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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

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

Meet Artist Ruth Brenner
in the Gallery

Art Coursese
& workshops

Life Drawing, Illustration, Pastels,

How to Draw, How to Paint,

Watercolour, Leatherwork, Bookbinding
Silk painting...

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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


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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.

The Jazz Cafe Pink Lane

phone 0191 2229882

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 admission free.

Friday 23rd January – 8.00pm
Leash £5.00 (£3.00 before 7.30pm).

Featuring three of the senior figures on the North East jazz scene Leash could almost be described as a “super group.” Adrian Tilbrook first emerged in the early ‘70s with Back Door, popped up a decade later with Rick Taylor in Full Circle playing in the years between with a plethora of UK and US stars. He spent recent years creating the the great Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra and a record label as Jazz Action officer for the North East.

Andy Champion leads ACV, co-founded Shiver, writes and plays bass for Smoove & Turrell and plays in Zoe Gilby’s bands (all national touring outfits). Mark Williams is quite simply the guitarist of first choice for any Northern bandleader: a phenomenal improviser and a great accompanist of singers and other musicians.

Andy Champion bass; Adrian Tilbrook drums; Mark Williams guitar

Saturday 24th January – 9.00pm
Don Forbes / Alan Law Duo - admission free

The leaders of The Safe Sextet and ALT put their musical heads together for an evening of hard bop, including classics from Newcastle’s Emcee Five and the great Freddie Hubbard, new originals, a few tunes from Stan Tracey’s rarely performed Under Milkwood Suite and a range of jazz standards.

Don Forbes trumpet and flugel horn; Alan Law piano

Tuesday 27th January – 8.00pm Schmazz presents
The Laura Jurd Septet

Black Swan Bar & Venue,
Newcastle Arts Centre. £10.00 & £8.00 conc.

Cash sales at the Cafe 11 to 11 Tues, Friday,Sat.
11am - 7pm Wens & Thurs or from Reflex Records.

Originally commissioned by the 2013 EFG London Jazz Festival, ‘Human Spirit’ is the latest project and second album from award-winning young trumpet player/composer Laura Jurd. A series of pieces written to feature Dublin-born vocalist Lauren Kinsella, the songs enter the realms of rock and folk music whilst providing a platform for improvisation and creative dialogue between the musicians. Think electric-Miles meets street band with a folkloric twist, this 7-piece ensemble present a vibrant and exciting concert as part of their January album launch tour.

Laura Jurd trumpet; Lauren Kinsella vocals; Chris Batchelor trumpet; Colm O’Hara trombone; Alex Roth guitar; Mick Foster bass sax; Corrie Dick drums


Friday 30th January – 8.00pm Dead Hedge Trio £5.00 (£3.00 before 7.30pm).

New kids on the Liverpool block, Dead Hedge Trio have melded sounds from jazz, psychedelic rock and Afro-beat to create a sordid, fizzing, squeaking yet palatably groovy aesthetic. The improvised aspect to the performance provides a rough punky edge, while the musicianship and creativitity deliver a satisfying jazzy depth to fantastic song writing.

Their 2014 demo recordings gained them a slot at Manchester International Jazz Festival not to mention playing support to Roller Trio and curating a recent monthly residency at Liverpool’s Mello Mello Cafe collaborating with artists ranging from local burlesque dancers to bands such as Cinema Soloriens feat Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra and Shatner’s Bassoon.

Rory Ballantyne guitar; Nick Branton saxophone; Michael Metcalfe drums


Saturday 31st January – 9.00pm Mo Scott / Dean Stockdale Duo. Free Admission.

Tyneside’s first lady of the blues teams up with the keyboard wizard who’s popping up everywhere on the North East jazz scene for two sets of standards and some blues. Mo promises to feature songs by one of her favourites, Billie Holiday, as well as a healthy measure of work by the great George Gershwin.

Dean’s main influences – Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Kenny Barron – will not be the issue for him tonight as he demonstrates the skills as accompanist which he revealed on his recent duo gig with Ruth Lambert.

Mo Scott vocals; Dean Stockdale piano

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

 Latest 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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