Join Hancock Gallery at The Late Shows

Hancock Gallery invites you to explore interactive art experiences, win prizes, and celebrate creativity under the glow of Newcastle's night lights.

Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of creativity and excitement as Hancock Gallery takes centre stage at The Late Shows, NewcastleGateshead's iconic annual culture crawl! Held on May 17th and 18th, this two-day extravaganza, now in its 16th year, promises an unforgettable journey through over 60 eclectic music venues, art studios, galleries, and museums.

The event allows participants to curate their own experience from the wide array of offerings. On Friday, May 17th, the event will take place in the Ouseburn from 6-10:30 pm, while on Saturday, May 18th, it will span venues across Gateshead from 6-10 pm and central Newcastle from 6-10:30 pm.

The Late Shows Newcastle

This year, Hancock Gallery will join other Newcastle based cultural institutions in offering one-off events such as hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances, and parties. The aim of The Late Shows is to encourage people to engage in cultural activities during their evenings. We will be welcoming visitors to take part in a quiz on pieces in the gallery. Those who complete the quiz will then be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher to spend on books or prints in the gallery. To celebrate art after dark, there will also be glow sticks to help guide your way throughout the night.

Creative Central NCL, a project funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Newcastle City Council, plays a crucial role in supporting cultural and creative initiatives in the region. With £1.7 million in funding from 2022 to 2027, Creative Central NCL aims to cultivate a thriving creative ecosystem in Newcastle's city centre. The project focuses on meeting the needs of cultural operators, attracting and retaining creative talent, developing a skilled workforce, promoting sustainable cultural production, and boosting the city's cultural and economic growth. Overall, Creative Central NCL aims to create a distinctive cultural destination for participants, residents, and visitors alike.

So mark your calendars and join us as we paint the town with creativity and inspiration at The Late Shows 2024. Prepare to be inspired as Hancock Gallery shines brightly amidst the cultural extravaganza. Keep following us on social or sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates. 

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