Sing-a-long Grease (Parent and Baby Screening)
Jul
29
10:30 am10:30

Sing-a-long Grease (Parent and Baby Screening)

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

Grab a pink jacket, grease up the quiff and get ready to sing as we go back to school at Rydell High. We'll be celebrating Danny and Sandy with raucous singing, dancing and a lot of laughs in this special screening suitable for parents with little ones. Pose with your baby in our Grease car, grab some props from the dress up box, put a quiff on your baby and scrawl on our high school lockers before belting out the lyrics to the 1978 classic, Grease!

Prince Party Feat. Live Band
Jul
29
2:30 pm14:30

Prince Party Feat. Live Band

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

We're celebrating the musical brilliance of Prince with an afternoon of live music featuring our Chalk House Band. We'll be donning ruffle shirts and busting some serious moves with our live band who will be pumping out a rock, pop, funk and R&B fuelled tribute to the creative genius. From 'When Doves Cry' to 'Purple Rain', 'Raspberry Beret' to 'Kiss' there'll be a set list that will have you winding your neck, curling up your lip and strutting on the dance floor.

Breakfast Club Coffee Rave
Aug
5
10:30 am10:30

Breakfast Club Coffee Rave

  • Q Festival

Chalk presents: The Breakfast Club Coffee Rave will pay homage to John Hughes as we screen excerpts from his back catalogue set to a soundtrack of '80s big hitters!  Part of Q Festival.

Mary Poppins Workshop
Sep
2
2:00 pm14:00

Mary Poppins Workshop

  • Queen's Hall Arts Centre

Join us in the park for a magical crafting workshop to celebrate our favourite nanny, Mary Poppins. We'll be crafting colourful kites, classic Poppins hats and pavement chalking wonderous scenes.


Chalkbox: The Original Superheroes
Jun
3
2:00 pm14:00

Chalkbox: The Original Superheroes

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

Grab your onesie, don the elasticated pants and get comfy as we introduce the kids to the original Superheroes that ruled the little screen. Take a trip down Acacia Road, join the Thunderfleet, thwart Texas Pete, save planet Eternia with He Man and prepare for some high octane superhero missions!

 

Breakfast Beach Party!
Jun
3
10:30 am10:30

Breakfast Beach Party!

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

Feeling like you need summer right now? Kick off your summer frolicking with our Breakfast Beach Party! We'll be slapping on the suncream and heading for the waves as our live DJ brings those much needed summer floor fillers, from The Beach Boys to Jazzy Jeff, Madonna to Bananarama, The Rolling Stones to Bob Marley. We'll be crafting surf boards, making flower crowns and scribbling all over the giant drawing floor. There'll be hula hooping, inflatables and lots of Hoff masks.

Chalk presents Indie Disco
May
13
2:30 pm14:30

Chalk presents Indie Disco

  • Kommunity

Back by popular demand! 
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 DJ will have it covered. 

SOLD OUT. Sgt Pepper's Rave
Apr
29
2:30 pm14:30

SOLD OUT. Sgt Pepper's Rave

  • Arts Centre Washington

Turn on, tune in and drop some haribo as we party like its 1969 at this family rave inspired by the world of Yellow Submarine. There''ll be rainbow face painting, mind bending visuals, bubbles, hula hoops and the opportunity to make your own psychedelic rave headwear. Music think Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit, Beatle's Tomorrow Never Knows, Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze

Sing-a-long Yellow Submarine + Instrument Making
Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

Sing-a-long Yellow Submarine + Instrument Making

  • Arts Centre Washington

Dive bomb into our underwater wonderland and take a kaleidoscopic trip aboard Chalk's Yellow Submarine with John, Paul, George and Ringo. We'll set sail on our psychedelic journey to save Pepperland from those meddling Blue Meanies by singing along to all the classics from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds to A Day in the Life, and of course, Yellow Submarine. Grab your lyric sheets and prepare to sing your socks off as you teach your little ones some songs they'll never forget.

Little GIFT & Chalk present Noise Lab
Apr
28
10:30 am10:30

Little GIFT & Chalk present Noise Lab

  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

Welcome to NOISE LAB! An experimental noise making space at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art created by Chalk. At Noise Lab young children and their grown ups will play with innovative musical instruments and sound making devices to create amazing soundscapes that will be recorded and mixed by a sound artist.

Cumberland Arms Easter Parade
Apr
17
12:00 pm12:00

Cumberland Arms Easter Parade

  • The Cumberland Arms

Join us for The Cumberland Arms Easter Parade! For the second year in a row, we'll be making instruments from recycled materials, then parading en mass around the Ouseburn.

Grunge Party
Apr
1
2:30 pm14:30

Grunge Party

  • Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema

Grab a flannel shirt, rip your jeans and get ready to go GRUNGE, as we fill up on distorted guitars and lust after Kurt and Courtney at our special angst fuelled Grunge Party!

From Nirvana to Hole, Pearl Jam to the Smashing Pumpkins, Chilli Peppers to Green Day and a whole host of top tracks in between, our live DJs will have it covered.

SOLD OUT. Sing-a-long Dirty Dancing (Parent and Baby Screening)
Apr
1
10:30 am10:30

SOLD OUT. Sing-a-long Dirty Dancing (Parent and Baby Screening)

  • Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema,

Step into Kellerman's, grab a slice of watermelon and get ready to dance, as we give you the time of your life at our Sing-a-long Dirty Dancing screening! We'll be celebrating 30 years of Baby and Swayze with a special surprise filled screening suitable for parents with little ones. There'll be log dancing, lifting your babies high in the air and a lot of singing!

SOLD OUT. Baby Ballads, Gosforth
Mar
13
11:00 am11:00

SOLD OUT. Baby Ballads, Gosforth

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

Join us at Gosforth Civic Theatre for a good old sing with your wee one in this informal session.

Clear that throat and get ready for some seriously great songs in a relaxed atmosphere. Play some instruments, enjoy the projections and bathe in bubbles! Tuneful voices optional, power grabs essential.

Chalk presents Mighty Girls
Mar
6
10:30 am10:30

Chalk presents Mighty Girls

  • Gateshead Library,

To celebrate International Women's Day we'll be grabbing a backpack and heading off on some adventures! We'll trek through jungles, fly through the skies, investigate the world – all before lunch time. This special series of short films has been created to celebrate the achievements of women and girls around the globe. 

The short films will be proceeded by a paper aeroplane making workshop inspired by Amelia Earheart. How far will yours fly?

Chalk presents RESPECT
Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

Chalk presents RESPECT

  • Cumberland Arms

Get down and get funky, as we celebrate women and their voices with an afternoon of stonking funk and soul floor fillers. In this special International Women's Day funkathon we guarantee to get you raising your arms in the air and throwing some serious shapes!

SOLD OUT. Chalk presents Indie Disco
Feb
25
2:30 pm14:30

SOLD OUT. Chalk presents Indie Disco

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

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. 

Chalk presents Indie Disco (Morning Edition)
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Chalk presents Indie Disco (Morning Edition)

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

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. 

SOLD OUT. Mythical Beast Building with Chalk Construction Club
Feb
24
10:30 am10:30

SOLD OUT. Mythical Beast Building with Chalk Construction Club

  • Shipley Art Gallery

What creatures do you imagine live in Saltwell Park? Does the creature have three heads, one hundred eyes and a tongue longer than a lorry? Let your imagination run wild as you create your very own mythical beast.

You'll be exploring the Saltwell Park Museum exhibition to get inspiration before designing your new being on paper. Then delve into the Chalk invention box, choose your materials, and get creating!

SOLD OUT. Baby Ballads, Gosforth
Feb
13
11:00 am11:00

SOLD OUT. Baby Ballads, Gosforth

  • Gosforth Civic Theatre

Join us at Gosforth Civic Theatre for a good old sing with your wee one in this informal session.

Clear that throat and get ready for some seriously great songs in a relaxed atmosphere. Play some instruments, enjoy the projections and bathe in bubbles! Tuneful voices optional, power grabs essential.

Robot Lab (Workshop 2)
Jan
21
1:45 pm13:45

Robot Lab (Workshop 2)

  • Discovery Museum

Design and create your very own hair-brained robot, bionic being or futuristic creature using a range of recycled materials and technologies. Then head to one of the customisation stations to add a bit of extra glam to your creation - add limbs, eyes, buttons and lights.

Then grab your new futuristic friend and get ready to test out its body popping skills on the dance floor.

Robot Lab (Workshop 1)
Jan
21
10:30 am10:30

Robot Lab (Workshop 1)

  • Discovery Museum

Design and create your very own hair-brained robot, bionic being or futuristic creature using a range of recycled materials and technologies. Then head to one of the customisation stations to add a bit of extra glam to your creation - add limbs, eyes, buttons and lights.

Then grab your new futuristic friend and get ready to test out its body popping skills on the dance floor.