Dali would loveNewcastle. It's one of those places where you really can't be sure what you might encounter when you step outside the door. Newcastle has a rather charming bogan/cool clash thing going on. Cool won out last Friday night at Ryan Fitzgerald's exhibition. With wine dyed black, a man/lady sipping champagne coyly from a trapeze, an oracle, a roving man playing a harpsicord - I think - and lavishly dressed dancing girls, this was an opening like no other. Ideas for future Midweek Socials were spinning round my head as I watched the man with cornflakes stuck to his head - yes, really. Everyone was in amazing costume with a friendly vibe. And a great show too.