It’s a date: June-July 2014

DATECocktailWeekNE1’s Newcastle Cocktail Week
Following the success of the first NE1’s Newcastle Cocktail Week last year, organisers have poured another event into the mix. More than 60 Newcastle city centre venues took part with big discounts on cocktails offered at £3, £5, £7. This year’s event (July 14-20) will follow the same format.
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DATESupperclubSummer supperclubs
July and August see the return of the collaboration between The Grazer supperclubs and the National Trust with food and drink to enjoy in breathtaking surroundings.
There are four of these unique events with a limited number of 20 places available at each. Lindisfarne Castle supperclubs are on Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26. The Farne Islands supperclubs are on Saturday August 2 and Saturday August 9.
Tickets £99 each from Lindisfarne Castle, tel 01289 389 244
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DATEChilliFestHottest ticket in town
Back for its third year at the National Trust’s Seaton Delaval Hall, the North East Chilli Festival is on July 5 and 6.
Bringing together UK chilli producers and local produce, there will food and drink galore, some of it very hot!
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DATEEatFestA very important date
EAT! Festival has four fabulous pop-up tearooms planned as part of the Tea & Cake Planet event. On June 28 and 29 finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and of course tea will be the centre of attention at The Boiler Shop as Fenwick, The Vermont Hotel, SIX@BALTIC, and The TeaShed set up their cake stands and fill their teapots. Fenwick has teamed up with Ringtons to present The Finest Tea On The Planet, while The Vermont Hotel is offering Perrier-Jouet Champagne Afternoon Tea. SIX@BALTIC is hitting the road and heading to the Boiler Shop armed with summery cocktails, and The TeaShed’s popular pop-up tea party is back, including a Teddy BearsPicnic.
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DATEOuseburnFestThe quay event
The Ouseburn Festival Feast on July 6, 11am-4pm, promises to be a gem, with more than 20 stalls laden with food and drink, local produce, chef demos and street food, music and picnic spots. Happy festival-goers will feast on pies, crepes, cakes, fruit and veg, breads, pastries, macaroons, chocolates, and some of the best of the North East street food scene. Stallholders signed up include The French Oven, Electric East, Carruthers and Kent, The Feathers Inn, Blackfriars, The Miller’s Daughter, Marco Polo, La Petit Creperie and quite a few more.
Malmo Quay, Ouseburn, Newcastle
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DATEWallsendFestWallsend Festival
Celebrating all that’s good in Wallsend past, present and future, Wallsend Festival takes place on Saturday July 5 in the town centre, then on Sunday July 6 on the Green overlooked by Wallsend Hall. The festival promises family fun, with entertainment ranging from local music to fairground rides, plus market stalls with everything from arts and crafts to locally produced food.
Saturday July 5 in Wallsend town centre and Sunday July 6 on The Green, Wallsend, NE28 7PA
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DATEBrocksbushesBrocksbushes Summer Fayre
Brocksbushes farm, Corbridge, hosts its summer fayre, July 12-13, 10.30am-5pm, offering the chance to taste, sample and buy delicious food and fresh fruit from the farm and an exclusive collection of gifts and crafts. There will also be fun activities for children, wood carving demonstrations, and music throughout the weekend.
Brocksbushes, Corbridge, NE43 7UB, tel 01434 633 100,

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