AWAY FROM IT ALL
We travel to south-west Ireland for some five-star fun…
Get into the latin spirt at this year’s SummerTyne Americana Festival. A sizzling celebration of all genres of Americana music, the feel-good event brings together legendary artists and a bunch of rising stars for a weekend-long party in and around Sage Gateshead and the banks of the Tyne.
Get caught up in ABBA mania at Tyneside Cinema this weekend. Film fans and music-lovers will be treated to special screenings of the marvellous musical sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, topped off with karaoke, fizz or Afternoon Tea.
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WITH THE KIDS
Walking with Dinosaurs arrives at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena this weekend. Starring TV presenter, Michaela Strachan, the jaw-dropping $20 million production brings to life some of the world’s biggest and baddest dinos for live, life-size action. Nab your seats and watch them roar!
Whitley Bay’s iconic Spanish City is re-opening – and the whole family is invited for a behind-the-scenes look at its makeover this weekend. Enjoy a sneaky peek of the newly-restored venue between 12.30-5.30pm on Saturday, or 9am-4pm on Sunday, before it opens its doors for real on Monday.
Low Fell Food Market is hitting the road for a one-off weekender in Gateshead’s sunny Saltwell Park. A chance to snack on world street food from some of the region’s best-loved producers, sip on ice cold delights from the bikeshed bar and kick-back to summery tunes, courtesy of local buskers.
Head for cool Middlesbrough foodie spot, Grace & Maman, on Saturday night for an evening of Moroccan-inspired grub. Bring a bottle and a couple of chums and enjoy a three-course meal, showcasing authentic, homemade dishes, packed with summery, Middle Eastern flavour.
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