Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
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

Free Entry to two new Exhibitions
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May 14th
exhibition openings

Gallery 6pm,
Clarita Lulic -
The Good Hurt

Courtyard Studio -
North of England Art Club

Dave Fry Pottery Studio -
Have a go at a wobbly pot!

Live Cuban rhythms

and Salsa demos
Black Swan Venue 8pm - 11pm

All admission FREE

Art Coursese
& workshops

Life Drawing, Illustration, Pastels,

How to Draw, How to Paint,

Click here for information


Space for Creative Industries- easy in -easy out terms...for information
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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Details Express
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

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

New Photo Page pictures from recent performances

Please note performance start times vary,Please check the Listing
Saturday evenings will continue with a 9pm start and will usually be admissio
n free


In the PRESS



Tuesday 3rd 8.00pm - Tuesday Jam – Admission Free.
Our House Trio of Peter Gilligan (piano), Paul Grainger (double bass) and Russ Morgan (drums)
welcomes musicians and vocalists of all ages to join them on stage and to take over from them.
Great entertainment guaranteed. So good you’ll think it’s a gig.


Thursday 12th May 8.00pm – DESCARGA! A Havana Style Cuban Jam Session – Admission Free.
Come and join members of Tyneside’s Latin stars Havana Club 5 to play, listen or dance.
Bring your instruments and sit in on a selection of the best afro cuban jazz,
son, merengue, cha cha cha, guaracha etc.


Friday 13th May 9.00pm (Doors 8.30pm) – The Simone Gubbiotti Trio
£7.00 (£5.00 advance from The Jazz Cafe 0191 222 9882)

Guitarist Simone is a former professional footballer with various Italian clubs including Italian giants
AC Milan whose sporting career was brought to a premature end by a serious injury.
At age 24, two weeks into learning guitar, he went to his first ever jazz concert - by Ornette Coleman
- and fell for the music. Simone switched to studying music – first in Italy and then at the prestigious
Berklee School in Boston and though now based principally back in Umbria has a record deal with
Dot Time Records in New York and has just released his fourth solo album.
He works equally in Europe and in the States where collaborators have included major US artists
Peter Erskine, Joe la Barbera, Sid Jacobs, Arthur Blythe, Joe Diorio and Adam Nussbaum.Gubbiotti
doesn’t play like a guitarist that needs to make his way in the world. He plays like a guitarist that has
already made it and is able to reflect on the world through his music.” Jakob Baakgaard. All About Jazz.


Simone Gubbiotti guitar; Davide Liberti double bass; drums Ruben Bellavia


Saturday 14th May
“The Late Shows”

8pm to 11pm - Downstairs in The Black Swan Bar & Venue, Newcastle Arts Centre -
Latin American jazz dance night with Havana Club 4. – Admission Free -
Hard grooving jazz ensemble with a latin flavour playing a spirited mix of standard and original tunes
with authentic latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms including Cuban son, samba and bolero featuring
Paco Rivera (Congas & Percussion); Carlos Luis Rivera (Timbales, Bongos & Vocals);
Alan Law (Piano); Paul Grainger (Bass) plus musical guests.
Also featuring Salsa demonstrations by the Black Swan’s own Salsa Seduce.


11pm to 1am (Doors 10.30pm) - Upstairs in The Jazz Cafe -
The Susan Hamilton Soul Trio
- £6.00 (£4.00 with Late Shows Glow Stick) –
It’s party time in The Cafe’s upstairs room with a little jazz, some late night soul and later on
some jazzy pop tunes from soul diva Susan Hamilton, Nick Pride (guitar) and Adam Sinclair
(drums and percussion).
Susan, who recently sang on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC Radio 6,
is a regular guest singer on records by Nick’s long-established deep funk / jazz-dance
outfit The Pimptones. Adam is known equally as an outstandingly creative record producer
and a genre-defying drummer with gigs at Glastonbury, the O2 Arena and with the cream of the
North East jazz scene. The Cafe’s downstairs bar is open early evening as normal.

The Cafe has a revised license that permits draught drinks on the Bar and access for young people up to 11pm when accompanied by a responsible adult.

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 







...Dancing til Midnight , Late bar......if you are a beginner or an expert come and join us at Newcastle's most popular Salsa Night.


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