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May 302015

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North Tyneside’s Mouth of the Tyne festival takes place on Friday 10th July, Saturday 11th July and Sunday 12th July 2015 live at Tynemouth Priory. The line-up for this years event includes Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 80’s chart regulars The Christians, Acid Jazz funksters James Taylor Quartet, Ben Ottewell from Gomez plus North East new-folk pop group Kosoti and Whitley Bay singer songwriter Olivia Devine.


A full copy of the festival program can be viewed or downloaded below…

The festival features Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott with special guests I Am Kloot on Friday 10th July 2015. Performing together again Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will bring songs from their new Top 3 album What Have We Become and a massive back catalogue of Beautiful South and Housemartins tunes.

Manchester band I Am Kloot are Mercury Prize nominees and have 7 studio albums to their name since forming in 1999. With a new live album released in April and a new recording on the horizon for 2016.

You can see Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott performing live at the Glastonbury festival here…

On Saturday 11th July 2015 The Specials with very special guest Roots Manuva will be performing. The Specials transformed British pop in the late Seventies and early Eighties, mixing ska with punk and humour. Since reforming in 2008, the band has enjoyed sell-out tours all over the world and remain one of the most distinctive British bands performing today with infectious energy and an amazing following.

British hip hop artist Roots Manuva has been announced as very special guest of The Specials for their Mouth of the Tyne Festival show. The South London rapper is a MOBO Award Winner and Mercury Music Prize nominee and is considered one of the most exciting, multi-faceted lyricists and musicians working in the UK today.

You can see a video of The Specials performing live here…

On Wednesday 8th July Rufus Wainwright, the internationally-renowned singer, who Sir Elton John calls ‘the greatest songwriter on the planet’ will be performing at the Whitley Bay Playhouse.

On Thursday 9th July 2015 Whitley Bay’s own Lisbon play a homecoming show at the Whitley Bay Playhouse hot on the heels of a fantastic 2014 that saw them make the Radio 1 playlist with their song Blue Love.

On Friday 10th July 2015 Italian-English singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti will be performing at the Whitley Bay Playhouse. His unique raspy vocals and memorable melodies make him one of the hottest tickets around. Support comes from Gizmo Varillas.

You can buy your tickets online here or by telephone 0191 200 5895.

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Nov 232013

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Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

Any guests staying with us in 2014 and plan on using the Tyne & Wear Metro to travel to/from our guest house in South Shields may want to make a note of the pricing changes that are to take place over the Tyne & Wear Metro system.

From Thursday 2nd January 2014 Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices will be as follows…

A one-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £2.50 to £2.60.
A two-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £3.50 to £3.60.
A three zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £4.40 to £4.50.
A one zone single fare rises from £1.70 to £1.80.
A weekly two zone ticket rises from £14.40 to £14.80.

The following fares guide (updated January 2013) details Tyne and Wear Metro’s ticketing in detail. The 2014 fare guide has yet to be published.

Mar 062013

Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: James Morrison To Play At The Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2013

James Morrison Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2013

BRIT award winner James Morrison has been announced today as one of the headline acts for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Three years after his last show at Tynemouth Priory and Castle sold out in record time, the popular solo artist is set to return this summer.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival stage

Chart-topping James is playing only a handful of dates this year and has chosen the Tynemouth setting to perform hits from his three platinum albums on Saturday 13th July 2013. Tickets cost £25 each plus booking fee go on sale from 9am on Thursday 7th March on the TicketMaster website. North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Linda Arkley said: “I am delighted to welcome James Morrison back to North Tyneside. Securing another high calibre music act for a sixth consecutive year is testament to the event being established as one of the North’s favourite summer festivals. Tourism is worth £243million to the borough’s economy and this festival is a key event in our calendar.”

Best known for the hits ‘You Give Me Something’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘You Make It Real’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Go’, Warwickshire-born James Morrison is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist who has enjoyed chart-topping success since his rise to fame in 2006.

As well as James Morrison, Tynemouth Priory and Castle has played host to a number of big name artists over the past few years including The Wanted, McFly, The Script, Scouting for Girls and Beverley Knight. Supported this year by Kier North Tyneside, the four-day festival features live music, theatrical entertainment and special one-off performances. Further details of the weekend’s programme of acts will be announced soon.

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Jan 272013

Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: Marine Rescue Centre For Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium

Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium NE30 4JF Exterior

A new marine rescue centre on North Tyneside is set to provide emergency care for sick, injured or abandoned seal pups. The purpose-built facility, at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium, will also care for other marine life. The aquarium, working with the animal charity Pawz for Thought, has cared for more that 200 rescued seals over the past 10 years. Growing demand has led to the decision to build a permanent unit.

Due to open in time for the Easter holidays, it will be able to accommodate up to six seal pups. Soundproof windows will enable visitors to view the rescued animals and signs will provide information on a variety of topics, including what to do if a stranded seal is spotted.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium our bed and breakfast price and availability is here.

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