Current events

“Shopping Spree"


Tues 29 May 7.00pm

Join Newcastle City Guide Pat Lowery as she takes a look  at some of the most iconic shops in Newcastle, past and present, including Fenwicks,Bainbridges, Callers, Reids, and some of the most interesting stalls in the Grainger Market including the oldest existing Marks and Spencer in the world.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

”What Richard Grainger did next"

Tuesday 12 June  7.00pm

Richard Grainger, builder, developer and entrepreneur is best known for transforming the centre of Newcastle. But after this was completed, he turned his attention westwards to Elswick, only recently incorporated into Newcastle, and devised a visionary masterplan including housing, factories, roads, railways, churches and even a zoo. Community researcher, Judith Green, tells this lesser known story.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

"Ordinary People’s Houses"

Tues 11 September  7.00pm

John Grundy photo

John Grundy makes a very welcome return. In his own words “I’m a very ordinary person and I have lived the whole of my life in very ordinary houses. As it happens every one of them has been a terrace house but this talk will explore the full range of ordinary houses – two- or three-thousand years worth of less than posh buildings.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson