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Allenheads Contemporary Art

  • Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Old School House, Allenheads, Northumberland, NE47 9HR United Kingdom (map)


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As part of Great Northumberland’s summer programme of cultural events, ACA has an incredible line up of extraordinary exhibitions and experiences all jammed into one weekend that will celebrate the culmination of 12 months’ work by over 30 artists who have been inspired by the project BEYOND and the use of the North Pennines Observatory @ACA 

From twilight road trips to flotation tanks and an underwater soundscape in the cosmic pond it promises to be full of surprises and memorable experiences. 


The following events require pre-booking for a small fee. To book please follow external links.

OUTSTATION #1 & #2 by artists Coleman and Hodges

An alternative history of the Soviet Space Program including installations and a Twilight Road Trip (OUTSTATION#2, Saturday 21 July 9.30pm) from Allenheads through collapsing time zones, alternate histories and possible futures. This participatory journey deploys methods developed by the Department of Deep Navigation, a fictional body within the Soviet Space Programme created as part of BEYOND. Book tickets on Eventbrite.

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OUTSTATION #3 Flotation Tank

The closest experience to floating in outer space as is possible on Planet Earth; in a flotation tank deep in the middle of a Newcastle. Bookings start after the weekend from July 23rd (There are limited discounted tickets through this project - first come first served @ £10 instead of £40). Visit our website for more information and to book.

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COSMIC POND Sparkes and Thompson

A chance to listen to live audio feed from sub aquatic life forms from the Cosmic Pond whilst gazing at the stars from the observatory.  Book into their workshop on Saturday afternoon to make and take away your own hydrophone. Book tickets on Eventbrite.

Plus much more at ACA gallery and around the village.

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Address: ACA, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Old School House, Allenheads, Northumberland, NE47 9HR

More info: Entrance to exhibition is free, please see the poster for the full weekend itinerary or visit or