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September 2021
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These are all the things you should be doing to make the most of your weekend.
Pizza Oven

Bake in the wild…

An unusual place for learning, Taste the Wild run courses in wild foraging and wood-fired cookery on their 18-acre estate near Helperby in the beautiful Vale of York. This weekend they are holding a back-to-basics bread making course which takes bread back to its essentials, and teaches you how to bake beautiful bread based on these basic building blocks. Led by Tom Baker, you’ll make rustic white loaves, wholemeal seeded rolls, sourdough, and pizza, as well as enriched brioche dough to take and bake at home. For tickets to Saturday’s course book here. If you prefer to just buy your bread, find our best go-to bakeries for fresh-from-the-oven goodness here.

This Is Tomorrow Festival

Head to a fabulous festival…

The North East’s biggest music festival, This is Tomorrow, is back at Exhibition Park, Newcastle this weekend. With an incredible line-up, you don’t want to miss this. Some of the talented artists playing include Dermot Kennedy, The Kooks and Gerry Cinnamon, as well as local favourite Sam Fender. Tickets are still available here.

Street Food

Find a taste of heaven…

The UK’s largest Gin and Rum Festival lands at York Minster this weekend. Find new favourites from the hand-picked distillers, treat yourself at the themed gin and rum bars, enjoy nibbles from the street food vendors and live entertainment, all set against the beautiful backdrop of this amazing medieval cathedral. The festival runs in two sessions on Saturday, and you can book your tickets for this heavenly host at yorkminster.org 

Bring on the burgers…

Everyone loves a good burger, and this Saturday happens to be National Cheeseburger Day, so celebrate with a trip to one of the best burger spots around. Here’s where to get your hands on the tastiest burgers in the North East and Yorkshire.

Put on your dancing shoes…

After month’s of craving culture, you can finally get your fill again this weekend. The incredible Leeds Dance Open Day is taking place across the city this Sunday and with everything from child-friendly workshops to awe-inspiring performances, it is a true celebration of dance, arts and culture. Everything is free, but with so many activities taking place throughout the day you can book specific performances here.

Dusk Walk

Head out for a sunset walk…

There’s nothing better than a stroll along the coast, but this weekend why not mix it up with a cliff-top walk at dusk? Take part in an exclusive guided walk around the Yorkshire’s award-winning RSPB Bempton nature reserve, and, if you’re lucky, enjoy a spectacular sunset too. Keep your eyes peeled for an assortment of wildlife, from owls to seals, porpoises and roe deer. Book your place here.

Light Installation

Surround yourself with light…

If you haven’t already visited Chris Levine’s immersive art installation, LIGHT, then now’s your chance. Taking place in Durham Cathedral’s Galilee Chapel you can bathe in coloured light and the sound of choral music as you follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims. Featuring a matrix of lasers directed through a crystal crucifix creating a wash of light, as well as a fleeting image of St Cuthbert’s Cross, it’s an incredible and moving experience.

If bad weather stops play…

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has performances, screenings, conversations and podcasts available online over the weekend (and until 30th September). For just £10 you can have access to some amazing insights into the world of film and media, and enjoy a whole host of powerful performances from the comfort of your armchair should the weather not play ball. Tickets are available at bfmaf.org

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