THE NORTH East’s legendary culture crawl, The Late Shows, is returning to
Newcastle and Gateshead this month and is bigger and better than ever.
On the evenings of Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 from 7pm onwards,
more than 50 of the most popular cultural attractions across Newcastle and
Gateshead will open their doors after hours to entertain nocturnal culture lovers
with a range of exhibitions, events and activities.
Any visitors looking to immerse themselves in a wide range of culture are
welcome – free of charge – and with free City Sightseeing buses linking up venues
on the Saturday night there will be no problems in experiencing as many venues as
The warm-up event will take place on the Friday with a special programme of
events exclusively in the Ouseburn Valley. On the Saturday, museums, galleries and
heritage sites will stay open late right across Newcastle and Gateshead.
There really will be something for everyone! Visitors to the Ouseburn Valley will
be able to step into an intriguing cabinet of curiosities at Mushroom Works, try their
hand at Raku firing at The Biscuit Factory or take part in a round the world printing
challenge at Northern Print.
For the art lovers, the new contemporary art gallery, BALTIC 39, will be open
after hours for the first time. And for those who want to stay up even later, The Late
Shows will return once again with Tyneside Cinema, Star & Shadow Cinema, The
Sage Gateshead, World Headquarters and Northern Stage all offering special events
and discounted tickets from 9pm until the wee hours.
To find out more, visit www.thelateshows.org.uk or find The Late Shows
on Twitter, Flickr or Facebook.