Kathryn Tickell


Join us to celebrate the role of philanthropy in preserving and nurturing the music and culture of the North East, in the magnificent Kings Hall at Newcastle University. The evening is hosted by Chris Day, Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University and includes a drinks reception and hot buffet.

Kathryn Tickell is our guide for the evening performing and welcoming household names and the stars of tomorrow, the programme is fantastic! 

The Lake Poets  ***** “Longstaff's inspired talent and thought-provoking song-writing skill that will leave you wanting more in an instant.” - Sam Lightle

Superfolkus  ***** “These musicians will blow you away with their fresh new sound. But watch out - after you've been invigorated by the drive, swing and sheer technical virtuosity of the music you may find yourself moved to tears by an evocative song or slow air and by the obvious commitment and passion of these young players”. - Magnetic North East

However, we know, the highlight of the show will be the auction of signed & hand-written lyrics by North East musical heroes produced especially for this event.

1. Mike Tickell – ‘Song for Sir Bobby Robson’ with CD
2. Martin Longstaff – ‘Ship Yards’
3. Mark Knopfler – ‘Brothers in Arms’  
4. ‘Geordie Aid manuscript signed by Mike Waller’ and the 7” Vinyl 1979
5. Clear White Light Cast signed script including Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell
6. Jimmy Nail ‘Big River’
7. ‘The Dam’ Children’s Illustrated book signed by David Almond, Kathryn Tickell and Mike Tickell
8. Paul Smith ‘By the Monument’
9. Field Music ‘Open Here’
10. Bryan Ferry ‘Avalon’

The auction will be led by the wonderful Bertie Foster.

All proceeds from the evening including the full ticket price will go into the Young Musicians Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, thanks to the support of Newcastle University and the Generosity Festival sponsors.

Duration: 2 hours 45 mins

Finish: 9:30 pm

Photo credit: Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland