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Hack Your NE1 Bank Holiday Weekend | 4, 5 & 6 May 2019


Make it a May bank holiday to remember with our trail through the Toon!



Work of art

Culture vultures are invited to the Hatton Gallery this Saturday for an inspiring session with a local Historical & Mythical Imagery Group, as they recreate two paintings featured in The Development of the Hatton Collection.



Fill your bags



Go to Newcastle’s iconic Grainger Market and stock up on spring goodies for the bank holiday weekend! Stroll through stalls of canny Geordie traders and grab yourself a bargain!



Theatre thriller

If Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel gripped you from start to finish, you won’t want to miss this nail-biting performance in NE1! Settle in for an afternoon at the theatre as The Girl on the Train comes to the stage. A gripping guessing-game, telling the tale of Rachel Watson, who longs for a different life.



Magic moves



Prepare to be blown away by Silent Lines – a Russell Maliphant Company show, taking to the Dance City stage this Saturday. Expect precise physical movement, paired with animated video projection and dazzling lighting.



Prince party

There’s a Prince party going down at Boiler Shop, and we wouldn’t want you to miss it! Late Nite Tuff Guy takes to the Toon with a full audio visual experience, with support by Pablo Contraband.





Happy Sundays



Join The Saxologists at Seven Stories for a selection of feel-good tunes! You’ll be bopping away with the family in no time - to hits such as Happy by Pharrell Williams and I Feel Good by James Brown.



Film feast

Make Sunday special with sweet treats and a movie at Tyneside Cinema! Afternoon Tea at the Movies welcomes film-lovers in for an Oscar-winning feast, served alongside a classic film on the big screen. What’s not to love?



Reggae roots



Calling all music-lovers... this is going to be a banger of a bank holiday weekend! Britain’s world-famous reggae band, UB40, are taking to the Toon, swinging by the City Hall for one night only. Join the party and celebrate their 40th anniversary in style!



Folk feels

Don’t miss out on the chance to see Amy Thatcher as she performs live at Sage Gateshead this Sunday evening! The local star is one of the UK’s leading folk accordionists and shares her music with a North East audience this May.



'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!' 



Flares at the ready, folks! Join 12 top session musicians at Wylam Brewery for a bank holiday special, celebrating the greatest hits of Abba! Rogue Symphony will deliver hit after hit, and you won’t be able to keep your feet still!




Party party party!

Grown-ups looking for a bit of bank holiday fun should hop aboard the Motown Monday cruise! This River Escapes special will take party-goers on a feel-good, three-hour trip on the Tyne, complete with spectacular live soul music.



Time travellers



Take your tots to Newcastle Castle this Monday for a Tiny Time Travellers event, where they’ll practice mark making with a graffiti wall. Explore the Castle’s history, enjoy the cosy reading corner and get crafty at the colouring station!



Sunshine sips

If you’d prefer to indulge in on-land tipples, make your way to Pitcher and Piano - where you can still enjoy glorious views of the Tyne and our city’s iconic bridges. Round up your pals, pick up and cocktail and soak up the cool Quayside vibe!



Comedy corker



You’re invited to see the bank holiday weekend out in side-splitting style thanks to our friends at The Stand Comedy Club. Settle in for a satirical comedy panel show, covering everything from Trump and Brexit, to Kanye West and Geordie Shore.



Great escape

Fancy a challenge this Monday? Gather the gang together and make your way to Exit Newcastle - where you’ll be able to go up against your chums to escape the room within the hour. Follow clues and find the EXIT! 




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