Hack Your NE1 Bank Holiday Weekend | 25, 26 & 27 May 2019
IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
Make it a bank holiday weekend to remember with our trail through the Toon...
SATURDAY 25 MAY
Make Blake’s your morning coffee stop. The cosy, independent coffee house is a go-to if you love your freshly-roasted beans and brunchy plates. Fluffy American-style pancakes anyone?
Enjoy sunshine flavours at Blackfriars’ Spanish Tapas cookery class. A chance to make your own made-to-share bites, inspired by tapas eaten and enjoyed all over Spain and beyond, including croquetas, tortilla piso, gazpacho, paella and churros.
Don’t forget to bag tickets to This Is Tomorrow Festival this Saturday, where you’ll see top class performances from the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Editors, Glasvegas and more!
Prepare to get all shook up at The World Famous Elvis Show at Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Starring Chris Connor and his 12-piece band, it’s been dubbed one of the best Elvis tribute shows in the world and features all of The King of Rock’s best-loved hits.
Catch Fleetingwood Mac at O2 Academy. The exciting tribute act to the legendary 80s band, Fleetwood Mac, brings together five guitarists and vocalists and have toured all over the world. They’ll be performing a number of the group’s greatest hits.
SUNDAY 26 MAY
Make a mid-afternoon pit-stop at UpSide Down Presents' Coffee on the Side, where you can now enjoy premium bean-to-cup coffee to take away with you after you’ve shopped. Whether it’s an espresso, a cappuccino or a flat white, you'll love it.
Circle of life
Don your finest glittery outfits and make your way to Tyneside Cinema for a special Karaoke Party screening of Rocketman. From the director/producer behind the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, comes an epic musical fantasy, telling the incredible story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Includes an after-party in the Tyneside Bar-Cafe, complete with cocktails on arrival.
Join criminal profiler and true crime author, Paul Harrison, at Tyne Theatre & Opera House to hear some of the most controversial conversations he has had with some the world’s most terrifying serial killers. A truly eye-opening and entertaining talk, that covers 12 chilling stories and interviews.
Spandau Ballet legend and EastEnders star, Martin Kemp, touches down on Tyneside with an electric 80s DJ show at Wylam Brewery. After years spent conquering the music world with his bandmates and taking the soap circuit by storm, he’s now turning his talents to DJing and we can’t wait to check him out!
The Cult arrive at Sage Gateshead with an exclusive show, especially for North East fans. Considered as one of the most prominent heavy metal revivalist acts in the UK, the group are known and loved for their ever-evolving style in genres such as gothic rock, post-punk and grunge. Rock on!
Rock & roll
X Factor finalist and West End star, Gio Spano, arrives at O2 Academy with his band, deVience. Performing songs from his X Factor days, as well as a handful of originals, it promises to be an unforgettable rock and roll extravaganza.
MONDAY 27 MAY
Soak up the Bank Holiday vibes and enjoy feel-good food at STACK. Whether you’re stopping by to fill your bellies on the finest street food, shop ’til you drop, or mingle with mates over drinks, expect plenty of ecofriendly fun from a variety of the region’s top traders - in over 50 containers.
Head to The Stand Comedy Club to witness a battle of wits and the sibling rivalry between Viz creators, Chris and Simon Donald. Ready to unleash naughty jokes and crude one-liners a-plenty, prepare yourselves for a family get-together with a difference!
It’s Monday and it’s pie night at Redhouse! Make the most of the extra day off work and settle in for a hearty feast at this Quayside favourite. Enjoy an Amble Butcher’s pie with a pint or glass of house wine for just £9.95. We’re in!
Treat yourself to Sunday afternoon tipples at Lola Jeans. Gather the gang and kick-back in the chilled-out bar, enjoying all your favourite cocktails, or even a bottle of bubbly.