As part of the city wide celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of The Blaydon Races, St. James’ hosted a fantastic schools concert on Thursday July 5th. 

Children from St. Bede’s, St. Michael’s, St. John’s, Hawthorn, Bridgewater and Our Lady & St. Anne’s Primary Schools spent the weeks leading up to the concert learning famous Tyneside music hall songs and ballads from the mid Victorian period. They performed 6 songs, including Cushie Butterfield and ‘Keep Yor Feet still Geordie Hinny’  and were joined on stage by some of the famous characters immortalised in the Blaydon Races song! 

Photos of the event coming soon.