Percy Hedley, Print & Media Suite

Centre Address

Unit 17 Evans Business Centre,Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate,North Shields. NE29 7SN

Karten Centre Manager

Mary Gallen

Contact Details


0191 2588907


Host Organisation

The Percy Hedley Foundation

Host Organisation Address

Hampeth Lodge,Station Rd, Forest Hall. Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE12 8YY

Karten Centre Website

Centre Established

January 2006

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

We offer large format printing, garment, mug & gift printing. Handmade cards, gifts, business stationery and design work. We create short films, animation, podcasts and all other kinds of commissioned film, music and media enterprises.


We support people with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities ranging in age from 18 - 80.


We provide care and support to people with a wide range of physical and/ or learning disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Ataxia and Epilepsy. We support people with sensory and cognitive impairment and people with acquired brain injury.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • Laptops and pcs
  • Cameras and recording equipment
  • Portable Tascam
  • Green screen technology
  • Projector and screen
  • Large format printer
  • T shirt press
  • Printers
  • Mug press

Assistive Technology

  • iPads
  • Kaos music software
  • Soundbeam equipment and technology
  • Voice assisted software
  • Garageband, launchpad, thumbjam & mixmuse apps
  • Sonar,Reason, Ableton, Musicmaker, Ejay, Acid
  • Adobe editing software
  • Linear and Non Linear editing equipment
  • VOCA hardware and software

Karten Centre Staff

11 staff

Karten Centre Hours

Monday - Friday 9-4

Services offered to the Network

  • Large format printing
  • Web design
  • Short film recording, production and editing
  • Music production and recording
  • Radio production and Podcasting


Chase Park Festival - live events,recording and performance
Generator - artist development project, training workshops eg digital marketing.