) but only because we do not have full details yet. We will post short “News Updates” to let you know when more details are added to the Festival Programme Page.

Great Exhibition of The North

Everyone who has contributed to past Festivals, or will participate this year, can rightly feel very proud that the Crossing The Tyne Festival has been recognised as source of inspiration by The Great Exhibition of The North!

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Fundraising

Last year we raised over £700 for Oxfam in partnership with Oxjam Newcastle.  This year we are fundraising for Metro Radio – Cash for Kids.

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Steve Willis aka “Timmerman” – Festival Organiser

Congratulations to Steve, who with support from Generator, now has his own rather fetching website: “Timmerman Music“!

Steve has created and led the Festival with a massive amount of inspiration, enthusiasm and energy plus considerable coordination and organisational skills over the last four years. All that and buckets of diplomacy in managing to pull together a scattered team of volunteers, rally countless venues, hosts/organisers and performers on both sides of the river and on the Ferry – raising thousands of pounds for Festival charities along the way.

Festival Team

This will grow in size as we get closer to the Festival and we all seem to have multiple roles – but a big thank you is due to Dannielle Keys, for making the fliers that have got us rolling advertising the Festival this year!

Derrin Atkins
Jan Buglass
Dannielle Keys
Liz Panton
Ray Rowley
Lesley Tan