As the price of energy soars, Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art has teamed up with neighbours Sage Gateshead and joined Gateshead Council’s Warm Spaces Network to offer free warm spaces to the local community. Everyone’s welcome to make themselves at home with free Wi-Fi, charging points, and pay-as-you-feel tea and coffee in Baltic’s Front Room.
Offering free entry to the building, refreshments, and areas for work and play, the Warm Spaces initiative is made up of venues, libraries, town halls, sports clubs and community centres across Gateshead. Members of the local community will be greeted with a warm welcome and treated with dignity and respect in a non-judgemental environment.
Whether you’d like to curl up with a book, get some work done or just have a much-needed break – everyone is encouraged to simply pop in during the opening hours and enjoy.
Front Room offers hospitality, care and kind conversation to all of us.
Front Room is a free place to pause and have a chat; about art, about our exhibitions, about life, about ourselves. You can grab a seat, eat your own packed lunch or enjoy a free hot drink or squash (donations welcome). The amazing Baltic Crew will be in Front Room to welcome visitors.
There is pay-what-you-feel hot drinks/squash and snacks (donations welcome), plus traybakes and sweet/savoury pastries are available to buy from a local supplier.
Front Room is a space for congregation, creativity and celebration. Throughout the year, Baltic are hosting a series of welcoming events to support national and regional campaigns and celebrations in the space.
So PLEASE join in: whether you want to rest, read or make a difference to our world. Drop in, chat to Baltic Crew and get involved.