Above: Katie Hickman (Newcastle Hospitals Charity), Caroline Docking (Newcastle Hospitals), Carol Pyrah (Urban Green Newcastle) and Nikolas Barrera (Urban Green Newcastle) , outside Springbank Pavilion
What is Springbank Pavilion?
Springbank Pavilion – centrally located in Newcastle’s Leazes Park – is an arts hub that will host creative workshops onsite, alongside delivery of a programme of in-hospital creative activities at Newcastle Hospitals. It was launched in September 2022.
This exciting 6-month pilot project is in partnership with Urban Green Newcastle and is designed to bring nature and the joy of creating to those who may have barriers to accessing arts activities. Whilst particularly aimed at those connected with Newcastle Hospitals, the public are encouraged to take part in the programme and book a space on the workshops.
The programme of events includes on-site workshops from local art organisations, including Chilli Studios, Curious Arts, Gem Arts, and the Friends of Leazes Park, as well as a booklet of activities that can be completed from a hospital bed if visiting the pavilion is not possible. These include immersive nature walk experiences delivered through headphones, mindful abstract drawing, and creative writing, all devised by local artists: Sofia Barton, David de la Haye, Lady Kitt and Sheree Angela Matthews.
To find out more, or book a space on one of the workshops at Springbank Pavilion, click here.