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Art Editorial

oldlowlighsummer17.jpg Summer arrives at Old Low Light

Theatre! Exhibitions! Kids stuff! Talks! The wonderful Old Low Light in North Shields has all kinds of good stuff happening in August.

Me? I’ll be purloining a child from somewhere so I can take them to Old Low Light’s marvellous Pirate Survival School, which is always enormous fun, and this year running on 9 and 30 August. A swashbuckling adventure for 5-12 year olds this is where young ‘uns can learn the ways of the high seas with the redoubtable Captain Stutt.

One of North Shields’ favourite son’s Tom Hadaway is also having one of his plays performed when Blowin A Hooley Theatre present his The Filleting Machine (4 & 5 August, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £6).

There are also plenty of special talks in August including: Carmichael’s Paintings: The Lord & Lady with Tony Barrow (5 August, £2); Last of the Hunters with Peter Mortimer (11 August, £2); From Shiels to Shields with Danny Lawrence (19 August, £2); and Tales from the Tyne with John Grundy (26 August, £3). All talks include admission into the exhibitions.

And speaking of exhibitions, new for August is Views From the Happy Hunting Ground (work pictured, 5 August-15 October), which includes paintings of North Shields’ Fish Quay and Low Town over a number of decades as seen through the eyes of several of the town’s, and other, famous artists. Also running is It Started with a Fish and Ended in a Pla(i)ce, an exhibition exploring commercial fishing in North Shields, curated by the men who brought home the fish. Full details on all of the above from the website, below.

Old Low Light, Clifford’s Ford, North Shields, oldlowlight.co.uk