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Blackett Street Family Fun Weekends: Grey's Monument


Newcastle’s Blackett Street is set to be transformed into a family-friendly area and fairground for six weekends over the summer as part of plans to boost city-centre businesses.

Throughout July and August, the usually busy bus route will be closed to motorists on weekends while the road is fitted with 1,000sq m of artificial grass from Old Eldon Square to Pilgrim Street for the duration of the weekends, this will be joined by an avenue of trees along the north side of Blackett Street as well as a host of fairground rides.

Bean bags, mini deck chairs, and an artificial grass sofa will also be brought out to make the street more accessible to both adults and children.

Come along and enjoy this bustling area of the city being transformed into a safe and welcoming space for young and old!

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7th July - 8th July 2018

14th July - 15th July 2018

11th August - 12th August 2018

18th August - 19th August 2018

1st September - 2nd September 2018

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Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey St...


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