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Global domination

Brilliant Newcastle venue The Globe are celebrating 10 years as a co-op this April with five days of gigs that will take in all manner of sounds from punk to acoustic to jazz to swing.

Ten years ago The Globe wasn’t pulling up any trees as a pub, but now, after ten years of being a community-owned venture, they’ve become real local treasures, hosting 30 odd gigs a month along with workshops and plenty of other stuff. Celebrating this remarkable turnaround is this festival, which kicks off on 26 April with Izzie Walsh (pictured) a real star in the making with a sound that sits somewhere between folk, Americana and country. Also on the bill: Jeri Foreman & Ruth Eliza and Catch The Sparrow. Punk, rock and pop will be next up on 27 April with sets from Pensacola Mist, Goodsprings, Fiona Liquid, Marginal Gains, Fashion Tips, Jake Major + late night DJs. And then – on 28 April – there will be a relaxed afternoon jazz jam session and a foot-stomping evening gig with New Orleans swing jazz band Alligator Gumbo followed by a swing dance DJ. On 28 April the Learning & Participation Showcase will feature participants from The Globe’s various courses and workshops including bluegrass, folk, jazz. Finally, on the actual 10th anniversary (30 April), there will be a buffet, cake and good cheer along with the Clark Tracey Quintet. Phew! GM

The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle. Full listings:

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