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Tour and talk, from Roman Milecastle to Arts Centre
The history of the Arts Centre site goes back to the building of Hadrian’s Wall and a Milecastle Courtyard that is still in use. The fascinating story of this political, mercantile and cultural powerhouse is told on a guided tour.
Set between the lines of the Roman and City Walls this location is at the heart of the City’s cultural past and current arts development. It is a carefully restored group of buildings on Roman foundations, which through centuries of development can be traced involving the lives of people that dominated Tyneside. Today the Arts Centre is a meeting place for over 60 groups and organisations and hosts more than a thousand events each year.
Saturday 11 September: Tour 14.00
Main site is free to explore but the talk must be pre-booked
Booking opens: 28 August 2021 10:00
Booking closes: 11 September 2021 11:00
(PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FINISHED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOKINGS.)
Ground floor – easy access Basement – stairs or limited escorted lift access First Floor – stairs and lift access.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Max 30 people per tour/session. 40 mins.
Work started on the restoration of this group of historic buildings 40 years ago. Now it is a busy community enterprise used by over 80 groups and organisations and in 2019 was hosting over 1000 events per year.
Shops include a Chocolatier, Vinyl Records, Art Materials, Hairdresser, Original Crafts, and Picture Framer. It houses – Gallery, Performance Venues, Studios and Workshops.
Contact for the day: Event Office 0191 2615618
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 1SG/ Near the Central Station