Creatives

There will be many people to meet along the way, including the following:

The NewBridge Project

  1. Featured artists include Kara Chin, George Stewart, Mark Lyons and Richard Magee
    A range of our artists will be opening their studios to give you a sneak peek into what amazing things they do all day. 
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm

  2. For Solidarity
    Exhibition featuring work by Chris Alton, Ross H Frew, Oliver Perry and Midge Ryall.
    Find out more about this exhibition
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

Saint Cuthbert’s Church

Cotfield Mirrors
Handmade mirrors & mosaics.
Find out more about Cotfield Mirrors
Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: Closed

Bensham Grove Community Centre

  1. Historical Tours
    Join a tour of this English Heritage Grade 2, Arts and Crafts listed historical building with one of their very knowledgeable volunteers
    Find out more about Bensham Grove
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  2. Network Artists North East
    Members of this artist network will be dropping in to demonstrate their craft techniques & sell their original work. Artists include Trish Turnbull (Silversmith), Carole Thirlaway (Print-maker), Rose Furlonger (Ceramicist & Mask Maker) and Gill McGinley* (Glass Artist).
    Find out more about Network Artists North East
    Opening time: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm
    *Gill McGinley only appearing in-person on Saturday

Brighton Road Studios

  1. David Beaver
    Studio 7, Brighton Road Studios
    Original Painter & Linocut Print Maker
    Find out more about David Beaver
    Opening times: Saturday: Closed, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  2. Maddy Bennett
    Studio 7, Brighton Road Studios
    Artist, Illustrator & Greeting Cards Maker
    Find out more about Maddy Bennett
    Opening times: Saturday: Closed, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  3. Claire Brown
    Studio 5, Brighton Road Studios
    Multi-discipline artist
    Find out more about Claire Brown
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Saturday: 11am – 3pm

  4. Kourosh Edalat
    Studio 2, Brighton Road Studios
    Original painter of portraits and abstracts
    Find out more about Kourosh Edalat
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  5. William Fawkes
    Studio 11, Brighton Road Studios
    Original painter of skeletons and surrealist nostalgia
    Find out more about William Fawkes
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  6. Fraoch Jewellery Designs
    Studio 8, Brighton Road Studios
    Silversmith & jewellery design, including demos of making and hand engraving
    Find out more about Fraoch Jewellery
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  7. Mint Maker Studio
    Studio 10, Brighton Road Studios
    Handmade Personalised Stamps, Wax Seals, and Stickers
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  8. Raw Leather Works
    Studio 9, Brighton Road Studios. Hand-crafted leather products
    Find out more about Raw Leather Works
    Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

  9. Skunkworks Props
    Studio 1, Brighton Road Studios
    Science Fiction mask maker & handmade blades
    Find out more about Skunkwork Props
    Opening time: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

Saint Chad’s Church

Historical arts & craft tours hosted by Jayne Hopkins
Creative workshop activities
Find out more about Saint Chad’s Church
Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: Closed

18 Brinkburn Avenue

Best of Bensham
A former florist, now human library & exhibition space
Find out more about Best of Bensham
Opening times: Saturday: Closed, Sunday: 11am – 3pm

Dunston Woodcraft

Yvonne Hartnett, Woodturner
Original handmade furniture & up cycled restoration
Find out more about Dunston Woodcraft
Opening times: Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 3pm