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The creative and cultural organisations of Pilgrim Street, Market Street and New Bridge Street West open late for a second block party showcase night.
Within the confines of just 1 city centre block, over a dozen organisations and dozens of artists are coming together to showcase the creative work housed in the East Pilgrim Street area. From theatre companies such as Alphabetti Theatre, to art galleries like The Globe Gallery, and community venues such as ¡VAMOS! Social, this quarter of the city centre has become a vibrant hub for artistic and cultural organisations, experienced by many thousands of people over the past few years.
Whilst the area is awaiting redevelopment, many of the empty buildings have been occupied by cultural organisations and house a diverse range of arts, education and social enterprises. This has taken the area from an empty boarded up shell to a populated cultural draw with a high density of some the city’s oldest and newest arts producers.
The first Block Party in January was attended by over 1200 people, the second looks to aim even higher.
On the 7th October, many of the venues and organisations of the so called Creative Quarter will be opening their doors late to create a block party with a vast array of culture on offer, all for free. The evening kicks off at 7pm and comes to a close at ¡VAMOS! Social for late night music by Milk The Cow with Stephanie Skyes, Pete Woosh and more.
(12-16 New Bridge St West, NE1 8AW)
Alphabetti Theatre (basement)
Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers
Alphabetti Theatre in partnership with Gary Kitching & Co presents Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers.
NewBridge Bookshop (ground floor)
Grace Denton & Competition: Both things are true
“Join us for the release of party of Both Things are True, a short film and zine by Grace Denton and Competition”. http://thenewbridgeproject.com/spaces/newbridge-book-shop/
NewBridge Project Space (ground floor)
Hidden Civil War
“Join us for a late night opening of Hidden Civil War at NewBridge Project Space”. http://thenewbridgeproject.com/block-party/
Commercial Union House (39 Pilgrim St, NE1 6QE)
B&D Studios (3rd floor)
Dylan Shields: Not cast in stone
An exhibition by Dylan Shields entitled Fantastical. Shields investigates the relationship between traditional, narrative painting and contemporary materials. http://bdstudios.co.uk/
Globe Galley (ground floor)
Artist’s Boot Sale
Continuing on with The Globe Gallery’s fundraising activity, Amy Whitfield is organising an Artists Boot Sale.
The Northern Charter (5th floor)
Friend you stand on sacred ground... this is a printing office
Are hosting a ‘drop-in’ poster making workshop with studio holders, CIRCA Projects and artists Giles Baily: 6-10pm.
Bamburgh House (Market Street, NE1 6BH)
Abject Gallery (8th floor)
Mao Kai: Superior Animals
Mao Kai’s painting embodies classic traits of the modern society of China; idealism formed by a dynamic conflict.
Abject 2 Gallery (2nd floor)
‘Babble’ is an experimental event, exploring interdisciplinary performance. http://www.abject.gallery/
F A D (4th floor)
A performative, collaborative exhibition showcasing work by F A D students – an independent Foundation course delivered in collaboration with Northumberland College. http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/Employers/All-Courses/View-Course/83390/FAD-Fou ndation-Diploma-in-Art-and-Design
Inspired Support (7th floor)
Inspired Support Ltd is an organisation that supports people with a learning disability or autism spectrum condition, to change their lives.
Nosebleed Interactive (6th floor)
Nosebleed Interactive is an independent games developer, whose focus is on crafting unique, fun and inclusive experiences.
(Market Street, NE1 6BH)
Milk the Cow
An absolutely fantastic event as Milk the Cow returns for the first time since our Easter special with music by Dax J and Subhead.