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Cobalt Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Build your own lo-fi sampler from scratch, with built-in microphone, speaker, loop function and pitch change controls. Led by musician, maker and creative explorer Rob Blazey from Grey tapes and Kalimbo.


While away your afternoon learning a new skill in a sociable setting and get to take something home at the end of the day!


All parts, tools and guidance provided; no experience necessary. Recommended for ages 12-adult.

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Cobalt Studios

Boyd Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


We are a fully accessible venue, happy to offer carers tickets. We are a safe space deciated to  welcoming all and operating a zero tolerance policy for harrassment of any kind. 

What this all about then?  Its simple ……..we’ve  learnt that people love  opportunities to learn and make stuff, so creator and musician Rob Blazey has proposed three  instrument making workshops for our Autumn season.  

Do I need to bring anything? No, nothing at all we provide all the  compoents and materials.

Will I get to finish my project. Yes, you wil ltake a home a finished instument by the end of the afternoon   


Cobalt Studios

Cobalt consists of 14 artists studios, an arts venue, a top floor hot design space in development (grants pending!) and a backyard with loads of potential for a point in the future when the main building is finished. Cobalt Studios is a not for profit arts community interest organisation that we set up to nurture and support culture and community. We do this by providing the following services; • Access to affordable or free space for artists/organisations on low incomes to nurture and safeguard cultural endeavour • Access to audiences for affordable or free cultural activity • Providing education activities • Providing apprenticeship and training opportunities as well as the creation of voluntary posts and jobs