LOVE THE WEEKEND

This weekend, it’s all about mighty markets, cultural crawls, sporty thrills and, of course, plenty of Royal Wedding celebrations. Chin chin!
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AWAY FROM IT ALL

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TIME OUT

Cocktails

Enjoy a knees-up at South Causey Inn’s Royal Wedding-inspired Gin & Jazz Festival on Saturday. Browse gin stalls, sip themed cocktails, dig in to a banquet lunch, watch Harry and Meghan say ‘I do’ and enjoy live swinging tunes from 19-piece jazz group, Little Lampton band.

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Don’t miss The Late Shows – a free late-night culture crawl in Newcastle and Gateshead – tomorrow night and Saturday night. A number of museums, galleries, studios and landmark buildings will be offering one-off events, hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties – get involved.

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WITH THE KIDS

This year’s Raby Castle Races kicks off on Sunday, promising kids and teens a chance to get involved in a programme of fun runs, including a 1.2km jog for under-8s, a 3km race for under-11s, a 5km run for those 11 and over and a 10km challenge for those 16 and over.

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Three Goats

Little ones and grown-ups are invited to hear the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and other furry tails at ARC Stockton Arts Centre on Saturday. An afternoon, filled with fairytales, funny puppets and songs, not to be missed.

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FOODIE

Stop by Wynyard Hall’s mighty Farmers’ Market on Sunday to pick up everything you need for supper and Sunday brunch. Think freshly-baked bread and French pastries, show-stopping cakes, local meats, cheeses and more.

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Food

Enjoy a spot of Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea at Rockliffe Hall. Watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot on the big screen, while tucking in to fancy finger food and dainty sweet treats. You’ll also be given a glass of fizz to toast to the happy couple.

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