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.....

  • National Glass Centre: Sunderland

    National Glass Centre

    Liberty Way


    SR6 0GL


    OPEN: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm








    The National Glass Centre is dedicated to the history of glass making. they have a number of galleries with changing exhibitions. One really exciting thing about the glass centre is that they do daily live demonstrations from glass blowing to flameworking...

  • The Python Gallery: Middlesbrough

    The Python Gallery

    Royal Middlehaven House, 

    21 Gosford St, 


    TS2 1BB


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






    Python is a mixed use creative development in the Middlehaven area of Middlesbrough. They have a fantastic cafe area with lots of lovely snacks and drinks which is great when you have been trekking round looking at art all day...

  • 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....

  • 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







    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...

  • 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.





    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...

  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: Gateshead

    Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

    South Shore Road, 


    NE8 3BA


    OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

                Sunday Reduced opening times




    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...

  • 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




    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....

  • Thought Foundation: Birtley

    Thought Foundation

    Clarity House, 

    Durham Road, 


    DH3 2TB


    OPEN: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 4pm

                Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm






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

  • Pink Lane Coffee: Newcastle

    Cafe and Coffee Roaster
    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






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