Back in the city – for four months from 31 May – 30 September, Newcastle Quayside’s very own pop up beach with beautiful white sands, palm trees and NE1 deckchairs.
The city remains open, vibrant and Alive after Five with extended shopping until 8pm every weekday and until 7pm on Saturdays. Supported by free car parking in the council run multi-storey car parks after 5pm Monday to Friday, Alive after Five provides another major reason to come into the city to enjoy all that will be happening.
Every Tuesday & Thursday from 23rd July – 29th August
Back by popular demand – NE1’s Monument Movies return to Grey’s Monument for the summer. Every Tuesday and Thursday during school holidays, film classics and family favourites will be showcased on the big screen – free of charge. Pull up an NE1 deckchair and watch a movie, while keeping one eye on the passing crowds, there’s no better vantage point to people and movie watch in the city.
Saturday 31 – 1 September
A new bank holiday staple – The NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix powerboat race will take the Tyne by storm when 20 teams compete for the coveted title of NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix champion. Two days of fast powerboat action as the Zapcats powerboats rip up the river. The races take place 10am & 6pm on Saturday 31 August and 1 September between the Tyne and Millennium Bridges providing an amazing, free to watch spectacle for the crowds that gather on the Quayside.
24 – 29 September
World Cities Week returns to the city on 24 September. Grey’s Monument will be alive with the sights and sounds of many different nationalities, all brought to life in the heart of Newcastle with street food stalls, music, dance and cultural performances from around the world to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity.
What better way to get around the city and into the suburbs of Gosforth and Jesmond during the summer than to pick up a Scratch Bike. Newcastle’s equivalent to Boris’ Bikes, the Scratch Bike phenomenon has really taken off with the hire stations situated at key locations across the city. If you haven’t given it a go, summer is the time to try. Visit scratchbikes.co.uk to find out how to sign up for your perfect journey around the city. Scratch Bikes is the first city-wide bike hire scheme in the region and is supported by NE1 Ltd.