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Music @ ACW

Arts Centre Washington has a thriving live music programme:

Saturday night's we play host to the award winning Davy Lamp Folk Club,

Some of the regions most exciting new bands take to the stage at Hothouse

Add to this our Recording Studio, Rehearsal Rooms, and participatory activities such as Beat It (drum circle for 8 - 12 year olds) summer schools and our community choir all help make Arts Centre Washington a hub for musicians in the region.

What's On:

The Davy Lamp Folk Club present...


10 October 2015

Rallion is an energetic and talented band from Scotland, featuring the highly respected Steve Lawrence, with .Marieke McBean and Fiona Cuthill.  They've played for us several times now. and it’s always great to see them. In the words of one commentator ‘They rock!’

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Prognosis: A Tribute to Progressive Rock

30 October 2015

While most tribute bands pay homage to one specific band, Prognosis pay tribute to the entire genre of Progressive Rock. We recreate the power and sound of the giants of “Prog” such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and the more modern bands such as Porcupine Tree and Spocks Beard.

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Black Atom Movement + The Face + Smokin’ Trace

27 November 2015

A triple bill of three of the best local bands on the circuit!
Black Atom Movement play blues with a dirty rock n roll edge.  Think of a blues band that got lost on its way to New Orleans and ended up at a Motörhead concert!

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Jingle All The Way

16 December 2015

A Christmas Sing-a-long with Arts Centre Washington’s Community Choir
It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Our fabulous Community Choir will be singing some of their favourite Christmas songs and Carols and inviting you to join in too, as well as performing some of their other repertoire.   

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Cozyjo’s Christmas Cracker

18 December 2015

COZYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra) and friends present and evening of Christmas classics to really get you into the festive spirit.  Please join us and support some of the most talented young musicians in the city.

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New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash

31 December 2015

Celebrate New Year’s Eve is style at Arts Centre Washington and enjoy a night of dancing and great food and drink. 
Get on your feet and join in the fun at our wonderful Ceilidh. Don’t worry if you don’t know the dances as a “Caller” will lead you through all of them. 

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