Newbiggin Hall Creates

In Newbiggin we have been working out of the Galafield centre developing relationships with local residents and partner organisations. We have been given significant funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to explore and deliver a co-creative approach to cultural development in this community, working with local residents and key partners over the next three years. The Newbiggin Producer has developed a Women’s Art group and Creative Writing group who meet weekly. If you are interested in either of these groups or know someone who is from Newbiggin, please email: [email protected]

Newbiggin Creative Writing Group

This is a free group for adults living in and around Newbiggin Hall who want to have a go at creative writing and socialise in their local community. It is delivered by New Writing North, Chain Reaction and Mental Health Concern. If you would like to join this group you can just turn up. You will be asked to provide contact details at your first session. Suitable for people aged 18+.

Time and date: 1.30-3pm, Thursdays

Venue: Leazes Cafe, Trevelyan Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 4EG
This venue has step free access and an accessible toilet. Please note, the venue is at the top of a short but relatively steep incline.

Price: Free

If you need more information before attending, please contact [email protected]

The Women's Art Group

The Women’s Art Group is for women with caring responsibilities living in the Outer West of Newcastle. This is a free group for women who are looking to learn new skills, increase their confidence and be with other women in a relaxed and safe environment. It is delivered by New Writing North and Action for Children.

Access to this group is via referral from professionals working with women. Please contact Lauren Beveridge if you wish to make a referral at [email protected].