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A mysterious being called The Silencer is stealing sounds at Sage Gateshead. Do not fear! Children are joining our Summer Quest, Let The Beat Go On, to save the day!

We've had a great time creating this Summer Quest for families. It runs at Sage Gateshead until 26 August. Come on down and join S.O.U.N.D. (the Society Of Underground Noise Defenders, of course!)

We are unbelievably delighted to announce that Unfolding Theatre has been successful in its application to Arts Council's National Portfolio. This will offer funding from 2018 to 2022 to support us to make new theatre, tour and enable lots of people to take part in our creative processes.

If you want to find out more about us and our work to date, our 2016/17 Annual Report is here. You can also download our press release here.

We were proud to win 'Performance of the Year' at the Journal Culture Awards 2017. We played live to over 400 people at the awards ceremony at Hexham Abbey. It was fantastic to pile onto the stage, house band and all, to pick up the award.

This Spring, we held an event, In It Together, at Battersea Arts Centre. The event launched Maddy Costa's beautiful 'zine, exploring the experiences of our house band players. Read about their time with us, and what happened next, here: Stories from the House Band.

After an incredible 54 shows, we'd like to say thank you to the 3,291 people who came to see Putting the Band Back Together and the 419 brave musicians who joined our house bands on tour. It's been an absolute delight to perform the show for and with you!

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