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

NPF 2024: Newcastle Poetry Festival Showcase

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Overview

This event is a presentation of our commissions and our competition winners. In partnership with Newcastle City Council, we commissioned a Poet in Residence at Grainger Market to engage with vendors, market stalls and customers and create an original work based on their experience. This will be their opportunity to share their findings and new work.  

Jake Morris-Campbell was also commissioned to lead the ‘South Shields Poetry Walk’. Jake guided participants to locations in South Shields that inspired poems in his 2021 book, Corrigenda for Costafine Town, which was  Highly Commended in the 2022 Forward Prizes and longlisted for the 2022 RSL Ondaatje Prize. Jake’s first book of prose, Between the Salt and the Ash, is being published by Manchester University Press in early 2025. He is Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University.  

This event will also present the winner of The Chancellor’s Poetry Prize. Newcastle University students were to submit poems that explore the ideas of ‘Place’. The entries are judged by the Chancellor Imtiaz Dharker and Neil Astley, Editor and Managing Director of Bloodaxe Books Ltd. 

This event is supported by Newcastle City Council and Central Creative Arts Team and Newcastle University.  

Neil Astley

Neil Astley

Jake Morris-Campbell

Jake Morris-Campbell

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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