Napa Arts

Local fine artist based in Durham City Phil Knapper.  Philip specialises in pencil drawings both in charcoal and colour from custom portraits of a loved one, pet or even motorcycle.  His artwork is amazing and I have rarely seen it better, but don't take my word for it (i'm biased and his brother) check it out on his website.

Tynemouth Station Frames
Who Are We?

Essentially "We" are Mark D Spencer. A scruffy looking forty odd year old bloke.

As much as I'd like to make out that there are teams of highly qualified umpah lumpahs toiling away behind the scenes the reality is that on Saturdays and Sundays I stand around on Tynemouth Metro Station selling frames that I have already made and taking orders from customers for individual projects.

During the rest of the week I trot down to my workshop to process those orders (along with those which come in from other clients). The advantages of this approach are that it allows me to operate economically and to achieve a rapid turnaround of commissioned work.

This means the my customers can be sure that their finished projects will be delivered as quickly and inexpensively as possible.


Factory Framing Centre
Picture Framing Showroom & Workshop

Factory Framing Centre is a family owned and staffed picture frame manufacturer, serving both commercial and retail customers in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

We can make a frame for just about anything - on the premises - including: original artworks, prints, posters, photographs, certificates, tapestries, even footballs and football shirts (well we are based in Newcastle!).

We also have a Showroom stocked with a large selection of picture frames and frame related products, such as art prints, mirrors, art and craft materials, along with accessories for those who like to do it themselves. Our prices are highly competitive, and we are usually able to offer a fast, friendly and efficient service.

DS Colour Labs
DS Colour Labs is a third generation family business that has been established since 1954. What originally started as a wedding and portrait studio in Didsbury Village, flourished into a film processing and printing lab.  In 2005 the business was transformed when DS Colour Labs successfully entered the online printing market which lead to us securing additional premises to cope with the growth.

Now specialising in our online service using multiple Fujifilm Frontier mini labs the business has become a huge success. We promise fast turnaround times whilst producing the highest quality prints and products at affordable prices.

Our range of products is ever growing from prints to photobooks to acrylic panels. We are constantly researching future developments and extending our ideas to provide our customers with the latest products. We work closely with Fujifilm always looking for future opportunities which we can bring to market. 

DS Colour Labs has built a reputation for quality, reliability and speed of service.  The systems in the lab enable us to run our equipment efficiently … a customer can submit an order for printing in the afternoon to receive them the following morning.  

Not only are our team at DS Colour Labs knowledgeable and passionate about our products they are also committed to providing outstanding customer service which makes DS Colour Labs the perfect choice for our customers.

Our technical support and customer service team is always at hand to help for any query or problem.

Alnwick Markets
Weekly markets & Farmers' Markets

Every Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Thursdays: 9am - 4pm (Apr-Dec)

Farmers' & Crafts: 9am - 3pm

on the last Friday of every month (except December)

People from the town and its surrounding district have been coming to Alnwick Markets for hundreds of years to buy and sell and exchange news with traders and acquaintances.

On Market days you can buy local produce, find a bargain and enjoy the genial atmosphere in the Market Place. It is a way of life for many local people who come each week and for visitors it can be an enjoyable part of your day out in Alnwick.

Alnwick Markets are run by Local Living.

Tynemouth Markets

Venture into Tynemouth Station during the weekend and you’ll find yourself surrounded by bargain hunters, in one of the busiest markets in the North East.

Entrance to the station is free, and the markets run all weekend, every weekend.

To get an idea of the market setup on a typical weekend take a look at the East Concourse and West Concourse pages.


Sarah Gee Fine Art

Sarah Gee Fine Art (Sarah Glover) is a self taught fine artist based at her home in the village of Burnopfield, where she lives with her husband and beloved cocker spaniel Poppy. Sarah Gee Fine Art was set up in November 2014 when an opportunity to do so presented itself and has gone from strength to strength since!

Sarah specialises in wildlife pencil drawings, taking inspiration from the countryside around her home in the North East of England. Once an original is created it can then be transformed into a whole host of gift ware including fine art printsmugs & coasters, tote bags, cushions and greetings cards. The ranges will continue to grow and develop over time with an abundance of wild flora and fauna to take inspiration from.

Sarah Gee Fine Art is now a proud supporter of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust meaning sales will now help to protect and conserve wildlife in Kenya and help protect endangered species worldwide. The printed wildlife greetings cards are not only 100% recycled but also contributing to a Carbon Capture Scheme so the more purchased the more native woodland is planted in and around the UK.