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5 things to do this weekend

From guided stargazing under Northumberland’s Dark Skies to 10K Quayside runs, cacao meditations and candlelight concerts – the social calendar is packed.

Written by High Life North
Published 17.01.2024
THE SALTY STAND-UP Salt Market Social North Shields

THE SALTY STAND-UP

When: Friday 19th January, 6.00pm

Where: Salt Market Social, North Shields

Price: £20.00

After Salt Market Social packed out the venue last time, we can expect another night of comedy and fun as Scrapper Reed brings four wonderful comedians to the stage: Raymond Mearns, Dave Johns, Kelly Edgar and Al Stevenson. Expect street food, craft beers, great tunes and mint craic…

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NORTHERN LIGHTS AND STARRY SKIES

NORTHERN LIGHTS AND STARRY SKIES

When: Friday 19th January, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Where: Cresswell Village Hall, Northumberland

Price: Adult – £20 | Child under-16 – £15 | Senior – £17.50

Wrap up warm for a stargazing session with astronomer and photographer Si Rowland. Spot the great winter constellations of Leo and Orion, planets Jupiter and Uranus as well as star clusters, galaxies and nebulae and if you’re lucky – a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.

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ELVIS BY CANDLELIGHT

When: Saturday 20th January, 7.30pm

Where: Newcastle Cathedral

Price: from £30.00

One of the UK’s leading Elvis tribute acts – JD King & The Creoles – will be joined by a live band for an evening of rock ‘n’ roll by candlelight. In the impressive setting of Newcastle Cathedral, they’ll be performing classics including Jail House Rock, Suspicious Minds, Devil in Disguise, The Wonder of You and more.

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Newcastle 10k

NEWCASTLE 10K

When: Saturday 20th January, 9.00am 

Where: Newcastle Quayside 

Price: £26.00

A brand new 10K race – perfect if you’ve always wanted to do the Great North Run but aren’t ready for the half-marathon. This road-closed course takes in all of the landmarks of the Quayside on a nice flat course that has PB potential written all over it.

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CACAO MEDITATION WITH DEBBIE Yoga Therapies

CACAO MEDITATION WITH DEBBIE 

When: Sunday 21st January, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Where: Yoga x Life Studio, Ouseburn

Price: £32.00

If you’re looking for a relaxing but purposeful Sunday afternoon activity, this is it. The waxing moon is a time to connect to energies of expansion and what we want to see grow in our lives. This ceremony led by Senior Shaman Debbie will involve ceremonial cacao, gentle movement and meditation. Our editor Laura will be there so say hi if you spot her!

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