Above The Parapet
North Yorkshire
Open Mic

Westgarth Social Club

1st Thursday of every month

Southfield Road

A night of topical song, spoken word and more...

Taking place at the Westgarth Social Club on the first Thursday of the month, Above the Parapet celebrates artists getting together to give a voice to the ordinary person.

The people of Teesside have for generations been hit and hit hard by the policies of successive governments. Above the Parapet is a space that will rouse, celebrate and embody the region, commenting artistically on the problems and stories of the people, and the many like them around the world.

It will provide a platform for songwriters, musicians, writers and poets to perform their own work, or other peoples work that has inspired them to write on the state of society.

The nights will have elements of open stage (an open platform for people to contribute new and old songs, stories and poems), a Speakers Corner slot (local speakers will be invited to talk on topical subjects) and the occasional special guest.

People who would like to perform at Above the Parapet please contact us at:

The night is run by not-for-profit organisation Shipyard Songwriters and all money raised on the night goes towards Above the Parapet artists and future events.