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Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 7 September - 8 September 2019

What a GNR weekend!

Say hello to September with our action-packed NE1 guide!



Art attack

Get creative with an inclusive art class at the Laing Art Gallery! Working with professional art educators, learn the art of abstract weaving, create your own plaster cast and master a mosaic. laingartgallery.org.uk


Junior run



Perfect for budding runners! Cheer on stars of the future at the SimplyHealth Junior and Mini Great North Run. Giving youngsters the chance to experience finish line glory, head down to the Quayside as this amazing kids event breezes past!



Drink, anyone?

Situated in the elegant confines of the Grade II listed Bewick House, gather the gang and settle in at the Town Wall. With an incredible drinks list containing excellent Espresso Martinis and crisp pints of Camden Hells, the Town Wall is the perfect spot to spend Saturday night!



Tapas tea



Book a delicious date at El Torero! A stalwart of NE1’s brimming food scene, why not tuck into signature meatballs, sample spicy mixed veggies and finish with a refreshing lemon cheesecake!



Groove masters

Get your groove on and celebrate 40 years of 2 Tone at O2 Academy! Featuring a headline performance from the showman himself, a night of great entertainment awaits as King Hammond and the Rude Boy Mafia round up the bill.




Great North Run



With over 50,000 participants expected to take part, find the perfect spot in Toon, grab a drink and watch the GNR race through the city streets!



Marvellous Lego

Built using 50,000 mini lego bricks, head down to Discovery Museum for an inspiring exhibition. Part of Great Exhibition of the North, see how many northern innovations you can spot in this incredible display!



Pop music experience



Feel the need to let your inner pop star out? Hosted by Loft Music Studios, work with top audio engineers and producers in a state- of-the-art recording studio to create your own unforgettable music experience!



Sunday best

Head to the Civic Centre for the official Wedding Venues Show. Featuring a wide variety of wedding services and venues, live entertainment and top street food! Free early bird tickets are available, sign up now!



Diva tributes



The Ladyboys are back in Toon and celebrating with The Greatest Showgirls Tour 2019! Head down to The Sabai Pavillion at Times Square to witness tributes to iconic divas including Beyoncé, Madonna and Rihanna.




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!