We’ve missed outdoor live musical the Schooner this year. We’re in the process of clearing the land next to the pub, with the aim of creating a new outdoor stage area.
We’re very conscious that we’ve had noise issues in the past, so we’re working with Gateshead Council to come up with an outdoor music solution that works for everyone.
We’d hoped for a test gig on Thursday 7th October. But, sadly, things are taking longer than we’d like.
So, our planned outdoor test gig, Big Red and the Grinners, will now be indoors. To keep things sensible, we’re limiting numbers too, so this is a ticketed gig. Tickets at just £5 are available from the pub or here.
We’ll post updates on social media, but we do expect tickets for this gig to sell-out quickly.
… at your local. We’ll have beer and pies. And live music.
In collaboration with Northern Alchemy’s THE LAB, we’re holding a beer, pie and music festival, starting Friday 30th July. Between the two bars, we’ll have 10 cask ales and hand crafted pies from Pitman’s, voted the UK’s number 1. We’ll also have a selection of vegan pies from Magpye.
The 12th annual Schooner bike ride will take place on Sunday 8th August.
This year, the Ride With Robbo event, will celebrate the life of Robbo, a favourite team member, resident and customer of the Schooner. This isn’t just a bike ride, it’s a social event with Schooner regulars, friends and family of Robbo, and anyone else who’d like to join in.
This is very much a fun bike ride, so all sorts of bikes are welcome. Fancy dress is encouraged. It’s not a race, so don’t worry about keeping up with the peloton. As usual, Wylam’s the destination and there’ll be opportunities to stop for refreshment.
Meeting at the Schooner at 10:00, the ride will set off at 11:00, arriving back around 4:30.
There’ll be bacon/sausage sandwiches and tea/coffee on arrival, and chilli on return. For anyone who’d like to stay for live music, we’ll have a great acoustic set from Jack Mylchreast around 6:30.
If you’d like to take part, the bike ride’s great value at just £10, £5 of which will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
To register, just come alone to the Schooner, or call the pub on 01914777404.
We’re proud to be able to say that live music is returning to the Schooner.
We’ve some limitations due to the current situation; gigs will be socially distanced, indoors and not exactly loud, but they’re back!
To get things moving, next week looks something like this:
Tuesday 8th – Dean and Paul’s really good music quiz, 7:30. Let us know if you’d like to book a table.
Wednesday 9th – the World famous Schooner quiz, 7:00. Hosted by Chris McGeary. We always try to keep a free table or two, but we’d advise booking one.
Thursday 10th – Buskers at the Schooner, 8:00. No need to book; just turn up if you’d like to play or listen to some good music. Hosted by the incredible Mr Tom Atkinson.
Friday 11th – Russ Tippins, 8:00. You’ll probably already know that Russ is a seriously talented guy. An intimate indoor gig with seating for around 50.
Saturday 12th – CMS Presents
Sunday 13th – Rhys Breen, 6:00; Wallsend’s finest. Expect the best covers and a great night. Oh, and some fantastic original material too. We were chuffed to have had him booked for December 2020, but the second national lockdown messed that up.