More than 50 venues have signed up to be a part of The Late Shows 2014, an annual event which sees museums, galleries, artists’ studios and heritage sites staying open into the evening and offering a huge variety of free events for visitors.
The Late Shows takes place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May 2014 and venues taking part include the Laing Art Gallery and the Great North Museum in Newcastle; Ouseburn Farm and Northern Print in the Ouseburn Valley; and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Lawnmowers Theatre Company in Gateshead.
Highlights of this year’s programme include the chance to venture inside the Tyne Bridge’s North tower to see a brand new work of art which will be taking up residence there, and tea and performances in the city centre’s own secret garden at Blackfriars.
Visitors will be able to experience live music, behind-the-scenes tours and hands-on art, from the opportunity to have a go on a potter’s wheel to making their own space-craft.
On Friday 16 May, The Late Shows takes place in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley and on Saturday 17 May, venues across Newcastle and Gateshead will be taking part.
Venues in Gateshead will be open even longer, from 6pm to 11pm, to allow visitors even more time to enjoy the event.
A free bus service will be provided to help people move between venues.
The full line-up for this year’s Late Shows will be announced soon via www.thelateshows.org.uk where people can also sign up to The Late Shows mailing list to receive regular updates.