Christmas Event at The Newcastle Arts Centre
Tuesday 8th December 2015
Our venue for this year's event was the Arts Centre on Westgate Road.
In recent years many long-neglected buildings have been restored, and the historical importance and quality of this area is once more being appreciated. Of particular interest is 55&57. From 1716 to 1736 this was known as the Assembly House. The interior in particular contains some rare and elaborate "Imperial" plasterwork in a northern version of the Italian style - now in need of structural repair.
We started in the Jazz Cafe in Pink Lane, Newcastle (close to Central Station) at 6.45 pm, followed by a short tour of the former Assembly House in Westgate Road and concluded with a buffet, refreshments, and the usual Christmas Quiz back in the Jazz Cafe.