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67 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
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Black Swan Bar and Venue

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Over 120 information pages about art, craft, exhibitions, events, workshops and discount art materials.

Direct Dial Phone , Details 0191 2615999,
Jazz Cafe & Black Swan 0191 2229882
Craftshop 0191 2229880, Frameshop 0191 2229881,
Office 0191 2615618 option 1

News & Views - Jazz Cafe Programme - Exhibitions - Art Courses

Last Autumn visits to the Arts Centre 1720 per week = 89440 per year



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Life Drawing, Illustration, Pastels,

How to Draw, How to Paint,

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We are always happy to answer question about the use of art material at 'details' our art & graphics material shop. we also have a few helpful guides here.


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our online store that is now 'mobile friendly'

or choose from our competitive range from our real shop at Newcastle Arts Centre

Friday Night Salsa

in the Black Swan

7.15pm Every Week From

August 28th

Entry £6 Including Tution

phone 0191 222988

Closed for holiday August 21st 

Newcastle Arts Centre Ltd was founded as an arts development company in 1981. It is a 'not for profit' social enterprise that supports Newcastle Arts Centre Trust; a registered Charity.

The Arts Centre is one of a very few sustainable independent arts organisations in the UK. It has operated without grant aid since 1993 staging thousands of events and is now in its busiest year with several hundred events in our 3 venues and 4 studios.
It has received a Times/RIBA community enterprise award and has been recognised by the Georgian Group for historic building restoration.

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The Jazz Cafe Pink Lane

phone 0191 2229882

Latest Review by the Crack

New Photo Page pictures from recent performances

Please note performance start times are brought forward on Fridays
Gigs with an admission charge now start at 8pm in line with other local Jazz events.
Saturday evenings will continue with a 9pm start and will usually be admissio
n free

Please note Please note
that the Jazz Cafe has its
annual holiday for 2 weeks
from Sunday 16th of August.

During this break tickets will be available from the Details Art Materials shop at Newcastle Arts Centre.

Mark Pringle - Fri 11th Sept.

Alice Grace - Fri 18th Sept

Soundbone - Fri 25th Sept

Kora Band - Fri 16th Oct.

These events are in the upstairs venue

You can purchase tickets in person, or by phone to be posted by 'recorded delivery' for a fee of £2.50 for any quantity. 0191 2615999 office hours.

The Cafe reopens 11am Tuesday September 1st with a revised license that permits draught drinks on the Bar and access for young people up to 11pm when accompanied by a responsible adult.


Tuesday 1st September


Bubbling over with musical energy from gifted guests and the best house band on Tyneside.
(First and third Tuesdays).

Wednesday 2nd September

Post Graduate Recitals

6pm - 7.45pm

Upstairs at The Jazz Cafe

6pm Stelios Arodites (saxophone), 6.45pm Richard Hammond (vibraphone, percussion, improvisation)

Saturday 5th September 9pm –
Steve Glendinning /Peter Gilligan Duo
Two Cafe favourites - Cool guitar and a fiery keyboard

Admission Free

Friday 11th September 9pm –
Mark Pringle’s Moveable Feast Trio £6.00 & £5.00 advance.
Tickets from Newcastle Arts Centre 0191 261599 and after Sept. 1st Jazz Cafe 0191 222 9882.

Pianist Mark Pringle, aged just 24, but already described by The Independent as “Stupendously talented,” has recently graduated from jazz studies at Birmingham Conservatoire and in October begins two years further study in Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam on a highly sought after place on the European Jazz Masters (EUJAM) Programme.

This year, thanks to a Peter Whittingham Award he has created and recorded a 12-piece ensemble, “Moveable Feast,” which tours nationally in September. The Moveable Feast Trio which he brings to the Jazz Cafe on - Mark on piano, James Banner double bass and Euan Palmer drums – is described by Mark as the creative core of the 12-piece where his compositions are explored with greater freedom and communicative energy.

The Independent described his music as “so full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz , but music itself.”

John Taylor, leading European jazz pianist and composer says of Mark “Mark Pringle is an exceptionally gifted pianist and composer, and a remarkable improviser. 'A Moveable Feast' is a striking example of his writing and playing”

Listen to Mark Pringle’s music at << sound cloud .com/markpringle >> and at <<>>

More Live Music at the Cafe

After a major refit the Jazz Cafe on Pink Lane is open as
a Cafe Bar with a programme of classic discs and live music.

Newcastle Arts Centre is committed to maintaining a creative stage for live music and small scale events.

A regular Live Music Programme is funded by Newcastle Arts Centre Trust an independant charity for the arts.
see -
Journal Press Report
New Venue : UpStairs at the Jazz Café is a new refurbished venue for events. It opened as the Late night Club for the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and is now available for low cost hire

previous review by the Crack 

Jazz Cafe featured in the Guardian Magazine 2/5/2015,

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