HODS 2021- From Roman Milecastle to Arts Centre
Tour and talk, from Roman Milecastle to Arts Centre
The history of the Arts Centre site goes back to the building of Hadrian’s Wall and a Milecastle Courtyard that is still in use. The fascinating story of this political, mercantile and cultural powerhouse is told on a guided tour.
Set between the lines of the Roman and City Walls this location is at the heart of the City’s cultural past and current arts development. It is a carefully restored group of buildings on Roman foundations, which through centuries of development can be traced involving the lives of people that dominated Tyneside. Today the Arts Centre is a meeting place for over 60 groups and organisations and hosts more than a thousand events each year.
Saturday 11 September: Tour 14.00
Main site is free to explore but the talk must be pre-booked
Booking opens: 28 August 2021 10:00
Booking closes: 11 September 2021 11:00
Ground floor – easy access Basement – stairs or limited escorted lift access First Floor – stairs and lift access.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Max 30 people per tour/session. 40 mins.
Work started on the restoration of this group of historic buildings 40 years ago. Now it is a busy community enterprise used by over 80 groups and organisations and in 2019 was hosting over 1000 events per year.
Shops include a Chocolatier, Vinyl Records, At Materials, Hairdresser, Original Crafts, and Picture Framer. It houses – Gallery, Performance Venues, Studios and Workshops.
Contact for the day: Event Office 0191 2615618
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 1SG/ Near the Central Station