NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL, TRINITY HOUSE
AND BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Friday 20th October 2023 (11.45am - 4.00pm).Personally escorted tours. Organised by Northern Stationers with an open invitation to all Stationers
Newcastle Cathedral: Built in 1091 and currently undergoing a £4.2m. revitalisation to create an architectural and cultural experience - industrial and spiritual stories encapsulated in its monuments, ledger stones, stained glass windows and iconic Lantern Tower that guided sailors into the port for centuries.
Trinity House: Built in 1505 by the Guild of the Blessed Trinity, the maritime charity is the home of a unique international private collection of paintings, ship models, books, furniture and nautical instruments. Located in and protector of the ancient buildings of the quayside ‘chares’.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: Housed in a landmark industrial building, formerly the Hovis flour mill, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution - six main floors and three mezzanines – with permanent displays, commissioning new stunning exhibitions for 2023.
Lunch with a “pottle of wyne” will be served at Trinity House where Stationers’ Past Master, The Rt Revd Dr Stephen Platten, will introduce us to the significance and diversity of British cathedrals. Stephen has written widely on cathedrals and most recently in his ‘Cathedrals of Britain’ - a guide to over sixty of Britain’s finest. A complimentary copy is included.
After lunch there is a choice of either the tour of BALTIC or Trinity House. We will be greeted by the Master of Trinity House and our host at the cathedral will be Canon Peter Dobson.
Travellers by train will be met at Newcastle Central Station at 11.30am (King’s Cross 8.00am - arrive back 8.30pm).
If you are making you own way to Newcastle Cathedral, please be there promptly for 11.45am.
Please indicate how many of your party, after lunch, wish to visit either: Trinity House and Museum or BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.