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Thanks for the memories

[ May 28, 2013   //   ]

The Port of Tyne is staging a ‘Songs from the Shipyards’ event, together with internationally acclaimed band and, The Unthanks and the Customs House South Shields.

Songs from the Shipyards is described as “a beautiful and powerful audio visual work tracing the story of the North East’s shipyards” and is returning to venues across the region as part of the Festival of the North East.   There will be one performance especially for an invited audience bringing together the shipyard, port and riverside community of the River Tyne.

The story is told through a film created by director Richard Fenwick from historic archive footage, with live accompaniment from The Unthanks.   There will be performances in Sunderland, Teesside and at The Customs House, South Shields, on Thursday 13 June, Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June.

Adrian McNally of The Unthanks, said: “Songs from the Shipyards is a moving and powerful piece of social history.  It’s invaluable for younger generations to understand the foundations and background of where they’re from, and for older generations to remember and reconnect with what was once the lifeblood of their communities.”

TYNE Saturday 15th June – The Customs House, South Shields NE33 1ES

Doors 7.30pm, Start 8pm £15/14

TEES Friday 14th June – The Ballroom Preston Park Museum, TS18 3RH

Doors 7.15pm, Show 7.45pm Doors 9pm Show 9.30pm £15/14

WEAR – Thursday 13th June – Sunderland Minster, SR1 3ET

Doors 9pm, Show 9.30pm £15/14




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