This weekend (July 4-5) sees the return of the Ouseburn Festival celebrating Newcastle’s cultural hub with two days of family-friendly entertainment including live music, comedy, parades and, on Sunday, a food market, at various venues in the area.
The woman behind the food market is supperclub queen Anna Hedworth – known as The Grazer – who last year opened her own Cook House café in a converted shipping container in Ouse Street behind the Hotel du Vin.
More than 20 food and drink producers will be laying out their stalls on Malmo Quay on July 5 between 11am and 4pm.
Expect to find freshly baked breads and pastries, fruit and vegetables, fudges, chocolates, street food, traditional cakes, local sausages, pies, pickles, brownies and more.
Among the names taking part are the multi-award winning The Feathers Inn, from Hedley on the Hill in the Tyne Valley, The Northumberland Sausage Company, Longhorns BBQ, Wheatberry, The Doughnut Guy, Di Meos Ice Cream, North Street Feast, The Goat Company, Charlotte’s Butchery and Electric East.
Elsewhere in the valley on the Sunday there will be children’s activities at the Ouseburn Farm, craft stalls, tours of the Victoria Tunnel, cycle tracks, a rubber duck race and live music.
Anna says: “Sit in the sunshine at our picnic site, browse the stalls, shop for amazing food and drink, have lunch…sounds lovely!”
For more information on all the Ouseburn Festival events go to to www.ouseburnfestival.org.uk