Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 17 - 18 November 2018
YAY FOR THE WEEKEND!
Time for another NE1 weekender packed with all the best bits our city has to offer...
SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Art and history-lovers are invited to the Laing Art Gallery to see a new exhibition about the beauty of watercolours, used by war artists during the Second World War. Great for all the budding painters out there!
Christmas is within our grasp, so why not start your seasonal shopping early? Head to intu Eldon Square to find gorgeous gifts for the whole family under one roof. Buy now for a stress-free December!
Settle in at Blackfriars for a masterclass in game butchery. Experts will take you through the basics and teach you how to make the most of your seasonal meats, including pheasant, partridge and grouse.
Fans of the 80s rejoice - Boy George and Culture Club are back! See the flamboyant, pop-tastic group live on stage at the Metro Radio Arena, where they’ll be performing all of their top hits, including 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me', 'Karma Chameleon' and more.
Fans of The Jam can’t miss the From The Jam: All Mod Cons 40th Anniversary Tour at the O2 Academy. Musicians, including The Jam’s former bassist, Bruce Foxton, will be performing the band’s legendary album, All Mod Cons, live and in full. Get yourselves along and rock out!
The Smog descended on Teesside two weeks ago and since it arrived, strange, supernatural things have been happening - including spooky sights in the clouds. Where did it come from? When will it go? And who will survive to tell the tale? Find out at Northern Stage!
See The Macc Lads show off their stuff at Riverside. The English rock band, known for their crude tunes and controversial lyrics, always put on a memorable show, so buckle up, grab a drink and enjoy!
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER
Budding historians are invited to Seven Stories, where Dr Lucy Pearson from Newcastle University’s Children’s Literature Unit, will be exploring David Almond’s stories about the people of Newcastle after the city’s mines and shipyards closed.
Swap your Sunday roast for sensational street food at By The River Brew Co. Its hugely-popular foodie market is packed full of local street food names, serving up everything from New York-style pizza slices, to curry, vegan bites, burgers and tacos. Yum!
Head to the Live Theatre for an evening of short plays from new voices. 10 Minutes to... Light It Up promises an action-packed show, filled with 10-minute plays based on the theme of Light it Up. See some of them this Sunday.
Get the giggles
After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, comedy-rap-jazz duo, Harry Baker and Chris Read, arrive in Newcastle with their Save The World show. Expect a night of hilarious tunes about pandas, Robot Wars and more. What’s not to love?
Make your way to Sage Gateshead to see Blazin’ Fiddles - one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. This year, the band celebrates their 20th year in the business, as well as the success of their ninth album. Expect an exciting, upbeat show that’ll keep you on your feet all night!
Make The Broad Chare your Sunday pick for end-of-the-week comfort food. Relax in one of Newcastle’s best-loved pubs and enjoy hearty plates of goodness, including bubble ’n’ squeak, pork belly with apple, rib eye steak and steamed syrup sponge with custard!
End your week with a musical feast at The Cluny, where Glasgow-based duo, Free Love (formerly known as Happy Meals), will be treating audiences to a selection of their funkiest electro-dance tunes.
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