The Snowman leads the festive fun at Sage Gateshead
It wouldn’t be Christmas without music and Sage Gateshead is providing the seasonal soundtrack and a chance to join in the fun. Family favourite The Snowman returns, with Royal Northern Sinfonia bringing to life this seasonal classic with live orchestral accompaniment and there are a host of other fun festive events for all the family, whether they want to belt out some carols, dance a jig or get crafty.
Howard Blake’s magical score will accompany screenings of The Snowman between 22 and 24 December and the concerts begin with an interactive rendition of the traditional rhyme ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, teddies most welcome to join in.
Santa will be in residence, with his helpful elves providing music and crafting activities at Santa’s Winter Wonderland and he also makes an appearance at the Christmas Craft Fair and Family Fun Days on 12 and 13 December. As well as stalls selling all kinds of lovely handmade delights and Christmas gifts, there’ll be carol singing, live music, craft workshops and face painting. A highlight of Saturday (12noon and 3pm) will be a very special guest appearance from Bjorn the Polar Bear who will be at the centrepiece of an informal, magical and interactive performance. Bjorn and his companion, an Arctic conservationist travel the world making friends, sharing their story and telling people about the fascinating and vulnerable world of the Arctic.
Royal Northern Sinfonia: Rejoice (11 & 12 December) brings colourful and enchanting tales to a Christmas choral favourite and Inspiration: Joy to the World (13 December) sees festive songs meet Disney classics.
Warm Songs For Winter Days brings a hearty stew of songs, dances and theatrical fun and the Big Family Festive Sing and Dance is a joyful celebration of all things Christmas. Don’t forget your dancing shoes for the annual Folkworks Family Ceilidhs on 23 & 24 December, a great way for one all to let their hair down and have a brilliant time.
Whatever your Christmas tradition, make it with Sage Gateshead.
Notes to Editors
1. Full details of all Festive season events can be found here.
SANTA’S WINTER WONDERLAND
12, 13, 19 TO 24 December, 11am, 12noon & 2pm
ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA: REJOICE
Friday 11 December 7.30pm and Saturday 12 December, 3pm
WARM SONGS FOR WINTER DAYS
Friday 11 December, 11am & 2pm
INSPIRATION – JOY TO THE WORLD
Sunday 13 December, 3pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 December
FOLKWORKS FAMILY CHRISTMAS CEILIDH
Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 December, 2pm
BIG FESTIVE FAMILY SING AND DANCE
Tuesday 29 December & Wednesday 30 December, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm