Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret with Melanie Gall

Sunday 3rd March 2019

4:30pm - 5:45pm

£9/£10 from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/459388?fbclid=IwAR3Qzy85n3Q6nijFsT0kEk3-ibefqF1YzSX1JwW2-dHrkOvUZjU-1IMIjzA#.XDeDsLGmRFw.link

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And… knitting?

A scintillating selection of the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own knitting (or crochet), and stitch along to these funny, poignant, tow-tapping, needle-clicking tunes.

During the two World Wars, millions of women knit for the soldiers. Popular music often reflected the trends of the time, and mere days after the first bullet was fired, dozens of knitting-themed songs started to appear.

After the wars these songs were essentially lost, and this concert is the first time that many of them have been performed in 100 years. Some of the songs were very close to disappearing forever, and with Stitch in Time, this music — a clever, sweet and entertaining footnote in history — has been preserved, and given a chance to live again.

A Stitch in Time has been performed across the the world, from Luxemborg to Scotland, Portsmouth to Saskatoon and now coming to “The Toon”, Byker, England at the launch of The Cumberland Arms International Woman’s Day celebrations in association with CaroleWProductions