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7 things to do in the North East this weekend

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JOY OF PAINTING WITH BOB ROSS

When: Thursday 20th June, 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Where: Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle

Price: £20.21

This super popular event is back at Tyne Bank Brewery. Bring out your inner Bob Ross at this fun and friendly painting workshop for all abilities. Paint along to one of Bob Ross’s tutorials and watch your masterpiece develop before your eyes as you follow his lead. All supplies are provided, so you just need to turn up. There will be two intervals so you can fuel your creativity with delicious food, beer and other beverages from Tyne Bank Brewery. 18+ only.

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SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE YOGA

When: Friday 21st June, 4.00am – 4.30am

Where: Cullercoats Beach

Price: Free but donations to Cullercoats RNLI are welcome

Wake up bright and early to welcome in the summer solstice on Cullercoats beach. As the sun spreads its magic across the horizon, you’ll take part in a special beach yoga class suitable for all abilities. Dress appropriately for this changeable North East weather.

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THE HOPPINGS 2024

When: Friday 21st June, 1.30pm – Sunday 30th June, 9.00pm

Where: Newcastle Town Moor

Price: Entry is free, rides priced from £1.50 – £10.00

Europe’s largest funfair returns to Newcastle’s Town Moor for the 142nd year. Get excited for more than 400 rides and attractions, kids’ club shows and live music. There will also be plenty of food and drinks stalls, including all your funfair favourites and the slightly more gourmet Feast Street. If you really want to get the adrenaline pumping, try the only XXL white-knuckle ride in the UK, which whizzes you up to 47m high.

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SONIC ARTS WEEK 2024

When: Saturday 22nd June, 12noon – Saturday 29th June, midnight

Where: Various

Price: Free

Middlesbrough will become a hub of creativity and intrigue this summer with Sonic Arts Week 2024. The event immerses audiences in a world of sound, art and the extraordinary, with a jam-packed programme of free, accessible and (mostly) family-friendly entertainment across Middlesbrough. Encounter weird and wonderful installations, soundscapes, poetry and performances that will leave you asking questions and eager to explore more.

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HANNAH PERRY + PREVIEW

When: Saturday 22nd June, 10.00am – Tuesday 14th January 2025, 6.00pm

Where: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Price: Free

This exhibition presents Hannah Perry’s new body of work, which explores labour, motherhood and class. Working with various media, Hannah delves into mental and emotional health in the modern day. Her pieces reflect her own experiences growing up in a working-class family, capturing the force, violence, and trauma of transition. This psychologically charged installation will use materials associated with manual occupations in manufacturing and industry, from sheet metal and car lacquer to body wrap and hydraulics.

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NORTH SHIELDS VEGAN FAIR

When: Sunday 16th June, 10.00am – 12noon

Where: Linskill Centre, North Shields

Price: Entry by donation

Head to North Shields to see some of the best vegan suppliers and foodies in the North East. Wander around 35 vegan stalls offering delicious food, quirky clothes, accessories, cosmetics and more. You can also enjoy the summer weather in the garden, where hot food will be available. Entry is by donation, with proceeds going towards Farplace Animal Rescue Centre. Whether you’re 100% vegan, vegan-curious or just want a great day out, this festival is the place to be.

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THE HEATON FESTIVAL 2024

When: Saturday 22nd June, 12noon – 7.00pm

Where: Heaton Park, Newcastle

Price: Free

The Heaton Festival is back for another day of community fun for all ages. Relax in the setting of the beautiful park, listen to local bands, eat tasty food and grab yourself a drink. There will also be jumbo bouncy castles, craft workshops and more exciting activities for the whole family. The festival is a celebration of Heaton and its communities, with everyone welcome to come along and see what the neighbourhood has to offer.

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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 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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