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Sage Gateshead



Posted on 26 August 2022


On the journey to champion the cultural talents of the North East, Fenwick has partnered with Sage Gateshead to support emerging artists involved in its Artist Development programmes. Throughout September, Fenwick will host artists in their Newcastle store providing a mix of eclectic and intimate musical events for the region’s music lovers.

This year, Sage Gateshead and Fenwick will celebrate various styles of music to appeal to all ages, and provide a platform for emerging artists. In a unique twist, a string quartet from Royal Northern Sinfonia, the orchestra of Sage Gateshead will also perform for an audience enjoying afternoon tea.  Both Fenwick and Sage Gateshead are rooted in the North East and through this collaboration will give local artists a platform to reach new audiences.

Abigail Pogson, Managing Director at Sage Gateshead said:

“We’re delighted to be collaborating with Fenwick Newcastle to support North East artists by curating a programme of performances for Arthur’s Restaurant and Music Club. Fenwick and Sage Gateshead both have a longstanding commitment to supporting opportunities for people from the North East and this new project reflects our commitment to emerging as well as established artists.”

Leo Fenwick, Head of Brand and Community at Fenwick says:

“We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Sage Gateshead, and starting off this collaboration in Arthur’s at Fenwick Newcastle as part of our 140th anniversary celebration. Music is a common thread which brings communities together and working alongside Sage Gateshead we will shine a spotlight on the cultural talent of the North East.”

Full list of Fenwick & Sage Gateshead events:

Arthur’s Afternoon Teas:

Sage Gateshead will provide an eclectic soundtrack to Arthur’s much-loved afternoon teas. There will be something for everyone with performances from an RNS string quartet to the soothing sounds of neo-Soul vocalist, Georgia May and the hip hop influenced jazz grooves of Major Ruse.

September Major Ruse, Georgia May.

Arthur’s Evening: 23rd & 24th September

Friday 23rd September spotlights the distinctive talent of Nadedja. UK based but Brazilian born, Nadedja draws inspiration from talents such as Maggie Rogers, Rosalia and MUNA, and has received national airplay on the BBC. Nadedja was also the first artist to head Sage Gateshead’s “From the Glasshouse” concert series.

LYRAS utilize dreamy vocals and a sonic backdrop to create sounds which cater to the lovers of soul-pop, jazz and contemporary R&B. Forming in 2020 and with over 10 years’ experience in the music scene collectively, LYRAS have navigated a new music landscape and soared. The band have also sold out shows in Bobiks and “From the Glasshouse” in February 2022, and supported funk banks Smoove and Turrell and Noya Rao.

Nadedja, LYRAS

On Saturday 24th September a new soulful sound will be brought to Arthur’s, with performances from Sunderland singer songwriter Faye Fantarrow. Winner of the 2021 Alan Hull prize and being tipped on BBC Introducing Acts as a one to watch for 2022.

Knats, an up-and-coming jazz quartet at the forefront of Newcastle’s creative scene will round off the evening. Influenced by everything from jazz greats to drum and bass, Knats members King Daid Ike-Elechi, Stan Woodward, Josh Mitchell-Rayner and Fern Kilsby, take those who listen to their riffs on a musical journey which is not to be missed.

What’s Included:
Gather your favourite companions together and book your spot for £34. Tickets include live entertainment and a three course meal prepared by the talented chefs from the Fenwick  chef’s academy who will visit your table to talk you through each dish.

What’s on the Menu?
Twice Baked Cheese and Spinach Souffle (v)

Main Course
Confit Duck with Lyonnaise Potatoes, Green Beans, Thyme and Rosemary Jus
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Ceps and Foraged Herbs (v)

Warm Chocolate Tart with Pistachio Ice Cream


About Fenwick

A UK department store of distinction, Fenwick has been a destination for shoppers of exceptional taste for over 140 years. Through our carefully curated selection of products, modern outlook, unique collaborations and exceptional service, we remain true to our founder John James Fenwick’s vision of a store that delights the thoughtful woman.

About Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is an international music centre and charity deeply rooted in the North East. Through performances, creative learning and artist development, we show what music can achieve for communities.