Takeover Team 2018 Arts Research Day

Published: 6th April 2018

On Thursday 5th April 2018 our Takeover Team led by Catherine Scott explored areas of arts and culture around Tyneside to research and experience the North East’s creative scene. The team visited BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead where they experienced Infinity Pitch by Pester & Rossi then AMPERSAND INVENTIONS in Commercial House, Newcastle. The Takeover Team got to talk to Rachel Rickwood a Producer in BALTIC’s learning team and Jonpaul Kirvan Co-director of Ampersand. Rachel and JP made the team feel incredibly welcome and shared their expertise about running successful activities and events for all ages. They also talked about their approach to marketing. The team finished off the day off at The Tyneside Cinema where they reflected on their experiences as participants, how different spaces made them feel and which aspects felt inspiring.

The Takeover Team which currently consists of 15 young people aged 14-23 will be coordinating and programming arts based events for Takeover Festival at The Customs House in May half term. To keep updated with the latest Takeover news follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @customshouselp #TakeoverTCH