Video by Saya Naruse

Springbank Pavilion, in Leazes Park, is now home to a pilot arts & health project in partnership with Newcastle Hospitals Charity. 

We are trialling the use of this historical building for an initial 6 months, inviting you all to get involved! Whether you’re NHS Trust staff, a patient, a visitor, or part of our wider communities, we hope you find an activity that you would like to take part in. The programme includes creative workshops in the fully accessible building (delivered with local cultural organisations) and artists’ activities that can be accessed on your lunch break, in your bed on the ward, in the waiting room, or at home.

We encourage you to find ways of connecting with nature, whether you visit the park, or pop on a pair of headphones and let local artists take you on an imaginative journey into the fresh air. You can make a leaf garland, create your own drawings, take time to write, and explore the hidden sounds of the park. We hope these activities inspire you to help those who may have barriers to accessing green spaces in finding new ways to connect with nature. 

Located in the heart of the city, and right on the doorstep of the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Great North Children’s Hospital— both sites of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust —we are now opening this park building to the public for the first time! Urban Green Newcastle partnering with Newcastle Hospitals Charity, and their Arts Programme, allows this newly refurbished space to centre creative practice in nature for the benefit of our mutual wellbeing, both now and for our collective environmental futures.

Bookable Workshops

We have partnered with local arts organisations Chilli Studios, Curious Arts and Gem Arts to host exciting art workshops.

All materials for the workshops are provided, you don’t need any experience at all and best of all they’re all FREE to attend!

David de la Haye

Self-led Activities

As part of the Springbank Pavilion programme, we have commissioned a series of creative activities, centred in nature, that you can take part in anytime, anywhere.

We have worked with artists based in the North East to help us feel more connected to nature. 

Getting to Springbank Pavilion

This map shows the location of Springbank Pavilion within Leazes Park.

The park is in the city, so parking nearby is restricted. There is a small car park but bear in mind it’s opposite a hospital, so gets busy. The nearest bus stop is on Richardson Road / Barrack Road.