Open studios, events and family activities here at Newcastle Arts Centre on Saturday Evening 14 May!

May 14th The Late Shows and Open Studios

At Newcastle Arts Centre

7pm – 11pm – Free Admission

Explore Newcastle Arts Centre alive with arts events and activity. Meet and buy from artists in their open studios. Visit our Gallery Bar and Shops. Join in the fun with a Roman themed Lino Printing workshop in our Details Art Materials store.

In the gallery we have Royal Photographic Society: Documentary Photographer of the Year and featured in The Show Case’ (our experimental mini-gallery space) we have glass sculptures by Natasha Loydell.

We have Live Music from the 5-piece Latin band Bellavana in the Black Swan Bar from 8pm, admission Free. Bellavana is Alan Law (piano), Carlos Rivera (congas, bongos, cow bell, vocals), Paul Grainger (bass), Belinda Voshtina (vocals, percussion), and Graham Hardy (trumpet).

At the Assembly House 55, Westgate Road:

Saturday May 14th  Two Empires 
Step back in time by entering a building that was a centre of Newcastle power in 17th and 18th Centuries and was decorated in homage to the Roman and British Empires. Take a selfie in a Roman setting, fancy dress welcome and we have a choice costume. Book on a guided tour and see the first showing of a new film about our Roman heritage in Newcastle. 

27th May – 23rd June Newcastle College: Degree Shows A series of shows consisting of work produced by final year students on creative programmes. Discover the next generation of creative talent in a graduate showcase bringing together up to three years of creative production in one final show, displayed in a magnificent building transformed into a gallery space.

May 2022 is going to be a busy month at Newcastle Arts Centre

Exhibitions, Jazz, Salsa, Flamenco, Art Courses, talks, and the ever popular Late Shows event is back. This year it coincides with a year long festival marking 1900 years since the building of the Roman Wall. Just by looking at the outside of these buildings it is a surprise to learn that they were central to the government and development of Tyneside for Centuries. This includes a previously unknown Roman Milecastle under the Courtyard and the City’s first Assembly House which is the oldest surviving Arts building on Tyneside, both now marked with ‘blue plaques’.

After almost 2 years of lockdown all departments of the Centre are keen to show their colours and welcome visitors to a fascinating programme of events. The Month starts with Jazz, Salsa and Flamenco and all venues and Studios open up for the Late Shows on Saturday 14th

Tuesday 3rd & 17th  Doors 7pm , Music from 7.30pm – Tuesday Jazz Jam 
a Free Live music event in the Black Swan Bar, Our house trio extend a warm welcome and invite all jazz instrumentalist and singers to join them and jam together. All listeners are very welcome too.

Friday 6th,  13th, 20th & 27th  SalSeduce Salsa Dance Nightdoors 7pm dancing from 8pm,    
Newcastle’s popular and longest running Salsa dance event. 
Attracting people from all backgrounds and abilities, salsa classes are a great way to learn to dance, enjoy a new hobby and give your social life a real boost.

Saturday 7th Royal Photographic Society: Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021
7th May – 4th June, admission free This RPS Exhibition is from an international competition attracting exceptional visual storytellers from across the world. This show recognises and celebrates the work of photographers who have used a distinctive personal approach to documenting social, medical, political and environmental issues. 

Saturday Art Courses run every Saturday and some Wednesdays. Book now:

Saturday May 7th  El Desborde, Flamenco, Live and Authentic. Booking: