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Text reads 'In Out of Place Newcastle Poetry Festival 2024 9 - 11 May'

NPF 2024: Mountain Poets

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Overview

The Northern Poetry Symposium reconvenes for a Mountain Poets Summit. Mountaineer and T.S. Eliot prize shortlisted poet Helen Mort (A line Above the Sky: On Mountains and Motherhood) unites mountain poets from across the world for a soaring discussion to map ideas of home and consider how place shapes poetry. We’ll journey across the Alps with Swiss poet Rolf Hermann (Cartography of Snow) to the Himalayas, with a virtual appearance from Bhutanese poet Sonam Pen Tshoki, and the Canadian Rockies with Alycia Pirmohamed (Another Way to Split Water). Pack your Kendal Mint Cake and prepare to be transported!

With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Helen Mort

Helen Mort

Sonam Pen Tshoki

Sonam Pen Tshoki

Alycia Pirmohamed

Alycia Pirmohamed

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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