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Live in the GCT Garden




Friday 21 August, 2020. 5pm doors


4 Tables of six available

One booking per table, maximum of two households per table.

Tickets on general sale at 12pm 25 August.

*Please note the Optional Donation is a way to support us and is not a valid ticket.

Live music is BACK at Gosforth Civic Theatre! To cure the post-lockdown blues we are putting on gigs in our community garden.

Emma Fisk (violin) and David Harris (guitar) are one half of North East Gypsy Jazz favourites, Hot Club du Nord and together they perform as a duo inspired by Reinhardt/ Grappelli’s unique musical partnership.

Emma, has been playing hot Club/ Gypsy Jazz style fiddle since she was a teenager and was lucky enough to meet Stephane Grappelli after a show at Sunderland Empire. As well as performing with Hot Club du Nord, she has  appeared  as guest violinist at jazz festivals throughout the UK, including performances with the Remi Harris Trio, Keith Nichols, Tony Oreshko Trio, Spats Langham, Martin Wheatley and The Jazz Repertory Company. In 2018 she was nominated in the British Jazz Awards, one of only a handful of UK violinists to receive this recognition.

Dave is a long time devotee of the Django Reinhardt and studied with jazz great, Barney Kessel, as well as jamming with Bert Weedon when he was touring with a young Bireli Lagrene. Dave also played with guitarist Teddy Judge who met and jammed with Django when he was in London in the 1940s.

Expect Reinhardt/ Grappelli originals, jazz classics and Gypsy Jazz staples in fresh and infectiously joyful interpretations!

You can come down and see them in a safe, socially distanced environment by reserving a table for up to 6 people from no more than two different households. Our staff will serve you drinks to and from your table so can concentrate on enjoying this free gig and get used the 'the new normal'.


What to Expect from Your Visit


Entering and exiting the building

We will be operating a one way system on the evening. Whether you drive, walk or get public transport to GCT, please enter the building via our main entrance on the side of the building, you will be greeted by a member of staff who will show you through our Studio to the garden where your table will waiting for you.

To access the toilets or leave the venue, please leave via the garden gate and re-enter the building again via the main entrance.

Toilets and Bar

We will only have our accessible toilet available for the evening to help manage social distancing. Our bar will be running a drinks menu for the evening and we will be running table service for the duration of the event.

Hygiene and Safety

Safety and confidence of you and our staff is the most important to us so we have put in the following procedures in place to assure you we are making GCT the safest it can be:

  1. There are hand sanitising stations throughout the building and our staff will be undertaking regular cleaning of public areas.

  2. On top of the aforementioned one-way system, we will be maintaining social distancing of at least 1m at all times.

  3. Tables are limited in the garden to allow for the safest distance between each audience member and artists.

  4. We encourage contactless card payments where possible to limit the exchange of cash.


Please arrive at the venue for 5pm to be seated. The performance will take place outside, in our garden, and will begin at 5.30pm and will finish around 6.30pm. The event will conclude at 7pm.


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Gosforth Civic Theatre

Regent Farm Road,


Newcastle upon Tyne,


0191 284 3700 


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