LOVE THE WEEKEND

Stir up gin delights, enjoy a citrus kick, get crafty and see some stars...

AWAY FROM IT ALL

Make St Valery your home during your next seaside escape. The luxury, canine-friendly B&B in Alnmouth is the perfect hideaway when you’re done with sandy strolls and village brunch fun…

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TIME OUT

Today marks the start of Hexham Book Festival, with a line-up including the likes of Alistair Campbell, Jeremy Vine, Judy Murray and David Starkey. Bookworms and celeb fans can see their faves from tomorrow.

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Newcastle’s Live Theatre puts the dating game under the spotlight in My Romantic History, a must-see award-winning production from a writer of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat. Laugh-out-loud funny – worth a trip this weekend.

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WITH THE KIDS

Maker Faire UK kicks off at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre this weekend. A two-day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity, it’s the perfect, fun-packed place for crafty kids and DIY-ers of all ages. 

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Revel in exciting thrills at Durham Adventure Festival this weekend. Hit the heights for real, see BMX riders show off their skills, or watch dare-devil action on the big screen. Either way, expect loads of action-packed fun.

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FOODIE

Head to Orange Pip Market – the first of 2018 – for a taste of its official craft beer, plus all the usual street food-style nibbles. The new Blood Orange IPA has been created by McColl’s Brewery and will be on sale in many of the micropubs.

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Calling all gin fans! Malton’s very own Gin Festival will be serving up plenty of cheer from tomorrow, through to Saturday and Sunday. Taste your way around, choose your favourites, pick your tonic and raise a glass to the weekend. 

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