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September 2021
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And just like that, it’s October...

Here’s how to spend the first weekend of the new month

Get sporty

This weekend is packed with sporting fixtures, so dig out your team shirt and show some love. There’s a lot of footy going down in Yorkshire, including Leeds United V Watford, Hull City V Middlesbrough, and Doncaster Rovers V Milton Keynes Dons, all kicking off this Saturday.

Up in Newcastle, the Newcastle Eagles prepare to take on Sheffield Sharks this Friday for the start of what’s looking to be an exciting season. You can also experience the thrill of the Falcons, as they are looking to avenge last season’s home loss against Wasps this Saturday, kicking off at 3pm at Kingston Park.

Crab Eggs

Celebrate National Brunch Weekend your way

Celebrate National Brunch Weekend from the comfort of your own home with these deliciously easy recipes. Go savoury with these Crab Baked Eggs, or indulge in some decadent Banana Bread French Toast for a sweet treat. Don’t want a DIY brunch? Find some of the best brunch locations across the North East and Yorkshire here. 

Antiques Fair

Bag an antique or two

The Northern Antiques Fair is back this weekend, and the annual event has moved to a new venue this year – Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn – with the fair being held in The Garden Rooms and Cloisters. Featuring more than 30 specialist exhibitors, search out a unique piece and then relax in Tennants renowned Café and Bistro. Find more about the antiques fair here.

Shake up a cocktail

As we sink into October’s cooler weather and shorter days, why not get creative in the kitchen and celebrate the start of autumn with these delicious gin-based cocktails? Shake up a classic Collins or a Fruity Fizz and have some fun – there’s no better way of getting the party started.


So much to see

This weekend, Opera North’s production of Bizet’s much-loved Carmen takes to the stage at the Leeds Grand Theatre. It’s in Leeds throughout October before moving on to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in November. To book tickets, click here. The Greatest Show on the Tyne makes its triumphant return to The Tyne Theatre and Opera House this Sunday for the fifth consecutive year, with Chris Cross (otherwise known as the Great Magician of the North) presenting an outstanding variety performance. Over in Sunderland’s Herrington Country Park, the Kubix Festival gets underway – with a line-up including Peter Hook & The Light, New Model Army and Levellers. It’s not too late to grab a ticket here.

Treat yourself

Give yourself a post-payday treat – you deserve it! Pimp-up shower-time with these luxurious shower gels and oils, give your beauty routine a much-needed boost, or why not treat your skin to some of these marine-sourced skincare products.


In it to win it

There’s nothing better than adding some luxe into your home – and it’s not too late to enter our ecrol competition, giving one lucky Living North reader the chance to win a stunning Heritage Loveseat, worth £799. For your chance to win enter the competition here.

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