First Saturdays

Book tickets

Creative meet ups for artists, designers, crafters, producers and curators

Tintoretto in situ in the gallery


Saturday 5 February



First Saturday of every month, 10.30am - 12.30pm


Pre-booking essential. 

Book 5 February


£2 each (plus booking fee)


First Saturdays is an opportunity for creative people living and working in Gateshead to meet, network and hear about creative projects and events happening in Gateshead. It is for creative people to hear about new projects and people’s creative practice, and develop new ideas and collaborations. There will be an opportunity to present new work and your practice to a wider audience, supported by the Shipley and North East Cultural Freelancers, and gain support in developing it further.

Whether you an artist, designer, crafter, producer, curator living in Gateshead, or just have a general interest in art and craft and the cultural world you are welcome to attend.

Children and babies are welcome at this event and is open and inclusive. First Saturdays is a collaboration between the Shipley Art Gallery and North East Cultural Freelancers.

5 February: Dr Rebecca Prescott, Northumbria University

Rebecca will talk about the research project 'Mapping Gateshead'. A five-month project over 2021, 'Mapping Gateshead' surveyed and critically re-imagined creative and cultural activity in Gateshead through three interactive online workshops. Rebecca will talk about the outcomes of the project and future plans and possibilities for creative strategies in Gateshead.