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Daft as a Brush House
Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 2DR

Daft as a Brush Special Events

Join in the fun with daft as a Brush at our special events available throughout the year. From walks and talks to concerts to special evening dinner events, this is a perfect opportunity to support this local charity.

Some of our events require a ticket to be purchased, please contact Daft as a Brush House to purchase. A selection of events are free and all are welcome to attend. Please note, spaces are limited so please inquire as early as possible. Please click on the events below to discover more information. Our thanks to all our amazing volunteers, local businesses and institutions for their continued support.

Cheer off Bluebell Bus!! @ Millennium Bridge, Newcastle
Mar 5 all-day
Cheer off Bluebell Bus!! @ Millennium Bridge, Newcastle

Bluebell Bus will leave on March 5th 2018 from the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle.

Come and join in the fun as we set-off on our 7,000 mile journey to promote the Charity Daft as a Bush Cancer Patient Care! A 2 year adventure to travel the length of the coastal footpath walk of both Great Britain and Ireland starting on Monday March 5th 2018. This epic journey is to promote nationally, the Charity Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care transport service nationally. This is free of charge in the Tyne and Wear area, for cancer patients that require to get to and from hospital for treatment.

Come along for a cuppa and biscuit and give us a big cheer – Meet special guests, Daft as a Brush Team and cheers us off – Enjoy the fun at this very special event.

Learn more about this exciting adventure by visiting our dedicated website:

Bede Wind Concert @ Grey's Monument, Newcastle
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bede Wind Concert @ Grey's Monument, Newcastle

***Due to changes in Council policy, this event is now cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience**

Bede Wind Orchestra at Grey’s Monument will echo with the sound of music!

The Monument will never be the same again as the Bede Wind Orchestra perform a free open-air concert especially in aid of Daft as a Brush. There is no compulsory ticket purchases, however, our team of volunteers will be on-hand to take small bucket donations. So come along and enjoy the music! Thank you.

The Powburn Show! @ Powburn Show
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Powburn Show! @ Powburn Show

Daft as a Brush will be at the Powburn Show on 4th August 2016. Come along and join in the fun at this great event!

The Powburn Show is the first of the annual Cheviot Sheep and Horticultural Shows. Held on the first Saturday of August we strive to provide a day of entertainment for the family. Events include Sheep Classes and Indusrtrial, Flower & Vegetable classes. Other sporting competitions include Pony Jumping & Sports, a Fell Race, Cumberland Wrestling and a Terrier Race & Show

The Marquee hosts a Tea Tent  plus Craft & Food Stalls.  The outside area hosts a car boot sale, further trade stands, children’s show ground attractions and catering vans providing hot roast sandwiches and Fish & Chips.

Tickets: Adults £4, Concessions £3, Children £5-16 years £2.00, Under 5 years fee.
Please buy your tickets at the gates on arrival.

Discover more about the show by visiting: www.powburnshow.com

The BIG Daft Night out!! @ The Lancastrian Suite
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
The BIG Daft Night out!! @ The Lancastrian Suite

Hope to see you there at the BIG DAFT NIGHT OUT in aid of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care
FRANKIES CAFE Plus support With Keith Martin Compere/DJ
19:30 – 00:30, Friday 7th September 2018 at the Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road, NE11 9JR
Tickets: £6:00
Text 07722 299480
Email: graeme.bradley@blueyonder.co.uk

The Great North Run @ Great North Run
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Great North Run @ Great North Run

Support all our runners at the Great North Run !

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead. From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained many bands on the run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.

Show your support to the runners who are raising funds for Daft as a Brush – We’ll be at the 6 mile mark to cheer them all on!!!

Schools Proms Event @ Newcastle City Hall
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Schools Proms Event @ Newcastle City Hall

Schools and youth orchestras from Newcastle upon Tyne and South Tyneside are joining forces to take part in the Daft as a Brush Schools Prom at 2.00p.m. on Sunday 14 October 2018 at the City Hall, Newcastle.

The response from schools has been enthusiastic and there will be a number of choirs from Newcastle and South Tyneside with two bands, one from Newcastle and one from South Tyneside.

Join us for a fantastic afternoon of fun and music by local youth orchestras & schoolchildren from throughout our region – Tickets only £6 adult, £3 children.

Tickets available from Newcastle Theatre Royal – Book by clicking this link or call: 08448 11 21 21



Carols at the Freeman Hospital @ Freeman Hospital
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carols at the Freeman Hospital @ Freeman Hospital | United Kingdom

Join Daft as a Brush for a charming Carol Concert at the Northern Centre For Cancer Care in the Freeman hospital.
Children will be singing your favorite festive carols from 10am-12pm.

Seghill First School with be singing from 10-11am
Cragside Primary School will be singing from 11-12pm

Make a small donation or simply come along for some festive cheer and enjoy this great atmosphere!

Look forward to seeing you!!!

Children’s Christmas Carols! @ Intu Eldon Square
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Christmas Carols! @ Intu Eldon Square | Eldon Square | England | United Kingdom

Join us for some festive carol singing by local Newcastle schools between New Look & Hollister in St Andrews Way, Eldon Square. (Next to the Apple Store and Hollister) from 11am until 12pm.

Grange First School will perform all your favorite festive carols to enjoy. A small donation to the charity can be made, but not essential. Come along and enjoy the magical sound of children’s carol concert!

1st Birthday Pancake Party! @ Llandudno
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bluebell Bus 1st Birthday Party! 12 Months on the road for Brian and Cheryl. Tuesday 5th March 2019 (Shrove Tuesday).

We’re celebrating a whole year on the 7,000 mile walk with a Pancake Party! Join Bluebell, Brian, Cheryl and Team in Llandudno for yummie pancakes and refreshments as we celebrate Bluebell’s 1st Birthday! 

The pressure is on! Mrs.B will be cooking the pancakes and we’ll have a host of lovely treats to accompany them, too.

Bluebell Bus, Cheryl and Brian will be at Llandudno Grand Promenade on Tuesday 5th March from 11am – 2pm. (Probably a bit longer!) Please see below a map image to illustrate their location, North Shore Beach area opposite the Ambassador Hotel, LL30 2NR. If you can see the Pier, you’ll able to see the Bus! There is plenty of road side parking in the area subject to availability. We really look forward to seeing you all, on behalf of Brian and Cheryl, thank you so much for your continued support on their epic 7,000 mile walk. This event will mark Bluebell’s 1st Birthday and exactly 1 year to the day when Brian started his amazing challenge.

For those who cannot come, I am sure you’ll join with us wishing Brian and the Bluebell Team a big happy birthday!

Perhaps you can stay for a few days and enjoy the beautiful Llandudno coastline, towns and villages of north Wales. The town is known for the North Shore Beach and 19th-century Pier, with shops. Northwest of town, the cliffs of Great Orme headland jut into the sea. Ancient tunnels lead to a cavern at Great Orme Mines. A 1902 tramway has an upper and lower section, and travels to the headland’s summit. To the east, smaller headland Little Orme is a nature reserve.

Free event. More details to follow!! Save the date!!

Please note: Co-ordinants are approximate, exact venue TBA. Sorry, we cannot provide travel and accommodation.


Elvis Tribute Night @ Holly Hill Club
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


From 7.00pm, Saturday 20th April 2019 at Holly Hill Club, Benson Terrace, Felling, Gateshead.
TICKETS ONLY £4 per person available from the Club or by calling June Howourth – 075345 14357