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Photographer: Ted Mendez


Is there a guitar propped up in your bedroom? A drum kit gathering dust in your garage? A trumpet boxed up in the attic? Well, blow off the dust. We're putting the band back together!

We are making a new show, Putting the Band Back Together. Working with Ross Millard (The Futureheads, Frankie & The Heartstrings) and Cultural Spring, we are collecting people's stories of having given up playing a musical instrument, and hopefully encouraging us all to start again. Come and share your stories, have a laugh and a few tunes at a FREE workshop:
7-9pm Thursday 25 June, Barnes Institute (East Street, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7BY)

Find more information about this, and all of Cultural Spring's other workshops here. You can also tell us your musical stories via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Thanks to all our audiences who made the Spring tour of Lands of Glass really special. We had a great last night at The Lowry, and said a fond farewell to the show with a lovely review.

We've also had a great time touring schools and museums with And Let Us Run. This family show, commissioned by Great North Run Cultural Programme, brought together beautiful poetry by David Almond and the creative writing of children at 7 primary schools along the route of the Great North Run. There will be one final performance on 8 October at Discovery Museum, Newcastle. We'll let you know when tickets go on sale.

Fancy finding out more about what we've been up to? Our 2013 Annual Report is now online. Read about our adventures during our 5th birthday year here.

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