8 May – 12 July

An art and feasting collaboration that seeks to celebrate the stories of those who live and work in Shieldfield and question the roles of host and guest.

Throughout Artistory we’ll be hosting events which invite you to cook, eat and explore the stories of Shieldfield. Our growing exhibition and visual collection of feasting and eating will tell Shieldfield and Newcastle’s stories through recipes and food, as well as exploring the roles of guest and host. Documentation of events will be added to the exhibition as we feast our way through the project.



[Tuesday 8 May 6.30 – 8.30pm]

A free evening of communal jam making, label making and musical jamming. A simple savoury supper will be served to help keep us jamming. Bring your hands ready to make jam and your voices ready to sing. Let’s get jammy!


[Wednesday 9, 16, 23 May,  6, 20 June 12 – 2pm]

Free cooking demonstrations led by local individuals who have been invited to show how their favourite recipe is made. Come and get involved in cooking and sharing it together.

9 May:  Neil | Tasty Salmon & Vegetable Pasta

16 May: Yvonne | Mouthwatering Chicken & Rice, served alongside hummus

23 May: Ken | Delicious Homestyle Noodles

6 June: Jill | Yummy Chicken Thighs with Vegetables, plus Bread & Butter Pudding

20 June: To be announced

For more information on what is going to be cooked on each date please contact us directly.

Please RSVP so we can cater correctly:


[Tuesday 22 May; 12, 26 June 6.30pm – 8.30pm]

Mixing Bowl is a mixture of people from different backgrounds committed to exploring what faith, art and shared life looks like outside of the traditional church context. Over the course of the project, Mixing Bowl will be organising evenings that examine theirs and others’ ideas of identity and food stories. For more information contact


[Wednesday 30 May 10am – 1pm]

A free workshop run by Artisan Baking Community to learn how to make stotties. Take home your own stottie and the knowledge to make them in your own home.There are only 12 spaces for this workshop and they will go like hotcakes, so you butter ring to book your place: 0191 447 6811


[Tuesday 8 May – Thursday 12 July | Tue – Fri 11am – 4pm;

Sat 23, 30 June and 7 July 1pm – 4pm; Sun 24 June 1pm – 4pm]

Closed Friday 18 May (daytime) and Friday 8 – Wednesday 20 June inclusive

Our exhibition is the plate on which Artistory will be presented; through documentation of the events. The exhibition will be continually added to, like brandy to a fruit cake, as we feast our way through the project. So if you have missed an event, fear not, you can come and experience it through archive, photograph, film and collected materials.


[Friday 18 May 7pm – 11pm]

Come and recreate your favourite family meal on a table mat using printing and drawing techniques, including printing with your favourite foods! Take your placemat away with you or let it become part of our growing exhibition and visual collection of feasting and eating within the community. Take part in our family recipe swap, view the exhibition as it has grown so far and see what has been cooking in Shieldfield.


[Friday 29 June 6 – 9pm]

A free celebration of the recipes and stories that we have shared together. We invite each guest to contribute your favourite dish of food, you could even use your favourite recipe, to be shared together. Across the course of the dinner, there will also be opportunity to contribute your recipes, stories and memories associated with the particular foods you have brought to a collaboratively created bunting.