The Star and Shadow Cinema is a 100% volunteer-run space in Shieldfield, Newcastle. It is an open-to-join co-operative housed in our own building, dedicated to culture, events and activities coming from and/or organised by us: you, me, everyone. In the last twelve months, 227 people were inducted as new volunteers. We screen films, host live music & club nights. There’s a cafe, library, gallery & print-making room. Community groups hold workshops and meetings here. The building is fully accessible with adapted toilets, baby-changing facilities and a Changing Places bathroom.

The Star and Shadow is more than a venue. It’s a welcoming place that’s a real community. In a world that’s often hard, we believe becoming stronger together gives us hope for the future.

We aim to positively impact our communities through our activities and actions. This annual Social Impact Report provides a summary of how we have put that mission into practice over the past year. This report aims to capture the depth and breadth of our commitment to our people and communities.

This report takes into account the perspectives of our volunteers, friends and visitors as we share stories as a powerful way to track our efforts and outcomes; to amplify our successes and highlight future actions for the year ahead so we continue to grow stronger together.


Star and Shadow Social Impact Report