The QT

Sunday 19 May 2024

Grainger Market

Tyne Bridge and Swing Bridge in Newcastle

Investigating the genial Geordie

Long ago, getting on for a century, a young man visited Newcastle for the first time. The place made quite an impression, as he recorded later: “Thirty or was it 300 years ago, I stood on the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge and looked down into the mighty trough. On one side was the …

Creating a culture of transformation

Easily the most enthusiastic speaker at the launch of Creative Central NCL, Newcastle’s new creative zone, was Jodie Robertson, not an artist or even employed in the cultural sector. It wasn’t that there was a lack of enthusiasm in the room (Alphabetti Theatre, as so often, was buzzing). But Jodie, client services manager at the …

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