Lunchtime Conversation - Festival Director Kate Craddock and guests

April 28, 2017


Lunchtime Conversation  - Kate Craddock and guests


The Prohibition Bar


Festival Director Kate Craddock will be joined by guest artists who are performing at GIFT for an informal discussion that will tease out some of the core themes in the work presented at GIFT 2017, offering audiences the chance to hear more about the performances in the programme and an opportunity to input into Kates’ future plans for GIFT.

Workshop with Simone Kenyon

April 28, 2017


2.30pm - 4.30pm

Caedmon Hall (Meeting point)

For Festival Pass Holders

Explore Gateshead like never before through a site-responsive movement workshop with artist Simone Kenyon. Simone will introduce participants to her own processes for creating site-responsive performances, exploring Gateshead as inspiration.

Simone is a UK based artist, dancer and producer. She creates works that encompasses dance and somatic practices, environment, ecology, walking arts, participatory and performance events for both urban and rural contexts.

ABOUT Simone:

Something Terrible Might Happen by Uncanny Theatre (preview performance)

April 28, 2017


Something Terrible Might Happen – Uncanny Theatre

5:30pm (60 mins)

The Central ***


Suitable for 16+ (contains nudity)


Join us for a night of laughing in the face of fear and playing games with the things that really scare us. Part theatre, part stand-up, part childish prank by people old enough to know better. Be careful though; something terrible might happen.


***GIFT apologises, The Central is not an accessible venue



BLOW OFF by Julia Taudevin

April 28, 2017


Blow Off  - Julia Taudevin

7:45pm (70 mins)

Caedmon Hall


BLOW OFF contains some explicit language. Suitable for 16+

Explosive guerrilla-gig-theatre from Julia Taudevin, with music by Kim Moore with Susan Bear and Julie Eisenstein. Half Pixies-style rock gig, half dramatic monologue, this fierce and playful feminist work explores the psychology of extremism through the story of a woman intent on blowing capitalism and the patriarchy sky-high. With haunting melodies and progressive punk riffs this ‘dynamite hour of sexual politics’(Guardian) is ‘one of the most memorable shows of the year’ (Scotsman).



GIFTed: Late Night Lip Sync Cabaret – Bonnie and the Bonnettes and GIFTed guests

April 28, 2017


GIFTed: Late Night Lip Sync Cabaret – Bonnie and the Bonnettes and GIFTed guests

9:30pm (doors)


The Central***

Suitable for audiences over 18 years old.

Hosted by the highly colourful and super talented Bonnie and the Bonnettes, this special cabaret event will feature performances by current Northumbria University Performing Arts students. Expect a hilarious, subversive lip-sync mash up!

***GIFT apologises, The Central is not an accessible venue

ABOUT Bonnie and the Bonnettes:


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