Anna & Cee Cee's Experiences at Globe

May 27, 2015

As part of Durham University’s History of Art module, we have been interning at Globe since November, 2014. During our placement, Globe has transformed from a renovated old bank in Blandford Square to the current location at Pilgrim Street. Although it is a much smaller premises moving to the heart of the city centre has its benefits. With close proximity to Tyneside Cinema, a well known and thriving arts establishment,

Starting from George Chakravarthi’s ‘Thirteen’, to the Late Shows, along with our new installation and upcoming community project, ‘The Blossom Tree’, Globe has hit the ground running for 2015; Still operating throughout both the move from Blandford Square and the temporary habitation in Vane art gallery.

 George Chakravarthi’s ‘Thirteen’, currently installed at Globe Gallery until Friday 29th May, is a spectacular exhibition comprising of manipulated photographs of the artist portraying the thirteen Shakespeare characters to take their own lives. The photographs are displayed in large light-boxes, giving an even more striking and eerie to each haunted persona.

 Following the departure of ‘Thirteen’, Globe will display ‘Plan Chest’, a bursting collection of work from artists who have previously or currently work with Globe. Prints and originals will be available to purchase from the Gallery.

Watch this space!

Spontaneous Poetry

May 26, 2015
We had a completely unexpected and utterly wonderful visitor on Friday. Jules Clare, local poet, graced us with his presence and regaled us with a choice selection of his beautifully crafted yet punchy and contemporary poetry. On the bus home afterwards, he was struck with inspiration, and scribbled down this poem so quickly that friend Carol was left blown away! He kindly shared it with us and we were delighted and moved.

Global Warmth

Carol and I went global today
We did it in an artistic way
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Globe Hosts Launchpad Writing Workshop

May 26, 2015
As we approach the last session of my group in the Globe Gallery, I realise I'm going to miss it and all the welcoming people.

I didn't know long in advance that the group would be displaced from our normal location in the National Trust building known as the Holy Jesus Hospital (once the Joicey Museum). It wasn't a problem, though, especially as the additional shift from morning to afternoon made it easier for several of my students, and me, to attend.

As it happens this was more importa...

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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 Show...

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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

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



 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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