The Late Shows - 19 May 2023
The Late Shows is a late-night culture crawl for two nights in Newcastle and Gateshead, with the first evening focusing on the area around Ouseburn and was able to pay a visit to most of the places that were open for The Late Shows.
The Biscuit Factory
The Biscuit Factory was my first stop for The Late Shows where you could experience an evening of Northern Talent including music, literature, theatre and food. It was amazing to see the transformation of the building since the last time I had been there when it was mostly empty and look around the artwork on display, along with paying visit to see some of the artists there.
The NewBridge Project
The NewBridge Project was my second stop and was able to explore the bookshop, gallery and project spaces. I had supported The NewBridge Project years ago on KickStarter and own a piece of art from them so was great to pay them a visit, you could create your own prints as well as admire the work from the talented artists there.
Biscuit Tin Studios
Biscuit Tin Studios was my third stop off on my tour around, where you could create your own artist print, it was great to see a brief glimpse of people creating their own artwork and be inspired by the work of the artists there.
Shieldfield Art Works
Shieldfield Art Works was the fourth place I visited and it was amazing to see the exhibition there as well as look around the wonderful community garden which I had no idea was there and purchased some seeds from there as well as getting myself an ice cream.
Ouseburn Studio was the fifth place I visited and was hosting the launch of 'Initium' which was acollaboration between Ouseburn florist, Wildflower, and photography duo, The Twins.