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Visit Performance Square each weekend for free performances and enjoy the view of the river from Sage Gateshead’s outdoor café, with guest vendors popping up throughout the summer.
Saturday 14 July
11am: GemArts Masala Festival: Launch
Celebrate with GemArts the launch of their incredible Masala Festival! Come along, and experience renowned visual artist Ranbir Kaur, as she uses a mix and blend of Masala spices to create a stunning GIANT rangoli, a traditional Indian art form created on the floor on festive occasions. You can even make your own personal rangoli to take away!
Odissi Ensamble present Sacred Shapes: in the search to understand ourselves and our place within the unimaginable vastness of the universe, a quartet of Odissi dancers blend movement, soundscape, design and pattern to weave shapes and beat out rhythm that will tell its own story of creation, of journeying to find meaning and purpose.
Co – Commissioned by Gem Arts and Gateshead Council. For more information visit: www.gemarts.org
Sunday 29 July
11am: Thoughtful Huge Family Painting
Sunday 12 August
12noon: Pop Up Choir Weekender
Saturday 25 August
11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm: Street Theatre: Bread and Butter Theatre – DJ Booth and the Wheels of Steel
Do you have Saturday Night Fever in your bones? So does Vince Vinyl! Come on down for his “Wheels of Steel” mobile disco and cabaret; one big glitzy ball of music, mullets and bingo-calling. If it is vol-au-vents, cheesy music and a George Michael slow dance number that you’re yearning for, well Vince is your man.
Sunday 26 August
11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm: Street Theatre: Greenfinger Folk
Drop by Performance Square today and you will see two huge topiary bushes nestled in gigantic terracotta pots – this is horticulture on a grand scale. The mischievous Gilbert and Norbert, two naughty garden fairies are waiting to solve your gardening problems and chat to your minis!
Monday 27 August
11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm: Street Theatre: Bread and Butter Theatre – Pirates of Menspants
Jump on board, raise the flat, we are all at sea on Gateshead Quay! Two dashing, bearded, sea shanty-singing pirates are lurking around Performance Square to recruit new shipmates by wooing the crowds from aboard their barnacled covered ship.
Saturday 1 September & Sunday 2 September
11am: The Extraordinary Garden
An interactive inflatable Garden comes to Gateshead – walk through giant vibrant inflatable plants, meet a few ladybirds, watch the flowers grow and take a peek inside a few crazy creations. Garden themed street theatre including Bell and Bullock’s ‘No Flies on UZZZ’ and Fairly Famous Family ‘Strolling Gardeners’ will be performing to make you giggle in the garden. Commissioned by Gateshead Council.
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Please note timings may change
The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences. Get out and explore! 22 June – 9 September Find out more about the Great Exhibition of the North.