Trailblazing

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Three choirs (She Choir – Manchester, Infant Hercules – Stockton and Commoners Choir – Yorkshire), following three separate routes will fill the streets with song before gathering in one unified chorus.

Follow the rousing voices of three choirs as they make their way along separate city centre routes before joining together in an uplifting chorus at Performance Square, Sage Gateshead.

Painting a musical picture of life in the North, the performance comprises a trio of very different choirs with passionate links to their hometowns of Manchester, Leeds and Stockton.

With songs composed by Boff Whalley – formerly of pop band Chumbawamba – Trailblazing not only celebrates the diversity of the North, but also emphasises how much its regions have in common.

It’s a gathering of different places, histories and dialects – a harmonic bringing together of identity and place.

ALL THREE CHOIRS SINGING TOGETHER

X1 – 2pm • northern Stage, Newcastle University. The starting point for all three choirs singing together

X2 – 5pm • Central Station. The final performance, all three choirs singing together.

INFANT HERCULES, WALKING ON THE INNOVATION TRAIL

H1 – 3pm • Urban Sciences building, Newcastle Helix

H2 – 4pm • Times Square (outside)

SHE CHOIR, WALKING ON THE ARTS TRAIL

S1 – 3pm • Grey’s Monument, Grainger Street

S2 – 4pm • St Nicholas Cathedral (inside)

COMMONERS CHOIR, WALKING ON THE DESIGN TRAIL

C1 – 3pm • The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street

C2 – 4pm • The Toffee Factory, Walker Road

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Venue: Northern Stage

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Accessibility Information

  • 2 entrances, both fully accessible.
  • Lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including, the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, all stages and the backstage area.
  • Large print brochures, headsets for assisted listening and audio described brochures available on request.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

Venue: Performance Square

About this venue

Accessibility Information

  • Performance Square has wheelchair friendly access from the west.
  • Parking at Sage Gateshead for Blue Badge holders.
  • Accessible toilet facilities within Sage Gateshead.