events & PERFORMANCES


MAY 26th 2017

REFUGEE BIRIYANI AND BANANAS - FUNDRAISING EVENT, MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND - 7PM

 

For more information please see HERE


march 31st 2017

GATESHEAD FOODBANK FUNDRAISING EVENT / LABOUR PARTY NEW MEMBERS CELEBRATION 
TYNE AND WEAR - 7.30PM


march 20th 2017

UNITE EVENT @ DURHAM MINER'S ASSOCIATION, THE MINER'S HALL, REDHILLS, DURHAM CITY - 7PM

 

For more information please see HERE


march 8th 2017

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION MEETING - BROADACRE HOUSE, NEWCASTLE - 7.30PM 

 

For more information please see HERE


MARCH 8TH 2017

NOT ACTING OUR AGE NCL - FLASHMOB PERFORMANCES, NEWCASTLE CITY CENTRE - 12-1PM

 

For mor information please see HERE


february 25th 2017

DURHAM HYMNS - SONGS OF WAR, ST. BRANDON'S CHURCH, BRANCEPETH CASTLE, DURHAM - 7.30PM

 

SONGS OF WAR is an imaginative collaboration between men in HM Prison Frankland and four of the region’s most acclaimed young singer-songwriters: Barry Hyde, Elizabeth Corney, Lindsay Hannon and Bethany Coyle. Together they have produced a memorable suite of new songs that will touch the heart. 

The project drew inspiration from The Durham Hymns, the World War One project commissioned by the Northern Regional Brass Band Trust as part of the region’s commemorative programme.

 

The Durham Hymns created a new suite of hymns that reflected the events and experiences of real people in the county. Lyrics were commissioned from the Poet Laureate poet Carol Ann Duffy and music from Jonathan Bates, Jessica Curry and Orlando Gough.

 

For more information, please see HERE


february 18th 2017

NORTHERN WRITES FESTIVAL FINALE PERFORMANCE - STANLEY LAMPLIGHT THEATRE, DURHAM - 7.30PM

 

For more information please see HERE


FEBRUARY 12TH 2017


FEBRUARY 10TH 2017

SONGS BY THE FIRESIDE - CUMBERLAND ARMS, BYKER, FROM 7PM 

 

An intimate performance in one of the best music venues (and alehouses!) in Newcastle.


february 5th 2017

WINGROVE WASSAIL - WEA GREENING WINGROVE COMMUNITY BIKE GARDENS, NUNSMOOR PARK, FENHAM, NEWCASTLE - from 3-5.30pm (FAMILIES WELCOME!)

 

Join us for a candlelit procession and musical celebration of our community as we give thanks for the winter and welcome in the spring, wassailling our community orchards. Who will be crowned our wassail king or queen?! With lantern making crafts workshops, mulled apple drinks, Song workshops, community theatre, and be guided through these ancient rituals and rites by our very own Green Man


february 4th 2017

TOMMY ARMSTRONG (PITMAN POET) BLUE PLAQUE UNVEILING
STANLEY, COUNTY DURHAM - 1PM ONWARDS 


february 4th 2017

MARCH AND RALLY FOR THE NHS - FROM MIDDAY, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - CITY CENTRE 

 

For more information please see HERE


JANUARY 30TH 2017

ANTI-TRUMP RALLY - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

 

For details, please see HERE


JANUARY 28TH 2017

WITH THE COAST ROAD, CUMBRIA (Further information to follow)


JANUARY 27TH 2017

WYLAM WINTER FESTIVAL - WYLAM, NORTHUMBERLAND (Further information to follow)

With Gareth Davies-Jones 

This event will be a performance showcase in which I will perform both my own songs and those created during a composition project working within local schools and community groups in which we will explore the spirit of rural community, cultural identity, the changing seasons and our Northumbrian landscape.


JANUARY 14TH 2017

NEWCASTLE CENTRAL LABOUR PARTY WOMEN'S CELEBRATION NETWORKING EVENT
@ WESTEND WOMEN AND GIRLS CENTRE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE


DECEMBER 16TH 2016

WITH THE COAST ROAD - GOSFORTH CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE - 8PM


december 2nd 2016

A CONCERT FOR DRURIDGE - 7PM, ST.JAMES'S CHURCH CENTRE, ALNWICK

Delighted to be further supporting the 'Save Druridge Bay' campaign. I was comissioned earlier this year  by '38 Degrees'  to write songs in protest and oppostition to the planning coal mining in this most beauitful of locations. I shall be showcasing these and also performing as part of my wonderful band 'The Coast Road'! Also performing is the brilliant Sandra Kerr, who taught me whilst I was studying my 'Folk and Traditional Music' Degree at Newcastle University/Sage Gateshead. 


Also on the bill are the brilliant 'Mouthful' who must be seen to be beloieved - they really are an incredible vocal ensemble! 
Tickets cost £10 and are available from 'World of Difference' shop in Narrowgate, Alnwick
(13 Narrowgate, Alnwick. NE66 1JH - TEL: 01665 606005)

 

I hope to see you there - let's fight to SAVE DRURIDGE BAY!


NOVEMBER 27TH 2016

REFUGEE BIRYANI & BANANAS FUNDRAISER FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES - FROM 4PM, THE CUMBERLAND ARMS, BYKER, NEWCASTLE 

Organised by North Tyneside Peoples Assembly with support from Unison Northumberland County Branch

Humanitarian volunteers and activists from the North East will be delivering aid to the Syrian Refugees fleeing war and now stranded in Greek refugee camps living in cold tents in abandoned factories with a lack of food and sanitation. 

Help raise funds to provide essential winter aid, food and basic necessities to ease some of their suffering by joining us for an evening of: 

With lots more to be confirmed!

-Snacks

-Raffle

-Henna Art

-Great Company 

**Family friendly**

*Tickets are £5 for all day*£3.50 4-7.30pm*£3.50 8-11pm*

Please contact Mollie Brown for tickets on 07478314289

Event details can be found HERE


november 25th 2016

MASONIC HALL, MANCHESTER SQUARE, BELLINGHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND @ 8:00 PM

Masonic HallManchester SquareBellingham

Performing with Gareth Davies Jones - see HERE for more information


NOVEMBER 10TH - 11TH  2016

GARY CLARKE COMPANY: COAL - 7.30PM AT THE GALA THEATRE DURHAM

I am delighted to be playing a pitman's wife and dedicated member of 'Women Agaignst Pit Closures' in the Gary Clarke Company's fantastic 'COAL' - an 80 minute production, depicting the history of the 1984 miner's strike as told through contemporary dance, physical theatre, music and film.
It has won the *Award for Achievement in Dance* at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards and has been has been nominated for one of the prestigious *Knight of Illumination* Awards and is also nominated for the *Best Independent Company* at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2017! 
Tickets available from Gala Theatre Durham - www.galadurham.co.uk


october 19th 2016

NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY, 7.30PM - NICK PRIDE AND THE PIMPTONES, THE COAST ROAD AND TRIPTYCH

 

Event details can be found HERE


september 30th 2016

AN EVENING OF TOMMY ARMSTRONG SONGS, THE PEACOCK, TANFIELD, CO. DURHAM, 7.30PM

 

Come along and help us enjoy our annual celebration of the life of pitman poet Tommy Armstrong. As usual, there'll be lots of great singers including John Dixon, Bethany Elen Coyle, Bill Elliott, Doreen and Bryan Henderson, Jude Murphy, Allen Crawford.

Event details can be found HERE


september 15th 2016

BETHANY ELEN AND DAVE CAMLIN, BAR 26, KESWICK, CUMBRIA - 9PM


JUNE 20TH 2016

To celebrate WORLD REFUGEE DAY I am organising an ANTI RACISM MUSIC DEMONSTRATION - SAGE GATESHEAD, 6.30PM 

 

Event details can be found HERE


June 7th 2016

MARTIN LUTHER KING PEACE COMMITTEE - PEACE FAIR 

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, FROM 5PM 

 

For conference details, registration and ticketing information see HERE


June 5th 2016

USHAW FOLK FESTIVAL - DURHAM, 2PM

 

For more details click HERE


may 29th 2016

 

VIVA LA PALESTINE - RAFEEF ZIADAH ALBUM LAUNCH
CLUNY 1, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - 7.30PM 

 

A showcase of spoken word and music, voices raised in solidarity of the palestinian struggle. All proceeds will go directly to supporting charitites working wihtin the occupied territories. (See poster below for further details)


may 17th 2016

ORIENTED - THE MINING INSTITUTE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 7.30PM

May 17th is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. 

 

To mark IDAHOT there is a special screening of ORIENTED, a feature length documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv, Israel. It's an extraordinary documentary which is gathering rave reviews around the world.

 

Tickets are free but extremely limited - to book tickets click HERE

 

To view the film trailer click HERE

 


MAY 7TH 2016

VOICES FROM THE RUINS - WEA REGIONAL OFFICE, 10-4PM 

(See poster below for details)


may 4th 2016

CATCH UP WITH REFUGEE BIRYANI AND BANANAS - 7-10PM

THE BEACON, WESTGATE ROAD 

 

For further information please click HERE


may 2nd 2016

BREAD AND ROSES - AN EVENING OF SOCIALIST FEMINISM - 7PM

- THE CUMBERLAND ARMS, BYKER, NEWCASTLE

 

For further information please click HERE


APRIL 30TH 2016

MAY DAY MARCH AND RALLY - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, FROM 11AM

 

For further information please click HERE


december 22nd 2015 - SOLD OUT!

'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE' & THE COAST ROAD LIVE - TYNESIDE CINEMA, NEWCASTLE

 

COME CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THE COAST ROAD! 

 

Have an unforgettable and very Christmassy night of good cheer at the pictures with this special evening of film and live music with a screening of the greatest Christmas film of all-time It’s A Wonderful Life preceded by a performance by the fabulous North East-based acoustic jazz-folk collective The Coast Road.

 

Drawn together by invisible threads woven under a full moon the Coast Road play simple, stylish jazzy folk. This versatile and accomplished band will be bringing out their festive songbook for a lively night of beautiful songs guaranteed to put you in the merriest of moods before you see George Bailey become 'the richest man in town'. 


DECEMBER 19TH 2015

STOP THE WAR - ANTI-WAR SYRIA PROTEST - RALLY AT 11AM, GREY'S MONUMENT, NEWCASTLE


december 17th 2015

AN EVENING WITH ROSES AND REVOLUTIONISTS - NEWCASTLE CITY LIBRARY - 6PM

 

Join Nigel Todd in conversation with Dr. Charlotte Alston about Newcastle’s famous but 'lost' Victorian anarchist land colony, a story told in his new book Roses & Revolutionists.  

Songs from Bethany Elen Coyle, a glass of Fairtrade wine, and rounded off with Rob Turnbull on the Plebs League.


december 8th 2015

NORTH EAST PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY SEASONAL SOCIAL - BROADACRE HOUSE, NEWCASTLE, 7PM


december 6th 2015

SUNDAY SISTA CLUB @ HOOCHIE COOCHIE, PILGRIM STREET, NEWCASTLE - 4-6PM


DECEMBER 1ST 2015

NORTH EAST LABOUR HISTORY SOCIETY CHRISTMAS SOCIAL @ THE BRIDGE HOTEL, HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE, NEWCASTLE - 7PM


october 22nd 2015

BAR 26 - KESWICK
Bethany Elen will be playing with The Coast Road comrade Dave Camlin


OCTOBER 15TH, 16TH, 17TH 2015

MANIFESTO FOR A NEW CITY @ NORTHERN STAGE, NEWCASTLE - 7.30PM 

(Post Show discussion Friday evening after performance)

 

“Imagine that you could build a utopia, that this place could be different to any other. 

A free town, a place of imagination. 

What would we do?”                                                        

(2005 Darling, Manifesto for a City)


OCTOBER 10TH 2015


October 6th 2015

LAMPLIGHT ARTS CENTRE, STANLEY, COUNTY DURHAM - 1.30PM (see below for information)


SEPTEMBER 18TH 2015

JEREMY CORBYN LABOUR LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN CELEBRATIONS, NEWCASTLE

(PARTY MEMBERS / SUPPORTERS ONLY)


september 12th 2015

CALAIS SOLIDARITY MARCH AND RALLY (SINGING PERFORMANCE)

ASSEMBLING 10AM AT THE CENTRE FOR LIFE, MARCH BEGINS AT 11AM FOLLOWED BY A PROTEST AT THE CIVIC CENTRE AT 11.30AM

#REFUGEESWELCOMEHERE


SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015

SOLFEST, CUMBRIA 


august 18th 2015

JERMEMY CORBYN LABOUR LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN 

AN EVENING WITH JEREMY CORBYN, THE TYNE JOURNAL THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 7PM

 


JULY 4TH 2015

ST. TERESA'S CHURCH, HEATON, NEWCASTLE - 7.30PM (see below for details)


june 24th 2015

MINING INSTITUTE, NEWCASTLE - 7.30pm

Bethany Elen Coyle and the North East Socialist Singers presents:
JOHNNY HANDLE, BENNY GRAHAM, GARETH DAVIES-JONES


JUNE 18TH 2015

BAR 26, KESWICK - 8pm

Bethany Elen will be playing with The Coast Road comrade Dave Camlin


june 13th 2015

SEMIBREVE SUPPER CLUB - A TABLE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

HEDDON ON THE WALL - 6.30pm
(for info see poster)


MAY 3RD 2015

CLUNY 2, NEWCASTLE - 8pm

Journey to Justice - 'Footsteps to Freedom'
Exhibition closing party and handover celebration! 

An evening of inspirational music, dance, art, poetry and songs for social justice!


may 2nd 2015

SPINNEY, NEWCASTLE - 2pm

Bethany Elen, NESS and The Coast Road performing as part of the 'Under the Fields of Heaton' festival.


april 23rd 2015

GREAT NORTH MUSEUM - 7.30pm

Bethany Elen at 'A Kings Speech'. A screening and discussion on Martin Luther King's visit to Newcastle. 

 For further info: www.journeytojustice.org.uk/projects/footsteps-to-freedom


april 4th 2015

DISCOVERY MUSEUM, NEWCASTLE - 1.30pm
Bethany Elen
 and NESS (www.nes-singers.org) at Journey to Justice exhibition launch


march 28th 2015

THE KIRKGATE ARTS CENTRE, COCKERMOUTH - 7PM

An evening of lush harmonies with The Coast Road, Chapin-Wickwar and Sing Owt Community Choir


march 25th 2015

FENHAM LIBRARY, NEWCASTLE - 7PM

Bethany Elen and NESS performing as part of 'The Seam' album launch. Music from the heart of the Mining Institute, Newcastle.
For info: www.garethdavies-jones.com


8th march 2015

YORK THEATRE ROYAL - 2PM

JOURNEYS TO JUSTICE: WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES - As part of  theatre production by the international human rights defenders of the Centre of Applied Human Rights, York University. 

(Bethany has created music for the production and will perform this live)

 


7th march 2015

JAZZ CO-OP, NEWCASTLE - 8pm

Debut performance for the duo; Bethany Elen and Steve Newton (sound cloud.com/stevenewton)