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Third Angel & Northern Stage present

The Desire Paths: Newcastle/Gateshead


The Desire Paths: Newcastle/Gateshead
Presented by Third Angel
with Northern Stage
as part of Self Build Utopias
for The Great Exhibition of the North

Performed by
Holly Gallagher
Alexander Kelly
Gillian Lees
Luca Rutherford

Technical Support
Richard Flood

Executive Producer
Hilary Foster

General Manager
Laura Holmes

Admin & Production Assistants
Sarah Webb
Samantha Turner

Von Fox Promotions
Third Angel

Presented as part of Self Build Utopias, a collaboration between Northern StageThird Angel and The School of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.

Third Angel is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and an Associate Company of Sheffield Theatres.

The Desire Paths at Self-Build Utopias

In the summer of 2019, we created The Desire Paths: Newcastle/Gateshead as part of Self Build Utopias, a collaborative project combining exhibitions, installations and performances, which tried to imagine a more creative, sustainable and fun future.

The collaborating artists were: 154 Collective, Simone Ferracina and Pierangelo Scravaglieri, Hannah Fox, Unfolding Theatre, Sonia Hughes, Northern Stage’s Young Company and Third Angel.


We chalked out a map of the centres of Newcastle & Gateshead, and invited visitors to rename a street after a hope, dream or ambition they have for the future. 

The map then stayed in situ for the following eight weeks, incorporated into the work of the other brilliant and generous artists.


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