This year’s Gateshead Arts Association Festive Celebration in the lovely St Mary’s Church (which is soon to close for refurbishment) was as good as ever. The event was attended by the Mayor, Councillor Maureen Goldsworthy, and her Deputy and was introduced by Mr Tom Stafford.
We were entertained by Northumbrian pipers, ‘Pipers Wyrd’, rapper dancers, ‘Short Circuit’, and the Caedmon Choir. Then Ann Borthwick, Head of Libraries and Arts, told us of planned changes to St Mary’s, and the evening was rounded off by the Rev Jim Craig. An excellent evening.