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Is anybody else missing gigs far more than they did during the first lockdown? Personally, I blame that late summer/early autumn mirage – a period where things, while by no means rosy, did appear to be moving in the right direction – before our calendars were cruelly and abruptly wiped once more of anything remotely classifiable as ‘fun.’

Livestreams, then, remain the order of the day for the foreseeable future; and one venue doing its bit to bring us our culture fix is Gosforth Civic Theatre. From Friday 29th January the community space will host a series of virtual Friday night shows from some of the region’s finest emerging names, kicking off with a set from hotly-tipped South Shields singer-songwriter Cortney Dixon. She’s followed on Friday 12th February by Me Lost Me – one of many local artists denied a proper album launch for last year’s stunning second effort, The Good Noise. Many Moons – the outfit led by Bangor-born musician Patrick Kelly – are next up on Friday 26th February, while London-cum-Newcastle performer Lizzie Esau takes centre stage on Friday 5th March with her own full band outing.

Each virtual event begins at 7pm and can be streamed for free over on the Gosforth Civic Theatre YouTube channel, with no need for tickets. Spice-up those sofa-bound evenings and set yourself a reminder!

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