Newcastle Weekender - 23/24th September 2023


Two days in Newcastle

Starting at 11.00 through until 4.00 - with a mid day break.

Saturday : Meet at Haymarket Metro: 11.00am

Universities - two campuses chockful of delights including the Hatton Gallery - containing Kurt Schwitter's Merzbau Barn and the Farrell Centre.

Civic Centre - a triumph of Municipal Modernism designed by city architect George Kenyon - truly a public palace.

Manors Car Park - the last gasp of the inner-city concrete walkways and ramps.

With a break for lunch (1:00 ish)

Sunday : meet at Baltic 10.45am

Baltic Centre and riverside - a magnificent industrial cultural conversion one for the flour children.

Byker Wall - the finest of public housing designed by Ralph Erskine.

Back to town on the Metro - multitude of extraneous sights and sites as we pass through the city of Newcastle including the Arup-designed Ouseburn viaduct as well as the Metro’s wonderful design.

With a break for lunch (1:00 ish)

Travel and accommodation not included.

Twenty places only - book early!

[pre-booked ticket holders only]

(Members can apply discount at checkout.)

*special thanks to Steve Marland and Euan Lynn for organising this event.

NB:   This is an outdoor event and is at the mercy of the weather, please dress accordingly, and take extra care with road traffic and all those other on street hazards!


DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES - FUTURE MOOCHES (sign up to our newsletter/mailing list to be informed of ticket released.

  • August 12th - Preston
  • August 26th - Manchester Fringe - From Port Street to Albert Bridge House via the Co-op.
  • September 2nd - UMIST - not to be missed a lasting look at this unique academic architecture - onwards to the Oxford Road campuses.
  • September 10th - Sunday Stockport Heritage Walks - for free! 
  • September 16th - Heritage Open Days
  • September 23rd/24th - Newcastle Weekender
  • October 14th - Morecambe
  • October 28th - Blackpool

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