For over ten years we’ve been making award-winning, playful and inspiring theatre and installations, telling unexpected stories of diverse places.
Since 2012, November Club has received generous annual performing arts funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. Without this support, the recent growth in company staff and the extended reach of our participation work with local communities would not have been possible.
November Club is a registered charity and our work is always made in collaboration with local people and is unique to that place. Each of these site-specific projects could not happen without the support we receive from trusts, foundations, local authorities, and individuals. We are currently fundraising for our 2019 productions.
If like us, you are passionate about the arts and you would like to support our work, helping us to bring stories of local history, hopes and pride to life, creating memorable shared experiences for our audiences, we would love to hear from you.
Current Fundraising Appeals
Foods and Feuds: Two Cooks of Hexham
This imaginary time-travelling performance celebrates the 18th century Hexham born author of the best-selling cookbook of all time ‘The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy’. We bring together Hannah Glasse, and Ann Cook, her arch rival and feel cookbook writer - both from Hexham. We celebrate these strong, opinionated and underrated women for what they achieved in inhospitable times.
Taking place at the Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham and Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle, in May 2019 we will present a work-in-progress performance with the aim of developing a full production in 2020.
We’re looking for local companies to support this production either with a financial donation or support in-kind.
A New Fairytale for Northumberland
Building on the success of our award-winning production ‘Beyond the End of the Road’, in 2019, together with communities across Northumberland, we will develop a brand new family-friendly fairytale. Through drama, visuals and music this new production will tour rural villages of Northumberland and incorporate local peoples’ hopes and aspirations and increase pride in their community.
Taking place in up to five villages across Northumberland in autumn 2019, we’re looking for local companies who are passionate about Northumberland, and the benefits of the arts and culture in rural communities.
A Lit and Phil Carol
This Christmas (23 – 31 December) we will be working with the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle to produce ‘The Lit & Phil Carol’, a playful, family-friendly production inspired by Dicken’s Christmas Carol.
In our production, the Scrooge character becomes the Head Librarian, Oneseiferous Grasp, whose aim is to remove all creativity from the library and turn it into a place of scientific and rational thinking. That is, unless his two assistants, with the aid of the audience, can stop him.
We will be working with four community groups and schools in Newcastle’s West End through a series of workshops and activities, working with professional artists at a time when arts education in schools is declining.
With your support, we will be able to provide free tickets to all of the outreach programme participants to come and enjoy the show with their families.
Secret Garden Keyholder SchemeOur Secret Garden Keyholder Scheme is an opportunity for individuals to support the arts and November Club’s work through an annual donation of just £25.
- A beautiful, handcrafted key to unlock the door to November Club experiences
- Advance information and priority booking for shows/projects
- An invitation to one special event per year (sneak preview of a work in progress / meet the artist /behind the scenes tour)*
- Invitations to private views and launch events
*format of event will depend on the nature of our annual programme
To join the scheme click here or call 01670 474 808.