Get Your Virtual Culture Fix From Newcastle
Digital treats to enjoy from the comfort of your own home...
While we’re chomping at the bit to have ourselves a mooch around BALTIC, the creative folk over the river are encouraging us to use our crafts skills and share them using #balticconnect! A fab way to show off your creative prowess this year. The fun doesn't stop there... the gang have introduced BALTIC Foundation Club; a free series of online artist-led workshops and discussions aimed at young people aged 13-19, as well as a whole host of new virtual exhibitions to explore. Check it out at home!
NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL: SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Newcastle Cathedral has been inviting the people of NE1 to ‘see [them] in a new light’ since summer 2020, and we’re delighted to hear that they’re able to invite visitors to join online services this year. With joyous prayers, uplifting reflections and online coffee mornings all readily available to stream direct to your smart device, Newcastle Cathedral has kept parishioners across the North East connected throughout this turbulent time. Nice work team!
SEVEN STORIES: ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Why not check out Seven Stories’ brand new programme of Creative Writing Workshops? Packed with a whole host of terrific techniques for creating characters, structuring storylines and putting pen to paper, these easy-to-follow, exciting sessions are led by writers, Stephanie and Lauren from the Children’s Literature unit at Newcastle University! These workshops allow little ones to rewind, remix and mash up some of their favourite fairy tales to create brand new stories. Time to let your budding storytellers get their creative juices following!
BRINGING LIFE SCIENCE CENTRE TO YOU!
Our friends at the Life Science Centre are bringing their brilliant science centre activities to your home! If like us, you’re missing your regular visits to our city's cultural venues, you can now check out a range of activities to keep minds inspired as we move through January and February. During the colder days, why not try some of their favourite science experiments from home - from stargazing to extracting DNA, to 'Outdoor Explorer' packs (for the clearer days), and everything in between. Life Science Centre online is a great way to keep up to date with all things science - getting the kids involved in the process! Follow the link below, check in with some familiar faces and sit back as the gang demonstrate fun and educational activities that you can try at home with your lockdown crew!
LAING ART GALLERY
The creative team at the Laing continue to offer a taste of the gallery from the comfort of our homes, and they’re back for round three of lockdown with two YouTube films in association with the current Art Deco by the Sea exhibition! Exhibitions Unpacked: Art Deco by the Sea offers a flavour of the in-person display, taking culture vultures on a kaleidoscopic journey of vibrant colours and uplifting architecture. The second film provides a fascinating introduction to the North East Coast Exhibition of 1929, which took place in Exhibition Park, Newcastle. Once again, the lovely lot at the Laing are keeping our culture levels high thanks to brilliant and bold ideas. We're looking forward to seeing you in person soon!
NICE SWAN ACADEMY: MUSICAL THEATRE
A cool class for theatre stars of the future! Nice Swan Academy is inviting little ones to sing their hearts out and strut their stuff to exciting, energetic routines from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to the academy's expert dance team! Taking place every Saturday, these weekly classes are great for getting the heart rate up and for inspiring creative movements - perfect for kids with bundles of energy after a week at the home school table! With private online singing tuition also available, along with regular free classes on social media for children and families to take part in, there’s a reason this lot are called Nice Swan Academy!