Join us in the atmospheric Victoria Tunnel for a completely unique musical experience with an eclectic 'sounds of the underground' music programme.

Strange Brew - 7pm Friday 1 July (£12) (postponed from 10 June) A celebration of North East heritage through original poems, tunes and songs inspired by local landmarks, stories, people and beers. Harry Gallagher's poems are full of the natural rhythm of his accent, the invention of his dry northern wit and the conviction of his own truth, not afraid to stand its ground. Miggins Fiddle are guitar player and folk singer Maurice Condie and fiddle player Marina Dodgson. They perform original arrangements of traditional tunes and write their own tunes in the traditional style.  Adam Holden's songs touch on immediate social, domestic and natural landscapes but are also rooted in a love of political ideas. 

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Me Lost Me - Jayne Dent - 7pm Friday 21 October (£15) this is the project of Newcastle-based electronic folk innovator Jayne Dent. She delights in experimenting with genre and songwriting to create a beguiling mix of soaring vocals, synth, samples, field recordings and hypnotic rhythms for her atmospheric and playful live shows. For these special performances in the Victoria Tunnels she will be responding directly to this unique underground setting, with vocal and electronic improvisations intertwined with the more mellow and ambient songs from her back catalogue, featuring a capella vocals, textural drones and haunting storytelling.

Only 30 tickets are available for each performance to allow for plenty of spacing. Guests should dress warmly and meet at the Tunnel Entrance on Ouse Street, behind the Hotel du Vin, just before the start time. Chairs will be provided. No food or drink is permitted in the Tunnel.  It would be better not to bring a bag if possible (and we have been advised that we should conduct random bag searches at these events)

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