Bands on stage for Africa

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A TRIO of bari bands will take to the stage in Morpeth this weekend to raise money for a good cause.

First up on Friday evening is Someone Else’s Omlette, which will perform at the Black Bull in Bridge Street.

The following day at the White Swan in Newgate Street, there will be energetic music from Alive and Kicking. On Sunday, Lyndon Anderson will play a set at the Sour Grapes, also located in Newgate Street.

At each concert, a collection will be held for the Jitegemee School Building Project, which supports children in a Tanzania village.

The bottom floor of 14 classrooms has been completed and funds are now being raised to help with the building of dormitories, rooms for science and an area for staff.

The project is also assisting Northumbria University research into how shells can replace timber as a heat source for cooking in East Africa.

Entry to the gigs, which all start at about 8.30pm, is free. Representatives of the charity will ask those in attendance to make a donation.