Posts tagged ‘Ouseburn’

March 30, 2014



Our Arts and Creative Industries Group is holding a networking event in the NAGAS space at Blackfriars Centre (corner of Crawhall Road and New Bridge Street, opposite the Tanners Arms) on 2nd April 2014, starting at 6pm.

Tickets (free) available via Eventbrite.

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March 14, 2014

Bridging The Ouseburn


A new book exploring the history of the Ouseburn will be launched at 36 Lime Street for the Spring Salon Sale.

The book, authored by Sue Bright, is Bridging the Ouseburn, celebrating 135 years of bridging the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The 44 page book, which charts the history of Bridges over the Lower Ouseburn Valley, has two connections to 36 Lime Street as it was designed by Colin Hagan at Northern Design and it contains new photography by David Lawson.

It will be available for purchase from Colin Hagan’s studio on level 1. All profits from this publication will be donated to Ouseburn Festival 2014.

The Spring Salon Sale takes place at venues across the Ouseburn on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 from 10am – 5 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome. See for further details.

March 13, 2014

cocktail sobranie

New work by 36 Lime Street member Louise Bradley, ‘cocktail sobranie’, painted cigar press in two parts.  Available to see at the Spring Salon Sale coming up on 23rd March, 10 – 5.  Find Louise on Level 2.  Louise will be exhibiting at the Customs House and the Toffee Factory as part of the International Print Biennale 2014.

cocktail sobranie by Louise Bradley

cocktail sobranie by Louise Bradley


January 4, 2014

Print and Bookmaking workshops for 2014

Print & Book Making Workshops@36 Lime Street with Theresa Easton 

Hand made books by participants
Hand made books by participants

The first series of print & bookmaking workshops of 2014!   @36 Lime Street, these new print & bookmaking workshops offers participants  the chance to incorporate those creative talents into a series of hand printed and hand made books. These one day workshops  @36 Lime Street will give participants the chance to create their own hand designed note books, with colourful covers and a range of papers to transform into pages. Create your own quotes and phrase’s using wooden letterpress type.

Thrifty Tips Book for the Festival of Thrift

Dates include……….

Saturday 18th January or Saturday 15th February or Saturday 15th March or Saturday 5th April 10-4pm  £55

The first part of the day  introduces participants to a selection of simple printmaking techniques, that can be folded and stitched into a selection of hand made books suitable for your own project or a a series of bespoke gifts.

Available to buy at the end of the day, for £7.50, are beginners binding packs consisting of a folding bone, bookbinding needles and  linen thread to get you started at home.The workshop is ideal for those with no experience and those needing a refresher course.  Bring a project idea along or take part in the numerous possibilities that can produce your own unique books.

To book your place click:HERE

Email: Tel: 07981381830


Ouseburn Warehouse & Studios

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn

Newcastle, NE1 2PQ UK

36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, the cultural quarter of Newcastle and a stones throw away from Gateshead based, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

If you can’t make either of these dates, why not sign up to the blog and receive regular updates of future workshops and events @36 Lime street.


October 8, 2013

Ouse Street Vendors Stores

Part of the Northern Design Festival, Ouse Street General Stores opens its doors 10th Oct – 20th Oct 9-5pm closed Sundays.
Presenting curated shelves full of work, its ‘Open all hours meets Etsy’…… and you wont go short of a pint of milk.



Fresh from the Festival of Thrift at Lingfield Point in Darlington, Theresa Easton, has stitched and bound a collection of Thrifty tips supplied by some engaging visitors to the creative weekend and composed them into a series of books for visitors to Ouse Street General Stores to purchase. The collection is enhanced by a number of silk screen printed homemade remedies supplied by Thrifty Community Artist Kay Henderson referencing an 1800’s book of housekeeping tips.


September 15, 2013

Creative Placard Making Session 24th Sept 2013

placard making

Want to make your placard stand out on the National Demonstration outside the Tory Party Conference in Manchester Sunday 29th September?

You are welcome to drop by at the Gallery @36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley NE1 2PQ Tuesday 24th September 6.30pm onwards.  Hosted by studio member Theresa Easton, this event builds on the success of the North East Peoples Assembly and an engaging presentation at a workshop with Phil Kitchen on using Creative Practice to fight in Injustice.

Placard Making @36 Lime Street Gallery
Placard Making @36 Lime Street Gallery

Also on display in the gallery will be The Book of Cuts: a series of handmade, concertina style books responding to recent national austerity measures and the global economic crisis. It is a collaborative project with contributions from members of the public from all walks of life.  The book is an on-going national & international project and encourages everyone to contribute their personal response to the current economic climate.  Send your drawings, collages, photographs, statements, text, poems, to be considered: via email or post to: FAO Theresa Easton, Ouseburn Warehouse Studios & Workshops, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ.  For more information click HERE

June 18, 2013

Creative Ouseburn @ 36 Lime Street this weekend!

the Ouseburn Valley
the Ouseburn Valley
Stevie Ronnie Dear Angel Photo Credit: Colin Davidson
Stevie Ronnie
Dear Angel
Photo Credit: Colin Davison

Stevie Ronnie will be exhibiting ‘Home’, a new work which explores one of the themes of his Festival of the North East commission Dear Angel.  “Do you have something you would like to say to the Angel of the North but want to keep secret? Join artist and writer Susannah Pickering to make a small sealed book for the Dear Angel artwork currently being shown at Globe Gallery, Newcastle.”

Susannah Pickering 10am-1pm Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June

Jim Edwards sketch Ouseburn Bridges
Jim Edwards sketch Ouseburn Bridges

Jim Edwards

The festival of the North East celebrates the regions innovations and creativity with a programme of events throughout June 2013, involving arts, heritage, creative industries, museums and engineering. As well as showcasing the North East, the festival also heralds the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels, which begin a 3 month residency at Durham University.
“During the 4th weekend in June, I’ll be giving a demonstration of my working practice, alongside other 36 Lime Street artists in the 36 Lime Street Gallery. I’ve been working on a thumbnail biro sketch of the many Bridges of the Ouseburn, which I plan to paint during the gallery opening. Painting the Ouseburn Valley and it’s distinctive bridges lends itself perfectly to the Festival, with its heavily industrial past, giving way to the creative industries in the present. I also wanted to celebrate the Glasshouse and Byker Bridges, both of which have spanned the Ouseburn for 135 years.”

Jim Edwards 10-5pm Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June

Theresa Easton

 Theresa Easton Broadsides Photo Credit: Colin Davidson
Theresa Easton Broadsides
Photo Credit: Colin Davison

Print maker Theresa Easton incites a direct, handwritten response from audiences with her emotive exploration of historical, social and politically driven forms of printed material. Broadsides and Broadsheets historically were single sheets of paper printed on one side with either ballads, announcing events, proclamations or advertisements, often pinned in taverns and cottages.

For Creative Ouseburn, Easton’s broadsides and broadsheets respond to the growing discontent in the North East to the national austerity measures imposed on sections of the community by our current government.  Quotes and paraphrase’s, rants and reminiscence by members of the public will be captured and reformed into hard copies and printed using tradition wooden type.

Theresa Easton 2-5pm Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June

Fiona Gray

Fiona Gray

Fiona Gray

Fiona Gray

Fiona Gray

Sunday 23rd 12 – 5pm   I will be demonstrating some new collage wall hangings & clocks. This is a departure from Fiona’s usual style of work, using decorative printed papers, text, beads and tassels. Also on display  a range of handmade cards & some  new Coastal Collection of Clocks, featuring fishing boats, beach huts & sail boats

36 Lime Street Ltd’s guiding principle is to provide secure, affordable studio spaces for rent for creative artists, and in doing so to contribute towards the regeneration of the building and the area. We aim to foster the principles of co-operation in members involvement with industry and commerce, training and education, and leisure and recreational activities.


36 Lime Street is proud to be a member of the National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers.

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

April 23, 2013

Arte Povera @36 Lime Street Late Shows

The North East’s legendary culture crawl The Late Shows returns on 17 and 18 May 2013. Cultural venues across Newcastle and Gateshead will open their doors from 7pm to 11pm, offering a range of free events, exhibitions and performances.

The warm-up event for The Late Shows will take place on Friday 17 May with a special programme of events exclusively in the OuseburnValley. On Saturday 18 May, museums, galleries and heritage sites will stay open late right across Newcastle and Gateshead.

To find out more, visit the website or follow The Late Shows on Facebook or Twitter.


Poor Art – Arte Povera is an exhibition specially curated for the Late Shows 2013 by Maggie Walker and features new work from 36 Lime Street Artists. The theme is inspired by the Italian Arte Povera group and also references current challenging times. Poor Arte – Arte Povera is in the Entrance Gallery and ground floor level. See image ‘State of Being’ Sue Woolhouse.  Sue Woolhouse and Maggie Walker will also be opening their studios on
level 1.
Presented as part of The Late Shows 2013.
State of Being, Sue Woolhouse
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November 9, 2012

Ouseburn Open Studios @36 Lime Street

Open Studios 2012 Sat 24th & Sun 25th November 10am – 6pm FREE

36 Lime Street warmly welcomes everyone to their annual Open Studios event, where over 25 creative practitioners across 5 floors show and sell their work. Glimpse inside, explore the building and talk to the artists and makers. • See an exciting and diverse range of paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, furniture, glass and ceramics • Buy that unique gift for Christmas or treat yourself • ‘New Blood’ exhibition in the gallery space showing exciting work from our newest members

36 Lime Street Ouseburn Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ T 0191 261 5666 E

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