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Sage Gateshead has reached a target set by Arts Council England by raising £4 million over three years, as part of its 10th Birthday Appeal.
Reaching the target means the organisation will receive an additional £2 million from Arts Council England as part of the Catalyst Endowment Scheme.
The £6 million total will be used as an endowment to support Sage Gateshead’s artistic work in music performance and education.
This is so important to our future and has been a huge community effort. Many hundreds of our audience members have named seats and made donations, and many people have taken on their own fundraising initiatives such as the 24 Hours of Folk music marathons and the players of Royal Northern Sinfonia with their Grade-One-A-Thon (taking Grade One exams on an instrument they had never played before). And of course we’ve had fantastic support from Sting through his benefit performances of ‘The Last Ship’ earlier this year and a fantastic contribution from our friends at Sage Group, alongside major donations from Dame Margaret Barbour, Sir Peter Vardy, the Stuart Halbert Foundation and Benfield Charitable Trust.
This is great news. We’re lucky in this borough to have such strong cultural organisations, which are a huge asset to Gateshead. Ten years after it opened, Sage Gateshead has a real place in the heart of our community. The team there work with people from across our region, of all ages and backgrounds – from mums and babies to many of our elder citizens – all enjoying the many benefits that music can bring. The success of this Appeal will really help that continue.
The Sage Gateshead is to get an extra £1.1 million in funding.
The money will come from Sage Group, the major Newcastle-based software company, which has been supporting the music venue since it opened in 2004.
The cash will pay for education programmes and musical performances. The new money brings the total amount raised during the Sage's 10th birthday appeal to £5.2 million.
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The Sage Gateshead will celebrate its 10th birthday today with an evening of surprise performances.
The music venue on the banks of the Tyne first opened its doors on 17 December 2004.
Organisers of tonight's event say audience members will see the building, designed by architect Norman Foster, in a new light.
A choir of children from the region will join soul queen Beverley Knight for Sage Gateshead’s 10th Birthday Party.
This December, Sage Gateshead turns ten. Staff there will host a six-day long party from 16 to 21 December.
MOBO winner Beverley Knight will be joined on stage by a massed choir of ten year old children - all born in 2004, when the venue first opened. 100 boys and girls will take part.
Many primary schools are getting involved including Hadrian, Laygate, St John’s, Wingrove, Broadwood, Canning Street, Bridgewater, St Peter’s RC and Springwell Village.
UK Soul star, Beverley Knight will perform in Gateshead to celebrate The Sage's 10th anniversary.
On December 16, the 'Shoulda Woulda Coulda' singer will hit the stage with her only full gig of the year.
Beverley is currently starring in the musical Memphis on London’s West End.
Our cameras captured the moment, at 10 o' clock this morning, when the epic 24 hour folk music session in Gateshead came to an end. See it here:
The epic day-long folk music event finished at 10am this morning, in Gateshead, to much celebration. Kat Davidson is an organiser and musician: