Last Fridays: 28 June - Winter Warm Up

Local blues musician Bodie
Friday 28 June
Extended open hours until 8pm. Pop-up bar open from 5:00pm

Free event, no bookings required

Last Fridays is set to warm up your midwinter blues with a playful sensory focused event. Enjoy sweet soulful tunes from local blues musician Bodie. Taking great inspiration from the eras of funk and Motown, Bodie delivers a heart-melting performance every time.

Your senses will be delighted by interactive displays from Maker Store inhabitants - florist Valenteen and local skincare potion maker Studium. Feast your eyes upon floral wreaths or lift up glass cloches to experience a handcrafted scent. Want more? Don’t worry, market stalls will be available to purchase your own winter warm up wares. Studium’s all natural skin care line and perfumes will soothe wintery skin. Valenteen’s intricate floral designs will brighten darker days, or buy some of her flower seeds and reap your rewards in spring.

To energise the cold season, the Gallery’s Youth Reference Group will be on hand with games and poetry making. Rummage through pre-loved phrases and sentences, convert logic into nonsense and form a Dadaist poem of your own. Backgammon boards will be on hand to pick up and play or grab a few pointers from our team - the combination of strategy and luck equals the perfect winter game for young and old.
Plus our pop-up bar will be serving mulled wine to counter the winter chills.

More information about Last Fridays:

On the Last Friday of each month the Gallery presents a tactile, sensory and social series of events that incorporate art, music, and interaction in a relaxed environment after dark. With a pop up bar and interactive activities – Last Fridays is for people who get bored in bars.

Opportunities for musicians and performers at future Last Fridays

Last Fridays is an opportunity to perform to a large audience and in a unique setting. View upcoming dates (below), get in touch and email us at

2019 future dates: 26 July  | 30 August  |  27 September  |  25 October  |  29 November  |  No Last Fridays in December


  • This event is FREE



Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill