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Valentine’s Day in Newcastle

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February is almost here, which means that for the loved-up couples out there, you haven’t got long left to plan that romantic evening or weekend away to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you want options for the Friday, or you’re planning to get away for a whole weekend, here are some ideas of how to wow your partner.

Dining

Silk Room

The Silk Room is a restaurant and champagne bar in central Newcastle that has been popular with diners in the city for the past 7 years. Silk Room prides itself on providing an ambient dining experience with an enjoyable atmosphere and great food. Ideal for Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is offering a customised menu to go with the champagne bar, which is an ideal spot to for kick off your special night. The bar, upon which the Silk Room has made its name, offers over 25 champagne choices for customers, along with 16 champagne cocktails and a variety of classic and new world wines. Whether you’re after a bar to kick off the evening with a classy drink, or want to enjoy the special restaurant menu, Silk Room is a great place to head to on your big evening.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill

If you’re looking to indulge someone you love this Valentine’s Day, then a table at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill may be exactly what you’re after. Offering a specially designed Valentine’s menu, treat your loved one with three courses of arguably Newcastle’s finest food. Enjoy a starter from a range of options, including scallops and oysters before moving on to a main of seabass, beef or duck. For £50 per person, enjoy some of the best cuisine Newcastle has to offer this Valentine’s Day, and showcase your love through the highest quality of food.

Entertainment

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Theatre Royal

If you’re after a cultural evening of performance, but favour something light hearted, then The Theatre Royal has you covered. Featuring Jason Donovan in a starring role, Pricilla Queen of the Desert is heading to Newcastle over Valentine’s weekend. With a stunning selection of Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes, coupled with a huge number of musical favourites including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’, ‘Hot Stuff’, and ‘Boogie Wonderland’, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more entertaining way of spending your Valentine’s date.

Pleased To Meet You

Once you’ve enjoyed an evening of rich food and feel like you’re bursting at the seams, it’s time to visit one of Newcastle’s coolest bars. Known as the king of all gin bars, head to Pleased To Meet You if you’re a fan of Gordon’s, Bombay or a spirit of a more exotic nature. The vast range of drinks options won’t disappoint, and the relaxed ambiance in the bar will be a fitting end to your special night.

 

If you’re looking to spend the evening, or even the weekend away celebrating Valentine’s Day in Newcastle, make sure you check us out and make a booking for stylish accommodation this coming weekend.

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The Sage Gateshead is a centre for musical education, performance and conferences, located in Gateshead 
It opened in 2004 and occupies a curved glass and stainless steel building, the planning and construction process cost over £70 million, which was raised primarily through National Lottery grants. The Sage Gateshead is also available as a conference venue: for example it hosted the Liberal Democrat Party conference in March 2012.
Wikipedia tells us that the building contains three performance spaces; a 1,700-seater, a 450-seater and a smaller rehearsal and performance hall. The rest of the building was designed around these three spaces to allow for maximum attention to detail in their acoustic properties. Structurally it is three separate buildings, insulated from each other to prevent noise and vibration travelling between them. The gaps between them may be seen as one walks around inside. A special ‘spongy’ concrete mix was used in the construction, with a higher-than-usual air capacity to improve the acoustic. These three buildings are enclosed (but not touched) by the now-famous glass and steel shell.
The building is open to the public throughout the day. Visitors can see rehearsals, soundchecks and workshops in progress. It has five bars, a brasserie, the “Sir Michael Straker Café”, and “The Barbour Room” – a multi-purpose function room which holds around 200 people.


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Baltic Mills
Previously a flour mill on the banks of the town – this imposing building is now a new centre for culture and the arts…
Baltic 39 opened to the public last Friday and now houses a public gallery  32 artists’ studios and a new home for fine art students. The building will bring together opportunities for training, creativity and exhibitions, offering a unique centre of artistic excellence, development and experimentation. 
This exciting venture is a collaboration between funders Newcastle City Council and Arts Council England and new operating partners, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University.
You can find out what’s on here: http://www.balticmill.com

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The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead.
It is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across.
It stands on a hill overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside, and the East Coast Main Line rail route, south of the site of Team Colliery.