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) 


  • Cobalt Studios

    Studios and Venue, Newcastle
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    Cobalt Studios

    10 Boyd St,


    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1AP




    Check Cobalt's social media or website for openig times and events


    Cobalt has 14 affordable studios, an arts and music venue and a co-working project space. It runs exciting events most days/nights , including: life drawing classes, other art based workshops, music nights....


  • Ernest

    Bar/cafe, Newcastle


    1 Boyd St,


    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1AP



    Sunday - Thursday, 10am - 11.30pm

    Friday and Saturday, 10am - 2am






    Ernest is a cafe and bar that was set up and is ran by artists, makers and designers. They pride themselves on homemade, quality food and drink. Ernest runs music nights, and life drawing sessions.....

  • Side Gallery

    Photographic gallery, Newcastle
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    The Side Gallery

    5-9 Side,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 3JE


    Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm




    The Side Gallery is renound for exciting photography exhibitions. They are dedicated to showing the best in documentary photography from the North East of England and further afield. This usually....

  • Hartlepool Art Gallery

    Hartlepool Art Gallery,

    Church St,


    TS24 7EQ



    10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday




    Hartlepool Art Gallery is a beautiful restored Victorian church, built in 1854 and designed by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb.


    It has a great programme of local artists work on show, in both group and solo exhibitions. The links to the Northern School of Art.....

  • The Bowes Museum

    Art gallery, Barnard Castle

    The Bowes Museum,


    Barnard Castle,

    DL12 8NP


    Open: 10 - 5 daily (closed 25, 26 December & 1 January)


    This gallery is not free entry, and prices range (info on website)




    The Bowes Museum has a huge collection of artworks. The collection was started by John Bowes and Joséphine Bowes in the late 1800's, and includes Goya, El Greco, a huge collection of furniture, stained glass and the Silver Swan. 


    The 240 year-old....

  • MIMA

    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
    Image: Teeside University
    Image: Teeside University


    Centre Square,


    TS1 2AZ


    Free entry.


    MIMA gallery is closed on Mondays.


    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 – 16:00, 

    Thursday 10:00 – 19:00

    Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.

    Our cafe MIMA Kitchen is open Monday to Friday 8.30 – 16:00, Saturday 9.30 – 16:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.




    A fantastic gallery in the heart of Middlesbrough, MIMA has a great permanent collection of artworks, that feature in different, rolling displays throughout the year. There is also...

  • The Woon Gallery of Asian Art

    Northumbria University, Newcastle

    Open: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday


    Created through the generous support of the Woon Brothers Foundation, the new gallery space houses 47 rare and unique items from the Woon Brothers Foundation’s collection to support research and public exhibition in the region. Each item....

  • Hatton Gallery

    Art gallery, Newcastle
    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
    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
    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...

  • iAMi creative and updog art
    iAMi creative and updog art

    Stay home stay queer by Melody Sproates & pals


    Download your free copy here:


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

  • The Shipley Art Gallery

    Art Gallery, Gateshead
    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

    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
    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
    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....