Archive for June, 2014

Fetlework Tesfaye Triumphant Exhibition

28th June 2014  |  News  |  Comments Off on Fetlework Tesfaye Triumphant Exhibition

Congratulations to North East-based Ethiopian artist Fetlework Tesfaye for a great exhibition at the Holy Biscuit last week. This centrepiece work called “Escape” captures the pain of those trying to escape persecution and seeking asylum.



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More What’s On

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Waka Waka extra June 14

Waka extra What's On June 14

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Worldfest, Middlesbrough – Dennis Bovell TONIGHT!

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WorldFest 2014

WorldFest 2014

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Tees Valley Arts is delighted to bring you not one, but two, brilliant events celebrating local and global music, bringing the wider world to your door – to set your toes tapping and your spirits soaring.

TVA thanks the Northern Rock Foundation, the Youth Music Foundation and Middlesbrough Town Hall – without all of whom these great things couldn’t happen.

WorldFest Youth and Community Event, Friday, 27th June 2014

Featuring talented young people from Teesside, many of whom take part in the TVA Musicmix project, performing great songs and music; the Tees Valley Afro-Women’s Creative Group choir – as seen live on BBC1 performing in the Great North Passion programme on Good Friday earlier this year; the Roma Band – exciting Roma music from one of our newer Teesside communities; and our very special guest Don E – soul singer and songwriter extraordinaire – who also works with many leading female vocalists including regularly touring with the very legendary Grace Jones.

This fantastic event is free – where else could you get such a great offer?

Venue Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt
Doors 7pm start, 7.30pm to 9pm
Tickets FREE entry, all welcome, family friendly, children must be accompanied
Bar None, but soft drinks available

WorldFest, Saturday, 28th June 2014

This will be a great night of world music, to listen to, to share, to enjoy and to dance to – get on down!

World Fest 2014 Saturday

We open with Heritage Survival, all the way from Zimbabwe, bringing you music from Southern Africa, guaranteed to get you dancing; then the lovely Shurooq Abu Alnas and her band bring you Arabic-flavoured music from Sudan; and finally, Dennis Bovell, Reggae Britannia maestro and doyen of Lovers’ Rock (as featured in ‘Sounds Like London – the history of 100 years of black music in the capital’), brings his Dub Reggae Sound System to close out the night.

Venue Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt
Doors open 7.30pm, start 8pm to 11pm
Tickets £5 on the door or available hereUnder 14’s free
Bar Yes but Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and will be wristbanded at the door; Under 25s may need ID.

Latest Waka Waka What’s On/Newsletter

1st June 2014  |  News  |  Comments Off on Latest Waka Waka What’s On/Newsletter

Here’s our summer newsletter – lots to go and see in the North East!

Waka News Summer 14

Summer Newsletter


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