The QT

Monday 20 May 2024


Late Shows artists prepare for a big night

In a rented studio in the Ouseburn, three musicians are pulling on monks’ — or, more correctly, friars’ — black costumes for a photo ahead of a morning’s intense rehearsal. Elsewhere in Newcastle, another trio of creatives are putting the finishing touches to an audio-visual installation intended to bring a favourite city haunt to life …

When the culture continues way past closing time

A feast of after-hours culture looks set to – perhaps ironically – arrive right on schedule next month. The programme for the 16th incarnation of The Late Shows has been unveiled, offering two packed evenings of free activity across Newcastle and Gateshead. More than 60 music and performance venues, art studios, galleries and museums have …

Eyes and ears

ASHLEY SUES NUFC: Former owner Mike Ashley is suing Newcastle United for refusing to supply his retail company Sports Direct with the team’s kit for next season. The club have agreed an exclusive deal with rival retailer JD Sports which Ashley claims breaches competition law. He is seeking damages from the club and an injunction …

Recognition for places of sanctuary

Nine cultural attractions on Tyneside have been recognised as Museums of Sanctuary. All managed by Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives, the venues which have been given the prestigious status by charity, City of Sanctuary UK, include museums, art galleries, Roman forts and a heritage railway. Presented to organisations that go above and beyond the …

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