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Mackem Mash Up: Sunderland’s Pop Recs store to host music workshops

Hannah Matterson (seated 2nd left) of The Bunker, Stockton Road, Sunderland, with some of the musicians who will be taking part in the Mackem Mash Up at Pop Recs, Fawcett Street. l-r Grace Patchett, Adrain Woodland, Toni Ross oin drum kit, Adam Crozier and Ceiran Braddock.

Hannah Matterson (seated 2nd left) of The Bunker, Stockton Road, Sunderland, with some of the musicians who will be taking part in the Mackem Mash Up at Pop Recs, Fawcett Street. l-r Grace Patchett, Adrain Woodland, Toni Ross oin drum kit, Adam Crozier and Ceiran Braddock.

THE Mackem Mash Up is ready to pound beats and tunes during an evening of taster sessions for music hopefuls.

The event will be staged at the Pop Recs shop in Fawcett Street on Friday, thanks to an outpouring of support from backers who crowd-funded the session.

It will feature songwriting workshops, a chance for people to build their own instruments and Djembe drumming.

Charlie Dancer, Whitherward, The Good Child and the singing club run by the Bunker, which is behind the celebration, will be among those to perform.

Hannah Matterson, of the Bunker, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to deliver this kind of event and understand the importance of music in communities.

“We hope that people of all ages will come along and take part in some really fun and interesting music workshops as well as enjoy the live music from some of our great local talent pool.”

The session, which will run from 4pm to 9pm, is part of Our Big Gig.

It will see 150 events staged nationwide, involving 7,000 musicians and 2,000 volunteers at venues from shopping centres to skate parks to host shows. Backed by Minister for Communities Stephen Williams, it aims to keep the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics alive by bringing communities together.

 

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