Opening Times
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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Backstage: Episode #16 Going Solo

Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.

30 Minutes

Episode 16

Backstage: Episode #16 Going Solo

Angela Hewitt, Matthew Halsall, Sinead Morrisey and Amy Thatcher are our guests appearing in this “Going Solo” themed episode.

Working collaboratively is all well and good, but sometimes we do our best work on our own, unhindered by conflicting viewpoints, unencumbered by compromise. So on this podcast episode, we hear from folk artist Amy Thatcher on what it’s like to leave the comforts of a big band to launch a first solo album.

We get advice from Matthew Halsall on how to build a stirring jazz trumpet solo. Concert pianist Angela Hewitt describes how she handles the sole responsibility of holding an audience’s attention for an hour and more. And award-winning poet Sinead Morrissey gives us her tips for making listeners hang on your every word.


Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.