Posts by Will Hughes

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) 

 

  • by Will Hughes
    Gas Contemporary: North Shields

    Gas Contemporary

    The Beacon shopping centre

    North Shields

    NE29 6QF

    Opening times vary please check social media

     

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    Gas Contemporary is based in North Shields and runs a program of exhibitions out of an old shop in a small shopping centre...

  • by Will Hughes
    Grainger Market: Newcastle

    Grainger Market

    Grainger Street, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 5QQ

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5:30pm

     

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    Grainger Market is a thriving indoor market with so many different stall holders from fresh fruit and veg to haberdasheries, clothes stalls, cafes and eateries...

  • Pineapple Black: Middlesbrough

    Contemporary Art Space
    by Will Hughes
    Pineapple Black: Middlesbrough

    Pineapple Black

    Hillstreet Shopping Centre,

    Middlesbrough,

     TS1 1SU

    OPEN: Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

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    Facebook

     

    Im a big fan of arts centres on high streets and in shopping complexes, as i feel this is such a great way to integrate into a community and have people see art, even if it’s just through a window...

  • by Will Hughes
    Great North Museum: Hancock

    Great North Museum: Hancock

    Barras Bridge

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 4PT

    Opening hours unavailable at the moment please check out their website.

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    The Great North Museum is a great place to explore history, I’ve been multiple times and I’m always drawn to the animal exhibits but especially the dinosaurs...

  • Newcastle Arts Centre

    Artshop and so much more!
    by Will Hughes
    Newcastle Arts Centre

    Newcastle Arts Centre

    67 Westgate Road, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 1SG

     

    OPEN: Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm

                Saturday 9am - 5pm

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    Newcastle Arts Centre consists of a number of different elements, they have an art supplies shop called Details, a frame shop, craft shop, Jazz Cafe and The Black Swan...

  • The Spaghetti Factory

    Curatorial project
    by Will Hughes
    The Spaghetti Factory

    The Spaghetti Factory

    Curatorial project

     

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    Spaghetti Factory started in 2018 and consists of Eva Cromwell and Jenny Mc Namara they often collaborate with others on curatorial projects with other organisations as well as events...

  • Vane: Newcastle

    Art Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    Vane: Newcastle

    Vane

    First Floor

    Commercial Union House 

    39 Pilgrim St,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 6QE

     

    OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm

     

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    Vane is at the heart of Newcastles thriving art scene. Based on the first floor of Commercial Union House, they have a number of excellent gallery spaces with a continually changing and dynamic program of exhibitions.

     

     

  • by Will Hughes
    Maker Space: Newcastle

    Maker Space

    Maker Space,

    Commercial Union House,

    39 Pilgrim Street,

    Newcastle upon Tyne,

    NE1 6QE

     

    OPEN: Hours vary so please check the website

     

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    Maker Space is a community owned and run workshop that is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is a space for like minded people to create, make and program. As a community they have made it possible through a monthly subscription to join and have access to a space and the tools to work on many different types of project...

  • NARC

    Magazine and Online
    by Will Hughes
    NARC

    NARC

    Magazine and Online 

     

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    NARC is an Online and in print magazine an independent guide to culture and alternative music in the North East. Their aim is to showcase the best music, art, literature, comedy, film, etc the North East has to offer...

  • Pandemic Programme: Online

    Online list of art content
    by Will Hughes
    Pandemic Programme: Online

    Pandemic Programme

    Online resourse of arts content to be enjoyed while under lockdown.

    Curated by Kevin Hunt

     

    Google Document 

     

    Pandemic Programme is an evolving list of some of the most interesting, entertaining, useful, relaxing, recommended and critically engaged art content produced by individual artists as well as arts organisation...

     

     

  • Slugtown: Newcastle

    Artist-run Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    Slugtown: Newcastle

    Slugtown

    Shieldfield, Newcastle

    New Venue opening soon

     

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    Slugtown is a non profit Community Interest Company, based in Shieldfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne. They are an artist run gallery who support early-career artists and have a program of events consisting of public exhibitions as well as free workshops and events...

     

     

  • 36 Lime Street: Newcastle

    Studio Complex and Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    36 Lime Street: Newcastle

    36 Lime Street

    Studio 4D, 

    36 Lime St, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 2PQ

     

    OPEN: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

     

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    36 Lime Street is a studio complex of over 40 artists and is the oldest and largest studio group in the North East...

  • by Will Hughes
    Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: Gateshead

    Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

    South Shore Road, 

    Gateshead 

    NE8 3BA

     

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

                Sunday Reduced opening times

     

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    Baltic is the largest dedicated contemporary art institution in the UK. Comprising of 5 floors, 4 of which host Galleries each with its own unique character...

  • by Will Hughes
    The Teahouse: Newcastle

    The Teahouse

    Claremont Buildings,

    1 Eldon Pl,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 7RD

     

    OPEN: Monday - Friday 10am - 11pm

                Saturday 9am - 11pm

                Sunday 10am - 4pm

     

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    In the City Centre Teahouse serves over 60 loose leaf teas and is a late night alcohol free venue serving delicious cake and other foods....

  • by Will Hughes
    Thought Foundation: Birtley

    Thought Foundation

    Clarity House, 

    Durham Road, 

    Birtley 

    DH3 2TB

     

    OPEN: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 4pm

                Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

     

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    Instagram

     

    Thought Foundation is a community hub, consisting of a gallery and cafe environment which is popular with the local community...

  • by Will Hughes
    Tyneside Cinema: Newcastle

    Tyneside Cinema

    10 Pilgrim Street,

    Newcastle upon Tyne,

    NE1 8QG

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 11pm (Box Office closes at 9pm)

                Sunday 11am - 11pm (Box Office closes at 7pm)

     

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    Well worth a visit is Tyneside a refurbished 3 screen cinema with 2 cafes and airy bar, i especially enjoy the cocktails. 

     

     

  • Breeze Creatives: Newcastle

    Artist Studios and Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    Breeze Creatives: Newcastle

    Breeze Creatives

    Bamburgh House,

    Market St, East,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 6BH

    OPEN: Monday - Fridat 9am - 5pm

                Saturday 11am - 5pm

     

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    Breeze Creatives is a contemporary visual arts organisation based in the North East. They have a number of artists studios as well as a gallery called Abject Gallery which has recently been renovated...

  • by Will Hughes

    Hey Art What’s Good?

    PODCAST

     

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    Hey Art What’s Good is a podcast run by two Geordies, Alice and Rosie. They offer a light hearted and positive approach to art. Reviewing projects and exhibitions taking place in the North East...

  • Pink Lane Coffee: Newcastle

    Cafe and Coffee Roaster
    by Will Hughes
    Pink Lane Coffee: Newcastle

    Pink Lane Coffee

    1 Pink Lane,

    Newcastle upon Tyne,

    NE1 5DW 

    OPEN: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6pm

                Saturday 9am - 5pm

                Sunday 10am - 4pm

     

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    Pink Lane Coffee is one of my favourite cafes in the centre of Newcastle offering single origin coffee which is ethically and responsibly sourced...

  • Totaller

    Artist Collective
    by Will Hughes
    Totaller

    Totaller

    Artist Collective based in Newcastle and Sheffield.

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    Instagram

     

    Soundcloud

     

    Totaller is a collective of four core members, their aim is to work within the bounds of an imagined or new Dark Age. To foster new forms of creation...