Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

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(Named Buildings) an arts centre in Gateshead, NE England: formerly a 1950s grain warehouse: used for its present purpose since 2002. It has no permanent collection, but rather hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions and events
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SS Buenos Aires at the Baltic Flour Mill, Gateshead
In the centre of the photograph is Gateshead's Baltic flour mill. Opened in 1950, it was still operational in 1978, churning out flour and animal feed.
In the UK they include King's Cross Station in London, the Baltic Flour Mill, Gateshead, and the British Library.
Closer to home, the Baltic Flour Mill in Newcastle was reconstructed to create the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Also, the successful redevelopment of Tyneside, including the new multi-million pound Baltic Flour Mill arts centre, has ironically dented NewcastleGateshead's chances.
The Baltic flour mill, converted into an art gallery, is another major NewcastleGateshead achievement.
Meanwhile, the Baltic flour mill was still hard at work in 1967.
Another 115 were on the nesting tower at Saltmeadows, built by Gateshead Council in 2001 to cater for birds displaced by conversion work on the Baltic flour mill.
Along with the Baltic flour mill, converted into an art gallery,Sage Gateshead is a key part of NewcastleGateshead's bid for European Capital of Culture.
``Wales has always been able to promote itself well to tourists, but while your marketing budget last year was pounds 20m, ours was pounds 1.5m - maybe it's Newcastle's time now.'' Newcastle's infrastructure and enviable programme of cultural projects, which includes the redevelopment of the Baltic Flour Mill into a centre for the performing and visual arts is impressive, but they still see Cardiff as stiff competition.
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