Juice is regarded as one of the best festivals for children in the UK and it takes place right here in NewcastleGateshead during October half term (Friday 25 October – Sunday 03 November 2013). So I thought I would share with you some of the exciting events that are lined up over the ten fun-filled days…
Just Jam International at Dance City – Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October
Some of the best b-boys and b-girls from across Europe and beyond will be battle it out at the Just Jam one-on-one battle! BirdGang, Ill Abilities and Ghost Crew will also be sharing their breakdancing skills in a series of special workshops so make sure you bring your dancing shoes!
ZigZag ZigZag at St. Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead – Mon 28 till Weds 30 October
Inspired by David Grossman’s much-loved story, The Zig Zag Kid, this live theatre production tells the story of 12-year-old boys Nono and Chaim and their magical adventures which see their lives change forever.
Juice Art Jam III at the CoMusica Arches (behind Sage Gateshead) – Saturday 26 October
Top names in the UK Urban Art Scene once again descend on NewcastleGateshead for another day of inspiring graffiti artwork. As well as the chance to leave your mark, there’s also the opportunity to try your hand at clothing customisation and learn new drawing skills from Bristol-based artist, Andy Council.
A Spooky Night at the Museum at Discovery Museum – Thursday 31 October
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a museum after it closes at night? Now’s your chance as Discovery Museum hosts a night of Halloween adventure on Thursday 31 October, including a spooky circus, ghostly trails and lots more fun activities for all the family.
Juice Festival Finale Parade starting at Baltic Square – Sunday 3 November
It’s not often you get the chance to parade along the quayside in your onesie and be told a pre-bedtime story by special puppet creations from Unfolding Theatre! That’s what the spectacular Juice Festival Finale Parade offers along with live music from Sage Gateshead’s young musicians. Don’t miss it!
Juice is developed and produced by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) as part of its festivals and events programme and they kindly provided all the photos used in this blog post. Some of the events will require pre-booking see see the Juice Website for full details.
The 2013 festival is sponsored by Port of Tyne.
By Rachel Kershaw