Sage Gateshead

26 May 2016

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It's music to our ears!

Sage Gateshead is the landmark music centre found on the banks of the Tyne. Opened in 2004,  it was designed by the award winning architect, Sir Norman Foster. It provides concert and rehearsal space like no other and visitors can enjoy performances with some of the best acoustics around. It is home to the Northern Sinfonia and regularly hosts concerts in a wide variety of musical styles such as jazz, pop, and folk. Its Music Education Centre also encourages and trains our young musicians of the future.

The £70 million building was made possible with grants from the Arts Council Lottery and a significant investment from the European Regional Development Fund.
The sweeping concourse in this iconic space also makes it a great venue to enjoy a cup of tea with fantastic views over the whole quayside! EU’ll love it!

The North East has received billions of pounds of investment over the decades from the EU. We are a net recipient of EU funds and the North East is entitled to more European funds than any other English region. The European Social Fund alone paid £157 million into the North East from 2007-2013. The European Regional Development Fund guaranteed £255 million between 2007 and 2013. Over the next five years the North East will get £726m in EU funds. The North East is also a net recipient of EU funds, which means for every £1 that we put in, we get £10 back—as well as the original £1.

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