Snapping up a Dome shot

Keen photographers are being offered the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at a famous seafront building.

Whitley Bay’s Spanish City Dome will open its doors on Saturday, November 8, for photographers to capture how it looks – inside and out.

The event is part of an ongoing project to tell the story of the Dome’s ongoing development in pictures, and more photography open days will be planned as the project evolves.

Photographers of all levels – from amateur snappers to professionals – are welcome at the event, and North Tyneside Council will be asking visitors to share their best pictures afterwards.

The council is also keen for the community to share any photographs they may already have from the Dome’s past, which can be displayed on the day.

The Dome will be open from 10am to noon, then from 1pm until 3pm.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “The Spanish City Dome is a significant place for so many, which is why we want to offer this chance for our local community to get involved with this project and play their own unique part in its evolution.

“North Tyneside Council is working with its partners to make this iconic building great once again, and we hope residents and visitors will come along to this special event to take pictures and make their own contribution to this historic work.”

Members of the public who cannot attend the event are invited to share any pictures they may have, by emailing