Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 12-13 August
The end of the working week here in Newcastle means one thing: another jam-packed culture trail for you to follow.
We've cherrypicked the best events and deals throughout the weekend to keep you entertained and living it up in the city. From shopping to sipping and dining to dancing, it's set to be a fabulous one.
A therapeutic session to start your weekend in the calmest way possible. Join the Saturday Knit Group this week for a morning of knitting, crochet and a good chat. Crafters of all abilities are welcome – so you don’t have to be a pro knitter to pop along!
Youngsters! Don your finest superhero attire and hunt for heroes and villains in the all new Comics exhibition at Seven Stories. With creative activities, story times and dress up activities, it’s the ultimate school holiday day out. Grab your cape and join in the fun!
If you haven’t already, take a family trip to the Discovery Museum to see All the Fun of the Fair. A 135 year celebration of Newcastle’s much-loved Hoppings fair, first held on The Town Moor in 1882. Play with vintage amusements and find your fortune.
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Make your way down Northumberland Street and stop by intu Eldon Square for a bit of Saturday afternoon retrial therapy. The shops inside are open until 7pm – so there’s plenty of time for some serious shopping.
If devouring a cake and a cuppa is your activity of choice, but you still want to feel that Saturday party vibe, then look no further than Colonel Porter’s Emporium. You can enjoy a curious range of vintage cocktails, teas, and mighty-fine Champagne in an afternoon of pure indulgence.
The city is a food-lovers paradise this weekend. Whether it’s date night, an evening with friends or a family get-together, book up at your favourite foodie hangout for a brilliant Restaurant Week deal. See all participating restaurants online at: getintonewcastle.co.uk
Punching up the summer party scene, head to Riverside this Saturday for a cocktail of delights: The Summer Punch Ball. Expect sun, fun, booze food and a dazzling day-long line-up of the best bands in the North-East right now.
Get your Sunday off to the best possible start at Tyneside Cinema. The Sunday Brunch club offers free chilled-out screenings, fab food, refreshments and newspapers for flicking. August is DreamWorks season – be there or be square!
The popular pet show, Paws with Pride returns to Leazes Park this Sunday. Bring your furry friends along to this fun-filled event that helps to celebrate the LGBTQ community in a fun-filled day. Expect fitness groups, sports day-style games and stalls to browse.
Soak up the summer vibe at The Biscuit Factory this Sunday at The Summer Exhibition where you’ll find cool contemporary art and design work from more than 200 artists. Pop along and be inspired…
If you fancy a change from the Sunday lunch routine, why not book in for a Sushi Masterclass at Aveika where you’ll see what goes on behind the kitchen pass and discover the ancient art of Japanese Sushi making. An exciting, interactive session where you’ll learn, taste and create.
TIPPLE-TASTIC MASTERCLASS AT REVS
Get creative with your tipples at Revolution by booking up a Cocktail Masterclass with friends. For £20 pp Sunday – Friday you’ll learn everything you need to know about your favourite colourful beverages as you pick at hot nibbles.
Party into Sunday night in serious style at Tup Tup Palace. Offering three rooms of music and marvels – it’s the place to be to see the weekend off! Cheers to 2-4-1 cocktails before midnight.
Keep an eye out for our Get Into Newcastle magazine where you'll find a fun-filled weekend trail every week!