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Sparks of life: Frankenstein and regeneration at Carliol House

23 November, 2017 - 25 November, 2017

How do our cities’ buildings adapt to changing needs and economies, and what energies can bring a spark of life to old building stock? Through a Frankenstein-themed installation, screening and talks from a group of architectural researchers from Newcastle University ‘Sparks of life: Frankenstein and regeneration at Carliol House’ invites the public to discover more about the electrical past and contemporary revitalisation of this monumental Newcastle building and to debate the regeneration of the East Pilgrim Street Area.

The ‘A Spark of being into the lifeless thing’ installation is open Thursday 23 November – Saturday 25 November


Exhibition opening and East Pilgrim Street debate

Thursday 23 November 5:30pm–7:30pm

Exhibition opening; exhibition introduction from Ed Wainwright, project lead for Ghosts of The NewBridge. and debate on East Pilgrim Street regeneration with planner Colin Haylock, architect Ed Wainwright and NewBridge director Charlotte Gregory.

Electricity now and then

Friday 24 November 5:30pm-7:30pm

Electricity now and then: Architectural historian Katie Lloyd Thomas on NESCo, Women and Electrification in the 1930s and civil engineer Carlos Calderon on The Future of Domestic Electrification in Newcastle.

Exhibition introductions and screening of Frankenstein

Saturday 25 November 12:00pm-6:00pm

Exhibition Introduction from Simone Ferracina, designer of ‘A Spark of Being into the lifeless thing’ followed by a screening of Frankenstein (1931) in the Art Deco Foyer of Carliol House.

For event information, please contact Katie Lloyd Thomas at katie.lloyd-thomas@newcastle.ac.uk


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23 November, 2017
25 November, 2017


Foyer of Carliol House
Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England NE1 6NE United Kingdom
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