Airsteam Sessions return to Ouseburn Festival 2014

To join in the conversation about future development in the Lower Ouseburn Valley, come along to the public consultation at the Ouseburn Festival on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July. We will be there in an antique Airstream Caravan parked on Malmo Quay, opposite Toffee Factory and next to Mariners Wharf, Quayside, NE1 2BJ.

About the festival

A feast of vibrant arts, food and family fun is promised at this year’s Ouseburn Festival, which takes place in Newcastle’s creative and cultural quarter during the weekend of July 5 and 6.

The NarcFest, bringing together local bands and comedy at venues throughout the Ouseburn Valley, will be the highlight on Saturday. Visitors will also be able to enjoy sport, walks and find out about the regeneration work currently happening in this historic area of the city.

Sunday is the family day, which features a local food festival, arts and crafts and plenty of fun, including a rubber duck race and a children’s costumed parade to close the event.

There will be a chance for visitors to igloo’s Airstream to find out more about The Malings and the upcoming developments at Lower Steenbergs Yard and at Malmo Quay itself, the gateway to Ouseburn. Igloo is also sponsoring the Airstream Sessions, this year on Malmo Quay. The sessions are: Saturday 2pm: Jack Fallows (Sleepwalk, Skull Puppies): 3pm Suntrapp, 4pm Meghann Clancy. Sunday 11.30am Effie, 12.30pm Alex Dobson and 1.30pm Samuel Thomas

Most events during the Ouseburn Festival are free. Visitors are being encouraged to join in the green ethos of the area by coming on foot or cycle.

Festival activities include:


11am-3pm  – Family fun activities – bouncy castle, face painting, games

11am-3pm – Byker Bridge – children’s sticker at workshops

2pm-4pm – Hotspur School summer fair

2pm – Free walk starting at the Tyne Bar – book through Ouseburn Trust 0191 261 6596

10am-4pm – Northern Print 2014 international print awards exhibition

1pm-5pm – Team sport challenge. Contact [email protected] to take part.

7.30pm-11pm – Narcfest 14. Music and comedy at the Cluny, Cumberland Arms, The Tyne Bar, Cluny 2, Star and Shadow Cinema, Tanners Arms and the Free Trade.


12 noon – Festival parade. Start at the Cycle Hub and winds through the valley.

12 noon – The Cluny’s rubber duck race

1pm – Fun and acting for children at McPhee’s Yard

2pm – Guided walk starting at Arch 6, Stepney Bank.

12.30pm – Live music stage in front of Ouseburn Farm.

11am-4pm – Festival Feast on Malmo Quay. 20 stalls of food and drink, music and picnic spots.

11am-4pm – Test bike skills at the Cycle Hub’s track. 6-15 year olds. Bring your own bike.

10am – Craft, food and plants market and children’s rides at McPhee’s Yard

4pm-late – Cumberland Reel – live music on the terrace of the Cumberland Arms

We hope to see you down there and to keep updated on future consultation events please join our mailing list

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