Your blog guide to NewcastleGateshead

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Rachel Kershaw

I'm a proud ambassador for all that's great about Geordieland and love sharing the best of what NewcastleGateshead has to offer. I may not be a Geordie born and bred but I've lived here for a over a decade and am proud to call this fabulous region my home!

12 Experiences to Try In and Around Newcastle in 2019

With nearly five year’s worth of blogging about Newcastle under my belt, you could assume that I’ve tried just about everything there is to experience in this fine city and the surrounding areas, but you’d be wrong! There are so...

A Christmas Carol at Northern Stage

*Ad There’s something very special about seeing a theatrical performance at Northern Stage in Newcastle… it’s a modern theatre nestled in the historical grounds of Newcastle University and the listings are always full of imaginative and engaging productions from...

Eight Festive Experiences to Enjoy in NewcastleGateshead this Winter

The dark nights have crept in, the temperature has plummeted and the festive season is well and truly in full swing across the North East. Despite not being able to leave the house without a brolly and my big coat I...

Pages of the Sea – First World War Remembrance Events in the North East

*Ad – Sponsored Post Armistice day is always poignant and special, I can’t walk past ‘The Response’ war memorial in front of Newcastle’s Civic Centre around the 11th November without feeling a lump in my throat. This year, Remembrance Day will...

24 Hours in Durham with Hotel Indigo

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*Collaboration (This post features a review of Hotel Indigo and MPW where we stayed and dined on a complimentary basis) The historic city of Durham attracts millions of visitors from all over the world each year, but luckily for James and...

Five Places to Eat for Less than a Fiver in Newcastle

I set myself a challenge to write this blog post because, let’s face it, we don’t always have the money or the desire to dine at fancy pants restaurants. Sometimes, a quick but delicious bite to eat on a...

5 Things I Learnt From The Great Exhibition of the North

On Sunday 9th September we said a fond farewell to The Great Exhibition of the North, the jam packed summer programme of events that shone a light on Northern achievements in art, design and innovation. Along with millions of others, I...

An Evening at Nova Seafood Restaurant and Grill in Newcastle

*Gifted When I was a little girl I would enter the supermarket in the most dramatic fashion, with my eyes closed, my hands over my nose, and pretending to gag, all because we had to walk past was the...