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Events in Ouseburn

Ouseburn is one of the most creatively vibrant and cosmopolitan areas of NewcastleGateshead, with a variety of interesting, fun and exciting events held in Ouseburn throughout the year.

Take a fascinating guided tour through Ouseburn every Saturday morning to find out more about the area's history.

Families looking for a fun-filled summer day out should check out Ouseburn Farm and Seven Stories, The National Centre for Childrens Books... both venues host regular events and activities to keep all ages entertained. The annual Ouseburn Festival is a free event held every July that celebrates all that Ouseburn has to offer. From Victoria Tunnel tours to pony rides and the famous Rubber Duck Race at The Cluny, this community-run festival is perfect for visitors of all ages.

Art-lovers should make the most of The Late Shows, a free, public programme of events and exhibitions, celebrating Ouseburn's growing artistic community. Running for over a decade, The Late Shows see museums, galleries and exhibitions stay open late into the evening, with activities and events that allow visitors to get a real feel of the local cultural scene. Past programmes have included treasure trials, interactive art, DJ nights, behind the scenes tours and talks by local artists. Held annually every May, The Late Shows are a must-see for any art and culture buffs visiting the area.

Another major art and culture event in Ouseburn is the annual Open Studios, held in November every year, with a smaller Spring Open Studios taking place every March. This celebration of the local creative scene sees hundreds of artists open up their studios to the public, giving visitors the chance to see the amazing works and projects being created in Ouseburn. Local stalwarts, including The Biscuit Factory and Northern Print often hold public events in tandem with Open Studios, encouraging families to come and take part in immersive art experiences, events and workshops. Check out The Biscuit Factory and Northern Print for year-round exhibitions and events.

Also held in November are the annual Ouseburn Fireworks, held at the City Stadium on Warwick Street to celebrate Bonfire Night. Recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, the firework display is run by the Ouseburn Community Centre, giving a real local feel to this annual event.

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  1. Add Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee Exhibition at Seven Stories to your Itinerary

    Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee Exhibition at Seven Stories

    Ouseburn

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    From:
    8 Feb 2019to7 Feb 2020

    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books launch a brand new exhibition - ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee to celebrate 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. This is the first major retrospective of David…

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  2. Add Brilliant Bookswap at Seven Stories to your Itinerary

    Brilliant Bookswap at Seven Stories

    Ouseburn

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019to8 Dec 2019

    On the first Saturday and Sunday of each month, Seven Stories are inviting you to bring down your loved books and swap them for your next read at their Brilliant Bookswap. Share your joy of reading with a perfect stranger and let them know why you…

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  3. Add Dress-Up Weekend at Seven Stories to your Itinerary

    Dress-Up Weekend at Seven Stories

    Ouseburn

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    From:
    30 Nov 2019to1 Dec 2019
    From:
    28 Dec 2019to29 Dec 2019
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    25 Jan 2020to26 Jan 2020
    From:
    29 Feb 2020to1 Mar 2020

    Seven Stories invite you to get dressed-up as your favourite book character ever last weekend of every month! Book character costumes are not just for World Book Day. Dust them off, re-use and recycle them and join Seven Stories for some costume…

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  4. Add Ethical Jewellery at The Biscuit Factory to your Itinerary

    Ethical Jewellery at The Biscuit Factory

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    15 Nov 2019to23 Feb 2020

    The Biscuit Factory presents ETHICAL, a collection of ethically made jewellery from independent makers who work with Fairtrade or recycled metals and materials, or champion sustainable practices.

    Highlights include delicate natural designs in…

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    Free
  5. Add Story Time at Seven Stories to your Itinerary

    Story Time at Seven Stories

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    Explore a world of imagination at Seven Stories with entertaining and enthralling storytelling for the whole family.  Unique, energetic and playful, these sessions are led by one of our expert Story Catchers and delivered in signature Seven…

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  6. Add Winter Exhibition at The Biscuit Factory to your Itinerary

    Winter Exhibition at The Biscuit Factory

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    15 Nov 2019to23 Feb 2020

    Dutch artist Rob Van Hoek headlines The Biscuit Factory's 13-week long winter exhibition with his new collection of landscape paintings.

    Every season, the gallery – housed in a former Victorian warehouse in Newcastle's cultural quarter - exhibits…

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    Free
  7. Add Tipple in the Tunnel to your Itinerary

    Tipple in the Tunnel

    Ouseburn

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2019to29 Nov 2019

    Join Hotel Du Vin's Head Sommelier for a wine tasting session like no other! The event will be held in neighbouring historic cultural attraction - the Victoria Tunnels. Begin the evening with a mini tunnel tour, learning about Victoria…

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    Price £25.00 Per person per day
  8. Add Light Up North at The Biscuit Factory to your Itinerary

    Light Up North at The Biscuit Factory

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    15 Nov 2019to23 Feb 2020

    The Biscuit Factory have a new showcase of electro-luminescent wire creations and illuminated art designs from the team at Light Up North in The Biscuit Factory's new social space, Artisan.

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    Free
  9. Add Artisan Festive Afternoon Tea at The Biscuit Factory to your Itinerary

    Artisan Festive Afternoon Tea at The Biscuit Factory

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    From:
    1 Dec 2019to1 Dec 2019
    From:
    8 Dec 2019to8 Dec 2019

    For the perfect treat this festive season, indulge in afternoon tea in the stylish backdrop of The Biscuit Factory art gallery's new social space, Artisan.

    Our locally sourced and freshly prepared menu draws on flavours of the season, with…

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  10. Add Ouseburn Open Studios to your Itinerary

    Ouseburn Open Studios

    Ouseburn

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    From:
    23 Nov 2019to24 Nov 2019
    From:
    28 Mar 2020to29 Mar 2020

    Head to Ouseburn for behind the scenes access to the Cultural Quarter's busy and eclectic artist studios during Ouseburn Open Studios. Buy the best of original art, craft and design, watch demonstrations and have a go yourself.

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    Free

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