No sleep till Newcastle…

This Is Not Art, an annual celebration of, uh, art, is this year inviting punters to ‘Get Lost’. That’s the theme of the Newcastle Writers’ Fest arm of the festival, anyway, with a flock of young authors ranging from Giselle Nguyen to Jennifer Down set to descend on the city for a long weekend full of talks, panels, and impromptu poetry readings.

But that’s not all. The This Is Not Art lineup also boasts the inclusion of the Crack Theatre Festival and The Critical Arms fest, the latter being an exploration of satirical contemporary art that tackles “the madness of many”.

And, to top it all off, the excellently monikered collective Hobotechno will take over the Watt Space Gallery, treating punters to an experimental exhibition of durative work. How’s that for a good weekend, eh?

This Is Not Art hits Newcastle on Thursday September 29 and runs through till Sunday October 2. For more info, hit their website, here.

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