InNewcastle.co.uk continue to fundraise for 11 theatres in or around Newcastle upon Tyne.
InNewcastle.co.uk founded by blogger Aaron Whittington, commissioned a unique print design from local Newcastle artist Elizabeth Carins of Blinkn’ Imp. This was to celebrate the arts and local theatres, that are at the heart of our community, with all profits to be donated to the venues.
So far we’ve raised just over a thousand pounds to be spread across the venues according to specific print sales.
Celebrating the venues of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Sage Gateshead, Live Theatre Newcastle, Northern Stage, People’s Theatre, Little Theatre Gateshead, Alphabetti Theatre, Gosforth Civic Theatre and The Customs House, they are all pictured in this unique one of a kind print as well as individual images also. All profits are being donated to the theatres.
COVID-19 has had a devastating affect on the arts industry and despite a recent government announcement to aid the industry, many are likely to stay closed until early next year. This is because social distancing isn’t yet possible and therefore venues will await guidelines on how to proceed. These venues rely on ticket sales and donations in the most part, without this income they will remain shut until viable to open.
Aaron Whittington, founder of InNewcastle.co.uk said,
‘’Being an entertainment website we have had the opportunity to visit these fantastic venues and seen many shows. I feel that during this tough time, it just felt right to want to give back and attempt to raise some money for them’’.
Artist Elizabeth Carins who was selected to design and produce the images said,
‘’It means a great deal to have been selected to design this piece. Over the years I have been to many of the North East theatres, to enjoy numerous music gigs and performances; definitely some of the highlights of my life. The arts mean a lot to me and often inspire me in my own creative work.’’
A group image or individual images of the venues can be now purchased online via the Etsy store: