1. Be a lady of leisure
The bank holiday weekend is all about kicking back, relaxing and having a good time. Living North LIVE is the perfect place to visit with a friend and head for a long lunch when your legs deserve a rest.
2. Shop ‘til you drop
There’s unlimited in and out access to the building, so you can make as many trips back and forth to your car as required. From handcrafted homeware to luxury fashion, there’s a whole range of premier stalls for you to browse where you can pick up pieces you won’t find on the high street.
3. Find the best interiors inspo
Come along and speak to the region’s most established interior designers and makers for home inspiration, who’ll be able to point you in the direction of what’s on trend.
4. Get gardening
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your garden with some swanky new furniture or some top quality artificial grass, there’s plenty on offer for the green-fingered types.
5. Get tips from top chefs
Want to impress your friends with fine dining at your dinner parties, but no idea where to start? We have hourly chef demonstrations from the likes of Danny Parker of House of Tides (who’s representing the North East on BBC2’s Great British Menu this year) to teach you a trick or two.
6. Sip tea and nibble scones
Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Take a break from the crowds and sit down to a selection of scrumptious sandwiches and freshly-baked scones with lashings of clotted cream and jam, and put the world to rights over a pot of the nation’s favourite drink.
7. Pick up new skills in the LIVE Lounge
Boost your Instagram following after a free lesson in phone photography by Sarah Loveland, who’ll be in the LIVE Lounge every day of the weekend. There’ll also be a chance to improve your sommelier skills thanks to a talk (and tasting session) by Phil Weldon of Pieroth Wine.
8. Get merry in the Fizz & Flowers Bar
Continue the fun in our fabulous Fizz & Flowers Bar where you can sip on a glass (or three) of bubbly all afternoon.
9. Eat your way around the Food Hall
Living North LIVE is host to the biggest Food Hall in the region. Whether it’s savoury or sweet food you’ve got a hankering for, we know there’s something here you’ll love.
10. It’s the perfect place to bring mum
Why not treat mum to a ticket to Living North LIVE and coffee and cake while you're there? You’ll be in her good books forever.