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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 firstname.lastname@example.org