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March 2021
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It’s Easter weekend and your first weekend of April. Here’s all the things you can do this weekend to have the best Easter possible, celebrating with friends and family…

Easter Recipes

It's time to get cooking! For some delicious al-fresco dining recipes this weekend. 


The Kintyre Gin company have some egg-stremely tasty cocktail recipes which you must try. From gin negronis, to their very own cocktail called spring in your step, we’ve got your Easter tipples and treats completely covered.

Easter Sunday Walk

If you’re Newcastle based, you could head down to the Quayside and walk along to the Ouseburn, where Mul Draws has created some incredible street art for you to look at. You can visit his site at mul-draws.com to have a sneak peek at some of his work. Why not grab a take-out coffee at Kiln on your way?
Alternatively, hit the coast this Easter Sunday for a walk with family. You could try one of our top picks for beach walks.
The Yorkshire Dales are providing some incredible sunrises and sunsets at the moment and you can look into the best walks and trails here. We recommend Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Quiet and undisturbed, it is a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The valley, which spans over 200 square miles, contains the wind-weathered gritstone sculptures of Brimham Rocks.

Interiors

Why not use any time you spend indoors this week to prepare the house for outdoor visitors with garden displays and Easter decorations. We’ve got the perfect suggestion from Creative Stylist at Dobbies, Rebecca Stanton on how to liven up your front door with an Easter flower display. Or, you could get the kids to create the perfect Easter table.

Online Events

Join Leeds City Museum online this Easter for lots of ‘rubbish’ activities. Don’t worry, these are ‘rubbish’ activities your children will enjoy. All they need to take part, is some recyclable materials from your home. The live crafts on a Tuesday will be perfect for keeping the kids entertained.
If you’re really missing wandering round the local art galleries, then why not visit this online exhibition called Greece Recreated, in association with Newcastle University. It offers a taste of abroad, right here at home, through the story of Sir Charles Monck’s travels in the Mediterranean which inspired the house and gardens at Belsay Hall.

Outdoor Events

Raby Castle is offering an Easter trail for a fantastic family day out. From Saturday 27th March, included in the price of general admission to the gardens, the trail uses art work from local school children to help them follow the Easter egg hunt to victory!
From 12th March you're allowed to meet up to six people outdoors. Why not plan a picnic or al fresco drinks in the park with some friends, or at the beach? When you find a spot to settle, crack out a cocktail. We've got seven spring recipes for cocktails right here.

Listen…

Middlesborough born singer-songwriter, James Arthur’s new single Medicine is out now. James Arthur described the song as ‘an uplifting ode to self, to relationships, to community and connection, and to the healing, restorative powers of love over adversity. It is, you might say, the perfect song for spring 2021’.
Brian May and Kerry Ellis have just announced a brand new stress-busting track to boogy away your lockdown blues. Titled Panic Attack, you can listen to this now on all major streaming platforms. Or for the Easter table, the ultimate chilled soundtrack comes in the form of Ben Howard’s new album, titled Collections From The Whiteout - tunes for all the family to enjoy.
Why don’t you fill your knowledge gap with short podcast episodes from Stuff You Should Know? They're designed to keep you busy with any little pieces of unusual knowledge you may not know.

Watch...

The short local film Iorram, from Alnwick Playhouse is available to watch online, until the 8th April. Directed by Alastair Cole, this cinematic documentary is in Scots Gaelic. Translating to ‘Boat Song’, Iorram is a lyrical portrait of the fishing community in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, past and present. The film includes sound recordings of stories and songs from the mid-20th century, set alongside an original score by acclaimed folk musician Aidan O’Rourke. This is the perfect film to watch for a virtual visit into the archives of local history.

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