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Swing for Toffee

April 30, 2014

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 that swing! Dust off those dancing shoes as Swung Eight, Newcastle’s original juke joint and speakeasy take to the floor on the hour every hour with the hottest tunes from the ‘20s, ’30s and ’40s.  Peruse vintage stalls, rediscover a glamorous age, sip deftly mixed cocktails and take your chance to shine in the much loved Moon Booth.

Bobbi Charleston of dance group Swung Eight said,

“The Late Shows is a brilliant event that really brings the city together and Toffee Factory is one of the venues that always make a great effort to do something different – we’re thrilled to be part of their event this year.”

A host of vintage stalls will join the party to tempt your pennies from you – sellers include The Yesterday Society, Al’s Music Boutique, RPM with their vintage audio furniture and artist, Maisie Henderson. Plenty of food and drink stalls will be on hand to keep you fed and watered, this year’s line up is Gareth Kyle, Sugar Down, Mary and Mabel and Tea Owl. The Late Shows will mark the launch of Dr Tarlos and his Elixir Emporium, the finest cocktails in town. And, if all of that wasn’t enough, Newcastle College’s talented hair and make up students will be here to transform you while Al’s Music Boutique will be on hand with shoe shine at the ready!

Lisa Tolan, Creative Space Management said,

“The Late Shows is certainly one of the highlights of the year here and excitement is quickly building. In the two years we have been involved we’ve welcomed over 4000 visitors after hours and we hope to see you all again this year. Come and find your glamorous side at Toffee Factory then take your chance to explore the Valley on this cultural crawl.”

The Creative Space team behind Toffee Factory have built up a packed cultural programme this year. Keep an eye out for their involvement in ¡VAMOS! Festival, Ouseburn Open Studios, International Print Biennale, Ouseburn Festival, annual Lobster Fest, EAT! Festival and more.

Image by Jazzy Lemon

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what our clients say:

'We love working with the Toffee Factory and their excellent team. The space is brilliantly designed by Xsite Architecture to nurture creativity and features furniture and prints by a number of Northern designers we work with on the Northern Design Festival. We have done pop up design events at the Toffee Factory during Open Studios and are using the space for our partner events with the Crafts Council.'  

Karen Nairstone – Director, Design EventNE