Between November 2014 – October 2015 «Drop City, Newcastle» presented eight exhibitions in our permanent gallery at 20 South Street. As our location in Newcastle closed for redevelopment, we took the opportunity to explore alternative ways to open up diverse and dynamic potential for our activities and engagement with the city and beyond. Working in a peripatetic and collaborative capacity with regional and international initiatives, institutions, museums and art fairs across North East England, London, Vienna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid and Antwerp we were able to forge an exciting and responsive programme drawing on our multifaceted practices and relationships.


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