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Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 27 - 28 April 2019


Follow our fun-filled NE1 trail for a wow weekend in the city...



Royal brunch

Make Cafe Royal your brekkie stop. The iconic venue, which is sporting a brand new look following a ravishing revamp, serves up fancy dishes like super greens eggs Benedict, maple-glazed French toast, buttermilk waffles and avocado, chilli and lime crostinis. Go on, treat yourself!



Book fun



To celebrate the 20th anniversary of family-favourite, The Gruffalo, Seven Stories is inviting families to a special party, filled with story time fun, songs and rhymes and crafty activities.



Stroll the stalls...

Shop and stroll at Newcastle’s famous Grainger Market. Pick up bargain-buys, stretching from fashion and jewellery to beauty bits and homeware, stop for lunch, or pick up tomorrow’s kitchen musts from the quality butchers, artisan bakers and greengrocers.




Tattoo treats!



Get yourselves along to the third annual Big North Tattoo Show at the Utilita Arena. The biggest of its kind in the North East, the family-friendly show will play host to over 200 of the best tattoo artists from around the world, alongside gaming arcades, food stalls, tattoo competitions and pop-up bars. 




Magic moves

Made in collaboration with women from the north, Crackle. Dust - Company of Others shines a light on women’s experiences of life-changing endings, through exquisite choreography, live sound and spoken word. A profoundly moving performance at Dance City that will put fire in your belly and change the way you think about loss and endings.



Cool buys!



Don’t miss Boiler Shop’s very first Retro Fayre! Think cosplay competitions, including best-dressed superhero for kids, a selection of traders, selling vintage clothing, video games, consoles, comics and collectables and a dedicated gaming room, full of free retro video games and arcades.



Power up peeps

If you love your power ballads, you won’t want to miss Ultimate Power at O2 Academy. Buckle in for a mighty musical evening celebrating the greatest power ballads of all time, from Phil Collins to Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and more.





Tea time



Get your tea fix as you sit and watch the world go by at Quilliam Brothers. Relax and sip on whatever cuppa takes your fancy, from fresh herbal infusions, to traditional English Breakfast Tea and Earl Grey. And if you’re feeling peckish, why not throw in a freshly-made stottie?!



Culture vultures

Head to Great North Museum and check out its variety of exciting exhibitions. Grab a ticket and explore the jaw-dropping planetarium, discover wildlife, learn more about Ancient Egypt and hear fossil stories from the dinosaur era.



Oh so sweet!



Treat yourself with sweet stuff this Sunday at Milligans Bakery. Indulge in hot-from-the-oven cookies, biscuits, cakes, patisserie-style bakes, traybakes and more. The perfect cheat-day treats in NE1!



A sumptuous Sunday

Make The Forth your Sunday lunch stop. Enjoy hearty traditional roasts, tasty snacks and sharers, including pork crackling sticks and deep-fried camembert, and comforting plates like sausage and mash!



Castle vows



Calling all brides and grooms-to-be! Don’t miss Newcastle Castle’s free Wedding Showcase, where you’ll be able to meet and chat with some of the most inspiring and creative local suppliers, explore the castle, sample cake, listen to tunes and more.



Comedy corkers

Catch comedian, Gearóid Farrelly at The Stand Comedy Club this Sunday, where he’ll be bringing his unique brand of chatty stand up comedy to the stage. Addressing everything from Trump and decluttering, to explaining why you shouldn’t toilet train a cat, he'll have you in stitches from start to finish. Hilarious stuff - book it now!



River treats



Make the most of the lovely light nights and hop over the Swing Bridge to By The River Brew Co. Grab a craft beer and watch from the Southbank as the sun sets over the Tyne. What a way to end the weekend!




Put up your feet at Revolution and enjoy an end-of-the-week tipple or two! Grab some pals and kick back with classic cocktails, alongside Americanstyle burgers, sharing pizzas, salads and sandwiches.




Keep an eye out for our Get Into Newcastle magazine online and out and about in town, where you'll find a fun-filled weekend trail every week! Don't forget to let us know what you get up to on TwitterInstagram and Facebook!