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Our news and views about the very best of theatre, music, dance, film and entertainment.

Mike likes to be beside the seaside…

Our Artistic Director, Mike Bettison has been keeping himself busy recently – beside the seaside, beside the sea. Mike, who has a history of street performance, was one of the trainers on a new scheme to revive seaside entertainment skills in the UK. With the pandemic and concerns over climate change affecting travel abroad, youngsters […]

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COVID 19 GUIDELINES

We want EVERYONE to remain safe and well at this difficult time. Please refer to the following guidelines prior to booking events.

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Virtual gig goes down a treat at Whitby Folk Week

Our musicians at Cream Tees have kept their spirits up during these tough times by practising hard! And it’s certainly paid off. Read on to see what they got up to at Whity Folk Week online!

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Huge Well done to Cream Tees musician Kirsty!

Some fantastic news for Cream Tees musician, Kirsty McLachlan, 16 who has landed a place on the National Youth Folk Ensemble! We were delighted to see her featured here in the Teesdale Mercury! Well done, Kirsty!

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Cream Tees zooming in!

Anybody who is anybody is on Zoom these days, so our youngsters at Cream Tees decided to join in. Here they are, along with tutor Saul Rose and some of the Music at the Heart of Teesdale team during their first Zoom workshop! The musicians were delighted to be able to share space with each […]

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Mike keeps the memories alive

Our Mike Bettison hasn’t allowed Lockdown to interfere with his work. Instead he has run online fortnightly sessions for dementia groups, called Music & Memories. Armed with his trusty ukulele Mike has ensured that the tunes keep on coming! We are so proud of him.

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The joy of the village hall!

It’s Village Halls Week! Today there will be celebrations in village halls all over the country. Here we celebrate Swanland Village Hall!

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Scunthorpe kids write song good enough to knock your socks off!

Autumn shows may be over but some of the work done by Blaize and our commissioned artists lasts way beyond a season. Read on to find out about the wonderful workshops undertaken by children’s performer David Gibb in North Lincolnshire.

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The Hut People share the importance of having #funtogether

Let’s have #funtogether. Find out how The Hut People do it – check em out, smiling away, having a great time!

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