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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:

The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...

The Folk Degree Students en Masse

17 November 2018

*** This a change to the advertised date***
The now annual occasion when we hand over the ropes of the Davy Lamp to the up and coming performers from the Folk Degree at Newcastle University.

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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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10CCLO

08 February 2019 - 09 February 2019

Remember these? Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I'm Mandy Fly Me, Evil Woman, The
Things We Do for Love, Wild West Hero, Life is a Minestrone, Art for Art’s Sake, Turn To Stone, I’m Not In Love... A few amongst many of the massive hits that make up the timeless repertoire of10CC and The Electric Light Orchestra.

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Sabbra Cadabra

23 March 2019

Sabbra Cadabra is without doubt the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian.

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