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Music @ ACW

Arts Centre Washington has a thriving live music programme:

The first Saturday of the month we play host to the award winning Davy Lamp Folk Club,

The Catalyst Collective is a project created by Arts Centre Washington and supported by Sunderland Music Hub with funding from Arts Council England and The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Our aim is to develop emerging musicians and bands through supported sessions and workshops. Our sessions take place at Arts Centre Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and are available to 14 – 25 year olds.  Find out More 

Some of the regions most exciting new bands take to the stage at Hothouse

Add to this our Recording Studio, Rehearsal Rooms, and participatory activities such as Beat It (drum circle for 8 - 12 year olds) summer schools and our community choir all help make Arts Centre Washington a hub for musicians in the region.

What's On:

Classic Albums Unplugged - Born in the USA

03 August 2018

After the success of our first Classic albums unplugged in June we a pleased to present our second.  Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 album is one of the best- selling of all time with over 30 million sold world- wide.  It boasts 7 hit singles including the title track, I’m on Fire, Glory days, cover me and Dancing in the Dark.  The evening includes an acoustic performance of the album in full by Pete Peverley and a special guest performing their own original material. 

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Jim Causley

04 August 2018

Jim first came to the Davy Lamp when he was a student on the Newcastle University Folk Degree course, and knocked everyone out with his amazing voice. During the past decade, he's been nominated no less than six times for the BBC2 Folk Award including 'Singer of the Year' in 2017and the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year in 2014.We are delighted to welcome him back to the Davy Lamp as our guest for August 

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Arts Centre Washington + present...

The Ukulele Death Squad - show and workshop

10 August 2018

"The World's Most Dangerous Uke Show"
You ready for Ukulele mayhem? The world's most dangerous ukulele band will be on English soil! One show only in Washington. Get in quick because tickets won't last long!

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The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

Sam Carter

01 September 2018

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention-grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland. Sam has a new album out and we are very happy to see him at the Davy Lamp for the first time.

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Roxy Musique

21 September 2018

A tribute to Roxy Music, the "most influential band of all time", who were fronted by Washington’s very own Bryan Ferry.
Roxy Music are mainly remembered for their timeless hits from the early '80s like More Than This, Avalon, Oh Yeah and Jealous Guy...but in the '70s Roxy were truly cutting edge and paved the way for punk (Sex Pistols), gothic rock (Siouxsie and the Banshees), disco (Chic), new romantics (Duran Duran) and alternative rock (U2).

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Blackmore’s Blood

29 September 2018

A tribute to the magic of Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple to Rainbow
Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies and eighties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

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Cozyjo’s Christmas Cracker

15 December 2018

COZYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra) and friends present and evening of Christmas classics to really get you into the festive spirit.  Please join us and support some of the most talented young musicians in the city.

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New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash

31 December 2018

Celebrate New Year’s Eve is style at Arts Centre Washington and enjoy a night of dancing and great food and drink. 
Get on your feet and join in the fun at our wonderful Ceilidh. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances as a “Caller” will lead you through all of them. 

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