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.
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.