Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 9 - 10 February 2019
YAY FOR THE WEEKEND!
Time for another cracking NE1 weekender! Here are some of our top picks to help you make the most of your days off in Newcastle...
SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Have a go at making plant-based delights at Blackfriars’ special Vegan Cooking class, using fresh, local and seasonal veggies, plus legumes, pulses, nuts and more. Pick up cooking tips and enjoy a communal lunch!
Little ones are invited to Seven Stories to learn all about the circus. Through creative play, books and performances, they’ll discover all the fun that can be had when the circus comes to town.
Coffee & culture
Chat with fellow theatre-goers over tea and coffee at Theatre Royal’s Inside View Coffee Morning - and listen to an exclusive talk from a special theatre guest, who will be sharing their interesting stories and answering questions from the audience.
Make Union Rooms your lunch stop of choice this Saturday. Indulge in loaded nachos and halloumi fries, fish and chips or vegan curry, or snack on light bites, from salads and wraps to tasty small plates to share.
Catch Good Dog at Northern Stage. The story of growing up in a multi-cultural community and the everyday injustices that
drive people to take back control. It’s a raw show that’s bound to leave an impression.
Lose yourself at A Night at the Italian Opera at Sage Gateshead this weekend. Maestro Paul-Emmanuel Thomas and Sir Thomas Allen join a cast of rising operatic stars for an evening of glorious tunes, unchained passion and voices that’ll take your breath away.
Queen fans are invited to the O2 Academy for a night of thrilling music, celebrating the life and legacy of rock icon, Freddie Mercury, and his bandmates. Performed by tribute band, Flash, the night promises an electric atmosphere!
SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY
Kick-start your Sunday down by the river at Newcastle's Quayside Market. Shop and sample your way through tons of stalls, serving up a vibrant mix of quality goods and foodie treats.
On your bike
Hop on a MoBike and wheel about the city, exploring its historic streets and jaw-dropping views. A great way to keep active on a laid-back Sunday and discover some new favourite hang-outs!
Dig in to something warm and comforting at Quay Ingredient. Enjoy eggs and soldiers, traditional fry-ups, Craster kippers, freshly-baked pastries or scrambled eggs with truffle and jam on brioche. Go on - treat yourself!
Chinese New Year Parade!
Celebrate the Year of the Pig this February as the Chinese New Year festivities kick off in NE1. The vibrant parade will be bigger and better than ever before - complete with dragon dances that will dazzle from start to finish. Don’t miss this one! More info at: getintonewcastle.co.uk
Take the little ones to The Stand’s Kids Comedy Club this Sunday. Top comedians will be telling jokes without swears and there will be magic, improv and impression shows to enjoy, too! Best suited for 8 to 12-year-olds.
Right on roast
Treat yourselves to sensational Sunday lunch at Babucho. Start with king prawns or arancini, followed by slow-roast beef, pork, chicken or lamb with all the trimmings. Don’t skip dessert - we have our eyes on the banoffee pie!
Catch The Spectre Expedition: To the End of the Earth at Sage Gateshead this Sunday. Presented by Speakers from the Edge, listen in as the story of Leo Houlding’s daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth unfold.
Settle down for Sunday night sips at By The River Brew Co. Stop by its foodie market before 6pm and enjoy local street food names, then find a spot to mingle and take in the impressive river views.
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 Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!