Our first Cuture Bites@ podcast comes from the wonderfully eclectic Quilliam Brothers Teahouse, set up by (yes you’re ahead of me) the Quilliam Brothers. Not only are these 3 guys extremely hard working entrepreneurs ( the Teahouse is open from 8am to 1pm), they are also very talented in the music & drama department (two of them have even acted in my supernatural thriller Dolly’s House); is there no end to their talents?
Well they certainly know how to create a fantastic vibrant place with a warm welcome. And of course there’s a great selection of drinks (over 60 types of tea available!) & lots of scrumptious grub.
It’s hardly surprising that, in such a stimulating environment, award winning writer Victoria Watson has chosen Quilliam Brothers Teahouse as the place to hold her weekly creative writing group, every Monday evening 7-9pm, and she’s happy to welcome new members of all writing abilities.
I spent 2 thoroughly enjoyable Monday evenings in the venue’s small but perfectly formed cinema (checkout their Tuesday & Thursday film Nights) recording work from Victoria’s writers, a diverse selection of short stories & poetry inspired by their meeting at The Teahouse. Enjoy listening!
The Quilliam Brothers Teahouse, 1, Eldon Place, Claremont Buildings, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. NE1 7RD (the corner of Barras Bridge & Claremont Road)
Victoria Watson writing group – runs every Monday 7-9pm at The Teahouse, go along on the night