Micro Poems, Micro Brews + The Ballad of Blackfriars

6 – 10.30pm

Blackfriars Restaurant

The Late Shows 2024

Micro poetry performances meet a weird and wonderful musical mystery story in this special event for The Late Shows.

Blackfriars Restaurant is set within a 13th-century former Dominican friary. Established in 1239 it remains the jewel of Newcastle’s medieval past and has a fascinating history.

Micro Poems, Micro Brews
Dearest Haley brings the history of Blackfriars to life with on-the-spot micro poetry performances. The poems will also incorporate your thoughts and responses as you explore the 13th century building. Afterwards you’ll receive a handwritten copy of the poem as a memento.

The Ballad of Blackfriars
Performers, writers and composers, Tim Dalling, Jeremy Bradfield and Faye MacCalman present a video-projection, ballad-song and immersive soundscape charting the history of Blackfriars. Expect the weird and wonderful, with looped saxophonic soundscapes, using traditional Biblical mystery stories as three people tell the history of a city.

Last entry 10pm

Blackfriars Friars Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN

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18 May 2024

  • Sat 6 – 10.30pm
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