The Exchange Newcastle is a space where diverse voices can come together to take action on women’s rights issues. We meet bi-monthly at Newcastle libraries, working together to address the fact that women feel unsafe in public spaces. We use creative, practical ways to change this and work towards the dream of making sure all women feel safe. We are also working to address period poverty in light of the 'Cost of Living Crisis'.
We commission artists to produce visual artworks, write new poetry, and perform at live events, working collaboratively with Exchange hub members to deliver the work.
August 2023 will see the launch of the first designated and inclusive workspace for women and girls in the City Library. Come and be part of this momentous event in your city.
Our events spotlight The Exchange’s campaign to replicate the presence of Women’s Workspace in public spaces (including libraries) across the city.
In addition to these events, a smaller group of hub members are advocates for women of minority groups: meeting with politicians and organisations in Newcastle who may be able to help create a fairer society. We commission poets to join our campaign and produce writing which captures our process and experience.
Thanks to our Funders:
This project is made possible with generous funding support from the ESRC and Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Find out more about the project and how it came to be.
Local residents, policy makers, charity workers and creatives came together to kick off the Poetry Exchange Hub at Newcastle City Library. Find out more.
Inspired by discussions held as part of our Words, Voices, Bodies workshop with Dr Karen Simecek, Selina Nwulu offers a poetic manifesto for engaging with communities.
Commissioned by Poet in the City and University of Warwick with generous support from the ESRC as part of Newcastle's Poetry Exchange Hub
Poem by Tahmina Ali commissioned by Poet in the City and University of Warwick with generous support from the ESRC and Sidney E. Frank Foundation as part of Newcastle's Poetry Exchange Hub.