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  • MEA Christmas and a Hubby New Year! 

    MEA Christmas and a Hubby New Year! 

    Christmas was a cracker at our temporary venue, MEA House!  Members really pulled it out of the sack (!) this year with HUGE homemade decorations. Massive mobiles hung from the ceiling and tremendous textile works graced the walls of our party venue. Well done everybody!  Festive food was served and the booze and the 0%…

  • The Baltic Gallery

    The Baltic Gallery

    On Friday we visited the Baltic to see the Daniel Buren exhibition “catch as catch can’, Apparently he is widely considered to be France’s greatest living artist.   The skylights of the Baltic upper gallery were covered with sheets of coloured gel,  lighting up this huge space with greens, yellows, reds and blues, the nearer you got…

  • Barbecue State’s Style

    Barbecue State’s Style

    Its Summer The sun is shining and the barbecue’s warming up…  The third annual Barbie for the HUB proved to be as popular as ever and great fun. With loads to do and old friends to catch up with, everyone just chilled and enjoyed a perfect afternoon. The USA was the theme this year and…

  • Doesn’t Time Fly…

    Doesn’t Time Fly…

    The Late Shows Doesn’t time fly…. after a brief break to catch our breath following all the excitement of Christmas and New Year, we were full of busy again getting ready for this years ‘Late Shows’.  In case you don’t know the Late Shows take place annually over the middle weekend in May. Venues and…

  • New Years Eve

    New Years Eve

    This was the second year that we took part in the Newcastle New Years Eve Parade. Last year we drummed this year we danced… The Newcastle New Years Eve Parade is a massive event that’s great fun to take part in, this year in keeping with the seasonal theme of the event we were dressed as…

  • Welcome to 2014

    Welcome to 2014

    Welcome to 2014 at the HUB Christmas is done and dusted off and we move forward into 2014 full of excitement for the possibilities it holds.  But before we get there what’s been happening… The Christmas awards ceremony /  party was a splendid affair with some of us dressed to suit the occasion. It was…

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  • Annual BBQ Alert!

    Annual BBQ Alert!

    Our annual BBQ takes place each August and this year is at Bensham Grove Community Centre on Saturday 26th August. Expect food, fun and games and a display of ceramic slugs!

  • A Drop in the Ocean

    A Drop in the Ocean

    So concerned, was digital artist Fisheye, that the art created by people with disabilities remains underfunded and unrecognised, that he took the drastic step of taking a Boxing Day Dip in the freezing cold North Sea. He was joined by 8 other ‘dippers’ who all helped to show their support for Arcadea and art created…

  • Online Text Art Project – Hidden

    Online Text Art Project – Hidden

    Arcadea launched a unique online text art project on the theme of ‘Hidden’ reflecting the hidden history of Disabled people and the continuing relative invisibility of our cultural identities. A national poetry competition was held to select a 16-line poem on the theme of ‘Hidden’, which was ‘hidden’ and linked, two lines at a time…

  • Brain Awareness Week – Mitochondria Artwork

    Brain Awareness Week – Mitochondria Artwork

    For Brain Awareness Week a group of scientists from the Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research visited the HUB and introduced the participants to their research, discussing the many different facets of the research group’s interest in mitochondria and the brain. Our members were then invited to produce artwork inspired by the research, to be exhibited…

  • Next Stop Byker – Pinhole Photography

    Next Stop Byker – Pinhole Photography

    Working with local artist Judy Thomas the HUB group members were instructed on how to create their own pinhole cameras, which they then took out onto the streets of Byker. They captured images of the local High Street, focusing on an aspect they felt was important to the area or interesting to them. The group…

  • Creative Collaboration with Sunderland College

    Creative Collaboration with Sunderland College

    The HUB was recently invited to work with students from Sunderland College to help them gain experience of the arts. A group of students visited us at the HUB Studio and working with our members and artists contributed to the making of a film for the Newcastle Late Shows. Two HUB artists then visited the…

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Arcadea CIO Project Spotlight

  • Annual BBQ Alert!

    Annual BBQ Alert!


    Our annual BBQ takes place each August and this year is at Bensham Grove Community Centre on Saturday 26th August. Expect food, fun and games and a display of ceramic slugs!

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