Watch the live story of Newcastle unfold with an installation that turns city smart data into a constantly changing poem outside the Theatre Royal.

What stories can be uncovered from a city using the data generated by its visitors, residents and workers?

every thing every time takes information from our interactions to tell a new story about the people and places of Newcastle.

Watch how the real-time data measuring fluctuations including weather, traffic and travel is used to generate a poem that’s written in real time and displayed on a large scale outside the Theatre Royal.

Can we see the urban landscape differently through the technologies that quantify it – the work by artist Naho Matsuda questions the role of data in our lives as well as its use and value.

EVERY THING EVERY TIME – Stories from the city.

A podcast by Naho Matsuda, the artist of EVERY THING EVERY TIME, narrated by Newcastle-based artist Peter J. Evans.

Come on a tour of Newcastle, told through the fascinating stories of the people who live and work there. Meet a local designer, an acclaimed musician and a mathematical cosmologist… to name just a few! In this podcast, Naho and Peter speak with eight very different specialists about their work and their thoughts on the city as a place of innovation, creativity and community.

EVERY THING EVERY TIME is exhibited on Grey Street in front of the Theatre Royal as part of the Arts Route. In Naho’s work, Newcastle reveals itself through open data from the city, transformed into poetic narratives on a large-scale, split-flap display.


Lead Artist: Naho Matsuda
Narrator: Peter J Evans
Editor & Producer: Vicky Clarke
Location recording & post-production: Danny Saul
Music: Peter J Evans (Selected tracks from the Broken telephone project commissioned by BALTIC as part of the solo exhibition Across islands, divides)

With special thanks to our interviewees, without whom this wouldn’t have been possible: Alexander Iles, Dr Tom Schofield, Culture Lab, Ilana Mitchell, Philip James and Urban Observatory, Dan Rose and RASKL, Sarah Younas of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Richard Dawson, Horace Regnart, Ouseburn Trust, Lit & Phil, and Star and Shadow Cinema.

In situ from 13 July.

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Venue: Theatre Royal Newcastle (exterior)

Theatre Royal Newcastle (exterior)

Accessibility Information

  • 4 Blue Badge parking spaces available.
  • 9 wheelchair spaces within the theatre.
  • Lift access to all levels of the theatre.
  • Accessible toilet on each level.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

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