1 - 29 October 2016 Offsite


Post-apocalyptic, radical, anarchic: Hidden Civil War will featured works from the minds behind the Unfairground.

Sam Haggerty: Founding member of the artistic troupe ‘Mutoid Waste Co’ Haggerty brings Mini Henge to Newcastle. The highlight of Glastonbury’s Unfairground, Mini-Henge is a scrap yard monolith of counter culture.

Neil Goodwin, Gareth Morris, Russell Morris: On the 1st June 1985 420 people were arrested on their way to Stonehenge to hold the 11th People’s Free Festival.  Shown in the NewBridge Project Space, Goodwin’s documentary uses video footage, the police radio log, photographs and personal testimony to recreate what became known as the BATTLE OF THE BEANFIELD.



Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today.  Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.


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