Over the next few weeks, there are some excellent readings, events and other happenings around Newcastle as part of the NCLA Belonging festival fringe. It’s organised by the charmingly brilliant John Challis and Melanie Rashbrooke, otherwise known as Trashed Organ and I’m reading on the opening night. Details below…

Monday 30th April – Thursday 3rd May, TRASHED ORGAN will bring together some of the North East’s most inspiring writers, musicians and artists for a four day spectacle of words, music and theatre themed around ideas of belonging.

Pick up a Festival Pass to all events and workshops for just £15/£12

We’re all Mad Here

Monday 30th April, 8pm – 11pm

The Central, Gateshead

Tickets: £5/£4

All aboard the Trashed Organ Express for an explosive night of poetry from Claire Askew, Andrew McMillan, Lizzie Whyman and Stevie Ronnie. Music from Fiona’s Jazz Express and Oud master Firas Kirala. Meet someone new and send a postcard from the Wish You Were Here booth, and win a bottle of port in our Trashed Laureate competition!