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New Printed Programmes!

May 21, 2015
This week, Globe received our brand new printed programmes. We are very proud and very, very grateful for them, for due to financial constraints, we have been unable to fund any large-scale, professional, printed material in a long time.



Thanks to the incredible generosity of Suzie Pattison and Catherine Boland at Ravensworth Digital Services Ltd, we now have these beautiful bi-fold programmes to distribute to visitors, which were produced so rapidly that we had them in time for the Late Shows on Saturday!

Generous contributions such as this really do mean a lot to us and are integral both to attracting new visitors and ensuring our continued existence as a gallery.
 

The Late Shows

May 20, 2015
On Saturday the 16th of May, it was all hands on deck at Globe in preparation for the Late Shows - the very first in our new premises on Pilgrim Street. In this new, central location - two doors down from Vane's unmissable multistory offering - we had high hopes for unprecedented crowds.

And we weren't disappointed: around 600 visitors streamed through the doors over the course of the night, which was a outstanding success.

Our twenty year history does precede us, but whilst there were plenty...

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George Chakravarthi : Thirteen

April 22, 2015
If you are in Newcastle and have a spare few minutes I would definitely recommend that you see Chakravarthi’s show at Globe Gallery’s new venue on Pilgrim street (directly opposite Virgin Money) opening on April 30th. 

Although I am not an expert on Shakespeare, (I have possibly read Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, know that Othello is Moorish and that Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra alongside her husband Richard Burton’s Mark Anthony), Chakravarthi’s  ‘Thirteen’ for me certainly ca...


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Suicide Prevention in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Communities National Conference on Suicide Prevention in LGBT Communities by Cee Cee Biddlecombe

January 29, 2015
On the 23 of January 2015 the Globe Gallery, in their new premises on Pilgrim street, hosted the Suicide Prevention in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Communities National Conference. I Found the conference very memorable and inspiring! In the morning there was a great line-up of speakers, I was touched by a personal sharing of a first-hand suicide witness, which gave me a deeper insight into the social issues at the backdrop of LGBT suicide issues. Later in the afternoon, I joined a wor...
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Virginia Bodman show

October 24, 2014
 Virginia Bodman  LIGHT/DARK/DARK/LIGHT


I have been a volunteer at Globe for almost a year (since last November ) and Virginia Bodman’s
LIGHT/DARK/DARK/LIGHT  has to be my favourite show so far.

A clash of colours hits you as you enter the gallery.  Fluorescents with pinks, purples, greens, flat silhouettes, dissolving silhouettes, menacing silhouettes within richly coloured abstract landscapes and interiors scenes.  Balanced  perfectly between looking just unfinished and at the same time bei...

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How to Capitalise on Future Trends - talk by Joanna Feeley, Director of Trend Bible.

October 17, 2013
Today Globe hosted a talk on trend forecasting by Joanna Feeley; director of home & interior geared forecasting agency Trend Bible. Trend forecasting is, in its simplest form, tailoring your marketing/brand around future expectations such as overall consumer trends. Subjects such as nostalgia (Cath Kidson), emotional response (recession), and surprise (9/11) were covered as factors towards trend changes.

The talk itself was basically a beginner’s guide to forecasting trends, and how the in...

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Toby Heaps & The British Science Festival

September 10, 2013
TOBY HEAPS – THE MONSTER CLUB

ALTERED SPACE FRINGE EVENT

7TH – 14TH SEPTEMBER

 The twisted, surreal world that is “The Monster Club” came out of Sage Gateshead artist in residence Toby Heaps’ mind, straight onto the white walls of the Globe Gallery. The work displays gnarled, urban landscapes inhabited by the aforementioned “Monsters” – dark, almost comic-style individuals and creatures from all walks of life.

A live DJ playing throughout accompanied the preview event, o...


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Josy (Joe and Posy) at the Globe Gallery

June 20, 2013




Last summer, Joe and I visited Globe Gallery for an Afternoon Tea Party – the weather was dreadful, but we were welcomed out of the rain with cups of tea and slices of cake by the hospitable staff and volunteers of Globe.  That was the first time either of us had visited the gallery, and we were amazed by the work (Yvette Hawkins’ 43 Houses and a Ford Escort), the space (a converted Co-Operative Bank), but most of all the generosity and professionalism of those working at Globe.  We spoke...
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Prepartaion for the Late Shows with archiGRADS

May 15, 2013
Here at Globe we are working over time to ensure we are prepared for the Late Shows on Saturday. We are creating a participatory sculpture entitled Embedded Union co-curated by Northern Architecture's archiGRAD programme and Globe.

It will entail 500 silver foil cylinders suspended from the ceiling of the first floor gallery that participants will mark with their thoughts, wishes or memories.

Here are some of our team getting things ready for the silver dream that will be created on the 18th o...

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Upcoming Performance - Acts of Memory

January 22, 2013


 On Friday the 8th of March, Globe Gallery will host the 52nd performance of Anniversary –An Act of Memory, a series of solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artist Monica Ross performed the first recitation in 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration. Since then her project has expanded phenomenally; over the years, hundreds of people from around the world have lent their voices to this celebration ...


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