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Carve Architecture

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Carve architecture is an RIBA Chartered Architect’s practice, based in York and Newcastle formed in 2011. Architecture is our core discipline and we aim to achieve the highest quality of client service, along with technical and professional ability. The practice … Continue reading

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JCC Facades

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JCC Facades is an engineering consultancy specialising in the external envelopes of buildings. They provide a wide range of services including structural design, thermal assessments and product development for their clients, both throughout the UK and Europe. T: 0191 375 … Continue reading

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Everybody needs good neighbours …

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Join us in supporting our Ouseburn friends and neighbours through the current restrictions – the place simply wouldn’t be the same without them! There’s plenty of online shopping available across The Valley, you can seek out everyday items and festive … Continue reading

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ITAE Group

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ITAE Productions are a complete television and event management and production organisation. Specialising in bringing alive content through a variety of technically complex means including TV and live event, we manage the entire process from concept through to the delivery. We hold exclusive licensing agreements to produce, market, record, film, stream, … Continue reading

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Shop Ouseburn

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As lockdown begins to ease, we are so excited to see local businesses in Ouseburn reopen. Here is how some of our favourites are running at the moment. Tyne Bar – Coffee and soft drinks are available to takeaway. If … Continue reading

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Need Space?

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Rare chance to locate your business in Toffee Factory! Following some large company expansions we have one office available to rent. Located on the first floor it benefits from plenty of natural light and views across Ouseburn River. You can … Continue reading

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Campbell Reed

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Campbell Reed is a different kind of Executive Search business with an agile and partner focused approach to the challenge of people .  As a team we were disillusioned with a traditional approach to executive recruitment and wanted a more … Continue reading

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New occupiers to Toffee!

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After a very successful year and securing over £400k in funding, Luminous Group made the move and expanded into two offices in Toffee Factory. The move gave the building some available space and we are pleased to announce that Campbell … Continue reading

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Awards, Awards, Awards!

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We have a couple of Toffee’s who have had to reinforce their awards shelf after this weekend! The Biscuit Factory played host to the annual CIPR PRide Awards on Friday evening for the 5th year running. If you’re not in … Continue reading

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Poppy McGrady

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info@toffeefactory.co.uk Customer Service Administrator Poppy loves working in Newcastle’s creative heart of Ouseburn and being part of an exciting, diverse community.

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room with a view

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We have two offices available to rent! If you would like to join our lovely building of creatives and digitally minded folk then you are in for a treat. Toffee Factory was set up back in 2011 with a clear … Continue reading

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Ezoic Secures $33 Million Investment

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Ezoic joined Toffee Factory in July 2015, taking an office on our second floor. They have been steadily growing since and took on an additional office in April 2018. Ezoic provide a technology platform for online content creators to personalise … Continue reading

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Evolved Search Expansion

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Evolved Search has gone from strength to strength under Toffee Factory’s roof since joining the building in 2015. Revenue forecast figures looks set to rise by 70% and hit £2 million by the end of the year. Evolved Search has … Continue reading

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A Refill of Toffee

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Toffee Factory has joined the Refill revolution and has listed the building as a Refill Station! In a bid to crack down on single use plastic we decided to join the movement and allow access to clean tap water for … Continue reading

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Event Slideshow Theatre

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Slideshow Julie

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Event Slideshow Hands

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Event Slideshow Chairs

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Event Slideshow POD

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Tipping Toffee!

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Generator is one of the UK’s leading business support agencies for the creative digital and music sectors. They are also our Ouseburn neighbours and have chosen Toffee as the base for the 2019 Tipping Point Live Conference. Powered by Generator, … Continue reading

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Big Movers

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There has been plenty of activity within the Toffee walls this month. Two companies have outgrown their shared space desks and have moved into one of our offices! Factory 35 first moved to Toffee Factory in February 2017, taking two … Continue reading

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ncl+ Careers Insight Award

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We welcome Newcastle University to Toffee Factory this week for a creative and arts event as part of the ncl+ Careers Insight Award. The Award is designed to address research that shows under-represented students are less likely to enter graduate-level … Continue reading

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Christmas Collection

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The end of 2018 saw Toffee Factory tenants and nearby neighbours pull together for the fourth foodbank collection of the year. A staggering amount of goods were received alongside a donation of £423.36 in cash. Newcastle West End foodbank opened … Continue reading

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ScreenSkills Boot Camp

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Northern Film + Media are returning to our event space this Thursday to hold their ScreenSkills Boot Camp. An opportunity to network with others in the business as well as learn valuable skills to further your career! A day designed … Continue reading

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Exterior

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Books

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Hi

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LS 2013

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Lobster

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Toffee Gets its Wings

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Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit and Toffee are pleased to be a part of it! Featuring on the Winged Tales of the North trail; take a journey through … Continue reading

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Transforming the Digital Experience

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On Thursday 7th June we welcome the Digital Experts of Leighton and Your Homes Newcastle to discuss the ever changing world of online working systems. If you are considering updating your online business platform this is the event for you! … Continue reading

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Tech Talk

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On the 22nd of May Toffee will be hosting Digital Union for a morning of recruitment tech talk! Professor Alastair Irons, Academic Dean for Faculty of Computer Science at Sunderland University, will be giving an insight into the Institute of … Continue reading

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Tyne Toffees

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After moving in mid-January, Sharpe recruitment wasted no time in organising a monthly meet up for creatives in the valley. Tyne Bar Tuesday takes place on the first Tuesday of the month. It is an informal networking event open to … Continue reading

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Planning a move?

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If you are on the hunt for new workspace and work in the creative/ digital sectors we may be looking for you! We have a rare opportunity to move into newly vacant offices here at Toffee Factory which feature exposed … Continue reading

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Bumbl

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Bumbl is a digital marketing agency delivering solutions in social media marketing, search marketing, and content production across owned, earned and paid media. Our growing team of experts has partnered with national brands, investment-backed startups and local businesses to help … Continue reading

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Sharing Toffees

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With two new lets this week, our shared space is almost full. We now have just one desk available so if you want it, be quick! Our new arrivals are Digital Marketing firm, Bumbl and design artist and illustrator, Emily … Continue reading

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Toffee Collects!

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After the fantastic response to the last collection held at Toffee Factory for West End foodbank, we are doing it again! Opening in March 2013 they have grown to be the largest in the UK, feeding more than 40,000 people … Continue reading

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Derma UK

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Derma UK has acquired cherished Dermatological brands. They repackage and rebrand these to create 21st century brands. They also develop new formulations using third party boutique formulation houses. The products are then marketed to healthcare professionals and consumers using above … Continue reading

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Intersect Architects

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Intersect Architects are a Quality Assured, Chartered Royal Institutes of British Architects company dedicated to providing commercially aware architectural services to owners, occupiers, contractors and developers of land and property. T: 0191 375 9055 E: info@intersectarchitects.co.uk W: www.intersectarchitects.co.uk Save Save

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Growth Hub Live

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Toffee Factory is pleased to host the latest in Growth Hub Live events.  Leading at a Higher Level is the next in a popular series brought to you by North East Local Enterprise Partnerships. Joining up with top sales performance … Continue reading

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Bridging the Ouseburn

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Following the theme of Heritage for this year’s Ouseburn Festival parade, Toffee Factory is celebrating a vital part of the Ouseburn that has eased travel over water and Valley.  Exhibiting prints from Sue Bright’s book, Bridging the Ouseburn, come and … Continue reading

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Toffee FACtory Records

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The Creative Space Management team at Toffee Factory invite you join them as they throw open their doors for The Late Shows weekend in May. This established programme has attracted over ten thousand visitors in the last five years and … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up (North)

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There has been substantial growth at Toffee Factory in 2017 with new residents either relocating to or expanding their UK operations to a new base within the North of England. The 25 creative and digital companies at Toffee Factory will … Continue reading

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Factory 35

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Factory 35 is a specialist image library that produces imagery for the automotive advertising market. Our work is used by many of today’s leading automotive brands and their respective agencies in both major markets of The United States and Europe, … Continue reading

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Ouseburn Trust

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“Thanks to all the staff for helpfulness, we knew we could be confident about all the arrangements and a warm welcome for our guests.”

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Spotify at Toffee!

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We at Toffee Factory are pleased to play host to Generator North East’s Spotify Masterclass. Giving valuable insight into the world of streaming to artists and managers, Drew Lam aims to provide all the information they need to build a … Continue reading

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POPPIN’ CHRISTMAS

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, Christmas Toffee Pop! Our annual market is back once more with plenty to tickle your fancy. Peruse and pick your way through vintage stalls and local designers to find gifts for … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD HATES ME COMES TO OUSEBURN

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Building on the success of ‘Hollywood Hates Me’ which attracted 100s of visitors during Northern Design Festival, the work now heads to the creative home of the artist behind the designs. The exhibition, originally curated by Design Event, gives a … Continue reading

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Six Speed Transmission at Toffee

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Venues across Ouseburn Valley are gearing up for this year’s Open Studios weekend and the team at Toffee Factory have a treat in store for you. This year, we join forces with Unit44 to showcase an original body of work … Continue reading

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Toffee Pop Wants You!

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Calling all crafters, designer makers, foodies and Christmas enthusiasts! Whether you sell jams, cheeses, jumpers or tchotchke we invite you take part in Christmas Toffee Pop! We are getting our festive boots on and will bring a selection of gifts and culinary delights to all. … Continue reading

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We are hiring!

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Toffee Factory is looking for a Customer Service Apprentice to join the team! The successful candidate will be joining Creative Space Management which is a small but award winning company recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of facilities … Continue reading

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Digital Garage Launch

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The team at Toffee Factory are delighted to welcome Digital Garage to their new home as they launch their first office in the North of England. Currently located in Banbury Oxfordshire, the firm are set for substantial expansion across the … Continue reading

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Fanny Hickisch – Ketchum Pleon

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“It is an inspiring and warm-feeling location that invites people to come up with new and innovative ideas.”

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Matt Shaw – Director of Pixel House Media

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“Toffee Factory has a fantastic reputation for events and community, resulting in quite a lot of pride when telling people where I’m based!”

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Into The Woods

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  Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd July 2016 Toffee Factory join forces with Moth:Studios and invite you to explore their indoor forest! Come and sit within the woodland and immerse yourself in all the sights, sounds and creatures that the … Continue reading

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Feeling Crafty

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Creative Space Management at Toffee Factory is delighted to collaborate with Design Event to support Crafts Council 2016 Hothouse programme which supports new creative businesses. Hothouse offers creative and business support for new and emerging makers who have set up … Continue reading

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

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Celebrating ten years of The Late Shows and Toffee Factory’s fifth birthday year, Mariam Rezaei and The Old Police House will take over the decks and invite you to come and party! With resident DJs from The Old Police House … Continue reading

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Who ever said there’s no such thing as a free canapé?

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We are opening our doors to North East based event organisers, inviting them to sample what Toffee Factory has to offer in terms of venue hire. We’ll be putting on a spread of canapés and refreshments for guests to tuck … Continue reading

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Beer today, gone tomorrow

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Following on from a soft launch in October last year, 2016 sees Toffee Factory continue as a monthly collection point for locally-produced items of food and drink, at sensible prices. Artisan Baking Community, who operates from Wylam Library, have teamed … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Ping Pong

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Top of the Pops!

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Christmas Toffee Pop! – our annual Yuletide market – returns this December to bring you an evening of shopping, eating and festive fun. Bigger and better than ever before, we’ve cherry-picked a colourful and eclectic mix of some of our … Continue reading

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Illuminating Ouseburn Valley

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We are super excited to be hosting The Illuminarium for 3 nights in December. This immersive outdoor installation is an ambitious digital moving image, sound and light display by local artists Chloe Rodham and Tim Lozinski. Already being described as … Continue reading

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Hog on the Tyne

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Mosey on down to Toffee Taphouse as we moonlight as a saloon once again for the evening. This is your essential Friday night pit stop to fuel up before hitting the glut of glorious bars in and around the Ouseburn … Continue reading

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NewBridge Bookshop Bazaar for Ouseburn Open Studios

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NewBridge Books, a shop and social space based in Newcastle City Centre, will be uprooting for the weekend and curating a selling exhibition especially for Toffee Factory. The display will feature some of their finest zines, independent magazines and rare … Continue reading

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Delta Skelter

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Ouseburn Delta Festival 2015 We have united with Riley’s Fish Shack of Newcastle’s Boiler Shop Steamer, and Nik Barrera, director of ¡VAMOS! Festival, to coordinate a vibrant 3 day festival of music, food and Mardi Gras merriment. In a nod to … Continue reading

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The Taco the Toon

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Come and join us for cocktails, beers & tacos as we transform into Toffee Taphouse, serving up summery post-work drinks to kick-start your weekend in Ouseburn Valley. As well as concocting seasonal drinks especially for the occasion, we’ve teamed up … Continue reading

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Capturing Alice with Star & Shadow | Ouseburn Festival 2015

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You’ve probably seen the Disney version but did you know filmmakers and animators were inspired by the story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ long before Walt came along? Join us as we collaborate with Star and Shadow for Ouseburn Festival 2015 to … Continue reading

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Sheik it off | Film & Food with Papa Ganoush

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Picking up where Pulp Fiction left off, we are continuing our Film & Food nights with a special screening of the all time classic that is Casablanca, accompanied by a specially devised menu inspired by the culinary delights of Morocco. … Continue reading

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Trial Shift to serve up feast at Toffee Factory

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  Toffee Factory and Trial Shift are teaming up to host a one-off night of East Coast beats and Far East flavours. Join us for The Dirty Six Chambers, a massive 7 course feast of communal South East Asian food, served family … Continue reading

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Go Cocoa Loco at Ouseburn Fiesta!

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For Late Shows 2015 we are teaming up with ¡VAMOS! to celebrate “Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom 2015”, for a veritable feast of colourful sights, sounds and flavours. For the first time in the region, come and witness the … Continue reading

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Toffee Time

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If you’re a sole trader, home-based business, mobile worker, business start-up, freelancer or entrepreneur then this is the perfect opportunity for you to spend some time in the company of other like-minded individuals, right in the heart of the Ouseburn … Continue reading

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Brand New Day for Keltie Cochrane

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Keltie Cochrane (KC), one of the very first companies to set up shop in Toffee Factory, have decided this is the year to shake things up and rebrand. Both born and bred in Newcastle, (Ian) Keltie and (Jason) Cochrane first … Continue reading

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Pop! ’til You Drop

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Our annual Christmas Toffee Pop! returns this December to bring you an evening of shopping, eating and merriment. Offering you an alternative to the high street, we have rounded up some of the region’s finest designers and makers, giving you … Continue reading

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Cup a load of this

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Fancy a brew amidst all that shopping? Then pop down to Toffee Factory over the Open Studios weekend to explore the history of the Ouseburn area and the surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome to get hands-on with objects, peruse photographs … Continue reading

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Northern Futures Day – Outcomes

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STUDENTS, academics, local business people, and representatives from the public and third sectors joined forces at the Toffee Factory last week to share ideas and devise solutions for how to stimulate economic growth in the North. Northern Futures, which was … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill Arts Viewfinder Film Screening

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Filmmakers from the multi-award winning and internationally exhibited Beacon Hill Arts, whose previous work has been commended by film critic Mark Kermode, are presenting a series of fun viral films on Thursday October 23rd that focus on issues around employment … Continue reading

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Gulp Fiction

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Following on from the sell-out drink-a-long screening of Sideways with Carruthers & Kent, Toffee Factory is continuing their film & food pairings with a one-off showing of Pulp Fiction. The film will be accompanied by a specially crafted menu devised by EAT! Festival star Gareth … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get Oolong?

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Don’t just peek through the keyhole, come outside and join the cool (Cheshire) cats at our EAT! Festival Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. All the family is welcome but before you can ‘Eat Me’ and ‘Drink Me’ you’ll need to MAKE … Continue reading

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Film & Food at Toffee Factory

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See Alexander Payne’s sun-drenched, wine-soaked masterpiece Sideways as never before. This screening marks the start in a series of specifically tailored film & food pairings at Toffee Factory. The Creative Space Management team who manage the venue have teamed up … Continue reading

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Prints Charming

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Ouseburn Festival After almost 20 years and still going strong, Ouseburn Festival returns to Newcastle on July 5th & 6th. As ever, this annual event has plenty to keep everyone entertained both young and old. Visitors to Toffee Factory are … Continue reading

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Uno, dos, tres … Vamos!

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After last year’s sell out show ¡VAMOS! Festival brought Mexico’s favourite spectator sport back to Newcastle… Mexican Wrestling! 600 lucky ticket holders enjoyed the superhero vs villain, high-flying, acrobatic show, indulged in a little piñata smashing and gorged on some … Continue reading

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Events Refreshments

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Late Shows 2014

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Vamos! Mexican Wrestling by Simon Williams

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2800+ join the party

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Creative Space Management welcomed over 2800 visitors to Toffee Factory last weekend at their ‘Swing for Toffee’ event. Celebrating all things vintage, the evenings were programmed for The Late Shows, Newcastle and Gateshead’s free cultural crawl held after hours in … Continue reading

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Swing for Toffee

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The Late Shows return in May and Toffee Factory invites you to take a step back in time. Saunter down and join them on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May (7.00 – 11.00pm) for vintage glamour, killer cocktails and sounds … Continue reading

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TEDx Talks at Toffee Factory

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Toffee Factory is pleased to announce it is hosting a day of TEDx talks on Saturday April 5th. The event will feature numerous inspiring speakers, ranging from a street artist to an Olympic athlete, who, through various presentations, will explore … Continue reading

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Ouseburn Open Studios Spring Salon Sale!

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Toffee Factory presents Spring Salon Sale, a collection of the varied work being produced by local – emerging and established – designers and makers. Featuring affordable and varied gifts for all tastes: prints, ceramics, jewellery, candles, soap, chocolates, cards, tables, lamps, stained … Continue reading

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Ouse Turn is it for Lunch? Back for 2014

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Ouseburn’s favourite weekly lunch offer, Ouse Turn is it for Lunch?, returns to Toffee Factory for 2014. The concept is a simple one: each week a different food vendor pitches up under the Glasshouse Bridge and, between 12 and 2pm, … Continue reading

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Tanya Garland – Managing Director of Cool Blue

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“The team at the Toffee Factory do a great job in fuelling a creative work place. They put a lot of effort into what many landlords might consider to be the softer side of working life such as organising exciting … Continue reading

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Courtyard

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Lobster Party

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“Send Three and Fourpence…”

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Memories of The Rink Ballroom, a former dance venue in Hartlepool, were the inspiration behind Northern artist Neil Armstrong’s multimedia installation at Toffee Factory this November. This once bustling venue, opened in 1910, known locally as “the Rink” provided the … Continue reading

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MADE Fresh – Ouseburn Open Studios Design Market pop up

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MADE NORTH in partnership with Toffee Factory presents MADE Fresh, a collection of the most exciting new work being produced by Northern designers and makers. The pop up will feature contemporary design objects by emerging as well as established designer/makers from … Continue reading

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MADE in the NORTH

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Toffee Factory is delighted to be joining forces with the creative minds of MADE NORTH to bring EDITION#1, a celebration of contemporary northern graphic art, design and illustration, to Newcastle. For the duration of Northern Design Festival (10th – 19th … Continue reading

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Al fresco Lobster Fest at Toffee Factory

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Toffee Factory hooked up with Riley’s Fish Shack this weekend to welcome 80 lucky diners to Lobster Fest. Inspired by traditional Swedish crayfish parties the sell-out event wowed guests and rounded off this year’s EAT! Festival in style. The night … Continue reading

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Have a go Sweet ’Art

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Set of Drawers, a group of illustrators from the North East of England, are asking for your help in transforming Toffee Factory into a crafty ‘Sweetie Shop’, full of themed creative activities as part of the Ouseburn Festival weekend fun. … Continue reading

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Toffee Pop!

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Toffee Factory is set to launch Toffee Pop! this month and you’re all invited.  As Ouseburn venues, workshops and studios entice you down to the Valley to join in Creative Ouseburn weekend in June; the Toffees have invited local design … Continue reading

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The Sweet Smell of Nostalgia

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Toffee Factory are rather fond of their building, now home to numerous creative and digital companies, it is an award-winning redevelopment in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley. But this flagship construction is only the latest chapter in a fascinating … Continue reading

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Ouse turn is it for lunch?

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Join Toffee Factory as they brighten up grazing in the valley with Under the Arch. One day a week you’re invited to put that soggy sandwich to the back of your mind; alleviate the hassle of having to pack lunch, … Continue reading

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