Newcastle

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
    Chilli Studios

    Chilli Studios

    The Blackfriars Centre

    Newbridge st,

    Newcastle upon Tyne,

    NE1 2TQ

     

    Website 

     

    Fcebook

     

    Chilli Studios main aim is to improve mental health through creativity. They are a registered charity and have been operating since 2004. They work with people who are at risk of experiencing diagnosed mental health problems and those who have experienced some form of social exclusion...

  • by Will Hughes
    Northern Print

    Northern Print

    Stepney Bank

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 2NP

    OPEN: Gallery Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 4pm

                Studio (Members Only) Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 5pm

                                                        Thursday 10am - 8:45pm

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    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Northern Print is a Gallery and Print making studio with learning and participation at the heart of everything they do. They run a program of classes and events throughout the year...

  • by Will Hughes
    SHIELDFIELD ART WORKS EXHIBITION
    SHIELDFIELD ART WORKS EXHIBITION

    Shieldfield Art Works (Formerly Holy Biscuit)

    1 Clarence Street

    Shieldfield

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1YH

     

    Opening hours vary please see there website for details

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Shieldfield Art Works is an arts organisation that is based in the Shieldfield area of Newcastle upon Tyne. they deliver a program of theological reflection, community activism and Contemporary art. Through their arts program they articulate, question and enquire, seeking positive change in the community and the wider would...

  • by Will Hughes
    Brick Works

    Brick Works

    Hannington Street

    Ouseburn

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE6 1JT

     

    Website

     

    The Brick Works has 12 studio / workspaces, ranging in size and facilities which are appropriate for a range of creative people and businesses...

  • Equal Arts

    Improving older people’s lives through creativity
    by Will Hughes
    Equal Arts

    Equal Arts

    Newcastle City Library

    33 New Bridge Street West

    Newcastle

    NE1 8AX

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    Art is for everyone no matter your age. Today I’m shining a spotlight on Equal Arts an organisation based in Newcastle which helps improve older peoples lives through creativity. They work across Gateshead, Newcastle and the UK providing support to older people and people living with dementia, helping them live in the moment through musical, visual and movement based creative activities...

  • Cobalt Studios

    Studios and Venue, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson
    Image: The Chronicle
    Image: The Chronicle

    Cobalt Studios

    10 Boyd St,

    Shieldfield,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1AP

     

    Website

     

    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
    by Ellen Ranson
    Ernest

    Ernest

    1 Boyd St,

    Shieldfield,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE2 1AP

     

    Open:

    Sunday - Thursday, 10am - 11.30pm

    Friday and Saturday, 10am - 2am

     

    Website

     

    Facebook

     

    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.....

  • by Will Hughes
    Blackwells: Newcastle

    Blackwells 

    141 Percy St,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 7RS

    For opening hours please check their website

     

    Website

     

    I really enjoy the large stock of art materials at Blackwells, If your like me and really fussy about the paper you use to draw on, then this is the place to go to identify which paper is for you. As well as stocking a huge range of paper they have a good range of paints...

  • by Will Hughes
    Laing art gallery: Newcastle

    Laing art gallery

    New Bridge St W, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 8AG

     

    Opening time not available at this time

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Founded in  1901 the funds for the gallery were provided by Alexander Laing. The gallery has a regular exhibition program of modern, historic and contemporary art...

  • by Will Hughes
    Newcastle Castle

    Newcastle Castle

    Castle Garth, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 1RQ

     

    Opening hours currently under review. Please check their website.

     

    Website

     

    The history of the Castle goes right back 1800 years when it was a Roman fort of Pons Aelius and was built to guard the bridge over the tyne. The site has been home to a number of different fortifications and even an Anglo-Saxon church but the current fortifications and castle were finalised with the Black Gate in 1250...

  • Baltic 39: Newcastle

    Art Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    Baltic 39: Newcastle

    Baltic 39

    31-39 High Bridge, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 1EW

     

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 9am -6pm

                Sunday 10am - 4pm 

    Gallery opening hours vary please see the website

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Baltic 39 is the little sister to the main Baltic in Gateshead. Baltic 39 has 2 galleries at the top of the building but is also home to many studios for creatives as well as the BxNU Institute and the Baltic Professor...

  • by Will Hughes
    Life Science Centre: Newcastle

    Life Science Centre

    Times Square,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 4EP

     

    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

                Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    Facebook

     

    The Life Science centre opened in 2000 and is was built to inspire people in the North East to enjoy and discover science and technology...

  • The Woon Gallery of Asian Art

    Northumbria University, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson

    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....

  • by Will Hughes
    Grainger Market: Newcastle

    Grainger Market

    Grainger Street, 

    Newcastle upon Tyne 

    NE1 5QQ

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

     

    Website

     

    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...

  • Hatton Gallery

    Art gallery, Newcastle
    by Ellen Ranson
    Hatton Gallery

    Hatton Gallery,

    King's Rd,

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 8QB

     

    Website

     

    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

    Website

    Twitter 

     

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

     

     

  • 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.

    Website

     

    Facebook

     

    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

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    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...

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

    Stay home stay queer by Melody Sproates & pals

     

    Download your free copy here:

    https://curiousarts.org.uk/projects

     

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

  • Slugtown: Newcastle

    Artist-run Gallery
    by Will Hughes
    Slugtown: Newcastle

    Slugtown

    Shieldfield, Newcastle

    New Venue opening soon

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    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

     

    Website

     

    Instagram

     

    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
    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)

     

    Website

     

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