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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

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Skimstone Arts
A National Anthem
Preview & Performance
July 24th 6-8pm - Free



A Prefab Day Out

Saturday 16 August 2014,
Doors open 7pm

'A Prefab Day Out' is a fan driven event which includes 'Cars and Girls', a musical tribute to the band Prefab Sprout, performing live on stage at 8PM. Prefab Sprout's unofficial biographer, John Birch, will be presenting his book Desire: Paddy McAloon's Prefab Sprout and there will also be a Prefab-inspired art exhibition by Swedish artiste Elisabeth Malmborg from 7PM. As part of the days activities, a sepcial Sprout landmark tour will begin from the venue at 2PM, hosted by John Birch and Simon McKay.

Disclaimer: A Prefab Day Out is an ‘unofficial’ dedicated fan event.

Ticket sales
Ticket price: £15 on door or in advance through
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Art Coursese
& workshops
Life Drawing, illustration, Pastels

How to Draw, How to Paint,

New Brochure and more events to be published soon....

Watercolour, Leatherwork, Bookbinding
Silk painting

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Free How To guides
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

W&N Artists Watercolour Bamboo Box Set 12x5ml Tubes

Our Low Price £49.50

Click the picture to get this bargain online or or visit our shop at Newcastle Arts Centre

Friday Night is Salsa
in the Black Swan
at Newcastle Arts Centre
Every Week
7.15 Friday

Entry £6 Including Tution

phone 0191 222988  

Juliet Kelly  

presented by Jazz North East
8pm 11th September 2014

the one and only...
Jazz Cafe Pink Lane
phone 0191 2229882

.......Please note that the Jazz Café, Pink Lane, is owned and run by Newcastle Arts Centre and we are not involved with the Pink Lane Jazz Co-op's venture to develop their own venue at the Globe pub and fundraise through a share issue. We are aware that press and TV reports have suggested that the Jazz Café is moving from Pink Lane to Railway Street but this is not so.

New Web Site

An all new site dedicated to the Jazz Cafe for Cafe menu , venue hire information and events news

New Photo Page pictures from recent performances
July at the Jazz Café
Please note revised start times and early bird discount.

*Tuesday Jam sessions 8pm –free

*Jazz Café Friday & Saturday 9pm start, tickets £5
in before 8.30pm £3.

*Schmazz events 8pm £8 - £6 concessions

Friday 18th July 9.00pm - Paul Edis Trio £5.00
(£3.00 before 8.30pm)

The man admits openly to being a massive fan of Bill Evans but still the free jazz fiend behind the Jazz Alert newsletter finds highly positive things to say about Paul Edis. Let’s face it, he’s quite simply a regional musical treasure and the Jazz Café is honoured to have his excellent trio as residents at the venue once a month.

Andy Hamilton’s review of Paul’s solo album “Not Like Me.” begins :

“It’s a real joy to hear a new voice in jazz, and this shows that one has arrived. He’s a real jazz composer, of which there are never too many. He’s also a very thoughtful improviser.”

The album is available on download from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

Paul Edis – piano, Mick Shoulder – double bass, Adam Sinclair - drums

Saturday 19th July - Peter Gilligan + Paul Grainger double bass- Free
Often core players at Northern jazz events, they are always welcome to demonstrate their skills at the Jazz Cafe.
Tuesday 22nd July 8.00pm –Tuesday Jam.

Instrumentalists, vocalists and listeners are warmly welcomed to the best standards-based jam session in town “built round the fine house band of Pete Gilligan, Paul Grainger and Paul Wight.” Jazz Alert

First & third Tuesdays in the month, this & every month.

Friday 25th July 9pm –
ALT : the Alan Law Trio
(£3.00 before 8.30pm)

Alan Law’s various projects include the original Latin band Burudanga, the Latin jazz offshoot, Havana Club 5 and the Northern Soul outfit, Weekend Sun, soon to bring out its first album. ALT launched our upstairs venue in April when we were the official Late Night Club for the Sage International Jazz Festival.

John Pope’s projects take in straight ahead jazz, funk and improvised free music. His colleague in the rhythm section, Jonathon, holds down the drum chair in Slowlight Quartet, recently selected by Jazz North to join Northern Line as one of twelve ambassadors for the Northern jazz scene.

Together they’re one of the most dynamic piano trios around and they come together all too rarely.
Alan Law – piano; John Pope double bass; Johnathon Marriot drums

New Comedy Improv Workshops at the
Jazz 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.

 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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