Events

Upcoming events…..

 

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Gateshead Summer School: In the Frame

Ready for a summer bursting with ideas? New Writing North runs three-day Summer Schools across the North East, where young people aged 12-19 work on exciting creative writing projects with professional writers and artists. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced writer or just want to try something new; if you’ve got an interest in creative writing then these Summer Schools are for you. For our first Gateshead Summer School we will be taking inspiration from works of art to create our own film stories! After looking around the Shipley Art Gallery for hidden stories to excite our imagination, we will make our own pieces of spoken word poetry with masterclasses from writers John Challis and Lisette Auton. Then, on the final day, we will use these to have fun making our own short films.

Wednesday 31st July – Friday 2nd August 11.00 am – 4.00pm

FREE – but tickets must be booked here

Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB


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The Little Shed of Forgotten Dreams at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival

Installation and living museum with activities and events for everyone

Saturday 20th July – Sunday 21st July

FREE – Pay What You Decide Donation

Hartlepool Waterfront, Marina, The Highlight, TS24 0XT


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Hartlepool Waterfront Festival

Family friendly spoken word set

Saturday 20th July – 1.30pm – 2.00pm

FREE – Pay What You Decide Donation

Hartlepool Waterfront, Marina, The Highlight, TS24 0XT


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Ken Brady’s Ten Ladies

Fabulous night of spoken word, music, stories and comedy.

Monday July 29th – 5.30pm – 10.30pm

£3.00

Wheelchair accessible venue with accessible loo.

Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead, NE8 2AN


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York Disabled Writers Group

York Disabled Writers Group – for SAY OWT

A fun session full of writing exercises, open to anyone identifying as disabled. Suitable for curious beginners to seasoned scribblers.

Sunday 23rd June – 1pm-3pm

FREE – all event info, access info and travel cost help here

York Explore Library and Archive, York Central Library, Library Square, York, YO1 7DS


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Poetry Workshops as Poet-in-Residence – Crossing the Tees Book Festival

Sometimes creating a wealth of new material to draw upon is the hardest part of being a poet. This session will show you quick fire exercises to develop new ways of looking at the world and creating new work. You’ll write a wealth of new beginnings within the session, and also take away a unique toolbox of techniques to use at home. This workshop is suitable for someone who has just begun writing poetry or has done so for years.

Multiple dates and venues:

Wed 12th June – 6.30-8.30pm – Community Hub Central, Hartlepool

Sat 15th June – 2-4pm – Acklam Community Hub

Wed 19th June – 2-4pm – Crown Street Library, Darlington

Thurs 20th June – 2-4pm – Redcar Library

£5 – tickets available here or phone ARC Box Office on 01642 525199


Masterclass

Poetry Masterclass as Poet-in-Residence – Crossing the Tees Book Festival

As poets we end up gathering notebooks full of fragments, knowing that they are worthy of our ink, but not quite knowing where they belong. This workshop will use these fragments as our foundation to create new work and introduce new forms and methods to find them a home. Suitable for those who have been playing with words for a while, this workshop will be excellent for those poets seeking to hone their poetry techniques to place in competitions and for publication. Please bring your notebooks!

Monday 10th June – 6pm-8pm

£5 – tickets available here or phone ARC Box Office on 01642 525199

Stockton Library, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU


Let's Discuss Disability - Evening With Poster

An Evening with Lisette Auton

Hosting a celebratory night of Disability Arts – quiz open mic, comedy, music, spoken word and poetry. Food and drink inc. licensed bar. BSL Interpreted.

Saturday 1st June – Doors open 7pm – Event begins 8pm

FREE but tickets must be booked in advance here along with all event info

Thought Foundation, Clarity House, Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2TB


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Let’s Discuss Disability

Exhibition of artists exploring disability through creative practice.

Preview Thursday 2nd May – 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition runs 2nd May to 14th June – opening hours see website

Thought Foundation, Clarity House, Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2TB


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Tees Women Poets do Feminist Book Fortnight

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Thursday 9th May – 7pm

Free but places limited. RSVP to books@drakethebookshop.co.uk

DRAKE Bookshop, 27 Silver Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1SX


Mondo Bongo

Poetry, Spoken Word & Music

Saturday 6th April – 7pm-9.30pm

Free

The Bread Bowl Cafe, Queens Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4AE


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Poetry Jam

Poetry & Spoken Word

Thursday 4th April – Doors open 7pm. Event 7.30pm-9.40pm

Free

Waddington Street Centre, 3 Waddington Street, Durham City, DH1 4BG


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No More Nowt Happens Showcase

Music and Spoken Word

Friday 29th March – 5pm-7pm

Free

Dawdon Youth and Community Centre, Queen Alexandra Road, Seaham, SR7 7NH


Dear Mrs Pennyman

Dear Mrs Pennyman…

Creative Writing Workshop with shared food

February 28th – 3.30pm-7pm

Free – booking essential

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA, Centre Square, Miiddlesbrough, TS1 2AZ


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East Durham Creates

Spoken Word Night

February 26th – 7pm-9pm

£3.00

Black Hall Community Centre, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS27 4LG


 

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Artists Emerge! – for Disability Arts Online

Twitter Q&A for emerging artists  – funding, finding your tribe, making it pay…

February 20th – 2pm-4pm

Twitter – #ArtistsEmerge


 

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Between Waves

Launch of EP with Archipelago

Sunday 9th December – 7pm

The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ


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Are we in an era post Disability Art?

Panelist at International DaDaFest Liverpool

Monday 3rd December – 11am-1pm

The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BX, UK


 

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PopUpPoetry Durham – Third Thursday

Leading a poetry workshop – all welcome

Thursday 18th October – 4.30-6.30pm

Free

St Chad’s College, 18 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RH


 

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Lemn Sissay presents Creative Future Literary Awards – part of London Literary Festival

Reading as a prize winning poet

Friday 26th October – 6.45pm

£5.00

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX


 

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Between Waves 

Performance of residency collaboration with Archipelago

Thursday 11th October – 7.30pm-11.00pm

Free

Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1AP


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Theatre – Movement Facilitator

Wednesday 26th September – 1.30pm & 7.00pm

Pay What You Decide

ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL


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Arch Remarks

Spoken Word Performance

Monday 24th September – 7.00pm-10.30pm

£3.00

Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead, NE8 2AN