IT’S BACK! Dig out those copies of Melody Maker, dust off your air guitar and prepare for all those lyrics to come flooding back, as we celebrate your misspent youth and the songs that soundtracked it. From Pulp to Echobelly, Blur to Longpigs, Primal Scream to Black Grape and a whole manner of corkers in between, our live DJ will have it covered.
Join us for a screening of a truly magical tale of loneliness and friendship, Lost and Found. Based on the award-winning book by Oliver Jeffers, this beautifully animated short film, narrated with the dulcet tones of Jim Broadbent, will delight both adults and little ones alike.
Join us for an afternoon of scabby bald heads and gruesome claws as we present the 1990 classic, The Witches. As a young boy stumbles upon a witch convention, he must thwart their evil plans, even after being turned into a mouse! Sit back (but don’t get too comfy!) and enjoy this gloriously menacing story.
Join us for a Halloween Disco of your dreams packed with more fun than you can shake a skeleton at! Visit our Halloween tattoo bar, turn into a Zombie at our face paint station, and pose in our spooky photo booth. We'll be busting some moves to a whole host of spooktacular floor fillers that will have the whole family doing the Monster Mash!
Get ready for an absolute corker of a show as The Futureheads play an exclusive daytime gig for an audience of kids and their grown ups. The show will see the Sunderland post-punk harmonising four-piece play a hook-laden set list which will have the whole family down the front!
Join Chalk for a kite making workshop inspired by Latin American kite festivals, where you'll be able to create your very own brightly coloured kite to take home. Choose your design before delving into the Chalk box to select your materials, then add streamers, accessories, and more! Let's fly!
Start your Saturday off in style with a family social at Cobalt Studios. Visit our festival eco-glitter bar to get you in the mood to throw some shapes, channel Florence Welch and craft your own ethereal nature crown, craft musical icons out of clay, and scribble on the drawing floor. All set to a soundtrack of dance inducing tunes from Barry Hyde.
MAPS, a festival of music, art and play for children and their grown ups curated and produced by Chalk. Taking place across venues in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead from 15th -17th February 2019. The inaugural festival features gigs, cosmic space raves, Viz for kids, cat DJs, playscapes and more!
Nothing screams 'It's CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSS' like Charles Dickens' timeless tale, A Christmas Carol. But what could give it that added sparkle of Christmas cheer? The Muppets plus a sing-a-long of course! There's no better way to get in the spirit than some festive warbling with Kermit and Miss Piggy and a few 'booooo's' at Ebenezer Scrooge!
Nothing screams 'It's CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSS' like Charles Dickens' timeless tale, A Christmas Carol. But what could give it that added sparkle of Christmas cheer? The Muppets plus a sing-a-long of course! There's no better way to get in the spirit than some festive warbling with Kermit and Miss Piggy and a few 'booooo's' at Ebenezer Scrooge! A wonderful story suitable for the whole family will have you laughing, talking like Michael Caine and dancing in the aisles.
Swiss artists Fischli & Weiss made their much imitated, never-bettered film The Way Things Go in 1987. Come along to watch the film and others inspired by it, and then join forces to attempt to create a huge chain reaction all together—minus the petrol!
We're delighted to welcome back internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist, Hollie McNish. Here, she will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her collection, PLUM, as well as performing some favourites from previous books.
Chalk are delighted to present a workshop from internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist, Hollie McNish. In this laid back workshop with Hollie, you'll be able to explore your story, find your voice and let it out! Everyone has a story to tell, it’s just most seem too scared to tell them. This workshop is for people who love or hate, write or have never written poetry in all their life!
Join us for a Halloween Disco of your dreams packed with more fun than you can shake a skeleton at! We'll be busting some moves to our mega Chalk House Band who will be pumping out a whole host of spooktacular floor fillers. From Bowie to Prince, Michael Jackson to Amy Winehouse, and a load more corkers in between, they will have the whole family doing the Monster Mash!
We'll be delving into squishy circuits using conductive and resistant play-doh to build electronic sculptures that light up, programming our very own Beebot and having a try at playing a banana piano (yes, you heard us right) with Makey Makey, plus much more.