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Sparks of Life: Frankenstein and Regeneration at Carliol House

Installation of 'A Spark of being into the lifeless thing' and associated talks, exhibits and film screening.

Date/Time: 23 November 2017 17:30 - 25 November 2017 18:00

Venue: Carliol House Market Street Newcastle upon Tyne

Through a Frankenstein-themed installation, screening, and talks from a group of architectural researchers, this event invites the public to discover more about the electrical past and contemporary revitalisation of Carliol House by the NewBridge Project. Debate the regeneration of the East Pilgrim Street Area, learn how do our cities' buildings adapt to changing needs and economies, and what energies can bring old buildings to life.

This exhibition will take place over three days at Carliol House. Thursday 23rd November 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Exhibition opening and debate on East Pilgrim Street Regeneration: exhibition introduction from Ed Wainwright, project lead for Ghosts of the NewBridge, and debate on East Pilgrim Street regeneration with planner Colin Haylock, architect Ed Wainwright and NewBridge director Charlotte Gregory. Friday 24th November 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Electricity now and then: Architectural historian Katie Lloyd Thomas on NESCo, Women and Electricification in the 1930s and civil engineer Carlos Calderon on The Future of Domestic Electrification in Newcastle. Saturday 25th November 12.00pm to 6pm. Exhibition introduction and Frankenstein screening: from Simone Ferracina, designer of 'A Spark of Being into the Lifeless Thing' followed by a screening of Frankenstein (1931) in the Art Deco Foyer of Carliol House.