The Late Shows 2024

Take part in art activities.

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Saturday 18 May

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Free (donations welcome).

No need to book. Just turn up.

All ages are welcome.


See the remarkable Merz Barn Wall by Kurt Schwitters which was originally in a barn in Elterwater, Cumbria then create a collage inspired by this famous artwork.

You will also be able to create a drawing of the night skies and take part in art activities created by L-INK the Hatton and Laing’s young people's group.

The Late Shows, an award-winning late-night free culture crawl will return on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2024 across venues in Ouseburn Valley, Gateshead and central Newcastle.

During The Late Shows, museums, galleries, studio collectives and heritage venues come together to offer one-off events including activities, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties. It's the perfect way to sample the best of Newcastle and Gateshead's cultural offer in short taster visits.

Where will The Late Shows take you this year? See the full line-up.


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