It’s set to be another sun-soaked weekend so let’s make the most of it by digging into Canadian street food, jamming to music from Alfie Boe and getting involved in one of the biggest cycling festivals

The weather is glorious and there’s a new street food festival in town. The Piece Hall in Halifax is now home to Chow Down, a monthly market where you can enjoy Mexican and poutine, pizza and Greek cuisine, thirst-quenching drinks and live entertainment.

Thousands of people will once again flock to the North East this weekend, for the much-anticipated return of one of the biggest festivals in cycling. Whether you just want an excuse to be outside, watch leisure rides over the River Tyne, get the kids on their bikes, enjoy challenging rides across the open Northumberland countryside to get you pushing those pedals for a personal best, or if you just want to spot the very best riders in the country competing in the British Cycling National Road Championships – the Cyclone Festival of Cycling has it all.

Fans of classical music will be thrilled to hear that sensational singer Alfie Boe is hosting a special Armed Forces Day concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this weekend. Alfie’s exceptional voice has cemented him as one of Britain’s biggest-selling and best-loved vocalists, having sold out his own tours and starred in legendary stage productions such as Les Misérables and La Bohème.

When the sun is shining there’s no better place to walk than the seaside. Take the dogs out for a stroll on Roker beach and along the iconic pier. Get an ice cream or fish and chips or stop at Doggie Diner along the way where you can treat your pup to a doggie afternoon tea tower complete with canine cakes, meaty treats and a tennis ball to throw on the beach afterwards.

Prepare yourself for one of the biggest art festival’s in the world and preview some of the  best of Edinburgh Fringe’s up-and-coming comedians at Wharf Chambers. You’ll be laughing out loud with awkwardly funny Peter Brush and Yorkshire double act Chris and Amy. It’s going to be a gag-packed evening for sure.

Published in: June 2018

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