The Station was a dedicated performance and rehearsal space established by The Gateshead Music Collective after their previous venue was threatened with closure. The Collective, together with community and youth workers, lobbied Gateshead Council and with help from the Council’s Library Services, successfully applied to The Prince’s Trust for funding to buy equipment and to refurbish the space. ‘In 1985 I was photographing nightlife venues in Newcastle when someone told me about The Station in Gateshead. I was amazed by the energy and feel of the place. It was totally different; run for and by the people who went there....
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