Reaching Out

Reaching Out is three years of creative events and leadership opportunities for young people in targeted areas of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Reaching Out team will be delivering free workshops and sessions for 14-25 year olds in Newcastle and beyond. These young people will be discovering new artforms, learning new skills, and exploring their creativity — whether in visual arts and crafts, songwriting, being in a band or learning an instrument.


Getting Involved

The Reaching Out team is a group of young people supported by Skimstone Arts, who have come together to help create exciting and fun activities for other 14-25 years old in Newcastle.

We are working in community spaces at The Bostey in Walker and St Michael’s Cafe in Byker, as well as our Skimstone Arts city centre venue, to give young people free music, creative writing and film workshops, supporting them to learn a new instrument, develop a talent and make new friends.

If you’d like to join in – you don’t need any experience of playing instruments, singing, writing or making artwork to take part – just come along! The sessions are fun and related and are there to offer you a chance to explore what you’re interested in (and we usually have biscuits!).


Find out more

For more info on Reaching Out: either call, text or WhatsApp Peter on 07855674012 or email Peter on or Annalisa on

Our Funders

Reaching Out is supported by the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Newcastle City Council, Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant, Quaker Legacy Fund, WellNorth Newcastle Gateshead, Wellesley and Hadrian Trust.