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7 things to do this weekend

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SPRING CELEBRATION TASTING NIGHT

When: Friday 31st May, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: SIX Rooftop, Gateshead

Price: From £95.00

Indulge in the ultimate dining experience with this 9-course menu at SIX Rooftop. Food Director Greg Lambert has carefully curated this culinary journey, which features fresh and seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before being treated to incredible spring flavours, the perfect ambience and panoramic views across the Quayside.

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THE WITCHING HOUR

When: Friday 31st  May and Saturday 1st June, 7.30pm

Where: Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle

Price: From £28.50

James Williams’ critically acclaimed ghost play is sure to send chills down your spine… Erin and Sam soon realise that their trip to Torhill Wood will not pass without their fair share of witchcraft and murder – can they make it out alive or have they disturbed too much? This terrifying story features curses, rumours, torture, trials and plenty of screams. Feel immersed in the terror as you watch the main characters desperately attempt to scramble their way out of a horrifying situation.

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PRIDE IN SUNDERLAND 

When: Throughout June

Where: Sunderland City Centre

Price: Free

Sunderland Pride is the biggest yet, with a whole month of free music, exhibitions, films, family events and more. The jam-packed schedule includes a mini-Pride for children, family picnics, a photography exhibition, coffee mornings, talks, a Pride Film Festival and even an afterparty hosted by celebrity cleaning diva Kim Woodburn. The month will end with the Pride in the City concert, headlined by boy band East 17 and featuring other incredible acts and local queer artists. The festival aims to bring people together and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with fun, informative and inclusive experiences throughout June.

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BALTIC SHOP CREATES: TERRAZZO TRINKET TRAY 

When: Saturday 1st June, 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Where: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Price: £40.00

At this hands-on workshop, you’ll create your own colourful trinket tray in a fun terrazzo design. You’ll be guided through the whole process by expert Kay Carter, who runs a North East design studio focusing on sustainability. Meet some new people, enjoy complimentary refreshments and leave with your very own tray for holding jewellery, stationery and more.

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BIRDS, BEES, BIKES AND TREES LAUNCH DAY

When: Sunday 2nd June, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Where: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Price: Free

Celebrate the launch of Birds, Bees, Bikes & Trees at BALTIC – a three-year-long project in partnership with North East Young Dads & Lads and Newcastle University. The Front Room will be a hub of activity, with a range of creative and informative things to do. Some highlights include: Meet the bees and honey-tasting, build a beehive, meet a climate expert and kittiwake learning.

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DECORATE A COOKIE SURROUNDED BY NATURE

When: Sunday 2nd June, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Where: Washington Wetland Centre

Price: £2.50 per cookie

Looking for an activity that will engage the children? It doesn’t get better than cookies. Head to the Waterside Cafe at Washington Wetland Centre to get stuck into this fun session. The whole family will get to choose a cookie shape and decorate it with icing and sprinkles.

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LUNA NIGHT MARKET: A HORROR SPECIAL

When: Sunday 2nd June, 5.00pm – 9.00pm

Where: The Biscuit Factory

Price: £10 (over 18s only)

If you love all things creepy, the Luna Night Market is the perfect event for you. Head to The Biscuit Factory for a night of horror, with 40 alternative small businesses selling wonderfully weird and spooky wares. You can also look forward to a terror-inducing stage show, themed cocktails, sinful street food and a fancy dress competition. Get into your scariest costume (highly encouraged) and enjoy a night of horrifying fun.

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Want more inspo for things to book? Head to our High Life North events calendar for all of the events you’ll want to know about.

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Laura Kingston
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Laura is the Founder and Editor of High Life North. She had the idea to set up an exclusively digital women’s magazine after feeling there was a gap in the market in the North East. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and PR, Laura had a very clear…

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