Open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
67 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
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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

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

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


in the Gallery


Thursday 2nd April 2015
6pm - 8pm

3rd April - 2nd May 2015
Monday - Saturday
9am - 5pm



Art Coursese
& workshops

Life Drawing, Illustration, Pastels,

How to Draw, How to Paint,

Watercolour, Leatherwork, Bookbinding
Silk painting...

Click here 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


Click to visit Details Express
our online store

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  

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 be admission Free.


Friday 17th April 9.00pm – Paul Skerritt Band £5.00 (£3.00 before 8.30pm)

 Comprising of four of the finest young jazz musicians in the north of England, the Paul Skerritt Band provides the region’s most explosive, energetic and exciting jazz and swing show. The band draws its material from a whole range of genres but applies to them all the fresh jazz feel which is its trade mark. “What a fantastic young male vocalist.......Old Blue Eyes ain’t dead – he just moved to the north-east absorbing a bit of rock ‘n’ roll along the way.” Bebop Spoken Here.

 Paul Skerritt vocals; James Harrison keys; Anthony Ord bass; Tom Chapman Drums.



Saturday 18th April 9.00pm – Graham Hardy / Neil Harland Duo Admission Free

It’s difficult to say which half of this duo is the more versatile. Graham, trumpet and flugel, leads the eight piece Northern Monkey New Orleans brass band and The Funkalleros, plays in the Paul Edis Sextet, has played free jazz and blues and worked with The Unthanks, to mention just a few projects. Neil, bass guitar and double bass, regularly plays radio, TV and recording sessions in the UK, Europe and the US working equally in folk, rock, blues and jazz. Graham calls Neil “the funkiest man on Tyneside.” Elliott Randall of Steely Dan wrote “When I first met and played with Neil....I was, in a word, floored.” We think you’ll be floored by this duo.


 Tuesday 21st April 8.00pm – Tuesday Jam
Admission Free

Beginning just shortly after the December 2013 re-launch of the Jazz Cafe our great house band has been welcoming singers, instrumentalists and listeners to Newcastle’s best standards-based jam session twice a month ever since. And wow has some great talent turned up! (1st & 3rd Tuesdays)

 Peter Gilligan piano; Paul Grainger double bass; Paul Wight drums

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 

May 16th at Newcastle Arts Centre 7.30 - 11pm

The Party continues with Late Shows Late Night Club

At the Jazz Cafe 9pm -1am 





...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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