Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 11 - 12 August 2018
YAY FOR THE WEEKEND!
Time for another fun-fuelled NE1 weekender. We're guiding you through the best bits this summer...
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
Kickstart the weekend with cultured coffee at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. With a special guest from Jersey Boys, Inside View is the place to be to find out what goes on behind the scenes when the big red curtain goes down! Enjoy tea or coffee and talk to other theatre-goers in a relaxed environment.
Head to Blackfriars Cookery School this Saturday to learn everything you need to know about the art of Geordie cooking! As part of the Great Exhibition of the North Inspired By programme, pupils will create some canny dishes including pan haggerty, pease pudding and singin’ hinnies!
Continue your culture trail this Saturday with a visit to BALTIC, where Liverpool Biennial present We Are Where We Are. With works in, underneath and between treated walls, this exhibition highlights a point, a period, or a step in a process, uniquely created by 11 artists from the North of England.
Earth's mightiest superheroes are taking to our Old Eldon Square screen this Saturday in an adventure sci-fi double bill. Based on the Marvel comics, Avengers Assemble (12pm) and Avvengers: Age of Ultron (3pm) are a must-see this summer at NE1's Screen on the Green.
Get your perfect Restaurant Week pizza fix at Prima this Saturday! Go here for gorgeous cheesy doughs topped with all kinds of delicious ingredients that will have your mouth watering as soon as you cast your eyes on the menu!
Grease Is The Word
We celebrated the 40th anniversary of Grease earlier this year - and we just can’t get enough of Danny and Sandy’s 1950s love story! So much so, that our friends at Tyneside Cinema are hosting another sing-a-long screening this Saturday! Doowop da doobee doo!
San Diego rock group, The Schizophonics are taking to the Toon this Saturday in a must-see gig at Cluny 2. They’re explosive, they’re full of energy and they’re guaranteed to get you moving as the weekend sets in!
SUNDAY 12 AUGUST
Make Restaurant Week plans this Sunday before it's too late! Round up your mates and find foodie heaven at John Lewis Newcastle - one of the delicious newbies on the block. Cancel all your mid-morning plans and make your way to Filmore & Union for brunchy bites from bagels and wraps, to juices to cocktails. Yum!
Industry & Invention
See how our city’s industry and innovation has flourished from the 19th century at this inspiring City Tour’s walk from Grey’s Monument to Exchange Buildings, Newcastle Quayside. Find out where Stephenson built locomotives and where Swan first demonstrated his electric light bulb!
You don't have to leave the little ones at home when it comes to comedy in the Toon! Pop down to The Stand this Sunday and have a laugh with impressions, improv, magic tricks and more. Guaranteed giggles!
Summer street fun
NE1’s Blackett Street family-fun area returns for another super summery weekend of entertainment! Chill out on a comfy beanbag, have a go on fairground rides and watch the world go by as Blackett Street transforms into a pedestrianised paradise yet again!
Catch a flick!
Pop out the popcorn, put your feet up and catch a flick at Old Eldon Square for a Pacific Rim screening at 12pm, starring Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam. A screening of Darkest Hour will follow at 3pm. Watch as the fate of Western Europe hangs on Prime Minister, Winston Churchill in this must-see movie.
Feast in style this Sunday at Fat Hippo Underground. Go here for big juicy burgers, vegan favourites and scrumptious sides, all washed down with shakes, wines and top beers! The Tropic Thunder is a must-try - packing in a double 4oz patty, cheese, jerk bacon, candied pineapple, Hellacious Hippo hot sauce and purple ‘slaw.
Electric soul & funk
It’s time to see Sunday out with soul and funk at Colonel Porter’s! It’s the perfect way to wind down from a busy weekend with electric beats and soulful tunes. Cheers to another great weekend in NE1!
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