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Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 9 - 10 February 2019


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...



Go vegan



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!



Circus tricks

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.




Lunch stop

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.



Theatre thrills



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.




Inspiring voices

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.



Mercury music



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!





Quayside stroll

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! 



Brekkie bites

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


Kids comedy

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!




Sage stories

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. 



River tipples



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 TwitterInstagram and Facebook!