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A fresh Summer Programme is underway at Newcastle Arts Centre as Newcastle’s West End looks forward to being a new Creative Cultural Zone.  

North of Tyne Authority and Newcastle City see the area around Clayton Street running between the Life Centre and Eldon Square Shopping Centre as a focus for Arts development in the City. This includes the established cluster of the Tyne Theatre, the NX music venue, Newcastle Arts Centre, Assembly House and the Lit & Phil on Westgate Road all within yards of the Central Station. The west end of Central Newcastle has a long history of creative venues including a little-known involvement with the movie industry. Now is the time to encourage more of the film and television production work that provides employment for artists, performers, writers, craft workers and technicians. 

Meanwhile the very popular Newcastle Jazz Festival has a stage at the Arts Centre this August as part of the centre’s active promotion of live music which includes the free fortnightly Tuesday Jam night. 

Leading regional visual artists feature in a series of original exhibitions including the current retrospective of Liz Atkin’s astonishing pencil drawings. To be followed by a showcase of Jonathan Marshall and landscape printmaking by Anja Percival & Joanna Bourne. 

The Studios are busy with lively days of courses and workshops, which now includes a low-cost Life Drawing session on Wednesday evening. The weekend entertainment begins in the Black Swan with the ever-popular Salsa Dance event. 

Visit our News and Events section for full details on all that’s going on: https://newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk/news/

See our full music event listing here: https://newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk/jazz-cafe-programme/

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