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Armed with marbles and megaphones, the International Ministry of Play descends on the Toon at the end of August with fun scientists testing just how playful the people of NE1 are! Alongside pop-up games and silly selfies, passers-by can show off their moves with impromptu dance routines and just be downright daft! After completing challenges and games, the Alphabetti Theatre has invited us all to continue the fun with ‘The Play Passport’. Containing information on secret games and activities dotted about NE1, players will follow instructions to take part in hidden hooplas and other garish games! 






Calling all fashion fanatics! John Lewis Eldon Square has launched a brand new, personal styling hub that will transform your wardrobe and give you that cutting-edge look. Adding a whole new meaning to ‘personal shopper’, The Style Studio is a personal shopping experience like no other! Placing womenswear at the heart of the experience, join six personal stylists as they advise, fit and shape the latest collections to suit you. Whether you're in need of that show-stopping party dress or that perfect pair of jeans, make sure you visit John Lewis this summer!






Newcastle Mela is back on the 25th and 26th August 2019 - bringing bundles of culture to NE1! This year’s line-up brings in people from far and wide, celebrating Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures. Dance to new music, experience fine art and enjoy some of the finest traditions from around the world. It’s a fab, free family event - make sure you’re a part of it! Plus, as a taster for the Newcastle Mela, check out ‘Mela in the City’ on Blackett Street on the 10th August, bringing bhangra, magic and Spice FM to the heart of NE1!






The beautiful Y.A.P Bridal, a multi-award winning boutique on St Mary's Place, has been lovingly passed over to Danni Hesketh. Together with a team of passionate expert bridal stylists, she’ll be continuing the studio’s legacy as one of the North East's best-loved and most successful bridal retailers. Y.A.P is a bridal haven filled with a sublime and carefully-chosen collection of wedding dresses from some of the globe’s most celebrated designers, including Savin London, Rosa Clara, Aire Barcelona, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram and Mori Lee. The bridal studio opened its doors in 2010, inspired by founder Jo Stott’s late parents, who signed off all their correspondence, from birthday cards to fridge post-its, with the acronym that stands for ‘You Are Precious’. Stop by their luxurious studio, swoon over their range of iconic gowns, sip some fizz and be ready for a totally unique and personal experience.






An all-new, exciting bar and restaurant concept is coming to the site of what was once Paradiso, just off Pilgrim Street! Mike Hesketh (the man behind Motoon and MishMash Events) has taken ownership of the three-storey premises and with its wonderful outdoor space, private function room, and plenty of fresh ideas, we can’t wait to see what he does with it! All we know so far is that there’ll be room for eating, drinking and dancing, alongside crisp cocktails and a brunch menu to blow your socks off. More news as we get it…





Marvel at inspiring athletes as the World Transplant Games head to the North East this summer! With a sporting programme that visits world-class venues around the Toon, visitors can enjoy track and field athletics, cheer on swimmers and kick every ball with football matches galore. With an exciting and immersive social programme scheduled for athletes, visitors and local communities, the World Transplant Games is a sporting event not to be missed this season!



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