Event Details

A night of Northumbrian interest.
with Hector Gannet, Paul Summers, Chris Ormston
Thu December 2, 2021 7:00 pm GMT
The Engine Room , The Old Maltings Building, North Shields
All Ages
Dan Jackson
Dr Dan Jackson will give a presentation and talk about his acclaimed book The Northumbrians. "From the Venerable Bede to Geordie Shore, the North East of England has always maintained a distinctive cultural heritage. In this highly entertaining and informative new history, Jackson traces the Northumbrian legacy from the traditions of industry to the North Eastern enlightenment and beyond." -Waterstones.
[Need we say more, this will be a brilliant night.]

Chris Ormston:
Chris is regarded with utmost respect as a Northumbrian Piper, and he even topped the USA album charts as a session musician on Peter Gabriel’s ‘Us’. Chris will perform for us, and will also talk about the special connection of the history of the Northumbrian pipes to North Shields.

Paul Summers
Summers has been poetically documenting Northumberland’s people & places for over three decades; equally at home with the post-industrial or pastoral, with the language of Beauty & decay, love & rage, he’s a trustworthy chronicler of topography & experience.

Hector Gannet
Aaron Duff - lead singer of HG will perform a selection of songs written about and inspired by his home county of Northumberland, some taken from the critically acclaimed 2020 debut album Big Harcar (named after one of the Farne Islands) and also isome more recent material.
Dr Dan Jackson
Hector Gannet
Paul Summers
Chris Ormston