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The COVID Age: Reflecting on 2 years of Lockdown (Film Screening)

23 March @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us for the premier screening of 4 short films exploring the experiences of real people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since October 2020 artist and filmmaker Danielle Giddins has been working with communities around Newcastle upon Tyne to understand their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of The COVID Age. The COVID Age is a film and art project developed by Newcastle City Council Arts development teamNewcastle University, and the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

The project explores growing up and growing older during a pandemic, and the impact this has had on various communities around Newcastle. To mark the 2-year anniversary of the first UK national lockdown, join us for the opening of a special art exhibition and the screening of four short films as we explore the experiences of real people during COVID-19.

We’ll then host a special conversation with Danielle Giddins, Nic Palmarini (NICA) and Lorna Smith (Public Health England) to explore what it’s been like to create these films and the topics they deal with.


5:00pm: Drinks reception & exploration of The COVID Age art exhibition

6:10pm: Introduction and screening of The COVID Age film screenings in the theatre

7:00: Danielle Giddins in conversation with Lorna Smith (Public Health England) & Nic Palmarini (National Innovation Centre for Ageing)

COVID-19 guidelines

The Catalyst remains operational and accessible, and provides a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. We will be taking all appropriate precautions. The wearing of facemasks in the building is encouraged in line with Newcastle University and Oxford Innovation policy.


For virtual viewers, we invite you to join the screening of The COVID Age films online from 6pm, and join in with the livestreamed discussion through Zoom Webinar.

How to join

The event is being livestreamed via Zoom. We will email you a link for the digital event via Eventbrite a few days beforehand.

Please click here to register for free tickets on Eventbrite.