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9th - 16th July 2014 10T H A N N I V E R S A RY

A celebration of world-class street entertainment, live music and special performances.

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Welcome to the tenth annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival!

North Tyneside has a big programme of events right across the year but, a decade on, this special cultural celebration remains our biggest and most popular one. The festival is a great summer attraction for residents and visitors alike, with many of the highlights set in the wonderful settings of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Tynemouth Station and Front Street.

This year we have free street entertainment, a colourful pageant featuring local school children and community groups and special live music concerts for you to enjoy. There’s so much happening and I know whatever you come to see, you’re bound to have a great time.

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Contents 4

Festival Highlights


The Performers


Travel Information



Norma Redfearn Elected Mayor of North Tyneside

Further information

For further details on any of the information in this programme, please contact Tourist Information on 0191 200 5895 or visit Details are correct at time of going to print. Line up subject to change at short notice.


We are thrilled to welcome three amazing acts to the Playhouse Whitley Bay. Whitburn born singer-songwriter Nadine Shah, Texan folk-rockers Midlake and punk-poet John Cooper Clarke. Catch them in this intimate setting while you can!

Nadine Shah plus Sam Fender

Wednesday 9th July Tickets: £10

Midlake plus Gold Lake

Thursday 10th July Tickets: £18

John Cooper Clarke Wednesday 16th July Tickets: £17

Playhouse Whitley Bay 0844 248 1588



Don’t miss one of the UK’s biggest pop bands … Tynemouth Priory and Castle Friday 11th July 2014, 6pm Tickets: £20 plus booking fee

PAUL WELLER Tynemouth Priory and Castle Saturday 12th July 2014 6pm


Sunday afternoon in the Priory Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Sunday 13th July 2014 The Brand New Heavies



The Neville Staple Band Jen Stevens andThe Hiccups

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £7 for children and are available in person from North Shields and Whitley Bay Tourist Information Centres or by calling (0191) 200 5895. There is a £1.50 postage fee if booking over the phone.

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The Brand New Heavies

Acid Jazz and funk group Brand New Heavies have achieved over a dozen Top 40 singles including ‘Dream on Dreamer’, ‘Midnight at the Oasis’ and ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ during the last 25 years on the British music scene.

The Neville Staple Band


Toploader can boast one of UK pop music’s catchiest ever tunes with ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ - from the triple Platinum album Onka’s Big Moka.

Neville Staple is a two tone ska icon having been an integral part of The Specials and Fun Boy Three and is back at the festival by popular demand.


Alt-pop four-piece Lisbon hail from Whitley Bay. Their single Blue Love was recently playlisted by Radio One.

The Event @ Segedunum Winner from

Also performing will be the winning artist from The Event @ Segedunum. A music concert organised by the Young Mayor and his Youth Activities Group for young people from North Tyneside.

Jen Stevens andThe Hiccups Four piece band from South Shields playing a mix of pop, jazz, folk and rock.


Street entertainment

programmed by

2 Faced Dance Company presents

‘Two Old Men’

Join two surprisingly spritely old friends as they take you on the journey of their lives via some breathtaking acrobatics, break dancing and hilariously eccentric behaviour. Bash Street Theatre presents

‘The Strong Man’

Inspired by a Charlie Chaplin film, ‘The Strong Man’ tells a story of a travelling circus that has just lost its headline act. If the Strong Man’s assistant doesn’t find a replacement she’ll be in big trouble … Silent comedy, circus skills, live music and a little bit of magic from the award-winning Bash Street Theatre Company.

Cocoloco presents

‘Madame Bonbon’


Alice in Wonderland meets The Shining as the wonderful Cocoloco introduce you to their latest comic creations, barking mad, fortune-telling Madame Bonbon and her loyal retainer Nobby.

Fairly Famous Family presents

‘The Liver Cottage’

Comedy chefs Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall present a cookery demonstration like no other live from the Liver Cottage mobile kitchen. Learning to cook ‘al Tesco’ was never more fun! Jordi L Vidal presents


A pair of City traders are on the run after a misappropriation of funds...juggling money takes on a whole new meaning via acrobatics, beat-boxing and thrilling diabolo skills.

Les Dudes present “OOups!” Cie. Jordi L. Vidal With Gaspard Herblot and Anthony Lefebvre

Jordi L Vidal presents


‘Chrysalis’ is a very different second offering from Belgian production company Jordi L Vidal. This beautiful dance duo uses a length of rope to express a love affair … the meeting, the passion, the heartbreak, even the birth of a child.

“Chrysalis” Cie. Jordi L. Vidal With Vania D’angelo and Kevin Troussart

‘Let’s Do This’

Dudes Francis and Philippe have performed with Canada’s top circus companies, including the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Now you can enjoy their high energy brand of circus skills and comedy right here in Tynemouth.


Street entertainment

Mimbre presents Let’s Circus presents

‘The Potheads’

The Potheads are guaranteed to turn heads in this eye-catching walkabout performance from Tyneside-based Let’s Circus.

Stefano Di Renzo presents

‘On My Way’

Stefano Di Renzo’s solo show uses mesmerizing object manipulation, and slack rope to tell the story journey of a man desperate to create a normal existence in a new place far from his mother country. 10


A woman sits on a bench and watches the world pass by … a cavalcade of characters who come and go, each one brilliantly brought to life by the UK’s leading all-women acrobatic performance company.

Bread and Butter Theatre Company

Two days of comedy mayhem are guaranteed from the irrepressible Bread and Butter Theatre Company, whose many achievements include organising the Guinness World Records’ “Largest Pantomime Horse Race”! For MOTF they’ll be compering a stage, having fun and generally turning up where you least expect them.

Moxie Brawl presents

‘Sit Back’

Reckless Invention

Join award-winning dance company Moxie Brawl for a spoonful of nostalgia, a shot of good fun and a measure of emotion celebrating the role of the female workforce during World War 2. London Transport Clippies from the 601 trolleybus enjoy their lunchbreak to a soundtrack of songs from the likes of Bing Crosby, Marilyn Duke and Anne Shelton.

This dinner service combines silent comedy and graceful slapstick to great effect – evoking the genius of Morecambe and Wise.

Wet Picnic presents

‘Time For Tea’

Wet Picnic’s Tea Ladies sweep through the streets to supply an explosive and surreal teatime for everyone to enjoy! Your taste buds will be tingling at the sight of this eccentric ensemble, who are as fabulous and fruity as the cake they eat. With tantalising tricks, trolley dancing, Austrian milkmaids and a big fat cow, teatime is now the gateway to adventure!


Platform at Tynemouth Station Local choir Mouths of the Tyne launch an exciting programme of dance and music. The critically acclaimed 2Faced Dance Company will be presenting Two Old Men a tale of two old friends’ extraordinary experiences, eccentric behaviour and witty tales.


A block of urban street dance will be kicked off by local groups Amanda Nicole School of Dance, Custom Breaks, Flava Bay and the Sarah McVeigh Dance School.

A stunning headline performance will see Chrysalis, choreographed by Jordi L. Vidal, wow audiences with an acrobatic and dance duo. Based on the evolution of a couple, the performance will get you into a rich world of emotions. This visual, poetic show has been featured in more than 15 countries around the world including Brazil, Mali, Morocco and locations right across Europe. An afternoon that showcases local talent culminates in further opportunities to enjoy national and international dance performances. 12

Saturday 12th July 10.20am 10.40am 11am 11.50am 12pm 12.10pm 12.20pm 12.30pm 1pm 1.30pm 3pm 3.30pm 4pm

Mouths of the Tyne Choir Two Old Men – Performed by 2Faced Dance Company Amanda Nicole School of Dance Custom Breaks Flava Bay Sarah McVeigh Dance Street Jam Session Chrysalis – choreography by Jordi L. Vidal Two Old Men – Performed by 2Faced Dance Company Local Talent Showcase Chrysalis – choreography by Jordi L. Vidal Two Old Men – Performed by 2Faced Dance Company Close

Linskill Community Choir and The Vieux Carré Jazzmen provide a fantastic morning of musical entertainment.

Dance theatre group Moxie Brawl present Sit Back, choreographed by Sarah Blanc. Set in 1942, this stunning piece of dance theatre sees London Transport Clippies from the 601 trolleybus service having lunch between shifts. Their imaginations go on a physical journey exploring and transforming the space and their relationship as they dance and interact with the audience. Moxie Brawl produces work that entertains, excites and establishes new worlds for audiences to experience dance theatre. Enjoy an afternoon of Brazilian and Latin music and dance from the organisers of ¡VAMOS! Festival. Element Dance Company present a Brazil Dance Troupe that is vibrant, sassy, full on Rio style dance, plus a public participation session! Alba Flamenca bring Flamenco to Tynemouth. Amarea bring you the sounds from Iberia and the diaspora: including bossa nova, bolero, chanson and latin jazz. DJs Lubi Jovanovic (Giles Peterson of Latino music) and Coco Vega will help provide a seamless and celebratory afternoon.

Zander Photography


Sunday 13th July 10.30am 11am 12.15pm 1pm 1.15pm

1.30pm 1.45pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 4pm

Harmony or Linskill Community Choir Jazz Hour: The Vieux Carré Jazzmen Sit Back – performed by Moxie Brawl – choreography by Sarah Blanc DJ / MCs: Lubi Jovanovic and Coco Vega Element Dance Company: Brazil Dance Troupe DJ / MCs Alba Flamenca DJ / MCs Amarea DJ / MCs Close


Early Years Area Platform at Tynemouth Station

Led by Bare Toed Dance Company and friends, The Tree House, The Pond and The Nest will host a variety of exciting activities! Sign up for workshops or join a drop-in session.

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th Programme The Pond

10am - 4pm 11am - 12pm 1pm - 4pm

House of Objects - flags, dream catchers, rain sticks Glooptastic - messy play Fantasy Photo Booth - themed around football and the World Cup countries

10am - 11am 11am - 12pm 12pm - 1pm 1pm - 2pm 2pm - 3pm 3pm - 4pm

Piccolo - music Bare Toed, Treasure Chest free-play Bookhappy - stories and movement Bare Toed, Dance (Sat) Hammocks & Acro (Sun) Ged Camille - Drumming Bare Toed, Treasure Chest free-play

10am - 4pm

Birth and Baby Basics

The Tree House

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Supported by

Saturday 12th July, 11.15am from Kings Priory School Children and young people from across North Tyneside have worked extremely hard to create a wonderful, colourful pageant for this year’s festival.

Over 20 schools, local dance and community groups, bands and choirs will be taking part and embracing a World Cup theme. As well as schools, Linskill Community Choir and North Tyneside Steel Band will be performing a wide range of music and songs, while Decote Dance and Move It Studio will be adding a dance element.

Each group and school will represent different countries of the world, ranging from Cameroon to Medieval England and The Ivory Coast to Brazil. Expect to be dazzled by the array of colour and vibrant costumes parading through the streets of Tynemouth!


Travel information

Park and Ride Saturday

Beaconsfield* to Tynemouth Village every 20 mins between 10am and 6.20pm. Tynemouth Village to Beaconsfield every 20 mins between 10.15am and 6.35pm.


Beaconsfield to Tynemouth Village every 20 mins between 10am and 7.20pm Tynemouth Village to Beaconsfield every 20 mins between 10.15am and 7.35pm £3 per car

*on seafront at Tynemouth adjacent to Blue Reef Aquarium

Alternative parking

Northumberland Park Metro Station

Park vehicle all day for £1 and take the Metro into Tynemouth.

Ticket price: £3.60 for two zone all day ticket, child with an under-16 pop card 60p single or £1.10 all day ticket (CAT), without POP card £1.20 child day saver. Over 16 adult fare.

Car park opening times: 5am – 1am daily

Parking will be extremely limited in and around Tynemouth Village. We recommend that you use public transport or the Park and Ride service wherever possible.


Normal service will run with trains every 12 minutes on Saturday and every 15 minutes on Sunday. Last trains: From Tynemouth to Gateshead and Newcastle 11.10pm From Heworth to Sunderland 11.26pm Please check latest times before making your journey.


For further information contact


Regent Regent Centre Centre 0191 20 20 747

Main Bus Inter Interchange change Interchange Rail Interchange Ferry (only (only A+B+C tickets tickets valid) valid) Ferry Airport Airport Park P ark and Ride


Heworth Heworth

Pelaw Pelaw

Pallion Pallion South Hylton

F ellgate Fellgate

River River Wear Wear


Sunderland Su und derland

Stadium Sttadium off Light

Park P ark k Lane

University Uni versity sity y

Sunderland City y Ce Centre Centr entre

St Peter’ Peter’s s

East Boldon Seab urn Seaburn

South Shields

Chichester Chichester Tyne Dock

Simonside Bede

Tynemouth Ty ynemouth

W Whitle y Bay Bay Whitley

North North h Shields Shi S

Meadow Meadow Well Well

Cullercoats Cullercoats


Percy Percy Main Ri ver Tyne River

Br Brockley ockley Whins

Jarrow Jarrow Hebburn Hebburn

West West Monkseaton

Howdon Howdon

Hadrian Road

Wallsend Wallsend

Walkergate Walkergate

Chillingham Road

Shiremoor Shiremoor

Northumberland Northumberland Park P ark Palmersville Palmersville

Felling Felling

Byk Byker er


Gateshead Stadium


Haymarket Haym market Mon u umen Monument ument


Centrall Station

St JJames ame es

Four Four Lane Lane Ends Ends

West West Jesmond

Ilford Road

South South Gosforth Gosforth


Newcastle Ne wcastle City Cent Centre ntre

Wansbeck Wansbeck Road

Fawdon Fawdon

Kingston Park Park

Bank Foot Foot

Callerton Callerton Parkway Parkway

Airport Airport

Programme Street entertainment


Saturday 12th July

12.00pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.15pm

Wet Picnic Potheads Fairly Famous Family Cocoloco Wet Picnic Potheads Fairly Famous Family Cocoloco Wet Picnic Fairly Famous Family Potheads

12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 3.45pm 4.30pm

Mr Wilson’s Second Line Moxie Brawl Stefano di Renzo Ooups Mr Wilson’s Second Line Moxie Brawl Mr Wilson’s Second Line Stefano di Renzo Ooups

12.00pm 12.15pm 12.45pm 12.55pm 1.40pm 1.50pm 2.20pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.10pm 3.55pm 4.05pm 4.40pm

Bread & Butter (compere) Mimbre Bread & Butter (compere) Les Dudes Bread & Butter (compere) Reckless Invention Bread & Butter (compere) Mimbre Bread & Butter (compere) Les Dudes Bread & Butter (compere) Reckless Invention Bread & Butter (compere)

Street Entertainment

Cabaret Stage


Jazz Stage

12.00pm - 12.45pm Levee Ramblers 1.00pm - 1.45pm The Vieux Carré Jazzmen 2.00pm - 2.45pm Broadway Melody 3.00pm - 3.45pm Levee Ramblers 4.00pm - 4.45pm The Vieux Carré Jazzmen 5.00pm - 5.45pm Broadway Melody

Programme Street entertainment


Sunday 13th July

12.00pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.15pm

Wet Picnic Potheads Fairly Famous Family Cocoloco Wet Picnic Potheads Fairly Famous Family Cocoloco Wet Picnic Fairly Famous Family Potheads

12.00pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.50pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 3.15pm 3.45pm 4.10pm

2 Faced Dance Bash Street Theatre Ooups Stefano di Renzo Chryalis 2 Faced Dance Bash Street Theatre Ooups Moxie Brawl Chrysalis

12.00pm 12.15pm 12.45pm 12.55pm 1.40pm 1.50pm 2.20pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.10pm 3.55pm 4.05pm 4.40pm

Bread & Butter (compere) Mimbre Bread & Butter (compere) Les Dudes Bread & Butter (compere) Reckless Invention Bread & Butter (compere) Mimbre Bread & Butter (compere) Les Dudes Bread & Butter (compere) Reckless Invention Bread & Butter (compere)

Street Entertainment

Cabaret Stage

Jazz Stage

12.00pm - 12.45pm Gavin Lee’s New Orleans Jazz 1.00pm – 1.45pm New Century Ragtime Orchestra 2.00pm – 2.45pm Steve Andrews Swing Sextet 3.00pm – 3.45pm Gavin Lee’s New Orleans Jazz 4.00pm – 4.45pm New Century Ragtime Orchestra 5.00pm – 5.45pm Steve Andrews Swing Sextet


Concerts Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Friday 11th July

6pm 7pm 8.15pm

Doors open Support Lawson

6pm 7pm 8.15pm

Doors open The Gramotones Paul Weller

12pm 12.30pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4.15pm 5.30pm

Doors Open Winner of The Event @ Segedunum Lisbon Jen Stevens and The Hiccups The Neville Staple Band Toploader The Brand New Heavies

Saturday 12th July

Sunday Afternoon in the Priory

Times are approximate and subject to change at short notice.

This is an all weather event.

No dogs allowed in Tynemouth Priory and Castle (except Guide Dogs).

Food and drink available on-site. 20

No tents or BBQs.

HMS Tyne Open Day HMS Tyne will be holding its annual open day to coincide with the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Angus Watt Flags

The stunning flags situated around the festival site in Tynemouth are by internationallyacclaimed artist Angus Watt.

Visitors are welcome onboard between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 13th July at White Hill Point behind Royal Quays Outlet Centre, North Shields, follow Hayhole Road.


Tynemouth No dogs allowed in Tynemouth Priory and Castle (except Guide Dogs) Kings Priory School Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Kings Priory School

Ferry Landing

Tynemouth Metro Station First Aid Point Front Street Entertainment Jazz Stage Priory & Castle Main Stage Festival Catering Festival Bar Toilets and Accessible Toilets Festival Information Taxi Rank Children’s Pageant Start/Finish Road Closure Car Parking and Disabled Parking

Ferry Landing


Park and Ride (Beaconsfield)


Mouth of the Tyne Festival Programme 2014