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Saturdays Are Special On South Tyneside

Star names, family favourites and fun and games EVERY SATURDAY promise to make this year's FREE Cookson Festival better than ever before.

Every Saturday from 6th July to 24th August there is a special event. This started with the Opening Parade on 6th July from the Town Hall to Bents Park, South Shields.

The ever-popular Guitar Festival will be taking place at the Customs House from Thursday 18th July to Sunday 21st July. It offers an exciting mix of concerts and master classes featuring the cream of guitar talent from around the world. Other Saturday events include:


20th July2.00pmAziz (ex Stone Roses)Customs House Open Air stage
20th July4.00pmThe Jimmy Savage BandCustoms House Open Air stage
3rd August1.30pmFun Olympics and Craft FayreBents Park, Sea Road
10th August1.30pmBeach DaySandhaven Beach, behind Ampitheatre, Sea Road
17th August1.30pmTommy's Talent ShowThe Ampitheatre, Sea Road
24th August1.30pmMusic and Dance DayBents Park, Sea Road

Festival programmes are available free of charge from all libraries, Tourist Information Centres and from the Festival Office on: 424 7985.

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