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April 2017

Blackfriar’s Restaurant Ladies Lunch & Easter Chocolate Demo!

April 4, 2017
Blackfriars Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Friars Street
Newcastle upon Tyme, NE1 4XN
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Worried how you're going to keep the kids/grandkids/big kids happy this Easter holidays? Well how about learning how to make a delicious, fun, and colourful Easter 'garden' (it'll keep the kids quiet for a little while...) using little more than a microwave, greaseproof paper and the odd spatula and THEN getting a 3 course lunch and fizz from award-winning Blackfriars into the bargain!? Spaces are limited so please click here to book. 11am

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Alnmouth Food Festival

April 9, 2017
Alnmouth Food Festival, Hindmarsh Hall
Alnmouth,
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If you have never been to this fabulous little seaside village then this weekend is the time to do it with it's first Foody Festival! Have a mooch, grab some goodies and then head down to the beach to blow the cobwebs away. 10am-5pm

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Jesmond Food Market

April 15, 2017
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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It's Easter weekend! Come and blow the cobwebs away, nab an Easter treat and take a walk in the beautiful Jesmond Dene. 10am-3pm

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Living North Live Spring Fair

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Living North, Newcastle Racecourse
Gosforth,
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Oh my this is one to kick start the beautiful Spring season. A glorious mash of fantastic goods from interiors to garden furniture to cashmere to gin. And let's not forget chocolate! We'll be in the Food Hall (not the marquee! Ask if you're lost!) and will have some new bars for 2017 to tickle your fancy... Fri/Sat/Sun: 10am-4pm

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North Shields Proper Food Festival

April 29, 2017 - May 1, 2017
North Shields, Northumberland Square + Google Map

This will be a gorgeous bank holiday weekend of fab stalls, music, booze and street food for you to let your hair down, forget about work and soak up the 3 day extravaganza! Sat/Sun/Mon: 10am-5pm

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May 2017

Tynemouth Food Festival

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth + Google Map

The setting for this humdinger of a festival, Tynemouth's very own Priory, is simply breathtaking and the organisers have really pushed the boat out (geddit?) this year. As well as the very best North East and beyond artisan produce, street food and beer tent, there's a magician, Animal Antics, Cramlington Caribbean Crew Steel Band and chef demo's including two from yours truly - 12pm on Sat and 2pm on Sunday. No heckling at the back...Event Tickets are available from the…

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Meet The Artisans – Fenwick Newcastle

May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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The food hall in Fenwick Newcastle is going from strength to strength with a fantastic array of local and luxurious produce to tempt you and North will be there in May to do just that! How about a sneaky taste of our new bars including Yuzu & Roasted Sesame Seeds, a wonderful dark chocolate infused with the slightly bitter Japanese fruit (a mix of lemon and lime) with black sesame seeds to bring out that Asian vibe; our Beetroot & Raspberry - a great…

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South Shields Proper Food Festival

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017
South Shields Proper Food Fest, Bents Park + Google Map

Oh my this is a doozer! One of my favourites set in the delicious Bents Park overlooking the sea - what could be better? Always a hoot with live music, fabulous stalls, street food and a Prosecco bar! Need I say more... Sat, Sun & Mon: 10am-5pm

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June 2017

Morpeth Fair Day

June 11, 2017
Morpeth Fair Day, Bridge Street
Morpeth,
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The beautiful little market town of Morpeth has held it's Fair day for the last 20 years and this is North's first time! A cracking line up with a day planned from morning till evening with entertainment from Vintage Cars, the annual Parade, a fun fair and the best food and drink money can buy! Sun: 10am-4pm

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Whitley Bay Proper Food Festival

June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Whitley Bay, Spanish City Boulevard + Google Map

A gorgeous festival just in time for Father's Day, with great stalls, music, booze and sausages - what more could dad want?!  Set overlooking the beach make sure you bring your buckets and spades... Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm

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Jesmond Food Market

June 17, 2017

The lovely foody market in the heart of Jesmond Dene with some fantastic stalls where you can stock up on goat, sourdough, plants, nab a bit of lunch as you go and then grab some choccy bars for a Saturday night treat! With Father's day on the Sunday my glamorous assistant, Simon, will be on hand to fulfil your every chocolate desire. And he's also a chimney sweep so if you need your flue doing give him the nod... 10am…

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Corbridge Midsummer’s Evening

June 22, 2017
Corbridge Larder, 18 Hill Street
Corbridge,
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This is the 4th Midsummer's Evening event in the beautiful little market town of Corbridge and boy to they know how to party! There will be street food, live music, food and craft stalls and late night shopping including stupendous homeware and gift store, Re and award-winning Forum Books. North is getting in on the act and will also be doing a little Midsummer sampling in the fantabulous Corbridge Larder! See you there! 5pm-8pm

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Chilli Fest North East

June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Chilli Fest North East, Seaton Sluice, opp Gloucester Lodge Farm
Seaton Sluice,
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Now at a bigger and better new venue there's something for everyone, even those who can't stand the heat!  As well as the best chilli treats and food stalls the UK has to offer, there's a fantastic line up of bands including 80s icons Heaven 17, along with The Baghdaddies and Smoove and Turrell and many others. Camping, stand up comedy, cabaret, disco and a special kids zone all add to a humdinger of a festival! Tickets available from the website…

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September 2017

Berwick Food & Beer Festival

September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Berwick, Barracks & Main Guard Parade + Google Map

Gorgeous event organised by Berwick's very own Slow Food Group, this is the festival's 10th birthday in the beautiful setting of the Barracks with a live music and beer tent next door - simply perfect! And to add to the occasion North will be giving a demo on how to make Parmesan & Walnut bark on the Saturday, 1.30pm! Hope to see you there. Fri: BEER ONLY: times tbc, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

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Great North Run Market

September 10, 2017
Great North Run Market, Market Square
South Shields,
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The first of its kind and I'll have my running shoes at the ready in case I feel an urge to join in...Or perhaps I'll just stick to selling chocolate?! With craft and food stalls this is a first for this iconic race so come along, join in the fun and nab a few treats into the bargain! 10-4pm

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Alnwick Food Festival

September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Alnwick Food Festival, Market Place
Alnwick,
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Come and check out the beautiful coastline of Northumberland and stop off to stock up on some of the best produce the region can produce! Lovely event in the heart of what was described as the best town to live in the UK, and we can't disagree! Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm

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Festival of Thrift

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham
Redcar,
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One of the most innovative and fabulous events the North East has to offer and it's FREE! With activities designed for all the family (check out the 2016 videos here), showing you how to save money, be environmentally savvy and live a rich and creative life with demonstrations, stalls, talks & workshops. Parking is £5 per car but it'll be the best money you'll ever spend! Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm

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October 2017

Morpeth Food & Drink Festival

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Morpeth Food Festival, Market place
Morpeth,
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The 5th Annual Morpeth Food & Drink Festival has just got bigger and better and will now be held over two days instead of one! Fantastic events with loads going on in this beautiful little market town, including a demo by moi on Sunday 11am!

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November 2017

Living North Christmas Fair

November 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Living North Xmas Fair Exhibition Park, Exhibition Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
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Living North’s Christmas Fair has a fantastic new venue this year in the heart of the city this year, Newcastle's iconic Exhibition Park, and it's going to be a stormer! With easy access (just get the bus!), the largest marquee in the North East will be showcasing over 250 handpicked exhibitors from North Chocs to fantastic artisan food producers and unique gift retailers. North will also be doing a mini demo showing you how to make easy Christmas choccy gifts - 2pm Saturday! Make…

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Boda Home Christmas Event

November 8, 2017
BodaHome, Whitley Road
Whitley Bay,
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The delightful and delicious Boda Home are hosting their very own Xmas event and North will be there with samples and perhaps a pair of antlers... 5-9pm

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Brocksbushes Christmas Fair

November 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, Northumberland,
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A humdinger of a show with fantastic gifts and, when you're flagging, a tea room with scones and cakes second to none! Thurs to Sat: 10am-4.30pm

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Deli Around The Corner – Xmas Evening

November 16, 2017
Deli Around the Corner, 61 Hotspur Street
Tynemouth,
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The tiny but perfectly formed Deli ATC is hosting its annual Xmas evening and North will be there! It may be a little bit of a squeeze but it'll keep us warm! Fabulous hampers, goodies and Xmas bonhomie! 5-9pm

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The Christmas Fair @ Hexham – Wentworth Centre

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Northumberland,
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Ran by the fabulous Rival Arts this is one of the longest standing Xmas fairs and, best of all, is undercover! So despite the weather you can shop in comfort with some fabulous, unique craft gifts and local food producers. Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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December 2017

Durham Christmas Festival

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham Cathedral
Durham,
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Set in the cloisters of the beautiful Durham Cathedral this is truly a spectacular setting to do your Christmas shopping, enjoy a mulled wine, listen to the choir and simply enjoy the atmosphere. One of North's favourites but word of warning - wrap up well! Friday: 10am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12noon-3pm.

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Hexham Christmas Market

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Hexham Xmas Market, Market Square
Hexham,
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This is always a goodie set in the beautiful market town of Hexham with a choir, over 100 stalls and a beautiful festive atmosphere! It's also North's last fair of the season so head on down and hope to see you there! Fri: 2pm-7pm, Sat: 9am-3pm. 

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February 2018

Wakefield’s Festival of Food & Drink & Rhubarb!

February 23 - February 25
Wakefield’s Rhubarb Festival, Wakefield Market Place & Various
Wakefield, Yorkshire
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North's first event of the season and what a whopper! This annual celebration of Yorkshire's famous and unique pink vegetable sees fantastic artisan produce (often with a rhubarb twist, natch), cookery demos - including Jean-Christophe Novelli, street entertainment and, last but by no means least, Dame Ruby Rhubarb. You have been warned...Make a weekend of it and come say hello!  

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March 2018

Jesmond Food Market

March 17
Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge
Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Spring may have finally sprung and North will be at this fantabulous foodie haven with a host of other producers. There may even be a few Easter treats... 10am-3pm

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Rival Arts Spring Fair – Rheghed Centre

March 24 - March 25
Rival Arts Spring Fair – Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith,
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North's first foray to this stunning grass-roofed Lakeland heritage centre and gallery, set in a former quarry. We will be there along with other artisan food producers, artists and craft and jewellery makers and, with Easter the following weekend, it's your perfect chance to stock up! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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April 2018

Easter Decorate Your Lolly Drop In @ The Sill, Northumberland

April 1
The Sill, Once Brewed
Northumberland,
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If you haven't been to The Sill and its delicious environs then you're missing one of the finest new venues the North East has to offer. A youth hostel, exhibitions, fab cafe and, for Easter Sunday only, North Chocolates!  Come and decorate your very own chocolate lollies with only a smidge of mess and mayhem to get you into the Easter swing of things. Any budding Paul A Young's out there we need to see you... 11am-2pm

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival

April 21 - April 22
Bishop Auckland Market Square, Market Square/Town Hall
Bishop Auckland,
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This is simply one of the busiest and cracking events the North East has to offer with celeb chefs, demos, entertainment and the best locally produced grub up for grabs! This year sees Phil Vickery, Candice from Celeb Bake Off and Coronation Street actor turned cheese Maker Sean Wilson (aka Martin Platt) doing their thang and of course, North Chocolates! Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm

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May 2018

Living North Live Spring Fair 2018

May 11 - May 13
Living North, Newcastle Racecourse
Gosforth,
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Gorgeous three day event with food, interiors, gifts, demos and the odd glass of Prosecco... Wonderfully organised, loads of free parking and a great start to the warmer months. Fri: 10-4pm, Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm (tbc).

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Tynemouth Food & Drink Festival 2018

May 12 - May 13
Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth + Google Map

One of the most scenic settings for a food and drink festival you'll ever come across! Set on the coast in the town's Priory grounds this is a weekend of fabulous food and street stalls, entertainment and a chance to look out to sea and dream a little - whilst having a pint and quaffing your Souvlaki. Sat: 10-6pm, Sun: 10-5pm

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South Shields Proper Food & Drink Festival

May 25 - May 27
South Shields Proper Food Fest, Bents Park + Google Map

Get your bank holiday off with a cracking start with one of the most established food & drink festivals in the region! Great selection of food and drink producers, live entertainment and a stupendous setting in Bents Park overlooking the coast. Fri/Sat/Sun: 10-5pm

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June 2018

Fenwick Sampling Day

June 30
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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We're delighted to launch our new Icon & Innovation range as part of the Great North Exhibition and the bars are exclusively at Fenwick, Newcastle until 16th July. We'll be sampling them (and praying you like 'em...) along with our classic bars. We've five new flavours including our new Tyne Bridge Single Origin from Columbia - a whopping 45% Milk this is a really great bar for those who like things simple but classic or how 'bout a deep, dark…

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July 2018

Fenwick Sampling Day

July 7
Fenwick – Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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We're delighted to launch our new Icon & Innovation range as part of the Great North Exhibition and the bars are exclusively at Fenwick, Newcastle until 16th July. We'll be sampling them (and praying you like 'em...) along with our classic bars. We've five new flavours including including Lindisfarne with notes of honey (inspired by Lindisfarne Mead), a dark 70% Earl Grey featuring a delicious blend from Newcastle's Estate Tea Company and The Rocket - 70% with popping candy and citrus…

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Pontefract Liquorice Festival 2018

July 8
Pontefract Liquorice Festival, Town Centre
Pontefract,
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This is our first foray to Pontefract and we've been frantically making our award-winning Liquorice & Blackcurrant bar for those who love the black stuff! Great local producers, tonnes of things to do and even a huge cinema at Pontefract Castle! 10am-4pm

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Saltburn Food Festival 2018

July 29
Saltburn Food Festival, Milton Street
Saltburn, Redcar
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This is a mini cracker in the beautiful town of Saltburn and described by The Sunday Times as just one of the reasons Saltburn is “one of the best places to live in the UK.” Northern produced food, drink and crafts are in abundance with loads going on and right by the sea! Make sure you bring your spade and pail... 10am-6pm

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August 2018

Food Lovers’ Friday

August 31
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, NE43 7UB
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North will be doing a little sample session at Brocksbushes this, ahem, Friday (the clue is in the title...) with an array of their local suppliers. We'd be delighted to see you! #shoplocal! 11am-3pm

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September 2018

Berwick Food & Beer Festival 2018

September 1 - September 2
Berwick, Barracks & Main Guard Parade + Google Map

This is such a brilliant little town with it's own film festival and this weekend's its annual SlowFood & Beer festival which is an absolute cracker. Set in the Barracks, treat yourself to a wander around the town (great little indy shops), a mooch over the ramparts and then come and imbibe the good stuff! Fabulous foody stalls, demos, a beer tent, street grub and live music! Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 10-4pm (t.b.c)  

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Festival of Thrift

September 22 - September 23
Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham
Redcar,
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Oh my the Festival of Thrift literally goes from strength to strength flexing its creative muscles even further every year. Sustainable living is at the festival's heart with workshops (ceramics, bread and blacksmithing to name but a few), a joyous outdoor performance celebrating women & cycling & fashion - Blazing Saddles natch - amazing stalls and entertainment, an Oxglam fashion show and oh,  just too much to mention here! Check out their website below and make a weekend of it! Sat…

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Alnwick Food Festival

September 22 - September 23
Alnwick Food Festival, Market Place
Alnwick,
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The glorious market town of Alnwick is hosting its best ever Food Festival which is always a pleasure to attend. With live music, kids' entertainment and the best North East producers showing and selling their wares it's an absolute stormer! Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

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October 2018

Morpeth Food Festival

October 6 - October 7
Morpeth Food Festival, Market place
Morpeth,
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With a fabulous event map by local artist Sarah Farooqi, Morpeth's 6th annual event is getting bigger and better! Amazing produce, a foody trail, tonnes of entertainment and chef demonstrations including one by your's truly! 11am Sunday if you're interested... Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

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November 2018

Living North Xmas Fair

November 1 - November 4
Living North Kingston Park, Kingston Park Stadium
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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This is simply the start of Xmas for us. Set in a brand new venue at Kingston Park Stadium, home of rugby and the Newcastle Falcons, there's tonnes of parking, easy access and best of all the best shopping experience for all you Xmas lovers! Nab a prosecco, peruse the amazing interiors, gifts, clothes and food and be smug in the knowledge that you've been organised at the same time! Tickets available from Living North's website below.   Thurs-Sat: 10am-5pm,…

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Brocksbushes Xmas Fair

November 8 - November 11
Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield, NE43 7UB
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It's a biggie! Amazing shopping, all under cover, loads of parking and moi! Thurs-Sun: 10am-4.30pm

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Rival Arts Xmas Fair @ Durham

November 10 - November 11
Rival Arts New College Durham, New College Durham
Durham,
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Set in New College Durham this is North's first outing to this well established and much loved event. From jewellery, paintings, ceramics and, of course, Xmas food and drink nab a mulled wine, grab your mittens and enjoy! Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm 

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Rival Arts Xmas @ Wentworth Centre, Hexham

November 24 - November 25
Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
Northumberland,
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In the warmth of the central Wentworth Centre this is a lovely xmas events with arts & crafts, food and booze and ace to find some unique Xmas pressies. Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

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Durham Xmas Festival

November 30 - December 2
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham Cathedral
Durham,
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Set in the stunning cloisters of Durham Cathedral this is one of our favourites - freezing cold but what a venue! With choirs, crafts, art in the  Palace Green marquee and in the cloisters amazing local producers where you'll find us! Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12.30pm to 4.30pm

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December 2018

Christmas in Corbridge Xmas Evening

December 3
Corbridge Larder, 18 Hill Street
Corbridge,
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This stunning little town with some phenomenal shops, including Re Homeware, Forum Books and Corbridge Larder will be celebrating the festive season with carols, stalls, music and even Santa will be making an appearance! North, along with other fab producers, will be hosting a sample session at the Larder and hope to see you there! 5-8pm

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Hexham Christmas Fair

December 7 - December 8
Hexham Xmas Market, Market Square
Hexham,
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The last Xmas event of the season for North so roll up, roll up! We love this one set in the heart of Hexham next to the wonderful abbey with singing, mulled wine, loads of stalls and a fabulous atmosphere! Wrap up warm! Fri: 2pm-8pm, Sat: 9am-3pm

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Brocksbushes Xmas Producer Weekend

December 8 - December 9
Brocksbushes Farm & Tea Shop, Styford Roundabout
Stocksfield , NE43 7UB
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The bonkers and delicious Brocksbushes will have some of their top suppliers giving you a little taste of Xmas at their Producer weekend and North will be there on the Sunday with a few of our own festive delights! Sunday: 11am-3pm.

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