NE1 Summer in the City

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Welcome back to Newcastle city centre and Newcastle Quayside this summer!

NE1’s Summer in the City will transform outdoors spaces across the city from 23 July and give you even more reasons to get outdoors in Newcastle!

Take part in activities in the city centre including Play Rebellion- a fabulous installation for children to interact with, as well as NE1's Screen on the Green outdoor cinema.

Head down to the Quayside which will be buzzing with activity and colour all summer! Discover the emerging creations by artists as well as new installations to have a go on and activities to take part in.

Why not uncover the hidden histories of Newcastle's famous landmarks and city centre highlights? Join Iles Tours for a series of fascinating tours which include The Quayside and Swing Bridge and The Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Keep reading for highlights of NE1 key events in Newcastle you will not want to miss!

Find out what is happening on Newcastle Quayside this Summer:

Soar Across the Sky on the Tyne Bridge Zip Wire

Weekends from Friday 18 August - Saturday 2 September

Back by overwhelming demand for three thrilling weekends this summer, brace yourself for the heart-pounding Zip Wire from the Tyne Bridge! This extraordinary adventure, brought to you by the talented team at Jelly Legs in collaboration with NE1, offers an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other. Picture yourself suspended high above the Tyne, zipping through the air with unparalleled views of the city. Last year's Zip Wire was an absolute triumph, and due to popular demand, NE1 has teamed up with Jelly Legs once again to bring this exhilarating event back for a limited time.

Book your spot now and get ready to tick off an incredible experience from your bucket list!

Step Back in Time with Historical City Tours

Prepare to be captivated by the rich history of Newcastle as NE1 presents an expanded lineup of awe-inspiring historical tours and exclusive access to the city's most renowned landmarks. Ascend Grey's Monument and take in the panoramic vistas, embark on guided tours along the Quayside, and journey through the intriguing Victoria Tunnel—a remarkable underground shelter that provided s to the resilient residents during the tumultuous air raids of World War II.

Tales on the Tyne

Allow your imagination to take flight with Tales on the Tyne, the enchanting weekly storytelling sessions that have won the hearts of visitors and locals alike. NE1, in collaboration with the esteemed Seven Stories, invites you to join in on the magic as fascinating tales come to life every Wednesday at 12 noon on the Quayside. These captivating story sessions have garnered a devoted following, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

Fitness for Free

NE1 is proud to present a series of invigorating fitness sessions staged against the breathtaking backdrop of the Quayside. Join forces with The City Baths and Pure Gym to embark on a journey of wellness and vitality. The Age Well program at The City Baths offers keep-fit and movement classes to invigorate body and mind. Meanwhile, Pure Gym will have your heart racing and endorphins soaring with their High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Body Combat, Pilates, and, for the first time, sizzling Zumba sessions. Let the rhythms of Latin-inspired dance fitness courses energize your body as you sway to the beat!

Experience the Rhythm of Dance with Dance City Collaboration

Prepare to be swept off your feet as NE1 partners with Dance City, the esteemed dance school and venue, to bring the joy of dance to the Quayside. From Hip Hop to Bollywood, belly dancing to breakdancing, an array of captivating dance and movement classes awaits. Delight in the expertise of celebrated instructors, including Anand Bhatt, the Chief Executive and artistic director of Dance City. Get ready to strut, prance, and express yourself through the universal language of dance.

Unleash Your Imagination with Story Inventors by Live Theatre: Introducing a ground-breaking addition to this year's programme

NE1's innovative collaboration with Live Theatre gives rise to "Story Inventors," a captivating storytelling workshop designed for young minds bursting with creativity. Watch as your children's imagination takes flight, as they delve into the realms of storytelling, conjure original tales, and bring their ideas to life using whimsical props. This immersive workshop promises to unlock their storytelling potential and ignite a lifelong love for the power of narratives.

Let's Party with Exciting Family-Friendly Events

Join NE1 and "Let's Party Events North East" as they bring a plethora of delightful family-friendly events and activities to Newcastle this summer. Prepare for an enchanting encounter with nature and the environment during the new "Little Attenborough Sessions," where children will learn through playful and engaging experiences. Bring your little ones to the Quayside for a whimsical teddy bears' picnic on cozy blankets, and get ready for the ultimate Kids Party Takeovers. These Saturdays of creative fun, lively music, and appearances by beloved princesses, superheroes, and comic characters will make every moment unforgettable.

Immerse Yourself in Culture at Screen on the Green

Get ready for a summer of cinematic magic as NE1 presents the much-loved Screen on the Green! Unleashing the joy of open-air movie theatres, this captivating experience returns to the heart of Newcastle, offering delightful evenings under the stars. Starting with live sporting action from Wimbledon, Screen on the Green will then dazzle audiences with a sensational lineup of movies throughout the six weeks of the school summer holidays, beginning on Monday, July 24th.

Prepare for an exciting new addition this year with Toddler Takeovers on Tuesdays. These interactive and immersive sessions, hosted by the National Centre for Children's Books, Seven Stories, will enchant the youngest audience members with toddler-friendly short films accompanied by captivating storytelling.

Transforming the Quayside with Colour and Creativity

As always, NE1's commitment to transforming the Quayside into a vibrant hub of art and culture continues. Embark on a visual journey as colorful planters, mesmerizing murals, and an awe-inspiring play pavilion installation, created in collaboration with talented local designers RASKL, breathe life into the riverside. Let your senses be captivated by this artistic oasis.

NE1's Summer in the City events program promises an unforgettable season of thrills, culture, fitness, and family fun. With many free of charge activities, there's no excuse not to immerse yourself in the incredible experiences waiting to be discovered in Newcastle.

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