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What To Do This Weekend To Get Your Summer Holidays Off To A Great Start

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What's on
July 2022
Reading time 3 Minutes

It’s time to get out and about

Festivals, live music, art and super shows should give you plenty of inspo.
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Fun For the Whole Family
A great way to kick off their long summer holidays, and billed as an intimate family camp festival, don’t miss Little Lindi at The Lambton Estate this weekend (22nd–25th). As well as talented artists, there’ll be workshops including yoga, drumming, bushcraft and meditation, plus comedy, cocktails, street food, a mud kitchen, circus tent and glamping.

Animal Magic
After a break from painting, Sue Moffitt is back, displaying her new work at Hexham’s Queen's Hall for six weeks from Saturday (23rd). Her exhibition, Second Nature, captures the spirit of farm stock and wildlife. Proceeds from the sale of Sue’s paintings and the auction of the unique chair which will feature in the exhibition will be donated to cancer charities and the radiotherapy department at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Get Your Glad Rags On
Now firmly established as the highlight of the social calendar in the North East, Ladies’ Day is back at Newcastle Racecourse this Saturday. The most glamorous race day of the flat season, enjoy a mass karaoke with Rosie Ramsey and put your best shoe forward to impress the judges of the popular Style Awards.

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Raise Money with Rock 
Raising vital funds for local charity York Against Cancer, York Rocks at York Barbican (this Saturday) will feature The Emmerdale band, along with the best of York’s musicians and singers. Dig your dancing shoes out!

Have a Laugh
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges is back with a highly-anticipated new show. One of the best observational comedians around, you won’t want to miss this chance to see his stand-up live at Newcastle’s O2 City Hall on Sunday.

Join the Crowd
Tickets are still available to see Westlife (minus Brian) perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this Saturday. There’s no shame in admitting they’re your guilty pleasure, and it’s a great venue to enjoy their show.

Read More: How to Make the Most of Summer in Dalby Forest

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Get the Drinks In
Celebrate summer! Whether you’re looking for the perfect pint or summer spirit to pour at home, or the best pub pit-stops and trendiest bars by the beach, kick off the weekend with a cold one… we have all the inspiration you need at

Relax In Front of the Big Screen
Sick of the heat? There’s so much to see in the cinema right now: of course, The Railway Children Return is at the top of our list. But there’s also Pixar’s Lightyear, Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick. Plus, Minions: The Rise of Gru (not our favourite, but we’re sure your kids will love it). Check out your local independent cinema’s listings and take your pick.

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