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Book Launch: plant a forest after were gone by gobscure / burn and friends

Mon 14th February 2022 NewBridge Gallery

join gobscure / burn & friends for the third annual celebration of love&rage at the NewBridge Project.

Monday 14 February 2022

Open 6-8pm – first reading will start at 6.30pm

One reading at 7.00pm will not be young people friendly – this will take place in a separate room 

The Shieldfield Centre, 4-8 Clarence Walk (via Stoddart Street), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1AL

Refreshments will be provided. This event will be dry, family and young people friendly. 

Please RSVP to confirm attendance.

About the Event 

book-launch of plant a forest after we are gone by gobscure/burn with live readings, film and audio work on display in the gallery by the artist.

radical photographic self-portraiture accompanied by prose-poems from someone in the clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding) group during the pandemic. furthering our solo self-portrait exhibition at at Alma Zevi Venice we focus on details – mainly our scars, coupled with backyard details (mainly growth). though acknowledging fragility it is intended as beautiful, haunting and defiant.

there will also be a reading of a new text by eddie doyle and some food by purplestateofmind,  inspired by gobscure/burn’s new book.

alongside other art and food, come help fill NewBridge windows with liquid chalk love too

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

Key Information

  • The NewBridge Project is situated in The Shieldfield Centre. The Shieldfield Centre is a multiple-occupancy building. There is a GP surgery and nursery in the same building.
  • NewBridge is well lit and has both stairs and lifts available.
  • There are kitchens and accessible, gender neutral and gendered bathrooms and WCs.
  • The book launch will be held in the gallery. The gallery is located on the 1st floor. There are large lifts or two flights of stairs to the gallery.
  • There is car parking in a designated car park at the front of The Shieldfield Centre.
  • We ask that attendees wear face coverings when inside and maintain social distancing.
  • If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, that you don’t attend and stay at home.
  • We will provide hand sanitiser and wipes and chalk markers will be wiped down after use.
  • There will be a BSL interpreter.

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

About gobscure

we write as burn, perform – exhibit internationally – make award-winning sound-art as gobscure, use plural as reflection on our broken-mind.  solo exhibitions internationally with Fokidos Athens; Alma Zevi Venice; University of Atypical Belfast; Arthouse Wakefield; The NewBridge Project Tyneside; Edinburgh Printmakers / Edinburgh Art Festival.  film commissions include Northern Broadsides, Graeae, Dash, Live Theatre, Spot On Lancashire, together 2020. Unlimited funded a new book of radical photographic self-portraiture ‘plant a forest after were gone’.  two Sound&Music awards, music theatre for GIFT festival and Sage Gateshead; literary fellow at Moniack Mhor – Scotlands new writing centre; Society of Authors award. solo theatre shows commissioned by Newcastle fringe festival; by MGC futures & Graeae bursaries; & toured thanks to Third Angel Mentoring Scheme / CPT seed fund, supported by ACE.

Find out more about gobscure on their website.


The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne


The NewBridge Project is accessible. You can find out more here, or feel free to contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.

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Book Launch: plant a forest after were gone by gobscure

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