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Folkworks: Pass it On the Tradition in Your Hands
Folkworks: Pass it On – The Tradition in Your Hands is an exciting new project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. This project will explore regional archives and collections, bringing them to life through performance, learning, festivals, talks and exhibitions for participants and audiences across the North East.
Throughout the year our heritage experts will bring their insight, knowledge and expertise to our audiences and participants through activities such as:
- Pre-Concert Talks
- Heritage Workshops
- Pass it On Festival
- Schools Workshops
- Regional Touring
We will be sharing our findings and useful resources here alongside exclusive heritage gifts from visiting performers and heritage experts.
Folkworks: Pass it On Festival is a celebration of local heritage through singing, music, dance and storytelling passed down from one generation to the next. Alongside performances in Sage One and Sage Two, expect a range of free activities to accompany the event, from heritage walks and a story telling lounge to rapper dance and vocal workshops.
Friday and Saturday will see a collection of the region and country’s top folk performers, with the likes of folk legend Shirley Collins, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emily Portman, the incredible vocals of The Wilson Family, Sandra Kerr, Instrumentalist of the Year Rachel Newton, Alasdair Roberts, Anglo-American folk duo Cath and Phil Tyler and Bottle Bank Band all performing throughout the weekend.