It’s a date: August-September

10RecordBreakerRecord breaker
Chef Gareth Kyle is hoping to add the title of record breaker to his list of achievements as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chef demonstration as part of the EAT! foodie fest in support of The People’s Kitchen.
At 6am on Friday August 15, Gareth will begin a 40-hour challenge that will see him cooking and commentating throughout EAT! NewcastleGateshead’s Food Heroes Festival weekend.
Follow Gareth at and on Twitter #gogareth
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Newcastle’s first international craft beer festival hits the Toon in October, featuring some 200 brews from more than 50 craft breweries from the region and around the world.
The festival, at Newcastle’s Boiler Shop, will feature meet the brewer sessions, an artisan cider cellar, gin bar, street food market, and DJs.
Craft Beer Calling, Oct 24-26 Boiler Shop, Newcastle, NE1 3PD,
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10TimeForTeaTime for tea
A vintage Tea Party featuring acoustic music from The Caffreys pops up at the Rising Sun Country Park Centre in Benton, Newcastle, in October, showcasing more than 800 pieces of gorgeous vintage china and glassware and afternoon tea served on tables decorated with vintage candelabra and flowers. There’ll also be a raffle in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.
Tickets £15 from Julie Clay at The Vintage Tea Party,
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Wallsend Hall, which overlooks the green in Wallsend village, is hosting a garden party, including an Alice in Wonderland and friends tea party, on Bank Holiday August 25, 11am-4pm, and it’s free, which is all the excuse we need to go along and enjoy the festivities.
Wallsend Hall, The Green,  Wallsend, North Tyneside NE28 7PA, tel 0191 263 7022,
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Busy bees
Gibside, the Georgian property and grounds near Gateshead, has foodie events every Tuesday during the school holidays, including workshops focused on bees and honey tasting. There’s also a farmers’ market every first and third Saturday of the month.
Gibside, Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG,
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Berwick Food and Beer Festival pops up on the town’s historic barracks in September, featuring a producers’ market, food demos, stret food, animal farm, entertainment, and children’s activities.
Local ales and ciders will flow!
Sept 13-14, The Barracks, Berwick,

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