Newcastle Climbing Centre is the premier indoor climbing venue for Tyneside and the North East and one of the best indoor climbing venues in the U.K.
Situated in the former church of St Marks the listed building provides a spectacular climbing environment with an internal height of 15 metres and over 1200 square metres of climbing walls for roped climbing and bouldering. Whatever your standard of climbing either novice or expert there are features and challenges to suit your ability and your ambition. Follow the link to visit the Newcastle Climbing Centre website http://www.newcastleclimbingcentre.co.uk
Jessica Wortley is a writer and teacher currently working towards her MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University, where she also works for NCLA, promoting and ‘live tweeting’ their literary events. In the summer of 2014 Jessica was writer in residence at the Lit and Phil library in Newcastle, where she led creative writing workshops on the theme of nature. She is also writer in residence for Sunderland Mountaineering Club. Jessica’s writing was included in the 100 Faces, 100 Stories installation, curated by Alan Lyddiard, and she has been involved in Sunderland and South Tyneside’s Cultural Spring project. In August 2014 Jessica was invited by Appletree Writers to read at the Edinburgh festival after her work was included in two of their anthologies, and she came first and third in two of their competitions. In October Jessica performed at her first international poetry reading in Montelone, Italy, and her work was chosen as November’s poem of the month by Diamond Twig press. Recently, she has been involved in the ‘Young Writers’ award scheme, in association with the Lit and Phil, which places writers into local secondary schools. Jessica is working towards her first poetry pamphlet, which will be launched at the beginning of 2015. You can read more of her work on her blog www.dancingbeepoetry.wordpress.com