Spring sunshine and city happenings! There are big things happening in Newcastle city centre. Don't forget to join our friends at NE1 for their Bigg Market Bash this April.

After months of hard work and exciting developments, NE1 invites the people of Newcastle and beyond to come and enjoy the new public realm in the Bigg Market. This super spring event will be held in the city centre from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 13 April 2019.


Round up the whole family and pop along to see this multi-million pound redevelopment as it officially comes to life in the city. This space, which sits as a lively corridor between Central Station and Grey Street, has been lovingly transformed into a permanent four-level terrace area perfect for events and activities.

Team NE1 worked alongside Newcastle City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver this amazing new transformation – creating a superb new sociable space, it’s a great spot to meet, relax, unwind and enjoy a bit of spring sunshine in the city!

Marking the first weekend of the school Easter holidays, families are invited to explore the new space, with an action-packed programme of events and activities planned.

Local bands and artists will perform on the central stage, while fantastic food suppliers line the street – serving delicious treats from La Petite Creperie, Proven Goods Co. and Laneway & Co, to name but a few.

NE1'S BIGG MARKET BASHLittle ones will be entertained with craft activities and face painting, while cultura vultures can get to grips with the new space thanks to Iles Tours, who will be on hand to take visitors on heritage tours around the Bigg Market and surrounding areas.

What’s more? There will be bean bags to rest your legs, deck chairs to bask in the sun and giant caterpillar seats to keep the kids happy.

Planning for the weekend? Don’t forget to add NE1’s buzzing Bigg Market Bash to your do-this diary. Fun for the whole family this spring!

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