HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a cuppa on the Tyne yesterday when the Mad Hatters’ Tea Party took place on the Swing Bridge.
Part of the EAT! NewcastleGateshead food festival, families from across Tyneside created everything from cups and saucers to the table runner and cake stands from scratch.
The table stretched 100m across the bridge and had seats for 335 of the hard working individuals who made the event possible. Simon Preston, Festival Director of EAT! NewcastleGateshead said: “A tea party can’t get madder or more fun than one which crosses one of NewcastleGateshead’s most iconic bridges. The individuals involved have helped to make a truly unforgettable event.”
Artists and designers from participating venues, including the Mushroom Works, Northern Print and Xsite Design, worked closely with the community and helped with workshops.
Upcoming events include the Food Heroes Tasting Market this Friday and Saturday at Newcastle Civic Centre and Northumberland Street, which includes a food adventure playground where the whole family can have fun learning about food and Extreme Beer – a lively tasting session with award-winning Journal writer Alastair Gilmour on Friday from 5.45pm-6.45pm.