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Chinese New Year

Newcastle's Chinatown is turned into a carnival of colour and noise; festivities culminate with an impressive fireworks display.

Date: 05 February 2019 - 05 February 2019
Venue: Stowell Street.
Cost:

Free.


Newcastle Mela

An Asian art, drama and music festival, based around Punjabi, Pakistani, Bengali and Hindi and other South Asian cultures, offering different music, art and food in the heart of Newcastle. With a line-up including the hottest contemporary Asian acts as well as traditional displays of music and dance it's an event which appeals to all ages and races.

Date: 25 August 2019 - 26 August 2019
Venue: Exhibition Park.
Website: http://www.newcastlemela.co.uk
Cost:

Free.


Great North Run

Over 50,000 runners take part in the biggest half-marathon in the world starting just outside the city centre and finishing by the coast. The atmosphere is electric and the route, comprised of flats and gradients, is great training for budding athletes keen to accomplish their first race or a personal best. Although the race is probably saturated with runners, it gets bigger every year.

Date: 08 September 2019 - 08 September 2019
Venue: Throughout the region.
Website: http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival

An exciting programme of internationally known artists from the world jazz music scene.

Date: 01 November 2019 - 03 November 2019
Venue: Village Newcastle Hotel, Cobalt Business Park
Website: http://www.whitleybayjazzfest.org

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Grey Street Hotel

Situated inside a Grade II listed building, this wonderful boutique hotel offers suitably classy accommodation with high ceilings, elegant Georgian bedrooms and triple-glazed windows. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, plasma TVs, DVD and CD players and beds worth spending time in. Its onsite restaurant, The Living Room, is rather good too.

Express by Holiday Inn

Slap bang in the middle of town, and with the Holiday Inn stamp of familiarity, this modern 3-star hotel features 130 comfortable bedrooms with flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. It underwent a beautifying refurbishment in 2015 and also has a fully licensed bar. Breakfast included.

Roomzzz

This stylish apartment hotel with colourful boutique-style furnishings is set within a handsome Victorian mansion. Handy options include cosy studios sleeping two and Maxima suites for four, both with ample kitchen facilities and lounge areas with HD TVs. Splurge on a spacious Penthouse Suite with mezzanine and fine city views.

Hotel du Vin

The former home of the Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company has been converted into a 42-room property offering monsoon-style showers plasma TVs and breathtaking river views. It also has a very decent onsite bistro Bistro du Vin as well as the delightful Bubble Bar and an outstanding wine cellar.

Jesmond Dene House

This indulgent boutique hotel occupies a striking 19th-century mansion, surrounded by leafy woodland. From the underfloor heating in the bathrooms to the exquisitely designed rooms, every last detail has been considered to retain the charm and atmosphere of a manor house. There are 40 rooms, all of them sleek, spacious and modern, plus an award-winning restaurant and expansive gardens.

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

The huge 254-room Hilton enjoys a superb riverside location 10 minutes from the city centre and close to the Baltic, the Sage Gateshead and the Millennium Bridge. Facilities at the hotel include a gym, swimming pool, spa and sauna, but the real draw is the stunning panoramic views of the quayside area. Excellent value off-season.