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Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 5 - 6 January 2019


If your New Year's resolution was to get out and do more... we've got you covered in NE1 this weekend!



Textiles for tots



Take little ones to Seven Stories’ fun drop-in Story Sewing session. With the help of a local textile artist, they’ll create colourful pictures based on David McKee's first book, Two Can, Toucan, using thread, fabric and bright fabric paint.



Coffee & culture

Get your Saturday off to a relaxing start at Theatre Royal’s Inside View Coffee Morning. Chat with fellow theatre-goers over tea and coffee and listen to an exclusive talk from a special guest, who will be sharing their interesting stories and answering questions from the audience.



Bread-making fun



Have a go at making your own bread at Blackfriars’ tasty Bread Making For Beginners workshop. After learning the basics from a master baker, you’ll make up to four different hand-kneaded loaves to take home, and enjoy a three-course lunch with wine.



Lunch spot

Get your tea and sandwich fix as you sit and watch the world go by at Quilliam Brothers. Relax and dig in to hot, freshly-made stotties, filled with pulled pork or honey mustard ham, rarebit on toast or big BLTs!




Ring master



Defiant Wrestling's LOADED is back! Head to O2 Academy to see all of your favourite wrestlers from the original LOADED series, as well as many new faces stepping into the ring for the very first time.



Top tunes

See guitar star, Tom C. Walker, take to the stage at The Cluny. A class act, known and loved for his impressive finger work and smooth vocals, seeing him live is an experience not to be missed!



G&T time!



Cheers to the weekend at Pleased To Meet You. Sip on the finest gin-infused cocktails, or pick your favourite gin and pair it with whatever tonic and however many garnishes your heart desires!





Brunch it up

Make the Alchemist your Sunday brekkie stop. Treat yourself to American-style waffles with bacon, maple syrup and butter, indulge in full English fry-ups or surrender to dippy eggs and soldiers.



Street food fun



Swap your Sunday roast for sensational street food at By The River Brew Co. Its 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!



Museum mooch

Stop by Laing Art Gallery to see Northern Spirit - a major permanent exhibition celebrating the achievements of artists, manufacturers and makers from the North East.




Slide & glide



Wrap up warm and get your skates on at Centre For Life’s outdoor ice rink - the perfect place for a spot of wintry fun with friends and family! 



Sunday scran

Visit the new-look Union Rooms this weekend for a Sunday lunch worth shouting about! Go to this stylish spot on Westgate Road for Hadrian’s Heritage beef, slow-roasted pork shoulder or confit leg of lamb. Can’t decide on your meat? Try the trio of meats for a mouthwatering feast!



Pan-Asian perfection!



Go on a culinary journey and immerse yourself in delicious Pan-Asian flavours at one of the city's newest restaurants, Umai Mi. This oriental kitchen is the place to be for both Far Eastern inspiration and Western tastes.



Comedy crackers

Watch as funnyman Tony Jameson takes to the stage at The Stand, tackling everyday subjects like Brexit, body-shaming, the impending apocalypse, social mobility and ITV. Get the giggles!



Cocktail o'clock



End the week in style at YOLO Townhouse. Grab some pals and share a bottle of wine or try a few of the bar’s best-loved cocktails, including Rhubarb on the Rocks, LA Colada and Espresso Martini. 





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