Love the weekend

May's arrival sees the region in bloom, so get outside and soak up the spring action


With sweeping views over St Ives Bay, Sands Studio is a stylish seaside retreat, perfect for couples seeking a relaxing summer getaway. Think sunny colours, retro decor and bespoke, five-star furnishings.

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Kick-start your weekend with a Champagne Gourmet Evening at Stadium of Light tomorrow (May 6). Guests will sample five variations of bubbly, all served with complementary dishes.

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LLTW 12We love a crafty fair here at Luxe. Arts Centre Washington’s Saturday spring fair is packed with local art, jewellery, gifts and yummy home baking. Have a wander and pick up some goodies – it’s free to enter!

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Morpeth’s Farmers’ Market celebrates all thing British on Saturday. Feast on local hot roast pork and Geordie bangers and listen to the Salvation Army Brass Band in celebration of VE Day.

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LLTW 3Head to the seaside this weekend for Tynemouth Food Festival. This year’s promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with over 50 stalls and a huge street food area featuring 20 of the region’s best gourmet vendors.

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Weardale Vintage Rally Weekend is a great one for families, promising loads of crafts, vintage exhibits, raffles and, of course, tons of old-school bikes, cars and buses. There’s a fun fair for the little ones, too.

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Take them to see renowned storyteller, Chris Bostock, for a journey of discovery and dreaming at Northern Stage on Saturday. Everything from great myths to fairytales and funny tales.

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