Posts by Ellen Ranson

Cool stuff in and around our Neighbourhood. 

Currently compiled as a blog by our Team. This list is ongoing and not exhaustive. 

(During Covid - 19 venues will be closed, please check their websites) 


  • Hatton Gallery

    Art gallery, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson
    Hatton Gallery

    Hatton Gallery,

    King's Rd,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 8QB




    Situated on the Newcastle University campus, the Hatton's exhibitions run throughout the year, exhibiting local and international artists....

  • Star and Shadow Cinema

    Cinema, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson
    Star and Shadow Cinema

    The Star and Shadow

    Warwick St,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1BB


    Phone: 0191 261 8315




    The Star and Shadow is a volunteer ran, DIY space in Newcastle. Within the Star ...



  • Conny Art Fest

    Art festival, Consett, Co. Durham
    by Ellen Ranson
    Conny Art Fest




    Conny is an art festival, in 2019 it ran for a course of 2 weeks in October. It takes over community centres, cafes...

  • by Ellen Ranson
    iAMi creative and updog art
    iAMi creative and updog art

    Stay home stay queer by Melody Sproates & pals


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    A new project curated by trans / non-binary theatre maker & facilitator, Melody Sproates. With thanks to...

  • The Shipley Art Gallery

    Art Gallery, Gateshead
    by Ellen Ranson
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    The Shipley Art Gallery,

    Prince Consort Rd,


    NE8 4JB







    Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

    Saturday: 10am - 5pm


    The Shipley Art Gallery is one of the leading galleries for contemporary craft in the North of England. There are five....

  • Bad Spirits

    by Ellen Ranson
    Bad Spirits

    Bad Spirits

    80 Woodbine Street


    Tyne and Wear 

    NE8 1SS






    Bad Spirits is ran by Paul Stewart and Dawn Bothwell from their home in Gateshead. They create environments that support collaboration...

  • The Auxiliary

    Art Gallery, Studios, Tool and AV Library and Workshop. Middlesbrough
    by Ellen Ranson
    The Auxiliary

    The Auxiliary,

    31 station Street 


    TS1 1SR


    OPEN: Thurs - Sat, 12-4pm





    The Auxiliary Project Space is an 11,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Middlesbrough. Consisting of two galleries...

  • The Free Trade Inn

    Pub, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    The Free Trade Inn,

    St Lawrence Road,


    Newcastle upon Tyne,

    NE6 1AP


    OPEN: Monday - 11.00 - 23.00

    Tuesday - 11.00 -23.00

    Wednesday - 11.00 - 23.00

    Thursday - 11.00- 23.00

    Friday - 11.00 - 00.00

    Saturday - 11.00 - 00.00

    Sunday - 11.00 - 23.00





    The Free Trade Inn is a traditional looking pub, but is anything but traditional when you get inside, with loads of....