It’s not just about a sensational shopping experience at Living North LIVE (although you’ll be hard-pressed to find one better) – there’s also a whole host of entertainment to soak up: with music, arts and fashion, as well as fizz, flowers and artisan food. Make a weekend of it and head down to Newcastle Racecourse between Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May to check out our spectacular line-up for yourself
With daily acoustic sets, sit back, relax and take in some of our region’s finest musical talent as you take a well-earned break from all that shopping. Northumberland’s finest and most charismatic Caribbean band – Sunshine Panners – will be performing on Saturday 11th, ready to get you into that holiday spirit. Steel drums in the sunshine? Count us in!
Fizz and Flowers
If live music wasn’t enough on its own to tempt you into taking some time out, how about listening to it while nursing a glass of the good stuff in our Fizz & Flowers bar? You can browse our selection of outdoor exhibitors on your way, while sipping, sunning and watching the world go by.
Live Chef Demonstrations
We’re showcasing some of our region’s finest chefs in the Living North Demo Kitchen, with exclusive cookery demonstrations and Q&As with the likes of Dobson & Parnell’s Troy Terrington, Pete Murray of The Naked Deli, and Masterchef 2018 Contestant Anthony O’Shaughnessy. See the full schedule here
Our LIVE Lounge Lifestyle Theatre will play host to national experts covering a variety of areas throughout the weekend – offering you a unique opportunity to hear some of the best in the business share their trade secrets. One of the highlights of this year’s line up is illustrator of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Olivia Lomenech Gill, who will be dropping by on Saturday afternoon. Check out the rest of the line up here
Festival of Food
Sample and purchase some of the finest artisan food in the North East, with specialist cheeses, home-baked sweet treats, cooking spices, rub, oils and vinegars, uniquely-flavoured sausages, meats, fish…the list goes on. And that’s before we even mention our sensational selection of artisan beverages (craft beer, gin, whisky, and wine, amongst other things). We’ll drink to that!
With hundreds of amazing exhibitors from local and independent companies all coming to LIVE to display their wares, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s gifts galore and all you need for the new season of fashion with the latest looks and must-have accessories.
Our Interiors Hall is your one-stop shop for all your design needs – from decorating inspiration and advice on colour schemes to gorgeous handmade furniture, you’ll find everything. From beautiful bathrooms from ABS Ideal Homes to bespoke kitchens and furniture from Alexander Carrick and Lignum Bespoke, Living North LIVE has got you covered.
The Great Outdoors
From horticulture to hot tubs, there’s nothing we don’t cater for in our Outdoors area. It’s the perfect place to peruse fantastic garden furniture, accessories and plants. If you’re looking for some new ways to spruce up your outside space this spring, our Outdoors area is packed full of budding promise and ideas that are sure to blossom!
Living North LIVE 2018
Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle NE3 5HP
Tickets are available on the door, there’s plenty of free parking and we’re open all weekend between 10am–4pm. See you there!
For visitor information click here