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Rewire AMA Conference 2019

Socials & networking

We love showing off our host city each year at the annual AMA conference. This year is no different and we’re excited to offer a range of social events for you to experience in NewcastleGateshead.

AMA social events are included in the price of your conference ticket unless otherwise stated and this also includes your food and drink for the evening.

Tuesday 9 July

Live Theatre tour and Social Enterprises talk 6pm — 7pm

Located on Newcastle upon Tyne’s Quayside for almost 50 years, Live Theatre is a carefully renovated and repurposed complex of Grade II listed buildings, combining their unique historical setting with flexible and welcoming theatre spaces and writers’ rooms. Its recently completed ten year programme of change has created a broad portfolio of income streams with Live Theatre now recognised as a national leader in developing new strategies for increasing unrestricted income and adding assets to its Balance Sheet, to support its creative programme.

These tours, led by Chief Executive Jim Beirne, offer an opportunity to visit Live Theatre and its enterprises to see and hear first hand about the innovative business model.

BALTIC 7.30pm — 10.30pm
Did you know that 63% of people visit a gallery or museum specifically to de-stress?

AMA conference 2019 will open with a social event at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in partnership with Art Fund. You’ll be welcomed to NewcastleGateshead at one of the region’s iconic museums and galleries, with an evening themed around wellbeing to help you relax into the conference.

Expect delicious fresh food, mindful gallery tours and a chance to unwind with a mini massage or spot of yoga overlooking the River Tyne. The opening night social of the conference will bring all our delegates together. It’s a great chance to meet new people and share experiences in a relaxed environment.

Art Fund are championing museums and galleries as a great untapped wellbeing resource and are offering all delegates an exclusive National Art Pass for one month. For the week of AMA conference and beyond they hope you too can find time to enjoy what’s around you and experience the benefits that museums and galleries across the UK have to offer everyone.

BALTIC is one of the partner venues in Art Fund’s National Art Pass network of museums and galleries and offers 10% off in their shop with a National Art Pass.

Download Art Fund’s wellbeing report.

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Wednesday 10 July

Live Theatre tour and Social Enterprises talk 5.15pm — 6.15pm

As above but please note different time.

Spektrix Ginterval

The Spektrix Ginterval is back and bigger than ever. Immediately after the closing keynote on the first day of AMA conference, experience a good ol’ Spektrix knees-up. After a day of inspiring talks and sessions, what better way to get together with your peers and discuss what you’ve learnt over a hard-earned G&T or two? Our Spektrix friends will be on hand to say hello and to start your evening on the right note. Stop by the Spektrix Ginterval in the central café area at Sage Gateshead for a few drinks to keep you going until the other evening events kick off.

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By The River Brew Co.

After your first full day at AMA conference 2019, join us to unwind at By The River Brew Co., an independent container community that lives and breathes beneath the iconic Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side of the river.

Enjoy a variety of food, drinks, and sweet treats in the venue’s vibrant outdoor Market – all included in the price of your conference ticket. There’s a whole host of street food and independent traders to choose from. With music playing into the evening this event is the perfect way to spend a warm July night if you’re looking for a more lively atmosphere

Destination Dinners

Alternatively, take part in one of AMA conference’s Destination Dinners — smaller, more intimate evenings for up to 10 people. These are suited to those looking for a relaxing chat and engaging conversation over delicious food. You’ll get the opportunity to create connections with other delegates whilst experiencing some of the best local restaurants in the city. More details to be announced soon.

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Image credits from top to bottom:
BALTIC Credit Graeme Peacock (F8), BALTIC Turner Prize 4, By the River Brew Co., By the River Brew Co.