North East Regional Discussion Group

Some thoughts on my work as Resident Musician at The Link CiC.

  • by Anonymous (not verified)

    Tue 25 Jul 2017

Build your organisation’s fundraising capacity through a new 18-month national training intensive designed to accelerate your revenue-generating capabilities.

Members of 'Runaway Samba' and Jack Drum Arts staff traveled to Recife, Brazil, to learn all about Maracatu from world class players 'Nação Porto Rico!

"Got What It Takes?" are looking for 11-14 year budding popstars to apply for the hit CBBC show

Calling all performers, live music venues and volunteers! Make Music Day UK is coming on Wed 21 June.

Make Music Day is an international celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

  • by mlkirby

    Fri 4 Nov 2016 - 1 comment

I am looking for parents, carers and teachers of children with Autism who are willing to take part in anonymous questionnaire

Great news - Jackass Youth Theatre have been chosen once again to take part in the National Theatre’s Connections Programme! The project sees youth theatres from around the country performing one of 12 specially commissioned scripts written for young people by successful industry professions.

On Monday 11th Jackass Youth Theatre took part in a 4-hour evening workshop at Jack Drum Arts with renowned storyteller Nick Hennessey, as part of the Highlights cultural events programme. The aim was to introduce the young people to the art of storytelling, focussing on stories from the North and the incorporation of music, movement, and rhythm into performance.

Performing music can be terrifiying.  And there is nothing like fear to bring people together.

Everything is interesting if you say it with heart.

Good News for Runaway Samba!

I'm delighted to announce that Jack Drum Arts' house samba band, Runaway Samba, won the Runner-Up prize of £1000 at the Durham High Sheriff's Awards on March 30th. The band performed for the event held at Durham Castle, and representatives of the group attended the award ceremony, wangling seats next to the Chair of Durham County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of Durham! The award recognises their civic contribution to community, providing enrichment and opportunities for engagement to the people of Co. Durham. Well done folks! The prize will go towards our planned samba research trip to Brazil in 2017.

  • by 2xxp

    Fri 12 Feb 2016

Double Experience - A Neo-Nerd rock band from Canada, touring the UK with their brand new Album in May. Available for music workshops throughout May. Workshops include careers in the music industry, song writing, Q&A and an acoustic live performance.