Strum on The Tyne – Raffle for Cash for Kids!


Fantastic response from Ukulele Players taking part in the Crossing The Tyne Festival 2018 “Strum on The Tyne” “Uke Fest” tomorrow at

Venue 5 (N) The Magnesia Bank

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Raffle Prizes

Raffle Donations so far! More are welcome!

All proceeds to “Metro Radio Cash for Kids“!

  • Two Tickets to the North Tyneside Ukulele Festival !
    • donated by Bay Uke
  • Makala Waterman Ukulele, Slide Whistle, Stagg XLR Microphone Cable, Aquila Sugar Strings and Aquila Nylgut Strings
    • ALL donated by Darren Gray!
  • Wine, Spirits and BIG Box of Chocolates
    • donated by Co-Op, Spar & Morrison’s – Diane Robson 
  • Boulder Creek Hard-Foam Baritone Ukulele Case
    • donated by Liz Panton

Venue 5. Strum on The Tyne “Uke Fest” @MagnesiaBank !

Many Thanks to The Magnesia Bank !

– for welcoming us at very short notice and hosting “Strum on The Tyne” 2018 !

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Venue 5. Crossing the Tyne Festival

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.


Stage 1: Main Bar
Stage 2: Conservatory



Please bear with us while we update Venue 5. Strum on The Tyne details across social media!




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