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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 received a Times/RIBA community enterprise award and has been recognised by
the Georgian Group for historic building restoration

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2014-15

All vehicles can now use the loading bay
outside of the Arts Centre
Following a 4 year campaign the Loading Bay that was previously limited to Vans and Trucks is now open to all. Traffic Wardens are no longer obliged to fine visitors for loading their cars on this bay.

Central Gateway project disruption with road works around the Arts Centre and Central Station - planned completion now December 23rd. Look out for introduction of new NO Car Lanes.
Access to the Arts Centre will be one way from the Boulevarde. The right turn off Clayton Street to Westgate Road will be blocked.

The right turn off Westgate Road at the Lit & Phil to Central Station will be blocked.

Meanwhile we will continue to make representations to the Council objecting to 24/7 no car lanes.
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Welcome,
this year we kicked off with a Late Shows Evening in our gallery to launch a new exhibition by Lewis Robinson, followed by a Late Late event with Lindsay Hannon at the Jazz Café.

 The refurbished Jazz Café is a vital live venue and a new daytime Café of real quality. We welcome the whole Jazz community. Our commitment to live events continues with the launch of a larger more flexible venue upstairs at the Jazz Café

Last Spring We celebrated this step forward by hosting the Late Night Club of the Sage International Jazz Festival on the weekend of April 4th and 5th.

Upstairs at the Jazz Café is a small unique space where you can expect a broad range of original live events from traditional music to the more challenging performance art. In June the improvisation Foundation launched New Comedy Improv Workshops at the Jazz Cafe click

New web address www.jazzcafe-newcastle.co.uk
New phone 0191 2229882
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Check out our programme page for more listing information

Jazz Café 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2 minutes from the Central Station.

Open from 11am daily. Closed Sunday and Monday.

The Jazz Café is a fresh addition to the Art Centre's existing Performance, Exhibition, Conference and Studio spaces which are available to hire at attractive rates. So if you a planning an event for as few as 8 people or as many as 200 why not book a time to visit the Centre and see what we have to offer.
The Cafe has earned a 5 Star rating on Trip Advisor and has a 5 Star kitchen hygene certificate and has regular positive reviews on the Jazz blog 'bebop spoken here'


JAZZ CAFE - One year on

As Newcastle’s re-vamped Jazz Café completes the first anniversary of its re-opening on December 7th it can look back on a year in which it has doubled its size and begun to introduce into its menu of regional bands, national and even international outfits.

The increase in size came in early April with the re-opening of the upstairs room, named for two nights as the official Late Night Club for the Sage International Jazz Festival. The increase in non-regional bands is partly due to a monthly partnership with Jazz North East, partly to bands clamouring to play at the re-furbished venue.

The One and Only
Jazz Café Pink Lane

 

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Over the next year we will further develop our popular programme of
art and craft classes and workshops lead by professional artists in our studios. These are short well focussed courses aimed at encouraging creative talent and developing skills.

This years exhibition programme features more new and interesting work by talented artists and we look forward to several shows by artists that have not been seen in this region before.
Look out for the Grainger Town Festival 28th June - 5th July a city centre community programme promoted by St John's Church, Westgate Road.

Explore our website for news of what is on offer with a regular update of events, courses and shows. Information is also available in our shops and gallery. To keep up to date please sign up to our e-mailing list, just mail a request to venue@newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk or complete a short form when you next visit the Centre. Be assured that your information will not be distributed outside our office.

Events are supported by Newcastle Arts Centre Trust Limited a Registered Charity


 

a new series of
Schmazz @ the Jazz Café

 


Meanwhile………………

The Jazz Café on the ground floor is now open as a Café by day and a Bar by night,a relaxed venue for drink, snack or meal. Locally sourced and cooked in our kitchen.
Full Kitchen service 11 am – 7 pm
A complete Menu, Breakfast, Lunch and snacks
Evenings 5pm -7pm , Panini , sandwiches , cakes and scones

Open Tuesday – Saturday –Tuesday –Thursday 11 am -9pm. Later with events. Friday and Saturday 11 am -1am.

Full Bar licence with a choice selection of local ales, good wine, spirits and excelent coffee

family friendly up to 9pm. Free Wi-Fi, Childs high chairs and wheelchair accessible WC.

Hours Tuesday – 11 am -11pm.

wednesdays & Thursdays 11am -7pm
Later with events

Friday and Saturday 11 am -1am.

 

 

Jazz Café part two,

A new venue for performances, parties and meetings. Following the successful reopening of the Jazz Café for the new year we have reopened the Upstairs venue in time for the Jazz Café to be the officiaL Late Night Jazz Club for the Gateshead International Jazz Festival at the beginning of April. It also become a venue for the Late Late Shows on May 17th

Upstairs at the Jazz Café

is a completely refurbished venue for Live performance, meetings and parties.

Licenced for Music, Dance, Theatre and Cinema from early until late this is a very flexible and creative space.

Fully equipped for sound, lighting and cinema, complete with private bar, wi-fi and kitchen service. This new venue compliments the Art Centre’s Black Swan and is available for hire.

The venue is open for private or public events for
20 to 65 people, from 10am until 2am.

Jazz Café, 25-27 Pink Lane,
near Central Station
tel 0191 2229882

Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am
programme information at
www.newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk
email venue@newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk


Central Gateway stepping forwards and backwards !

The welcome multi million pound effort to improve the area around the Central Station as ' a Gateway to the City' will result in some improvements, a small pedestrian area at the bottom of Grainger Street, improved traffic light timings to speed traffic flow and improvements to the Station Portico, but the establishment of 'no car lanes' is being badly implemented as in practice this gives priority to the most dirty and noisy vehicles over the cleanest and quietest ones.
It can be argued that public transport should have priority over private cars to ease traffic flow at peak times but it is a complete nonsense to ban cars when bus services do not run.
The traffic orders about to come into force prohibit private vehicles 24/7 !

Furthermore these 'improvements' will actually prohibit low emission cars and light vans while easing City Centre access for noisy and dirty diesel powered vehicles that pollute our City with toxic fumes.

 

 

 

Pollution levels in our City are far too high, as recognised by an Air Quality Management Order for the Central Station area that this development has taken no heed of . This lack of concern comes as little surprise as government has downgraded Air Quality as a planning priority despite the findings of the World Health Organisation and the threat of legal action by the EU on the UK for failure to meet healthy air quality targets.

In Newcastle air pollution in the City Centre actually rose between 2009 and 2010 defying the officially predicted improvement .The most polluted streets being Mosley Street followed by Percy Street and Neville Street all of which exceeded the EU air quality target for Nitrous Dioxide by 50%. There is no published data for the most dangerous micro carbon particles because there are no monitors in place on the City's busiest and most polluted streets. All this at a time when it is widely accepted that the very fine almost invisible air pollution caused by internal combustion engines is responsible for over
28,000 premature deaths per year in the UK.

A time will come when our Cities will have to establish low emission zones that ban the noisy mechanical dinosaurs that foul our streets and railway station. But those in power have other priorities so don't expect our Council to take a lead, ask Newcastle City Council to define the plans it has to establish a City Centre Low Emission Zone and it's a safe bet that you won't get an answer.

 

http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/wwwfileroot/legacy/regen/airquality/Air_quality_management_order_quayside.pdf

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26257703
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28255246

Westgate Road Milecastle

Westgate Road Milecastle now has a 'blue plaque' to mark the discovery of south-west corner of this fortified gate in Hadrian's Wall in 1985. This discovery confirmed that the Roman Wall ran along the south side of Westgate Road and is marked by a replica of the foundations that can be seen in the Black Swan Courtyard at Newcastle Arts Centre. This should not be confused with the Mile Castle pub which is further down the street. Dave Fry (top left of the photo) who led the excavation now runs the Pottery Studio at the Centre.

Councillor Nick Forbes Leader of Newcastle City Council
unveiled the plaque at the entrance to Black Swan Court on Thursday 29th September 2011.



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North of England Art Club at Newcastle Arts Centre

The City's oldest Art group the North of England Art Club has moved to the arts centre with an active membership of 80. They have their own Studios and run weekly Life Drawing and Portrait sessions.

The venue is open 6 days per week.



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