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In recent years, the Ouseburn Valley has cemented its reputation as Newcastle’s hub of creativity. Home to a multitude of artists’ studios and galleries, from The Biscuit Factory to 36 Lime Street, this month sees the biannual return of Ouseburn Open Studios. Expect a weekend packed with artwork, performance and music as the studios of the Ouseburn Valley open their doors to the public on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.

The free event, which involves eight studios in the Valley, will showcase the work of local artists, musicians and designers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes and see how Ouseburn’s art is made; at 36 Lime Street, collaborative printmaking studio Hole Editions will demonstrate how a lithograph is made; elsewhere in the gallery, watch as Ali Rhind Textiles uses traditional textile techniques to upcycle a chair, and there’s music from pianist Steve Luck.

Other galleries taking part include printmaking aficionados Northern Print, artist Jim Edwards throws his doors open, there’s up and coming talent lurking inside The Biscuit Tin studios and The Biscuit Factory, plus interior designers B.Box, potters Kiln and the eclectic talents who reside in The Mushroom Works will show off their skills.

On the Saturday afternoon wander over to The Tyne Bar for their annual Christmas Fair which features choirs, festive street food and enough mulled wine to keep you warm in the winter cold.

Ouseburn Open Studios takes place at various venues on Saturday 23rd-Sunday 24th November


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