A great Thursday night out with Lizzie – that is a talented trio up there…felt so calm and mellow after. Though there is a reason no one else in the Head of Steam was eating the food. 🙂
Beautiful venue in the Mining Institute. Music by Kay Greyson, The Pale White and Matthew and the Atlas. If you’ve never heard of Sofar Sounds they are gigs that take place around the world. You register for a spot in your chosen city, if you get chosen you learn the secret venue the night before the gig. The performers are a surprise. I have not been disappointed yet.
Year 2 of the We Are Family Festival featured a dream line-up. Held at Jackson’s Landing, Hartlepool Marina prior to the planned demolition.
Had an amusing exchange with security.
— Yaffa Phillips (@yaffa) September 10, 2016
Well done to organisers The Jar Family, though I missed most of their set partaking in a savoury crepe for dinner.
It was Heritage Open Days so we decided to torture our nephew Tom who is scared of heights by climbing the Tees Transporter Bridge. We actually thought we would go up in the lift but because it was Heritage Open Days the lift was fully booked in advance. The joke was on me because we climbed the stairs both ways. His hands turned blue from gripping the railings so hard!
We also rode the Transporter in from Hartlepool. It was briefly shut to let some tall ships in, which was its original purpose in being built the way it was.
We then made our way to the Middlesbrough Town Meal for free food made from locally grown produce, free books at the Teesside Hospice Stall and Tom’s favourite at the MIND stall – depression cupcakes – grey on the outside but colourful on the inside.
All posts on this site were deleted in the horrible 123-reg server deletion of April 2016. I may try and recreate the posts at some point….I could do with some magical mice…