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6th – 8th May 2022
Newcastle Racecourse

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Live 2022

Homes, Gardens, Shopping, Food & Lifestyle Exhibition


Living North LIVE 2022 is the North East’s leading homes, gardens, shopping, food and lifestyle event. With stylish shopping, live demonstrations, talks and tastings, Living North LIVE brings you inspiring ideas for your home and garden, great gifts, delicious food and unique accessories that you won’t find anywhere else.

Tickets are available to buy on the door at the event for all 3 days. For more info click here.

If you would like to register your interest for Living North LIVE 2022 as an exhibitor please contact our events team via fair@livingnorth.com or register here

See exhibitors list
Something for everyone at Living North LIVE 2022

Interiors & Shopping Hall
Offering interiors advice and inspiration, head to the Interiors Hall to pick up the latest trends and shop from the best local brands and designers.

Food Glorious Food
The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach and our fantastic food producers will not disappoint with a range of artisan treats from sweets to local meats, fish and cheeses. The Living North Food Hall is the biggest in the region and it is constantly growing as a result of the continued support of the North East's artisan food producers.

The Great Outdoors
Discover our great outdoor area where you will find new and exciting garden products to kick-start the season. There’s everything you need from stylish garden furniture to beautiful plants and garden accessories.

Life & Style
See Living North come to life! Find the best buys from some of the North East's finest makers and designers.


 

Living North LIVE - North East Spring Fair - Homes
Living North LIVE - North East Spring Fair - Food
Living North LIVE - North East Spring Fair - Live music
Living North LIVE - North East Spring Fair - Chef Demo
'The Living North LIVE Spring Fairs are a great day out. Whether you wish to find inspiration for your home, sample delicious local food and drink, find that perfect gift or simply treat yourself, there is something for everyone to enjoy'
Chef Demonstrations & LIVE Lounge
Living North LIVE Spring Fair - Chef Demo & Live Lounge

As always we are delighted to showcase some of the North East's finest chefs – they never fail to impress when sharing their culinary skills with a packed-out audience.

The LIVE Lounge is where we really like to bring Living North magazine to life. Join us for demonstrations and inspirational talks providing advice, ideas and practical information. Sit and relax in between shopping with presentations from the greatest North East personalities. Discover how to organise your home, pick up some creative writing skills and learn how to make your own macramé plant hangings. There is something for everyone.

Chef Demonstrations

Friday 6th May

11:00 Chris Wardale | Blackfriars 

As Executive Chef of Blackfriars, Chris Wardale has spent years perfecting traditional dishes made using hand-selected local produce. At Blackfriars (believed to be the oldest dining room in the UK), their award-winning set of à la carte menus change regularly to make the most of seasonal produce. 

12:00 Andy Haddon | Big River Bakery 

Having turned his back on the corporate world, Andy Haddon has since won many fans both with his collaborative approach to business and his baked goods at Big River Bakery. It's a journey that has taken him thousands of miles, and the best part of a decade, in an attempt to show a way of doing business that accentuates sustainability and social impact, rather than simple profit. As well as selling its famous stotties and other baked goods, the bakery offers employment programmes to people in harder-to-reach areas, including former offenders and people with autism.

13:00 Kevin Mulraney | Bewicks Kitchen & Coffee House

Kevin Mulraney was classically French-trained at the Naval & Military Club, Piccadilly, serving royalty and diplomats, before working in prestigious restaurants including Morton's Club, Berkley Square (where he achieved three rosettes) and Soho's iconic Lindsay House (achieving three rosettes and a Michelin star). Since returning to the North East just over a decade ago, Kevin has acted as Consultant Chef in both the North East and Yorkshire, before settling down and founding Bewicks Kitchen & Coffee House in Rothbury, dishing up modern British Cuisine in a cosy, informal atmosphere, and focusing on locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. 

14:00 Dough it Yourself 

Laura will be teaching you how to perfect your pizzas at home! Using the finest ingredients to create fresh tasting products, Laura and Christine aim to redefine the way people eat pizzas in their homes. They create thin crust bases and a range of sauces, all of which are vegan-friendly. There should be no fuss, no compromise and no-one going hungry. After all, if you want a job doing properly, always, Dough It Yourself.


Saturday 7th May

11:00 Andy Haddon | Big River Bakery 

Having turned his back on the corporate world, Andy Haddon has since won many fans both with his collaborative approach to business and his baked goods at Big River Bakery. It's a journey that has taken him thousands of miles, and the best part of a decade, in an attempt to show a way of doing business that accentuates sustainability and social impact, rather than simple profit. As well as selling its famous stotties and other baked goods, the bakery offers employment programmes to people in harder-to-reach areas, including former offenders and people with autism. 

12:00 Tomahawk Steakhouse 

The award-winning Tomahawk Steakhouse group are well known across the region for serving mouth-watering Himalayan salt dry-aged steaks, sharing boards, legendary Sunday roasts and spectacular sides. The Executive Chef team will demonstrate their skills sharing their expertise of everything steak. Explaining the tried and tested ways to cook the best Tomahawk, Wagyu, sirloin and ribeye they will let you in on all the hints and tips for cooking the perfect steak. Plus the secrets the chefs use for making the very best macaroni cheese, chimichurri and bacon and creamed peas to cook at home like a pro. Learn along the way and leave with new tricks to try at home!

13:00 Danny Parker | Jesmond Dene House

Executive Head Chef of Fern Dining Room at Jesmond Dene House, Danny Parker likes to take inspiration from the classics, and modern cookery techniques alike. Danny worked as a kitchen porter at The Talbot in Bishopton where he fell in love with cooking. Chef de partie at Wynard Hall before becoming a sous chef, he then went on to become Head Chef at Kenny Atkinson's Michelin starred House of Tides. Now at Fern, he offers a seasonally-changing à la carte menu, showcasing his relationship with suppliers, and the incredible British larder. 

14:00 Dough it Yourself 

Laura will be teaching you how to perfect your pizzas at home! Using the finest ingredients to create fresh tasting products, Laura and Christine aim to redefine the way people eat pizzas in their homes. They create thin crust bases and a range of sauces, all of which are vegan-friendly. There should be no fuss, no compromise and no-one going hungry. After all, if you want a job doing properly, always, Dough It Yourself.


Sunday 8th May

11:00 Richard Sim | The Whittling House and The Potted Lobster

Richard is a Living North favourite. He’s been a touch busy of late as his Bamburgh restaurant The Potted Lobster has won Michelin applauds and is one of the best on the North Sea coast. He has also been busy founding a delightful new hotel and bistro combination in Alnmouth, the charmingly named Whittling House. He’s also occupied in the winter months on the local moors and his appreciation of the finest local produce, whether it’s game, fish or a raft of other seasonal fare, is a constant for him and his highly-regarded restaurants.

12:00 Scream For Pizza 

Chef Demonstration Booking Form NE[ Scream For Pizza started in 2014. Production manager Victoria Featherby and former vocalist and entertainer Alex Walker met whilst working on a cruise ship in 2010. They spent the next four years working, scheming and dreaming, sometimes over a coffee, many times over a drink, and many other times over a pizza – then it clicked! Scream was born! In between cruise ship contracts, the pair headed to Naples to train as pizza chefs at the celebrated La Notizia pizzeria in Naples, one of only three pizza restaurants to have a Michelin fork. Two months later they met and fell in love with Goldie The Scream Wagon, a 1978 J7 Peugeot former army ambulance from the South of France. After four years of mobile catering they opened their first restaurant in Sandyford. They have continued traveling and learning more about pizza, and have most recently opened a New York style pizzeria on Newcastle’s Quayside.    

13:00 Nicholas Grieves | The Patricia 

After initially studying construction at university, Nick didn’t set out to be involved in the food and drink industry, but it was in the recession in the late 2000s when Nick found himself moving back home to follow his heart, and a new career in the kitchen. Teaching himself new techniques by reading and watching chefs online, Nick soon took over The Garden House in Durham before working at Simon Rogan’s Fera for four months. Nick later realised that he wanted to be his own boss again and after borrowing the funds to set up his own restaurant from his grandmother, Nick launched The Patricia – named after the women who made it all happen. Here, Nick’s food is honest and simple. He doesn’t shun technical methods of cooking, but the flavours are focused with every dish on the menu featuring just three or four elements at a time.


LIVE Lounge

Friday 6th May

11:30 Personally Organised by Tracy will bring you tips and tricks for a beautifully organised wardrobe – covering clothes, shoes and accessories. She’ll address organisational issues and offer problem solving solutions for a wide range of budgets.


12:30 Pick up some tips on how to become a better and healthier version of yourself. Following a good nutritious diet can be life changing in more ways than you think. Hannah Jackson-Harrison, the founder of Flamingo Bar and Café based on Seaham beach, proves healthy definitely doesn’t mean boring. 


1:30 Learn how to make a spring wreath. Anna from Blonde and Blooms will be demonstrating how to make a beautiful wreath centre piece using spring flowers, dried grass and eucalyptus. 


2:30 How to navigate midlife and menopause, and emerge bolder and braver than you entered. Find out what’s out there and what’s really ‘out there’ to help you through this natural life stage with Elizabeth Joseph, Living North’s columnist who has tried out a range of natural approaches and products as she journeys through menopause. In doing so she has realised a woman’s second act can be her best act. A time to go from invisible to invincible.

Saturday 7th May

11:30 Learn how to make a spring wreath. Anna from Blonde and Blooms will be demonstrating how to make a beautiful wreath centre piece using spring flowers, dried grass and eucalyptus. 


12:30 Modern Macramé: a step by step guide on how to make a plant hanger using the craft of knots. ‘Macramé was always a hobby I found calmed me, especially while pregnant with my daughter so it felt only natural to name my business after her,’ says Emma, creator of Adeline and Twine. ‘Spending lockdown as a new mum rapidly turned my little hobby into an obsession. After covering our house in knots I decided to start Adeline and Twine. Fast forward over two years and I’m still knotting away happy as Larry!’


13:30 Upcycling: Learn how Ali, the owner of Reinvented with Love, makes fabric hanging wall art – a unique addition to your home decor or perfect as a gift for a loved one. Since 2019, Reinvented with Love has given old, unused, sentimental furniture a new lease of life and kept hundreds of pieces out of landfill. 

2:30 How to navigate midlife and menopause, and emerge bolder and braver than you entered. Find out what’s out there and what’s really ‘out there’ to help you through this natural life stage with Elizabeth Joseph, Living North’s columnist who has tried out a range of natural approaches and products as she journeys through menopause. In doing so she has realised a woman’s second act can be her best act. A time to go from invisible to invincible.

Sunday 8th May

11:30 Upcycling: Learn how Ali, the owner of Reinvented with Love, makes fabric hanging wall art – a unique addition to your home decor or perfect as a gift for a loved one. Since 2019, Reinvented with Love has given old, unused, sentimental furniture a new lease of life and kept hundreds of pieces out of landfill. 

12:30 Learn how to make a spring wreath. Anna from Blonde and Blooms will be demonstrating how to make a beautiful wreath centre piece using spring flowers, dried grass and eucalyptus.


1:30 Peter Anderson is a renowned hair stylist, interior designer, chef, entrepreneur, and the first Geordie contestant on BBC’s Interior Design Masters. Meet the Whitley Bay stylist and discover how he got on alongside his fellow design masters – fulfilling his boyhood ambition of designing stunning interiors. 


2:30 How to navigate midlife and menopause, and emerge bolder and braver than you entered. Find out what’s out there and what’s really ‘out there’ to help you through this natural life stage with Elizabeth Joseph, Living North’s columnist who has tried out a range of natural approaches and products as she journeys through menopause. In doing so she has realised a woman’s second act can be her best act. A time to go from invisible to invincible.

Living North LIVE Spring Fair - North East Map

Visiting

Newcastle Racecourse is accessible from the A189, just off the A1, and from the B1318.

FREE Parking is available in the main racecourse car parks following the Living North Car Park signs.

Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP Google Map link here.

Opening Times

Friday 6th May • 10am - 4pm
Saturday 7th May • 10am - 4pm
Sunday 8th May • 10am - 4pm

Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust

We are delighted to be supporting the Chloe & Liam Together Forever Trust at our North East LIVE Fair.

Their mission statement is “to inspire and support others to achieve and reach their full potential through the love of sport and performance”.

Visit their website here.

FAQs

Tickets are available to buy on the door at the event for all 3 days.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets please call 0191 261 8944 or email us at fair@livingnorth.com.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Re-admittance is not permitted with your ticket – there is so much going on at our fair you won't want to leave!

There is free parking available on-site.

Of course they can, and under 12s go free! However, we must remind you that children remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians, and there are no specifically-curated children’s areas.

If you are over 60, work for the NHS or are a member of the Armed Forces, then yes!

 Sadly not with the exception of Assistance Dogs

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a useful site map available at reception. Male and female wheelchair accessible toilets are provided throughout the venue, please ask a member of staff if you are unable to locate these. 

We strongly advise against bringing prams wherever possible.


There are plenty of bars and restaurants for when you are feeling a little peckish.

We will continue to review government advice to ensure our event is as safe as possible. The safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff remains our priority. 

Please email fair@livingnorth.com or call our office on 0191 261 8944.

All details subject to confirmation.

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