Between November 2014 – October 2015 Drop City, Newcastle presented eight exhibitions in our gallery at 20 South Street. Since it is Drop City’s ambition to work with artists who are at various stages of their careers and whose practices have a particular reference to Drop City and its founders motivations, the gallery space allowed for an intense and complex relationship to develop between artists and audiences during our first year.

As our location at 20 South Street closed for re-development, we are excited to take this opportunity to explore more ways to open up diverse and dynamic potential for our activity and engagement with the city.


17 June 2015

Drop City, Newcastle
at 20 South Street


The reading group is a project initiated by Nadia Hebson, an open reading project that explores the subjective female voice in literature.

Moving to Drop City, The Reading Group’s last event before the summer pause will be a screening of Delphine Seyrig’s 1981 film Be Pretty and Shut Up aka Sois belle et tais-toi

In this revealing work Seyrig turns the camera on a host of notable actors including Jane Fonda, Maria Schneider and Juliet Berto as they recount their experiences within the film industry. A compelling cinematic herstory emerges as the prospect of Women’s liberation to alter a patriarchal industry and the society that supports it are considered.

Please join us for a summer drink, a screening and bring suggestions for the autumn sessions reading programme, all welcome.

The Reading Group is supported by Arts Council England and Newcastle University, for further information contact nadia.hebson@ncl.ac.uk