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The Sage, Gateshead

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The Sage, Gateshead

Tyneside’s iconic concert venue

Although we have our own centre for the arts at the Customs House in South Shields, major events on Tyneside are now found at The Sage, gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, this is one of the views to be had inside the massive structure. You are looking at a major forum for local artists with a whole weekend of selling to take place.

The Sage, Gateshead is an amazing home for live music designed by Lord Norman Foster on a landmark waterfront site, consisting of outstanding performance spaces of acoustic excellence (Hall One and Hall Two), Northern Rock Foundation Hall for rehearsal and performance, a twenty-five room Music Education Centre, Explore Music (a music information resource centre run by Gateshead Libraries and Arts in the Joan and Margaret Halbert Space), The Barbour Room (a sunny entertainment room), plus four bars, The Michael Straker Café and a brasserie. You can visit the building free – up to 14 hours a day. The spectacular Concourse has river views of the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges, BALTIC and the Newcastle Gateshead Quays.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/125 th second, f4, iso 200

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Written by curly

January 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. That’s a nice piece of architecture and well depicted. I think contemporary British buildings have, for the most part, gotten a lot more interesting in the last couple of decades. Less cause for the Prince of Wales to complain.

    Bob Crowe

    January 15, 2009 at 3:07 am

  2. What a fantastic space!


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