Monday Digest: What's On In NE1 This Week?
Whether you're looking for family fun, theatre thrills, music moments, foodie highlights or cultural stuff, we've got you covered with some of this week's best bits in NE1!
MONDAY 27 JANUARY - SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2020
ASK ME ANYTHING
30 JANUARY - 8 FEBRUARY
Created by expert theatre-makers, The Paper Birds, travel inside the mind of a teenager and explore what young people really think, want and worry about! The Paper Birds reached out to young people and asked them to write in with whatever was on their minds - and Ask Me Anything is the reply. Set inside a typical teenage bedroom, it's an absolute must-see, so book your tickets now. Just make sure you knock before entering though!
FOOD & DRINK >>
GREGGS' VEGAN STEAK BAKE
Big news klaxon! Launched at the start of the year, we beat the queue and got our hands on one of Greggs' vegan steak bakes! This season's most anticipated baked delight has (finally) arrived in Greggs stores around the Toon - and it's going down a treat! It’s no secret that the store's vegan sausage roll has caused quite a stir around the UK, and now Newcastle’s very own bakers have released a delectable new concoction - the vegan steak bake! Designed to mirror the original steak bake’s classic flavours, it's made with up to 96 layers of light and crisp puff pastry, filled with slow-cooked onions in a rich, plant-based gravy. Delish! With 10 Greggs stores dotted across the width and breadth of NE1, there's no excuse to miss out! Make sure you pop out on your lunch break and give this little slice of heaven a try! You'll be amazed that it's vegan-friendly!
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ON THE MOVE
GREAT NORTH MUSUEM
At the Great North Hancock Museum, early walkers and toddlers who are getting used to their own feet and moving around can enjoy exploring new horizons. Each week, little ones will visit a gallery with Albany the Great North Mouse, where they will learn songs and make new friends. They'll also use toddler trucks for support and enjoyment at their own pace! This 45-minute session is free, but advance booking is essential to secure your place.
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
Prepare yourself for an evening of high-quality music as indie stalwarts, Bombay Bicycle Club, whistle into the Toon on their exclusive UK tour. It’s been a mammoth rise for the Brixton natives; since releasing their debut album 10 years ago, the band struggled to book performances in the smallest of bars. But fast-forward to 2020 and they're now are a famed band that have featured at Reading and Leeds fest, as well as regularly touring up and down the country playing in the UK's biggest venues. Arriving in NE1 to celebrate the release of their new studio single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ and perform a range of classics from their back catalogue, make sure you book your tickets now and enjoy an unforgettable night of indie bangers!
TESSA BUNNEY - OTHERWISE UNSEEN
11 JANUARY - 5 APRIL
Be dazzled by an incredible photography exhibition at Side Gallery! Award-winning photographer, Tessa Bunney, is kicking 2020 off with a bang by displaying her stunning ‘Otherwise Unseen’ exhibit right here in the Toon. This amazing display brings together four series of work that explores various rural communities in Europe and South East Asia. From hill farmers in North Yorkshire to Icelandic puffin hunters, Tessa’s new stuff is definitely worth seeing!
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