Zoe's Guide to Newcastle

The Ouseburn Festival

It’s festival time again! Every year at the start of July, Ouseburn is overrun by music, fun and frolics. There’s food stalls, arts and crafts, face painting, pony rides, theatre, and men dressed as angels on roller-skates. What more could you want…

If you’re in the area, pop down to see us, or find out more here.

Zoe's Guide to Newcastle

Photo Album: The Waymarkers of Ouseburn

On my walks around the local neighbourhood I often come across artworks and curious sculptures that make me want to learn more about the area. The Waymarkers were created by Lewis Robinson in 2002 to mark the main routes through the Ouseburn valley. They’re made from steel and glass, and each one celebrates a different… Continue reading Photo Album: The Waymarkers of Ouseburn

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Ouseburn is Cool – apparently

Ouseburn was recently named in a list of the top ten Coolest Neighbourhoods in the UK by The Culture Trip. This wasn’t news to me – I live here. This is what they had to say: “Formerly a hive of activity during Newcastle’s industrial heyday, Ouseburn gradually fell into decline and as recently as 30… Continue reading Ouseburn is Cool – apparently

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Guide to Newcastle: Bottle Bank

Addled mostly happens in Newcastle, but the story begins on the other side of the river in Gateshead. Zoe Popper marches down Bottle Bank to cross the Tyne, before entering the Pitcher & Piano bar where the action kicks off. The word bottle is Saxon and means a house or habitation, which shows that Bottle… Continue reading Guide to Newcastle: Bottle Bank