Ampersand Inventions is a a multi-functional space that provides a creative and supportive environment for experimental and participatory events, charities and artists. Just the kind of friendly home we need for a BarCamp.

Ampersand is housed on the 4th and 6th floor of Commercial Union House in the centre of Newcastle. We will also have the use of Maker Space that is hidden away in the basement.

The adddress is Fourth Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. More information about the venue can be found on the Ampersand Facebook page.

The venue is a 10 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and only 2 minutes from Monument Metro Station with no engineering works scheduled for the weekend. If travelling by car and staying overnight we suggest using the Grainger Town car park (NE1 4DP) that costs £6 Saturday and £3 Sunday. It is a 15 minute walk away but is monitored 24 hours a day. The closest and cheapest on the Saturday is DEX (NE1 8AB) at £5 a day. The second closest and cheapest on Sunday is Oxford Street (NE1 8AN) at £3.