Newcastle – The Place To Be
Like most Geordies, as well as loving Newcastle United my affection for the City of Newcastle runs just as deep, especially when you are coming back on the train and you see that view down the river as you are crossing the Tyne.
You have a great chance to combine those two loves as Saturday 4th August sees a two day free festival kicking off, centred on the Tyne and its seven bridges.
This event has been planned to coincide with the men’s Olympic football quarter-finals being held at St James’ Park (kick-off 5pm), though of course you might alternatively be watching the Den Haag v Newcastle (kick-off 4.30pm) if ESPN decide to add it to the rest of their pre-season live football schedule.
Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy some great stuff down on the quayside and while some of the activities might sound a bit ropey (‘Events include ‘The Print Run’ which invites people to create a print design while they run, skip, dance, hop or leap into the air’….) there will be plenty of other inclusive stuff going on based on and around the river, which will appeal to the masses.
As always the river and bridges really lend themselves to visual events and the full programme of events on the weekend of 4th/5th August can be accessed at www.BridgesFestival.com
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