Word On The Street
As part of the ongoing regeneration of the Bigg Market, Number 44-48 Cloth Market (better known as Pumphreys) has undergone a full restoration of the facade. During the works the project team discovered the remains of an existing decorative console to the shopfront, originally there would have been four of these, so, in keeping with the purposes of the project, the team were determined to see these features restored. Enter Iain Broadbent, master craftsman, who has carefully reproduced 3 new hand carved consoles from a combination of old photographs and 2d drawings. The consoles are now sitting proudly on the Cloth Market and provide a wonderful example of an almost forgotten art, so take a look next time you’re in the area!
NE1’s amazing foodie scene continues to go from strength to strength as another award rolls in for the Toon! Blackfriars has been voted the top restaurant in Newcastle for a Sunday roast, according to a national survey by Big Seven Travel. Located in a 13th-century friary, Blackfriars is renowned for its unique surroundings, ornate medieval Banquet Hall that has been meticulously restored and hosts fantastic weekly cooking classes. With a three-course meal available for as little as £21 this October, gather the gang and tuck into an award-winning roast and see what the fuss is all about!
WELCOMING ALL BAR ONE TO THE TOON!
All together now! There’s a brand-new bar that has just opened for business! Perfectly-positioned on NE1’s picturesque Grey Street, All Bar One has recently opened the doors and it looks amazing! Live your best life with delicious tapas and sharing dishes, much-needed afternoon cocktails and everything else in between. Make sure you pay them a visit this October!
BIG SLEEPOUT NEWCASTLE
Hunker down for the night at Exhibition Park! Join over 50,000 people around the world as they sleep out under the stars to help raise money for those experiencing homelessness and displacement. With A-list musicians, actors and notable figures appearing at events throughout the world, what better way to help those in need than with a massive sleep out in one of NE1’s most beautiful parks! Scheduled for 7th December, keep your eyes peeled for further updates!
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill has been shortlisted as one of the Top 10 Steak Restaurants in the UK. Having analysed thousands of reviews from the past 12 months to calculate which restaurants had consistently scored the highest, Bookatable confirmed that Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is one of the 10 best in the country! Situated on Fenkle Street and part of Hotel Indigo, make sure you visit this October and enjoy their sumptuous signature steaks!
SAVE A LIFE
How quickly you can find the nearest defibrillator can be a matter of life and death - every second counts! Fortunately, the folks at Life Saving Training have been rolling out accessible defibrillators all over NE1, including intu Eldon Square, Central Station and various Metro stations. They’re designed to be used by pretty much anyone and if the worst happens, don’t be afraid to use them! Most are automated and talk you through what you need to do, so you can get started before the emergency services arrive.