The creative and cultural organisations of Pilgrim Street, Market Street and New Bridge Street West open late for a showcase block party. Within the confines of just 1 city centre block, 17 organisations and dozens of artists are coming together to showcase the creative work housed in the East Pilgrim Street Creative Quarter area.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/05/2016 -- The creative and cultural organizations of Pilgrim Street, Market Street and New Bridge Street West open late for a showcase block party.
Within the confines of just 1 city center block, 17 organizations and dozens of artists are coming together to showcase the creative work housed in the East Pilgrim Street area. From theater companies such as Alphabetti Theater, to art galleries like The NewBridge Project, and community venues such as ¡VAMOS! Social, this quarter of the city center has become a vibrant hub for artistic and cultural organizations, experienced by many thousands of people over the past few years.
East Pilgrim Street, once the "gateway to Newcastle", had fallen into disuse over the past decade. Both loved and hated buildings such as the Odeon Cinema and Commercial Union house have become commercially uninhabitable whilst awaiting demolition as part of the East Pilgrim Street regeneration project, which will eventually feature shops, offices, accommodation and leisure facilities. Owned by the Reuben Brothers, one of the most successful property developers in the country, the area will eventually become on the largest development projects that Newcastle has seen in many decades.
Whilst the area is awaiting redevelopment, many of the empty buildings have been occupied by cultural organizations and house a diverse range of arts, education and social enterprises. This has taken the area from an empty boarded up shell to a populated cultural draw with a high density of some the city's oldest and newest arts producers.
On the 29th January the venues and organizations of the Creative Quarter will be opening their doors late to create a block party with a vast array of culture on offer, all for free. The evening kicks off at 7pm and comes to a close at ¡VAMOS! Social for late night music and dancing. Highlights include music from Haythem and Yoko Pwno at Alphabetti Theater, the opening of a new second installation by Gareth Hudson as part of his extremely popular series at The Globe Gallery, a video game workshop by local developers Nosebleed Interactive at Bamburgh House, dance company FRESH North East launching their new brand Moving Art Management at Space Six and the opening of a group exhibition of local and international artists who have worked in the East Pilgrim Street area over the past year at Abject Gallery.
With such a tight footprint, the free arts and culture on offer for the evening within just 3 streets will mean visitors can experience some of the best and most diverse the city has to offer with no more than a few steps door to door.
More program information will be available at the Breeze Creatives website.
"A mutually beneficial relationship between the Reuben Brothers and numerous arts organizations of the city has seen the cultural sector of Newcastle thrive at an exponential rate". Daniel Gibson, Co-Director, Breeze Creatives
A full list of participating organizations is as follows:
Abject Gallery, Alphabetti Theatre, Arcadea, B&D Studios, Broadacre House, FAD, The Globe Gallery, Inspired Support, The NewBridge Project, The Northern Charter, Nosebleed Interactive, Space 2, Space A.
About Breeze Creatives
Breeze Creatives is a Community Interest Company based in Newcastle upon Tyne that specializes in cultural projects and events around the North East of England, and provides artist studios and project spaces in Newcastle city center. Breeze Creatives latest project is Abject Gallery, a contemporary art gallery exhibiting a mixture of national and international emerging artists.
Contact: Zoe Anderson
Company: Breeze Creatives
Address: Bamburgh House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BH
Telephone: 07533 195512