In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice. The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Therefore all Arches activity is suspended until further notice. See our full statement here.
A unique space for alternative education where young people can take part in creative arts including electronic music, hip hop, street art and more.
Established in 2009. CoMusica Arches created a new space for engagement where young people can get involved with a wide range of creative activities. Initially focused on electronic music (in particular supporting the North East hardcore – makina and hip-hop scenes), Arches has included everything from steel pans, acoustic funk, street art and set design.
The current programme includes our Youth Music funded Arches Academy sessions and our wider cross arts programme, which includes a range of participatory events across the year.
Participants can also find out about opportunities to work towards recognised qualifications and work placements alongside the opportunity to perform and participate at CoMusica events.
Partners include Streetwise Newcastle, North Tyneside Youth Offending Service and River Tyne Academy.
The Arches programme includes a team of skilled artists and musicians, available for workshops, events and commissions. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to book the Arches team.
Saturdays 11am- 2pm, CoMusica Arches, free.
Arches Access is an inclusive drop-in music session for NEET/SEN/D young people aged 13-19 interested in music technology, DJ skills and rap/vocal work. Aspiring DJs and MCs can work with the team to create new mixes, promo and content for the Arches Bandcamp and participate in regular creative arts activities with the artist in residence. Participants can also work towards Arts Award accreditation.
Arches Aspire (Production)
Thursdays 1pm-3pm, CoMusica Arches, free.
Arches Aspire is a production session for NEET young people aged 16-25 who have previously attended Arches Access and want to take the next step towards creating original music and achieving arts award.
Arches Aspire (Vocal)
Fridays 3.30pm – 5.30pm, CoMusica Arches, free.
Arches Aspire is a vocal session for NEET young people aged 16-25 who have previously attended Arches Access and want to take the next step toward recording original songs.