Archive for May, 2013

May 16, 2013

“From Flax to Freelance : the history of 36 Lime Street”

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“From Flax to Freelance : the history of 36 Lime Street”

Today 36 Lime Street is a collective of over 40 workshops, occupied by freelance artists and other creative practitioners. The building dates from the 1840s and in its 165 year history has witnessed some of the Ouseburn’s greatest events and changes.

Join Ouseburn expert Mike Greatbatch on a tour of the building, external and internal, and learn something of its fascinating history.

 Saturday at 8pm. The tour is for around 25 people and those interested will meet in the Gallery.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013.

May 14, 2013

Arte Povera @36 Lime Street Gallery

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Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley’s piece ‘The Absence of Cigars’ made from a found object and leftover paint.

Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013.

The Late Shows marks the international event ‘Museums at Night’, which takes place across Europe. For further information visit

The Late Shows is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

May 12, 2013

Dear Angel & The Late Shows

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The warm-up event for The Late Shows will take place on Friday 17 May with a special programme of events exclusively in the Ouseburn Valley, 7-11pm.

Theresa Easton will be in her studio on Level 2 @36 Lime Street offering the public the chance to contribute to an exhibition at Globe Gallery, Newcastle in June, part of Dear Angel.  Come along and leave your own personal message for David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne, Michael Gove or maybe you have some other political figure in mind?  Your message will  be transformed into an original, hand printed broadside.

Hand printed broad sides

Hand printed broad sides

Saturday night (18th May) you will find the doors of The Lit & Phil open to the public from 7-11pm where interactive tours and have a go activities are on offer with the chance to make your own Chap Map Book of the Lit & Phil with Theresa Easton.

Lit & Phil

Lit & Phil

May 8, 2013

36 Lime Street’s 30th Birthday Party

Saturday 8th June 2013 | 7pm – 12.30am
The Star and Shadow Cinema
Stepney Bank  Newcastle upon Tyne  NE1 2NP

Everyone who has worked in the building over the last 30 years is invited to attend. Please invite old 36 Lime Street friends you are still in touch with.

Helping us celebrate are The Baghdaddies and Archie Brown and the Young Bucks (who will be performing a set of their party numbers). plus DJs Paul Merrick and Graham Warren. Current Members will be putting on nibbles and there will be a well stocked bar.

Mike Mould is putting together VHS material from the last 30 years which will be projected in the cinema throughout the evening.
Our birthday celebrations will continue later on in the year with an exhibition in the gallery space at 36 Lime Street (formally the storage space at the entrance). If you have anything to add to the archive we are using for this exhibition please bring it along to the party. We can make copies and return any originals as required.

RSVP T 0191 261 5666  E